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Faculty And Students March On MSU Campus – Demand Engler, Others Resign

Feb 7, 2018

Michigan State University South Campus Skyline
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Students and faculty continue to pressure on Michigan State University officials to resign.  A march was organized by members of the College of Education and School of Social Work.


Surrounded by trees covered in teal tulle – the color of sexual assault survivors – marchers called on top officials to resign.  They’re frustrated with how the school handles sexual assault complaints.  

As MSU tries to right itself in the wake of disgraced former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar’s conviction for sexual assault, students and faculty feel the administration isn’t listening to them. 

Laura Mortensen is a junior.

“I don’t feel like they actually care.  They’re trying to make themselves look good, they’re trying to sound sympathetic.  Personally I’m not buying it.”

The school’s faculty senate will take a vote of no confidence in the Board of Trustees next week.  If it passes, they will call on the board to step down.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org