MSU faculty Senate to vote tomorrow on no confidence in Board of Trustees

Feb 12, 2018


Michigan State University’s Faculty Senate will hold a no confidence vote in the school’s Board of Trustees tomorrow.

The vote is, in part, the result of the Board’s appointment of former governor John Engler.

Michigan State University senior Alondra Alvizo says she hopes the faculty votes in favor of asking the board to resign.

“Although it’s mostly a symbolic vote, I think it very accurately represents our community at this point.”

MSU has been in an upheaval lately. That’s because of allegations against the school’s handling of sexual assault cases following the sentencing of former MSU doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting patients.

The senate decided to hold the vote after a majority of the school’s faculty voted in favor of the Senate holding the vote. If it passes, the senate will ask the Board of Trustees to step down.