Breslin Student Events Center
The Jack Breslin Student Events Center is a multi-purpose arena at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. The arena opened in 1989, is named for Jack Breslin, MSU alumnus, former athlete and administrator, who first began pushing for the arena in 1969, it is home to women's basketball teams. Although it nominally contains 16,280 seats, the arena holds around 10,000 for most events depending on the floor or stage setup; the Breslin Center superseded Jenison Fieldhouse. The arena's previous basketball court was the same floor where the Spartans won the 2000 NCAA Men's Tournament, at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis; the school purchased the floor from the NCAA and Final Four floor installer Horner Flooring after the title game, had a plaque installed on the baseline near the Michigan State tunnel to commemorate the floor's purpose in the school's history. They updated their court before the 2016-2017 season that has a two-toned finish inside the arcs and a large Spartan Head in the middle.
The building not only serves as the home to MSU sports teams, but as the main large performance arena for the Lansing area. The Michigan State Bar Examination, large concerts, monster truck rallies, circuses that travel to Mid Michigan are held at the Breslin Center. With a large arena, it is Lansing's WWE venue. Many events for Michigan State are held here, including a plethora of career fairs and many Greek Life events; the arena underwent a $50 million renovation starting in January 2016 that went until October 2017. This renovation changed many things about the Breslin, but the most notable was the addition of the Tom Izzo Basketball Hall of History; this addition includes both men's and women's basketball trophies throughout the years, along with tributes to notable former players, previous jerseys, a wax figure of Tom Izzo. Another notable addition, donated by Draymond Green, was a new weight room for the players. Other things included in the renovation were a locker room for former players, a players lounge, a recruiting room.
The concourse was widened, improvements were made to the restrooms and concession stands for the benefit of the fans. Quicken Loans founder, Dan Gilbert, donated $15 million to a scholarship fund, they named the outside of the Hall of History the Gilbert Pavilion in his honor. 1997 - A color replay board above center court is added, dubbed SpartanVision. 2001 - An expansion adds two, 8,000-square-foot auxiliary gyms and office space. 2005 - A large black drop curtain to close off the upper deck in efforts to make smaller events "less empty" is added. 2006 - The scrolling advertisements are replaced at the score's table with TV screens. 2007 - The home team locker rooms are renovated and the ceilings raised as players on both the men's and women's teams are approaching 7'. 2010 - The basketball floor was repainted to adapt to the new shade of green and the new appearance of MSU Athletics. 2011 - A larger, HD overhead scoreboard and LED rings around the lower concourse are added. 2012 - The basketball floor was repainted again with a larger logo at center court, replacement of MSU logos with a Big Ten logo at the free throw lines, removal of brighter wood inside the three-point line.
2016 - The basketball floor was repainted again, keeping the large Spartan logo in the center of the court and adding a two-tone design with darker colored wood for the area inside the three-point line and a single random stripe outside the visitors 3 point line on the right. 2017 - $50 million renovation which added the Tom Izzo Hall of History, a new weight room, a former players locker room, a players lounge, a recruiting room, widened the concourse, updated the restrooms and concession stands. Musical Groups Individual musical performers Comedians Dave Chappelle Jeff Dunham Will Ferrell Kevin Hart Larry the Cable Guy Jay Leno Conan O'Brien Ron WhiteOther Cirque du Soleil Capital City Comic Con The Harlem Globetrotters Sesame Street Live Stars on Ice Thunder Nationals World Wrestling Entertainment Winter Jam Order of the Arrow, National Order of the Arrow Conference Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, State of Michigan Democratic Convention} List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas Breslin Center official website Breslin Center official Facebook Breslin Center official Twitter
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is an academic division of Michigan State University, grants the Doctor of Medicine degree. CHM was founded in 1964 as the first community-integrated medical school, has a program that emphasizes patient-centered care and a biopsychosocial approach to caring for patients. Required courses at the college reinforce the importance of ethics and professionalism in medicine. In 2013, U. S. News & World Report ranked the college 51st for primary care; the college was ranked for family medicine and rural medicine. More than 4,000 M. D.s have graduated from the College. Pre-clinical campuses are located on MSU's main campus in East Lansing, Michigan and in downtown Grand Rapids, while the clinical rotations are at seven community campuses located throughout Michigan. From 1959–61, several reports demonstrated the need for a third medical school in Michigan focused on serving the state's population through direct involvement in community health care.
In 1961, the Michigan State Board of Trustees decided to begin a two-year medical program at Michigan State University. Several grants aided the development of the program. Michigan State University appointed Andrew D. Hunt, MD as the first dean of the College of Human Medicine in 1964; the College of Human Medicine began training pre-clinical medical students in the fall of 1966 and the fall of 1967. After their preclinical training, these students needed to transfer to other medical schools to finish the final two years of their medical school education. In 1967, the College of Human Medicine was approved for a four-year degree program; the first MDs graduated in 1972. In 2006, Marsha D. Rappley, M. D. became the first graduate of the College of Human Medicine to become dean of the medical school. In August 2007, enrollment increased from 106 first-year students to 156 students. In October 2007, MSU Board of Trustees voted to approve a $90 million project to build a new educational facility in downtown Grand Rapids.
The construction was supported with private funds, including $55 million from Spectrum Health and $5 million from Richard DeVos. MSU alumnus and philanthropist Peter F. Secchia is the namesake for the facility, following his $10 million donation to the university. In September 2010, the college's headquarters moved from Fee Hall in East Lansing to the newly built Secchia Center in Grand Rapids; the college's administration maintain offices at both the East Grand Rapids campuses. In June 2015, MSU announced plans to build an $88 million research complex, Grand Rapids Research Center, near the Secchia Center in downtown Grand Rapids; the center opened in September 2017. In 2015, Marsha Rappley stepped down as Dean of the College, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Aron Sousa, M. D. became interim dean. On October 1, 2016, the College of Human Medicine welcomed its new dean, Norman Beauchamp, Jr. MD, the second graduate of the college to serve as dean. Clinical practice, graduate medical education, research takes place across seven campuses located throughout Michigan Flint, Grand Rapids, Midland, Southeast Michigan and Traverse City.
The college had a Saginaw campus, but, transitioned to the Central Michigan University College of Medicine in 2011. The campus in Kalamazoo, was transitioned to Western Michigan University in 2014. Students are assigned to one of the campuses for their third and fourth years, rather than a specific hospital; the campus administration places students at hospitals within the campus. After submitting a request, clinical students are able to take a clerkship at a campus other than their assigned campus. Students may fulfill clerkship electives outside of the MSU system only in their fourth year; the Grand Rapids campus serves as both a clinical campus. Spectrum Butterworth Hospital Saint Mary's Health Care Spectrum Blodgett Hospital The Flint campus utilizes three area hospitals. Genesys Regional Medical Center Hurley Medical Center McLaren Regional Medical Center Adjacent to the pre-clinical campus in East Lansing, the Lansing campus provides clerkship training at area hospitals. Pre-clinical students have educational experiences at Sparrow Hospital.
McLaren–Greater Lansing Hospital Sparrow Hospital The Upper Peninsula campus, based in Marquette, provides an environment for training physicians in rural medicine. The campus is operated in collaboration with the Upper Peninsula Health Education Corporation. Marquette General Hospital The Midland Regional Campus is based in Midland, but students at this campus have clerkships in hospitals in Saginaw, Alma and Gladwin; this campus was known as the Saginaw campus, but the headquarters moved to Midland as of July 2011. MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare Gratiot Medical Center Covenant Medical Center St. Mary's of Michigan Medical Center Munson Medical Center Ascension Providence Southfield Ascension Providence Novi The College of Human Medicine sponsors or is affiliated with 59 graduate medical education programs and 872 residents, including the following programs. In the Lansing area, MSU collaborates with area hospitals through Inc..
In the Grand Rapids area, MSU programs are affiliated with the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. MSU/Flint Area Medical Education partners with MSU CHM in the Flint area. Affiliated fellowship programs include: Cardiology Child and adolescent psychiatry Endocrinology Geriatrics Hematology/oncology Infectious disease Interventional cardiology Neonatology Surgical Critical Care Mona Hann
Michigan State University
Michigan State University is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan. MSU was founded in 1855 and served as a model for land-grant universities created under the Morrill Act of 1862; the university was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, one of the country's first institutions of higher education to teach scientific agriculture. After the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is one of the largest universities in the United States and has 563,000 living alumni worldwide. U. S. News & World Report ranks many of its graduate programs among the best in the nation, including African history, criminology and organizational psychology, educational psychology and secondary education, osteopathic medicine, human medicine, nuclear physics, rehabilitation counseling, supply chain/logistics, veterinary medicine. MSU pioneered the studies of packaging, hospitality business, supply chain management, communication sciences.
Michigan State is a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of 62 leading research universities in North America. The university's campus houses the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, the Abrams Planetarium, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, the country's largest residence hall system; the Michigan State Spartans compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. Michigan State Spartans football won the Rose Bowl Game in 1954, 1956, 1988 and 2014, a total of six national championships. Spartans men's basketball won the NCAA National Championship in 1979 and 2000 and has attained the Final Four eight times since the 1998–1999 season, including in 2019 with a victory over Duke. Spartans ice hockey won NCAA national titles in 1966, 1986 and 2007; the Michigan Constitution of 1850 called for the creation of an "agricultural school," though it was not until February 12, 1855, that Michigan Governor Kinsley S. Bingham signed a bill establishing the United States' first agriculture college, the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan.
Classes began on May 13, 1857, with three buildings, five faculty members, 63 male students. The first president, Joseph R. Williams, designed a curriculum that required more scientific study than any undergraduate institution of the era, it balanced science, liberal arts, practical training. The curriculum excluded Latin and Greek studies since most applicants did not study any classical languages in their rural high schools. However, it did require three hours of daily manual labor, which kept costs down for both the students and the College. Despite Williams' innovations and his defense of education for the masses, the State Board of Education saw Williams' curriculum as elitist, they reduced the curriculum to a two-year vocational program. In 1860, Williams became acting lieutenant governor and helped pass the Reorganization Act of 1861; this gave the college the power to grant master's degrees. Under the act, a newly created body, known as the State Board of Agriculture, took over from the State Board of Education in running the institution.
The college changed its name to State Agricultural College, its first class graduated in the same year. As the Civil War had begun, there was no time for an elaborate graduation ceremony; the first alumni enlisted to the Union Army. Williams died, the following year, Abraham Lincoln signed the First Morrill Act of 1862 to support similar colleges, making the Michigan school a national model. Shortly thereafter, on March 18, 1863, the state designated the college its land-grant institution making Michigan State University one of the nation's first land-grant college; the college first admitted women in 1870, although at that time there were no female residence halls. The few women who enrolled boarded with faculty families or made the arduous stagecoach trek from Lansing. From the early days, female students took the same rigorous scientific agriculture courses as male students. In 1896, the faculty created a "Women Course" that melded a home economics curriculum with liberal arts and sciences.
That same year, the College turned the Abbot Hall male dorm into a women's dormitory. It was not until 1899 that the State Agricultural College admitted its first African American student, William O. Thompson. After graduation, he taught at. President Jonathan L. Snyder invited its president Booker T. Washington to be the Class of 1900 commencement speaker. A few years Myrtle Craig became the first woman African-American student to enroll at the College. Along with the Class of 1907, she received her degree from U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt, commencement speaker for the Semi-Centennial celebration; the City of East Lansing was incorporated the same year, two years the college changed its name to Michigan Agricultural College. During the early 20th century, M. A. C. Expanded its curriculum well beyond agriculture. By 1925 it had expanded enough it changed its name to Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. In 1941, the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, John A. Hannah, became president of the College.
After World War II, he began the largest expansion in the institution's history, with the help of the 1945 G. I. Bill, which helped World War II veterans gain college educations. One of Hannah's strategies was to build a new dormitory building, enroll enough students to fill it, use the income to start construction on a new dormitory. Under his plan, enrollment increased fr
East Lansing, Michigan
East Lansing is a city in the U. S. state of Michigan directly east of Lansing, the state capital. Most of the city is with the rest in Clinton County; the population was 48,579 at the 2010 census, an increase from 46,420 in 2000. It is best known as the home of Michigan State University, it is part of the Lansing–East Lansing metropolitan area. East Lansing was an important junction of two major Native American groups: Fox. By 1850, the Lansing and Howell Plank Road Company was established to connect a toll road to the Detroit and Howell Plank Road, improving travel between Detroit and Lansing, which cut right through what is now East Lansing; the toll road was finished in 1853, included seven toll houses between Lansing and Howell. Michigan State University was founded in 1855 and established in what is now East Lansing in 1857. For the first four decades, the students and faculty lived entirely on the college campus. A few commuted from Lansing, that number increased when a streetcar line was built in the 1890s, but there were few places to live in the then-rural area surrounding the campus.
That started to change in 1887, when professors William J. Beal and Rolla C. Carpenter created Collegeville, along what is now Harrison Road and Center and Beal Streets, north of Michigan Avenue. Few faculty were attracted to the location, the first residents were "teamsters and laborers". In 1898, the College Delta subdivision had the support of the college itself, which provided utilities, several professors built homes there. Other subdivisions followed. At that time, the post office address was "Agricultural College, Michigan." A school district encompassing the nascent community was created in 1900. In 1907, incorporation as a city was proposed under the name "College Park"; the first seven mayors, starting with Clinton D. Smith in 1907 and Warren Babcock in 1908, were professors or employees of the college; the city charter in 1907 prohibited the possession, sale, or consumption of alcoholic beverages, East Lansing was a "dry" city until voters modified the charter provision in 1968. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.67 square miles, of which 13.59 square miles is land and 0.08 square miles is water.
Since 1998, East Lansing has expanded its borders through the use of 425 Agreements. The city is in three 425 Agreements with Bath Township, DeWitt Township, Meridian Township, has added thousands of acres of land to its border. East Lansing and DeWitt Township entered into two 425s in 1998 and 2001, which involved nearly 1,200 acres of land; the agreement stipulates that East Lansing gains full control of the land after 33 years. East Lansing and Bath Township entered into a 425 Agreement in June 2002 involving 1,056 acres of land; the agreement stipulates. East Lansing and Meridian Township entered into a 425 in November 2002 involving 101 acres of land; the agreement stipulates that the Meridian Township residents get to decide the fate of the land after 100 years. The city has made use of annexation of surrounding township lands in recent years, it annexed the 66.5 acres of the Four Winds Golf Course in Meridian Township in 2001, another 6 acres of the township in 2006. The city annexed from DeWitt Township the land, the East Lansing Soccer Complex.
The city's downtown area is centered around Grand River Avenue, a wide, tree-lined boulevard that evolved out of the 19th-century plank road that connected Lansing to Detroit. Grand River Avenue and Michigan Avenue serves as a dividing line between the Michigan State University campus and the rest of the city; the street is lined with many college-oriented businesses, such as bars, tanning salons, coffee shops, head shops and bookstores. North of downtown are predominantly student neighborhoods. Further north is the residential part of the city. In the northernmost tier of the city are several new housing subdivisions and student-oriented apartment complexes; these new developments are far from the university, but their lower property tax rates allow them to offer students more amenities. East Lansing has more than 25 neighborhoods, many of which have neighborhood associations that sponsor social events, attend to neighborhood issues, advocate for neighborhood interests in meetings of the City Council and city commissions.
A section of the city has been designated a Historic District, a Historic District Commission has been established by the City Council. In addition, many landmark structures in the older neighborhoods have been identified within a Landmark Structures Historic District of the Historic Preservation Code. Neighborhoods with Wikipedia pages include Tamarisk; as of the census of 2010, there were 48,579 people, 14,774 households, 4,811 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,574.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 15,787 housing units at an average density of 1,161.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 78.4% White, 10.6% Asian, 6.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.0% from other races, 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population. There were 14,774 households of which 13.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife presen
Michigan State Spartans men's ice hockey
The Michigan State Spartans men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team that represents Michigan State University. The team plays at the Munn Ice Arena in Michigan, on the MSU campus; the current head coach is Danton Cole, who took over coaching duties on April 11, 2017, after Tom Anastos resigned. Michigan State competes in the Big Ten Conference; the MSU ice hockey program has seven CCHA regular season championships and 11 CCHA Tournament titles. MSU has won 12 Great Lakes Invitational titles; the Spartans have been in the NCAA tournament 23 times, with nine Frozen Four appearances and three national titles. On April 7, 2007, the Michigan State Spartans won their third National Championship by beating Boston College 3-1, their traditional rival is Michigan and the teams have played an annual game in Detroit since 1990. Starting at the Joe Louis Arena, the game has since moved to Little Caesars Arena in 2018; the Spartan Ice Hockey program traces its roots back to the first informal varsity team that began in 1922 playing an independent NCAA Division I schedule.
On January 11, 1922, Michigan State played its first intercollegiate hockey game, a 1-5 loss to Michigan. Home games during the first season were played on the frozen Red Cedar River on MSU's campus. Michigan State finished 0-3 in the 1922 season and picked up its first win during the second season on February 11, 1923, 6-1 over the Lansing Independents; the team returned for the 1924-25 season. The 1924-25 season marked the first time the program had a head coach, John Kobs, who coached the Michigan State Spartans baseball team. Kobs' tenure at Michigan State lasted six season. During which time the team compiled a record of 8-18-1. Harold Paulsen was hired as the varsity ice hockey coach at Michigan State on August 1, 1948 following the suspension of the hockey programs during the years of the Great Depression and World War II. Before recruiting or coaching, Paulsen oversaw the renovation of Demonstration Hall into an indoor rink with artificial ice-making capabilities. On January 12, 1950, MSU played its first game since 1930, losing to Michigan Tech 6-2.
Paulsen struggled through his first two years at Michigan State with a 6-25 record. MSU athletic director Ralph Young felt the hockey program's progress was inadequate and Paulsen resigned. Following the 1951 season, Amo Bessone accepted the head coaching position at Michigan State University. Bessone would remain at MSU for the next 28 years; when Bessone arrived at Michigan State, the ice hockey program was beginning its third full season after being reinstated. That same season, in 1951-52, the Spartans joined Colorado College, Michigan, Michigan Tech and North Dakota as founding members of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey League. Amo Bessone won his first collegiate hockey game as head coach on November 29, 1951, when the Spartans defeated Ontario Agricultural College 8-2; the Spartans struggled with six losing seasons before Bessone turned things around in his seventh season as coach. In 1957-58, Michigan State enjoyed its first winning season; the following season, Bessone guided MSU to a Big Ten championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament.
The tournament was MSU's first NCAA tournament appearance. The Spartans defeated Boston College 4-3 in the semifinals and advanced to the schools's first championship appearance; the Spartans lost the 1959 national championship game in overtime 3-4 to North Dakota. MSU finishes the season 17-6-1. Michigan State became a charter member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in 1959; the WCHA was a reincarnation of the loosely affiliated Midwest Collegiate Hockey League and Western Intercollegiate Hockey League that disbanded following the 1957-58 season. Bessone and MSU struggled during the first five seasons of the WCHA. Again, Bessone turned things around with a winning season in 1964-65; the following season, Bessone coached Michigan State to an improbable NCAA National Championship. MSU began the 1965-66 season 4-10, but rebounded winning 12 of their last 15 games including defeating the defending national champion, Michigan Tech, to win the WCHA playoffs after finishing sixth in the regular season.
The win earned MSU a spot in the 1966 NCAA tournament. In the national semifinals, Bessone upset favored Boston University 2-1 with a goal by Spartan forward, Doug Volmar. In the national championship game and the Spartans faced Len Ceglarski's Clarkson team that owned the national-best record of 24-2. On March 19, 1966, Michigan State beat top-ranked Clarkson 6-1 victory to give Michigan State is first national championship. Len Ceglarski and Amo Bessone shared the Spencer Penrose Award as the national coach of the year in 1966; the national title and coaching award cemented Bessone's legacy as a coach. To this day, Bessone's 1966 Michigan State team remains one of the biggest underdog stories in NCAA ice hockey history; the total number of team victories and team winning percentage is the lowest of any NCAA ice hockey champion. MSU made the NCAA tournament again with a strong WCHA playoff finish in 1967, but lost 2-4 in the national semifinals, a rematch of the 1966 NCAA Tournament against Boston University.
Bessone began the 1970s with six straight winning seasons. During Bessone's time coaching the Spartans the team won MSU won its first Great Lakes Invitational by defeating Michigan Tech 5-4 on December 28, 1973; as MSU hockey was building momentum, Munn Ice Arena opened October 25, 1974, when Michigan State hosted Laurentian. That same season saw the first sellout crowd in Munn's history when the Spartans defeated North Dakota 6-2. A season in 1975-76, Bessone guided MSU to its best WCHA conference record
Lou Anna Simon
Lou Anna Kimsey Simon was the 20th president of Michigan State University. Simon was appointed interim president of the university in 2003 served as president from 2005 until her resignation in 2018 following criticism of her handling of the sexual abuse case of MSU doctor Larry Nassar. On Monday, November 26, 2018, she was arraigned in Eaton County District Court on criminal charges of having lied to a peace officer investigating the Nassar case, she faces two felony and two misdemeanor counts. Since December 2017, Simon has been John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in the College of Education at MSU. From 2012 to 2014, Simon served as chair of the executive committee of National Collegiate Athletic Association, she served as chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch. Simon received her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Indiana State University in Terre Haute in 1969, she earned a Master of Science in student personnel and counseling from Indiana State University in 1970.
In 1974 Simon earned a Ph. D. in higher education from MSU. She is married and lives in East Lansing. Simon was hired by MSU to be a faculty member. Over the following years, she served in a sequence of increasingly-senior administrative positions: Assistant Director of the Office of Institutional Research, Assistant Provost for General Academic Administration, Associate Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1993-2004, interim president from April 25, 2003 to September 30, 2003 while then-President M. Peter McPherson served as a representative of President George W. Bush in the reconstruction of Iraq. On June 8, 2004, the MSU Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Simon as President with a three-year, US$340,000-a-year, contract effective January 1, 2005. In January 2006, the Board of Trustees increased Simon's salary to US$425,000 although President Simon and her husband Roy Simon donated that year's increase back to the university's capital campaign. In 2006, Simon decided to add Michigan State University to the list of institutions opposing the passage of the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, an initiative that ended affirmative action in the state of Michigan.
In 2017, Michigan State's role in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case led to a large outcry from students, state legislators and others, including calls for President Simon to step down. Nassar, a sports physician at MSU from 1997 to 2016, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court to seven charges of sexual assault and faces accusations of sexual assault from more than 150 young girls and women. MSU officials are accused of improperly handling or ignoring multiple reports of sexual abuse from student athletes who were abused by Nassar during treatments; the Detroit News reported that 14 MSU representatives, including Simon, had been told of sexual misconduct by Nassar across two decades. While the MSU trustees voiced support for Simon, public pressure continued to grow until January 24, 2018, when the Michigan House of Representatives approved a resolution calling on the Michigan State University Board of Trustees to fire Simon. On January 24, 2018, Simon announced her resignation from the presidency.
Simon drew further criticism for her resignation letter, which critics felt did not take adequate responsibility for her role, instead characterizing the "blame" directed at her as a result of the case being "politicized". Simon signed her resignation letter with her title "John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor", a prestigious professorship most were unaware she had been awarded the previous December; the appointment received criticism from numerous faculty members across the University, due to Simon's career being in administrative roles with no faculty experience, on the basis of it having been a direct appointment by the trustees bypassing usual academic procedure. Following her resignation, Simon's contract allowed for a 12-month research leave at her full presidential salary, after which she could assume her faculty position in the department of educational administration. On November 20, 2018, Simon was charged with two felonies and two misdemeanor counts for lying to the police about her knowledge of sexual abuse committed by Nassar.
MSU interim President John Engler announced that Simon would be taking an immediate leave of absence from the university, without pay. In August 2012, while president of MSU, Simon began a two-year term as chair of the NCAA's executive committee. Elected to the position one week after the committee's sanctions of Penn State for the university's part in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, Simon said her goal was to "build trust and confidence back in the system". Michigan State University biography of Simon MSU summary of Simon's tenure
Lyman Briggs College
The Lyman Briggs College is a residential college located at Michigan State University in East Lansing, United States. Established as a residential college in 1967, Lyman Briggs was a residential school within the College of Natural Sciences from 1981 to 2007, returned to residential college status in 2007; the college is named in honor of Lyman James Briggs, who attended Michigan State Agricultural College from 1889 to 1893. Lyman Briggs College addresses the modern dilemma described by C. P. Snow's "Two Cultures" by educating STEM students in the natural sciences as well as the humanities and social sciences attempting to create a curriculum of "liberal sciences." Science classes offered by LBC include chemistry, biology and math, classes in the history and sociology of science. All of these classes reveal science's relationship with society, literature and philosophy. Smaller class sizes allow for more interaction with professors, LBC professors are leaders in discipline-based education research and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Lyman Briggs College is located in the largest residence hall on campus. Many of the over 1250 students in the residence hall are members of LBC. Many of the students in the Lyman Briggs program intend to pursue careers in medicine, but there are a variety of other programs that are supported by Lyman Briggs. In all, there are over 30 coordinate majors, from human biology to computer sciences. LBC has the unique distinction of being one of the few major schools to allow undergraduate students to assist in the classroom as "Learning Assistants." Learning Assistants run supervised recitations and labs in chemistry, biology and physics. Lyman Briggs College was made a school of the College of Natural Sciences in 1981 when the university was experiencing significant financial stress, with a name change to Lyman Briggs School of Science. In 2007, the school went through the formal process of regaining its status as a residential college, "in time for the school's 40th anniversary in the fall." The proposal to change its status was unanimously approved by the Faculty Council on April 10, 2007, presented to the Academic Council on April 17, 2007, approved by the MSU Board of Trustees on June 15, 2007.
The school's director, Elizabeth H. Simmons, was appointed dean and served through academic year 2016-2017. Mark Largent served as interim dean for academic year 2017-2018. Michele H. Jackson was appointed Dean on June 22, 2018. LBC partners with the James Madison College and the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the Science, Technology and Public Policy specialization, based in JMC and offers a minor. LBC partners with MSU's College of Arts and Letters to host the Bioethics minor; the James Madison College at Michigan State University was founded in the same year on the same principle of residential college, but in the area of public policy, political theory, the liberal arts. Madison and Briggs Colleges collaborate with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in offering an undergraduate specialization in Science, the Environment, Public Policy. Students in the two colleges enjoy friendly competition through the annual fall Canoe Race and spring Olympics. In fall 2007, Michigan State opened a new Residential College in the Humanities.
RCAH is collaborating with Madison and Briggs Colleges on a 21st Century Chautauqua, co-sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities. Lyman Briggs College