The State – 2/8/21

Haley Sinclair

Decision to end swim and dive programs remains following $32 million commitment to athletics  – Emily Bevard

Despite receiving 32 million dollars in a donation for the athletic department, MSU still plans to remove the swim and dive programs after this season. The donation was given by Matt Ishbia who was a former basketball player. Ishbia’s goal was to make sure this gift touches every student-athlete at MSU — past, present and future.

The MSU athletic department began facing financial indifference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Which led to the end of the two departments and caused an uproar from team members and students.

Rep. Slotkin: domestic terrorism “not just a Washington problem”Hope O’Dell

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin called for an independent bipartisan review of the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol and outlined her agenda to tackle domestic terrorism.

Slotkin insisted on the need for a top-down approach to handling domestic terrorism’s infiltration into law enforcement. She said federal suggestions applied at the local level is a start, but states are going to need to act as well.

Script: Chandra Fleming