Russ White talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon about potential unions in college athletics, T-shaped professionals are and how MSU is preparing more of them for the modern workforce, and about MSU’s sustainability ethos with Earth Day approaching. And speaking of Earth Day, MSU’s director of campus sustainability Jennifer Battle talks with Kirk Heinze, and Kirk talks with renowned climate scientist Richard Alley, who is visiting Albion College next week. And Russ talks with Environmental Protection Agency senior advisor on Great Lakes issues Cameron Davis.
Host Abbie Newton talks to Stefan Fletcher, who is in his forth and final term as the Council of Graduate Students President, about his presidency and plans for the future. Newly elected COGS president, Emily Bank, and former COGS president and Director of Student Health Education at Olin Health Center Dennis Martell join the conversation. We also talk about Lou Anna K. Simon’s President’s Report, Inside Out. The report follows nine MSU students for a year, giving us an inside look at the lives of some of the most dynamic Spartans.
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon released her annual report a couple weeks ago. Last year, the report was called Spartans Will 360 and it showcased the work MSU professors and faculty were doing around the world. This year, the report was called Inside Out. It showcased the lives of 9 Michigan State students. A production team followed the students around for a full year as we began to understand what a Spartan life looks like. Three of these students and one student producer came on Exposure to talk about the experience.
Kirk Heinze examines the new farm bill with its chief architect, Senator Debbie Stabenow. Kirk gets the scoop on President Obama’s visit to MSU to sign the bill from MSU Ag Bio Research Director Doug Buhler. And Michigan Agribusiness Association President Jim Byrum weighs in on the bill, too. Then Russ White talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon about President Obama’s visit, Morrill Plaza, FRIB and Rose Bowl afterglow.
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Scott Westerman talk with Facility for Rare Isotope Beams project manager Thomas Glasmacher. Kirk Heinze talks with Consumers Energy vice president for customer experience Patti Poppe. And Russ White talks with the hall of fame voice of mornings on WJR, Paul W. Smith.
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Scott Westerman talk with Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Spartan football players Travis Jackson and Mike Sadler. And Dr. Kirk Heinze talks with Michigan Office of the Great Lakes director Jon Allan. Westerman on Effecting Change, too. Read More…