MSU Faculty Vote of No Confidence or Vote of No Consequence?

Cheyna Roth/MPRN

Interim MSU President John Enlger with members of the Board of Trustees

The fallout at Michigan State University continues in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

The MSU Faculty Senate recently held a vote of no confidence in the university’s Board of Trustees. It passed overwhelmingly.

WDET’s Jake Neher talks with Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth about the significance of that vote.

This was a vote of no confidence, but… a lot of people are calling this a vote of no consequence,” says Neher.

Roth points out that the vote is symbolic — nobody has to resign, nobody has been fired.

I think the hope was to show people that, while this is more of a symbolic vote, symbols have meaning,” says Roth.

We also hear from a voting member of the MSU Faculty Senate, who says all eight board members should “leave en masse out of love for the university.”

Click on the audio player above to hear to hear the full conversation.

Image credit: Cheyna Roth/MPRN

This post is a part of MichMash.

Each week, WDET's Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth un-jumble Michigan issues and talk about how statewide news stories affect you. 

About the Author

Jake Neher

Detroit Today - Producer & Special Projects Reporter

Jake Neher is a producer & reporter for Detroit Today   Follow @GJNeher

Cheyna Roth


Cheyna has interned with Michigan Radio and freelanced for WKAR public radio in Lansing. She’s also done some online freelancing and worked on documentary films.   Follow @Cheyna_R

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