Reflect and Engage


After a contentious election season filled with strong emotions, it is truly gratifying to see the MSU community coming together for sincere reflection, respectful dialogue, and mutual support.

Some of these opportunities were planned, while others are spontaneous. However they are organized, I want to thank all involved for their initiative, and those who attend for the constructive and concerned spirit in which these have been conducted.

I encourage everyone to take advantage of such opportunities and to process strong feelings and have conversations in ways that reflect Michigan State’s core values.

We are foremost a learning community, and the thoughtful forms of engagement we Spartans demonstrate are powerful examples for others.

Read President Simon’s November 17, 2016 letter to the MSU community


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