“The Day After”

MSU students gather for “The Day After” event hosted at MSU’s Business Complex. Students came to listen to a selected panel of staff and MSU community members speak about their thoughts and feelings of the happenings on election day.

Individuals with Native American heritage share their election stories

Individuals with the Native American heritage shares their stories before, during and after the U.S. election 2016. Cassandra Shavrnoch is a MSU senior serving as one of the co-chairs for the North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO). Jordan Hood is a MSU senior first time voting. Joe Webster is a therapist who was invited as a guest speaker at the Native Fall Feast hosted by NAISO.

Bernie Sanders rally

Senator Bernie Sanders visits Michigan State University campus on October 6th to rally support for Democratic presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton.

MSU students protest the results of the 2016 presidential election on campus.

Minority groups battle stereotypes in the media

A series of police shootings of African-Americans and acts of terrorism by followers of the Islamic State group thrust racial, ethnic and religious minorities into the media spotlight during the 2016 presidential campaign. And that’s led to an increase in negative stereotypes portrayed in the media, some say. “The media plays a major role in perpetuating stereotypes. Whenever a crime is committed, I start looking to see what race the person is,” said Joe Darden, a professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Geology who researches issues of racial inequality. “Whenever it’s a black person it’s mentioned, but when the media fails to mention race, I know it’s a white person.

Ingham one of few counties to complete recount

A statewide recount of Michigan’s votes in the presidential election died in the courts and was suspended or never started in most Michigan counties, but was completed in Ingham County. Overseeing operations at the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason, County Clerk Barb Byrum and a staff of volunteers account for almost 135,000 ballots. Byrum said, “it has been a monumental undertaking. Tables and chairs, projectors and screens being taken to the fairground, a printer this afternoon, over 300 emails for people who are interested. I currently have 50 workers and need more.”

The power of student votes in East Lansing

Political power of students — something Mark Grebner of Practical Political Consulting has been fighting for since he was a student at Michigan State University almost four decades ago. He started in local government, serving on the East Lansing planning commission and eventually being elected to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners. But how much power do they really have? And do students use it?

MI First-year voters

This photo gallery shows the journey of first-year voters and other voters at Michigan State University on the election day Nov. 8, 2016.

Students run newsroom grand opening

After four years of planning and construction, the new newsroom in the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences celebrated its grand opening. On November 8, 2016 over 300 students gathered in the newsroom for Mi First Election student election coverage. MSU faculty and professors assisted students in delivering a newscast that aired live, online and on WKAR.

Michigan recount comes to halt, brings system to light

Michigan’s official recount of the 2016 Presidential election results, which has consumed the nation’s attention — has halted. On Dec. 5 at noon, Ingham County officially opened its state-ordered recount. Two days later, a federal judge had overturned the earlier ruling. But the county’s results had already been submitted at around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum.