EAST LANSING (AP) - About 200 people gathered outside Michigan State University's commencement ceremonies to protest a speech by columnist George Will over his commentary on sexual assault reporting at colleges.
The Lansing State Journal reports that Will didn't mention the protests during his speech to undergraduates Saturday on the East Lansing campus.
More than a dozen students stood as he spoke and turned their backs to him and several others in the audience did the same or held up newspapers.
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For nearly 3 decades, WKAR’s morning music host Mark Schwitzgoebel has been a fixture for thousands of mid-Michigan classical music listeners. This week, Mark hangs up his microphone and retires from WKAR. Mark’s last day on the air is this Wednesday.
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Mark Schwitzgoebel, your favorite WKAR classical music morning host, hangs up his microphone next week.
After nearly three decades of service to WKAR, MSU and countless thousands of listeners over the years, Mark will bid farewell to his radio audience and retire from 90.5 Classical.
Mark's last official day on the air will be next Wednesday, November 26th. WKAR will have a number of special broadcast celebrations for him in the next week, including a profile on Current State, and an in-studio "open house" show with station colleagues on Monday, November 24th.
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