Michigan State University Fires Unvaccinated Faculty Members, Suspends Students


Michigan State University on Tuesday confirmed that multiple faculty members have been fired and students suspended for not receiving the coronavirus vaccine.

According to a report from The Detroit News, at least two individuals have been fired: Kraig Ehm, a video producer, and D’Ann Rohrer, an educator in the MSU Extension.

“At this time, MSU is proceeding under the applicable disciplinary procedures for each individual who has not been vaccinated and does not have an exemption. Individuals that are found to be in violation of the vaccination directive will be subject to discipline, including removal from campus and termination of employment or dismissal from the university, for the health and safety of the MSU community,” said MSU spokesman Dan Olsen.

However, the New Civil Liberty Alliance, a nonprofit civil rights group focused on constitutional freedoms, added the individuals to their class action lawsuit against the university for their vaccine mandate.

Filed earlier this year, the lawsuit contends Jeanna Norris, a supervisory administrative associate and fiscal officer at MSU, has immunity to COVID-19 after recovering from the virus late last year.

“Along with all too many Americans, Ms. Norris is facing an impossible dilemma: lose her job or receive a vaccine that is medically unnecessary for her. Michigan State has placed her, and others like her, in this position for no good reason, because she has robust immunity as established by the overwhelming scientific literature,” Jenin Younes, an attorney for the group said previously.

On Tuesday, the university reaffirmed its mandate for the spring 2022 semester, which also forces individuals with a coronavirus vaccine exemption to take regular COVID-19 tests.

Furthermore, all students who choose to enroll at the university must provide their vaccination status.

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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Star News Network. Follow Cooper on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “MSU sign” by Michigan State University.



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