Statement on reported student lawsuit regarding novel coronavirus (April 21, 2020)
It would be inappropriate for me to comment on pending litigation. However, I can say that MSU is delivering what students pay for: courses taught by highly qualified faculty, tutoring services, faculty office hours, academic advising, financial aid and access to our libraries.
We don’t negate that this has been a difficult time for our university, especially for our students. It is, in part, why we provided credits or prorations for many on-campus expenses, including room and board, parking and recreational sports fees. But it is important to remember that while the university incurred many additional costs associated with rapidly transitioning to distanced learning – including investing in new hardware, software, 24/7 IT and help desk services and new course materials – we have maintained our commitment to providing meaningful and robust learning experiences at no additional cost to our Spartans.
-Emily Gerkin Guerrant, MSU Spokesperson