Tyler Scott

Tyler grew up and went to high school in Ithaca, MI. For the first two years of his undergraduate career, he attended Mid-Michigan Community College and worked as the morning-show host at WMLM 1520AM in Alma, and as a sports reporter for the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun. In fall 2014, He transferred to the University of Michigan where he will graduate with a BA in political science next May.

Tyler is currently a columnist and sports reporter for The Michigan Daily, and has interned in the newsroom at WDET 101.9FM in Detroit. After school, Tyler definitely wants to pursue a career in journalism, but he also loves music, comedy, and many other things.

He says there are too many cool things in the world to know what he really wants to end up doing.

For U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin, there’s one reason why she, reluctantly, supports an impeachment inquiry to investigate President Donald Trump.

“The issue that got to me was this idea that the President, the most powerful man in the world, reached out to a foreigner, a foreign leader, and asked him to dig up dirt on an American,” she says.

State health officials have confirmed an eighth case of the mosquito-borne virus called Eastern-Equine-Encephalitis, or Triple-E.

Three people in Michigan have died from the virus this year. The Michigan Department of Health and Human services says Triple-E has a 33% fatality rate. The latest person to contract the virus is an adult in Calhoun County. 

All eight human cases are in southwest Michigan. But confirmed cases of Triple-E in animals pose a risk to people in 11 counties across the Lower Peninsula.

A group that helps resettle immigrants and refugees in West Michigan is worried about the Trump administration's plans to dramatically reduce the annual cap on the number of refugees admitted into the United States.

Trustees at Michigan State University are holding a special meeting next week amid a search for a new president.

MSU says the governing board will discuss "personnel action" on Tuesday. No other details were released Friday. Spokeswoman Emily Guerrant declined to comment beyond the statement.

Scientists want to use an unconventional method to remove pollution from former General Motors properties near Lansing where an underground plume of chemicals is creeping toward drinking water wells.

County officials in Ohio are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to address harmful cyanobacteria blooms that have plagued the Toledo area for years. 

Plans are underway to restore a Detroit-area ballpark that once was home to Negro Leagues professional baseball teams.

The state of Michigan is withdrawing from two lawsuits challenging federal environmental regulations. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office filed motions to withdraw from the cases Friday.

The lawsuits date back a couple of years to when Republican Bill Schuette served as Michigan Attorney General. Schuette lost an election for governor in 2018, the same election cycle when Nessel, a Democrat, was elected attorney general.

A former USA Gymnastics executive who left the organization amid the fallout of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal is now reportedly a coach at the University of Michigan. 
 

Rhonda Faehn is now an assistant Women's Gymnastics coach at UofM. The Michigan Daily reports a team spokesperson confirmed the hire.

My apartment has enough Christmas decorations to make some people gag.

In my living room there's a strand of lights on the Venetian blinds. More hang from the ceiling. There's a seven foot-tall Christmas tree -- and a three-foot tall stuffed Santa by the window.

My roommate laughed when I put it all up.

One in five teenagers responding to a survey have been diagnosed with a concussion at least once, according to a study published today by University of Michigan researchers.

Surveyors asked more than 13,000 teenagers from around the United States if they had ever been diagnosed with a concussion. Assistant research professor Philip Veliz says the prevalence of concussions among adolescents isn’t a topic that’s been researched much at all.

A University of Michigan graduate student who says he began kneeling at the university’s diag as a sign of protest at 7 a.m. Monday says he plans to continue for 24 hours.

As of 8:30p Monday evening, Dana Greene Jr. was still kneeling at the diag.

UPDATE: In a phone interview, Greene says he got up from his protest around 3:30am because he was physically exhausted. He says UM President Mark Schlissel called him during the day, and Greene plans to meet with Schlissel on Wednesday.

Several Democratic state representatives are planning to introduce legislation Tuesday that would require Michigan schools to be more energy efficient, and develop standards for air and water testing.

The seven-bill package is aimed at improving the health and wellness of students and teachers in schools across the state. Dubbed the “ABC Education Plan," state Rep. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, says the requirements outlined in the bills would also improve student achievement.

A human rights organization says a Saudi-Arabian man who was traveling to visit Western Michigan University when Saudi officials arrested him for allegedly attending pro-democracy protests could soon be executed.

According to the human rights group Reprieve, Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat was detained at a Saudi Arabian airport on his way to visit WMU in 2012, and he’s been imprisoned ever since.

This fall, two completely driverless shuttles will start running on the University of Michigan’s campus.

Researchers will be focusing on safety. But it’s also a chance to see how people interact with driverless vehicles.

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