March 31st, 2011 at 12:51 PM ^

What is funny about that is there is an award he was given for being an outstanding math or physics student that is on display in east hall. When i was in school it was partially covered by a book to hide his name, but that was removed a couple years ago. Guess he was a little too smart since he was so hard to catch.


March 31st, 2011 at 12:36 PM ^

I think Sparty has been bringing over the children of Libyan elites for a while. With all the assets being frozen, so much for that huge donation they thought they'd get!


March 31st, 2011 at 12:58 PM ^

This was my first thought. Wasn't there a post 2 or 3 weeks ago about MSU having to cut ties to Libya, because they had some kind of funding relationship arranged?

Libya hasn't suffered this level of bad press since they tried to murder that physicist in that mall parking lot.


March 31st, 2011 at 2:04 PM ^

I heard a report similar to this on NPR.  Apparently the London School of Economics had to sever ties with Libya as well, because they had received a lot of donations and actually educated family members of Moammar Khadaffi.  The school is an extremely prestigious one in the fields of economics.  Apparently they have a poli-sci department as well; I don't know as much about it.  Link to school website.


March 31st, 2011 at 12:45 PM ^

He was the intelligence chief for Gadhafi, meaning he did the dirty work of eliminating political opponents. 

Some suspect that he had significant involvement in the Lockerbie bombing.

Now that he's in the west, I anticipate he'll be speaking at MSU's commencement to provide moral guidance to graduates.


March 31st, 2011 at 1:16 PM ^

True.  In some sense, pointing out anything about any school is pointless - in the long, 100+ year history of virtually any major university (or program), everyone has the same sh*t. 

Still, just struck me as a funny detail.  Hardly an indictment on MSU.


March 31st, 2011 at 7:39 PM ^

graduated from UM  medical school in 1884. In fact, one can see his picture in the class photo from 1884 that hangs in the corrider that connects Cancer Geriatics to the main portion of the hospital.