Looking back of the week of February 12-18
University officials are asking the community to share their ideas on the future of the iconic, on-campus Michigan State College, or MSC, smokestack.
The smokestack, which has deteriorated throughout the past several years, faces three possible futures.
Community members are asked whether the smokestack simply should be taken down, taken down with preservation options (such as preserving the bricks which spell “MSC”) or restored completely. All final decisions regarding the smokestack’s future lie in the hands of Fred Poston, vice president for finance and operations.
A fire alarm was set off by a ruptured steam pipe at the Main Library on Thursday evening. The building was evacuated and the East Lansing Police Department responded.
A trouble team from the MSU Physical Plant arrived to repair the pipe and students were allowed back in the building.
President Barack Obama approved $30 million in his budget for the construction of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, this week.
The budget still will have to be approved by Congress, but university officials are confident about the FRIB’s future funding. It is estimated that completing the FRIB will cost about $500 million.
Posting signs with phrases such as “No drinking under 21” won’t save students from potential legal ramifications if they are caught serving alcohol to minors, according to Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder released his budget this week for the coming fiscal year, calling for multimillion dollar cuts to both university funding and revenue sharing.
For MSU, the proposal could amount to about $61 million in cuts from the $283.6 million the university received from the state this year. East Lansing could be out nearly $1.8 million from the state if the governor’s proposal to eliminate statutory revenue sharing remains intact.
Two MSU students were stabbed early Friday morning near the 100 block of Spartan Street during an altercation regarding a “For Rent” sign.
Another student, Ryan Alexander Ravary, was arraigned Friday afternoon for allegedly stabbing the two students. Ravary is charged with two counts of assault with intent to cause great bodily harm, a 10-year felony. He also is charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, a four-year felony.