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MSU DPPS to test emergency alerts on Tuesday as part of new system upgrades

Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety, or MSU DPPS, announced that starting on May 21 at 10 a.m. as a first test, a semesterly alert upgrade will take place for students at the university and some surrounding areas in Ingham County. This brand new system will “provide emergency notifications and timely warnings to the Spartan community,” according to a news release from DPPS.

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MSU administrator got raise, resignation package after incidents

On a Thursday last September, Michigan State University learned a senior administrator did two things: He pitched a financial quid-pro-quo to a vendor, and he sent a disturbed alum to a campus building where they were later arrested. Days later, the administrator got a five-figure raise, records show. Weeks later, he got a favorable resignation agreement including nearly $50,000 in transitional pay.

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League of Michigan Bicyclists pushes for lawmakers to improve safety and accessibility for cyclists

The penalty for killing or injuring a person on a bicycle is currently a decision that is left in the hands of a prosecutor. In many cases, the perpetrator is let off with a misdemeanor charge.  The League of Michigan Bicyclists, or LMB, hosted their Bicycle Advocacy Day Tuesday morning at the Michigan Capitol to classify the charge as a felony, as well as to push for other legislation to improve safety and accessibility for cyclists. 

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Activists support Strike for Rafah movement, call for divestment

MSU faculty members and student organizations gathered in downtown East Lansing Friday morning in support of the Global Strike for Rafah movement and to continue to call for MSU to divest from Israel. The group marched through campus to the Hannah Administration Building, where activists assembled on the steps of the building and called for divestment.