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Students, businesses work together in helping victims

As students on campus deal with Tuesday’s attacks on the United States, some students have taken the initiative to do something about it.Jason Brisboe, a Lansing Community College fire science senior, is trying to raise money to help the firefighters and police officers who are missing or have lost their lives.“I’m going into a career as a firefighter and this is something that affects me,” Brisboe said.

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MSU womens basketball coach chairs walk for Alzheimers cure

MSU head women’s basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie will serve as honorary chair of the Greater Lansing Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s disease Sunday.The fourth annual 3K/5K walk, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, begins at the Breslin Center and travels through campus.

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Lengthy wait a small price to pay for donors

Leaurin Boyington has never given blood before, but she’s never had much of a reason to do so, either.In the wake of Tuesday’s apparent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, she knew it was time to give it a try.“Giving blood (Wednesday) is really helping people,” the supply chain management freshman said.

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Bike lanes aim to ease congestion

As students walk, ride or skate to class, they may be noticing something different about the sidewalks. On Bogue Street near the traffic circle and around the major intersections on campus, bike lanes have made an appearance on campus to separate pedestrians from bikers.

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Coed frisbee tourney brings spirit to U

AMANDA FIRST For The State News On a day of rain and tornado warnings, about 400 students from all over campus left shelter and congregated on Munn field to play Ultimate Frisbee. The students participated Sunday in the first MSU coed pickup Ultimate tournament hosted by the MSU men’s Ultimate team. Ultimate is played on what resembles a football field, with two teams of players moving the disc down the field to their respective goal lines by stopping and passing the disc to each other.

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Campus expects additions, changes with new vision

The first of four 2020 Vision forums didn’t have a big turnout, but the faculty and students who attended took the opportunity to offer their input about the future of campus. “This is the first opportunity to give a response and see how the plan works,” said Bill Latta, director for Facilities, Planning and Space Management. Latta and other members of the 2020 Vision committee presented those in attendance with details from the plan to show proposed campus changes over the next 20 years. “We’re hoping to inform the public and give them a chance to hear their comments,” he said. The forum concentrated on the second of three components of the plan, which consists of looking at facilities, environment, land use and zoning studies. After the forums, the plans will be taken to the MSU Board of Trustees for approval. Director of Campus Park and Planning Jeff Kacos said he hopes the plan will be brought to the board by the end of the semester. Transportation and parking issues were among concerns and questions brought up at the forum. Faculty expressed concerns about how transportation will be affected by the proposed changes, including how to enter and exit campus easily. Ryan Stelzer, a manufacturing engineering senior, said he’s pleased with the plans so far but feels the group isn’t looking into students needs concerning parking and transportation on campus. Stelzer said transportation could be improved if bus services were made free for students or included in their tuition. “I think they’re concentrating too much on faculty and staff parking and aren’t concerned with students,” he said.

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Bike lanes aim to ease congestion

As students walk, ride or skate to class, they may be noticing something different about the sidewalks.On Bogue Street near the traffic circle and around the major intersections on campus, bike lanes have made an appearance on campus to separate pedestrians from bikers.

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Administration seeks student input on future look of campus

The MSU community will have a chance to look into the future of the campus at 2020 Vision forums held today and Wednesday. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and give input to the 2020 Vision work team before final plans are sent to the MSU Board of Trustees for final approval. The meetings will be held at 3 p.m.

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U wanted MTV2? Officials fill request

Do you miss the days when MTV played more music videos?MTV2 has now been added to the University Housing Cable Channel, a blessing for music fans on campus, some say.Added at the start of the fall semester, MTV2 on Channel 16 showcases music videos 24 hours a day.“They came to us and offered their channel for free,” said Doug Owen, manager of the University Housing Cable Channel.

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Future business dean wants group effort to improve college

Future business Dean Robert Duncan hopes to improve the 16th ranked college in the nation - with some teamwork.Duncan, a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, will become dean of the Eli Broad College of Business and Graduate School of Management in January.To improve the college, which is nationally ranked by U.S.

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Future business dean wants group effort to improve college

Future business Dean Robert Duncan hopes to improve the 16th ranked college in the nation - with some teamwork.Duncan, a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, will become dean of the Eli Broad College of Business and Graduate School of Management in January.To improve the college, which is nationally ranked by U.S.

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Student beaning with pride; crowned queen

Some pageants aren’t just for beauty queens - one MSU student won her crown because of her commitment to beans.Selected out of 17 applicants, Crystal Smalley, an agriculture and natural resources communication junior, was crowned Michigan Bean Queen on Sept.

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Taskforce seeks ways to bridge gaps in student-police relations

The ideas to change nearly 30 members of the Taskforce on Student-Police Relationships came together during the group’s first meeting Friday.The task force was appointed following the recommendations of an independent panel created to investigate the placement of an undercover officer into United Students Against Sweatshops, now called Students for Economic Justice, beginning Feb.

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School of Hospitality Business celebrates 75th anniversary

More than 40 participants, including 36 alumni from MSU’s School of Hospitality Business, gathered at MSU University Club during the weekend to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the school and look toward the future of the program. Educators from 19 different hospitality schools across the nation participated in the Spartan Hospitality Educators Summit.

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West African religious practices on display

MSU students and faculty in search of a new cultural experience may not have to look any further than the MSU Museum.The Drinking the Word of God exhibit showcases the beliefs and religious practices in two West African communities - Zinder, Niger and Bondoukou, Cote d’Ivoire, through religious artifacts and photographs.Raymond Silverman, a curator of the exhibit and a professor of art history, hosted a gallery talk Sunday. Silverman said the exhibition was the first of its kind to look specifically at the use of religious devices with special powers used by some Muslim societies.The exhibit opened March 20 and ends Jan.

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Seniors sought for 2001 Homecoming Court

The Homecoming Committee is seeking nominations for the 2001 Homecoming Court. The committee is seeking students with senior class status who have high academic standards and have a lot of Spartan spirit. Students and organizations are being encouraged to nominate anyone who displays these characteristics and would best represent MSU. The selected members will participate in a variety of events, including the parade and halftime of the homecoming game against the University of Iowa on Oct.

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Salmonella cases spur ban on reptile, amphibian sales

Reptiles may never be man’s best friend.The Humane Society of the United States released a report Thursday that called for the sales of reptiles and amphibians to be banned, citing cases of reptile owners who have contracted salmonella.Salmonella can be carried by reptiles without the animals showing the symptoms.