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Study focuses on patients

To doctors at the MSU Clinical Center, multiple sclerosis research isn’t all about tests and trials - it’s about the patients. Dr. Eric Eggenberger, an MSU associate professor of neurology and opthalmology, has worked throughout his career to find and use new treatments for the disease, but also to make it easier for those afflicted by MS. “Multiple sclerosis is a very common disease,” Eggenberger said.

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ASMSU rejects proposal for editorial control of yearbook

Although another endeavor to get editorial control of the Red Cedar Log yearbook failed Thursday, Bryan Newland was not discouraged. Instead, the North American Indian Student Organization representative said he is pleased with the extensive discussion on the issue. Newland and Black Student Alliance representative Crystal Price introduced a bill that would have granted editorial power of the Red Cedar Log to the ASMSU Student Assembly.

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On-campus parking tickets increase

Students dodging parking enforcers now have one more reason to not park illegally - it’ll cost them even more. The MSU Board of Trustees voted unanimously at its meeting Friday to accept the All University Traffic Committee’s recommendations to increase citations on campus. The rates will add $5 to existing fines for spaces with meters or faculty privileges.

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Fraternity teeters up, down for charity

The well-trodden grass under a green and white tent pitched on Demonstration field was getting muddy by Saturday afternoon.But the rain that rolled over campus that morning wasn’t the challenge for the members of the Beta Sigma chapter of Phi Sigma Pi, who were constantly bobbing up and down from 3 p.m.

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U clubs unite, put on Slavic festivities

Sergey Nesterenko found a little taste of home Saturday afternoon.The horticulture graduate student from Siberia was among the nearly 60 people who attended the MSU Slavic Festival, sponsored by the Russian, Polish and Ukrainian clubs.Nesternko, who has left behind family in Siberia to study at MSU, said being away from home is a difficult thing to do, whether you’re from another country or even another state.“I think for everybody, it’s really difficult,” he said.Alyona Yasnogorodsky, an international relations freshman and secretary of the Russian Club, said the organization and others like it offer comfort to people away from their native countries.“They get to see that they’re not alone in the community,” she said.Yasnogorodsky moved to the United States from Russia when she was 12.

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Race raises money for Safe Place

Rain did not wash away the hopes of raising money for MSU Safe Place on Sunday.The sixth annual “Race for the Place,” an outdoor event at Spartan Stadium benefiting MSU Safe Place, raised $18,000.“The event went really well - well, except for the rain,” MSU Safe Place Director Holly Rosen said.

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March empowers women

Women blocked off Linden Street on Friday night, and made sure no one would be allowed to get through, in an effort to create a place where they would feel safe.“We have the power, we have the right to take back the night,” about 100 women chanted as they walked through the streets of East Lansing for the Take Back The Night March, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.The march started at Beaumont Tower and ended at East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbott Road.Event coordinator Tamika Payne led the women with a megaphone, shouting their message for everyone to hear.“I am so amazed by the risks everyone is taking tonight to make sure our demands are heard,” the human biology senior said.

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Group sponsors body painting contest

Members of the student club Aspire did not let rain and the lack of participants diminish their fun with a body painting contest Sunday.Although art history senior Mike Martin said the low turnout was disappointing, it gave club members got a chance to paint each other.“Body painting gave me a chance to just let loose,” the Aspire member said.

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Teams race for cancer research

The cheers resonating throughout Jenison Field House on Friday afternoon were for the students and community members of all ages who walked the opening lap of the Relay For Life to the tune “I Will Survive.”Wearing bright yellow shirts that read, “Had it.

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Kids Fest educates, entertains area kids

You don’t usually see clowns in Demonstration Hall.But on Friday, the building that hosts MSU’s military science department played host to clowns, balloons, popcorn, games and 84 area third- and fourth-grade students as Phi Iota Alpha Fraternidad Inc. presented its first Kids Fest with the help of other student organizations.“This is our way of giving back to the community,” said marketing junior Claudio Juarez, a member of the Latino greek organization.

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Event awards outstanding diversity

Various MSU students, faculty, staff and departments were commended for their commitment to multiculturalism Thursday afternoon.Nearly 300 people filled the Kellogg Center Auditorium for the All-University Excellence in Diversity awards convocation.

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T-shirts outrage students

Protesters gathered in front of Bessey and Wells halls on Thursday to circulate petitions asking MSU to stand by its anti-discrimination policy. The demonstrators were upset about T-shirts that contained slogans they found offensive. The shirts, distributed as part of a Citibank credit card promotion, contained the words “Freshman girls, get ‘em while they’re skinny.” April Herndon, an American studies graduate student, teaches American Thought andLanguage 140, Women in America, in Bessey Hall, where one of the T-shirt stands was set up. “All week long my students and I had to walk up the stairs to get to our classroom past him,” she said.

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Take Back the Night makes students aware

Hundreds of women are expected to unite against sexual violence Friday night as the highlight of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.The Take Back the Night March aims to empower women who have survived acts of sexual violence and allow them to voice the need to stop this type of violence.“We need to raise awareness that there is a problem,” said Alyssa Baumann, events coordinator and The Listening Ear center coordinator.

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Civil rights activist speaks to U

As a civil rights activist in the south, the Rev. Edwin King said there were many times he thought he was going to die fighting for the rights of Americans.King presented “A Rumor of Freedom, A Rumor of War: The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam” on Wednesday night to about 200 people in the Auditorium.

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Student to buy vowel, spin wheel

After years of watching from afar, Alia Fox will soon have the opportunity to buy her own vowel.Selected from a group of 2,000, the medical technology senior will leave today for California to be a participant on Wheel of Fortune - a feat she has tried to accomplish for years.“Last summer the ‘Wheel Mobile’ was touring the nation, and stopped in Kalamazoo,” Fox said.

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International experts to address U

Wendy Baldwin, deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of Health, will be delivering an address to advanced degree candidates at advanced degree ceremonies May 4. In addition to speaking, Baldwin will be receiving an honorary doctorate of science at the ceremonies, which will take place at 7 p.m.