Friday, December 2, 2022

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In response to Tuesday’s terrorist attacks, MSU will join the rest of the nation today in observing a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance.Classes scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

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Student teachers cope in classroom

Katie Drury had to smile and pretend a national disaster didn’t happen while mentoring in a third-grade classroom Tuesday. “It was difficult to put on the happy face and represent the teacher model,” said Drury, a teaching intern at Whitehills Elementary School, 621 Pebblebrook Lane. Drury is one of about 550 graduates of MSU’s College of Education who have been coping with Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on the United States while interning in classrooms across the state. “For many of the interns, this is challenging because it was the first time they were looked to as adults by the children and teens who were seeking answers and support,” said Trudy Sykes, coordinator for the secondary education program. Cary Grimm, an MSU graduate who interns at Novi Meadows school in Novi, said the teachers decided against sharing the news with students. “It didn’t really hit me until the kids left,” Grimm said.

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Professors summoned to join New York forces

Two MSU professors have been called to New York City, where they are assisting in identifying victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.Norman Sauer, a professor of anthropology and adjunct professor of criminal justice, and Joyce deJong, an adjunct professor of anthropology and human pathology, left at 4:30 a.m.

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Olin launches unity campaign

Kristen Manuel is sporting a ribbon on her backpack that she says represents compassion and freedom. Manuel, a family and community services senior, picked up her red, white and blue ribbon at the Student Book Store, 417 E.

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Deans former Pentagon office turned to rubble

Sherman Garnett’s office on the third floor of Case Hall has been riddled with phone calls from reporters, family and co-workers since Tuesday’s attacks in New York and Washington.The offices the James Madison College dean worked in for more than 10 years at the Pentagon are gone, broken into piles of ash and rubble.Although his closest friends are accounted for, he’s still waiting to hear about others he spent his days at the Pentagon with.Garnett worked in arms control operations, focusing on chemical and biological weapons control and NATO treaty design.“I have a picture in my office of my staff and myself,” he said.

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Attacks dont alter ROTC daily routine

Master Sgt. Elmer Duncan said MSU’s ROTC unit is conducting “business as usual” during stressful times throughout the country.“It is the best way to go about this, keeping things close to what we normally do,” the military instructor said, a day after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.Although flags are flying at half-mast outside Demonstration Hall and members of ROTC say they are shocked, no further actions or demonstrations have been planned in conjunction with relief efforts, Duncan said.Lt.

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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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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.