Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Poetry contest organized in honor of International Womens Day

An upcoming competition will give MSU women a chance to speak to thousands of their peers as part of a day of female recognition. MSU’s Women’s Council will be sponsoring a poetry contest as part of their plans to celebrate the 81st International Women’s Day. MSU will celebrate the day on campus eight days later than most of the world.

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Forum discusses Culture Wars

The war has subsided. David Brooks, a renowned political journalist, told students and faculty that the culture wars have calmed in the United States at a lecture on Wednesday in the Kellogg Center Auditorium. Brooks, the first speaker in the LeFrak Forum and the Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy, addressed audience members about cultural and political change in his speech, “Are the Culture Wars Over?” “The message is that we used to have a very polarized culture and that we used to have real hostility in our politics,” Brooks said.

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ASMSU asks city for funds

In an effort to gain funding for several student programs this year, ASMSU is asking the city of East Lansing to provide some financial assistance.The university’s undergraduate student government made the request by applying for Community Development Block Grant funds distributed by the city government each year.The grants are annually disbursed by the U.S.

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Program offers info on asthma

To Steve Springer, asthma is a potentially deadly disease that people need to be more aware of. But for people who are educated and correctly follow a treatment plan, it’s manageable, said Springer, executive director of the American Lung Association, 403 Seymour St.

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ASMSU may fight keg bill

A proposed state Legislature bill that would require a more elaborate process in the purchasing of a beer keg is leaving some ASMSU representatives feeling bitter. The ASMSU Student Assembly will be voting on a measure tonight stating the undergraduate student government’s formal objection against the Michigan House’s measure. “If anything does come up, we’ll go to Lansing and lobby against it,” said Mark Pritzlaff, ASMSU director of legislative affairs. Under the bill, liquor retailers would have to attach an identification tag on the keg of beer with information from the buyer’s driver’s license.

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Professor earns grant for research

One of the top chemists in the nation, MSU Professor Emeritus James Dye has been awarded the prestigious Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Senior Scientist Mentor Initiative for 2001. The Dreyfus Foundation Initiative was awarded on the basis of “commitment to close advising and mentoring of undergraduate research participants,” according to the foundation’s award letter. The foundation will grant Dye $20,000 to work with and mentor undergraduate students throughout the next two years. “What I aim to do is continue some research that has not yet been published,” Dye said.

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U samples Microsofts Xbox system

If you build it, they will come. A crowd of nearly 400 people gathered in Anthony Hall on Tuesday night to see a demonstration of the Microsoft Xbox, a gaming console developed by the Seattle-based computer company.

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Xicano students request more university recognition

February marks Xicano History Month at MSU, and some students say the heritage celebration’s coincidence with Black History Month is bad timing.“The university has not done a good job with recognizing Xicano History Month,” said David Khilji, a political science senior.

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RHA awards outsanding dorms

Winners of the 2000-01 Residence Halls Association Hall Awards were presented at Wednesday night’s RHA meeting.The awards were presented to Bailey Hall, Hubbard Hall and Shaw Hall Black Caucus for good representation of residents and constituents.Hubbard Hall received the Large Hall of the Year award for its success in providing many programs and activities for its large number of residents.“This semester, we made it our goal to increase our overall involvement in the hall, and it’s really nice to be recognized,” Hubbard Hall RHA representative Derek Young said.A recent program, dubbed “Better Homes in Hubbard,” gave students gift certificates for the best themes of dorm rooms.

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Greeks to learn dangers of alcohol abuse

Order of Omega co-president Michael Pirret said the greek system tends to have a bad reputation when it comes to alcohol-related problems. The order, a national greek honor society, is sponsoring Cindy McCue’s visit to campus in an attempt to stop alcohol problems before they start.

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ASMSU hopes to inspire U voters

When discussing student voter turnout in recent ASMSU elections, Nimri Niemchak has only one statement.“It sucks,” the ASMSU chief of staff said.Niemchak, along with other members of the university’s undergraduate student government, are beginning an initiative to improve upon the 2.2 percent, just under 1,000 undergraduates, that voted in last year’s student government election.

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Film explores gender roles

A film that sparked controversy after its premiere in London is now on its way to MSU. “Kadosh,” a film depicting life in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem, will be presented at 7 p.m.

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Celebrity to open events

Kevin Powell, author, poet and original cast member of MTV’s “The Real World,” will inaugurate MSU’s Black History Month celebration today at 7 p.m. Black Student Alliance President Tonya Upthegrove said the group decided to invite Powell because he will bring a perspective to Black History Month that students can identify with. “He has the ability to address issues that are relevant to our generation,” the communication senior said.

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Women sought for clinical research

Fifty women from MSU are being sought to participate in a health study that aims to give women more information about the products they use. Judy Leventhal, project director of the Daily Activities and Infection Study, said this program will concentrate on the effects of vaginal douching. “Some doctors recommend douching for certain women, other doctors say there are negative effects, and then women have their own feelings,” Leventhal said.

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Public forum to discuss why Gore lost presidency

Although many in the nation may believe Al Gore was robbed, a forum will take place this week to try to prove it. Brian Kalt, a professor at MSU-Detroit College of Law, will present a discussion forum entitled “Al Gore Was Robbed ... By His Lawyers” on Thursday. The event, hosted by the Federalist Society, a DCL student organization, will take place at 7:30 p.m.