Saturday, February 4, 2023

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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.

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Department coping with cuts

Next to family photos and decorations, MSU police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor’s desk is piled with files and documents waiting to be read.McGlothian-Taylor and other officers at the Department of Police and Public Safety have been adjusting to an increased work load after a year of struggling budgets that, among other things, left students with an 8.9 percent tuition increase.On top of her duties as a coordinator for special events, McGlothian-Taylor now serves as the public information officer.

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Motorists to yield to new traffic signs

Rajnish Sharma is getting a little help crossing the street.Yield to pedestrian signs were placed in the middle of the roadway Tuesday at crosswalks on Shaw Lane, between Farm Lane and Red Cedar Road.“People do stop their cars when they see signs and let you go,” said Sharma, an environmental engineering graduate student.

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Soybeans join tour as farmers set to marvel latest hybrids

The MSU Corn & Soybean Research Tour and Barbecue, set for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, will allow participants to view new corn and soybean hybrid crops produced by MSU researchers and have the chance to win more than $800 in prizes. In its fifth year, the tour will be introducing some changes. “This is the first year that soybeans have been included in the program for corn hybrid trails,” said Mark Hansen, the agricultural extension agent for Ingham County’s MSU Extension.

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Price is Right fan fulfills lifelong dream on showcase showdown

DeAaron Easley didn’t have to pay the price to see a childhood dream come true - he guessed it.After sitting through two tapings of the “Price is Right” game show, Easley was finally selected to come on down as a contestant the third time.“Last year I didn’t get picked to be on the show, and in May I went and applied for more tickets,” Easley, a telecommunication junior, said.

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U students not properly insured

After a flood damaged Jessica Schulte’s belongings, she came out financially without a scratch - but other students may not be as fortunate.More than 80 percent of college students who rent do not have insurance for their personal belongings, said a recent survey conducted by the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents.Schulte, a communication senior, said she was insured through her parents with extra rental insurance.“We had our computers down there, and we got (money) back with no questions asked,” she said.Schulte said college life leaves plenty of opportunities for personal property to be stolen.“If you live in the dorm, you don’t always know your suitemates and their friends,” she said.