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ASMSU pushes for interaction with landlords

Despite an extended delay, ASMSU is continuing its push toward a more student-friendly relationship with East Lansing tenants. The undergraduate student government is of the opinion that city landlords ask student tenants to prematurely renew their leases.

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Assistant vice president gains science honor for work in federal-university relations

Scientists aren’t the only ones winning science awards these days.In recognition for his accomplishments in enhancing federal-university relations, Howard Gobstein has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Gobstein, the assistant vice president and director of federal relations for MSU in Washington ,D.C., is pleased with his accomplishment.“It’s an incredible joy to receive this honor,” he said.

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Real World talks sex

The Union Ballroom will offer a taste of sex and New Orleans on Friday night. Danny Roberts and Melissa Howard, from the MTV show “The Real World” New Orleans, will join MSU sex and relationship experts. Sex In the Real World, a Loveline-style event, will be held from 9 p.m.

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Speaker raises African issues, perspectives

Social, political and economic difficulties in African countries will not improve until the issues receive support from the world community, said Leonard Robinson, president and chief executive officer of the National Summit on Africa.“We live in a time of global interdependence and Africa cannot make it alone,” he said.

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Graduates display artwork

Lamont Clegg thinks the art by four graduate students in Kresge Art Museum is amazing.“I really think these four students are really talented and I think they can make it as professional artists,” the museum’s spokesman said.

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ASMSU approves funds to cover Angelou speech

ASMSU’s Student Assembly approved a bill to allocate $33,000 from the ASMSU investment account Thursday to cover speaking fees for g a nationally acclaimed poet to campus Maya Angelou, who is scheduled to speak on campus April 18.“This is phenomenal,” said Melanie Olmsted, Student Assembly Women’s Council representative.

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Graduate union seeks to collectively bargain

The Graduate Employees Union is one step closer to gaining collective bargaining power.Graduate assistants are set to vote in an election April 19 and 20 to determine whether they wish to be represented by a collective bargaining unit.“We’re very excited,” said Amy Jones, a sociology graduate student and vice president of the union.

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U hosts annual dairy show

The winner of the show beat out all 142 other contestants in appearance and quality, but she was left near speechless when asked what the victory meant to her.“Moo” was her only response.The MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education was filled with hundreds of people and just as many bails of hay for the Michigan Spring Dairy Show and Sale held Friday and Saturday.

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Students seek funds for authors visit

A group of students gathered in front of Student Services building Thursday to sing the praises of Maya Angelou.The students were advocating the approval of ASMSU funds, which would help bring the renowned author and poet to campus.“She is such a wonderful person and artist,” said Jen Taylor, a theater graduate student who was among the students participating in the rally.

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COGS proposes tax hike, seeks support

In an election next week, the Council Of Graduate Students is asking its constituents to support an increase in taxes for the 2001-02 academic year. If passed, the tax would increase to $7.25 for the fall and spring semesters, up 50 cents from its current rate.

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Scholarship aids former foster children

Former foster care children may find a foothold for their future through a new scholarship program at MSU. The Foster Care Youth Endowed Scholarship Program will provide assistance to a limited number of incoming freshmen who spent some part of their childhood in Michigan court-ordered foster care placement. Less than 10 percent of young people who leave foster care at age 18 attend college, said Gary Anderson, director of the School of Social Work, which is directing the program. “Increasingly the states are realizing that this is a population that we need to pay attention to because education is so crucial for their success,” he said.

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Monkey ear research helps understand human hearing

If a tree falls in the woods, would a monkey be able to hear it?Michael Harrison, a professor of physics and astronomy, presented a paper to the American Physical Society last week during its five-day meeting in Seattle that could help explain why monkeys don’t hear as well as humans.“I began to get interested in these problems when I realized the subject I was working on, the mechanics of vibration, had a good deal to do with the way hearing takes place in mammals,” Harrison said.

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Online training aids educational community

The State NewsStudents, faculty and staff at MSU who want to learn more about computers can clear up their confusion with access to more than 700 free online courses.MSU is just one of Michigan’s educational institutions that can utilize the Information Technology Training Initiative - a state-funded program intended to make computer training more widely available.Gov.

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Professors research may help cure cancer

Sometimes the old saying is true - good things come in small packages.Robert Maleczka, an MSU professor of chemistry, has spent five years working on a project that could have a large impact for the future of cancer treatment and research.An all-natural compound was discovered by Jun’ichi Kobayashi, a professor at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, which could have far-reaching medicinal effects.

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Animals Day includes tours, fun

Small children will be visiting MSU’s small animals on April 28. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Student Senate is hosting its annual Small Animals Day on MSU farms. “It’s a day where the university farms open to the public to allow people to come in and see the animals,” animal science sophomore Lynn Voglsaid.

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Intersex director visits U

Cheryl Chase, executive director of the Intersex Society of North America, will speak in the Minnesota Room of the MSU Union Thursday. The event, an effort to raise funds and awareness for the society, begins at 7:30 p.m. “The main issue of concern is trying to get past the point where intersex is treated as a shameful issue,” said a Lyman Briggs professor Alice Dreger.

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ASMSU considers support for bill eliminating voter requirement

Although ASMSU’s election ends today, the undergraduate student government is working to remain involved in ensuring students vote.The ASMSU Student Assembly is considering a measure tonight which would give its support behind a proposed state House Bill to remove the law requiring voters to register 30 days before State of Michigan elections.