Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Faculty to rate commercials during game

Millions of people will tune into Super Bowl XXXV on Sunday and many of MSU’s advertising faculty will join them - but perhaps for a different reason. “We don’t really care much about the game,” advertising instructor Robert Kolt said.

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Programs merge to bring U more events

In an effort to increase student events and bring larger acts to campus, the Union Activities Board and the Campus Center will merge this fall.The new organization, called University Activities Board, will combine the efforts of the Union Activities Board and the Campus Center to provide more weekend entertainment for students as well as increase the number of social events at the Union.“We started looking at Union Activities Board and Campus Center, and realized we were both planning many fun events,” Union Activities Board director Jodi Roberto Hancock said.

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ROTC blood drive a success

On Tuesday, the ballroom in Demonstration Hall became a place where people volunteered to help save lives.MSU’s Army ROTC sponsored its annual blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross, from 1 p.m.

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Professors searching for diabetes treatments

A team of MSU professors is getting up close and personal with diabetes.L. Karl Olson, assistant professor of physiology, is part of the study on campus attempting to research possible treatments for diabetes - a disease which has either claimed or complicated the lives of millions of people across the world.“What we are interested in doing is coming up with alternative sources for producing insulin,” Olson said.

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Residence Life seeks director

The Department of Residence Life has a new director but it’s heading in the same direction, officials say. Cindy Helman became acting director of Residence Life in January, following the death of former director Ann Bolger. “We are all grieving the loss of Bolger, which was quite a shock for all of us,” said Kate Murphy, assistant director of Residence Life.

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New hotline offers answers to financial aid questions

A temporary hotline for college students with questions about financial aid was announced Monday. The new hotline, intended to make filling out forms for financial aid a little easier, the has opened up with special hours to ensure that questions can be answered.

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Peace Corps offers U opportunities, travel

During his years in the Peace Corps, Roy Robinson was accustomed to waking up to a series of claps followed by questions such as “How is your family?” or “How are the crops?” Because there was no electricity for clocks or doors to knock on, clapping woke up the villagers in F

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Groups remember Roe v. Wade

Today campus groups will begin to recognize the 28th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion.Zoology junior Hillary Noyes said there will be representatives from Planned Parenthood of Michigan at the Union from 11 a.m.

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Lecturers hope to make sense of politics

Nationally known political commentators will attempt to make sense out of the 2000 elections through the MSU Department of Political Science’s 12th annual lecture series.This year’s lecture series, “Politics After the Election of 2000,” kicks off at 8 p.m.

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Book addresses victims in media

William Coté shares his insight as a journalist and a teacher in his new book “Covering Violence.” “It’s a nonfiction book written especially for journalists, students or anybody in the public who’s concerned about media coverage and victims,” said Coté, who has coordinated MSU’s Victims and the Media Program since 1991. Coté, co-author and MSU professor of journalism, visited Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 5132 W.

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Employees rewarded for valor

Two Breslin Student Events Center workers were recognized Sunday for their efforts in saving a woman’s life at a November concert.Ron Hanson, a Breslin Center ticket taker, and Jason Lilly, who worked as a student usher, were given the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety’s Life Saving Award and made honorary members of the department.

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Manager briefly returns to ASMSU

Just three weeks after her retirement as ASMSU’s longtime business office manager, Jeanne Fancher is returning to the position - in a more part-time capacity.The ASMSU Student Assembly passed a bill Thursday that reinstates Fancher as an interim business office manger until a full-time replacement is hired.

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Groups remember Roe v. Wade

Today campus groups will begin to recognize the 28th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion.Zoology junior Hillary Noyes said there will be representatives from Planned Parenthood of Michigan at the Union from 11 a.m.

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Library exhibit walks U through history

Those interested in the Revolutionary War can stop by the Main Library to observe letters from former President George Washington and other historical documents. The library is holding an exhibit titled “History Through the Eyes of Congress: Soldiers of the Revolutionary War,” which will be displayed until Feb.

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Group to fight for gay rights

A group of students plans to resurrect a campus activist group to fight for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered rights. Interdisciplinary studies in humanities senior Carrie Copeland and journalism junior David Warden are the founders of Denouncing Ignorance Through Vigilant Activism, also known as DIVA. Warden, the group’s public relations coordinator, said the name reflects the duo’s vision of the group. “We wanted something that was in your face and gay-related,” he said.