Sunday, June 26, 2022

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Groups celebrate womens day on campus

Two student groups are working to give International Women’s Day attention on campus.Today, a new student group, Feminists Ending the Misogynist System is holding a teach-in to recognize the day.“It’s important to recognize the struggle of women both nationally and internationally,” group member Sarah McDonald said.

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Contestant hopes to be resource for students

This is the fourth in a five-part series profiling the contestants of the Mr. Black MSU pageant. Diondraie Robertson had a goal when he became a minority aide in Hubbard Hall for the 2000-01 school year. “I wanted to be a resource for African American students because they are at a disadvantage on this campus,” the humanities and pre-law senior said.

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ASMSU considers bill to fund Angelous campus visit

Women’s Council is lobbying the university’s undergraduate student government to bring Maya Angelou to campus.The ASMSU Student Assembly will be considering a bill next week that would allocate $25,000 from the ASMSU investment account to cover speaking fees for the renowned author, poet and actress.

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Experience key in contestants bid for title

This is the third in a five-part series profiling the contestants of the Mr. Black MSU pageant. Something is missing at MSU, said Jelani Still, the Black Student Alliance representative for Rather Hall Black Caucus. “There’s more leaders needed in the black community to take a stand and make things happen for the good of the community,” the urban planning and geography freshman said. And if Still becomes the next Mr. Black MSU on Saturday, he said he plans to help fill the void. The Mr. Black MSU pageant, sponsored by Black Student Alliance, profiles black male undergraduates who stand out academically through their student leadership on and off campus. Marketing senior DeAndre Carter, founder and president of DCI Motivational Services, a motivational speaking business, was crowned the first Mr. Black MSU last year. Carter’s active role on campus during his reign provided Still with inspiration for the moment he will compete for the title, he said. “I thought to myself ‘this brother is really active,” Still said.

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New predator colonizes Midwest crops

MSU insect specialists are taking to the fields to research the effects of a new plant predator - the soybean aphid.“The aphid migrated here from Asia and was first detected in Wisconsin last July,” said Christina DiFonzo, an assistant professor of entomology.

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Law experts discuss North American electoral systems

Law professors from the United States, Canada, and Mexico gathered at MSU-Detroit College of Law on Monday to compare electoral systems between the three countries.Gregory Tardi, professor of law at McGill University in Montreal, said the event offered insight not found anywhere else.“As a Canadian, I want to know why things happen in the U.S.,” he said.

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Graduate students seek Pilot e-mail privacy by limiting outside access

Sam Howerton is hoping to offer more privacy to graduate students.Howerton, president of the Council of Graduate Students, is seeking to limit access to the MSU Web site’s Pilot e-mail directory, permitting access only to registered Pilot users.The move comes after Howerton received several complaints from constituents about excessive advertisements and solicitations in their Pilot e-mail boxes.“We get spam for all sorts of businesses that seem to have nothing to do with graduate student life,” he said.

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DCL symposium to review labor laws

Northwest Airlines mechanics gathered in front of the White House on Monday protesting President Bush’s intervention in contract talks between their union and the Minnesota-based airline. Now, one day later, attorneys and high-ranking labor officials will take part in a labor law symposium on the MSU campus. The symposium, sponsored by the Law Review of MSU-Detroit College of Law, will be held at 7 p.m.

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ASMSU proposes cutting sweatshop ties

In response to concerns voiced by Students for Economic Justice and other MSU students, ASMSU is considering a measure this week asking the MSU Board of Trustees to cut ties with the Fair Labor Association, and join the Worker Rights Consortium.“The fact of the matter is that students want Michigan State to join the WRC,” said Matt Weingarden, the Council of Students With Disabilities representative for the ASMSU Student Assembly.

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U maintenance cleans grounds during break

While MSU students were away, the grounds crew definitely did not play.Gary Parrott, MSU Grounds Maintenance manager, said although the absence of students did not increase workloads, grounds crews had their hands full during spring break week.“The crews do have work to do,” he said.

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Student addresses ecstasy myths

Angela Massingill knows there is a common perception that most college students use the drug ecstasy; but she’s working to change that.“Media exposure given to the drug has led to a popular misperception that everyone is doing it,” the human biology senior said.

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Mr. Black MSU candidate to promote unity

This is the first in a five-part series profiling the contestants of the Mr. Black MSU pageant. Jason McGhee said Mr. Black MSU has an important function in the black student community. “He’s a leader and a role model to the black community - someone people look up to and respect,” the studio art junior said. McGhee, a minority aide in Holmes Hall, said he hopes to take on those duties by gaining the title Saturday. The Mr. Black MSU pageant, sponsored by Black Student Alliance, profiles black male undergraduates who stand out academically, through their student leadership on and off campus. Marketing senior DeAndre Carter, founder and president of DCI Motivational Services, a motivational speaking business, was crowned the first Mr. Black MSU last year. BSA President Tonya Upthegrove said the event recognizes students making a difference in MSU’s black community. “We want to dispel the myth of this being a beauty pageant,” the communication senior said.

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Study tests drug to treat cold sores

Don’t ask Deborah Sudduth about cold sores - she’s suffered from them, off and on, for the last 10 years. Two months ago, Sudduth, an executive assistant to the dean in the College of Nursing, participated in a MSU study that cured her cold sores in less than two days. “I’ve never had an experience like that before,” Sudduth said.

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Vet students take part in reality TV

The next dose of reality television will be prescribed by MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.MSU’s campus will be the setting for “Vet School Confidential,” a brand new program for the Animal Planet cable network.The lives of several MSU veterinary students will be documented in the 13-episode series, to air next fall.“You aren’t going to watch it and learn how to be a vet,” said Chris Oldroyd, a producer with Rocket Pictures, which is creating the show for Animal Planet.

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2002 Porsche raffle to benefit Executive Development Center

MSU students, faculty and alumni now have a chance to win a 2002 Porsche Boxster for only $100. The Eli Broad College of Business, along with Porsche Cars North America Inc., are raffling off a Porsche in order to benefit the new Executive Development Center under construction on the southwest side of campus. Michael Rishell, senior director of development at Eli Broad College of Business, said the new center will greatly benefit MSU. “It’s really an extension of the land-grant mission,” Rishell said.