Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Debate team wins tournament

The MSU debate team returned to East Lansing victorious after its first win of the year at the Kansas City Swing, a series of debates held at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and William Jewell College.

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College receives educational grant

MSU’s College of Engineering recently received a $300,000 grant to support a program that introduces new teaching methods to improve students’ learning experience.The award is the second grant the program, Reforming the Early Undergraduate Engineering Learning Experience, has received from the GE Fund, a charitable foundation of the General Electric Co.Thomas Wolff, associate dean of undergraduate studies in the College of Engineering, said he’s pleased to receive funding again.“There aren’t many cases and opportunities where (engineering) faculty really are afforded some funding to improve their teaching and to do that on a large scale,” he said.The grant is part of the GE Fund’s Learning Excellence initiative, which aims to invest in original, interdisciplinary education methods.“GE as a company has learned that boundaryless thinking, teamwork, and e-skills are critical to success,” said Roger Nozaki, program manager for the GE Fund.

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ASMSU seeks editorial control over yearbook

While ASMSU will have an official logo embedded on future volumes of the Red Cedar Log, several of its representatives want ASMSU to leave a more significant mark on the publication. ASMSU’s policy committee rejected a bill Tuesday that would grant the Red Cedar Log Advisory Committee and the ASMSU Student Assembly editorial control over the yearbook. “The purpose of the bill is to create accountability with ASMSU because of a historical consistency of misrepresentation for our minority population,” said Bryan Newland, the North American Indian Student Organization representative for the ASMSU Student Assembly. Although the failed measure was not endorsed by the policy committee, supporters have called on minority students to gather at the assembly’s weekly meeting tonight in support of the bill.

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Senior class competes to support U

Shannon Sharp wanted to give The Eli Broad College of Business a boost. Her $20 donation contributed to the “Senior Class Campaign,” a year-long fund-raising contest between seniors at the University of Michigan and seniors at MSU.

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Campus microlab assists U

Engineering arts junior Lawrence Thomas hardly ever uses the computer in his Spartan Village apartment.Although his computer is fully equipped with DVD-rom, a CD burner and performs the most practical word-processing functions, Thomas often finds himself using one of the more than 60 computer microlabs on campus.“They’re easy to get to,” Thomas said.

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Group takes trip despite violence

Sherie Rappoport said her recent trip to Israel was the best experience she has ever had.The education freshman traveled with a group of 28 MSU students from the Hillel Jewish Student Center on the Birthright Israel Trip, a program that takes Jewish college students who have never been to Israel on a 10-day trip through the country.

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Genetically altered mosquito may help halt diseases

In some parts of the world a mosquito bite can lead to more than just a pesky itch; it can lead to any number of fatal diseases.Alex Raikhel, an MSU professor of entomology and genetics, was the lead researcher in discovering and creating the world’s first transgenic - or genetically altered mosquito.

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DCL gains new trustee

Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III was elected to the MSU-Detroit College of Law governing body at the MSU Board of Trustees meeting Friday. Six other members were re-appointed to another term on the board. DCL Trustee Tracey Yokich was re-appointed a three-year term. “As an MSU grad, I am thrilled that we host DCL on our campus,” she said.

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Seminar aids girls interests in math, science

Julie Galambos has come a long way since middle school.And nearly nine years later, Galambos, an MSU junior pursuing a career in civil engineering, plans to share her skills at the same conference she attended in sixth grade.Galambos is just one of several volunteers from the MSU and Lansing communities who will serve as role models at An Invitation to Sample Success: A Math/Science Conference for Sixth-grade Girls.The 12th annual conference, which will be held Feb.

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Forum recognizes aspects of dream still unrealized today

While many people may have listened to Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, some gathered Monday to discuss how that dream lives on in the Lansing area.Panelists from major ethnic minority groups, along with nearly 100 audience members, discussed the effects of King’s dream in Erickson Kiva on Monday morning.

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U dean joins national academic board

Wendy Wilkins recently returned from Hawaii where she attended her first meeting as a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Colleges and Arts and Sciences.Wilkins, dean of the MSU College of Arts and Letters, was welcomed to the nine-member board at its annual meeting in November held in Toronto, Canada.The council, which has more than 500 member institutions, is a networking organization for deans.