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Event offers variety

MSU students can live a little loca Friday night and experience a Latin Explosion.The theme for the event, in its sixth year, is “A Fuego” - on fire.

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Group plans rally at rock to end domestic violence

Some members of MSU Women’s Council will be working to rid MSU of domestic violence today and Friday. Today the group will be painting the rock on Farm Lane and members will march to Sparty on Friday. “I feel that we will raise awareness and raise money for an issue that is highly overlooked in this country,” group member Patti Wheeler said.

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Career fair involves new field

The Associated Students for Career Orientation in Telecommunications are hosting the first-ever MSU career fair with a special interest in telecommunication students, today - the Interactive Michigan Area Telecom Expo. In the past, jobs and internship opportunities for students majoring in telecommunication were difficult to come by, group spokesman and telecommunication junior Jeffrey Smith said. “The boom of the Internet and different information fields have sparked a need for this kind of expo,” Smith said. The group has set out to change the past and set a new trend, he said.

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Professor aims to revive state tree

A joint program between MSU professors and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources could lead to the resurgence of the state tree - the white pine.Deb McCullough, an associate professor of forest entomology, has been collaborating with the DNR on several projects designed to minimize deforestation of the white pine.“For a number of reasons the white pine has had a lot of trouble regenerating,” McCullough said.

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Law schools work to recruit

February is National Minority Law Student Recruitment Month, and local law schools are hosting several related events.The National Black Law Student Association, which has a chapter at MSU-Detroit College of Law, is holding its Midwest Region Convention today through Sunday at the Kellogg Center.

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Dean selection hits the Web

For Elaine Bush, it has always been difficult to contribute to decisions within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources - until now. Bush, director of Manistee County’s MSU Extension office three hours from MSU, is one of hundreds who can now help with the college’s dean selection process through a new Web site. Because her staff makes the trip to campus only once or twice a year, it’s convenient for MSU Extension staff to get involved without leaving their desks, Bush said. “I am really impressed that they are keeping us appraised of the situation,” she said.

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Student contest created to design state quarter

ASMSU’s Academic Assembly wants MSU students to have a say in what the Michigan quarter will look like when it’s released in three years.The assembly passed a measure Tuesday that will create a contest for students to design the coin.

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U looks to treat high blood pressure

Some MSU scientists are looking to make a breakthrough in the fight against high blood pressure.Dr. Donna Wang, professor of medicine, has been researching blood pressure and its effects on cardiovascular diseases like hypertension - commonly known as high blood pressure - for more than 14 years.“Hypertension has been studied for a long, long time but we still can’t define the cause of the disease,” Wang said.

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Student receives royal honor

MSU student Ken Washburn has experienced the splendors of Buckingham Palace firsthand.Last November Washburn and two of his research colleagues received the Duke of Edinburgh’s prize for the British Sub Aqua Club at Buckingham Palace in London.

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Web site hopes to encourage global interaction

MSU may seem like just a dot on the map geographically, but the university wants to extend its reach around the globe.The Internet has provided a portal for MSU’s newest international initiative - the MSU Global Access Web site.MSU President M.

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Students create art for Vagina Week

Margaret Malsom spent her Saturday afternoon making vagina art. Using paint brushes and crayons, she joined other students at the MSU Union to create works that symbolized female sexuality.

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ASMSU delays vote for RU-486 at Olin

ASMSU’s Student Assembly has postponed its consideration of the measure that calls for the drug RU-486 to be available to students through Olin Health Center.Because of the requested delay, the assembly plans to vote on the bill during its meeting Thursday.

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Forum discusses political topics

Politics and public policy dominated the discussion at the second meeting of the 2001 LeFrak Forum and The Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy on Thursday at the Kellogg Center Auditorium. Journalist William Kristol, the editor and publisher of the Weekly Standard, and MSU Professor David Rohde, the university distinguished professor in the Department of Political Science, addressed the topic: “Parties and Partisanship in the wake of the Clinton Presidency and the Election of 2000.” Both were called on to answer pertinent questions about the political world from more than 150 audience members.

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Engineers play games for E-Week

Some students at the College of Engineering are preparing for a week of fun. E-Week, organized by the Student Engineering Council and other engineering students, began Sunday and will continue through Friday.

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Club walks about in mall

Shoppers and nonshoppers are lacing up their sneakers for the “Walkabout Club” at Meridian Mall, which kicks off at 9:30 a.m.

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Case Hall welcomes new cafe

Students living on south campus will no longer have to trek to East Grand River Avenue for a cup o’ joe.The Barista Cafe, located on the ground floor of South Case Hall, opened Feb.

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Lecture discusses race relations, adversity

A positive spin on the term racial profiling was the core of the Rev. Joseph Lowery’s speech Thursday, part of Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey, a visiting minority faculty lecture series sponsored by the College of Osteopathic Medicine. “We didn’t have to have a violent revolution to overcome our oppression,” Lowery said before his speech.

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U officer mourns loss of K-9 partner

It was a reassuring sight.Whenever MSU police Sgt. Maureen Ramsey would make a traffic stop, she could always look back at her vehicle and see someone watching to make sure she was safe.“He would be standing on the platform between the seats and I barely saw the silhouette of his two ears,” the 13-year campus police force veteran recalled, still wearing her K-9 officer pin.“The police officer doesn’t become dependent on them in regards to safety, but it’s like having a four-pawed guardian angel.”But for the last month, those pointed, furry ears have been noticeably absent from Ramsey’s patrol car.