Monday, November 29, 2021

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Olin outlines rules for campus smokers

The campus is a bit more colorful today thanks to Olin Health Center advocates’ Community Action Team. The team, known as CAT chalked off smoke-free areas around campus buildings Sunday, with slogans such as “Fresh Air is the Best Air,” “Clean Air Zone” and “Lungs at Work.” Smokers are asked not to smoke within a 30-foot arc of the entrance into any campus building.

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APASO power rally kicks off conference

A rally and march from the rock on Farm Lane will highlight a weekend full of activities for Asian and Pacific American students today at 4 p.m. This is the ninth year the Asian Pacific American Student Organization will host its fall conference.

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Olin lights up awareness week

Jonathan Kermiet says students need to be much more aware about the dangers of tobacco use. Lucky for the Olin Health Center health educator, Monday kicks off Tobacco Awareness Week.

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Israeli soldiers share experiences with U

Noam Zissman is a second lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Force Infantry, and he says he’s currently fighting not one, but two wars while he serves his country in the battle with Palestine. One war, he says, is in the field while the other one is against the media that many feel says Israel has already lost the battle. Zissman and Moran Kalinsky, both 20-year-old military officers, were at the Union on Wednesday night to answer questions from the MSU community and other guests about what life is like in the midst of a bloody battle. Kalinsky is a first lieutenant and a deputy commander of a basic training base.

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Polar bear joins campaign against global warming

Even mild temperatures didn’t keep a mammoth polar bear from making an appearance behind Wells Hall on Thursday afternoon. In an effort to inform students about the threats of global warming and the United States’ position on the Kyoto Protocol, ECO members stood with a 17-foot inflatable polar bear to attract attention. “We’re out here trying to get signatures on a petition to encourage President Clinton to take a stronger stance on global warming,” said Gabriel Sanchez, a sociology sophomore and member of ECO, an MSU student environmental group. The Kyoto Protocol is a climate-change treaty that requires a worldwide reduction in carbon dioxide.

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ASMSU could fund facility renovations

The fate of ASMSU’s campaign to help fund renovations to the university’s intramural sports facilities will be in its own hands tonight.A proposal to further the project is up for consideration by the undergraduate student government’s Student Assembly.“We are at the end result of phase one,” said Kendall Sykes, ASMSU Student Assembly chairperson.The second phase of the plan would enable ASMSU to consult with architects, seek different methods of funding and perform student surveys to get a better idea of renovation cost estimates.Rick McNeil, assistant director for Intramural Sports and Recreative Services, said one method of funding used throughout the country is the implementing of student fees.

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Hospitality Business Career Expo features workshops, seminars open to all majors

Last year, hospitality business graduate student Jona Houghtaling needed a summer internship. But instead of scouring the classifieds for a minimum wage job, she attended the School of Hospitality Business Career Expo where she landed eight interviews with companies she was interested in, and was able to pick the one she liked best. “It absolutely helped me,” Houghtaling said.

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White House honors U chemistry professor

For discovering uranium-dinitrogen, an MSU chemistry professor will be able to research for years to come without having to worry about soliciting grant funds.Assistant Professor Aaron Odom was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House on Oct.

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Latino group provides support, education for members

While the Organization of Latino Social Workers officially came to campus during the 1999-2000 school year, chairperson Martha Gutierrez said the 16-member group has focused more on raising its name recognition recently. Members of the organization, which addresses the issues and needs of Latinos in the School of Social Work, raised $60 during a can drive at the Oct.

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Activists address genetics

Is the corn in breakfast cereal safe to eat? What about the shell wrapping that taco?Students, professors, scientists and interested citizens alike gathered to discuss genetically engineered food and medicine Monday night in Wells Hall.The event was planned by the ASMSU Programming Board and featured discussion led by Georgina, the co-founder of Primal Seeds, an activist group from the United Kingdom, and Dee Dee of the Bioengineering Action Network.

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Debate between state House candidates canceled

A State News-sponsored debate between 70th District state House candidates Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Hollister has been canceled. The forum was slated to take place Monday night following a debate between the four major candidates vying for two seats on the MSU Board of Trustees.

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Forum to tackle military policy

The United States military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays and lesbians will make its way to campus today. The MSU-Detroit College of Law will sponsor an open-discussion forum on the issue at 4 p.m.

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Hand-washing key to staying healthy

Wash your hands frequently, stay away from sick people and eat a balanced diet. As simple as this advice sounds, it’s not far off the mark according to the Web site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Nature untangles evolution question

Ever since Charles Darwin traveled to the Galapagos Islands in the 19th century, “use it or lose it” has been the adopted theory when studying the evolution of organisms.Scientists at MSU have recently learned that successful adaptation to a specific environment is all about trade-offs.In a paper published in the Oct.

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Moot Court prepares for contest

The MSU-Detroit College of Law Moot Court Board is gearing up to host 14 law schools from around the nation in its first Trial Advocacy Competition, which is slated to be held Thursday through Sunday. Trial Advocacy allows law students to take the skills they learn in the classroom and apply them to simulated court cases in a competitive atmosphere. The Trial Advocacy program is one of two formats the teams follow.