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Program offers time with professors

David Hicks satisfied more than his appetite during a conversation in the cafeteria last semester. Hicks, a political science and pre-law freshman, and some of his classmates invited their professor for a free lunch while participating in the Hungry for Knowledge program. The program, sponsored by University Housing and Residence Life, provides an opportunity for students who live in residence halls and their instructors to meet for a free meal in any undergraduate campus cafeterias. Hicks said he saw the program as an alternative to attending office hours and an opportunity to form a relationship with his professor. “I think the object was just to get to know the guy, so we talked about our personal lives for the first hour,” he said.

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Rally expresses cultural issues

“Common Struggles” were the theme of Monday night’s Xicano/Latino Power Rally held in the Culturas de las Razas Unidas room in the Wilson basement.The event was part of MSU’s Xicano History Month celebration, which began Thursday.

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Heartsavers recognized in Lansing

Some area groups and organizations will gather today in Lansing for American Heartsaver Day. The event, sponsored by the American Heart Association, will honor individuals and organizations that have contributed to saving lives by CPR or using an automated external defibrillator.The devices are similar to the machines used in hospitals, which deliver an electric shock to a person’s heart.An award ceremony will be held at noon today in the Mackinac Room of the Michigan House of Representatives Office Building, 124 N.

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Travel-study takes alumni to England

Sara Stid said she first fell in love with England when her son was studying there in the 1980s.So when the opportunity to return came along, she took it.Stid, an office assistant with the MSU Alumni Association, participated in Odyssey to Oxford last year.

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Cancer fund-raiser kicks off

About 30 people gathered around the rock on Farm Lane Thursday night with candles blazing. Their purpose: To honor cancer survivors and the memories of friends and loved ones lost to cancer.

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Program probes suns surface

MSU Professor Robert Stein’s research has taken him to a place where no men have gone before.Through a computer-based program, Stein, a professor of physics and astronomy, is able to simulate what happens on the surface of the sun.“I have always been interested in the dynamics of the surface of the sun,” Stein said.

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Poetry contest organized in honor of International Womens Day

An upcoming competition will give MSU women a chance to speak to thousands of their peers as part of a day of female recognition. MSU’s Women’s Council will be sponsoring a poetry contest as part of their plans to celebrate the 81st International Women’s Day. MSU will celebrate the day on campus eight days later than most of the world.

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Forum discusses Culture Wars

The war has subsided. David Brooks, a renowned political journalist, told students and faculty that the culture wars have calmed in the United States at a lecture on Wednesday in the Kellogg Center Auditorium. Brooks, the first speaker in the LeFrak Forum and the Symposium on Science, Reason, and Modern Democracy, addressed audience members about cultural and political change in his speech, “Are the Culture Wars Over?” “The message is that we used to have a very polarized culture and that we used to have real hostility in our politics,” Brooks said.

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ASMSU asks city for funds

In an effort to gain funding for several student programs this year, ASMSU is asking the city of East Lansing to provide some financial assistance.The university’s undergraduate student government made the request by applying for Community Development Block Grant funds distributed by the city government each year.The grants are annually disbursed by the U.S.

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Program offers info on asthma

To Steve Springer, asthma is a potentially deadly disease that people need to be more aware of. But for people who are educated and correctly follow a treatment plan, it’s manageable, said Springer, executive director of the American Lung Association, 403 Seymour St.

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ASMSU may fight keg bill

A proposed state Legislature bill that would require a more elaborate process in the purchasing of a beer keg is leaving some ASMSU representatives feeling bitter. The ASMSU Student Assembly will be voting on a measure tonight stating the undergraduate student government’s formal objection against the Michigan House’s measure. “If anything does come up, we’ll go to Lansing and lobby against it,” said Mark Pritzlaff, ASMSU director of legislative affairs. Under the bill, liquor retailers would have to attach an identification tag on the keg of beer with information from the buyer’s driver’s license.

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Professor earns grant for research

One of the top chemists in the nation, MSU Professor Emeritus James Dye has been awarded the prestigious Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Senior Scientist Mentor Initiative for 2001. The Dreyfus Foundation Initiative was awarded on the basis of “commitment to close advising and mentoring of undergraduate research participants,” according to the foundation’s award letter. The foundation will grant Dye $20,000 to work with and mentor undergraduate students throughout the next two years. “What I aim to do is continue some research that has not yet been published,” Dye said.

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U samples Microsofts Xbox system

If you build it, they will come. A crowd of nearly 400 people gathered in Anthony Hall on Tuesday night to see a demonstration of the Microsoft Xbox, a gaming console developed by the Seattle-based computer company.

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Xicano students request more university recognition

February marks Xicano History Month at MSU, and some students say the heritage celebration’s coincidence with Black History Month is bad timing.“The university has not done a good job with recognizing Xicano History Month,” said David Khilji, a political science senior.