Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Union fills with craft vendors, eager buyers

Campus was temporarily transformed into a hot spot for holiday shopping Saturday and Sunday. Thousand of patrons made a trip to the Union to browse through four floors, each packed with a variety of arts and crafts - or even potential presents. The Union Activities Board’s Arts and Crafts Show completed another successful year, bringing in vendors and customers from near and far. In its 37th year, many participants say the event is known for its size and variety. “Many people know it’s coming every year and they know there’s lots of choices,” said Carol Whearty, a jewelry designer who’s sold her wares at the show for 12 years.

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Seniors prepare to face work, graduate school

As the semester comes to a close, there will be MSU seniors graduating as well as others preparing for their spring commencement.In either case, these graduates will have to make decisions concerning their futures and what direction they will be heading.

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Show offers students holiday shopping solutions

With the holidays quickly approaching, many students are scrambling to find the perfect gift. The Union Activities Board’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Show just might be the place to find the presents for friends and family - or even something nice for yourself. “I would say anybody would be able to afford something here,” said Erecenia Friday, Union Activities Board office manager and a communication junior.

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Report reveals many instructors without tenure

A controversial report recently released by the Coalition on the Academic Workforce found that nontenured track instructors make up almost half of the teaching staff in many humanities and social science instruction fields.But MSU officials say this university doesn’t fall into that category.

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AIDS day volunteers color U with red

Hank Haberman would have appreciated the way 75 volunteers showed their devotion to AIDS awareness Thursday night despite pitch darkness and frigid temperatures.The volunteers tied 500 red ribbons around campus trees for the annual World AIDS Day ribbon tie-up.

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Toys for Tots hopes for help from U

The Salvation Army is hoping MSU students, faculty and staff use the holiday season to help children in need.Drop-off points for the charity’s Toys for Tots program have been set up across campus.

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Students, staff go to jail to raise money for charity

It wasn’t exactly your normal county jail.Nearly 75 people were “locked up” at the Kellogg Center on Wednesday, but no one stood guard and the inmates roamed free, munching on doughnuts, drinking coffee and chatting with old friends via cell phones.The jailbirds were all summoned to the makeshift jail between 9 a.m.

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Volunteers prepare World AIDS Day displays for U

Danielle Drake didn’t realize how much she would enjoy HIV counseling.The human biology senior was encouraged by her cousin, a long-term survivor of the disease that can lead to AIDS, to help others living with HIV.And after a year of training sessions and one-on-one experience, she is glad she got involved in the program through Olin Health Center.“I’m a pre-med major, but who knows if I want to go to medical school,” Drake said.

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Tenured faculty members dwindle

For years, the age and experience gap between students and instructors in lower-level English and history courses has been closing.A report released recently by the Coalition on the Academic Workforce, an association of the leaders of disciplinary societies, only confirms the long-held belief that a large majority of courses are being taught by part-time and nontenure-track faculty.The report surveyed departments in 10 fields and found that those instructors make up almost half of the teaching staff in many humanities and social science disciplines.It also showed they received less pay and fewer benefits than their peers.“Tenure ensures you cannot be dismissed or fired without due process,” said Iris Molotsky, spokeswoman for the American Association of University Professors.

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Ramp reconstruction could up parking woes

On a campus where parking is scarce and finding cars parked on the grass and sidewalks is common, parking legally is about to become even more difficult.The parking ramp near Shaw Hall will close its gates for good at the end of the semester, shortly before being destroyed.“Engineering consultants tell us that it needs to be replaced because the foundations are no longer in good condition,” said Michael Rice, MSU police deputy chief.

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DCL students win honors in moot court competitions

There is a sign that hangs in the MSU-Detroit College of Law Moot Court Board office that reads “Moot Court is not Life.” But, “the sign is a lie,” according to fourth-year law student Tom Wisehart. Wisehart is the captain of the moot court team that recently participated in the Pepperdine National Entertainment Law Moot Court Trials in Malibu, Calif.

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Cloning, genetics highlight lecture

Anne McLaren, a research associate on genetics, reproductive biology and developmental biology at Cambridge University, will deliver a free lecture at the Auditorium on Wednesday night. McLaren, the principal research associate at the Wellcome/CRC Institute of Cancer Research and Developmental Biology at the United Kingdom-based college, was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993.

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Businesses go online with help from U

Several area businesses are entering the e-commerce arena thanks to some MSU students.As part of their senior design projects, students in this semester’s Computer Science and Engineering 498 course have developed Web sites as prototypes for what those businesses might want to create as their permanent home pages.“They do this on their own and we don’t tell them how,” said Bill Punch, a computer science professor who teaches the collaborative design course.“A customer who isn’t knowledgeable in the practical areas wouldn’t do this themselves.”Punch said the class is part of the department’s plan to have students do realistic software development work in a group setting with real customers on topical problems.Some of the businesses participating in the project are Evergreen Grill, 327 Abbott Road, Melting Moments Homemade Ice Creams, 313 E.

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DCL hosts local Arabs, Israelis in discussion

Watching the news is becoming increasingly difficult for businessman Boulas Ghraib.A Palestinian, Ghraib said it saddens him to watch TV reports about the violence and conflict that continue between Israelis and Palestinians.Ghraib joined another Palestinian man and two Israeli men in a discussion at MSU-Detroit College of Law last week.