Thursday, May 19, 2022

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Trustees retain seats in close contest

Scott Romney and Dorothy Gonzales will continue their tenures as MSU trustees.With 99 percent of the precincts reported Wednesday, Democrat Gonzales led with 25 percent of the vote and Republican Romney had garnered 24 percent in the race for two seats.Former Lt.

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Mural adds color, life to hall

Agriculture Hall has a new gem welcoming people into its atrium.The atrium connects the part of Agriculture Hall built in 1909 to the new annex of the building, which was completed earlier this year.A mural, “ANR Past, Present and Future” hangs in the atrium.

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Caucus creates resource group

A new caucus group hopes to diminish feelings of isolation for black students living off campus.The MSU University Apartment Black Caucus Association was started after several students received an e-mail asking if anyone would be interested in starting a black caucus for university apartment residents.Kellie Howard, a psychology senior and Spartan Village resident, was one of the first to respond.Howard, the acting vice president for the newly formed caucus, said though university apartment residents founded the group, she hopes the caucus will become a resource for all black students living outside of the residence halls.“At least being in the dorms, you have the support of MAs, the RAs and the caucus,” Howard said.

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Debaters gain new members

Before the semester began, international relations junior Austin Carson didn’t know the slightest thing about the Greater Horn of Africa - much less whether the U.S.

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U looking for a few good minority aides

The Office of Minority Student Affairs has begun its minority aide selection process for the 2001-2002 academic year. Murray Edwards, the university’s senior coordinator for Minority Student Affairs, said minority aides play a crucial role for minority students living in residence halls. “Minority aides are undergraduate racial or ethnic students that live in the residence hall and are there to assist students in their transition to MSU by being a resource person for those students,” Edwards said. Minority aides often assist with students’ problems, issues and concerns by referring them to the proper resources on campus, he said. Candidates for the job must participate in a three-part process.

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U competes in blood drive

MSU kicks off a competition against Pennsylvania State University today in which the goal is to gain not points, but pints - of blood. The sixth annual MSU/Penn State Blood Donor Challenge begins at Gilchrist and Akers Halls at 1 p.m.

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Speech stresses research university teamwork

MSU President M. Peter McPherson on Monday told a crowded house of the Economic Club of Detroit - one of the major forums in the state for discussing public policy issues - that the state should look to its major research universities and hold them accountable for driving the economy.“The three university presidents have worked closely together in the Life Science Corridor,” McPherson told The State News.

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Law school holds trial competition

Robin Cole was accused of involuntary manslaughter this weekend.The judgment comes after he plowed his Chevrolet Suburban into George Vanderlay’s Saturn Coupe on his way home from the Realto Bar and Grill where he had just watched the Spartans beat the Florida Gators in the NCAA tournament.But this decision has a twist.Robin Cole doesn’t exist - well, he did.

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ASMSU, RHA give money to APASO, others

Student governments have recently allocated more than $4,000 to student groups. Among them: The ASMSU Student Assembly transferred $200 from its special projects account Thursday to its business office account.

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Sorority remembers U student with tournament

It’s been three years since psychology freshman Karen King was murdered while on winter break.And on Sunday, several fraternities, sororities and athletes came to campus to remember Saginaw’s King - and to play some soccer.The Chi Omega sorority sponsored the first annual Karen King Chi Omega Kick Off, with 17 fraternities participating.

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Clown shows alcohol risks

Putting on face paint, riding a unicycle and juggling may not seem like proper ways to get the message out about the dangers of drugs and alcohol - but Bill Ross gets the job done. The clown, juggler and professional actor will be bringing his talents to MSU today for his show, “Last Call: A Sobering Look at Alcohol Abuse.” The 8 p.m.

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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.