Thursday, February 2, 2023

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Poll reveals candidates edge in race for two Board of Trustee seats

A recent poll of 500 likely voters shows well-known Republicans Scott Romney and Connie Binsfeld hold a slight advantage in the race for two seats on the MSU Board of Trustees.The poll, commissioned by the Lansing-based newsletter Inside Michigan Politics, showed Romney, a Detroit-based attorney and board incumbent, received 22 percent of the support.

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Group says U lacks initiative

Culturas de las Razas Unidas, MSU’s Chicano and Latino student organization, released a statement Tuesday saying it isn’t seeking an apology from a fraternity that painted over the organization’s Hispanic Heritage Month display last month.Instead, CRU officials said fraternity pledges would have never painted over their display on the rock on Farm Lane if MSU administrators had done more to promote diversity on campus.The statement, agreed upon by a number of student groups represented by CRU, was announced at Tuesday night’s meeting by Marcelina Trevino-Savala, the university’s coordinator for Chicano and Latino student affairs.“We don’t expect an apology from the frat because we realize the university is not upholding their mission of educating on diversity, ” Trevino-Savala said.“Therefore we expect the university to start taking responsibility for these issues by educating the whole student body.”The statement comes three weeks after members of Movimiento Estudiantil Xicano de Aztlan, or MEXA, admitted to painting the words “racists” over Sigma Alpha Mu’s display on the rock.

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Students hungry to help U meet needs with Food Bank

Few know there’s a place on campus for students with empty fridges and growling stomachs to go. The MSU Food Bank, a student-run volunteer organization, has been providing nourishment for needy students and their families since 1992. “Before the Food Bank, we had students who bought books over buying food,” said Leah Kropf, a kinesiology senior and organization president.

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Student government chief of staff resigns

ASMSU, the university’s undergraduate student government, is dealing with its third chief of staff resignation in less than two years. Jack Teasdale, an interdisciplinary social sciences junior, announced his intentions to leave the high-profile position during an Academic Assembly meeting last week. “I thought I knew what I was doing,” he said.

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Campus groups raise awareness

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, which began Monday, has made Jasmine Greenamyer a busy person. The alcohol, tobacco and other drug coordinator for Olin Health Center has been getting Greek Life, Residence Life, the Judicial Affairs Office and the Department of Police and Public Safety involved in raising awareness about alcohol use on campus.

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Former official shares political views

A former national security adviser to President Carter spoke about his international relations experience and current global stability to about 180 students, faculty and area residents at the Kellogg Center on Monday. Zbigniew Brzezinski was the keynote speaker for the annual James Madison College Founders Circle luncheon.

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Carnegie Scholar shares research

While university students are expected to become more critical of written texts in their schooling, not as much focus is on visual texts such as illustrations or diagrams.MSU Professor Colleen Tremonte has been trying to find out why.The associate professor of writing and American culture at the James Madison College spent two weeks this summer at California’s Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning researching her question.“The program acts like a center for advanced study in teaching and learning,” Tremonte said.

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Shaw ramp to be torn down

When the MSU community returns to campus for the spring semester, there could be up to 1,000 people trying to find a new place to park.In January crews will begin an 18- to 20-month, $22 million process that will tear down and build a new Shaw parking garage.

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Nursing College turns golden

Back in 1950, when MSU was still called Michigan State College, 17 women paid $17 each in tuition to become the first students to enroll in the Department of Nursing.Now more than 400 students strong, MSU’s College of Nursing turns 50 this year.

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Students clean up river

Polluters’ plans to help improve the quality of life of organisms in the Red Cedar River by donating items such as broken bicycles and a television set were spoiled Sunday afternoon.These objects and other garbage were pulled from the river in a cleanup effort sponsored by the Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment.More than 40 volunteers from various campus groups went down to the river in waders and canoes to help clean the water that flows through MSU’s campus.“This project was independent of the E.

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Actor works stage in political speech

“Jaws” may have dropped on campus Thursday. During a special visit, Academy Award-winner Richard Dreyfuss stopped at MSU to stump for Democrat Vice President Al Gore and encourage political activism.Dreyfuss, the well-known star of the shark movie and “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” spoke to more than 200 students at Case Hall’s cafeteria.

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Alumni Association hosts annual brunch

With Homecoming hitting MSU today, preparations are underway to welcome about 700 alumni back to the banks of the Red Cedar. The MSU Alumni Association is sponsoring the annual Green and White Homecoming Brunch at the Kellogg Center on Saturday. “It’s a fun activity,” said Keith Williams, Alumni Association executive director.

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Former adviser will speak at U

A former adviser to President Carter will be on campus Monday to speak about the future of foreign policy in the United States. Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as Carter’s national security adviser, will be the featured speaker at a 12:30 p.m.

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ASMSU restores equipment after Labor Day weekend break-in

ASMSU has recovered most of the stolen equipment swiped during a Labor Day weekend burglary. Among the items recovered from the break-in of the university’s undergraduate student government offices were two computer monitors, three RAM chips, a computer tower, a hard drive and a video card.

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Allocations offer boosts to groups

This past week, campus organizations allocated $3,190.57 to various student groups, including: The Residence Halls Association allocated $500 to the RHA special events fund to help pay for the Sponsorship Network, a conference about raising money for corporate sponsors for student groups. The event took place Oct.

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Peacefest calls on Pentagon to alter spending

They arrived at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to display pie graphs, set up tables brimming with free pamphlets and bread rolls, and to inflate giant plastic puppets - some 15 feet tall.The Bread Not Stones Peacefest, sponsored by Pax Christi USA, was at the rock on Farm Lane calling for a redistribution of 15 percent of the Pentagon’s budget - which is currently allotted to the military - to be used for human needs such as health care, education and Head Start programs.“We are the people who will redirect military spending - and we are on the march,” said the Rev.