Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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CITY

Grant makes cleaner cars

A grant awarded to the city of Lansing will aid in lowering air pollution and increasing the amount of alternative-fuel vehicles on the road.The $20,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services was given to offer incentives to fleet owners for buying vehicles that use the alternative fuels.The city of Lansing’s Management Services Department applied for the grant.“We applied in the spring and they notified us in October we had received the grant,” said Liza Estlund Olson, chair of the Greater Lansing Clean Cities Coalition.

CITY

Top designer agrees to create new skate parks

Two skate parks near East Lansing will be designed by one of the top designers in the field, despite the facilities not receiving funding from the city.Ranney Park and Benjamin Davis Park in Lansing were picked for the projects - the parks border several East Lansing neighborhoods, and Ranney Park borders the Frandor Shopping Center.The clear visibility, bathroom facilities and space were some of the deciding factors in determining the location of the skate parks, said Tim McCaffrey, director of East Lansing Parks and Recreation Facilities.“There is a great interest among the youth in East Lansing and Lansing,” McCaffrey said.

CITY

Hunters fire up for opening day

It’s not just the thrill of the hunt that lures Luke Gabbard into the fields every November.“Just being outdoors, being out in the woods, seeing animals, that’s half the enjoyment of it,” said Gabbard, an agriculture business management junior.

CITY

Police warn U of man impersonating officer

East Lansing police Capt. Juli Liebler wants to make sure residents know the difference between real police uniforms and vehicles and those of a man posing as a police officer in the area.A female MSU student was stopped near Albert and M.A.C.

CAMPUS

Students pledge to be allies

PRISM, a residence hall caucus group for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered students living in South Complex, hopes to make allies of LBGT students more visible in residence halls. The group has initiated an Ally Sign campaign outside of cafeterias in South Complex halls.

CAMPUS

Harvard biology professor to speak in lecture series

Ruth Hubbard, a Harvard University professor emerita, will be visiting MSU on Thursday night. Hubbard, the first woman to be awarded a tenured biology professor position at the university, will be lecturing on “How the Genome Became the Book of Life.” The speech will be the third of five McPherson Professorship lectures - a series that MSUPresident M.

CITY

Police release composites of suspects in Gunson Street stabbing

East Lansing police officials released composites of two male suspects Monday that are wanted in the stabbing of a 22-year-old student.Eric Miller, a criminal justice and psychology senior, was stabbed twice in the back while attending a house party on the 100 block of Gunson Street at about 1:15 a.m.

CITY

Stamp prices to rise by one cent

By JOHN HEILPRIN The Associated Press WASHINGTON - For the second time in as many years, Americans are being asked to spend a penny more to mail a letter. First-class stamps will cost 34 cents and other postal service rates will increase, but 20-cent postcards will remain unchanged.

CAMPUS

Campus celebrates global education

This week and through Sunday, MSU will be joining with institutions and organizations across the country to highlight global and international education.International Education Week is intended to unite universities across the nation in the study of the global learning experience.MSU is already a leader in international education, said Dawn Pysarchik, associate dean of International Studies and Programs.

CAMPUS

Shaw residents expect move

All halls are usually equal when it comes to finding on-campus housing, but this year, Shaw Hall residents will find themselves first in line.Students planning to live in residence halls next fall need to begin choosing their new room, while Shaw Hall residents will have to a pick a new hall as well.University Housing has been informing students about the room assignment process with its Hall for Fall 2001 program.

CAMPUS

New ASMSU chief ready for change

As soon as he was confirmed to be ASMSU’s chief of staff last Tuesday, Nimri Niemchak wanted to loosen the collar on his new position.But the undergraduate student government’s decision to appoint Niemchak was not official right away.

CITY

Greek elections to take place

Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., the Union will host the greek system’s annual Interfraternity and Panhellenic Council elections.Fraternity elections will take place in the Union Gold Rooms A and B and sorority elections will be held in the Union Parlors B and C.Panhellenic president Tiffany Finlan said it’s a responsibility not to be taken lightly.“It’s important to select a strong individual who will be able to carry on the responsibility of such a large organization,” Finlan said.

CITY

Housing, skate parks top council agenda

East Lansing City Council members will discuss a downtown housing study and the possible construction of skate parks in the Lansing area at their city council work session tonight. The Downtown Housing Market Study will be a 60-day project that begins Dec.