Saturday, December 4, 2021

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U hosts environmental conference

The Society of Environmental Journalists hold their 10th annual conference in East Lansing this weekend, offering speakers and live tours of environmental landscapes and centers around the state. The conference, hosted by MSU, begins today at 7 a.m.

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Healing center will relocate to new facility

LANSING - Because the needs of children grieving the loss of a parent or sibling are not often met as well they could be, officials at Ele’s Place are happy to be expanding to their own facility. The organization plans to move onto Sparrow Hospital’s St.

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Children return violent toys to promote safe schools

LANSING - As part of the statewide celebration of Safe Communities-Safe Schools Day, the Lansing Police Department and the Michigan Education Association collected more than 300 toys during Tuesday’s Violent Toy Buyback. Children were encouraged to bring in their violent toys in exchange for $10 gift certificates to be used toward the purchase of a new nonviolent toy. Items brought in ranged from action figures and violent movies to toy swords, squirt guns and archery sets. “We know we won’t be able to get every violent toy off the shelf, but we want to make people talk about what these toys mean,” said Lansing police Lt.

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Father boosts reward in sons death investigation

It has been 17 days since Brandon D’Annunzio, a 24-year-old Livonia resident, was assaulted outside an East Lansing bar, and seven since he died at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital. During a press conference at the East Lansing police station Tuesday, Brandon’s father, Dennis D’Annunzio, said the reward in the case has soared from the original $500 to $10,000, including a $500 donation from BW-3, 220 M.A.C.

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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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Girl escapes attempted abduction

An unidentified man attempted to abduct a 13-year-old East Lansing middle school student Monday.The student had just exited through the north doors of MacDonald Middle School, 1601 Burcham Drive, when she was approached by a white male in his late 20s, police said.

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Candidates push spending to limits

Although it is illegal for political candidates to buy votes from the people, the advertising that candidates buy seems to be helping them win people over all the same.Federal campaign finance records show U.S.

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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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Proposed bill suggests new keg regulations

Keg parties for college students could be a little different if legislation introduced last week becomes law.A bill requiring kegs to be tagged and more information to be demanded from their purchaser was introduced Thursday by state Rep.

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City council to discuss patrol car computers

The East Lansing City Council will discuss several issues today concerning the transfer of funds to the East Lansing Police Department for vehicle improvements. The council may approve a contract in the amount of about $248,000 to install Mobile Data Computers in 14 patrol cars.

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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.