Thursday, December 9, 2021

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CITY

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.

CITY

Lansing receives grant for face-lift

LANSING - Another stride has been made in the race for downtown revitalization in Michigan’s capital.The Michigan State Housing Development Authority gave the city a $250,000 grant Monday morning to help with the goals outlined by the Blue Ribbon Committee on Downtown Revitalization.

CITY

Candidate visits to garner awareness

GRAND RAPIDS - For voters not happy with the leading presidential candidates, Howard Phillips would like you to know the Constitution Party makes a great alternative.Phillips and his fellow party members feel his race for the presidency is not receiving fair coverage.

CITY

Poll: Bush, Gore in statistical tie

Presidential candidates vying for electoral votes might be hitting up Michigan residents with even more campaign commercials during nightly TV viewing.A new poll by The Detroit News shows Republican Texas Gov.

CAMPUS

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.

CITY

Road reopens in Old Town

LANSING - After an 18-month hiatus, Grand River Avenue in Old Town is open for business once more. Business owners in the section of Lansing celebrated the end of the construction period on Grand River Avenue with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration breakfast at Ramon’s Restaurant and Lounge, 718 E.

CAMPUS

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.