Thursday, February 9, 2023

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Residence Life seeks director

The Department of Residence Life has a new director but it’s heading in the same direction, officials say. Cindy Helman became acting director of Residence Life in January, following the death of former director Ann Bolger. “We are all grieving the loss of Bolger, which was quite a shock for all of us,” said Kate Murphy, assistant director of Residence Life.

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New hotline offers answers to financial aid questions

A temporary hotline for college students with questions about financial aid was announced Monday. The new hotline, intended to make filling out forms for financial aid a little easier, the has opened up with special hours to ensure that questions can be answered.

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Peace Corps offers U opportunities, travel

During his years in the Peace Corps, Roy Robinson was accustomed to waking up to a series of claps followed by questions such as “How is your family?” or “How are the crops?” Because there was no electricity for clocks or doors to knock on, clapping woke up the villagers in F

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Court reverses blood-alcohol ruling

LANSING - A judge has to consider a blood-alcohol test taken more than two hours after a traffic stop, according to an appeals court decision released Monday. The Court of Appeals’ 2-1 decision reverses the ruling of an Oakland County judge to leave out Michael Allen Cupp’s 0.12 blood-alcohol content, slightly more than the 0.10 percent that is considered drunk under state law. Police tested Cupp’s blood-alcohol content more than two hours after they stopped him at 1:12 a.m.

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Concept thrift store hits E.L.

Stanley Blanchard wasn’t chicken to name his new business after the nickname given to him by his ex-girlfriend.The co-owner of East Lansing’s newest clothing shop and his partner Bryan Stoner say their shop, Chicken Heads, which opens Monday at its 543 E.

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Council to consider altering local traffic

The East Lansing City Council will discuss building a roundabout at the intersection of Albert Avenue and Charles Street at today’s work session. The roundabout, like those found on campus, would be built to accommodate the City Center Project that is scheduled to open in 2002.

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Groups remember Roe v. Wade

Today campus groups will begin to recognize the 28th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion.Zoology junior Hillary Noyes said there will be representatives from Planned Parenthood of Michigan at the Union from 11 a.m.

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Stars raise money for MLK fund

LANSING - Hollywood met hoops Saturday as stars laced up for charity.Eleven stars from across the country participated in the Hollywood Hoop Fest to benefit MSU’s Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund.

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Lecturers hope to make sense of politics

Nationally known political commentators will attempt to make sense out of the 2000 elections through the MSU Department of Political Science’s 12th annual lecture series.This year’s lecture series, “Politics After the Election of 2000,” kicks off at 8 p.m.

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U researches water treatment

GRAND RAPIDS - Not having enough safe clean drinking water is a future problem many researchers face, and MSU is working with organizations across the state to solve that problem.Global Enterprise for Water Technology, a nonprofit organization, is planning on reinventing an old Grand Rapids water filtration plant in order to do research on water.“It would be one of the largest experimental sites for new technologies for treating drinking water,” said Jon Bartholic, director of institute of water research at MSU.

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Book addresses victims in media

William Coté shares his insight as a journalist and a teacher in his new book “Covering Violence.” “It’s a nonfiction book written especially for journalists, students or anybody in the public who’s concerned about media coverage and victims,” said Coté, who has coordinated MSU’s Victims and the Media Program since 1991. Coté, co-author and MSU professor of journalism, visited Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 5132 W.

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Overcrowded area jail releases inmates

Ingham County Sheriff’s Office officials were forced to release nearly 50 inmates Friday because of overcrowding.State law forces jail administrators to bring the inmate population down to capacity if it remains above for seven consecutive days.

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Amtrak keeps E.L. stops

Megan Dowd takes Amtrak’s International Route from East Lansing home to Chicago at least once a month.Fortunately for Dowd, the Michigan Transportation Committee approved a $5.7 million subsidy for Amtrak last week in order to save two of its most popular routes running.The approval follows plans by the 22,000-mile passenger rail system to reroute its train service, cutting the stops in East Lansing as well as Durand, Flint, Lapeer and Port Huron, in order to save money.Dowd, a communication freshman from Winnetka, Ill., is relieved that her route will not be removed.“If it weren’t here I wouldn’t be able to get home,” she said Sunday after stepping off a train.

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Stabenow, Levin regard presidency with few celebrations

WASHINGTON - It’s like attending the Academy Awards, minus a nomination.While U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin are no thespians, they can likely relate to the actors who attend the annual glitzy gala despite lacking a chance to win.You see, Michigan’s two senators are Democrats.And this was no Democratic weekend.