Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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CITY

E.L. police meet with students to improve relations

The East Lansing Police Department is out in full force to improve communication with the students it protects. Citing some difficult times during the past few years, the city’s blue is searching for ways to improve relations with students.

CAMPUS

ASMSU seeks editorial control over yearbook

While ASMSU will have an official logo embedded on future volumes of the Red Cedar Log, several of its representatives want ASMSU to leave a more significant mark on the publication. ASMSU’s policy committee rejected a bill Tuesday that would grant the Red Cedar Log Advisory Committee and the ASMSU Student Assembly editorial control over the yearbook. “The purpose of the bill is to create accountability with ASMSU because of a historical consistency of misrepresentation for our minority population,” said Bryan Newland, the North American Indian Student Organization representative for the ASMSU Student Assembly. Although the failed measure was not endorsed by the policy committee, supporters have called on minority students to gather at the assembly’s weekly meeting tonight in support of the bill.

CITY

Web site answers questions for students planning off-campus life

It’s been two years since Brian Wilson decided to move away from the safe haven of MSU residence halls.Although the advertising senior said he’s enjoyed living off-campus so far, the first year away from campus has been very difficult for him.“I’m just starting to learn how to utilize the benefits of living off-campus,” Wilson said.

CAMPUS

Senior class competes to support U

Shannon Sharp wanted to give The Eli Broad College of Business a boost. Her $20 donation contributed to the “Senior Class Campaign,” a year-long fund-raising contest between seniors at the University of Michigan and seniors at MSU.

CAMPUS

Campus microlab assists U

Engineering arts junior Lawrence Thomas hardly ever uses the computer in his Spartan Village apartment.Although his computer is fully equipped with DVD-rom, a CD burner and performs the most practical word-processing functions, Thomas often finds himself using one of the more than 60 computer microlabs on campus.“They’re easy to get to,” Thomas said.

CAMPUS

Group takes trip despite violence

Sherie Rappoport said her recent trip to Israel was the best experience she has ever had.The education freshman traveled with a group of 28 MSU students from the Hillel Jewish Student Center on the Birthright Israel Trip, a program that takes Jewish college students who have never been to Israel on a 10-day trip through the country.

CAMPUS

Genetically altered mosquito may help halt diseases

In some parts of the world a mosquito bite can lead to more than just a pesky itch; it can lead to any number of fatal diseases.Alex Raikhel, an MSU professor of entomology and genetics, was the lead researcher in discovering and creating the world’s first transgenic - or genetically altered mosquito.

CAMPUS

DCL gains new trustee

Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III was elected to the MSU-Detroit College of Law governing body at the MSU Board of Trustees meeting Friday. Six other members were re-appointed to another term on the board. DCL Trustee Tracey Yokich was re-appointed a three-year term. “As an MSU grad, I am thrilled that we host DCL on our campus,” she said.

CITY

Officers continue efforts to target drunken drivers

Ingham County law enforcement agencies will continue teaming up this year to target drunken drivers.Officers from the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office and the East Lansing, Lansing and Meridian Township police departments will work overtime on selected nights for “Operation Nightcap.” The program aims to saturate specific areas with patrols to find drunken drivers.The agencies tend to target holidays and weekends.