Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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Seminar aids girls interests in math, science

Julie Galambos has come a long way since middle school.And nearly nine years later, Galambos, an MSU junior pursuing a career in civil engineering, plans to share her skills at the same conference she attended in sixth grade.Galambos is just one of several volunteers from the MSU and Lansing communities who will serve as role models at An Invitation to Sample Success: A Math/Science Conference for Sixth-grade Girls.The 12th annual conference, which will be held Feb.

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Hudsons announces name change

For 120 years Hudson’s has been a household name throughout Michigan. But Friday Hudson’s announced it will change its name.Department store officials say all 21 Hudson’s will take on the name of Marshall Field’s, a company that the Dayton Hudson Corporation purchased in 1990.

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Forum recognizes aspects of dream still unrealized today

While many people may have listened to Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, some gathered Monday to discuss how that dream lives on in the Lansing area.Panelists from major ethnic minority groups, along with nearly 100 audience members, discussed the effects of King’s dream in Erickson Kiva on Monday morning.

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Family donates piece of land for peace of mind

With the help of MSU and East Lansing communities, the corner of Grand River Avenue and Hagadorn Road will have a place for people to relax and enjoy Zen-like surroundings.A group of MSU students worked with city officials to design the East Lansing Welcome Park, a $30,000 park that officials hope will welcome motorists into the city.Tom Smith, president of Grass Roots Inc., 16262 Chandler Rd., said his company, which donated labor and equipment to do the site preparation and planting, would like to get started as early as April.The half acre of land was donated to East Lansing in February by the Musselman/Ledebuhr family to be used as a “Welcome to East Lansing” site.“Sure we thought about it for a little while,” said Rolly Ledebuhr, a broker with Musselman Realty Co., 322 Abbott Rd.

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U dean joins national academic board

Wendy Wilkins recently returned from Hawaii where she attended her first meeting as a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Colleges and Arts and Sciences.Wilkins, dean of the MSU College of Arts and Letters, was welcomed to the nine-member board at its annual meeting in November held in Toronto, Canada.The council, which has more than 500 member institutions, is a networking organization for deans.

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Stabenow assigned to committees

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow will serve on four committees, including the powerful Budget Committee, as she begins her first term as a senator, the Lansing Democrat said Thursday. Senate Democrats voted to appoint Stabenow to the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and the Special Committee on Aging, besides the Budget Committee. Stabenow served two terms in the U.S.

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Holiday driving fatalities at 17-year low

The Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays were the safest on Michigan roads since 1983, the Michigan State Police reported Thursday.Police reported 27 people died in traffic accidents during those three holiday weekends last year, compared to 56 fatalities during those periods in 1999.State police Sgt.

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CATA thanks U, promotes rides

By TYLER SIPE The State news On Monday the Capital Area Transportation Authority will begin a weeklong promotion thanking MSU student riders for their loyalty.

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Faculty flaunts talent in MSU-DCL show

By BRANDI LEWANDOWSKI The State News On Tuesday night Professor Michael Lawrence will show his MSU-Detroit College of Law students a side of him they’ve never seen before. Lawrence will play guitar and sing in the MSU-DCL staff and faculty talent show called “You Saw Them Rumble, Now Hear them Roar.” The show is at 8:30 p.m.

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U-M president on list for top spot at Harvard University

MSU could lose an ally in bringing attention to higher education issues in the state.University of Michigan President Lee Bollinger is on a list of 30 to 40 candidates being considered to head Harvard University, the student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, reported.Harvard is searching for a chief executive to replace President Neil Rudenstine, 63, who is retiring in June.

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Special elections set

Gov. John Engler announced Wednesday special elections to fill three available seats in the Michigan House and Senate.The seats were left empty after U.S.