Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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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.

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GOP raises ad spending

As many watch the presidential race fall into a bitter battle of verbal accusations, the Republican Party has made the move to increase the battle on national television.The party recently made a decision to bulk up its advertising budget in 17 states, including Michigan, where the GOP feels the need to combat Democratic television ads and get its message to the public.Along with the increased spending, the party is unveiling a new line of commercials designed by the Republican National Committee.

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E.L. board positions to be filled, all can apply

The City of East Lansing is looking for residents to fill positions on a number of advisory boards and commissions.People on boards such as the planning commission, the zoning board of appeals, the housing commission and the commission on the environment have the opportunity to bring their expertise to the East Lansing City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Beth Schwarze said.“What those boards do is advise the city council on the way policy should be shaped,” Schwarze said.

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Police open office in Union

The East Lansing and MSU police departments are entering another partnership to improve relations between police and students.East Lansing police Officer Larry Sparkes and MSU police Officer Andrea Beasinger are setting up an office in the Union to address student concerns.“We need to be able to communicate back and forth between our departments and the students,” Sparkes said.

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Gallerys new location picture perfect

Trillium Gallery reopens Sunday at a new location, adding a whimsical and artistic edge to Grand River Avenue.“We are closer to (other art galleries) in the downtown area, creating somewhat of a triangle of galleries,” said Kalli Halpern, owner of the gallery, 207 E.

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Former adviser will speak at U

A former adviser to President Carter will be on campus Monday to speak about the future of foreign policy in the United States. Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as Carter’s national security adviser, will be the featured speaker at a 12:30 p.m.

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ASMSU restores equipment after Labor Day weekend break-in

ASMSU has recovered most of the stolen equipment swiped during a Labor Day weekend burglary. Among the items recovered from the break-in of the university’s undergraduate student government offices were two computer monitors, three RAM chips, a computer tower, a hard drive and a video card.

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Allocations offer boosts to groups

This past week, campus organizations allocated $3,190.57 to various student groups, including: The Residence Halls Association allocated $500 to the RHA special events fund to help pay for the Sponsorship Network, a conference about raising money for corporate sponsors for student groups. The event took place Oct.

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Peacefest calls on Pentagon to alter spending

They arrived at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to display pie graphs, set up tables brimming with free pamphlets and bread rolls, and to inflate giant plastic puppets - some 15 feet tall.The Bread Not Stones Peacefest, sponsored by Pax Christi USA, was at the rock on Farm Lane calling for a redistribution of 15 percent of the Pentagon’s budget - which is currently allotted to the military - to be used for human needs such as health care, education and Head Start programs.“We are the people who will redirect military spending - and we are on the march,” said the Rev.

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Olympiad makes science fun for kids

Children in the tri-county area will get a chance to experience science hands-on Nov. 4 at the Elementary Science Olympiad, hosted by Lansing Community College. Unlike Science Olympiad competitions for children in older grades, the event isn’t competitive but just a chance for students to learn more about science, said Mary Brown, a biology professor at LCC and a Science Olympiad co-director at the college. “It’s an opportunity to get kids involved in science,” she said.

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ASMSU calls off Homecoming concert

Rapper Lil’ Kim will not be making the trip to MSU this Homecoming weekend.The Oct. 15 show featuring the risqué song stylist has been cancelled because it took ASMSU, the event’s sponsor and university’s undergraduate student government, too long to seek insurance coverage to ensure safety of those attending.“We couldn’t get insurance from anybody,” said Kendall Sykes, ASMSU Student Assembly chairperson.The student government allocated $50,000 on Sept.

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Jacobsons reopens doors

Meridian Twp. - When Jacobson’s reopens today at Meridian Mall, it will open its doors to more than just clientele.The new store, 1982 W.

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E.L. rearranges budget to benefit local parks

The East Lansing City Council approved changes to the $50 million city budget late Tuesday night that will include more money for parks and recreational facilities. Residents will reap the benefits of the budget change by enjoying park improvements in such parks as Harrison Meadows Park and the East Lansing Soccer Complex.

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Star plans to visit Madison college

Richard Dreyfuss will take “baby steps” to Case Hall on Thursday as part of the “Mr. Holland’s Opus Education” tour. Dreyfuss, the star of the movie “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” will visit schools in the Lansing area Thursday in support of political activism, said Norman Graham, associate dean of James Madison College. The Oscar-winning actor will visit Lansing’s Waverly High School, 5207 W.