Saturday, February 4, 2023

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CITY

Police aim to educate E.L.

East Lansing residents will have the opportunity to attend a citizens’ police academy hosted by East Lansing police. Those who work or live in East Lansing or are enrolled in MSU and are 18 or older may submit an application to East Lansing police.

CAMPUS

Report card: Michigan higher education is average

Students will not be alone in receiving grades this semester. All 50 states have already been handed their marks for higher education. For the first time, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education put both public and private universities nationwide to the test, and spent more than two years comparing them. No state received straight As, and many were given low grades.

CITY

Police identify suspect in robbery

Lansing police officials announced Tuesday that they are seeking a local man who they believe is responsible for the most recent bank robbery in the city. Terrence Leontha Wallace, 31, is described as a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 194 pounds.

CAMPUS

Multicultural Center shows students art

Rusty red landscapes adorned with sienna plateaus, bronze mesas and golden sun rays grace the walls of the Multicultural Center these days.Studio art sophomore Domingo Carreon is the creative genius behind 25 paintings and sketches displayed in the Multicultural Center, located in the Union Basement.

CAMPUS

U names holiday card winner

Stacy Rosenthal didn’t imagine her art homework would end up going out to 1,500 people.Rosenthal, a studio art senior, created the winning design for the Kellogg Center’s 8th annual MSU Holiday Card Contest.

CAMPUS

Guest lecture series finishes

Ira Flatow, a veteran National Public Radio science correspondent and Emmy Award-winning television journalist, has covered stories in historic venues like the Kennedy Space Center, Three Mile Island, Antarctica and the South Pole. And it all began during his boyhood when he burned down his mother’s bathroom while trying to recreate a biology class experiment He’ll be bringing his experiences to campus Wednesday as a guest speaker in the McPherson Professorship lecture series. He’s the host of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation: Science Friday,” and Flatow’s lecture will be titled “If it Breeds, It Leads: How the Media Bring Science to the Public.” “He just hops around from physical to natural science and also public issues, like pesticides on tomatoes,” said Douglas Luckie, assistant professor of physiology at Lyman Briggs School. The speech will be the fifth and final of the McPherson Professorship lectures - a series that MSU President M.

CITY

Winter season brings fire risk

Don’t forget to turn off the lights, blow out the candles and check your smoke detector.A recent study by the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents says winter is the deadliest season when it comes to fires.“Fire prevention should be practiced every day of the year, but the winter months increase the chances for a house fire,” said Gary Mitchell, spokesman for the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents.

CAMPUS

AIDS event celebrates memories, life

The red ribbons adorning campus trees have been taken down and prepared for burial, the memorial quilt panel no longer hangs in the Kresge Art Museum and the lights of Lansing’s holiday tree have been lit once again. But Emily Flowers hopes people won’t forget about the disease behind those events, which caused the death of 10,198 Americans in 1999 alone - AIDS. The nutrition science senior helped coordinate the on-campus projects through Olin Health Center for Friday’s World AIDS Day. Flowers said she’s not sure how many students and community members volunteers reached, but she believes they made a difference. “You can talk about AIDS all you want and try to say the impact of it, but people don’t realize it until they see it in front of them,” Flowers said.

CITY

Council to discuss new traffic lights

The East Lansing City Council will discuss the installation of a traffic light on Abbott Road, the approval of a contract to improve streets downtown and the commemorating of the city’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CAMPUS

Union fills with craft vendors, eager buyers

Campus was temporarily transformed into a hot spot for holiday shopping Saturday and Sunday. Thousand of patrons made a trip to the Union to browse through four floors, each packed with a variety of arts and crafts - or even potential presents. The Union Activities Board’s Arts and Crafts Show completed another successful year, bringing in vendors and customers from near and far. In its 37th year, many participants say the event is known for its size and variety. “Many people know it’s coming every year and they know there’s lots of choices,” said Carol Whearty, a jewelry designer who’s sold her wares at the show for 12 years.

CITY

E.L. enjoys festival, cook-off

It’s that time of year again.The city of East Lansing and the East Lansing Merchants Group celebrated the holiday season by hosting the 10th annual Winter Festival and Chili Cook-Off on Sunday in a variety of locations throughout the downtown area.Ami Field, East Lansing community events coordinator, said she loves hosting this event because it brings people of all ages from the community together.“This is an event to bring people together for the holiday season and to help East Lansing businesses by increasing foot traffic,” Field said.

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Seniors prepare to face work, graduate school

As the semester comes to a close, there will be MSU seniors graduating as well as others preparing for their spring commencement.In either case, these graduates will have to make decisions concerning their futures and what direction they will be heading.

CITY

Park sale angers group

LANSING - Residents claim the city has not sought their input on the proposed sale of Genesee Park, and more than 15 citizens gathered Saturday night at the park to protest its sale.“It’s not the selling of the park,” said Eugene Buchley, one of many who braved the cold to protest.

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Show offers students holiday shopping solutions

With the holidays quickly approaching, many students are scrambling to find the perfect gift. The Union Activities Board’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Show just might be the place to find the presents for friends and family - or even something nice for yourself. “I would say anybody would be able to afford something here,” said Erecenia Friday, Union Activities Board office manager and a communication junior.