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MSU

International experts to address U

Wendy Baldwin, deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of Health, will be delivering an address to advanced degree candidates at advanced degree ceremonies May 4. In addition to speaking, Baldwin will be receiving an honorary doctorate of science at the ceremonies, which will take place at 7 p.m.

MSU

ASMSU to restart yearbook battle

A proposed ASMSU measure is once again sparking debate within the university’s undergraduate student government about editorial power of the Red Cedar Log yearbook.Bryan Newland and Crystal Price are seeking ASMSU Student Assembly approval of a measure that would establish a yearbook editorial board and give first priority for space in the publication to minority student groups above other registered student organizations.

MICHIGAN

New senators set records

LANSING - The state Senate convened Tuesday morning to swear in its two newest members. The two new members happen to be the state’s first Mexican American senator and the sixth female senator, who brings the highest number of women ever in the senate. “I remember taking the oath of office,” said Lt.

MICHIGAN

Groups rally for sexual orientation rights in Michigan

LANSING - MSU students and community members held a rally Tuesday on the steps of the Capitol Building to voice support for legislation that adds sexual orientation as a trait that cannot be discriminated against. The Alliance of Lesbian-Bi-Gay and Transgendered Students, an MSU student group, organized the rally to bring awareness to the issues that face their community and the legal challenges they face in Michigan. Alliance member Jeremy Grzymkowski said his group is supporting a proposed amendment to the state’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act that makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

MICHIGAN

Fluctuating temperatures frustrate local residents

Students and locals may not have been dreaming of a white April, but that’s what they woke up to Tuesday morning. Saginaw resident Scott Seeburger expressed the thoughts many Michigan residents had as they ventured out of their homes to face temperatures between the mid-20s and mid-40s. “I wasn’t anticipating it being this cold,” Seeburger said.

MICHIGAN

Council to discuss location of cellular phone tower

Although Amanda Machovsky has owned a cellular phone since she began college four years ago, she never noticed any of East Lansing’s nine cellular phone towers. Toting her brand-new, pale green cellular phone, Machovsky, an elementary education senior, says the communication tool can be a necessity - or an accessory. “The other one I had was attached to my car,” she said.

MSU

Department sponsors bowl-a-thon for cancer

The Department of Communication is working to defeat cancer - at the bowling alley. The department is hosting its eighth annual Bowling For Scholars - A Strike Against Cancer bowl-a-thon from noon until 5 p.m.

MSU

Psychology project examines language

If you ever wondered, um, why people, uh, have trouble understanding you, well so have some of MSU’s top psychologists.Fernanda Ferreira, a professor of psychology, is researching the development of a theory into how people are able to understand the sentences we hear in the real world that are full of corrections, mistakes and disfluencies.“The question I am interested in is how people, mainly adults, understand language,” she said.