Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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Cloning, genetics highlight lecture

Anne McLaren, a research associate on genetics, reproductive biology and developmental biology at Cambridge University, will deliver a free lecture at the Auditorium on Wednesday night. McLaren, the principal research associate at the Wellcome/CRC Institute of Cancer Research and Developmental Biology at the United Kingdom-based college, was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993.

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Police catch teens in car break-ins

The East Lansing Police Department may have solved a string of automobile break-in crimes occurring around the city during the past month. Eleven people comprising three different groups were arrested Thanksgiving weekend, many of them juveniles, in relation to the crimes, East Lansing police Capt.

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Businesses go online with help from U

Several area businesses are entering the e-commerce arena thanks to some MSU students.As part of their senior design projects, students in this semester’s Computer Science and Engineering 498 course have developed Web sites as prototypes for what those businesses might want to create as their permanent home pages.“They do this on their own and we don’t tell them how,” said Bill Punch, a computer science professor who teaches the collaborative design course.“A customer who isn’t knowledgeable in the practical areas wouldn’t do this themselves.”Punch said the class is part of the department’s plan to have students do realistic software development work in a group setting with real customers on topical problems.Some of the businesses participating in the project are Evergreen Grill, 327 Abbott Road, Melting Moments Homemade Ice Creams, 313 E.

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Police enforce safety laws during uneventful holiday weekend

Traffic enforcement officers in mid-Michigan can breathe a short sigh of relief before cracking down on Christmas and New Year’s travelers.The weekend surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday has traditionally been one of the most-traveled weekends of the year, making it a top safety concern, according to Michigan State Police.Four hundred agencies across the state took part in Operation Click It or Ticket, part of the Michigan mobilization effort of Buckle Up America and Operation ABC Mobilization: America Buckles Up Children, two nationwide safety campaigns.The Ingham County Sheriff’s Department had at least two officers on the road each day to look for drivers violating Michigan traffic laws, such as speeding and failure to wear safety belts, and as many as six Friday, Ingham County Sheriff’s Department Sgt.

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Holiday shoppers encounter busy malls

Filling up with turkey on Thanksgiving left many with the energy to go into combat the next morning - in the battlefields of shopping malls.The Friday after Thanksgiving, known to retailers as the busiest shopping day of the year, offers a time for the public to start its holiday shopping.

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DCL hosts local Arabs, Israelis in discussion

Watching the news is becoming increasingly difficult for businessman Boulas Ghraib.A Palestinian, Ghraib said it saddens him to watch TV reports about the violence and conflict that continue between Israelis and Palestinians.Ghraib joined another Palestinian man and two Israeli men in a discussion at MSU-Detroit College of Law last week.

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Muslim students begin celebration of holiest holiday

MSU Muslim students will begin their holiest month today.Ramadan, a Muslim holiday observed through prayer and fasting - abstaining from food and drink - during the daylight hours, begins today.Umbrin Ateequi, a member of MSU’s Muslim Student Association, said the holiday is a time for personal improvement.“Ramadan is a time to reflect and be thankful for things we take for granted,” she said.

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Session nears end, lawmakers push legislation

With only two weeks left for bills in the House and Senate to become law before this year’s session ends, some lawmakers are scrambling to see their legislation through.With more than 1,000 bills introduced every session, and only about 100 passing, it’s common to end a session with almost a thousand failing.Some lawmakers say the lack of time doesn’t deter them from trying to speed up their efforts; it makes business more hectic.State House Rep.

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Child development center to get face-lift

The Spartan Child Development Center doesn’t look like a place that would house 90 children each day.Put together by five white trailers and covering about 6,800 square feet, the nearly 30-year-old facility near Spartan Village apartments sees children from 60 different countries within its cramped walls.“It was started in response to a need for child care for university employees,” said Robin Zeiter, the center’s executive director.

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Hubbard to serve Native American meal

Students can savor a sampling of Native American culture Tuesday. Hubbard Hall is offering a Native American dinner, the second of four culinary events focused on bringing diversity to residence hall dining rooms. “It’s to give the students on campus the ability to experience authentic cooking from various cultures,” Food Services Coordinator Bruce Haskell said.

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U ceremony honors donor

For Delia Koo, supporting international programs at MSU is more important than all the money in the world.Koo, who received a master’s degree from MSU in 1954, donated an undisclosed sum for the addition of a third floor to the academic wing of the International Center.

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Caucus to hold Kwanzaa event

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, North Complex Black Caucus will host its second annual Kwanzaa Program on Tuesday. The program will feature a keynote speech by Kimberly Ellis, author of the “Kwanzaa Song,” as well as a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” - also known as the “Black National Anthem” - various cultural performances and an appearance by Amka Afrika dance troupe. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Wrongly convicted get help

DNA can help lock criminals away - now it can help get them out as well.Lansing’s Thomas Cooley Law School has started an Innocence Project for the state to help find and release innocent people serving time in jail.“That’s what this is all about - getting people who are in prison out because they are not the people who committed the crime,” said Norman Fell, director of the project.

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University governments meet in Ann Arbor

Student government representatives from all but one of Michigan’s publicly funded universities journeyed to Ann Arbor last weekend in hopes of re-establishing ties between their institutions. Delegates from 14 schools, including MSU, met at the University of Michigan for the first official Association of Michigan Universities session.

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Commencement speakers chosen

Three high-profile men were selected to give commencement speeches to MSU’s graduates for December’s ceremonies.Raymond Kurzweil, developer of the world’s first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, Alejandro Junco de la Vega, a journalist and newspaper publisher from Mexico, and Jeffrey N.