Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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U competes in blood drive

MSU kicks off a competition against Pennsylvania State University today in which the goal is to gain not points, but pints - of blood. The sixth annual MSU/Penn State Blood Donor Challenge begins at Gilchrist and Akers Halls at 1 p.m.

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New store offers city a slice of the pie

People who have a sweet tooth can get their own piece of the pie - and choose their flavor.The Grand Traverse Pie Co., 3536 Meridian Crossing Drive in Okemos, opened its third location Saturday, bringing a taste of Traverse City to the Lansing area.“Lansing has a really good market, there really aren’t (any pie-type stores),” said Mike Busley, the stores’ founder and owner.

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Speech stresses research university teamwork

MSU President M. Peter McPherson on Monday told a crowded house of the Economic Club of Detroit - one of the major forums in the state for discussing public policy issues - that the state should look to its major research universities and hold them accountable for driving the economy.“The three university presidents have worked closely together in the Life Science Corridor,” McPherson told The State News.

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Law school holds trial competition

Robin Cole was accused of involuntary manslaughter this weekend.The judgment comes after he plowed his Chevrolet Suburban into George Vanderlay’s Saturn Coupe on his way home from the Realto Bar and Grill where he had just watched the Spartans beat the Florida Gators in the NCAA tournament.But this decision has a twist.Robin Cole doesn’t exist - well, he did.

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ASMSU, RHA give money to APASO, others

Student governments have recently allocated more than $4,000 to student groups. Among them: The ASMSU Student Assembly transferred $200 from its special projects account Thursday to its business office account.

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Greeks host broomball

On Wednesday evening the cool surface of Munn Ice Arena will feature brooms and tennis shoes instead of hockey sticks and ice skates.The Pi Beta Phi sorority will host its annual broomball philanthropy event from midnight to 2 a.m., in which eight fraternities and eight sororities will compete in a single-elimination tournament until a winner is crowned.

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CATA offers free rides to the polls

Those using a lack of transportation as an excuse to not vote are going to have to come up with a different reason.Capital Area Transportation Authority will offer free rides to and from the polls today.“Anyone that has a valid voter registration card (can) show that to the driver of any route and will then get a ride free to the polls,” said Sandy Draggoo, CATA executive director.

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Sorority remembers U student with tournament

It’s been three years since psychology freshman Karen King was murdered while on winter break.And on Sunday, several fraternities, sororities and athletes came to campus to remember Saginaw’s King - and to play some soccer.The Chi Omega sorority sponsored the first annual Karen King Chi Omega Kick Off, with 17 fraternities participating.

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Clown shows alcohol risks

Putting on face paint, riding a unicycle and juggling may not seem like proper ways to get the message out about the dangers of drugs and alcohol - but Bill Ross gets the job done. The clown, juggler and professional actor will be bringing his talents to MSU today for his show, “Last Call: A Sobering Look at Alcohol Abuse.” The 8 p.m.

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Lansing Web site offers updated information

LANSING - With election day coming, Lansing City Clerk Marilynn Slade is anticipating a slew of phone calls from residents who don’t know where to vote.But that could change.Along with other changes to the city of Lansing’s Web site, the page for the city clerk has added a feature where residents can find their precinct location.“Anybody that’s registered to vote in the city of Lansing can put their street address and find where to vote,” Slade said.

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Olin outlines rules for campus smokers

The campus is a bit more colorful today thanks to Olin Health Center advocates’ Community Action Team. The team, known as CAT chalked off smoke-free areas around campus buildings Sunday, with slogans such as “Fresh Air is the Best Air,” “Clean Air Zone” and “Lungs at Work.” Smokers are asked not to smoke within a 30-foot arc of the entrance into any campus building.

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ACLU hosts summit for activist students at Capitol

LANSING - Michigan college students involved with activism and advocacy attended a summit at the state Capitol on Saturday.About 50 students attended the American Civil Liberties Union’s second annual Michigan summit - a gathering to inform students of the ACLU’s purpose and establish networks between members.“Much more important than the quantity of students there was the broad contacts made,” said Aaron Allen, president of the MSU ACLU chapter.

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Man in jail after driving stolen van

A 21-year-old man is being held in the Ingham County Jail on bond following a Saturday afternoon car chase.At 12:35 p.m., an MSU police officer noticed a man driving a stolen minivan on campus near Harrison Avenue and Trowbridge Road, MSU police Lt.