Thursday, February 22, 2024

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Professors research may help cure cancer

Sometimes the old saying is true - good things come in small packages.Robert Maleczka, an MSU professor of chemistry, has spent five years working on a project that could have a large impact for the future of cancer treatment and research.An all-natural compound was discovered by Jun’ichi Kobayashi, a professor at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, which could have far-reaching medicinal effects.

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Chief prepares for duty

Roland Talifarro is quite nervous.When the 13-year-old walks into East Lansing High School this fall, he will be a new face in town - just like his dad, who’s the new face at the East Lansing Fire Department.Roland’s father, Randy Talifarro, was inducted into his new post as East Lansing’s fire chief this week, following 17 years of service with the Flint Fire Department.“I’m the only one in my family that’s nervous,” Roland said.

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Demolition reveals E.L. past

As dust cleared from the corner of M.A.C. and Grand River Avenues, forgotten advertisements were unveiled sparking memories in the minds of East Lansing residents.Ads for Vernors ginger ale, Curious Book Shop, Michigan State College Supply and The Ink Pot were discovered on the side of the building that now houses the Curious Book Shop, 307 E.

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Animals Day includes tours, fun

Small children will be visiting MSU’s small animals on April 28. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Student Senate is hosting its annual Small Animals Day on MSU farms. “It’s a day where the university farms open to the public to allow people to come in and see the animals,” animal science sophomore Lynn Voglsaid.

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Intersex director visits U

Cheryl Chase, executive director of the Intersex Society of North America, will speak in the Minnesota Room of the MSU Union Thursday. The event, an effort to raise funds and awareness for the society, begins at 7:30 p.m. “The main issue of concern is trying to get past the point where intersex is treated as a shameful issue,” said a Lyman Briggs professor Alice Dreger.

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ASMSU considers support for bill eliminating voter requirement

Although ASMSU’s election ends today, the undergraduate student government is working to remain involved in ensuring students vote.The ASMSU Student Assembly is considering a measure tonight which would give its support behind a proposed state House Bill to remove the law requiring voters to register 30 days before State of Michigan elections.

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Professor earns science award

To MSU Professor James Trosko, cancer research isn’t about winning awards, it’s about helping people.Troskoa professor of pediatrics and human development, will be receiving the 2001 Scientific Achievement Award for his lifetime contributions to the field of science from the Society of Toxicology on Sunday, in San Francisco.“It’s a great feeling knowing that you’ve done something that’s moved the whole field of science,” Trosko said.

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Committee passes bill to increase funding

LANSING - On a track to narrowing the funding gap, MSU leaped its first hurdle without stumbling.The House Appropriations Committee passed the higher education funding bill on to the state House on Tuesday, without changing the subcommittee’s recommended funding increases for the university.MSU is still slated to receive the maximum seven-percent increase - $22.5 million in additional funding.

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Judicial group allows students to judge peers

MSU students looking to see fellow classmates have a fair court case could find their place with Judicial Affairs. Judicial Affairs, a division of Student Life, is searching for students to fill various positions for the 2001-02 school year. Positions are open to both undergraduate and graduate students of all majors. Duties include judging cases of MSU students and deciding when to put students on probation, change their living arrangements, or suspend them.

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Todays special elections to fill three open seats

The empty spots in the state Legislature will be filled today by a special election. And although predictions are low for voter turnout, the candidates for the 26th state Senate district have been trying to get their messages out in the hopes of getting people to the polls.“The campaign looks like it did from the beginning - in question,” said Rosemary Reed, a Democratic candidate from Perry, Mich.

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Minority aides to assist Indias earthquake sufferers

Four teams of minority aides will travel throughout South Complex dorms Wednesday to help provide relief to earthquake victims in India. “We’ll be going through all of the dorms, collecting clothing items and pop cans,” said Michael Oden, the complex coordinator for minority aides in South Complex dorms. The students will gather items from 7 p.m.

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Assistant prosecutor dies suddenly

Ingham County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Kathaleen Rae Price died Sunday. She was 48.Price managed a staff of 30 attorneys and specialized in cases of domestic violence, sexual assault and drug gang cases in her three years as the county’s No.