Sunday, June 16, 2024

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Trustees retain seats in close contest

Scott Romney and Dorothy Gonzales will continue their tenures as MSU trustees.With 99 percent of the precincts reported Wednesday, Democrat Gonzales led with 25 percent of the vote and Republican Romney had garnered 24 percent in the race for two seats.Former Lt.

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Mural adds color, life to hall

Agriculture Hall has a new gem welcoming people into its atrium.The atrium connects the part of Agriculture Hall built in 1909 to the new annex of the building, which was completed earlier this year.A mural, “ANR Past, Present and Future” hangs in the atrium.

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Whitmer beats GOP rival

In a state House contest predicted by many to be hotly contested, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer handily beat her GOP rival Bill Hollister.The winner of the 70th District state House seat said she’s going to focus on getting situated with her new job for the next couple of months.After a long night of no sleep, Whitmer finally saw the numbers of her victory against Hollister.

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Celebrities show election involvement

Stars of television, film and stage may not have enough political knowledge to run the government, but they do know where to put their famous faces - and their money - to help impact elections. “They’re pretty busy with their show business careers, but politics are so important to them,” said Charles Atkin, an MSU communication professor who teaches a course dealing with media coverage of campaigns.

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Fraternity participates in food drive

For some needy families, a little food can go a long way. The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity’s North American Food Drive philanthropy is accepting monetary and food donations this week to benefit underprivileged families in the area. Paul Mitchell, fraternity member and Interfraternity Council President, said every dollar raised will equal 8 pounds of food for the people who need it most. “We have gone to local businesses, fraternities, sororities, the dorms and residences in East Lansing, Lansing and Okemos to ask if they’d like to donate,” Mitchell said.

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Caucus creates resource group

A new caucus group hopes to diminish feelings of isolation for black students living off campus.The MSU University Apartment Black Caucus Association was started after several students received an e-mail asking if anyone would be interested in starting a black caucus for university apartment residents.Kellie Howard, a psychology senior and Spartan Village resident, was one of the first to respond.Howard, the acting vice president for the newly formed caucus, said though university apartment residents founded the group, she hopes the caucus will become a resource for all black students living outside of the residence halls.“At least being in the dorms, you have the support of MAs, the RAs and the caucus,” Howard said.

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Debaters gain new members

Before the semester began, international relations junior Austin Carson didn’t know the slightest thing about the Greater Horn of Africa - much less whether the U.S.

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U looking for a few good minority aides

The Office of Minority Student Affairs has begun its minority aide selection process for the 2001-2002 academic year. Murray Edwards, the university’s senior coordinator for Minority Student Affairs, said minority aides play a crucial role for minority students living in residence halls. “Minority aides are undergraduate racial or ethnic students that live in the residence hall and are there to assist students in their transition to MSU by being a resource person for those students,” Edwards said. Minority aides often assist with students’ problems, issues and concerns by referring them to the proper resources on campus, he said. Candidates for the job must participate in a three-part process.

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Council votes to waive noise ordinance

LANSING - The Lansing City Council unanimously voted Monday night to suspend the city’s noise ordinance for the upcoming construction on Interstate 496. The waiver allows the Michigan Department of Transportation to allow a construction company to do demolition and construction between 6 a.m.

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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.