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MDHHS announces new firearm storage safety law in Michigan to go in effect

MDHHS announced a new firearm safety law that will go into effect Feb. 13. The law, Public Act 17 of 2023, requires safe storage of firearms to prevent access to minors. According to the MDHHS, the act requires Michigan residents to “keep unattended weapons unloaded and locked with a locking device or stored in a locked box or container if it is reasonably known that a minor is likely to be present on the premises.”

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The Spartan Strong Fund: Where the money has gone so far

In the wake of the Feb. 13, 2023 shooting, Michigan State University received calls from community members asking how they could provide monetary support to those most impacted. In response, MSU established the Spartan Strong Fund, which raised $2 million. Here's where that money has gone so far.

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'I'm tired': ASMSU vice president of academic affairs resigns due to marginalization, isolation

"This is not a welcoming place of work and has not been for the three years I've been involved," Alissa Hakim wrote in the letter. "I am so appreciative of all the opportunities I've been granted and for all the relationships I’ve built, but it's not enough. I'm tired. I'm drained. This isn't one of those jobs where you pour from your cup and others pour back. It's a job where you have to work for everyone, even people that look at you as a monster."

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FAFSA recipients must wait until April for financial aid following delay

The U.S. Department of Education announced that Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FASFA, packages will be delayed until April. The delay is to fix a $1.8 billion mistake that could potentially have harmed low-income students' packages. The department's mathematic formula incorrectly overestimated the annual income of low-income students' households, meaning they would earn less than what they need in financial aid as a result of this error. 

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MSU board approves campus infrastructure changes

Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees approved several agenda items that revise existing university policies and make changes to university infrastructure. That includes leasing two buildings on Hagadorn Road, renovating the packaging building and Campbell Hall, and revising a policy on how the university names buildings and facilities.