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MSU trustee Rema Vassar resigns as board chair

Michigan State University trustee Rema Vassar has resigned from her position as board chair, according to The Detroit News. Her resignation comes two hours before a special board meeting will be held to discuss the results of a 63-page investigation into board chair impropriety that was released Wednesday. 

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MSU board chair Vassar and trustee Denno interfered in university affairs, orchestrated 'attacks' on colleagues, report says

An investigation into impropriety within the Michigan State University Board of Trustees found that board chair Rema Vassar and trustee Dennis Denno "engaged in conduct that exceeds the scope of their authority," including interfering in university investigations and lawsuits, encouraging personal attacks against Faculty Senate chair Jack Lipton and "encouraged student actions intended to embarrass and unsettle Interim President (Teresa) Woodruff."

BUSINESS

Rocket Fizz moves to downtown East Lansing

Candy and soda chain Rocket Fizz may be new to Grand River Avenue, having opened early February , but it isn’t new to the Lansing area. “This used to be in Eastwood Towne Center,” Pitsch said. “It’s been a lot busier for sure (since moving). We have twice the amount of space and … a larger variety of items, like more Japanese and European candy.”

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Archives Book Shop to close at the end of February, owner shares sentiments over closing

Archives Book Store is set to close down in East Lansing. “One of the things I'm going to miss is a lot of the interpersonal communication with a lot of the individuals who have been or become regular customers over the years,” Owner Ray Walsh said. “I know what they're looking for, and I save stuff for them and they come in and say ‘You got it.’ And that's part of the joy of being a bookseller is kind of filling collector's needs and wants.”

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MSU consolidates Title IX protections for pregnant students and employees

MSU’s Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance introduced a new policy outlining protections for students and employees who are pregnant, experiencing childbirth or pregnancy-related conditions, or are parents. Qualifying students who request accommodations can be granted periodic absences from class, extensions on assignments and can take breaks from class to express milk.