Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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Union of Tenure Stream Faculty skeptical of delays in unionization process, profile of law firm representing MSU

The Union of Tenure Stream Faculty, or UTSF, first launched its campaign on Nov. 1 in hopes of giving professors more power in administrative decision making. Now, having requested formal recognition from MSU’s Board of Trustees after gaining the majority support needed among tenure-track faculty, UTSF is awaiting the finalization of the negotiations. 

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MSU instructors navigate return to Berkey Hall despite lack of administrative guidance

Since the Jan. 8 reopening of Berkey Hall, one of the sites of the February mass shooting that killed three people and injured five at Michigan State University, students enrolled in classes in the building have had varying levels of comfort, with some requesting accommodations. The university has largely passed off that responsibility to the individual instructors of the classes. 

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MSU issued nearly 100,000 parking tickets in 2023

MSU’s Department of Police and Public safety– or MSUDPS– issued 97,585 parking citations in 2023, bringing in $1,375,686,62 to the university. The MSU Board of Trustees approved to raise parking violation fines early this summer yet this did not deter students from committing violations. 

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MSU launches survey to assess community health and well-being

Michigan State University is encouraging students, faculty and staff to take an anonymous survey in order to help the department of University Health and Wellbeing, or UHW, set priorities and allocate resources immediately and over the next five years, Interim Senior Communications Manager for UHW Donna Hondorp said in a statement. 

BUSINESS

Dave's Hot Chicken spices up East Lansing's dining landscape

Despite contending with Michigan's unpredictable weather and the looming threat of a winter storm, the East Lansing community enthusiastically gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Dave's Hot Chicken this Friday. Located just off Grand River Ave, the restaurant beckons with a tempting array of chicken-based meals, complemented by an assortment of sides and unique drinks. The fast-casual restaurant chain originated in California and established its sixth Michigan location in East Lansing. Although the official grand-opening festivities took place on Friday, the restaurant quietly opened its doors earlier.

ENVIRONMENT

Severe winter weather possible in Michigan through Saturday

A winter storm warning has been put in place by the National Weather Service and will remain in effect until 7 p.m. on Saturday. According to an NWS Urgent Winter Weather Message, a winter storm is heading toward west Michigan and is forecasted to start snowing shortly after 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. This storm is forecasted to bring anywhere from 8 in. to 13in of snowfall and wind gusting up to 50 mph. Windchill is expected to bring temperatures into the single digits. 

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Four MSU stories you missed over break

The holiday break is an excellent opportunity to unwind and unplug from the real world. But as our much needed period of rest comes to a close and we settle back into life in East Lansing, here are four pieces of MSU news to catch you up on what you missed over break.