Cheating should not be tolerated at MSU and professors should make a concerted effort to find and punish cheaters.A recent study conducted by Rutgers University Professor Don McCabe said 72 percent of college students admitted to purchasing or using a professionally written paper.
The editorial regarding my legislation to require keg registration is misguided and misrepresents the growing need to address underage alcohol abuse (Keep kegs, SN 2/6). I would hope the events of the last several years in East Lansing would result in greater concern among ASMSU - MSUs undergraduate student government - representatives and The State News for the types of tragedies that go hand-in-hand with underage and binge drinking.
This is in response to Dan Julians article (Music sellouts diminish craft, SN 2/6). I have been reading The State News for almost two years now and, for the most part, I feel the articles are great work. However, it is quite obvious Julian did not do any research before submitting his piece. Like most rock fans, I am a fan of The Doors.
A plan to put video cameras at some East Lansing intersections to monitor those who run red lights could have some good results, but there are issues with the plan that need to be addressed before further action is taken. The East Lansing City Council is considering a plan to put cameras at intersections.
I have become accustomed to reading in the State News that there was no difference between Al Gore and George Bush, and, therefore, voting in the recent election was unimportant, uninspiring or unnecessary. I have not responded, because I was certain that, experience being the best teacher, it would soon become apparent that important differences do indeed exist between a candidate who is pro-choice and one who imposes a gag rule preventing doctors in clinics which serve the poor in other nations from even mentioning abortion, even if those clinics do not offer abortion services. I thought the difference would soon be evident between a candidate who appoints a Secretary of the Interior who favors the interests of developers and loggers over the need to preserve the environment for future generations would be apparent - if not immediately, then certainly when we have lost irreplaceable Alaskan wilderness to oil drilling.
The keg tagging bill proposed by the Michigan state House will do little to deter underage drinking and will only serve to cause problems for those who want to purchase alcohol legally.Rep.
Gov. John Englers plan to allow the governor to appoint seven additional members to the boards of MSU, Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and the State Board of Education should not be adopted.In his 11th State of the State speech Wednesday, Engler touted the states successes of the last year and outlined his agenda for the coming year.