Members of the MSU women's soccer team said their new season will be spent kicking it up a notch on the field and exceeding expectations. New faces and new strategies will be the prevailing themes for the team this season.
The MSU Board of Trustees approved a tuition hike that includes a 13.5 percent increase for new students and a 9.3 percent raise for returning students for the 2005-06 academic school year.
Alison Barber has been appointed as the new secretary of the MSU Board of Trustees. Barber was senior associate dean in the Eli Broad College of Business.
An MSU student-led organization is lobbying for the administration to revoke an honorary doctorate granted by the university to Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe more than a decade ago. But pulling the honor would apparently be a new move for the university, and administration officials said they're not ready to make a decision. MSU gave the honorary Doctorate of Laws degree to Mugabe when he spoke at commencement ceremonies in the fall of 1990.
Frustrating waits at campus railroad crossings will soon be alleviated by $16.8 million in state funding to build an underpass on Farm Lane. Congress passed a $286 billion highway and mass transit spending bill at the end of July allowing the state to allocate money to build underpasses where railroads cross Farm Lane between Trowbridge and Mt.