Saturday, October 16, 2021

Jennifer Meese

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Creating a web

Jeremy Meadows wanted to connect with a growing web of friends with sites on the Internet. “I knew a lot of people that had them and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon, too,” said the English graduate student, who created www.msu.edu/~meadows7 in 1996. In the past four years, Meadows has seen the number of student Web sites rapidly branch out. “There are definitely a lot more Web sites since I started college,” he said. The Internet “really took off” during the 1995-1996 school year, said Dave Krauss, a senior specialist in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences who began teaching over the Internet with MSU’s first Virtual University course in fall 1996. Since then, constructing Web sites has become part of the curriculum for classes such as Computer Science 101 and sections of American Thought and Language.

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Sweet tradition: Lansing family keeps up legacy by making candy canes by hand

LANSING - Making candy canes by hand is a dying art.Only a handful of people in the United States still do it.Machines have picked up the process, churning out tons of perfectly striped, equally sized, identical canes.But the personal touch is important to a Lansing family that has been making candy canes since 1924.“There’s so much tradition if we do it by hand, it would be silly if we didn’t,” says Dan Blair, a candymaker at Fabiano’s Candy Kitchen, 214 S.