Saturday, March 2, 2024

Jon Styf

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MSU shares in $375M federal biofuel grant

Correction: Colleen McNamara is the quoted member of the Board of Trustees. Washington — MSU will receive $50 million in federal grants over five years to conduct basic research on biofuels, officials said Monday. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman is expected to announce today that MSU and other universities have been selected to share $375 million in federal funding to develop new bioenergy centers for research on cellulosic ethanol and biomass plants. MSU President Lou Anna K.


Student, family face animal cruelty charges

An MSU student and her family were charged with torturing and killing animals at their Lapeer County farm. Kate Mills, an animal science junior and 4-H Club queen, was charged with a felony count of animal killing and torturing, and misdemeanor counts of cruelty and abandonment, animal burial, and for possessing an unlicensed dog, according to the Lapeer County 71-A District Court. Mills was released on a $5,000 personal bond and is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m.


Student loan scandals create push for reform

A developing scandal over ties between the student loan industry and college financial aid officers is adding momentum to a congressional push to overhaul the system for college loans. Congress members say new rules, being pushed by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, on how loan companies deal with campuses should be applied nationwide. "The case for major reform cannot be clearer," said Massachusetts Democrat Edward Kennedy, who leads the Senate education committee.


MSU remembers publisher's legacy

Neal Shine, former publisher of the Detroit Free Press and mentor to generations of Michigan journalists, died Tuesday due to respiratory illness. He was 76. Shine lends his name to the Neal Shine Ethics Lecture, which is held annually at MSU, and he is remembered as a caring editor, mentor and friend by members of the MSU community. "He was incredibly competent, a great editor," said MSU School of Journalism Director Jane Briggs-Bunting, who first met Shine in 1968 when he was her journalism professor at the University of Detroit.


Romney's campaign trail leads to Michigan

Mitt Romney is expected to talk about the ingenuity that has driven U.S. prosperity in the past and how it can still create a bright future for American workers at The Henry Ford museum today in Dearborn to officially kick off his presidential campaign And roughly 15 MSU students from the group Mitt for Michigan will attend the event in support, said Leo Madarang, one of the group's coordinators. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, gave a hint of what he'll be talking when he spoke to reporters Saturday at the Republican state convention in Grand Rapids. "Michigan is … a place of innovation and technology.