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MSU not looking to discipline students 'just standing in the crowd' during Cedar Village disturbance
"What MSU is looking for in the student judicial process aren't those students who were simply standing in the crowd," university spokesperson Jason Cody said. "The main focus are those students who started and fueled the fires, threw things at police officers and other actions like that."
The East Lansing City Council met on Tuesday night for the first time since this weekend's chaotic Big Ten Championship celebration.
The East Lansing Police Department has removed a Facebook post attempting to identity an MSU fan who held up a 'Burn this Couch' sign at the Big Ten Championship game. “(Police) would like to identify the person holding this ‘Burn the couch’ sign at the game Saturday. You'r e (sic) tip can remain anonymous,” the department posted on Monday.
After 13 games of commanding one of the nation's most feared defenses, defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi was named as Broyles Award winner. Narduzzi is the first MSU coach to win the award that is given to the nation's top assistant coach in its 18 year history.
More than 300 members of the MSU community have raised thousands for a student whose car was overturned during the chaos that followed MSU’s win over Ohio State to demonstrate that the offenders’ actions are not indicative of the entire student body.
Report: ELPD responded to minimum of 57 fires, made at least 15 arrests after Big Ten Championship game
Police responded to a minimum of 57 fires throughout the city and made 15 arrests after MSU's win in the Big Ten Championship game against Ohio State, according to a weekend report released Monday morning by the East Lansing Police Department. According to a previous statement from police, East Lansing police and fire units responded to Cedar Village at about 4 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 on reports of multiple fires and crowds.
Immediately following MSU’s momentous victory against Ohio State, dozens of riots and furniture burnings broke out across the city.
As fans were ushered down the steps and out the exit of Lucas Oil Stadium into a chilly Indianapolis night, Denicos Allen witnessed something he’d never seen before. Max Bullough was there, too — he remembers it well. The then-sophomore linebackers were forced to watch several members of the 2011 Spartans, a band of brothers toward the end of a special season, break down in tears.
The No. 1 men’s basketball team walked onto the court in kryptonite-colored socks for their highly-anticipated Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup against North Carolina. However, the Superman of college hoops walked off the court with their first loss of the season to UNC, 75-69. The Spartans never led during a game that showcased some of MSU's most troubling tendencies on the season thus far. The game started just as poorly as it possibly could have for MSU and had the packed Breslin Center in a restless frenzy almost immediately. Junior forward Alex Gauna, who got the start in place of ill sophomore forward Matt Costello, started the game by committing two fouls and a turnover within the first 90 seconds. MSU went on to turn the ball over eight times, four of which came in the first five minutes, and allowing UNC to grab 10 offensive rebounds on the half.
Earth science senior Mitch Raeck takes Adderall to feel normal. “I always say that if it wasn’t for Adderall, I wouldn’t be attending MSU,” Raeck said. “I need it to be a regular college student. Without it I wouldn’t be able to focus. I wouldn’t be able to have a job.” Raeck was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, as a child. ADHD is a relatively common mental disorder characterized by overactivity, impulsivity and difficulty paying attention or being productive. Adderall is a stimulant medication composed of amphetamines and often is prescribed to people like Raeck to help them focus.
Throughout the past 10 years, international student enrollment at MSU has seen stagnation and in many cases, even decline, with one big exception — China. Data compiled by The State News from the Office for International Students and Scholars illustrates how students from the booming country have come to dominate the composition of MSU’s international student body by sheer numbers alone. The meteoric rise of Chinese students at MSU reflects broader trends, only much more dramatically, exhibiting growth significantly above national and state averages. In particular, the influx of undergraduates from the world’s most populous nation has been the primary, if not sole, driver of MSU’s international enrollment growth since undergraduate students from abroad first eclipsed international graduate students in 2009.
History was made on Saturday, clearing the way for significantly more momentous milestones before the book is closed on MSU’s 2013 football season. No.
A season ago, the MSU football team had to beat Minnesota to earn bowl eligibility in hopes to salvage a season.
Four guys. Four years. Slightly less than 900 tackles, 27.5 sacks, 22 interceptions, 70 passes defend, seven forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries. That’s the combined production of linebackers Max Bullough and Denicos Allen and defensive backs Isaiah Lewis and Darqueze Dennard, a band of three-year starters readying to play their final snaps at Spartan Stadium against Minnesota.
MSU (4-7) snapped its four game losing streak Friday night at Munn Ice Arena, knocking off the Princeton Tigers (3-9, 2-6 ECAC), 4-1.
After leading by 12 points after the first half, the No. 1 men’s basketball team pulled away for a dominating 98-65 win against Mount St. Mary’s Friday afternoon.
When professor Richard Brandenburg first arrived at MSU in 1965, things were very different. “At one point in time when you went to class, you were there, and there was no way for you to be interrupted unless the dean came and got you and took you out of class,” Brandenburg said. He said in a previous interview with The State News that students now are in constant interaction with an outside world, “and it’s very distracting.” “The distractions that technology allows interferes with learning,” he said. As a result of his view, Brandenburg does not allow use the of laptops and cell phones during his lectures. A recent study published in the Journal of Media Education found that undergraduate students use digital devices in class 11 times each day, on average, for non-class purposes. According to the study, more than 90 percent of students admitted to using their devices for non-class activities during class time. In the same study, eighty-six percent of students reported their reason for
Madison Williams already has suffered three anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, tears. But something is telling her she isn’t done yet. The redshirt junior center and former McDonald’s All-American only played in three collegiate games prior to this season. On Saturday night, a Breslin Center crowd of nearly 6,000 witnessed her play in her first game since Nov. 15, 2011. To a standing ovation from the crowd, Williams entered the game with about 15 minutes left in the first half. In two stints — one in the first half and one in the second half — Williams played five minutes and showed a glimpse of her potential when she scored six points, and recorded one rebound, one block and one steal. “(It’s) such a huge weight off,” Williams said about playing in her first game in two years. “All I’m thinking right now is I’m so thankful. God is so good to me just that I can get out there and I’m safe. He kept me safe in that game.
About 4,000 pounds of imported snow blanketed the field behind The Rock on Friday, enabling members of the Spartan Ski Club and the Alpine Ski and Snowboard Team to host a snowboarding competition in the middle of campus. Kinesiology junior Sean Storey, the president of the MSU Alpine Ski and Snowboard Team, said members of both groups helped shovel the snow onto a large metal snowboarding ramp complete with jumps and rails the night before, working for nearly eight hours in preparation for the competition, called a Rail Jam.
College athletics are big business. From the growing facades of athletic venues to the expanding salaries of the coaches and staffs on the sidelines to the varying cost of tickets, concessions and merchandise along the concourse, athletic budgets have become as much as a topic for discussion as the teams and players that the program represents. For athletics director Mark Hollis and MSU’s athletics department, the discussion heated up this summer following a June 21 Board of Trustees meeting, where a 4.7 percent increase — a little more than $4 million — to the athletic budget was reported for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Multiple outlets, including The State News, reported the $4 million increase was expected to be allocated exclusively to the football program.