Gerald Scott graduated from MSU in 1980 and he still uses CDs instead of downloading music. On his day off of work, the now-Warren resident found himself in his old college town shopping around for CD’s and other things when he realized that Flat, Black & Circular as well as Curious Book Shop are the only stores left in downtown East Lansing from when he was in school.
The 19th annual Summer Solstice Jazz Festival on June 19-20 featured musicians from all over the world and provided pivotal experience to youth jazz players.
The festival was presented by the City of East Lansing, MSU College of Music and the Wharton Center for Performing Arts; with artistic direction from the director of Jazz Studies at MSU, Rodney Whitaker.
“My favorite part is really hearing everybody perform, that’s what this is all about,” said Whitaker.
Lansing Mitten Mavens Roller Derby took an unexpected victory against the Bath City Roller Girls on Saturday night.
Here are the most important stories from the week of June 19.
The Board of Trustees raised tuition for upper and underclassmen for the sixth year in a row and banned smoking on campus effective August of 2016.
For graduate students of most colleges, the tuition will increase 4 percent, or $26.75 per credit hour.
Another set of approvals included extending the contracts for athletic director Mark Hollis, men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo, women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant and men’s ice hockey coach Tom Anastos by a unanimous vote.
In city news, GrandRiver Coffee Cafe, on 515 W.
After hearing about the cafe closing, students spoke in appreciation of what GrandRiver Coffee Cafe has brought to them in the past few years.
For many students, GrandRiver Coffee Cafe has been a favorite place to study and hangout with friends.
The Trustees raised tuition by 2.7 percent for in-state lower division students, or roughly $12 per credit hour, and 2.7 percent for upper division students.
Though the Trustees lamented the tuition raise, with many blaming the declining state support for higher education.
“These always difficult decisions, balancing acts," President Lou Anna K.
Draymond Green had doubters when he entered the NBA after a senior season at MSU in which he averaged 16.2 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game.
Despite improving every year at MSU and helping to lead the Spartans to two Final Four appearances Green wasn't selected in the first round of the draft.
Green was ultimately selected a few picks into the second round with the No.