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City Council delays decision on recreational roof ban

State News Top Stories - August 5, 2015 - 7:54am

East Lansing City Council deferred action on ordinance that would have prohibited the recreational use of roofs at its meeting Tuesday night.

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13th-annual meet the Spartans scheduled for Aug. 18

MSU News - August 4, 2015 - 4:15pm
Michigan State football fans of all ages are invited to attend the 13th-annual "Meet The Spartans," presented by Pepsi, on Aug. 18 from 5-8 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. Ninth-year Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and members of the 2015 football team will be available for autographs on the concourse inside the stadium.
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MSU plans evacuation drills with help of Boy Scouts

MSU News - August 4, 2015 - 4:15pm
To improve emergency planning and better prepare the campus community for crisis situations, the MSU Police Department is holding a two-part evacuation drill Friday with cooperation from 14,000 Boy Scouts and staff.
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Campus converted into grounds for Boy Scouts celebration

State News Top Stories - August 4, 2015 - 12:34pm

Those walking around campus trying to get to lunch in a cafeteria might be surprised to see a huge line filled with young boys and men in very specific scouting attire, or shirts with a city from halfway across the country, represented in force.

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MSU Museum's 2015 Great Lakes Folk Festival Aug. 7-9

MSU News - August 4, 2015 - 11:25am
MSU Museum's Great Lakes Folk Festival will take place Aug. 7-9. The event will showcase cultural treasures of the Midwest, along with the best of traditional artists from around the country.
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Providing legal advocacy for Detroit businesses

MSU News - August 4, 2015 - 10:53am
Local entrepreneurs, community groups, and nonprofits looking to launch their own food businesses at Detroit's Eastern Market face the same health, safety, and agricultural regulations as large, commercial grocery stores and restaurants, but seldom have access to the same top-notch legal advisors. A $150,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation will enable the MSU College of Law Detroit Food Law Clinic to do just that.
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'Jersey Boys' tickets on sale Friday

MSU News - August 4, 2015 - 10:53am
Tickets go on sale Friday for award-winning hit musical, "Jersey Boys," the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The show will be playing Oct. 13-18 at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall.
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Septic tanks aren't keeping poo out of rivers and lakes

MSU News - August 3, 2015 - 4:02pm
The notion that septic tanks prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes simply doesn't hold water, says a new MSU study. Water expert Joan Rose and her team of water detectives have discovered freshwater contamination stemming from septic systems.
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MSU names director of WorkLife Office

MSU News - August 3, 2015 - 11:34am
Michigan State University has appointed the executive director of its newly created WorkLife Office. Assuming the role of executive director and senior adviser to the provost is Barbara Roberts, who currently serves as human rights officer at the University of New Brunswick. Her appointment is effective Aug. 10.
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Doctoral student wins international

MSU News - August 3, 2015 - 11:28am
A team of three graduate students in the writing, rhetoric and American cultures program at MSU are changing the way language is used in the classroom.
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Inaugural workshop on computing and data science to be held

MSU News - August 3, 2015 - 10:36am
MSU's newly formed Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering will host an inaugural workshop Sept. 16 -17 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center to kick off intellectual discourse on scientific computing and data science across the MSU community.
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VIDEO: Abrams Planetarium and Broad Art Museum partner for interstellar exhibition

State News Top Stories - August 3, 2015 - 3:53am

Looking up at the sky at night you can see a lot of stars but not everything you see is what you think it is.

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Week in Review: July 31, 2015

State News Top Stories - July 31, 2015 - 3:11pm

Here's the top stories for the week of July 31.

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MSU veterinarian appointed to USDA advisory committee

MSU News - July 30, 2015 - 5:28pm
Dan Grooms from MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine has been appointed to the USDA Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health, or SACAH, by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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MSU fundraising exceeds $238 million for second consecutive year

MSU News - July 30, 2015 - 3:30pm
For the second year in a row, private giving to Michigan State University topped $238 million, continuing the success of the $1.5 billion Empower Extraordinary capital campaign.
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Orange is the new red

MSU News - July 30, 2015 - 10:36am
Overexposure to sunlight, which is damaging to natural photosynthetic systems of green plants and cyanobacteria, is also expected to be damaging to artificial photosynthetic systems.
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MSU Sustainability announces 2015 fellows

MSU News - July 29, 2015 - 4:51pm
Four MSU researchers have been named MSU Sustainability Fellows for 2015.
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Go Green! Go White! Go Sing!

MSU News - July 29, 2015 - 12:40pm
My 14-year-old self stood next to the piano in front of more than 100 high-school girls. My teacher told me to sing a series of notes to find my range and then he would see how well I could hold a simple melody. With sweaty palms and a racing heart, I looked out at the class (after all, who is more judgmental than high-school girls?) and thought, "What in the heck did I get myself into? This was NOT a good idea." I had never sung in front of anyone before and had zero confidence in my ability, yet there I was, center stage during the first day of my third-hour class. Earlier in my freshman year I had a pretty bad falling out with my best friend. Some other friends, in a kind effort to bring me into their fold, suggested that I sign up for girls' chorus because it was a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people. So I did. Turns out, it really wasn't a good idea - it was a GREAT idea. When I look back at my high-school days, many of my best memories, and best friends revolve around the vocal music program. At my school, it was a really big program about 500 students involved - the girls' chorus, a select girls' choir, a male chorus, a mixed choir and a select ensemble of 20 students. Other than the male chorus, I was lucky enough to be a part of all of them.
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Public address speaker towers installed on campus

MSU News - July 29, 2015 - 11:45am
Public address speakers have been installed and are now operational in eight locations across the East Lansing campus, the MSU Police Department announced today.
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Lisa Bright: It's a Brick . . . Outhouse

MSU News - July 29, 2015 - 11:40am
The summer field season has continued to be busy. Last Monday, while making our routine monitoring rounds of the north campus infrastructure improvements construction site, we noticed a concentration of bricks and dark soil near the MSU Museum.
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