What will the resignation of MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon mean for the city of East Lansing? ELi's Alice Dreger provides some historical context, and ELi provides statements from East Lansing's Councilmembers.
As part of this weekend's MSU Homecoming activities, the school's GLBT Alumni Association plans a reception for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender alumni, students, and friends. This year's reception coincides with MSU's first openly gay Homecoming Grand Marshall, vlogger Tyler Oakley. ELi's Rosalind Arch reports.
Evan Dempsey spoke with East Lansing Library Director Kristin Shelley about how she sees her family's experience connecting to this year's One Book. He also brings our readers news of upcoming local events on A Long Way Home.
MSU is considering setting up a MASH-style field hospital to deal with the swamping of local emergency services caused by alcohol abuse during big game weekends. What other actions is the university taking to deal with party stress on East Lansing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Results from MSU's biannual assessment of students' mental and emotional health indicate that they are "not moving in the right direction,” according to the former Director of the University's Office of Survey Research.
Council covered a great deal of territory in its long "discussion-only" meeting last week. Police activity, tree-trimmers' return, a question of how much MSU costs City taxpayers, a fence for Bailey park, police and fire equipment.... ELi's Ian Hoopingarner brings the details.
What happened at this week's City Council? El Azteco was praised, the deer came up again, an entertainment license request was deferred, and much more. Michael Teager tells you about all of it in ELi's Council Capsule.
The question of whether a new Bailey-neighborhood rental apartment complex can have balconies has been sent back to City Council, as the developer has explained to ELi why the balconies didn’t go to Council for approval in the first place.
As of Aug. 15, 2016, Michigan State University will prohibit all tobacco products from being used on university-owned property. Visitors to campus will not be able to smoke cigarettes, chew tobacco or use e-cigarettes and vaporizers.
MSU is among the last of Big Ten Universities to enact such a ban, and university officials are eager to see how the ban affects MSU’s initiative toward a healthier campus culture.
MSU spokesman Jason Cody said the Office of the Provost elected a committee to oversee the ban and ensure all opposing opinions were addressed.
East Lansing lost an icon of literacy, public service and public radio when Richard “Dick” Estell died May 6, at the age of 90.
Long before there were audio books on cassette, CD or services like “audible,” it was possible to tune into WKAR for half an hour in the morning and get the next installment of a book read in the calming, gentle voice of Estell, WKAR’s “Radio Reader.”