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ASK ELi: Broad Museum Attendance?

Friday, October 23, 2015

A reader asks: Did anyone ever really claim (before it was built) that the Eli Broad Museum would draw a million visitors a year? What’s the real attendance?

What we didn’t find out: I searched pretty well and I can’t find any claims dating before or after the building opened that it would draw such large numbers. Maybe someone made such a claim, and maybe he or she seriously believed it, but if so, I haven’t been able to find it.

Ann About Town: The Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Spartan Hall of Fame Café is off the beaten path for many East Lansing residents, but it more than makes up for the distance by being the most intensely Spartan place outside MSU’s own borders.

Staying Safe in East Lansing: Be Aware, Trust Your Instincts

Monday, October 19, 2015

 

Julia Liggett, a freshman at MSU, hardly worries about getting home safely, even at night.

“Yeah, I feel safe. Even by myself. There’s still people out at night. There’s people everywhere, if I was by myself or something, somebody would help me.”

Would they?

Unfortunately for Liggett, science argues she might not be as safe as she believes.

The bystander effect is a psychological phenomenon that occurs when a group of people realize someone or something is in need of help, but assume another witness will give aid.

Green and White Turns Orange and Black for Safe Halloween

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The leaves have changed color, stores have stocked their shelves with cider and candy and Pumpkin Spice lattes have reclaimed their place in your mug. Halloween is just around the corner, and East Lansing has plenty of activities to occupy the Spidermen and Queen Elsas of your family.

Families are invited to visit Safe Halloween from 5pm- 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 29. The event will take place on M.A.C. Avenue between Elizabeth and Burcham, and the area will be closed to traffic.

Council Capsule: October 13, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Present: Mayor Nathan Triplett, Mayor Pro Tem Diane Goddeeris, Councilmembers Kathy Boyle and Susan Woods.

Absent: Councilmember Ruth Beier.

The Roial Players: MSU's Theater Group for Non-Theater Majors

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

For the past ten years, MSU’s The Roial Players have been putting smiles on the faces of audiences as they perform plays (some written by their members), original shows and comedic improvisation.

In the unique and intimate space of the RCAH Theater on campus, they continue their love and passion for theater throughout their college careers, even with a diverse range of majors.     

Eli on Earth: Experience Wild Birds Up Close at the Burke Lake Banding Station

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Photo: Sharp-Shinned Hawk, the smallest species of hawk in North America. It was netted at the station on September 22nd 2014. Photo credit: Zak Pohlen

 

Ever wonder how wildlife biologists track bird migration, net birds, or determine their age? Look no further than the Burke Lake Banding Station.

Minds (Wide) Open Competition at MSU connects cultures

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I bit my lip to hold back tears, I shoved my phone deep into my backpack so I could pretend it wasn’t actually 4:30 a.m., and downed the rest of my Red Bull. I could no longer keep track of whether it was my first or third of the evening, and I was barely able to stay awake long enough to read the messy notes in front of me.

I realized I was staring blankly at the keynote presentation, when I heard my mentor’s exasperated voice, trying to bring my attention back to business.

“Caitlin… Caitlin are you getting this? Are you ready to go again?”

ELi on Earth: Total Eclipse of the Moon Sunday, Sept. 27

Monday, September 21, 2015

Image: "Eclipse 2010 cropped" by John Vermette 

UPDATE! We have a special offer for ELi readers. Be one of the first five people to identify yourself to the person in the ELi t-shirt at the parking ramp gathering on Sunday, September 27, and get a free ELi mug!

Sky watchers in the eastern U.S. have a chance to enjoy a total eclipse of the Moon on the evening of Sunday, September 27.

What We Know about Fires and Arrests Last Weekend

Friday, September 18, 2015

Photo: Image of a mattress burned last weekend on Fern Street, near the City Attorney’s office

According to a press release from ELPD “Last week, after the MSU football win against Oregon, there were seven fires set in the City of East Lansing, primarily in student areas. These fires are extremely dangerous to bystanders in the area, but also to first responders that are called to extinguish them. Responding to these fires multiple times in a single night can also affect the response time to those in the community in need of medical attention.”

ASK ELi: 63000 Strong

Friday, September 18, 2015

Photo credit: Zachary D. Blount.

Ever wonder about those big numbers posted in a window in that tall building on the east side of Farm Lane, across from the entrance to the MSU Dairy Store?

Right now, the digits read 63000. That’s the number of generations in an experiment that’s been running in my lab for over a quarter century.

All of the Above Hip Hop Academy Fosters Appreciation for Art among Youth

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Carl Bowers

Since its inception five years ago at East Lansing’s Edgewood Village, All of the Above Hip Hop Academy, AOTA, has been working to mentor young creatives, cultivate a strong, artistic community and foster a positive hip hop culture within the East Lansing and Lansing areas.

AOTA provides local teens with opportunities to take free classes in lyric writing, producing music, Bboying and even graffiti art. All classes are taught by industry veterans, including program founder Ozay Moore, formerly a successful hip hop recording artist.

Fall Welcome: Community Perspectives

Monday, August 31, 2015

There has been a noticeable increase in the energy and activity in East Lansing over the past few days, as MSU students have begun to move back into town. With their return comes Fall Welcome (formerly “Welcome Week”), a term that brings fond memories to some and less fond memories to others.

Your ELi: Town and Gown

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The author on graduation day 2006 with Chris Marshall (in red cap) and his housemates.

The students are back.

Depending on where in East Lansing you live, that may just mean that there are longer lines at Meijer. If you live where I live, it’s different. Because I live on a street where we are the only permanent residents, and every single other house is a student rental.

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