Composition Fosters Human Rights Awareness

Friday, January 8, 2016

He’s nearly done with a composition he’s writing for Michigan State University. And he’s visited with the MSU student musicians who will premiere the work in January. But as soon as the first note sounds on Billy Child’s original piece, many say the work is just beginning for a highly sensitive initiative led in part by the MSU College of Music.

Chesterfield Hills Parking Approved 3-2 After Long Debate

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Above: the area in question as seen this past Monday morning.

Last night, following much debate involving numerous residents of the Chesterfield Hills neighborhood, East Lansing’s City Council voted 3-2 to expand permit-only parking in the area. The vote divided along the same lines as previous 3-2 votes on this Council: Mayor Mark Meadows, Mayor Pro Tem Ruth Beier, and Councilmember Erik Altmann voted in favor; Councilmembers Shanna Draheim and Susan Woods voted against.

At Forum, Citizens Oppose Possible WKAR Spectrum Sale

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

It was standing room only last night in a lecture hall in MSU’s Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) Building for the first of two public forums held by the University to address the possible sale of WKAR-TV’s broadcasting spectrum.

Council Considers Controversial Chesterfield Hills Parking Issue

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Above: map showing in cross-hatch where parking may be restricted to cars with resident-only permits

Tonight, East Lansing’s City Council will consider whether to add parking restrictions in the Chesterfield Hills neighborhood. If approved, the plan would expand the area where only Chesterfield Hills residents with pre-arranged permits may park. (See full map of plan.)

Forum Tomorrow on Possible Sale of WKAR-TV Broadcast Spectrum

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Image of MSU’s Communication Arts Building, courtesy of MSU

Local PBS station WKAR-TV may be leaving the airwaves forever, but not before two public forums intended to educate and give voice to the community regarding MSU’s option to sell off the station’s broadcast spectrum for what could come to hundreds of millions of dollars. The first of those forums takes place tomorrow night, Monday, January 4th, at 7:00 p.m.

Rally to Condemn Hate Speech Draws Large Crowd

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Rally to Condemn Hate Speech took place last night, and the turnout was loud and large. The median on Grand River Avenue off of Abbot Road was filled to the brim with protestors uniting to condemn the statements made by those who refuse to accept refugees into the United States.

Gifts for All the Spartans in Your Life: It's Not just Block S Sweatshirts Anymore

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Image: notecards from “True Comics” collection at the MSU Library

Are you having a difficult time finding unique gifts for your Spartan fan this holiday season? Wondering what to get your parent, loved one, or friend who can’t fit one more piece of Spartan apparel in their dresser or closet? Look no further than MSU’s campus for some different gift ideas.

MSU Students Celebrate Hanukkah with fellow Spartans

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday which began on the evening of December 6th and goes through the evening of December 14th this year. Hanukkah usually coincides with the busy time of the end of the fall semester, making it difficult for students to celebrate with their families.

Spartans celebrate with fire following Saturday’s big win

Monday, December 7, 2015

Crowd at Cedar Village, image from Twitter

Saturday night was a big win for the Michigan State Spartans, but not all students ended the evening on a positive note. Eight students were arrested in Cedar Village for alcohol-related violations after students flooded the streets and lit couches on fire to celebrate the Big Ten Championship victory.

ELPD’s Lt. Wriggelsworth said thirteen fires took place Saturday night after the game. The fires occurred in predominantly student-rental areas of East Lansing, including Cedar Village as well as North Harrison.

Holiday Gifts for College Students College Students

Monday, December 7, 2015

As the year comes to an end, parents and loved ones scramble in search of the perfect holiday gifts for college students. Even a semester on campus is long enough to change a person’s taste in music, clothes, and hobbies.

Instead of waiting for the holiday wish list that arrives the day before Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanza, or the “but I don’t know what I want this year,” we’ve compiled some suggestions from East Lansing area college students to help guide your shopping.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Focuses on Unity and Gratitude

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The East Lansing Area Clergy Association will be hosting their annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at The Peoples Church of East Lansing Monday, November 23, 2015, at 7:00PM with a reception to follow after the service.

Passport Day on MSU Campus November 18th

Monday, November 16, 2015

Whether you're planning to travel internationally over the holidays, or just an update, the Lansing City Clerk’s Office will offer one-stop passport services on the MSU Campus on Wednesday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSU International Center, Spartan Room B.

The Clerk’s staff is partnering with the MSU Study Abroad Office to help MSU students, facult and staff, and the general public to complete the required application and obtain passport photos

Late Night Host Seth Meyers Visits MSU

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Seth Meyers, the current host of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and the previous Head Writer of “Saturday Night Live” visited Michigan State University on the evening of November 6th to give a talk as part of the Xfinity EntertainU speaker series.

MSU was notified just days in advance that it had won the lecture as part of the Comcast-sponsored contest in which students vote for their university online to win a visit. The event was filmed by Comcast Xfinity and will soon be available as an OnDemand option which viewers will have the ability to watch nationwide.

EL Library #BlackLivesMatter Event Spurs Racism Discussion

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

This Sunday afternoon, MSU’s 60/50 project sponsored a Black Lives Matter (BLM) event at the East Lansing Public Library. The program included a two-hour community conversation about both the BLM movement itself and the ideals of its participants: racial equity and respect.