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Grand Rapids City High Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team Headed to World Competition

Congratulations to the City High Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team. They will be traveling to Michigan State University to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals next month.

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University of Michigan Alum Could Win $1 Million If MSU Wins NCAA Tournament

ESPN is reporting that a University of Michigan alumnus could benefit in a big way if Michigan State wins the NCAA Championship.

In November (when the Spartans weren't exactly doing the best), Derek Stevens went to the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas and placed a $20,000 bet on the Spartans to win it all. That's a pretty crazy bet coming from a U of M grad! Stevens, though, is the owner of The D Casino in Las Vegas, so he knows a little bit about gambling.

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Plans to Demolish Old Grand Rapids Press Building Move Forward

Plans to demolish the former Grand Rapids Press building at the corner of Michigan St. and Monroe Ave. have been approved.

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Michigan State Protests Focus on Columnist George Will’s Rape Stance, Women’s Dignity

An honorary doctorate being awarded by Michigan State University to Washington Post columnist George Will at MSU's fall commencement ceremonies is the focal point of protests in East Lansing today.

More than 800 people had RSVP'd and were expected this morning for protests that were also held earlier this week, according to organizers.

The ignitor is that the protests organizers say Will, who taught at MSU briefly the 1970s. They claim Will has a history of provocative statements and writings compromising and discrediting the severity of rape.

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon has released a statement saying that while the conservative Will's "visit will be painful for many, ... it does not mean the university wishes to cause survivors of sexual assault distress. And it does not mean we are backing away from our commitment to continuously improving our response to sexual assault."

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‘Batman v Superman:’ Lex Luthor’s Mansion at Michigan State University?

Better hide the kryptonite...

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Michigan State’s Gary Harris Declares for NBA Draft

By Brandon Howell | The Game 730 AM

All-Big Ten Conference shooting guard Gary Harris is foregoing his junior season at Michigan State University to enter the upcoming NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old Fishers, Ind., native made the move official Monday afternoon, when MSU issued a news release announcing his decision.

Many believed Harris would have been selected early in last year’s NBA Draft, but he elected to return for his sophomore season in East Lansing.

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8-Year-Old Lacey Holsworth, Best Friends With MSU’s Adreian Payne, Dies

Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl who battled cancer and became friends with Michigan State University basketball star Adreian Payne, has died, according to posts on Lacey’s social media accounts.

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Grand Rapids Man Charged in Death of Michigan State Student from Middleville

A Grand Rapids man has been formally charged in the Feb. 1 off-campus death of a Michigan State University student from Middleville.

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flickr/ Mash Down Babylon
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Shoveling Snow and Heart Attacks may be Related

What a storm we had Thursday.   We got pounded with a ton of snow.  It was real tough driving, with driveways snowed in, and that meant you had to move a lot of snow.  So, my question is, have you dug out yet?

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Benefit Jazz Concert Tonight at St. Cecilia

Tonight's the night!  The big benefit Jazz Concert at St. Cecilia.

I had written about this a couple of weeks ago, but wanted to remind Edye Evaneveryone about a wonderful opportunity to hear some fantastic music tonight, February 2 at 8 p.m. at the St. Cecilia Music Center!

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Michigan State University Making Laundry Free For Dorm Residents – A Good Idea? [Poll]

Michigan State University students living in dorms have something new to look forward to this fall.

Free laundry!  (although "look forward to" might be pushing it)

MSU is offering free laundry to encourage students to live in dorms.

Is it a good idea?

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Second Semester begins

Christmas break is over and college students all across Michigan are returning to the classroom.  The house is quiet now until May. Study hard children.  Make your parents proud.

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