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1 hr ago | Detroit Free Press

'Batman v. Superman' looking for extras for Lansing-area shoot

In January, 'Batman v. Superman' director Zack Snyder scouted Michigan State University's Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum as a possible filming location.


1 hr ago | WILX-TV Lansing

MSU Police: Campus Safe Despite Crime

"MSU really is safe," said Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor. "This is just a couple of incidences that have taken place at the beginning of the school year, which is not unusual."


2 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

Kent John Chabotar, Ph.D. Joins Diversified Search

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15, 2014 -- Diversified Search , consistently recognized as a top 10 executive search firm in the US, has announced that Kent John Chabotar, Ph.D., former President and Professor of Political Science at Guilford College, has joined the firm.


Related Topix: Guilford College, West Virginia University, Lehigh University, University of Georgia, Bowdoin College

6 hrs ago | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

The Real Reason Why Teachers Quit Their Job

A new study says that contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America's urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing, declining pay and benefits and lack of voice in what they teach.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

9 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Florida cops often drop rape cases unless victims tell them to investigate: NYT

Prosecutors in Florida routinely drop their examination of rape claims unless the alleged victim explicitly agrees to an investigation, according to a New York Times analysis . The newspaper examined sexual assault claims filed by students at Florida State University - where Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston led the Seminoles to a national championship in January, after prosecutors declined to charge him in a rape case that languished for nearly 11 months.


Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, University of Pennsylvania

14 hrs ago | WLNS-TV Lansing

MSU Bioengineer Seeks Better Microbe Threat Tests

The victims are the driver and passenger in a car rear-ended by a semi on US-127 Tuesday afternoon. Police say the suspect embezzled the money starting in 2008 through late 2013 or early 2014 and wrote checks to herself.


Related Topix: Education Etc., East Lansing, MI, Lansing, MI

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Science Daily

Boosting Armor for Nuclear-Waste Eating Microbes

A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste has just been improved. In earlier research, Gemma Reguera, A microbiologist identified that Geobacter bacteria's tiny conductive hair-like appendages, or pili, did the yeoman's share of remediation.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science

Michigan Radio

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD sympton in some kids

Michigan State University researchers studied 200 kindergarten, first and second grade students for 12 weeks. They found children at-risk for developing ADHD were more attentive in class after exercising.


Related Topix: ADHD, Health, Family, Kids


Morning exercise could benefit kids, according to a recent study.

Finnish researchers have found that significant physical activity can increase boys' academic performance, and a study out of Michigan State University and the University of Vermont concludes that providing aerobic exercise classes in the morning could reduce symptoms of ADHD in school and at home, suggesting that such programs could increase concentration for all children. Working with 186 elementary school children in first through third grades, the researchers from the University of Eastern Finland observed that the boys who were most active during recess were most likely to out-perform their less energetic counterparts in arithmetic.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, ADHD, Health, University of Vermont

Flint flushes out latest water contamination, but repeat boil advisories show system is vulnerable

"Part of the is to be more proactive" with upgrading "an old system," said Flint emergency manager Darnell Earley. "We have the staff and capabilities to address this so we don't have to get to a point where we have residents boiling water" all the time.


Related Topix: Flint, MI

Battle Creek Enquirer

Lansing among poorest capital regions in U.S.Lansing among poorest...

Lansing among poorest capital regions in U.S. On income, poverty and unemployment, Lansing ranks low among capitals. Check out this story on Ross Feldpausch liked his job at a local heating and cooling company, but after chatting with a neighbor who works for the state, he saw an opportunity.


Related Topix: Lansing, MI, Family, Kids

Detroit Free Press

Brian Dickerson: What if Michigan picked its governor by coin toss?

In Poplarville, Miss. , two candidates who received exactly the same number of votes in last Tuesday's election drew straws two nights later to decide who will fill a vacancy on the Poplarville Board of Aldermen.


Related Topix: US Politics, Michigan, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan Government, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Jennifer Granholm, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Lansing State Journal

Engagement: Eric Lownsbery & Audrey Ing

Eric P. Lownsbery, son of David and Debbie Lownsbery, and Audrey A. Ing, daughter of Eric and Cheryl Ing, are pleased to announce their engagement. Eric is a 2008 graduate of Eaton Rapids High School and is employed at Ayers Basement Systems.


Related Topix: Grass Lake, MI

Michigan Political Points: Can Mark Totten beat Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette?

Democratic challenger Mark Totten could give Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette a real run for his money this fall, according to recent polls. But there's a couple major caveats: Most voters still have no clue who Totten is, and down-ticket races are often heavily influenced by who's at the top.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan, Immigration Reform, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Florida, Florida Government

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Royal Oak Makes Movoto's Top 10 List of Happiest Small Cities in America

The Detroit Zoo adds to quality of life in Royal Oak and makes it one of the happiest places in America, the real estate blog Movoto says. If residents are happy in Royal Oak, they must be giddy in East Lansing, which came in at No.


Related Topix: Royal Oak, MI

Detroit Free Press

MSU to build apartments on former State Police site

Michigan State University is planning to build new student apartments on the former site of the Michigan State Police headquarters, which was demolished in 2012 The site, across Harrison Road from the parking lot of the Breslin Center, "best meets the needs expressed by all of our constituents and will allow MSU to provide the best possible ... (more)



Teachers Quitting Due To High-stakes Testing,...

Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America's urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing, declining pay and benefits and lack of voice in what they teach.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

Detroit News

Land bets on no-show strategy

Terri Lynn Land's no-show strategy for a U.S. Senate seat is a weird dare to Michigan voters: She's gambling you won't notice her near total disappearance from the campaign trail. While both Land and her opponent, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, are bombarding the airwaves with commercials, it's Land who's trying to stay out of sight.


Related Topix: Mackinac Island, MI

UB Reporter

How Skin Falls Apart

"Our work represents a unique intersection between the fields of biology and engineering that allowed for entirely new investigational strategies applied to the study of clinical disease." UB researchers and colleagues studying a rare, blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin.


Related Topix: Biology, Dermatology

Thu Sep 11, 2014


Video Game Courses and Degrees in The U.S. Increase By More Than 50% in Five Years

Three-hundred and ninety colleges, universities, and other academic institutions in the United States now offer professional certificates and undergraduate or graduate degrees in video game design, according to new research released by the Entertainment Software Association . This marks an increase of more than 50% since 2009, when 254 schools offered such programs.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Southern California, DePaul University