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Young playwrights sought for festival at Michigan State

Nov. 16, 2019 8:22 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University seeks the work of young playwrights for an annual festival. Michigan high school students are invited to submit a one-act play for the Wharton Center’s Young Playwrights Festival. A total of 12 finalists and semi-finalists will receive cash...

Michigan State exhibit showcases black travelers' green book

Nov. 9, 2019 10:45 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new exhibit at Michigan State University is built around a 20th century guidebook that black motorists relied on during the segregation era to find places where they could safely sleep, eat, shop or find services while traveling. The exhibit for "The Negro Motorist Green Book"...

Professor's survey in Michigan criticized for racist remarks

Oct. 22, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A survey by a Michigan State University professor to determine how people respond to derogatory online comments has been removed from a school website after sparking outrage because it included racist statements. The Lansing State Journal reported that Saleem Alhabash, an...

Michigan State University student dies in moped-truck crash

Oct. 19, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University student was killed when his moped collided with a pickup truck at an intersection near the school's campus. Meridian Township Police say 20-year-old Sebastian Tyll of Fenton, Michigan, was driving a moped Friday morning when it collided with the...

Sex-assault case dropped against Michigan State trainer

Oct. 12, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a felony sexual-assault case against a Michigan State University athletic trainer who separately was among several people at the school implicated in the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. David Jager was charged with assault with intent to commit sexual...

Volunteers sought to curb erosion along river at MSU

Oct. 10, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is looking for volunteers on the banks of the Red Cedar. Due to erosion and high water, the edge of a walking path is 5 feet or less from the riverbank, near Spartan Stadium. Tree roots and invasive species are taking over. The university is using rock,...

Police investigating Sept. 28 death on Michigan State campus

Oct. 8, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police at Michigan State University say they're investigating the death of a visitor during homecoming weekend. Capt. Doug Monette says the person wasn't an MSU student. Police were called about 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 while Michigan State was playing a home football game against...

MSU cancels homecoming parade due to weather

Sep. 27, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's football team has a good defense. But sometimes you can't defeat the weather. MSU canceled the annual homecoming parade Friday because of storm forecasts. The one-hour event on Grand River Avenue in East Lansing won't be rescheduled. Capt. Doug Monette of the...