Michigan State University
September 26, 2016 - 5:28:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Meeting announcements

Introduction to Grants & Fellowships workshop!

Wednesday, September 28
133F Erickson Hall

Workshop goals include:

September 26, 2016 - 3:05:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: MIRS Podcasts

Why is T.J. Bucholz of Vanguard Public Affairs having a hard time calling the event between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump a "debate?" Is this presidential election good for the country? And why are some not trusting the polls? Bucholz and Tom Shields, president of the Marketing Resource Group answers these and other questions.

September 26, 2016 - 1:08:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Freedom of Information

The state Senate is in a position to dramatically improve transparency and help restore a weary public's faith in government lost during the Flint water crisis.

We applaud the House's passage of a bill that would extend open records laws to the governor's office and Legislature. The overwhelming bipartisan support was also commendable.

September 26, 2016 - 8:44:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Legislature

The Michigan Legislature is actually one of the younger governing bodies among the 50 states, with an average age of about 52, according to an LSJ analysis of lawmakers' biographies on Gongwer News Service. Pew said in a December report that the average age of all legislatures is 56.

Millennials make up 13% of lawmakers here, compared to just 5% nationwide.

Yet Millennials still are underrepresented at the Capitol considering they are are 28% of Michigan's voting population. Nationwide, Millennials are 31% of the voting-age population, Pew says.

September 26, 2016 - 8:25:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Health

The Citizens Research Council of Michigan has examined the ways in which Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) can help solve many of Michigan's health care issues, namely accessible and affordable healthcare. The new report,

September 26, 2016 - 4:58:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On Sept. 26, 1981 tennis champion Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan. Her parents, Richard and Oracene, later relocated to Los Angeles, and Serena and her four sisters (Lyndrea, Isha, Yetunde, and Venus) grew up in Compton, a L.A. suburb. At young ages, both Serena and Venus became excellent tennis players and began to compete. With the passage of time, both sisters have made a name for themselves as professional athletes.

September 26, 2016 - 4:47:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On this day in 1963, registrations for the first freshman class were taken at Grand Valley State College in Allendale. 226 students enrolled, including a student from Iran.

September 26, 2016 - 4:43:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On Sept. 26, 1963, an elephant that was part of the King Shows and Circus rampaged through Lansing. Rajje, the elephant, was performing at a local shopping center when it became irritated and rebelled against its trainer. Rajje spent about 15 minutes rampaging through Arlan's Department store, causing thousands of dollars in damage, before leaving through a back exit. The police went on a two-mile chase through Lansing after the elephant, who tried to throw a car out of its way. Police eventually put down the 13-year-old, 3,000-pound elephant in a barrage of gunfire.

September 26, 2016 - 4:42:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

The first daily — Volume 1, No. 1, dated Sept. 26, 1942 — includes as a cutline: "With the goal of keeping its student body better informed on both world and college events, The Michigan State News entered the field of daily newspapers this morning with a 16-page edition.

September 26, 2016 - 4:32:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: State News

The initial MAC team had no designated coach. At any rate they scored a 10-0 victory against East Lansing High School in their first official game.

For a photograph of the team, see Steve Grinezel, Michigan State Football : They are Spartans. Arcadia Press, 2003, p.10. Available in Reference.