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MSU professor faces 4 years of jail time, initial hearing planned for Thursday


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Two cats are staying with a College of Veterinary Medicine assistant professor who was charged with neglecting some of her 19 cats and dogs after a December search of her home found the animals Schenck living in their own feces. Assistant professor Patricia Schenck was charged with one count of animal neglect to 10 or more animals and faces up to four years in prison, Clinton County Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Hayes said Tuesday. If found guilt y, Schenck might permanently lose the remaining 16 dogs and two cats found in poor condition in her home Dec. 12, Hayes said. He said 16 dogs were moved to the Clinton County Animal Control Shelter and a sick and elderly dog was euthanized with Schenck’s consent. University spokesman Kent Cassella previously told The State News that Schenck is suspended with pay pending the outcome of the case, and she did not handle animals in her position at the university. C l i nton Cou nt y She r i f f Way ne Kangas said police responded to a 911 call at Schenck’s home and found feces on the floor of Schenck’s home and the animals unkept. The two cats were left at the home because police were unable to find them when they went to collect the animals, Kangas said. “She agreed to take care of them,” Kangas said. “There See ABUSE on page 2 X



hen criminal justice senior Harrison Gardner found out a person his age entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and killed 20 children and six adults, he was horrified. “I was in disbelief,” Gardner said. “I can imagine myself in first grade … It’s just horrific.” But more than that, Gardner was angry. He was angry someone could do that. He was angry because he knew what it would lead to — an attack on guns. “All it takes is one dumb person to ruin it for every-

For reactions to the Sandy Hook shooting, see page 3 body,” Gardner said. Gardner, a rifle owner, said after the incident at Sandy Hook, he still believes in his right to own a gun. At night, he’s “a little bit more at ease” knowing the gun is there. According to smartgunlaws. org, Michigan ranks 10th in the nation in gun law safety, enacting “a modest amount” of laws to prevent gun violence. Some of these laws include policies that ensure police are notified

when a Michigan resident buys a gun and requires gun owners to report stolen firearms. After the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook, gun control became a common talking point in the news, in Congress and at MSU. Now, university officials and legislators are reflecting on preventing similar tragedies from ever striking the MSU community. The plan University spokesman Kent Cassella said MSU has specific plans in place if an active shooter situation should arise on campus. For safety reasons, officials declined to give plan specifics. Each department practices its own safety procedures regularly, and once a year MSU officials hold a full-scale exercise. Last summer, Ingham County officials teamed up to practice an active-shooter simulation in East Neighborhood. After blank shots were fired in Conrad Hall’s auditorium, volunteers playing the role of victims fled the building as police practiced securing a chaotic situation and paramedics treated mock victims. Although plans are in place, MSU police detective Jerry Roudebush said in his 14 years at MSU, gun violence is rare in this area. East Lansing police Capt. Jeff Murphy echoed this belief — although gun violence is not unheard of. “Things like what happened at Sandy Hook just bring (the subject of guns) to the forefront,” he said. Cassella said

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although he’s never experienced a shooting on campus during his six years at the university, MSU is ready. “I have complete confidence in our police and our first responders here,” he said. “It’s one of those things we train for ... But you pray you never have to (use.)” The politics As Americans grieved for Newtown, Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill during winter break permitting concealed guns in more public places. The bill would have permitted gun-owners with additional training to carry concealed weapons in schools, stadiums, day care centers and churches. Snyder expressed concern that the provisions of the bill would not allow public institutions the freedom to prohibit guns in their building. “While the bill’s goal is to help prevent needless violence, Michigan will be better served if we view it through a variety of lenses,” he said in a statement.



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City Council debates hookah lounge ban Poston ends 14-year term as VP to return as CANR dean

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At Tuesday’s scheduled work session, the East Lansing City Council discussed a proposed ordinance that wouldn’t allow additional hookah lounges to come to East Lansing. The proposed ordinance was brought to the council by the city staff in an effort to close an exemption from the 2010 Dr. Ron Davis Law, which bans smoking in public places. The law banned smoking in public places, with the exception of cigar bars and specialty tobacco stores that existed the day the law went into effect. The stores and bars grandfathered in were held to restrictions such as certain sales criteria. The proposed ordinance would close the exemption that allowed the Six Lounge Hookah & Smoke Shop, 400 Albert Ave., to transfer its exemption from Livonia to East Lansing and establish themselves in the area. The council will be setting a date for a public hearing on THE STATE NEWS ■■


Students hangout and smoke hookah together Feb. 4, 2012, at Six Lounge Hookah and Smoke Shop, 400 Albert Ave. City officials plan to restrict additional hookah lounges coming into downtown East Lansing.

the issue at next week’s regular meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Nathan Triplett voiced support for the measure, but said anytime the coun-

cil is considering an ordinance that would constrict any potential business owner from opening in East Lansing, they need to consider those proposals carefully

and not take them lightly. “I think this particular proposal is in the best interest for See HOOKAH on page 2 X

In light of the new year, Fred Poston has returned to a college and field of academia he has grown up with, worked in and has previously ran — the field of agriculture. On Jan. 1, Poston officially became Poston dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, or CANR, leaving his 14-year term as vice president of finance and operations after the MSU Board of Trustees recommended him to the position last October. In the 1990s, Poston served as dean of CANR for about eight years. “It’s exciting I get to return to the academic mission of the university, which is where I spent all of those years,” Poston said “My wife said, ‘It’s like going home,’ and you know, it really does feel

like that.” When Poston left the post in 1998, he was replaced in 2001 by Jeffrey Armstrong, who served for nine years and was succeeded by Douglas Buhler as interim dean in 2011. Acting Provost June Youatt said the search to find a new permanent dean was tedious. When the university could not decide on the proper candidate, it turned to Poston, Youatt said. “There were multiple candidates, but none of them were the best match for this college,” Youatt said. “In this state, the college has a responsibility to respond to stakeholders across the state as well to be an active player in international research in addition to preparing students. To find a dean who can manage those multiple tasks is not easy.” Youatt said the college is at an advantage with Poston now in charge. But after 14 years, Poston said the college he remembers has changed dramatically. See POSTON on page 2 X


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“A thoughtful review that examines issues such as school emergency policies, disenfranchised youth and mental health services may lead to more answers and better safeguards.” Some members of Michigan’s legislature voiced opposition to Snyder’s decision. Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, said although he felt the bill could have further protected Michigan residents, it would not stop gun violence completely. “It also is unfortunate that this veto does not make Michigan citizens safer in gun-free zones,” he said. “Neither the governor’s approval nor his veto will stop evil from preying on innocent people.” Snyder did sign a bill that would require Michigan residents to get a criminal background check to obtain a gun permit, regardless of where and how they buy it. The debate Recent discussions about guns have sparked controversy not only in the legislature, but on campus as well. Food industry management senior Brandon Acht-

man works at a bank where armed robberies have occurred in the past, but he’s never considered owning a gun. He said politicians should take a close look at how many and what kinds of guns people can own as new legislation is discussed. “I don’t think teachers should have guns in the classroom,” he said. “I don’t think that a mom should have an assault rifle.” Gardner said he understands the grief following the Sandy Hook shooting, but he still believes it would be unethical to outlaw owning a gun. He said anti-gun activists are creating fear by using incidents, like those at Sandy Hook, to move their agenda forward. Gardner said making guns illegal is not the solution to isolated incidents, but rather gun education. “Why not education on how to handle (guns) properly?” Gardner said. “Lack of education … creates fear.” Murphy and Mitchell both said the best thing students can do to prevent an active shooter situation is to make sure they report any suspicious activity that they see, as there are usually signs leading up to gun violence. “If it’s strange enough to get your attention, it’s probably strange enough to call,” Murphy said, adding that it applies to more than just gun violence. “And you’re not hurting anything.”


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Under Armstrong and Buhler, plans to reconstruct parts of the college were put forth because of state budget cuts. There were cuts to the number of faculty members, MSU Extension was reconstructed and the other CANR academic programs were proposed to be reorganized. Director of MSU Extension Tom Coon, who worked closely with Armstrong and Buhler during those changes, said the only programs that merged were the Crop and Soil Sciences Department and the Department of Plant Pathology, forming the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences. Coon said these departments combined on their own account and the merge was not because of any financial struggles. Poston said during his time as dean, he hopes to maintain the state of the college as one with deep roots in the history of MSU and the state of Michigan’s agricultural sphere. He said he does not foresee himself implementing any major changes within the college right now, but will check into each department and see where they are headed.

Environmental studies and agriscience freshman Sean Martin works at the Student Organic Farm and plans to pursue a career in agriculture after college. Although he had heard about Poston becoming the college’s new dean, he does not expect to see the effects directly. He said he feels the college is a proactive one. For example, the Student Organic Farm provides the cafeterias with food and uses the food waste as fertilizer they can sell to the community. Martin said he is pleased with the interaction the college allows between the campus and the community. “I feel like there are a lot of things to be involved within the agricultural programs and environmental programs,” Martin said. At the December MSU Board of Trustees meeting, when Poston said his goodbye to the vice president position, many trustees and administrators wished him all the best and thanked him for his time as vice president. For Poston, this transition is “bittersweet.” He is happy to return to the CANR, but said he is disappointed to leave the people and administrators he has worked closely with. “Thank you for being a friend,” Trustee George Perles said to Poston at the meeting. Youatt said the search for a new vice president of finance and operations is tentative. The state of the position has yet to be determined because the administrative unit will be reorganized in the future.

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East Lansing, and I think it actually furthers the intended objective of the Michigan smoke-free law,” he said. Triplett said the ordinance isn’t designed to target any existing businesses, and would not be surprised if it was met with opposition. Council member Vic Loomis recounted one citizen’s stance on the lounges — it was better to have smokers in select indoor places than out on the sidewalk. “If you give them a place to smoke that is out of the way of the general public ... why wouldn’t we?” Loomis quoted the unnamed citizen as saying. “Are we not better off by having a controlled environment?” Ryan McBride, the manager of the Blue Midnight Hookah

Lounge, 330 Albert Ave., said he is unsure why the city wants to ban more hookah lounges. “The hookah lounges in East Lansing have never caused any trouble,” he said. Having more than two hookah lounges in the area isn’t necessarily bad for business, McBride said. Multiple lounges can attract additional hookah smokers. “I would love to see more hookah lounges come to East Lansing,” he said. But dietetics senior John Kasza, who frequents hookah lounges, said he didn’t think it would be bad if the proposed ordinance would pass because there are enough hookah lounges in East Lansing. “I don’t think there is such a huge demand,” he said. Triplett said he believes, like the Davis Law, this ordinance would be good for East Lansing. “It prevents future growth of tobacco to protect public health, but it does nothing to impact hookah lounges that are in East Lansing,” he said.


Out on bond, Schenck still has two cats living in home FROM PAGE ONE

is going to be a follow-up inspection of the home.” Hayes said he believes the cats might have been in better condition than the dogs. As of Tuesday afternoon, Hayes said he and Schenck’s defense attorney, Mick Gre-

wal, are in negotiations. He said he believes Schenck will turn over the cats at her preliminary hearing and agree to pay for the care of the dogs while they are at the shelter, pending the outcome of the case. Grewal could not be reached for comment by press time Tuesday night. Schenck was allowed home after posting $250 of her $2,500 bond and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Thursday at the Clinton County District Court, Kangas said.

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Even though East Lansing is more than 700 miles away from Newtown, Conn., the location of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, MSU students and local organizations in East Lansing have been reflecting on the tragedy. The Sandy Hook School shooting occurred Dec. 14 with suspected shooter Adam Lanza taking 26 lives, including the lives of 20 children. Police reported Lanza killed his mother prior to going to the school. Since the shooting, Newtown has received national attention and support from across the country — some of which has come from Spartans. For former MSU football player and current graduate assistant coach Josh Rouse, the shooting truly hit home. Rouse grew up in Newtown from kindergarten through high school, attending one of the five other elementary schools in the town. He said he was shocked when his hometown was on the homepage of Yahoo! and saddened by the event. Rouse showed his love for the families and community by posing with some of the MSU football players, holding signs that read, “Love is louder than violence.” The picture will appear in a video to go along with a song made by a few of Rouse’s buddies from back home, he said. While Rouse contributed to a video remembering the events of Dec. 14, East Lansing’s Noodles & Company, 205 E. Grand River Ave., participated in a state-wide “Snowflakes for Sandy Hook” event Tuesday to help raise money to provide support services for the affected families and community. “We like to do a lot of community outreach, and it was something that we thought had a big impact on the country and (we) wanted to help out,” Pasta Per Trio Director of Marketing Mike Endres said. All 14 Noodles & Company locations are donating 25 percent of every meal purchased when customers bring in or make a paper snowflake, he said. All of the donations will be sent to the THE STATE NEWS ■■


Human biology senior Laura Cucchiara holds up her finished paper snowflake that she made and hung on the wall on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Noodles & Company, 205 E. Grand River Ave.

United Way’s Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which already has raised an estimated $6 million. Rouse said he was more focused on acknowledging the event and spreading awareness instead of raising funds, he hopes people will do whatever they can to remember Sandy Hook’s victims. “It’s not a money issue for me, it’s more of an issue of showing my support for my hometown and showing that I care,” Rouse said. The restaurant’s event attracted human biology senior Laura Cucchiara, who made a snowflake and participated in the donations. “It’s a good cause,” Cucchiara said. “A lot of things obviously happened to the people, so it’s time to give something back to them.” MSU students remembered the tragedy on campus Tuesday by painting the rock on Farm Lane. It was painted in support for the Sandy Hook victims with the message “Spartans love Newtown” and a heart to show love across campus. Journalism senior and community service director for Alpha Phi Alpha Tyler Hendon said he doesn’t want this event to simply go away, he wants to bring aware-


The rock on Farm Lane is painted with “Spartans love Newtown” on Tuesday. Newtown, Conn., was the sight of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

ness to the tragedy. Hendon said it is important for campus to continue to reflect on the events. Members of Alpha Phi Alpha have been reflecting on the shooting since it first happened. On the night of the shooting, members of the fraternity held a vigil — lighting candles and welcoming students looking to grieve together. “Those people didn’t expect it to happen, just like how we don’t expect it would happen here,” Hendon said. “We are just talking to people, making sure people know what’s going on so peo-



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ple don’t forget about it in a couple of weeks. The people who were affected will have to deal (with) it for the rest of their lives.”

Last semester, people inside and outside the MSU community learned about everything — from cheese to ballroom dancing — through more than 75 Alumni Lifelong Education/ Evening College noncredit courses . This semester, program changes have knocked that number down to four, a trend that might continue next fall, a program official said. The target goal for the fall is to have about fi ve original offerings , the usual online classes and a website with educational activities on campus, in East Lansing and in the surrounding area, said Lisa Parker, director of Alumni Career and Business Services. “We may be down 70 fewer course offerings that Evening College is offering, but we will be fi nding more that the community can participate (in at) Michigan State,” Parker said. Alumni Lifelong Education/ Evening College’s courses are open to students, but most participants are alumni and community members, said Louise Cooley, director of Alumni Lifelong Education/Evening College. Cooley said there only are a sample of courses being offered this semester partially because of changes in the registration system , and said the number of classes for next fall has not yet been fi nalized. The college, through the MSU Alumni Association, is combining the Alumni Lifelong Education and Alumni Career and Business Services to take advantage of existing programs, Parker said.

The change allows the Alumni Lifelong Education/Evening College to share experiences year-round through web resources, rather than only in spring and fall semesters in a physical setting, Parker said. There also is discussion about changing the name of the college to Professional and Personal Enrichment Center to reflect its evolving role, Cooley said. Zachary Constan , outreach coordinator at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, plans to teach a class this spring and said he is glad his class was not cut because he loves the faceto-face interaction with the participants. “I love hosting these people from the community,” Constan said. “They are just so excited to learn more about what’s going on here.” Constan said he was asked to fi lm the class for the website to make it more accessible, which he said is a good idea because not all alumni still live in the area. He said he prefers the face-to-face class time to online learning, an opportunity cut for some instructors in the program. Theatre Department chairperson Kirk Domer helped teach a pilot class about play production that was not continued this semester. “We went through the entire production process of putting on a play,” Domer said. “We are hoping in the future to revamp it with their online component, but not as an online class.” Registration for classes, including Coffee with the Profs: Speaker Series and Italian for Travelers, is slated to begin in February.



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hen a national tragedy occurs, there are some responses that seem appropriate and others that don’t. Although most of these reactions seem to follow some sort of moral rational when considering the recent ideas proposed by the National Rifle Association, or N.R.A, it doesn’t appear they feel the same. In response to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., which took the lives of 26 individuals, the N.R.A has suggested armed security guards should be stationed outside every school across the country. The group believes this would be a sensible approach to ensuring these rampages don’t reoc-

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young children to a life cur in the future. To validate this stance, N.R.A Vice President where seeing a security Wayne Lapierre said, “The only thing that stops guard holding an automatic weapon at recess is a nora bad guy with a gun is a good guy with mal routine is a terrible lesson to a gun.” instill. Although this topic can closely Despite what the N.R.A be linked to the numerous debates vice president might think, currently focused on gun control there should be no validation in laws, after seeing statements such the belief that violence should be met as this, it makes one wonder: is with more violence. this really the type of message There should be no validation in we want delivered to young instilling the belief that violence children? should have a place in our everyday As unfortunate as it might lives. be, the events that took place Most importantly, schools never at Sandy Hook Elemenshould be seen as unsafe places for the tary School are horstudents and faculty who work there. rible reminders of Teaching young children that guns the unpredictable are an appropriate way to solve probdangers that conlems, as well as something that can be stantly exist in our naturally linked to adults in the outworld. side world, establishes a mindset that Although no is both skewed from the truth and a one can prepotential danger to their future. dict when these Even more, does the idea of sendrandom acts of ing our children to a place each day violence might where they believe they might be in occ ur, ex posi ng ILLUSTR ATION BY DREW DZWONKOWSKI | `

danger something they should be exposed to? Should we teach our children that elementary schools are targets for dangerous situations? Do we want the first thing they see in the morning when they get to school to be a man holding a gun? Although there never will be a way to predict when random, tragic, events might take place, instilling the belief that they are occurrences we should readily expect, and constantly need defending from, is not the type of answer we need. The events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School forever will be a dark mark on our nation, which will be felt for many years to come. Hopefully, the way in which we decide to handle it won’t also be.

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he first time partaking in the process, it can seem like a scam.

A student walks into a bookstore desiring to purchase books essential to academic participation. Name your course. The store already has been notified by the university which classes require which books. Then the student notices the price. $200 for a required book, for a required class, written by the professor and offered exclusively at a local store. The student doesn’t even have to worry about selling the book back at the end of the semester in most cases because a slightly different edition will be used the following year. The frustration with the university textbook purchasing process — in many cases as old as the attended university itself — is nearly a universal college experience in the United States. How-

ever, whether universities, textbook publishers or book stores consent or not, change is coming soon. During the past three years, many American universities have tried to encourage the sale of electronic textbooks and other learning materials. Indiana University, the first to pilot a program with the explicit purpose of using electronic textbooks, did so for the stated purposes of environmental preservation and decreased cost. Nik Osbourne, information technology chief of staff at Indiana University, proudly reported to the press that purchased electronic textbooks mandated by the school cost about half the price as printed textbooks. In October 2012, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan went as far as to declare printed textbooks will and should become obsolete before 2016. Duncan

warned the nation that digital world academic rankings; they educational information is the risk profit. As any newspaper publisher, future of worldwide education and the U.S. must adopt a similar music-industry record executive or movie director will tell you: course to remain competitive. The possibilities are excit- The seamless transfer of data proing. Instant updates, interactive vided by existing, evolving techgraphics, networked communica- nology is quickly rendering the sale of physical data a tion with the prothing of the past. fessor and other GUEST COLUMNIST The data of an students and the electronic textbook ability to take , uploads and downshare and save loads just as easily notes are among as the data of a song t he pr om i s e s or video — all that is that, once cleanmissing is the hardly implemented, ware. As soon as the will undoubtedfirst electronic textly induce student TYLER GROSS book reader is provsupport for en an economic suctronic textbooks. cess, the independent If colleges and textbook distributors nationwide programming options are limithave not yet seen the writing on less. A giant, illegal, free wealth the wall, they soon will. Universi- of information is about to form ties and textbook publishers who in cyberspace, and there are no are slow to adapt risk more than battles that publishers, retail-

ers or universities can fight that music executives and film producers haven’t been fighting for a decade with little success. The textbook industry, and its relationship with universities, must adapt lest it be overrun by truly unimpeded Internet piracy, swapping a potential market for enormous profit loss. Soon, public awareness, adaptation and application of the possibilities of electronic textbooks will force radical change. Without proper policy, infrastructure and prepared faculty members, a university will be woefully unprepared to maintain any control over textbook sales and usage. Perhaps the most harmful result of inaction would be the inability to harness the wealth of new academic options electronic textbooks offer an academic institution. The only real decisions retail-

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Tuesday afternoon, history junior Nick Larsen watched younger Army ROTC cadets rappel down a 40-foot structure in one of their weekly leadership labs, a step preparing them for future careers. “This tower is only half to a third of the size of one in a real army base or at air assault school, which a lot of students go to,” said Larsen , an ROTC cadet. “I want to go into the Army after college, so this is direct preparation for that.” In addition to the physical preparations for Army life, the Spartan Battalion is adding academic ones to its list. For the first time this semester, the Army ROTC program put a defense studies minor into place, which is meant to prepare students in a range of studies for a career affi liated with the military. Pairing a defense studies minor with various other majors can give an inside look at what Army life is like, said Lt. Colonel Jeff McDonald, the Army ROTC chairperson. “The biggest thing is that it helps with people skills (and) interacting with others to get things done,” Larsen said. “If you’re going into business, it’s easier to take charge after being in ROTC.” The minor also helps cadets financially, roughly half of whom are paying tuition with a


MSU OFFICIALS TALK PROVOST VACANCY The Steering Committee, a group of administrators and campus and faculty committee leaders, met Tuesday to discuss procedural and academic happenings at MSU. Replacing the provost With Provost Kim Wilcox’s recent announcement of his resignation in July, the committee discussed methods THE STATE NEWS ■■


New Spartan Battalion Commander Nicholas Yodock stands at attention during the change-ofcommand Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Demonstration Hall.

three-year or four-year scholarship, McDonald said. Because scholarships from the Army ROTC often only cover courses directly related to their majors, ROTC members in the past have been limited in what types of electives they can take, McDonald said. With the minor, which now is available for students to declare, cadets will be able to use financial aid to take the courses, McDonald said. For international studies senior and ROTC member Wolf-

gang Petermann, who wants to work in military fi nance after college, the defense studies minor applies perfectly by helping him focus more clearly on defense than his major alone would allow. “It offers a more international perspective,” Petermann said. “A lot of kids are criminal justice, and with defense studies, you won’t just know domestic law. It can go as far as U.S. threats, and the technology, (its) uses and getting behind what they’re doing.”

McDonald said this is why MSU’s Army ROTC program has seen its highest numbers since the Vietnam War era with 37 cadets commissioned last year and 40 more to be commissioned by the end of the year. “I’m preparing platoon leaders … I want to give them experiences similar to what they will see when they’re a ssig ned to t hei r u n it s.” McDonald said. “We’re producing quality cadets.”

replacing him. President Lou Anna K. Simon suggested forming a committee to discuss the process of finding a new provost for the university. The members of the committee have yet to be chosen, and the people who will be involved in finding Wilcox’s replacement also have not been decided.

The survey comes after committee members raised concerns about the increasing MSU international student population. The committee discussed how the survey might identify issues faculty face teaching these students. The UCFA hopes the survey will help professors become better teachers and develop more effective methods for teaching students with varying cultural backgrounds. Many faculty members cited issues with communicating with these students because of language barriers and cultural differences. Others

cited benefits to having an increased international student population, including incorporating cultural differences into discussions and appreciating a various perspectives in class. The final draft of the survey has yet to be completed but should be finalized toward the end of January.

International understanding The University Committee on Faculty Affairs, or UCFA, is in the process of creating a survey of faculty members who currently teach international students.


When music education professor Cynthia Taggart heard university professors have the least stressful jobs of any career; it made her laugh. “If professors do what the university expects of them, then the job is highly stressful,” Taggart said. “(Professors) are trying to balance our own creative scholarship with our commitment to students.” Taggart is one of many professors who had a sour reaction to’s ranking of the 10 least stressful jobs of 2013. College professors took first place, beating out seamstresses, jewelers and dieticians. The website gave professors the ranking because of the field’s high growth opportunities, low health risks and high average salary. computed stress levels by scoring 11 different job demands that tend to induce stress, including amount of travel, deadlines and competitiveness. A university professor scored a job-rated stress score of 6.45, whereas enlisted military personnel, the job ranked as most stressful, scored an 84.72. The website also found university professors have a median salary of $62,050. The average salary for an assistant to full professor in 2012 ranged from $69,500 to $128,600 respectively, according to the American Association of University Professors. “We’ve been doing this (study) for over 20 years,” said Tony Lee, chief alliance officer at Adicio and publisher of “It’s

an analytical study based on data. No matter what job we rank as least stressful, the person in that job couldn’t disagree more.” Lee said he believed professors’ stress levels are lower partly because they usually don’t teach during the summer. But Laura Dillon, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, said a professor’s stress depends on the department and the individual responsibilities that go along with teaching at certain colleges. “Within our department, (being a professor) seems pretty stressful to me,” Dillon said. “There just aren’t enough hours in the day.” Taggart shared Dillon’s opinion that professors often juggle many responsibilities on a daily basis. Taggart said in addition to being a professor of music education, she directs the early childhood music program of the MSU Community Music School, which she said has about 25 classes in East Lansing and Detroit each week. Andrew Corner, an advertising professor, said he sees stress as exciting rather than overwhelming. He said the most stressful but exciting part of his job is watching his students progress. “I teach a style of writing that many students aren’t used to and find frustrating, and I provide feedback for what they’re doing,” Corner said. “It can be frustrating for both of us, but watching them create these skills is exciting, so the effort is worth it.” Food industry management senior Leticia Briseno echoed Corner’s thoughts that being a professor is not stressful. “I think the only time it would be stressful is if the professor had a class with more than 300 students,” Briseno said. “I feel like they get paid enough to live comfortably.”

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Broad Art Museum opens eyes of many I fi rst ventured into the mirrored, angular walls of Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on a chilly day in the middle of December. I was joined with a group of friends who didn’t strike me as typical museumgoers, so I figured I was walking into an eccentric experience. As a kid, I was your typical, smock-clad art geek who had the layout of Detroit Institute of Arts down to a science. I loved nothing more than

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going to museums, standing in front of floor-to-ceiling paintings in a Ferris Buelleresque style pose and pretending to contemplate concepts I was too young to understand. When I overheard other viewers criticizing an artist’s work, I felt an internal pang of sympathy for the creator, and if I didn’t like something, I kept it to myself. Fast forward to last month. I walked into the museum expecting the worst — mostly because I didn’t know what to expect. But to my surprise, I saw my friends scatter throughout the museum, intrigued by what they saw. I overheard several “that’s so cool’s” and “I’ve never seen that before’s” and although I don’t have the insight to know if they were changed by the experience, I know I was. I’m not the most skilled when it comes to visu-

al expression, but to me, that is what art should do. Open eyes. Change minds. Show viewers an alternative side to what they thought or even awaken thoughts within a person they didn’t know existed. I believe art is meant to challenge norms, communicate and educate. I fi nd it honorable the museum efficiently has managed to do all of this for me — and hopefully others — within two short months. Since its opening in November, I’ve heard tons of feedback — both good and bad — from friends and family. I’ve heard the building affectionately referred to as “the spaceship” and notso-affectionately referred to as an eyesore. Either way, people are talking. They’re walking into the museum, a bold metallic edifice among a shroud of age-old build-

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“I want to see something that has meaning to it; something that has been around for a while, and something that I would want to gain more knowledge on.” Cole Jennings nursing sophomore

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is illuminated by lights from a private party on Nov. 9, 2012. The museum was opened to the public Nov. 11, 2012.

I’m not the most skilled when it comes to visual expression, but to me, that is what art should do. Open eyes. Change minds.

“I want to see pieces of art that inspire kids or anything about the campus — something meaningful.” Kelly Hoyer landscape architecture freshman


ings and, most importantly, giving art a chance. Some, like my friends, never have seen exhibitions of this kind, including innovative photography and mixed media pieces by artists hailing from countries across the world. College is so important when it comes to growth and

take care of, art hasn’t exactly been a main priority. But with millions of dollars invested into the museum, its opening has set a standard with art lovers across Michigan for what to expect. Katie Abdilla is a State News staff writer. She can be reached at

Students shred homemade slope Mechanical engineering junior Dave Miller snowboards down a ramp he created in his front yard on Division Street in East Lansing on Tuesday. The ramp, made of snow, wood and plastic piping, took Miller only two hours to create.

“I’d like to see more students in (the building). Have it be more like a theme on campus. Letting the students be more involved. “ Ben Diblasi, political theory and constitutional democracy, sophomore

independence, and to have a tool promoting creative thinking right at our disposal is a luxury not many have. In addition, the Broad has become an essential milestone in the growth of art not only in the Lansing area, but throughout Michigan. With many other issues to

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TOM IZZO MOVES TO 3RD IN ALL-TIME WINS AS COACH IN BIG 10 Anastos: Team needs to get back to basics By Josh Mansour THE STATE NEWS ■■

When Tom Izzo tried to recall the Big Ten’s winningest coaches, his memory stopped after two — Gene Keady and Bob Knight. The legendary former Purdue and Indiana basketball head coaches, respectively, have led the Big Ten in wins for the better part of a decade, but it wasn’t until moments before the MSU men’s basketball team took on Purdue on Saturday that Izzo learned about the next man in line. “I knew who the top two were,” Izzo said, “and never really thought anything (about) where

with 512 wins, it might not be long before Izzo takes his place. Since the 1998-99 season, Izzo has averaged 25.5 wins per season, and if he’s able to reach that total again this year, it will only take three more 25-win seasons for Izzo to move into second place. It would require nine seasons at that pace to pass Knight, who leads the conference with 662 wins as a Big Ten head coach. Senior center Derrick Nix said he hadn’t heard the news, but wasn’t surprised by it and recognizes that when it comes to basketball, Izzo knows best. “He just gets the job done,” Nix

I was, never really knew.” After the No. 22 Spartans (12-3 overall, 1-1 Big Ten) knocked off Keady’s former school, 84-61, Izzo passed former Illinois coach Lou Henson, securing his 424th win as a Big Ten coach. It’s an honor Izzo never thought he’d achieve. “I didn’t think I’d be around that long,” he said. “I don’t think anybody does in these jobs. I guess it is quite an honor to be up there. Unfortunately, I don’t know if it means you’ve won a lot. It just means you’ve withstood the test of time to be here long enough.” Though Izzo joked that Keady “seems pretty safe right now,”

Spartan basketball players listen as head coach Tom Izzo talks with them during a break in play Saturday at Breslin Center. MSU defeated Purdue 84-61 during the Spartans’ Big Ten home opener. ADAM TOOLIN/ THE STATE NEWS

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Senior right wing Anthony Hayes collects a pass Dec. 29, 2012, in Detroit during a 2-1 overtime loss to Western Michigan.

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Following another weekend and another heavy loss for the MSU hockey team, Tom Anastos said they had to do some major soul-searching — and for the head coach that meant watching the game “over and over and over again.” Saturday, the Spartans (5-123 overall, 4-9-1-0 CCHA) left Big Rapids, Mich., without a single goal in a 3-0 loss at the hands of CCHA opponent Ferris State. It was MSU’s fourth shutout loss in the last 14 games. Anastos said during the soulsearching, he discovered the team needs to revert back to the basics on the game and simply play hard enough to earn the wins. “Fundamental things that we have to be committed to doing, we don’t do very well,” he said. “As a result, we got the kind of result that we deserved (on Saturday): which wasn’t a good one.” Sophomore forward Brent Darnell noted the excellence freshman goaltender Jake Hildebrand has displayed in the crease — Saturday’s loss included. Hildebrand consistently has performed at a high level this season, currently putting up a .938 save percentage and a 1.93

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goals against average, and Darnell said it’s about time the team took advantage of it. “In all the games (Hildebrand’s) played, we haven’t given him the best goal support,” Darnell said. “Maybe if we score one or two goals earlier (in the game), that sets the tone for the rest of the game where we’re not sitting there the whole game feeling as if we can’t put one in.” In an effort to combat MSU’s inability to find the net during Saturday’s game, Anastos switched up the lines, gave some players double shifts and benched others. He said until he finds the right chemistry, he will continue to do so. Though senior forward Chris Forfar said line juggling just is a part of the game, Darnell brought up the point that lines aren’t shuffled when the team is winning. He said when Anastos makes those decisions, it motivates the players to perform better. “Now we really have to get going,” Darnell said. “I felt we definitely did play better once the lines were shaken up (on Saturday), but I think it’s just new life in the team if things aren’t working. I think coach said something like, ‘If you do the same thing over and over without any results, it’s called insanity.’”

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said. “As players, you’ll always be like ‘Chill out, coach,’ but he’s been doing this way longer than we’ve been living. So how are you going to say that to a guy that’s third-ranked in the Big Ten?” When junior guard Keith Appling heard the news, he said he was happy for “a great guy,” and “great coach,” that coached a lot of talented players. Appling said there’s one attribute that separates Izzo from the rest. “Just his willingness to win,” Appling said. “He’s so competitive. He wants to get the best out of each and every player and himself every night.” Izzo’s rise to the upper echelon of Big Ten coaches is something Travis Trice said he finds inspirational. Izzo often jokes about coming from a small town in the Upper Peninsula, but his sophomore guard said Izzo’s success highlights his intense drive. “That just shows how hard work pays off, and no matter where you start off from, what you can accomplish,” Trice said. “He’s from the (Upper Peninsula), up there where he says it’s ‘no man’s land’ (and) nothing good’s up there, but look where he’s at now.”

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