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Health risks abound with winter chill in air By Darcie Moran THE STATE NEWS ■■

The warm feeling students get from sipping a cold beer actually could kill them, experts say. According to health experts, students shouldn’t be fooled by the warmth they might feel while drinking alcohol — commonly referred to as a beer jacket or blanket. In reality, the body is getting colder, faster. “The danger is that you won’t realize (how cold you are,) and you’ll stay outside longer and put yourself at risk of severe-cold injury,” said Timothy Hodge, doctor of osteopathic medicine and director of emergency services at Sparrow Hospital. Risks include frostbite, hypothermia or frostnip. Hodge said the danger lies in both impaired judgment and the physical reaction to alcohol. Although blood vessels typically constrict in the cold, alcohol keeps them dilated and lowers body temperature. Alcohol also stops the body from shivering, a natural warming mechanism. After a few beers, wearing a skirt without a jacket when it’s snowing might not seem like such a bad idea, Hodge said. If someone is drunk enough to lose consciousness outside it could lead to hypothermia and death, even in slightly warmer weather, Hodge said. He said being drunk in cold weather also increases the chances of injuries, as a See SAFETY on page 2 X

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DOWN, BUT NOT OUT Cervical spine injuries hit home, affecting two MSU student-athletes; recoveries continue

By Alyssa Girardi

of your life.” Although most cervical spine injuries occur as a result of car crashes, Erik ov. 3, 2011, began as an Swartz, an associaverage day for Branden ate professor at the Carney. He climbed out University of New Mahoney, of bed, headed to Munn Hampshire, focuses an MSU his research on manIce Arena, chatted with teammates gymnast, aging cervical spine and took the ice for hockey practice. also suffered injuries in athletics. Given the nature It was a normal routine for the then- a cervical of athletics, contact freshman defenseman, but a routine he spine injury. sports open the door for spinal injuries. shortly would say goodbye to. Climbing out of bed would be a strug- Cervical spine injuries have increased gle, casually hanging out would be put on steadily in hockey since the game’s the back burner and practicing for an MSU inception, but data following rule changes show there are less cases of quadrihockey game would never happen again. During practice that day, a drill turned plegia, according to Edward C. Benzel’s into a head-first fall into the dasher “Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication, Avoidance, and Management.” boards. Results of damage to the spine vary It was in that instant Carney experienced based on the injury’s details and locaa career-ending neck injury. “I don’t really remember much,” he said tion on the spine. But those with cerviof the moments following the fall. “One cal spine accidents run the risk of paralinstant I was laying on the ice, and the next ysis or, in extreme cases, death. Swartz said although these types of instant I was in a hospital bed surroundinjuries don’t occur as much as the comed by people.” mon sports injuries — ankle and knee sprains, fractures, contusions — cervical Hidden danger Carney fractured his C1 and C2 verte- spine incidents always are a risk. And while concussions have made brae, which control roughly 50 percent of neck movement, said Chief of Neurological headlines lately, he pointed out that some cervical spine injuries can be more danSurgery Charles Bill at Lansing’s Spargerous than a properly-hanrow Hospital and an MSU athletic dled concussion. department affiliate. “They both can The cervical spine is a part of be catastrophic, so the spinal cord, beginning in the it just depends on skull and extending through seven the management vertebrae — C1 through C7 — into of it,” he said. “The the upper back. serious, catastrophThough not a common concern, ic spine injury that injuries to the cervical spine are a happens on the field danger all athletes face, regardless may have immeof the sport. diate neurologi“That’s a very important part of the cal involvement spine, and we’re very concerned about that will nevinjuries in that area, especially if it leads er be recovered. to the requirement for a fusion,” Bill said. A concussion, on “In that case, when you fuse that, you lose the other hand, as long a significant amount of mobility for the rest as it’s identified and manRedshirt freshman Branden Carney shoots aged, can have complete the puck during a practice at Munn Ice resolution.” THE STATE NEWS ■■


Arena. Carney fractured his C1 and C2 vertebrae in 2011.



Spartans beat Iowa at home Sophomore center Jasmine Hines tries to shoot between Iowa center Morgan Johnson, 12, and Bethany Doolittle, 51, on Thursday at the Breslin Center. The Spartans beat the Hawkeyes, 65-54. JULIA NAGY/THE STATE NEWS

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Carney fractured a part of his cervical spine during an MSU hockey practice session in November 2011

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leyball practice getting ready to head to Iowa the night of Nov. 3, 2011, when he got a call from the MSU athletic department. He was told his son, Branden Carney, had suffered an injury and he needed to get to Munn Ice Arena. When Russ Carney, also the MSU volleyball associate head coach, arrived at the rink, his son was being put in an ambulance, and Russ Carney quickly realized the severity of the accident. When the ambulance arrived at the hospital, Bill said they performed a CAT scan and an MRI to assess the damage. Because


there was no damage to Branden Carney’s ligaments, he was eligible to use a halo to repair the fracture. “We actually fix a ring with four pins to the skull,” Bill said. “Then we attach a jacket, and with the use of X-rays, are able to actually manipulate his head with X-ray guidance to a position where we can see that I had all the bones lined up perfectly.” For the next three months, Carney’s head was fixed in the same position while his C1 See INJURY on page 2 X


STUDENTS TAP INTO Liquor licenses at risk POTENTIAL AT SHOW for local restaurants By Samantha Radecki THE STATE NEWS ■■

For Chris Archambo, attending the North American International Auto Show as a college student allows him to enter the big leagues early. Next week, the computer engineering senior will be on same floor, same level, talking about the same automotive interests and networking with some of the biggest names in the auto industry. While some of the auto industry’s biggest names will be showing off their Mustangs and Ferraris, Archambo said he also is looking forward to showing off his best with about 20 other members of the MSU Formula Racing Team. The show opens to the public Saturday. This is the sixth year team members will be at the show to display a few of their previous formula-type cars. The formula-type cars are essentially beefed-up go-carts that can reach speeds of about 80 mph, he said. “It really puts us right there, and we are actually able to see all of the automotive companies,” said Archambo, the team’s captain. “A lot of the people in the industry have formula experience, and we are right in the place to be (for) potential sponsorship and even for hiring us.” As 2012 first quarter numbers from the U.S. Department of Commerce reflect a rebound in the industry since its downturn in 2008 and See INDUSTRY on page 2 X

By Michael Koury and Darcie Moran and THE STATE NEWS ■■

Three East Lansing restaurants are in jeopardy of losing their liquor licenses after serving alcohol to a minor in December 2012. Los Tres Amigos, Dublin Square Irish Pub and Bistro 43 all served alcohol to a minor Dec. 27, 2012, during a sting operation by East Lansing police. East Lansing police Capt. Bill Mitchell said a volunteer minor attempted to buy alcohol at multiple area restaurants in the sting. According to the East Lansing police 2011 Annual Report, every local establishment is investigated by an undercover sting twice a year. Mitchell said the recent cases will be reviewed by East Lansing police Chief Juli Liebler and, at her discretion, sent to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. A hearing might be held, and if the bars have

had too many violations, they could lose their liquor licenses. Both Dublin Square, 327 Abbot Road, and Los Tres Amigos, 1227 E. Grand River Ave., served alcohol to minors on previous occasions as well. Dublin Square received a violation Dec. 12, 2011, and Los Tres Amigos had one April 9, 2011. Past violations for Bistro 43, located inside the Marriott, 300 M.A.C. Ave., could not be verified. Eric Sudol, general manager of the East Lansing Marriott, confirmed the December citation and said it is disappointing the restaurant failed a sting. “The business has invested a lot of time and training for our employees (to know) what the law is, and what our expectations of a business are,” he said. “We hold our responsibility for alcohol service very highly.” Arnulfo Ramirez, partial owner of Dublin Square and owner of 13 Los Tres Amigos locations in Michigan, could not be reached for comment. Ramirez also is a co-owner for See CITY on page 2 X


Death of E.L. man under investigation MSU police are investigating a death after an incident at the Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education on Tuesday. MSU police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor said 51-year-old Lansing resident David Eugene Strouse was pronounced dead at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital on Tuesday, after MSU police and the East Lansing Fire Department responded to a call just after 2 p.m. for a man that had fallen off a ladder and was not breathing. On Tuesday, MSU police Sgt. Shaun Mills told The State News the individual likely was at the Pavilion preparing for an RV show taking place this week. He said a heart-attack could have been involved because CPR was administered. McGlothian-Taylor could not confirm whether or not a heart attack was related. DARCIE MORAN | STATENEWS.COM

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the planned Black Cat Bistro, approved last December by the East Lansing City Council. Mayor Pro Tem Nathan Triplett said city council originally was going to make a recommendation on whether to approve a liquor license for the restaurant at Tuesday’s council meeting, but postponed the decision because of the violation. “Clearly, the recent violation … is something we’ll have to take into consideration,” he said. Mitchell said area bars and restaurants train employees not


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types of jobs require more education. “They are hiring now, whereas they hadn’t been for the last couple of years for that sort of job.” Archambo said the industry’s advances have made sponsors more receptive to supporting the MSU Formula Racing Team, the team’s only source of income. This year, the team has about 100 sponsors, he said. Flynn and Archambo agreed their participation on the team is giving them real-world experience, helpful when it comes to finding work after graduation. “I have four years of experience going into the auto industry,” Archambo said. “What I’m doing on the formula team is what I’ll be doing on my job. So, I figure I might as well keep plugging away.”



2009, the job market is looking up for perspective students, economics professor Kenneth Boyer said. Because people have not been buying as many vehicles in the past few years, Boyer said the ones on the road are of the oldest-average age ever. There is a “pent-up demand” for vehicles in the U.S., which is making people positive that vehicle sales will be on the rise during the next couple of years, he said. “Ford has been hiring engineers,” Boyer said, adding those

to serve alcohol to minors and avoid violations. He said bartenders and waitresses who serve alcohol to minors also receive citations. Political science junior Jasper Watson, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, said stings at area establishments might be extreme, but he understands the necessity for them. Watson attempted to enter Dublin Square with a fake I.D., but was turned away, although he’s gotten into the “majority of the popular bars” in East Lansing with a fake in the past. Mitchell said minors do sometimes drink at bars in East Lansing and might receive a citation if caught in a sting operation, although checking on bars and restaurants is the main goal.

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Experts: Students should be wary of drinking in cold weather FROM PAGE ONE

person might be less coordinated and more prone to slipping and falling on ice. “The idea of a beer jacket — it’s an illusion,” MSU Coordinator of Health Education Dennis Martell said. “The only coat that is real is the one in your closet.” Martell said it’s important to prioritize warmth before appearance in the cold weather. Construction management senior Billy Palazzolo could hardly disagree after an incident two years ago when he and his friends, including State News pho-

tographer Adam Toolin, potentially helped save the life of an intoxicated student on campus. Palazzolo said he was walking home with friends in January 2010 when they spotted a college-age male stumbling in the wooded area behind McDonel Hall, wearing only shorts and a T-shirt. Palazzolo said the man was shivering uncontrollably and couldn’t string sentences together. After giving him clothing and warming the man up with blankets in his dorm room, the group called the police, who took the individual away. Hodge said although he advocates not drinking or drinking in moderation, students who drink during cold weather should stay with friends, dress in layers and try to stay in warm places.


Mahoney, Carney continue to deal with effects of injuries FROM PAGE ONE

and C2 healed themselves. “The first three months when I couldn’t really do much, it was kind of like, ‘Wow, I take the little things for granted all the time,’” he said. “Just (getting) up on my own for the first month was such a hassle that waking up everyday feels great — just to know I can still do that, get out of bed every morning.” Brandon Carney continued to work with Bill, along with MSU hockey head physician Robert Norris and athletic trainer Dave Carrier toward a successful recovery. But his near-perfect comeback came to a halt when Bill realized his spinal anatomy had significant change following the injury. He advised the hockey player to stay away from the sport because of possible repercussions if a second injury were to occur. Branden Carney made the decision to retire from the game, but he will live a normal life with full mobility. “It puts things in perspective,” Russ Carney said. “It is disheartening that he can’t play for the Spartans anymore, but also it’s nice to know that if things keep going the way they are, he’s going to lead a normal life and be able to walk.” A life altered Branden Carney’s results are fortunate. He thinks he’s blessed, his father agrees, and his doctor called certain aspects of his story “lucky.” But two years ago, a cervical spine tragedy struck a different MSU athlete whose injury was far from lucky. “It was Dec. 29, 2010,” Kathryn Mahoney recalled when asked about her accident, as if the date was etched permanently in her memory. It was days away from the start of her senior season with MSU gymnastics, and she was practicing vault when her hands hit the vault table and

“something didn’t feel right.” Mahoney said she bailed on the vault, but when she landed on her chest, everything started tingling and burning. Her C6 vertebra was fractured, and a surgery was required to fuse the C5 through C7 vertebrae. Since that day, Mahoney has been paralyzed from the chest down, with movement in her arms but no finger function. Benzel’s book states cervical spine injuries are relatively common in gymnastics, and it is the leading cause of quadriplegia in women’s sports. “She’s an amazingly strong individual, both physically and mentally,” MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages said. “It’s a difficult life, but she has done the best with what she has, and that’s how she kind of took it. The attitude is that, ‘This is what I’ve got, and now I’ve got to get on with my life.’” And Mahoney didn’t waste any time altering her life plan. She returned to MSU to pursue a chemical engineering degree after spending three months in an inpatient rehab facility, and she plans on graduating in May. She is fairly independent, but needs help in the mornings. One of the hardest things, she said, is requiring assistance to simply get out of bed. “It’s still something that I don’t know if you ever really get used to,” she said. “But it’s just part of the situation.” She maintains the mind-set that, with the direction research is heading, there is a possibility of her gaining back mobility. She continues to attend rehab regularly, both in East Lansing and back home in Western Springs, Ill. This past summer, Mahoney put her gymnast strength to use and, with the help of braces and a walker, was able to use her upper body to walk. Learning to walk, using a stove — it’s little improvements such as those that keep Mahoney moving. “(At) the end of the day, you have to realize you can’t be negative about it because look how much I’ve gotten back,” Mahoney said. “I’ve gotten to come back to school, and I have such great support from my family and friends. You never know what’s going to happen in the future.”

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LEFT: Psychology junior Thomas Bond holds a position during a dance rehearsal Wednesday in the Arena Theatre of Fairchild Auditorium. Bond is part of Orchesis, MSU’s student dance group. BELOW: Bond crawls across the floor during a dance rehearsal Wednesday in the Arena Theatre of Fairchild Auditorium.


iaobo Tan, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, created a robotic fish, or robofish, named Grace that can glide long distances and collect data for research. Tan recently named the fish Grace, an acronym that stands for “Gliding Robot ACE .” Grace has swam through bodies of water and is able to detect pollutants such as concentrations of crude oil. The State News talked to Tan to learn more about the robofish. —Alex McClung, The State News The State News: Why did you decide to build this fish? Xiaobo Tan: We were looking at developing artificial muscles and were exploring the possible applications of those materials, including an artificial muscle tail. There was an interest from people indicating that robots like this could be used for many applications. SN: What information can this fish collect while swimming? XT: The most recent prototype has a crude oil sensor. The fish can only hold one water quality sensor at a time. It can easily swap for a sensor that can pick up the concentration of algae. This one also carries a temperature sensor, so it can measure temperature and water quality at the same time. It also has navigation sensors to tell us where the fish is. SN: How many different

prototypes of this fish have you built? How is the newest version different from past versions? XT: We should call this prototype generation three. The first generation fish was more like a surface swimming fish that did not really get underwater. The second prototype was a gliding fish that didn’t have tail functions. (Grace) has tail functions and gliding functions so that it can go under water in an energy-efficient manner. SN: Any plans for developing a robobird that can fly through the sky to gather similar information about air pollution? Maybe. There’s a lot of different robots already. There’s still a lot of things to do with this one. Another thing to continue developing would be to form a network of such robots underwater so that they can collectively monitor their environment. That has a lot of potential.




sychology junior Thomas Bond has been dancing his whole life. Bond is a member of MSU’s student dance group, Orchesis. He will be dancing at the group’s choreographed show “Boundless,” which will be performed Thursday through Sunday in the Arena Theatre of Fairchild Auditorium. After experimenting in many different forms of art, including painting and sculpture, Bond said the only thing that makes him “feel embod-

ied in art is dance.” He said he not only enjoys being with other dancers on stage, he also likes the interaction he has with his audience. Bond said although he is pursuing dance as a hobby, he hopes to integrate dance with a psychology therapy position some day. — Danyelle Morrow, The State News

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MSU students attracted to new job opportunities available in Detroit By Isabella Shaya THE STATE NEWS ■■

As businesses grow and develop in Detroit, students searching for a place to live, work and have fun after graduation are looking to the city. Since 2000, the number of young people with bachelor’s degrees living in downtown Detroit has grown by 59 percent, according to the Detroit Regional Chamber. Sociology senior Philip Lewis said he plans to work in his hometown of Detroit after graduation and give back to his

community by helping underprivileged students, hopefully through Teach for America or MSU’s branch of the National College Advising Corps. “You kind of have to be from there to realize why you want to stay,” Lewis said. Jim Martinez, director of communications for the Detroit Regional Chamber, said the city plays a large role in the success of Michigan’s overall economy. “Successful and prosperous regions and states (have) strong urban centers, strong vibrant cities that offer the opportunity to attract talent,” Martinez said.

“There are so many opportunities in Detroit for young people to launch their careers.” Martinez said the increase in young adults living downtown demonstrates the increase in job opportunities for recent graduates in the city. “When students from other parts of the state and other parts of the country come to Detroit and see all the opportunities and growth going on, they (will) fall in love with it,” Martinez said. Muna Danish, communications resident with D:hive, said D:hive is working to attract and keep young talent in the city.

D:hive, 1253 Woodward Ave., is a welcome center in downtown for visitors to help fi nd a place to live, opportunities to get involved in the city, job opportunities and help with starting a business. Danish said in particular there are many opportunities for information technology positions and entrepreneurs. LiveWorkDetroit! is one of the programs run in part by D:hive. The program brings college students from across the state to Detroit for a tour of the city and

a chance to network with possible employers. The next event is Jan. 26. Students can register on the program’s website at Lewis said he sees new businesses opening almost every time he visits the city, and he pictures this new atmosphere continuing in the city’s future. New attractions to Detroit include the largest Buffalo Wild Wings establishment in the country at 1218 Randolph St., and there’s talk of a new

Detroit Red Wings arena. “I would think in about 10 years, (it will be) just the lively, bustling economic booming city,” Lewis said. “I think it would just be a great look for Michigan.” Danish, who also lives in the city, said she enjoys visiting new businesses. “I hope to stay in Detroit,” Danish said. “It’s really grown on me and I didn’t expect it to. (It’s) easy to build your professional and social networks.”


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THE COLLEGE BREAK-UP We all know someone who has had the phrase, “I don’t want to start a relationship because we’re graduating soon,” dropped on them. But what if you meet someone now, just mere months from graduation? Should you jump into a new relationship head first? Or avoid the potential pain and messiness you could face at the end of the semester? Opinion editor Katie Harrington and opinion writer Greg Olsen share their views on whether or not to take the leap.





f I were to consider starting a relationship tomorrow, it would be like saying to myself, “Man, I sure could use some more stress in my life!” Now, I know what you’re thinking. Purposely avoiding any form of commitment does sound like a terrible outlook to have and in most cases, I would agree. However, at this point in my life, I think having this view is simply being realistic. The spring semester of your senior year is no time to be starting a relationship. Think about it. In a matter of months, many of us seniors will be uprooting our lives and going to places in and outside the state of Michigan. From that point forward, our lives will be devoted to whatever internship or entry-level position we have, with the remaining time spent learning to live on our own and start a new life. Unless you’ve already been with someone for a lengthy period of time, dragging someone into that situation seems irresponsible. I know there are exceptions to this belief, and I’m sure somewhere there is an elderly couple laughing together because they met with just a few months left in school,

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but I just can’t bring myself to see it that way. Instead of losing the friend you’ve formed something with and risking the chance of not knowing them in the future, why put all that to chance when you know you’re about to leave? Why try to start a long-distance relationship when both of you will be busy? Why make one person compromise their life goals to move closer to the other? If you’re someone who’s been in an amazing relationship throughout college, and you and your partner look forward to taking the next steps in your lives together, I honestly envy your situation, but I just don’t see it happening for me. Whether it’s a fear of getting hurt or uncertainty about the future, I think most sensible seniors will agree: the spring semester of your senior year is not the time to start a new relationship. As for now, I guess I’ll just have to restrict my love life to Rick’s.

It’s not you, it’s me.” “I need to focus on school.” “I need my space.” “We’re at different places in our lives right now.” What do these statements have in common with the phrase “I don’t want to start a relationship because we’re graduating soon?” They’re all excuses. When you start dating someone in college, there’s always going to be the risk of a long-distance relationship — whether you start dating freshman year, or the last month of your senior year. So is there a cut-off as to when you shouldn’t start a new relationship? And if so, what is it? A month before graduation? Six months? A year? More than that? At this rate, you might as well not date in college at all. You certainly wouldn’t want to have to face a difficult situation somewhere down the road. The bottom line is, if you really want to be with someone, you will find a way

“The bottom line is, if you really want to be with someone, you will find a way to make it work.”

“The spring semester of your senior year is no time to be starting a relationship.”

to make it work. And who says long-distance relationships can’t work anyway? No, long distance isn’t going to be the same as the easy, care-free relationships we had in college when the guy or girl we liked lived down the hall or across the street. Long-distance relationships are a lot of work and they suck. But they also can bring people closer together and make relationships more meaningful. There’s always going to be some imminent end to different periods in our lives — that’s inevitable. And you can’t know what’s going to happen at the end of those periods. But if we always planned for the end, would there ever be a right time for something to start? If you’re lucky enough to find someone you like, you should take advantage of the time you have together, and take a chance on where it will lead. Saying you’re not willing to begin something new is admitting you’re not willing to take a risk. And that’s even worse than an excuse.

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“Snyder to Michigan: “It’s time.” Way to go Snyder. Its about time someone realized that you can’t keep spending. Looking at a state from a business perspective is sometimes necessary. It’s called a balance sheet, the system breaks when you spend more than you have.



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Armstrong’s confession insulting to true heroes


sat by her bed and read the sentences, over and over, so many times I lost count.

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?” My mom refused to quit. She tortured herself, fighting through as many grueling cycles of chemotherapy as doctors would allow. In the more than three years of her treatment, they’d never seen someone go through as many cycles as she had.

She diagnosed her own cancer after being misdiagnosed multiple times. A talented doctor in her own right, she spent hours scouring over medical literature, convinced she would fi nd the cause of what began as nothing more than a slight cough. She traveled the country seeking a cure for the tumor in her chest that few other women had experienced. Yet, as I sat by her bedside for the last time, and she spoke the final six words she would ever say to me; the fight was over. “I’m sorry Josh, I just can’t.” She lied there in sheer agony, undoubtedly more tortured by the thought of quitting than the pain coursing through her veins. But she’s not the quitter.

The true quitter is the man est hour. When you’re immersed in who penned that first, infamous the fight of your life, you need quote. Lance Armstrong reported- something to believe in. A belief that you could not ly announced in a two-part only survive caninter view with GUEST COLUMNIST cer, but live a thrivOprah Winfrey, ing, prosperous life, his use of perforphysically stronger mance enhancing than ever before. drugs. For my mom , But unlike sima nd m i l l ion s of ilar admissions people around the from other noted world, that belief athletes, this one was personified in stings more. JOSH MANSOUR Armstrong. This one She read his books leaves me with regret. And pain. And anger. until the binding was worn. She traveled to Indianapolis And shame. And sadness too immense and immeasurable to visit his doctor. She watched the Tour de to quantify. It makes me feel like my mom France annually and remarked was manipulated and lied to, confidently as Armstrong trailed taken advantage of in her dark- the pack, “Wait ‘till he gets to

the mountains. That’s where he takes over.” Sure enough he did, year after year, sending the immeasurably powerful message that the cancer survivor was stronger than everyone during the race’s toughest and most grueling stretch. That’s tainted now, tarnished. I guess it always was. I’m left with the betrayal my mom isn’t around to feel. Following my mom’s death, I used to wear Livestrong bracelets in her memory. It wasn’t because Armstrong meant so much to me, but rather what he meant to her. I never needed to look to some national figure for inspiration. I had a living, breathing hero in my house. A woman who spent her life saving the lives

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of others and fought with the strength of thousands to stay alive for the two young children she knew desperately needed the love only she could give. Cancer destroyed my family. It just did. It’s left me with a pain I feel every single day. A pain I’ll never be able to shake. Yet each day I wake up and use every bit of strength I have to put one foot in front of the other. I learned it from my mom. I do it for my mom. So, for those now living with doubt, needing something to believe in, there should be no question. True heroes still do exist. My mom’s hero, a hero for so many, has been irrevocably sullied. My hero has not.




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Lansing Art Gallery seeking help MSU FENCING CLUB LOOKS TO FOIL COMPETITION By Katie Abdilla THE STATE NEWS ■■

To Catherine Babcock, the executive director and curator for Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, art is a community effort for both artists and viewers. “I believe very strongly that all people would benefit from art education,” Babcock said. “It teaches about culture and problem-solving skills. It makes a well-rounded individual.” To gallery employees of Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, 119 N. Washington Square, in Lansing are searching for artists to commission an upcoming exhibition, “Sculptures in the Park.” If chosen for the exhibition, each artist will receive a $2,000 stipend to produce their work.

Babcock said she wants the exhibition to incorporate work from local artists, including MSU students, who could bring new insight. “Age plays a big part in art that we make,” she said. “What you’ve experienced throughout life impacts it. It would add a broader dimension to the exhibit if (the pieces) were from all ages.” The gallery has hosted similar contests since 2011. Babcock said the outdoor displays, which would be designed by each artist, might use technology to bring art education to the public. According to Babcock, exhibition visitors will be able to call a phone number posted on the signage next to the art work in order to learn more about the piece. Michelle Word, outreach and programming coordinator for

the MSU Department of Art, Art History and Design, said it would benefit students who have a passion for art to pursue such ventures. “Students sometimes don’t see outside the bubble of MSU,” Word said. “Their time is occupied by what goes on, on campus. It’s important for students to realize the role of community outside of the studio.” Jane Kramer, the gallery’s program manager, said she would like to see more of a tie between East Lansing and Lansing in terms of student involvement. “I don’t sense the student presence when I’m here for work,” Kramer said. “I miss that side of it — being around the students. I would like to see more involvement.”




hen MSU alumnus Marty Shea first became involved with the making of short film, “The Owner,” he didn’t expect to break a world record. “The goal was simply to make a feature film that was engaging and high quality by working with many filmmakers,” Shea said. — Omari Sankofa II, The State News

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In the basement of IM SportsWest, with the clock nearing 8 p.m., chemical engineering junior Adam Wingate sets his shoulders and strides onto the basketball courts. “Hey guys, fencing club has the gym in fi ve minutes,” he yells at the students playing basketball. “Five minutes.” They roll their eyes at him, but when he yells at them again five minutes later, the players reluctantly clear off. Wingate is the president of the MSU fencing club, and making basketball players leave the gym is just part of his job, but once that’s done, the swords come out and the real work begins. “There’s not a lot (that’s) elaborate about it,” Wingate said. “We show up, we practice, we go to tournaments.” Fencing club consists of about 60 people , according to the club’s website, and organized into six squads based on gender and weapon. Fencers use one of three available weapons: foil, sabre and épée.


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Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 9 — Something new is coming your way. Increase your personal responsibility and ride it out. A partner revitalizes your spirit. Give yourself permission to excel. List goals. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 6 — Things are working out for the better, even if they don’t quite seem so yet. Do what you know will please a loved one and yourself. You don’t have to do everything. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 9 — Organize your ideas, add some water and sunshine, and let them flower. Your curiosity is your ally, and so are your friends. Continue to increase awareness of personal values. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is an 8 — Update your resume with your latest accomplishments. Listen to other’s advice. Your efforts pay off. Continue to decrease doubt. All of a sud-

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By Alyssa Girardi


Every day this week there has been a sign hanging on the MSU wrestling training room door to motivate the team to focus on the little things and be persistent, because the team is counting on them. Coming off a weekend that saw the Spartans (4-6, 0-3 Big Ten) lose three dual meets to Clarion , UNC and No. 1 Penn State, they will need to more be persistent than ever if they want to knock off No. 3 Iowa at 2 p.m. Sunday in Jenison Field House. “As I told our kids, we can take this experience one of two ways,” head coach Tom Minkel said. “One, is we can be discouraged and feel bad about it. Or we can use it as a positive experience. It was a great environment to wrestle in, very adversary, but at the same time a great preparation for the Big Tens and NCAAs.” Iowa competes against No. 18 Michigan on Friday before traveling to East Lansing on Sunday to face off against their only unranked opponent left on the schedule. Minkel said although the Hawkeyes are two spots behind Penn State in the rankings, the Spartans need to wrestle just as hard if they want to pull off the upset. “There’s no doubt about it, Iowa is every bit as tough as Penn State,” Minkel said. “We need to improve this week over la st weekend, and I’m pretty confi dent we will.” Michigan State has lost four straight meets to Iowa, including a 29-10 defeat the last time the two teams competed in 2010. Sophomore 184-pounder John THE STATE NEWS ■■


Sophomore 184-pounder John Rizqallah and Lindsey Wilson’s Ian Stephens wrestle during a meet Jan. 6 at Jenison Field House. Rizqallah won, 7-3. MSU lost three matches last weekend to Clarion, UNC and then-No. 1 Penn State. The Spartans are looking to bounce back this weekend against No. 3 Iowa at home.

“There’s no doubt about it, Iowa is every bit as tough as Penn State. We need to improve this week over last weekend, and I’m pretty confident we will.” Tom Minkel, head coach

Rizqallah, who was pinned by the No. 1 wrestler at his weight class against Penn State, said MSU might have been overpowered by Penn State, but they fell like they had a good performance against one of t he best programs in t he country. “Against Penn State, not so much disappointment,” Rizqallah said. “We didn’t wrestle good by any means; sometimes you’re just outgunned. We lost, but we fought.”

For Rizqallah and the Spartans, not all of their goals are in front of them anymore, but he said there are many that they still can accomplish this weekend against yet another tough opponent. “We can’t accomplish all the goals,” he said. “We’re going to go out there and fi ght, and (have) that as a goal. We’re just going to go out there, and let the results be t he results. It w ill be accomplished.” The road doesn’t get any eas-

ier from here for MSU, as the rest of the schedule is fi lled with meets against ranked teams including No. 4 Minnesota, No. 12 Central Michigan, No. 13 Nebraska and No. 15 Northwestern. For sophomore 197-pounder Luke Jones, coming home will be a much needed relief. He said MSU will use the experiences they learned from last weekend's trip to springboard themselves to perform against the Hawkeyes. “Even though we lost to Penn State, we wrestled really tough against them, and that’s the top of the nation,” Jones said. “Everybody else is below them. Some of us wrestled really close to people ranked really high in the nation, it just gives us confidence that we’re not too far from the top.”

The MSU hockey team got a taste of sweet victory last weekend, and as Travis Walsh put it, when you get a taste of something good, you’re going to want more. The Spartans (6-13-3 overall, 5-10-1-0 CCHA) split last weekend’s series with thenNo. 2 Notre Dame, losing 1-0 Friday night and winning 4-1 Saturday night. MSU is looking to carry the win over to a home-andhome series with Ferris State this weekend. This will be the second time the two teams meet this season, each winning a game on home ice. “We just need to do the simple things right every time and try to play a complete game,” Walsh, the f resh ma n defen sema n, said. “When we played there, we had times that we played good, then we let it get away. We tried to do our own thing, maybe, and I think we just need to get pucks out, get pucks in, finish every check and play simple — a lot like we did against Notre Dame.” MSU’s 3-1 win over thenNo. 19 Ferris State on Dec. 15 looked to be the turning point out of an otherwise downward slump, but things seemed to fall back off following that game. “We need to match that work ethic, that’s for sure,” head coach Tom Anastos said. “Ferris does something in their own end and how they move up the ice that we have to make sure we’re

“We just need to do the simple things right every time and try to play a complete game.” Travis Walsh, freshman defenseman

aware of, which we did a pretty good job of when they were here last time.” The Spartans were winless in the Great Lakes Invitational two weeks later, then lost games in consecutive weekends against Ferris State and Notre Dame. The 3-0 loss to Ferris State is a sore spot in the Spartans’ locker room, but Anastos said now the team is prepared to enter the hostile Ferris State environment and, hopefully, come out with a better win this time around. “We’ll have to focus on Friday night, and given that kind of effort, (we’ll) regroup (Saturday) with whatever kind of effort it is to go on the road and play in a hostile environment,” he said. “It’s not an easy place to play.” He also noted the home-heavy schedule the second half of the season. MSU will play nine of the next 15 games at home with one of the away games located at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit — a neutral site. “Now we’re going into this stretch where we’re home-andhome with Ferris, and we have a lot of home games coming up between now and the end of the season,” Anastos said. “The only overnight trip we have is Alaska. While the teams we play are good, at least it’s home favorable, and hopefully we can continue to grow some confidence.”



Fifty years ago a dream was spoken. A hundred years before the emancipation was proclaimed. Two thousand thirteen is not the end. We still dare. We still remember. We still honor, still work, still join hands and know we are the dream. We share the dream. And fifty years later, we dare to dream again, anew.

MSU students, officials offer their thoughts on diversity on campus

University student groups reflect on MLK’s legacy

Experts: Re-election of President Obama has ties to MLK’s work






Students, officials recognize diversity efforts LANSING MSU administrators weigh in on campus’ work to expand university’s outreach to minorities CELEBRATES DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. THIS WEEKEND By Lilly Keyes

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When Rainie Jiang first moved to East Lansing from China five years ago, she felt like an outsider. As one of the few international students in the media arts and technology major, she grew accustomed to strange stares and having to slow down and repeat herself on a regular basis. “I know (the) fi rst year I was here it was really hard to get domestic friends,” Jiang said. “I know sometimes when I was in class, I was embarrassed … I was the only international student in the whole class.” From her freshman year in 2008 to 2011, MSU Admissions has seen undergraduate international student numbers increase by 1,433 students, which has made being an international student on MSU’s campus visibly easier, Jiang said. However, the changes in race and ethnic background haven’t shown nearly as much change with minimal fluctuations in the past five years.

Room for improvement Paulette Granberry Russell, the director of the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, attributes this stagnation to an unreliable economy, which lead to limited recruitment efforts by the university. The economy’s shadow has led to limited growth in diversity on both the student and faculty ends of the spectrum, Russell said. “I don’t think what you’re seeing at MSU is unique to Michigan State,” Russell






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said. “You … don’t have signifi- perspectives, there’s more work cant dips or significant increases. that can be done, Russell said. “We have a diverse faculty The growth along racial and ethnic lines and gender lines is a slow overall, but there is room for creep… Unfortunately, I think what improvement in terms of the people would prefer to see is a tra- possible increase in numbers jectory going up, but that’s not true among certain categories of employment in certain fields,” for most statistics.” MSU officials said they are work- Russell said. ing to be a home for all racial backgrounds and ethnicities, and a What we have learning environment not only in Although the hard facts about the classroom, but in the MSU com- Spartan diversity don’t leap off munity as well. the page, Black Student AlliOne of the ways MSU is working ance President Silver Moore said to accomplish this goal is by hiring there’s more to diversity than faculty from countries across the numbers on a spreadsheet. world, so students can learn from “There’s more than one way their experiences as well as their to look at diversity,” she said. coursepacks. “You can be diverse strictly in According to MSU’s June 2012 numbers or in practice. Do you Trends and Benchmarks report, 32 have cross cultural engagement? percent of tenured faculty at MSU There are some organizations are women, and 19.4 percent are that are doing it, but it’s the largpeople of color. Although this level er action across the entire uniof diversity offers students different versity people should look at.” The Office for International Students and Scholars lists about 40 cultural student organizations that create an environment for students whose families aren’t located nearby. For Jiang, hers was in Phi Beta Delta, an international academics organization of which she





“I don’t think what you’re seeing at MSU is unique to Michigan State. You … don’t have significant dips or significant increases.” Paulette Granberry Russell, MSU administrator

is now president. After joining this group, Jiang started to feel at home more than 6,600 miles away from where she was born. By surrounding herself with students not only from China, like herself, she learned more about places like Korea, Africa and Germany than she could in a course. “For international students, half of (Phi Beta Delta) was how to help them make friends,” Jiang said. “(Also) how to open their relationship (with domestic students) and how to make them have a better life here.” By attending a university as globally represented as MSU, a walk to class can become a cultural experience, said John Ambrose, associate director of Office of Admissions. “All of a sudden, the people you see aren’t just people you pass on the street — they’re

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people you’re gaining some experience with, more than just having experiences in the classroom,” Ambrose said. “In different ways, (being diverse) gives you a perspective on how life is in other places.” Jiang said her five years in the U.S., which she hopes to continue after she graduates this year, she has learned values that wouldn’t have been available in China. Not only did she learn about how to be successful in the television and film field, she said she has learned how to be more vocal about her strengths and talents. Jiang recently asked a professor to nominate her for an award for the best international student in Phi Beta Delta — something that seems normal for American students, but is unheard of in China. “You have the word freedom, but you don’t have actual freedom in China,” Jiang said. “All my life was based on (my parents’ plan), not based on my plan … I learned to speak up for my rights.”

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Lansing-based organizations will be hosting various events to bring the community together in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission will be hosting their 28th annual luncheon Monday to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will be held at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., in Lansing, and is open to the public for $35 per person, according to the city of East Lansing’s website. Tickets can be purchased at the city of Lansing, or by emailing The lunch will feature a speech from Jacque Reid, who currently is the co-host of NBC New York’s show “New York Live,” according to the website. Joshua Rogers, the most recent winner of BET’s “Sunday Best” singing competition, will also be at the event. Action of Greater Lansing also will be holding its 4th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. The breakfast is Saturday at the Union Missionary Baptist Church, 500 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Lansing. Action of Greater Lansing works to recognize and mend community problems by organizing groups of people to address the issue, according to its website. The speaker at the breakfast will be Linda Quintanilha from the Advocates Building Lasting Equality in New Hampshire group, which advocates for the rights of all people with disabilities. There will also be other speakers from local religious organizations at the event. Those interested can email actionofgreaterlansing@gmail. com or call (517) 580-0552 to RSVP.


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Campus opens eyes to new experiences Many people know that starting freshman year of college means new friends,

harder classes, managing stress and living on your own. However, going to a Big Ten university, flocked to by people around the world, is something I did not prepare myself for. Stepping onto campus for the first time was overwhelming. Saying goodbye to my parents, and knowing I had to fend for myself is something new that I never experienced before. I always had the comfort of home and people that have known me my whole life, but coming into college, I knew I had to step out of my comfort zone and experience college to the fullest. After walking around cam-

pus the first couple days, I realized college was much different than high school. The difference involved mass amounts of people roaming the sidewalks who were diverse in size, color, height, and mainly, ethnicity. I soon began to realize that not only is MSU diverse in appearances, but also diverse in thought, beliefs, language, and an overall way of living. Moving from my teachers in high school, who all came from the same area and thought many of the same beliefs, to teachers from different countries with accents and various backgrounds was a major change. Adapt-

ing to their style of teaching was a challenge, however I was excited and prepared to take the challenge head on. By getting various worldviews on many different subjects, I already can tell that even with only fully completing my first semester, I will learn a lot about the world in general. Every professor was chosen to teach at MSU for a reason and to have people from all over the world come to MSU just shows how open this community is to something new and to provide new perspective. Even more than just seeing how diverse our education is, most important is how

diverse our student body is. Before coming into the college, I would have never guessed of becoming friends with people from Japan, India, Korea and China. Having deep conversations with these people about their culture and their life back home opened my eyes to what each of these people has to offer the MSU community. Hearing someone else’s point of view from a different part of the world has helped me learn that I, personally, am not only here to get an education, but to grow as an individual and recognize that there is a life for myself somewhere new other than back in


my home town. It forces me to think about the possibilities and makes me curious to want to learn more about different parts of the world. Being a new student at MSU has opened my eyes to what diversity really means. Diversity on our campus represents unity, experiences, and passion. It is not just learning about different cultures and ethnicities, but it is taking what I understand, applying it to my life and using this information to channel it to make a difference not only at MSU, but also around the world. Christine LaRouere is a State News sports reporter. She can be reached at

VARIETY OF CAMPUS EVENTS SET FOR MLK HOLIDAY Friday, January 18 College of Education student group Tomorrow’s Educators for the Advancement of Multiculturalism is scheduled to host MLK Day at Pattengill Middle School, 626 Marshall St., in Lansing, featuring student speeches and posters.

Sunday, January 20 Professors and students in MSU’s jazz studies program will perform at “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayer & Protest,” featuring different expressions on equality, civil rights and social justice through music.

Issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice are slated to be discussed throughout the day at the MLK Student Leadership Conference and Resource Fair, which starts at 9 a.m. in the Union. The conference is set to feature a video contest and lunch for attendees.

past, the march has drawn thousands of students and community members. The MSU Museum will host unique historical exhibits depicting issues of the struggle for social justice across the globe. The student group Act for Justice will introduce the exhibits.

Students and community members will take to the streets during the Into the Streets event, featuring community service activities.

MSU’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities will host Visiting Artist Eto Otitigbe. Otitigbe investigates the cultural byproducts of struggle through various forms of media, including photos and videos. His work also involves symbolism tying in coping with loss and remembrance. The event starts at 1:30 p.m.

The MSU Libraries will host a social justice film series and discussion starting at noon in the Main Library Reference Instruction Room.

The Zeta Delta Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will host a commemorative march to Beaumont Tower starting at 3 p.m. In years

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Students, faculty and staff are invited to gather for a commemorative dinner celebrating diversity and inclusion in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. at Akers dining hall. The program starts at 5:30 p.m., and prereservations are required. The College of Arts and

Letters is putting on a panel discussion, “Martin Luther King’s Legacy and The Future of Affirmative Action,” starting at 7 p.m. in 105 S. Kedzie Hall. Panelists will include representatives from the College of Engineering and the College of Law. Students also will be involved in the panel. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is conducting a project through its Detroit Medical center campus involving students from Ben Carson High School in Detroit. The project examines the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and what his position might be today on the Affordable Care Act.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is holding an event to welcome prospective students to the college. The event is looking to promote the college’s emphasis on building diverse relationships and cultural inclusion. It starts at 10:30 a.m. in room A213 of the Veterinary Medical Center.

Wednesday, January 23 James Madison College and the MSU Honors College are co-hosting a lecture, “Civil Rights Reconsidered: The Women Behind the Movement,” in the Case Hall Library. COMPLIED BY BEAU HAYHOE

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MLK DAY FEATURES GETAWAY CHANCE For those looking to get out of town during the long weekend while still recognizing the diversity and scope of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s accomplishments, other events are available across the state. The 2013 MLK Ski Weekend is set to take place at Boyne Mountain, 1 Boyne Mountain Road, in Boyne Falls, Mich. According to the event’s website, participants from across the country are set to attend. Activities include power networking, games, contests and tubing and snowboarding at the mountain. Thousands of people have attended the event in the past, which looks to memorialize and commemorate Dr. King’s legacy in a social setting. The event is set to run Friday through Sunday, and will include comedy shows and live music. The mountain also features an indoor waterpark, tubing and ice skating, according to its website.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM SCHEDULED MSU’s Into the Streets community service organization is hosting a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The group looks to introduce students to community service through opportunities across the Lansing and East Lansing area. The group is working with agencies from the area to reach out to the community, according to the event’s website. Registration for the event is set to start at 9:30 a.m. in Room N130 of the Business College Complex. After check-in, volunteers are sent to various assigned agencies to work for the day.

More than 300 people participated in the day last year. The group itself also wants to promote students as active and concerned citizens within their communities, and increase participation in community service activities overall, according to its website. The group also is aiming to “strengthen student leadership” by working across regional and state partnerships and fighting prejudices and stereotypes in the community. During last MLK Day, students volunteered at several locations, such as Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., and Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, in Lansing. The group’s work was split among 16 agencies last year, according to a previous State News article. Volunteers painted a children’s area and provided cleaning and general maintenance at the YMCA last year.

CONFERENCE TO RECOGNIZE MLK DAY Other student groups also are conducting outreach efforts On Saturday, January 19, the MSU Union will host the MLK Student Leadership Conference and Resource Fair, which will feature discussions on social justice and other issues. The College of Education and The Graduate School also will host the “Advance to Adventure Conference,” which is set to run Jan. 19 to Jan. 21. The conference will select students who can contribute to diversity and inclusion among graduate students at MSU, according to the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives. BEAU HAYHOE

REFLECTION Journalism freshman Leticia Gittens sings the Black National Anthem at the beginning of the 40th Annual Black Power Rally, Wednesday night, Nov. 14, 2012, at Wharton Center. The Black Student Alliance hosted the packed event with motivational speakers. K ATIE STIEFEL/ STATE NEWS

Student groups praise MLK’s legacy, achievements with holiday nearing By Holly Baranowski THE STATE NEWS ■■

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy has not been forgotten. Various student groups and organizations at MSU still use his lessons in their everyday goals and hopes. To Haley Dunnigan , director of public relations for ASMSU, MSU ’s underg raduate student government , Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of reflection. She hopes students choose to remember what Martin Luther King Jr. did for the nation, and not to think of it as just a day off of school. “His legacy is important because (MSU) is such a diverse group of students and seeing what kinds of things we can accomplish, I think

it’s exactly what he would have wanted,” Dunnigan stated. “His legacy drives what we do, which is representative of everyone.” Dunnigan believes that race and inequality are a constant concern. ASMSU is a very diverse and multicultural student-run organization, and they work to make sure people of all races and cultures have their needs met through ASMSU funding, Dunnigan said. Not only is funding available for any organization, but there is different funding for multicultural groups, which has been very successful, she said. Devyne Lloyd, president of the MSU Association of Black Journalists, has found that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a good way to remember where minorities in America came from. His legacy has shaped the organization in many ways; it has taught them to stand up for what is right and be accepting of others, Lloyd said. “We enjoy a lot of freedom today, but it hasn’t always been like that. People have died for the way we live and we need to remember that,” Lloyd said. The MSU Association of Black Journalists works hard to be a support system for black journalists. Being tolerant and


Journalism junior and Black Student Alliance vice president Silver Moore listens to the speakers during the annual MLK Jr. Commemorative March last Monday at Beaumont Tower.

present for one another is what is most important to Lloyd and the organization, she said. Silver Moore, president of the Black Student Alliance, or BSA, spoke about how she thinks it is great MSU cancels classes to acknowledge Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It took years of students advocating to get it this way, and she is glad that the day is now recognized. But what really means the most to the BSA is what Martin Luther King Jr. stood for, along with the

plethora of other civil rights activists, both the past and present. Moore said she believes that Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream of what he wanted to see in this country, and it has not been completely reached. “We should take this time to remember all he wanted, and if this man sacrifi ced his life for this goal, we defi nitely can pick up the torch … Not as a country but as a people. This is a reminder of where we still have to go,” Moore said.





s Director of the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Paulette Granberry Russell is one of MSU’s administrators leading the charge on inclusion and diversity on campus. MSU is home to people of all different walks of life, Russell said. There are many students, faculty members and staff of varying religions, races, sexual orientations, cultures and ethnic backgrounds, she said. This week, The State News spoke with Russell about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and how it is reflected at MSU today. – Samantha Radecki, The State News THE STATE NEWS: What is MLK’s legacy? PAULETTE GRANBERRY RUSSELL: When he talks about the fulfillment of the dream of all Americans, which at that time, particularly included the civil rights of African Americans — (but) it was not just African Americans, it was not just Christians, it (included) allies in support of the effort and efforts and this was not just an MLK movement, it was not just a black persons movement. I don’t think we can distill Dr. King to one effort to advocate the rights of African Americans, it was greater than that. That was what sparked the movement, but King was bigger than that, if you will, and he was standing on the shoulders of others. The movement didn’t start with king, but he continued to keep it alive. Why was he so influential in the U.S.? Dr. King became a leader during some of the most turbulent times in U.S. history. It was not because he necessarily chose to, but in some respect … he was pushed into being a civil rights leader. That was not something he chose for himself, but it chose him and he became the catalyst for social justice and for a better United States of America. How is this legacy reflected today at MSU? It kind of goes back to land grant. And what that means is opening the doors of higher education to all: It wasn’t just a privilege of who should have access to a world class education and that is our history and who we are today. … What MSU’s doing today, along with assuring all students who are admitted to MSU take advantage of the opportunities that are (present)...; (It’s) part of our responsibilities to create opportunities for students to engage with each other across cultures, to expand your understanding of differences, and they extend beyond race, and gender and sexual orientation. How is MSU expanding its inclusion efforts? Ways that we create an inclusive learning environment for our students and faculty are throughout an array of academic programs that allow students to evolve in a multidisciplinary way. It includes our social support initiatives and over 800 registered student organizations that expand all boundaries. It’s (from) our resources for students with disabilities (to) our LGBTQ community (and) embracing the array of differences (resources) … whether it’s our reflection room in the College of Engineering, whether it’s through our nursing mothers rooms,… (or) through our Family Resource Center.




Museum exhibit showcases int’l diversity COLLEGE OF ED. STUDENT GROUP TO WORK IN LANSING By Alex McClung THE STATE NEWS ■■

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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” Martin Luther King said on August 28, 1963 during his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. But that phrase is more than just words to members of an MSU College of Education student group, who are set to work with a Lansing middle school to celebrate his legacy. Today, members of TEAM, or Tomorrow’s Educators for the Advancement of Multiculturalism, are headed to two fi fth-grade classrooms at Pattengill Middle School, 626 Marshall Street, to host an MLK Day event honoring King’s accomplishments. Community outreach is just one of the many ways TEAM is involved in multicultural education, members said. “I think it is important for them to know you need to fight for your rights and that if you do, it can be successful in a way that’s nonviolent and also shows them that they can make a change in the world,” Pattengill Middle School fifth grade teacher Ginney Stokes said. Both fifth grade teachers, Jennifer Goynes and Ginney Stokes, are excited for their students to meet the TEAM group, who have been corresponding with the fifth graders via a pen-pal system.

The event gives TEAM a chance to meet their pen-pals, who have been working hard on literacy skills in school. TEAM enjoys this signature event and have participated in the MLK Day for a couple of years now, education senior Lisa Brown said. King is known for his dream to unite all races and all nations. He heavily pushed for multicultural education and the uniformity of every person. Social inequalities, along with issues involving multicultural education, are part of TEAM’s goal to discuss throughout the community and at MSU, members said. MLK Day capitalizes on these common day issues, giving TEAM’s project a deeper meaning, Brown said. “Our … goal is to promote multicultural equality and to teach MSU students, as well as educators, to be more culturally aware. MLK Day is perfect to look at how far we have come with these issues and then see how far we still need to go,” education senior Lisa Burke said. “One of the activities we have planned for the students is a simple discussion on how people are like crayons. Some are short, some are different colors, but crayons all put together make a really pretty picture.” Other events planned include listening to part of the I Have A Dream speech and then composing their own version of the speech that applies to their life, struggles, accomplishments, and dreams. The TEAM members also plan on making collages out of magazine pictures displaying what they believe the future will be composed of, Burke said.

As a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration at MSU, the MSU Museum has a new exhibit showcasing a community abroad that might be unfamiliar to some. The exhibit, called East Meets West: The Transgender Community of Istanbul, displays portraits taken of this community by Professor Mary Robert of Richmond University in London. Visitors to the museum will see an exhibit that displays very powerful, very provocative but also very personal images of this community’s lives and personal stories, Gary Morgan, director of the MSU Museum, said. “It gives people a wonderful insight into the challenges and enormity of this transformation,” Morgan said. “There are snippets that reveal the position they occupy in their society. Many of them face huge challenges, as you can imagine.” Morgan said part of the exhibit tells the story of a transgender individual who is in transformation from being a male to becoming a female. Her mother had significant problems with her deciding to change sexes. But then, when the mother reveals how she appreciates how beautiful her daughter would become, she became more supportive of the transformation. “It’s one of the most moving and personal exhibits we’ve had in the museum,” Morgan said. “I don’t think anybody could go into this exhibit, read the stories, look at the photographs and not come out

unmoved.” Morgan said this exhibit is one of many the museum has displayed as a part of an ongoing program that looks at issues about society and inclusion of individuals from various ethnic and religious backgrounds. He said that this exhibit is a great opportunity for the museum to link LBGT rights with the MLK Commemorative Celebration. “MLK Day is all about social inclusion and social justice for everyone,” he said. “Especially this year with the theme being ‘The Road to Social Justice Begins with One Step,’ it fits well with this exhibit.” But the East Meets West exhibit isn’t the only exhibit opening at the museum showcasing LBGT rights. Juxtaposed to this exhibit is another collection comprised of photographs, T-shirts and buttons

donated by Okemos residents and same-sex couple Mark Ritzenhein and Stephen Wilensky. “The things in the exhibit will become resources at MSU for students and professors working on research,” said Mary Worrall, assistant curator and education specialist at the MSU Museum. “Even when (the items are) not physically on exhibit, they’ve started a resource that can be used for lots of different things on campus.” Mac Credeur, an apparel and textile design and Japanese sophomore who is involved with different LGBT groups on campus, said he likes the approach the museum is taking to showcase LGBT rights. “Maybe just a new group of people can hear about it in a different way,” Credeur said. “One that’s not so political and in-yourface, but more casual.”

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President Barack Obama waves to the audience as he and first lady Michelle Obama exit the stage at the end of the final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida on Monday, October 22, 2012.


As the first black student expected to graduate from MSU’s neuroscience program, Ashley Hannah can relate to the first black president of the U.S. “(President Barack Obama) is personally inspiring, especially when you’re in an environment that you are the underdog on a consistent basis,� said Hannah, who worked on his first campaign in 2008. “We constantly are breaking the barriers of being the first.� The graduate student, who serves as the president of MSU’s Black Graduate Students Association, is one of many who have been inspired by the president’s successful campaign. For some, Obama’s election in 2008 was a sign the country was

moving forward on a socially progressive path. As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches, many in the MSU community reflect on the role of leadership and whether Obama’s re-election this fall means the U.S.has the same amount of inspiration and hope as his first term. Director of MSU’s Institute For Public Policy and Social Research Douglas Roberts said it is true for any president that the second term is more difficult. Although studies show the president’s amount of influence slightly decreases each year, Roberts said that won’t curb many Americans’ original enthusiasm. “I do believe that the minority groups ... today who clearly voted for the president and his reelection are just as excited as they were (in 2008),� he said. Although Hannah said she feels

“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere� Monday, January 21st, 2013 Performance by the Earl Nelson Singers of Lansing Speech and book signing from Adrienne Shadd, co-author of The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! Discussion of MLK Jr.’s letter from a Birmingham Jail Lunch will be served Poster Project winners will be announced ORGANIZED BY THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK DIVERSITY COMMITTEE, LANSING AREA BLACK SOCIAL WORKERS, THE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, MSU CANADIAN STUDIES CENTER AND STUDENTS FOR MULTI-ETHNIC COMMUNITY ACTION

many Americans are happy to see Obama in the White House for another four years, she doesn’t believe there will be quite the “surge of change� the country experienced in 2008. During his first term, Obama had an effect on MSU students. The Obama administration extended the age young adults can remain on their parents’ health care to 26 and implemented the Pay As You Earn program to help students repay educational loans. Dondre Young, president of the Black Law Student Association Pre-Law Division, said Obama’s leadership inspired him to work toward both a graduate degree and a law degree “I don’t necessarily think (Obama) only inspires African Americans, but he inspires the minority American that is working hard to be successful,� he said,

adding he believes Obama’s reelection is even more inspiring than his first. Although some debate Obama’s influence in his coming term, many agree Obama’s leadership has been similar to King’s. Hannah said both leaders have a humanistic approach to enacting social change, and focus on peace among Americans despite race or culture. “They definitely inspire similar feelings of hope and change, and the possibility things can change,� she said. Young said Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is time to remember that black leaders have and will continue to prevent the black community from being underrepresented and misrepresented. “This is a time for all people to reflect on the contributions that African American leaders have made to the world,� he said.

In light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MSU and community leaders are looking back on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, and their plans to remember his impact on the world today. East Lansing Mayor Diane Goddeeris said MLK’s work to bring civil rights to all is something people today can appreciate and relate to. “He was a great civil rights leader,� Goddeeris said. “People can look (and) talk about making a difference not by doing something with civil disobedience, but with social action.� Goddeeris said she thinks his efforts led to the implementation of other civil rights, such as not being discriminated for a disability, or for one’s sexual orientation. “I think everybody enjoys certain liberties, and the students at (MSU) are getting some of those liberties that he talked about and walked for,� she said. Goddeeris said she plans to spend Martin Luther King Jr., Day at the hospital where she works as a nurse and attend the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission’s 28th annual luncheon at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., in Lansing. East Lansing Mayor Pro Tem Nathan Triplett said Martin Luther King Jr. had a profound impact on people’s civil rights and he is an inspirational character for all. “I think that you can feel Dr. King’s legacy in particular in a community like East Lansing,� Triplett said. “I think that part of (his) legacy is to strive to embrace diversity, find strength in (diversity) and (create) a community where everyone feels welcome.� On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Triplett said he will be in Washington D.C. for President Barack Obama’s

inauguration. “I have always seen Martin Luther King Day has a time to get re-energized for the year ahead, (and) this year will be no different,� he said. MSU Acting Provost June Youatt said that Martin Luther King Jr.’s message about opportunity and race was powerful. “Dr. King’s legacy can’t be described in a few sentences,� Youatt said. “His voice and message were loud enough, strong enough, powerful enough to be heard from the halls of government to campuses, to the corners of this country and around the world.� Youatt said MSU has benefited from seeing some of the people who stood by Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960’s impact campus. “That MSU celebrates inclusiveness as one of its core values is an affirmation of that work and those who have come after,� she said. Residential College in the Arts and Humanities assistant professor Austin Jackson said Martin Luther King Jr. was a pioneering civil rights leader, but he advocated for more than just the rights of African Americans and became a radical leader later in life. “When I think about Martin Luther King Jr., in one of his speeches he said we need revolutionary values in the United States,� Jackson said. Jackson said one can see the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for justice through recent nonviolent protests on and off campus. “Fighting for racial, social and economic justice has resonated across the students at Michigan State,� he said. Jackson said he will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by attending a variety of events, including the “Loss Prevention� exhibit in the LookOut! Gallery of Snyder and Phillips halls, which is part of the Perspectives on African-American Experience: Emerging Visions� series. He also will be marching across campus on Monday with his fraternity’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha , of which Martin Luther King Jr. was a member .

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UNIVERSITY’S MLK THEME FOCUSED ON JUSTICE Activities related to MLK Day set to take place after holiday By Omari Sankofa II THE STATE NEWS ■■

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and this year’s university theme, “The Road to Social Justice Begins with One Step,” pays tribute to not only Martin Luther King Jr., but several other important events in black American history. Audrey D. Bentley, community outreach coordinator for the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and MLK Commemorative Celebration coordinator said the theme idea came about in a planning meeting back in September. “We were talking about ways in which we could come up with a theme this year that would also sort of lead us into another celebration that’s coming up next year in 2014, around the anniversaries of Brown vs. Board of Education — the Supreme Court decision — and also the anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964,” she said. Bentley said that most of the events planned to celebrate MLK Day tie into the theme in some way. Some of the events include a Student Leadership Conference

“We have some great students at Michigan State. Very intelligent, very politically aware students.”

Audrey D. Bently, Office for inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives


on Saturday in the Union at 9 a.m. and the Commemorative March to Beaumont Tower on Jan. 21 at 3 p.m.— also starting at the Union. Ignacio Andrade, who is helping coordinate the MLK studentfocused events, said that many of the events are student-run. “I’m the primary staff coordinator responsible for making sure that the events are happening at a professional level, but much of the work is done by student leaders themselves,” he said. “We like to say it’s for students by students, and we put that into reality by having them take on that role.” Andrade says that it’s incredibly important for students to participate in the MLK Day related events. “It reminds us about our history and the importance of social justice work that predates MLK, that is in the timeframe of MLK,” he said. “And more importantly, that we have the opportuni-

ty as students to lead the charge going into the future.” Interdisciplinar y studies in social science junior Tinisha Sharp, who is on the student leadership board, said that because MSU is a diverse school, students should show their support. “It ’s a wonderf ul event because Martin Luther King’s goal was to make sure each and every ethnicity — whether white, black, Native American, Asian, Hispanic — can get along and know that we’re all equal,” she said. Bentley said that since she’s served as coordinator of the MLK Commemorative Celebration, she’s seen that students bring a lot to the table around topics related to ethical issues. “We have some great students at Michigan State,” she said. “Very intelligent, very politically aware students, and students who are truly committed to social justice issues.”

Abbey Bradley Human biology sophomore

Kush Patel International relations sophomore THE STATE NEWS

“Rest up, study, get some homework done.”

“Into The Streets is having a big volunteer day and I’m going to help out with that.”

By Beau Hayhoe


What will you be doing for Martin Luther King Day? “(I’ll be) working.”

Jake Miller Nutritional sciences senior

“I’m hoping to celebrate my birthday with my sister and my friends.” Ivette Galarza graduate student

Events at MSU related to Martin Luther King, Jr. are set to continue past the holiday itself. On Jan. 25, MSU’s African American and African Studies program will present “A Playwright Celebrates 60-50 Civil Rights Anniversaries.” The show will feature the work of Michigan playwright Sandra Seaton, including performances of two of MSU’s plays, “The Will” and “Music History.” The events are planned in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the case Brown v. Board of Education, and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The Supreme Court’s deci-

sion in Brown vs. Board of Education struck down state-sponsored segregation. According to the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, “The Will” follows a black family in Tennessee fighting for equal citizenship following the Civil War, while “Music History” dramatizes the personal struggles of people involved in the battle for civil rights. The event also will feature a reading from Seaton’s spoken word piece, “King: A Reflection on the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Seaton is set to be interviewed at the event by English professor Jeffrey Wray. The event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the Kellogg Center Auditorium. Recognition of MLK and his legacy also is set to continue into February, during Black History Month, with the Multicultural Heroes Hall of Fame Case

Competition. The competition is open to MSU undergraduates, who can work in teams of three to profile a multicultural hero selected from a university-provided list. Teams are given 10 minutes to present an overview of their selected hero, how that hero has contributed to social justice and how that hero is connected to Martin Luther King Jr. A panel of judges is set to select the winner, with the winning team set to receive a $1,500 cash prize. According to the contest’s website, about $25,000 has been given out through the past 10 years by the contest. Last year’s winning team presented about civil rights activist and singer Paul Robeson. The final round of the competition and a following reception are scheduled to start on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in room N100 of the Business College Complex.


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963

The staff and students of MSU Hillel are proud to join with the campus community in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


NATIONAL EVENTS ABOUND ON DAY In addition to Lansing and East Lansing politicians and community members, national organizations also are getting involved with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Corporation for National and Community Service is holding a day of service, calling for Americans to work toward providing

solutions for pressing national issues, according to the organization’s website. The organization’s website contains toolkits to help volunteers plan projects, and also allows workers to register their project in an attempt to draw additional volunteers. The effort first started in 1994, when the Corporation for National and Community Service was directed by Congress to head a national day of service. According to the organization’s website, the


“There’s a good amount, but I don’t think we utilize it correctly. I don’t think people actually care about diversity, they just know it’s there.” Shayna Yollick biosystems engineering sophomore

day is the only federal holiday observed as a day of service, not a “day off.” Volunteers can be recognized for their efforts as Drum Majors for Service with the Presidents Volunteer Service Award, a special honor given to those who demonstrate extraordinary effort through volunteering. The website allows interested volunteers to search for projects by city and area code. In the Lansing area, Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mt.

Hope Ave., in Lansing, is holding a day of service projects, including the construction and installation of two new benches and the removal of various invasive species. Other service activities are going on throughout Lansing, including a coat drive at Burlington Coat Factory, 5625 W. Saginaw Highway. The Greater Lansing Food Bank is calling for volunteers to repack and label donated products at the food bank throughout the day as part of

What are your thoughts on diversity at MSU?

“I think Michigan State is diverse, but it’s definitely not socially integrated.” Dylan Luna Social relations and policy junior

“I think that the amount of diversity is great. It’s nice to see people from other countries and I think it’s interesting to learn their stories. More universities should be as diverse as MSU.” Haley Rock Lyman Briggs freshman

“I think it’s good, but it needs improvement.”

Alexis Therman anthropology senior

its contribution to the day of service. The MSU School of Social Work also is holding a book drive for foster youth. Books can be dropped off at room 36 in Baker Hall, or deposited in boxes across campus. The school is partnering with the FAME Student Activity Board on the program. On a national level, the day is significant for more reasons than one, as President Barack Obama is set to be inaugurated following his

November re-election victory. Last year, Obama and his family celebrated the day by visiting the Browne Education Center, where Obama evoked King’s legacy of service in a speech to the crowd. In years past, Obama has issued a proclamation recognizing the day as a federal holiday. The proclamations have encouraged people to engage in civic and community service projects in tribute to King. BEAU HAYHOE


DETROIT TO HOLD MLK RALLY, JOBS MARCH Away from campus, events are available for those looking to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Residents of Detroit are expected to hold a rally and “March for Jobs, Peace & Justice,” starting at noon at the Central United Methodist Church, 23 E. Adams St., in Detroit. The event itself is commemorating the Detroit Freedom Walk, an event in the middle of a spring tour across the nation taken by King. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, police estimated the walk’s crowd at about 125,000. The march lasted about an hour-and-a-half, and included then-current Detroit mayor Jerome Cavanaugh and thencurrent United Auto Workers President Walter P. Reuther. The march concluded with a speech by King in which he uttered the phrase “I have a dream”, according to the department’s website. It is unknown how many people are set to attend the walk this year. BEAU HAYHOE

Commemorating the vision of

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “An individual has not started living until his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968

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