A quick look at Greater Lansing's biggest schools
Sept. 2 2015
A quick look at Greater Lansing's higher education institutions. Statistics compiled by Brooke Kansier, design by Nikki Nicolaou
MSU professors raise fears over branding of higher education
Sept. 2 2015
Updated to correct an error In America, "Back to school" is not so much a call to education as a ramped-up retail rush, like Christmas or Halloween. Brand names jostle for student dollars in the September...
Sept. 2 2015
Property: Corner of Shiawassee St. and Seymour Ave., Lansing Owner: Lansing Community College Last week, Lansing Community College unveiled its latest public art piece, an 18-foot-tall limestone column...
Sexual consent clouded by the college hook-up culture
Sept. 2 2015
Two strangers meet. Maybe through the hook-up app Tindr. Maybe in the middle of a party. Maybe by bumping into each other in the stacks at the library on campus. There’s a sexual connection....
A decade of budget cuts hurt students and the state
Sept. 2 2015
There are three troubling benchmarks that define Michigan today: horrific roads, overflowing prisons and long-term disinvestment in higher education. All three reflect Michigan´s...
Back to school edition
Sept. 2 2015
Welcome back, consumers — I mean students! While you were gone this summer, a whole roster of new businesses opened within walking distance of the campuses of Michigan State University, Lansing Community...
Feds say allegations handled improperly
Sept. 2 2015
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2 — The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights has found Michigan State University failed to handle two allegations of sexual assault properly. As a result, the university...
Lansing police get creative in addressing heroin ‘surge’
Aug. 26 2015
The idea is similar to an initiative started in May by the Gloucester, Mass., Police Department. By August, The Washington Post reported recently, 109 addicts had been helped into treatment programs through...
Aug. 26 2015
Property: 323 N. Sycamore St., Lansing Owner: Ingham County Land Bank While this house needs significant repair, it is ideally located on a street composed of beautiful homes. No doubt, its continued...
City Council, city attorney at odds over internal auditor report
Aug. 26 2015
The Lansing city attorney and Mayor Virg Bernero are challenging a report by the City Council’s internal auditor that alleges the law department is four months behind on paying...
Facelift for Moon house into descends into major surgery
Aug. 26 2015
For a homeowner with a gaping yellow hole 10 feet deep under her front door, where a porch would normally be, Carol Skilling was microwaving cat food pretty calmly last Tuesday morning. "Its...
Aug. 26 2015
Every now and then, the news itself makes the news, giving this old media ouroboros a good old mouthful of print, radio or television broadcasting news. This just in: Local CBS affiliate WLNS announced...
Mid-Michigan lagging far behind in natural amenities
Aug. 26 2015
Other than copywriters in the “Pure Michigan” spin shop, no one familiar with Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties would rate them high on “natural amenities.”...
Barb Byrum makes her mark in same-sex marriage battle
Aug. 26 2015
Minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage was legal for same-gender couples in the entire United States, Barb Byrum had a couple before her who wanted to be married. The 37-year-old...
Herewith are subjective lists of folks and institutions on either side — or in the middle — of the gay rights struggle.
Aug. 26 2015
Friends Supporters of full civil rights and equality for the community. Frenemies Frenemies talk the talk but the walk is wobbly at best. Enemies Enemies are people and institutions...
McIntyre meets with councilmembers, avoids subpoena
Aug. 20 2015
THURSDAY, AUG. 20 — The Lansing City Attorney will not face a subpoena request from the City Council’s Committee on Ways and Means. After a sometimes contentious and vocal meeting at city hall...
MSU’s mixed-use project alters Flower Pot Neighborhood
Aug. 19 2015
Bullied. That’s how many residents of East Lansing’s Flower Pot neighborhood feel as Michigan State University begins development of the former State Police headquarters...
Aug. 19 2015
Property: 533 S. Grand Ave., Lansing This building, which marks the west entrance to the Cherry Hill Historic District, is associated with two historically significant individuals. The first, Alvin...
Preservation Lansing kicks off 2015 awards under new president
Aug. 19 2015
After restoring a dilapidated 1898 house to its original glory, Joe Vitale knows all about to-do lists. He´s got a big one as the new president of Preservation Lansing, a grassroots...
Federal indictment renews attention to Kzoo hustlers
Aug. 19 2015
Theresa Moore has lived near one of the Lansing’s busiest sex–for-sale corridors, a stretch of Kalamazoo Street, for 17 years. While she is wary of the women who work the...

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