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EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Senator Bernie Sanders was in Michigan Thursday to campaign for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He criss-crossed the state with stops in Dearborn, Ann Arbor, East Lansing and Grand Rapids. 

Before his East Lansing stop on Michigan State University’s campus, college-aged students lined up for a chance to hear Sanders. Among them were MSU sophomores and roommates, Harli Wood and Natalie Pate. Both supported Sanders during the primaries in March, but now plan to vote for Clinton in November.

EAST LANSING, MI (AP)--   A $4.8 million grant will help Michigan researchers look at how environmental factors in early development influence the health of children and adolescents.  

The funding from the National Institutes of Health was recently announced by Michigan State University.

In addition to the East Lansing school, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are collaborators on the national Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes initiative.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Michigan State University basketball player who played on several championship teams is in the U.P. to talk about bullying. 

Anthony Ianni was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 4 and was the victim of bullying as a child. He went to MSU and under coach Tom Izzo became the first known individual with autism to play Division I basketball.  Ianni was a member of the 2010 and 2012 Big Ten Champion and Tournament Championship teams, and the 2010 Final Four team.

EAST LANSING, MI (AP)--   A Michigan State University engineering professor plans to install sensors on the Mackinac Bridge to monitor stress on the aging structure.  

Professor Nizar Lajnef tells the Lansing State Journal the stress sensors that will be placed on the bridge later this month are a test of a project he's been working on for seven years with funding from the Federal Highway Administration.


LAC LA BELLE, MI--   Michigan’s Mobile Boat Wash is coming to the Keweenaw this weekend to educate boaters about invasive species. 

An outreach program of Michigan State University, the trailer-mounted unit uses high-pressure heated water to clean most organisms from boats and trailers.  Officials from the school’s Department of Fisheries & Wildlife say it’s illegal to launch a boat in the state if there are plants attached to it.  They say the boat wash teaches boaters to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” so invasive species aren’t carried to other bodies of water.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

GAYLORD, MI (AP)--   Michigan government and university researchers have launched a project to track elk movements in the state's northern Lower Peninsula.  

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University are jointly funding the three-year project and have begun fitting 40 elk with GPS collars.

Researchers say one goal is to study the effects of human recreational activities in what's called the "core elk range" — roughly 100,000 acres of public land northeast of Gaylord in Otsego and Cheboygan counties.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Governor Rick Snyder has proposed spending $500,000 for campus sexual assault prevention programs in his budget.  

The grant money would be split among universities if lawmakers give it the green light.

But some advocates say it's not enough for all of the programs they'd like to run. And some students at Michigan State University are critical of administrators and a university policy requiring employees to report sexual misconduct even when the survivor says he or she doesn't want the incident reported.


DETROIT, MI (AP)--   The president of Michigan State University has announced a partnership with Detroit Public Television that is expected to provide more programming for children and families. 

Lou Anna Simon says Monday that the collaboration gives the East Lansing school "the opportunity to become a national model in providing quality educational content in public television."

The school says that more than 500,000 children, parents and caregivers already connect to Detroit Public Television's family programming.


EAST LANSING, MI (AP)--   A city in Marquette County has donated a 29-ton piece of iron ore to Michigan State University in honor of graduates in the mining industry.

The piece of iron ore donated by the city of Ishpeming now sits outside the school's Natural Science Building, which the geological sciences department calls home.

Ishpeming city manager Mark Slown says officials were "thrilled" to give the specimen to Michigan State. He says the city believes it adds a "very nice aesthetic" to campus.

Journalism students aim to dispel myths about veterans

May 25, 2015

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   A new book says wishing living U.S. military veterans a "Happy Memorial Day" might be well-intentioned but misses the mark on an occasion meant for remembering those who lost their lives.

"100 Questions and Answers About Veterans," was researched and written by a Michigan State University journalism class with assistance from former servicemen and women.

Course instructor Joe Grimm says "veterans are distinct cultural group" and deserved a guide that could dispel myths and misunderstandings about them.