Dear Lou Anna

Now that you’ve been in office for a little over a year, L.A., you should have a strong grasp of what goes down in this university. [la2]Yet these past couple of months have been filled with costly ups and downs. Your input has added to the forward movement MSU hopes to attain in these coming […]

Dear Lou Anna

T.J. Jourian has gotten a lot of exposure in the last few months. First, camera crews followed him around for a documentary on the Sundance channel. Then came an interview with Larry King. And on March 4, Natialie Portman played him in a skit on \”Saturday Night Live.\” [tj1] But when Jourian came to MSU […]

Dear Lou Anna

[farm]East Lansing City Council – We have one of those? East Lansing City Manager – I’m guessing he’s kind of important? East Lansing Planning Commission – Do they plan stuff that has to do with me? It’s really too bad that a rather large percentage of the 45,000 students at MSU have little to no […]

Dear Lou Anna

Unlimited meals. More variety. Sunday night dinners. Midnight snacks – literally. What more could you ask for from MSU fine dining? Well, in the distant fall \’07, you may not have to ask for anything more. Under a new plan to revamp the MSU dining experience, all cafeterias will have longer hours and one cafeteria […]

Dear Lou Anna

Get psyched, L.A., because combined with 4,000 square feet of already new and enhanced fitness equipment at IM East, the new IM West fitness center boasts another 13,000 square feet for fitness and strength training gear. Providing a two-level climate-controlled facility with a surround sound stereo system, a redesigned equipment checkout center, a refreshment lounge […]

Dear Lou Anna for 2006

We can certainly toast to 2005. MSU surgeons performed the first robotic gastric bypass surgery. We finally joined the Worker’s Rights Consortium and participated in the Hurricane Katrina and tsunami relief efforts. The university opened a new animal center care clinic and welcomed new tailgating regulations. L.A., you made histoty by becoming MSU’s first female […]

Dear Lou Anna

Faced with the daunting task of shoveling 14 inches of snow after a storm last winter, Joe and his housemates were approached by a man named Willie. Willie offered to shovel the sidewalk in front of their house on Linden Road so they wouldn’t get a ticket. Joe was a little short on cash, but […]

Dear Lou Anna

What comes to mind when I mention the end of August? Is it the beginning of a new school year? Is it those first few carefree lectures before tons of reading and homework kicked in? Is it the times you could party all night long because the dreaded test wasn’t glaring up at you from […]

Dear Lou Anna

School spirit mixed with a little tear gas – that’s the current life of a MSU student. But remember back in middle school, when you had to write an essay on your “metaphor for life?” I remember having to decide between a rollercoaster, a placid lake, a mountain range and some other generic scenario everyone […]

Dear Lou Anna

One sunny afternoon, about a week after I was accepted by MSU and had received the “big” envelope in the mail, I ran to the post office again, eager to be the recipient of another MSU promotional postcard. On that day, I got a letter from the Honors College instead. “The Honors College?” I thought […]