The State – 04/01/22

Rachel Fulton

‘Give Green Day’ raises over $1.3 million via 7,053 donations

On March 15, 7,053 donors across 48 states and 14 countries raised $1.3 million to support various programs, departments and projects based at Michigan State University for Give Green Day — an annual event hosted by MSU University Advancement.

Give Green Day has been hosted by the office since 2017, making 2022 the sixth iteration of the event. The day is solely focused on raising money to support MSU-based programs.

Some programs are academic departments hoping to raise extra cash for a particular issue.

Others are small intramural sports teams raising cash for jerseys or other merchandise.

Associate Director of Annual Giving Justin Bricarell, who helps organize the day, said Give Green Day mostly serves as a direct channel for programs that may or may not have trouble advertising their cause and donation needs for it.

Installation of 300 new cameras on campus complete

The project to install over 300 updated and additional cameras on campus is complete, according to an email sent by LiveOn on March 29.

Cameras were installed following safety concerns in and around the university.

“Cameras have been strategically placed to enhance the overall safety and security of the residence halls,” LiveOn wrote in the email.

Placement of cameras pays attention to entries and exits, common areas and areas where cash or card transactions occur.

All on-campus residence halls and apartments now have updated cameras. Minor repair work is still being done at some installation sites.

Deputy Spokesperson Dan Olsen noted other safety precautions implemented by MSU, including the SafeMSU app — featuring the virtual friend walk — upgrades to lighting across campus and temporary fencing along the Red Cedar River.

Michigan State baseball defeats Youngstown State 12-5 / MSU softball walks off Toledo after 4 extra innings 

Michigan State baseball and softball battled through the rain on Wednesday evening and both secured wins despite the poor conditions.

After needing to go to the 11th inning, MSU softball walked off with a RBI single to win 5-4 over Toledo as the MSU baseball team outscored Youngstown State 12-5 in a high octane day for the offense.

Based on original reporting by Drew Goretzka, Maddy Warren, Jenna Malinowski and Sara Tidwell. Script by Shakyra Mabone.