The State – 03/04/22

Rachel Fulton

MSU to lift mask mandate for most indoor settings on March 6 

Michigan State University will not require face coverings or masks in most indoor settings starting March 6, according to an email sent to the MSU community from MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr. on Thursday.

Masks will still be required in classrooms and academic research labs, as well as on Capital Area Transportation Authority buses and healthcare settings.

According to the email, masks are still recommended for those who are unvaccinated, have COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to the virus or are medically vulnerable.

MSU athletic events will also not require vaccination verification for entry starting on March 6.

All faculty, staff and students are still required to be vaccinated and boosted unless an exemption has been filed and subsequently approved by the university.

Applications open for 2022 ‘SpartaHack’ programming marathon

Applications are now open for Michigan State University’s Hackathon, SpartaHack VII(7).

SpartaHack is a 36-hour programming marathon and competition where students of all studies and backgrounds are invited to spend a weekend creating a project, showcasing talent and sharing an interest in programming.

Anyone who is currently a student or anyone that has graduated within the last 12 months is eligible for SpartaHack.

In order to assist those with minimal programming experience and to allow others to learn even more, SpartaHack will host workshops and mentors to help students grow in their programming.

Hardware will also be provided to anyone who needs it.

In addition to the opportunity to explore programming, the event gives students the chance to network and make connections in the industry through the SpartaHack sponsors.

Currently, SpartaHack is sponsored by Ford, Kellog’s, MSU IT, TwilioQuest, MSU Federal Credit Union and E.&J. Gallo Winery.

FINAL: MSU 73, Purdue 69, Spartans take down Boilermakers in 2nd round opener

Michigan State women’s basketball traveled to Indianapolis and defeated the home state Purdue Boilermakers 73-69 on Thursday afternoon.

Tightly contested throughout, the Spartans struggled with foul trouble as Nia Clouden and Tamara Farquhar had to sit out stretches of the first and second half, allowing Purdue to hang around.

But Clouden and Alisia Smith’s scoring allowed the Spartans to prevail by combining for 38 points.

The Spartans will play once again tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. against the Co-Big Ten Regular season champions Ohio State.

Based on original reporting by Drew Goretzka, Madison Rose and Sara Tidwell. Script by Shakyra Mabone.