The State – 02/13/23

Rachel Fulton

Today’s weather forecast is predicting partly cloudy skies with a high of 46 degrees and a low of 30 degrees.

MSU board approves research facility in Henry Ford Health’s new Detroit campus

Michigan State University’s board has approved an expansion of the university’s partnership with Henry Ford Health, or HFH. In a unanimously approved motion at Friday’s meeting, the construction of a research building in HFH’s recently unveiled Detroit campus was set into motion.

Executive Vice President for Health Sciences Norm Beauchamp, the MSU administrator charged with coordinating the partnership, told the board Friday that the expansion is part of a broader effort by MSU and HFH to address inequity in healthcare by bringing high-quality services to medically underserved communities in Detroit.

The resolution promises to “solicit input” from the campus community as the research center is planned.

Aside from the research facility, the surrounding area is set to include commercial, residential and hotel developments.

Flint placed under boil water advisory, includes MSU buildings in the city

The city of Flint is under a boil water advisory for cooking and drinking after a major water main break, according to a press statement released his past Friday at 10:15 a.m.

All Michigan State University property in Flint is included in the boil water advisory.

The source of the break was identified on Cedar Street near the Shelter of Flint, according to the press statement.

City of Flint Acting Communications Director Caitie O’Neill refused to provide comment until after the city held a press conference.

Tower Guard to host Beaumont Tower Valentine’s Day date

Michigan State University’s Tower Guard will be hosting a Valentine’s Day date in the Beaumont Tower for the second year in a row. A second-year honor’s student organization, the group focuses on serving the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, or RCPD, here at MSU.

The tower will be decorated with streamers and balloons for Valentine’s Day and the dinner date will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m tomorrow. Part of the proceeds will go towards the Tower Guard Member Scholarship and part will go to the RCPD.

The contest has a low-stakes raffle-style entry.

The raffle ended at 5 p.m. yesterday and a random generator will pick the winning raffle.

Only one person will win, but they can bring a guest of their choice. The winner will receive a DoorDash gift card for a local dinner at their desired restaurant.

Based on original reporting by Alex Walters, Maggie Goerge and Selma Cogo.