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The State – 11/13/23

Today’s weather forecast is predicting sunny skies with a high of 57 degrees and a low of 30 degrees.

MSU president search nears end in secrecy, amid tumult

Michigan State University’s presidential search has entered its final phase in a full embrace of the total secrecy that has defined the contentious process.

The search committee has finished its work, placing the choice solely in the hands of MSU’s board as their proposed Thanksgiving deadline nears.

Their presidential deliberations come at an intense time for the university, with calls for the resignation of the board’s chair, threats of a legal battle over the firing of former football coach Mel Tucker for sexually harassing a vendor and a newly public unionization attempt by tenure-track faculty.

The search thus far has been conducted behind closed doors by two entities: executive search firm Isaacson, Miller, which collected applications and facilitated the process, and a committee of students, faculty, staff, and alumni tasked with screening the candidates and providing feedback to the board.

MSU spokesperson Emily Guerrant said she wasn’t included in the board’s closed discussions of the search and thus was unaware of what the recommendations looked like.

MSU groups hold food drive for student parents

The Spartan Food Security Council is partnering with Sparty’s Kind Kids to run a food drive for student parents and their families who are in the Student Parent Resource Center.

Students, faculty, and staff can bring nonperishable goods such as rice, pasta, sugar, flour, spices, and oils to the Spartan Stadium Tower Lobby today from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Event organizer and social work senior Olivia Heath said many of the student parents are international students and can’t go home for the holiday season.

Heath said the timing of the drive is important as it coincides with Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. In addition to the food drive, the group has planned a roundtable discussion about food accessibility, a basket-making event to assemble all of the donations and an educational cooking demonstration.

MSU Broad Art Museum’s ‘The CORE’ holds grand opening

The Broad Art Museum hosted the grand opening of the highly anticipated Center for Object Research and Engagement, or the CORE, on Friday. Unlike some of the museum’s other exhibitions, which rotate every few years or so, the CORE provides a permanent space for over thousands of objects that the university has been accumulating as far back as 1945.

But the CORE doesn’t just display art. In fact, it differs from a typical museum display in a few key ways.

Many of the objects on display in the CORE can be uniquely interacted with, which lends itself to the “engagement” part of the CORE.

The CORE also utilizes an open storage model, where artifacts are put on display in high volumes with glass.

The actual content of the collection spans over 5,000 years of human history and features a wide range of different cultures, including artifacts from historical African figurines used for religious and ritual purposes to more recent oil on canvas paintings.

Based on original reporting by Alex Walters, Lauren Coin and Jack Williams.

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Rachel (she/her/hers) is a junior at MSU studying Journalism with a minor in Broadcasting. She found her love for radio in high school, where she was the News Director and a DJ for 89.5 WAHS Avondale Community Radio. She has been with the Impact since her Freshman year where she has continued as the News Producer for The State podcast and now our Podcasts Director. Her love for radio turned into love for Podcasting as outside of the Impact she is the Associate Producer for Lauren LoGrasso’s award-winning podcast “Unleash Your Inner Creative.” On her free time, Rachel loves to workout, swim, and cheer on her boyfriend Zack who coaches for MSU Football. “Let me fade into flashing lights”

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