The State – 2/12/21

Lacie Hudson

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun named to Biden’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force – Jacob May

Chief medical executive Dr. Joneigh Khladun of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will now be serving on newly elected President Biden’s health team. Khladun will be joining 11 other health professionals conquering the White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. These select individuals will serve by taking action and looking at the differences with testing, cases, and fulfilling information during the pandemic. In the end they will create a report that will cover all of the missing health inequities of COVID-19 and how to avoid them for future purposes.

MSU senior wins prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship for graduate school – Jack Armstrong

Yay to this Spartan! MSU senior Jasmine Jordan won the highly anticipated Gates Cambridge scholarship. Which will assist her as she goes to grad school at the University of Cambridge. Currently Jordan is studying political science at MSU, but she soon will be furthering her education and getting a masters of philosophy in criminological research. Jordan is one of 24 out of 95 who applied, that won the scholarship that was created in 2000 by Bill and Melinda Gates.

Restaurants adjust to a Valentine’s Day with capacity restrictions Emily Bevard

Thinking of dining out for Valentine’s Day? Keep in mind of the restaurant’s restrictions due to COVID-19, restaurants are allowed to have a 25% capacity. One restaurant in East Lansing is doing a first come, first serve system. At the Black Cat Bistro, you will not be able to call ahead or sit in for their happy hour specials. There is a take out option that features multiple menu items such as filet-mignon, mashed potatoes and mini red velvet cake among other menu options. Don’t wait too long Spartan love birds or singles, you definitely want to plan your day soon.


Script Writer: Chandra Fleming

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