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Saturday, August 23,2014

Saying goodbye in Old Town

OTCA director leaves to pursue med school

by Belinda Thurston
THURSDAY, Aug. 21 – The key is to keep learning. That’s what Louise Gradwohl says is the predominant mindset that has led her in life so far from ballet dancer to communications intern to director of Lansing’s most vibrant and growing neighborhoods, the Old Town Commercial Association.
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Wednesday, August 20,2014

Eyesore of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 1044 Sunset Lane, East Lansing Owner: Janice Pfeifer Assessed: $89,600 At first glance, this innocuous house is typical of those throughout its neighborhood. It displays a pleasant, simple mass, offset by tired synthetic siding. However, the retractable awning is a throwback...
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Wednesday, August 20,2014

Rewind the rollout?

LEAP calls Red Cedar Hyatt announcement premature

by Mickey Hirten
Developers of the $200 million-plus Red Cedar Renaissance project are negotiating with Hyatt International for a fullservice hotel fronting Michigan Avenue. But there are enough outstanding questions about financing for the development and the quality of the project that the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, which along with the city is negotiating the project, is calling the announcement premature.
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Wednesday, August 20,2014

Cool off at Cooley

by Mickey Hirten
While law schools enrollments throughout the country are off significantly, the decline has been devastating for Lansing´s Cooley law school. An analysis published in February by The National Jurist magazine quantified the collapse when it reported: “Eighteen law schools saw enrollment drop by more than 30 percent, led by University of La Verne (down 66.2 percent) and Thomas M. Cooley Law School (down 40.6 percent). Cooley Law School, with five campuses in Michigan and Florida, dropped from 3,931 students in 2010-2011 to 2,334 students in 2013-2014, the single largest drop in raw numbers.”
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Wednesday, August 20,2014

Compassion tour

Monks share blessings, smiles and peace in Lansing

by Belinda Thurston
More than 60 people attended a last minute stop on a Tibetan monk tour of the United States Sunday at The Light House Chapel. The Monks of Ganden Shartse Dokhang are touring to share their culture, philosophy and arts, and to raise money to build dorms and a prayer hall at their monastery in Southern India.
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Friday, August 15,2014

Cooley 'right-sizing'

Large-scale layoffs underway at WMU Cooley Law School

by Belinda Thurston
THURSDAY, Aug. 14 – Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School is delivering pink slips to faculty and staff in all of its Michigan campuses. Sources in Lansing who are being laid off say the cuts are deep, upwards of 50 percent. A Cooley spokesman disputed those numbers, but he said he did not have numbers.
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Friday, August 15,2014

Compassion Tour

Tibetan monks bring healing meditation ceremony to Lansing this Sunday

by Belinda Thurston
FRIDAY, Aug. 15 – It started with a trip to a psychic about a leg injury. It's ending with a troupe of Tibetan monks coming to Lansing offering a healing meditation ceremony.
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Wednesday, August 13,2014

10 things to know about the new City Pulse editor

by Belinda Thurston
I ran into a former colleague from the Lansing State Journal as I left the Waterfront Bar & Grille last Friday. His first words to me were, “You’re with the enemy now.” This snarky comment was in reference to my becoming editor of City Pulse. But in the last few years I’ve been active in the community, anything but being an enemy. I realized he doesn’t know me, and neither do many of you. Let me introduce myself with 10 things I want you to know about me:
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Tuesday, August 12,2014

Investigation fallout

Neighborhood Watch event casualty of financial investigation, but still to go on

by Todd Heywood
TUESDAY, Aug. 12 – The Clark Street Neighborhood Watch Night Out event is the first casualty of the Lansing Neighborhood Council's financial woes. The event was to receive funding - a $100 stipend for neighborhood watch programs and another $650 in grant money from the Mayor’s grant fund – for the crime and drug prevention event, coordinated by Kat Tyler.
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Tuesday, August 12,2014

Robin Williams

Locals share stories of depression, addiction and stigma

by Belinda Thurston
TUESDAY, Aug. 12 – Many of us who are grieving the Monday death of comedian and actor Robin Williams are taking to our social media accounts sharing quotes, favorite movies and changing our profile pictures and cover photos.
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