MSU fraternity partners with community for river cleanup

On March 28, the Michigan Waterways Stewards and East Lansing Rotary Club partnered with Michigan State’s Delta Sigma Phi to host a Red Cedar River cleanup day. With mentoring from the Stewards, the fraternity was able to rally around 30 volunteers to help. 

Mike Stout, founder of the Michigan Waterways Stewards, was notified by the City of East Lansing about the state of the river after citizen complaints. Stout instantly thought of reaching out to the brothers at Delta Sigma Phi, whose house is right on the banks of the river. Stout talked to the Delta Sigma Phi sergeant at arms, Gage Farrow, who was excited to help.

East Lansing landlords win fight against city as council suspends voter registration ordinance

On March 16, a lawsuit was filed against the City of East Lansing on behalf of Hagan Realty Inc. by the Thomas Moore Society. The suit was filed over the claim that the city was violating the landlords’ First Amendment rights by compelling them to provide new tenants with voter registration information. After a closed meeting with the city council on March 21, the council unanimously voted 5-0 to suspend the ordinance.

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East Lansing citizens demand answers in City Hall exodus

In the past few weeks the City of East Lansing has lost a wave of officials, and people at a special City Council meeting on March 14 demanded answers. 

It was announced that same day that the Acting Director of Public Works Nicole McPherson resigned from her post. McPherson is in a long line of city employees who have recently left their posts.