Half a million Michiganders might be at risk of eviction by the end of year

Half a million Michigan families could risk eviction by the end of the year without financial help from the federal government, housing advocates say. One in every five Michigan rental households have fallen behind on their payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Michigan League for Public Policy. And 242,000 Michigan children are in families that haven’t been able to keep up with rent or get enough to eat. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently ordered a ban on evicting low-income tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19. The order is effective until the end of the year, but it doesn’t relieve tenants from paying back rent that they owe landlords. By Zholdas Orisbayev FOR LANSING AND ALL POINTS

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Biden wins Michigan primary; state’s new voting laws get test

Former Vice President Joe Biden was projected to win today’s Michigan Democratic primary as the state tried out its new voting rules. Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose campaign got a lift in the 2016 Michigan primary, found 2020 to be deflating.

East Lansing, including MSU students who were registered on campus, also faced questions about renewing property taxes that support the Capital Area Transportation Authority, Ingham County parks and trails, Potter Park Zoo, special education services and county health care services.

Racial segregation led to systematic failures in Detroit, experts say

Outskirts of Packard car plant in Detroit/Photo Zholdas Orisbayev

Many experts believe that major damage to Detroit’s decline made corruption. Some of them cite racial segregation and upraising violence in the city. But there were other systematic failures in the economic diversification of motor city. Ken Coleman, an essayist and one of the authors of Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts. Legacies, said in a phone interview that racial segregation damaged Detroit’s reputation to investors and major players in business decided to leave the city.

“Have IRB form, first”: Understanding human subject violations in research

Students were taught legal research activities where human subjects can be involved/Photo Zholdas Orisbayev

Associate Professor Emilee Rader gave a lecture for graduate students of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University on Monday, Oct. 14. She talked about the importance of protecting human subjects in research. Rader,
who researches human-computer interaction at MSU, started her lecture asking how
many participants had heard about the Institutional Review Board. Then, Rader talked about what needs to be clear before to start research where human subjects would be involved.

MSU event addresses police brutality in US and Brazil

Professor Christen Smith came to Michigan State University on Oct.3 to present a lecture on anti-Black state violence and the global issue surrounding this topic in Brazil and the Americas. The lecture was sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Year of Global Africa and James Madison College. Christen Smith is an associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin, an author and an advocate for anti-Black state violence. The talk was called The Sequelae of Black Life: A Transnational Reflection on Violence, Gender, Space and Time. Smith’s lecture was told in three series of vignettes, a method of lecturing called dialectical montage.