Chinese student organizations move recruitment date ahead due to competition

EAST LANSING – Chao Shen arrives at Bessey Hall early morning one weekend morning in January. He’s wearing a shirt and tie with a stack of evaluation forms in his hand. He is a member of the Chinese Undergraduate Students Association, and he’s here to interview potential new members. Every semester, CUSA interviews candidates to select new members, but this year is a little different: The recruitment is half a month earlier than last spring. One reason for the earlier date is that another Chinese student organization, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, set its recruitment date, one day before CUSA’s.

East Lansing and Lansing Taxicabs Could Face New Regulations

Jamil Jabeer is a cab driver and owner of Jay’s Cab Company. He say’s it’s tough making a living as a cab driver, but now it might be even tougher with newly proposed regulations that city officials say will help those who use taxi services. The new regulations call for meters in cabs, something that isn’t currently regulated. Up to now, drivers usually charge a flat fee. “Minimum charge is $6 dollars for each person,” Jabeer said.

MSU Graduate Student Experiences Boston Marathon Firsthand

The whole country was on high alert when two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon. Details have emerged pitting brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as the suspects behind the bombs planted near the race’s finish line. The case has been quickly unwinding, as Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in shootout with police and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in custody with charges filed against him. The whole incident hasn’t been unwinding so quickly, however, for Michigan State University Human Resources and Labor Relations graduate student Cody Harlacher, who was a participant in the marathon. “I actually kind of shut down completely,” Harlacher said.