Watch Focal Point: FBI foils plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer, new businesses open in East Lansing in midst of pandemic, and students are out or work as MSU goes virtual

On this edition of Focal Point, a look at a busy week in politics. The FBI foils a plan to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the candidates for Vice President debate, the the Libertarian presidential candidate visits Detroit. On campus, over 700 student employees are out of work as COVID-19 continues to spread in Ingham County. But even as the pandemic continues, new businesses come to East Lansing. All that and more on Focal Point.

Clean Plates at State weighs in on food waste

It’s dinner time at Case Hall on the Michigan State University campus. Students have endless options of food items at the nine on campus cafeterias. “I had the honey chicken with rice and brussel sprouts, mozzarella sticks and cantaloupe,” senior, Ellen Dipietro, said. “I ate it all”

Elizabeth Lytle, a department aid at the residential housing services on campus, doesn’t care what’s on the menu. She wants to know what’s on the plates after dinner.

Pack Up, Pitch In, Help Out

MSU’s Division of Residential and Hospitality Services are encouraging students to reduce, reuse and recycle through their Pack Up, Pitch In, Help Out campaign. The campaign is a way for MSU to live up to it’s green motto by promoting environmental sustainability during residence hall move-out. Students can recycle plastics, paper, cardboard, wood, carpet, clothing and nonperishable foods, along with other items.  These materials can be dropped off at designated drop-off locations, such as inside residence halls and at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center until May 14th.