Fighting through the cold
Ugh. I avoided it for a long time. Then it hit me – the turtle flu. What’s the turtle flu you ask? It’s what a bunch of my colleagues call the crud that’s going around the office, otherwise known as the common cold. It’s not a real affliction by any means, just a nickname that stuck. Last year, when a colleague came down with a nasty cold, somehow she said something about liking turtles and somehow that morphed into catching her cold from a turtle, and that morphed into the turtle flu and it stuck. I blame the fact that most of us were on cold medicine at the time. Whatever the case, the turtle flu came calling at my office again this year. First it hit one person, then three, and then six. It’s like we’re a kindergarten class all touching the same toys. Our toys just aren’t as much fun and we don’t get naptime. We’re all careful. We wash our hands, we stay home when we’re really feeling poorly, but somehow, there’s no escaping it. The turtle flu is back with a vengeance. We’re using up twice the Kleenex, our voices are an octave lower, sneezes echo in the halls and the smell of cough drops wafts through the air. Hey, at least we’re in it together. But I’m not complaining (well, not too much). The common cold, while never pleasant, usually leaves after a week or so and then I’ll be back to feeling fine. It’s a minor inconvenience, but certainly not a major health crisis.View story photos
Robert Pennock: Defending Scientific Integrity
In early fall of 2004, a bright student from one of my previous Lyman Briggs courses came to my office with a copy of the Intelligent Design Creationist textbook “Of Pandas and People.”View story photos
‘Hmong Memory at the Crossroads’ to premiere
The College of Arts and Letters Department of Romance and Classical Studies will premiere the documentary film “Hmong Memory at the Crossroads” at 4 p.m. Monday in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Auditorium, 219 S. Harrison Road.
Chiadika Nwanze: From Nigeria to East Lansing and beyond
I remember leaving Nigeria to begin my first year at Michigan State University. It was Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. I woke up wondering what lied ahead for me, imagining an exciting and challenging journey.View story photos
Wallace Jefferson appointed to College of Law Board of Trustees
The MSU Board of Trustees appointed Wallace Jefferson, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, to the MSU College of Law Board of Trustees at its Dec. 18 meeting.View story photos
Winter snow and cold temperatures have arrived on campus making getting around a little more challenging. But, a little snow doesn't stop a Spartan. Spartans Will. Photo by Kurt StepnitzView story photos
MSU to host third international cybercrime conference
Understanding the people who are targets of cybercrime, the motives of the crooks and the technical components of the attacks will be the focus of an international conference at MSU that features well-known speakers from Arizona to England.View story photos
MSU debate team finishes in top 8 at Texas tournament
The MSU debate team finished in the top eight out of 124 teams competing in the Texas Open tournament this week.View story photos
Research leader embodies Spartan spirit
Beneath a jet black lab coat is a researcher who is a Spartan in every sense. Jack Lipton embodies the spirit of relentlessly pursuing solutions to problems — neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s — which affect millions of people.
Joint membership fosters better understanding around depression
The MSU College of Human Medicine and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services are a new associate member of the National Network of Depression Centers, or NNDC.