It’s no secret that the Chinese student population has exploded at Michigan State over the last few years. And with that, there has been some friction, including last fall when some Chinese students’ cars were vandalized with graffiti telling them to “go back home.”
In an effort to improve cultural understanding in the MSU community, this week a delegation of students, faculty and staff is visiting China's capital city of Beijing to meet with their counterparts at Beijing Normal University.
The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has remained unchanged at 8.9 percent in the latest month, as both the number of people working and the size of the labor force rose slightly.
The Big Ten conference is up in the air, as Ohio State upset Indiana last night. Fred Heumann is here to analyze the game, and talk about some college basketball rumblings. Oakland University forward Drew Valentine joins Fred to discuss his season, and later is pleasantly surprised on-air by his father, Carlton Valentine. We then close the show with General Manager Ken Holland from the Detroit Red Wings. Open lines follow and BTN’s Lisa Byington also chimes in.
Today on Current State: The local impact of federal budget cuts; climate change in Michigan; Michigan farmers markets; the new dynamics of the Michigan Supreme Court; and Lansing's new city attorney designate.
Automatic cuts to the federal budget, known as sequestration, went into effect last week. If the initial round of $85 billion in cuts to the military and domestic discretionary spending are not averted, the cuts will resonate throughout the nation's economy, including in Michigan.