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East Lansing, Michigan
Official flag of East Lansing, Michigan
Flag
Location in Michigan
Location in Michigan
Coordinates: 42°44′5.28″N 84°28′50.88″W / 42.7348, -84.4808
Country United States
State Michigan
Counties Ingham, Clinton
Incorporation 1907
Government
 - Type Council-Manager
 - Mayor Samir Singh (D)
 - City Manager Theodore J. Stanton
Area
 - City  11.25 sq mi (29.2 km²)
 - Land  11.24 sq mi (29.1 km²)
 - Water  0.01 sq mi (0.02 km²)
Elevation  856 ft (261 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 46,525
 - Density 4,135.4/sq mi (1,596.7/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48823-48826
Area code(s) 517
FIPS code 26-24120GR2
GNIS feature ID 0625219GR3
Website: www.cityofeastlansing.com

East Lansing is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located directly east of Lansing, Michigan, the state's capital. Most of the city is within Ingham County, though a small portion lies in Clinton County. The population was 46,525 at the time of the 2000 census, of those 29,329 were classified as university students, or 63% of the total population. It is best known as the home of Michigan State University. Image File history File links Flag of East Lansing, Michigan File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Ingham_County_Michigan_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_East_Lansing_Highlighted. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... 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History

The settlement of East Lansing began around 1847, the same year nearby Lansing was made the capital of the state of Michigan. Downtown East Lansing was an important junction of two major Native American trails: the Okemah Road, and the Park Lake Trail. By 1850, the Lansing and Howell Plank Road Company was established to connect a toll road to the Detroit and Howell Plank Road, improving travel between Detroit and Lansing, which cut right through what is now East Lansing. The toll road was finished in 1853, and included seven tollhouses between Lansing and Howell. Location in Ingham County, Michigan1 Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham, Eaton Settled 1835 Incorporation 1859 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Virg Bernero (D) Area  - City  35. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Lansing is the name of several places in the United States of America: Lansing, Illinois Lansing, Kansas Lansing, Michigan Lansing (town), New York Lansing, North Carolina Lansing, Iowa Lansing is the name of several settlements: Lansing, a former settlement that is part of Toronto Lansing, West Virginia, north of Oak... Lansing is the name of several places in the United States of America: Lansing, Illinois Lansing, Kansas Lansing, Michigan Lansing (town), New York Lansing, North Carolina Lansing, Iowa Lansing is the name of several settlements: Lansing, a former settlement that is part of Toronto Lansing, West Virginia, north of Oak... Howell is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Michigan State University was founded in 1855 and established in what is now East Lansing in 1857. For the first four decades, the students and faculty lived almost entirely on the College campus. A few commuted from Lansing, and that number increased when a streetcar line was built in the 1890s, but there were few places to live in the then-rural area immediately around the campus. Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ...


That started to change in 1887, when professors William J. Beal and Rolla C. Carpenter created Collegeville, along what is now Harrison Road and Center and Beal Streets, north of Michigan Avenue. Few faculty were attracted to the location, and the first residents were "teamsters and laborers".[1] In 1898, the College Delta subdivision (including what is now Delta Street) had the support of the College itself, which provided utilities, and several professors built homes there (one of which survives today at 243 W. Grand River Ave.). Other subdivisions followed. William James Beal (March 11, 1833 - May 12, 1924), was an American botanist. ... Rolla C. Carpenter, C.E., M.M.E., LL.D. (1852-1919) was an American engineer, born in Orion, Mich. ...


At that time, the post office address was "Agricultural College, Michigan". A school district encompassing the nascent community was created in 1900. In 1907, incorporation as a city was proposed under the name "College Park"; the legislature approved the charter but changed the name to "East Lansing".


The city charter in 1907 prohibited the possession, sale, or consumption of alcoholic beverages, and East Lansing was a "dry" city until voters modified the charter provision in 1968.


Geography

Downtown East Lansing at night overlooking Albert Street.
Downtown East Lansing at night overlooking Albert Street.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.15 km² (11.25 sq mi). 23.38 km² (11.24 sq mi) of it is land and 0.02 km² (0.009 sq mi) is water, as of 2000. Along with any annexations, this also takes into account any 425 Agreements initiated by the city prior to 2000. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of Property By Contract Act. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Since 1998, East Lansing has aggressively made use of 425 Agreements to gain control of land of surrounding townships to expand its borders and tax base. The city is currently in three 425 Agreements with Bath Township, DeWitt Township, and Meridian Township, and has effectively added thousands of acres of land to its border.[2] Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of Property By Contract Act. ... The legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of Property By Contract Act. ... Bath Township is a township located in Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... DeWitt Township is a charter township in Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Meridian Charter Township is a charter township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

  • East Lansing and DeWitt Township enter into two 425's in 1998 and 2001, respectively, which involved nearly 1,200 acres (486 ha) of land. The agreement stipulates that East Lansing gains full control of the land after 33 years.
  • East Lansing and Bath Township enter into a 425 Agreement in June of 2002 involving 1,056 acres (427 ha) of land. The agreement stipulates that East Lansing gains full control of the land after 100 years.
  • East Lansing and Meridian Township enter into a 425 Agreement in November of 2002 involving 101 acres (41 ha) of land. The agreement stipulates that the Merdian Township residents get to decide the fate of the land after 100 years.

Along with increasing its boundaries through 425's, the city has also made use of outright annexation of surrounding township lands in recent years. The annexed the 66.5 acres of the Four Winds Golf Course in Meridian Township in 2001, and another 6 acres (2 ha) of the township in 2006. The city also annexed from DeWitt Township the land that is currently the East Lansing Soccer Complex. As of 2006, the has increased its size to 13.25 sq mi.[3] DeWitt Township is a charter township in Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of Property By Contract Act. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Bath Township is a township located in Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of Property By Contract Act. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Meridian Charter Township is a charter township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of Property By Contract Act. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of Property By Contract Act. ... Ceremonies during the annexation of Hawaii. ... Meridian Charter Township is a charter township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DeWitt Township is a charter township in Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Description

The city's downtown area is centered around Grand River Avenue, a wide tree-lined boulevard that evolved out of the 19th century plank road that connected Lansing to Detroit. Grand River Avenue serves as dividing line between the Michigan State University campus and the rest of the city. Grand River Ave. is lined with many college-oriented businesses, such as bars, tanning salons, coffee shops, head shops, restaurants (many dine al fresco) and bookstores. Immediately north of downtown are predominantly student neighborhoods. Further north of that is the residential part of the city, which is much like any other suburb. At the very northern tier of the city are several new student-oriented apartment complexes. These new developments are far from the university, but their lower property tax rates allow them to offer students more amenities for their monthly rent. Grand River Avenue sign in East Lansing Grand River Avenue is one of the principal pre-Interstate roads in the state of Michigan. ... A plank road or puncheon is a dirt path or road covered with a series of planks, similar to the wooden sidewalks one would see in a Western movie. ... Location in Ingham County, Michigan1 Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham, Eaton Settled 1835 Incorporation 1859 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Virg Bernero (D) Area  - City  35. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A suntanned arm showing browner skin where it has been exposed. ... Coffee Shop is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers from their 1995 album, One Hot Minute. ... A head shop in Florence, Italy. ... Studentification is a neologism, coined to describe the effects that a large student population can have on an area. ... A residential area is a type of land use where the predominant use is residential. ... Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 802
1920 1,889 135.5%
1930 4,380 131.9%
1940 5,839 33.3%
1950 20,325 248.1%
1960 30,198 48.6%
1970 47,540 57.4%
1980 51,392 8.1%
1990 50,677 -1.4%
2000 46,525 -8.2%
Est. 2006 46,009 -1.1%

As of the census² of 2000, there were 46,525 people, 14,390 households, and 5,094 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,596.7/km² (4,136.6/sq mi). There were 15,321 housing units at an average density of 525.8/km² (1,362.2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the city was 80.91% White, 7.40% African American, 0.33% Native American, 8.21% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population. The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 14,390 households out of which 16.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.6% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 64.6% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.82. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 9.0% under the age of 18, 58.6% from 18 to 24, 16.4% from 25 to 44, 9.9% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $28,217, and the median income for a family was $61,985. Males had a median income of $43,767 versus $30,556 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,333. About 11.0% of families and 34.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

East Lansing has a Council-manager government, where the city council appoints one of its own as mayor, and another of its own as mayor pro tem- a city council member with extra ceremonial duties. The city council consists of 5 at-large council members who are elected to 4-year terms in November of odd-numbered years. The city council chooses the city manager, the city's chief administrative officer. The manager is appointed by, and answers to, the city council. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... Bloc voting (or block voting) refers to a class of voting systems which can be used to elect several representatives from a single multimember constituency. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


Education

Michigan State University, a member of the Big Ten Conference, is the largest education institution in the State of Michigan (6th largest in the United States), reflecting East Lansing's history as a college town. MSU has more than 200 programs of study including three medical schools, a law school, and numerous PhD programs. East Lansing High School is the only high school in the city, and is most famous for being the alma mater of Google co-founder Larry Page. Nearby Lansing is home to several other colleges, including Thomas M. Cooley Law School which is the largest law school in the United States, Davenport University, and Lansing Community College. Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Front View of East Lansing High School (while under recent renovation) East Lansing High School is a public high school in the city of East Lansing, Michigan, United States. ... This article is about the corporation. ... For the music producer/manager, see Larry Page (British singer and manager). ... Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan, is the largest law school in the United States. ... Davenport University is a private, non-profit, multi-location university offering masters degrees, bachelors degrees, associates degrees, diplomas, and certification programs in business, technology, health professions, and graduate studies (MBA). ... Lansing Community College Lansing Community College is a two-year public college founded in 1957. ...


The University of Michigan, another member of the Big Ten Conference, is about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of East Lansing. Ingham County (including East Lansing) and Washtenaw County (including Ann Arbor), which adjoin at one corner, are the two most highly educated counties in Michigan. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ...


Transportation

Amtrak, Indian Trails, and Greyhound all provide intercity rail and bus services at the East Lansing Amtrak depot, which is located at 1240 South Harrison Road in walking distance from the Michigan State University main campus, although both on- and off-campus public transportation serves the depot. Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides public bus transit throughout East Lansing, Lansing, and surrounding areas. Three major interstates and one U.S. Highway serve the East Lansing area including: I-96, I-69, I-496, and US 127. The Lansing Capital City Airport in nearby Lansing offers a number of direct domestic flights as far as Las Vegas; connections between East Lansing and the airport are offered by CATA (with a transfer in downtown Lansing); rental cars are also available at the airport. Bus transportation is offered between East Lansing and Detroit Metro Airport eight times daily by Michigan Flyer. The Northern Tier Trail is a shared-use pedestrian and bicycle path system connecting some parts of the northern half of the city; the Lansing River Trail begins on the campus of Michigan State University and extends west into downtown Lansing and then north towards the airport. Finally, two class one freight railroads serve East Lansing including Canadian National Railways (CN) and CSX Transportation (CSXT). The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... This article needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... The East Lansing Amtrak Station, in East Lansing, Michigan is served by the Blue Water passenger train. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides mass transit bus service within Lansing, Michigan (the Michigan state capital) as well as to many nearby cities and suburbs such as East Lansing and Okemos. ... Location in Ingham County, Michigan1 Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham, Eaton Settled 1835 Incorporation 1859 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Virg Bernero (D) Area  - City  35. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Interstate 96 (abbreviated I-96) is an intrastate Interstate highway that is entirely within the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Interstate 69 just outside Indianapolis near Pendleton, Indiana Interstate 69 (I-69) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Interstate 496 (abbreviated I-496) is an Interstate highway that passes through downtown Lansing, Michigan, USA and is a child of Interstate 96. ... United States Highway 127 is a north-south United States highway. ... For other airports with this name, see Capital City Airport. ... Vegas redirects here. ... Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA:DTW, ICAO:KDTW), also called Detroit Metro Airport, is an airport in Romulus, Michigan, near Detroit, Michigan, and is a major hub for Northwest Airlines. ... Lansing River Trail is a multiple use, non-motorized trail of just over eight miles in length. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). ... CSX Transportation (AAR reporting marks CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ...


Culture

The Great Lakes Folk Festival in East Lansing's Ann Street Plaza.
The Great Lakes Folk Festival in East Lansing's Ann Street Plaza.

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Town/gown relations

In recent years, "town and gown" relations have soured as students and permanent residents looked at each other with increasing hostility. Riots erupted in 1997,[4] 1998,[5] 1999,[6]and disturbances in 2003.[7] After two years without major incidents, another disturbance happened on April 2, 2005 after MSU's defeat to North Carolina in the 2005 men's basketball Final Four.[8] Town and gown is a term used to describe the two communities of a university town; town being the non-academic population and gown the university community, especially in traditional seats of learning such as Oxford and Cambridge. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... // Final four redirects here. ...


The Cedar Village area, which houses several large student housing complexes bordering campus, has been the site of several riots and disturbances. These disturbances are part of the reasoning behind the city's decision to declare Cedar Village "blighted". The city has proposed to redevelop the 35 acre (140,000 m²) site as a complex of upscale condominiums and retail stores called East Village. Led by several fraternities in the affected area, students have mounted a campaign against the redevelopment plan.[9] As of 2006, the plan remains at a stalemate.[10] Blight is a condition of property or the uses of property in parts of a city, town, or neighborhood that are detrimental to the physical, social, and/or economic well-being of a community. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ...


Sports

From March 29 to April 2, 2006, East Lansing hosted the USA Hockey National Tournament. The age group that competed contained players from the U-14 Tier 2 division. States were represented with teams from Massachusetts, Michigan, Alaska, Nebraska, Florida, California, Connecticut, Indiana, New York,and Pennsylvania. In the end, The LA Hockey Club representing California won.


Centennial

In 2007, the City of East Lansing will celebrate its Centennial. The celebration will begin in January 2007 with a kick-off press conference at the Marriott Hotel in downtown East Lansing. Events through out the year will include an old fashion concert, a birthday party, and a historic homes tour. A fireworks show will take place in August, along with many more events throughout the year. With Michigan State University's Sesquicentennial ice cream flavor such a huge success, the City of East Lansing has contracted Melting Moments ice cream shop to develop a Centennial ice cream flavor. Different flavors will be developed, with residents voting on their favorite. All downtown businesses have been encouraged to take part in Centennial festivities. The Peoples Church on West Grand River Avenue is also celebrating its 100th birthday in 2007. The Peoples Church of East Lansing is an interdenominational Protestant congregation located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan. ...


Residents have been also asked to submit their favorite stories, pictures and memories on the Centennial website, which also includes photographs dating back to the early 1900s. The website lists all Centennial events and includes a complete history of the city. Fun East Lansing facts can also be found, along with a list of famous East Lansing residents. Michigan State University and the City of East Lansing will partner on many of the events.


Points of interest

On campus

  • W. J. Beal Botanical Garden which is the oldest botanical garden in the United States.
  • Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens
  • Beaumont Tower
  • Red Cedar River
  • Wharton Center for the Performing Arts (Great Hall and Pasant Theatre), the Fairchild Theatre, and the MSU Auditorium (Main Stage and Arena Theater).
  • Abrams Planetarium and the MSU Observatory
  • Spartan Stadium and Sparty, the MSU mascot is the largest ceramic statue in the world.
  • Breslin Center
  • MSU Forest Akers Golf Courses
  • MSU Pavilion
  • Sparty is the nickname of "the Spartan" a large statue located on campus representing the MSU mascot, a Spartan warrior. The statue is guarded by MSU students amidst rival sports team meetings, usually Big Ten basketball or football, to prevent rivals from defacing of the statue. Sparty is frequently used as a landmark when giving directions on campus. In recent years, the original statue, reputed to be the largest freestanding ceramic sculpture in the world, was relocated indoors to protect it from the weather, and replaced on its original site with a bronze replica.
  • The Rock is a large boulder, approximately five feet high, originally placed near Beaumont Tower by the Class of 1873, since relocated to a site northeast of the Farm Lane Bridge. It serves as a venue for student groups (an invitation would read: "Wednesday, 7pm at the Rock") and is routinely graffitied by those groups.

The W. J. Beal Botanical Garden (5 acres) is a botanical garden located on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens are horticultural gardens, with a landscape arboretum, located on Bogue Street on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Beaumont Tower is a structure on the campus of Michigan State University. ... The Red Cedar River is a river in Michigan which runs through the campus of Michigan State University and East Lansing, Michigan. ... The Wharton Center for Performing Arts. ... Michigan State University Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Michigan State University. ... Spartan Stadium opened in 1923 in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Sparty, MSUs mascot, at The Spartan statue, which is nicknamed the Sparty statue. ... The Jack Breslin Student Events Center The Jack Breslin Student Events Center is a 14,992-seat multi-purpose arena in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education (popularly shortened to MSU Pavilion) is a convention center located in East Lansing, Michigan on the campus of Michigan State University. ... Sparty, MSUs mascot, at The Spartan statue, which is nicknamed the Sparty statue. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation) The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... The Rock is a boulder on the campus of Michigan State University. ... For other uses, see Graffiti (disambiguation). ...

Off campus

  • Hannah Community Center (formerly a middle school) with the White Performing Arts Theatre.
  • East Lansing Public Library
  • The "Habitrail", or Hamster Cage, or Gerbil Cage is a large multicolored parking structure near campus that resembles a Habitrail home for pet rodents. The controversial design resulted from the city's instructions to the architect that the building be "festive" and have "no brick".
  • Scene metrospace, the city sponsored art gallery located in the ground floor of the multicolored parking structure.
  • East Lansing Family Aquatic Center
  • The Meridian Mall is a large suburban shopping mall in Okemos near the campus of Michigan State University.
  • Trowbridge railroad junction (located near Trowbridge Road) and the nearby Amtrak depot are popular spots with railfans for train watching. At Trowbridge, the busy Grand Trunk Western Railroad line connecting Chicago to Toronto intersects the former Pere Marquette Railroad (now Conrail line from Detroit to Grand Rapids.
  • El Azteco, a local Mexican restaurant noted for its outdoor rooftop dining. El Azteco is one of East Lansing's longest-lasting establishments, celebrating its 30th anniversary in August 2006. Many older MSU alumni remember when it was located under Campbell's Smoke shop on M.A.C., but in 1991 the restaurant moved to its present location at 215 Ann St. Arturo Santa Cruz is the owner. El Azteco has employed some people of note, including State Rep. Fred Miller, NPR journalist Sarah Hulett, and superstar techno DJ scotto.

“Parking garage” redirects here. ... Habitrail is a product made by the Hagen corporation, a series of clear plastic tubes and houses for use in home terrariums, designed especially for pets such as mice or hamsters. ... (Scene) Metrospace is an alternative arts space located in downtown East Lansing, Michigan, featuring a variety of contemporary artworks. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Railfans practicing their hobby at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. ... 1887 map of GTW predecessor railroads Grand Trunk Western Railroad Incorporated (AAR reporting mark GTW) is the American arm of Canadian National (CN; AAR reporting mark CNA) operating in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... “Grand Rapids” redirects here. ... Fred Miller may refer to: Fred Miller (American football player) Fred Miller (politician) from Australia Fred Miller (Michigan politician) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

Outside East Lansing

  • The city of Lansing is adjacent to East Lansing. Lansing has, among other things, the State Capitol, Hall of Justice (Supreme Court), and Michigan Library and Historical Center. The Thomas M. Cooley Law School, the nations largest law school, is located in downtown Lansing. Lansing also is the home of the Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball team. There is a historic City Market in downtown Lansing, next to the Grand River, which has the distinct taste and flair of Europe.
  • Lake Lansing is nearby and is approximately 500 acres (2.0 km²) in size. The lake has an outstanding beach, and is a summer favorite of swimmers, sunbathers, boaters and fishermen. The Lansing Sailing Club and Michigan State University Sailing Club have facilities on Lake Lansing where sailing regattas are held throughout the summer months.

Lansing is the name of several places in the United States of America: Lansing, Illinois Lansing, Kansas Lansing, Michigan Lansing (town), New York Lansing, North Carolina Lansing, Iowa Lansing is the name of several settlements: Lansing, a former settlement that is part of Toronto Lansing, West Virginia, north of Oak... Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan, is the largest law school in the United States. ... The Lansing Lugnuts are a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays, that plays in the Midwest League. ... Pedestrian bridge over the Grand River in downtown Lansing The Grand River is the longest river in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Lake Lansing is a 485-acre lake in Haslett, Michigan just a few miles northeast of the States Capital City of Lansing. ... Founded in 1963, the Lansing Sailing Club is located on Lake Lansing in Haslett, Michigan near the captial city of Lansing. ...

Newspapers

The State News is the student newspaper of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The Lansing State Journal is a daily newspaper published in Lansing, Michigan owned by Gannett. ...

Local events

  • East Lansing Film Festival is the largest festival of its kind in Michigan.
  • East Lansing Art Festival is a juried art show held each spring, on the weekend before Memorial Day.
  • Great Lakes Folk Festival originated after The National Folk Festival, which made East Lansing its home for 3 years, moved to a new city for another 3 years. The festival is usually the last weekend of August.
  • Odyssey of the Mind World Finals will occur here in 2007 at Michigan State University

The East Lansing Film Festival is the largest film festival in the state of Michigan. ...

Notable people

Edward Spencer Abraham (born June 12, 1952 in East Lansing, Michigan) is an a former United States Senator of Lebanese descent. ... The United States Secretary of Energy is the head of the United States Department of Energy, concerned as the name suggests, with The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Timothy Busfield as Danny Concannon in an episode of The West Wing Timothy Busfield (born June 12, 1957, in East Lansing, Michigan), is an American actor and director best known for his Emmy-winning role as Eliot Weston on the television series thirtysomething and his recurring role as Danny Concannon... An Emmy Award. ... Thirtysomething (1987 – 1991) was a ground-breaking and award-winning American television drama created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for United Artists Television. ... Danny Concannon in the episode Commencement of The West Wing Daniel Danny Concannon is a fictional White House correspondent for the Washington Post played by Timothy Busfield on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... “The West Wing” redirects here. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Todd Christopher Martin (born July 8, 1970, in Hinsdale, Illinois) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. ... Ryan Miller (born July 17, 1980 in East Lansing, Michigan) is an American hockey player who is a goaltender for the Buffalo Sabres. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... For the music producer/manager, see Larry Page (British singer and manager). ... This article is about the corporation. ... Wally Pleasant is a musician from East Lansing, Michigan. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... Benedict Jay Poquette (born May 7, 1955 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is a former National Basketball Association player. ... Susan May Pratt (born February 8, 1974 in Lansing, Michigan) is an American actress. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ... Lansing Charter Township is a charter township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Autobiography of Malcolm X cover The Autobiography of Malcolm X (ISBN 0-345-35068-5) was written by Alex Haley between 1964 and 1965, based on interviews conducted shortly before Malcolm Xs death (and with an epilogue for after it), and was published in 1965. ... The Verve Pipe is an American post-grunge band from East Lansing, Michigan. ... Post-grunge is a very diverse subgenre of alternative rock music that emerged in the mid-1990s immediately following the downfall of grunge music as an offshoot. ... The High Strung are a garage rock band from Detroit, Michigan. ... Freemasons redirects here. ...

See also

Location in Ingham County, Michigan1 Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham, Eaton Settled 1835 Incorporation 1859 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Virg Bernero (D) Area  - City  35. ... Okemos (IPA: ) is an unincorporated community in Meridian Charter Township, Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Notes

  1. ^ James D. Towar, History of the City of East Lansing, 1933.
  2. ^ DeWitt fears E.L. won’t stop land growth, by Kristofer Karol of The State News, article published 1 August 2002, accessed 8 July 2007
  3. ^ Jim van Ravensway, Director of East Lansing Planning & Community Development Staff, information received via email, 16 July, 2007
  4. ^ Terlep, Sharon. "E.L. turmoil angers city". The State News. September 9, 1997.
  5. ^ Mullin, Greg. "17 arrested in weekend riot". The State News. May 4, 1998.
  6. ^ Staff reports. "Thousands of revelers crowd streets in violent, fiery riot". The State News. March 28, 1999.
  7. ^ Eder,Steve. "Darkest Night". The State News. 2006.
  8. ^ Phillips, Lauren. "Police, student actions disputed". The State News. April 4, 2005.
  9. ^ Cendrowski, Scott. "FarmHouse and friends fight East Village plan". December 7, 2005.
  10. ^ Darrow, Bob. "Planning commission makes little progress on future of Cedar Village area". December 15, 2005.

External links

  • City of East Lansing
  • East Lansing - Demographics and Maps

Coordinates: 42.7348° N 84.4808° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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