Current State #60 | April 5, 2013

Apr 5, 2013


Today on Current State: Michigan property values; collegiate fencing championships;  a review of the new book “The Detroit Electric Scheme”; MSU student-parents; and Islam and the West.

Adjusting to the demands of college life can be difficult for any student. For many student-mothers, however, balancing the responsibilities of school, a job and being a parent can be overwhelming.

Sara Embaye graduated last year while raising her daughter. She shares her story, and is joined by Lori Strom, coordinator of MSU's Family Resource Center, which provides support to student-parents. This Saturday, the Center is hosting a carnival and resource fair for families at the Breslin Center.

A discussion about Islam and the West

Apr 5, 2013

It’s understatement to say that Islam is misunderstood in the West. While we see images of people in the Muslim world that often depict the religion as violent and backward -- images that fuel Islamophobia. But of course there’s more to Islam than stereotypes, as there are millions of Muslims we don’t see who are working to feed their families and to give themselves better lives.

MSU hosts fencing clubs' national championships

Apr 5, 2013
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Michigan State University men's basketball didn’t quite make it to the Final Four this year.  But the school is competing in a somewhat lower profile contest this weekend.

MSU is hosting the 2013 United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs’ national championships.  Current State’s Kevin Lavery reports on this centuries-old sport.