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MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 12:28pm
Yep, the school year is just around the corner. I've already helped my first student with directions on campus. I was walking to my building when I saw her-young, alone, looking nervous and studying a map and her surroundings. I approached her and asked if I could help. In broken English, she asked me where Bessey was. I was happy to assist and pointed her toward the building, smiled and wished her luck. As I walked on, I thought about how brave she was to come to a foreign country at such a young age to study. I've been to China so I know how very different this country must seem to her. Tackling the language, campus, weather, diversity, culture, food and more-I thought about how much she'll have to learn before even stepping foot in a class. I remember the day my daughter decided to attend college overseas. Of course I was nervous about sending my baby across the ocean, but more than anything I was incredibly proud of her passion, independence and fearlessness. She did have it a bit easier as she was in Scotland where they speak English, but there were plenty of differences for her to get used to.
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On modest dreams, becoming a doctor and giving back

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 11:53am
Kathy Assiff and Janet Osuch found encouragement at MSU, particularly in the College of Human Medicine, that they could achieve more than either had dared dream. Now Osuch and Assiff have something else in common: both plan to leave much of their estates to fund endowed scholarships to help struggling students become physicians.
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MSU ranked No. 8 in Preseason Associated Press Poll

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 11:43am
After a record-breaking season in 2013 that featured 13 wins and Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championships, MSU enters 2014 ranked No. 8 in the Preseason Associated Press Poll.
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Joe Grimm: Living My Values

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 11:42am
One of the things I love about the School of Journalism is that it lets me live my values. Another is that I learn more than I teach.
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Patrick Harris: Paving the Way

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 10:42am
When I arrived onto Michigan State University's campus for freshman move-in, I was overwhelmed with emotion. I felt the stereotypical emotions of an incoming freshman such as nervousness, excitement and exhaustion (from all of the shopping, packing and moving, haha).
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Where did summer go? MSU students set to return to campus

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 10:29am
In less than a week, the MSU campus will come to life as thousands of new and returning students flock back to campus for the start of the 2014 fall semester.
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Honors College welcomes largest class

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 9:37am
When students return to MSU's campus next week, the Honors College will welcome about 600 freshmen - the largest class in its 58-year history.
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Abusive leadership infects entire team

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 9:04am
Supervisors who are abusive to individual employees can actually throw the entire work team into conflict, hurting productivity, finds new research led by a MSU business scholar.
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2014 One Book, One Community program kicks off Aug. 25

MSU News - August 20, 2014 - 8:43am
MSU and the city of East Lansing will host three influential voices on the continuing struggle for racial equality during the annual One Book, One Community program this fall, starting with its kickoff Aug. 25.
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Mr. potato prof

MSU News - August 19, 2014 - 4:14pm
September is National Potato Month, but one MSU potato researcher is too busy to celebrate.
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Solar energy that doesn't block the view

MSU News - August 19, 2014 - 3:09pm
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.
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Scanning babies' fingerprints could save lives

MSU News - August 19, 2014 - 11:45am
Each year 2.5 million children die because they do not receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time. Anil Jain, MSU professor, is developing a fingerprint-based recognition method to track vaccination schedules for infants and toddlers, which will increase immunization coverage and save lives.
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Defense bounces back to win second preseason scrimmage, 33-27

State News Top Stories - August 15, 2014 - 6:27pm

After a week of praising the offense, it was the MSU defense that stole the show with a 33-27 victory in the second jersey scrimmage on Friday.

The scrimmage went 124 plays with a modified scoring system that gave the defense 27 points to start the scrimmage.

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MSU-India collaboration to create more Ph.D. chemical engineers

MSU News - August 15, 2014 - 11:06am
The MSU College of Engineering and two educational partners in India will collaborate to create more Ph.D.-level chemical engineers while expanding the international research capacity at all three institutions.
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MSU meets goal to double enrollment in China

MSU News - August 14, 2014 - 11:43am
In response to President Barack Obama's 100,000 Strong initiative, 94 MSU students studied in China in 2012-13, double the amount of students who studied there in 2010-11.
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Out of the Shadows

MSU News - August 13, 2014 - 1:56pm
We all know that being a college student can be challenging. Students face full course loads, different styles of teaching, new people, roommates, being away from home, a new place to live, tests, papers, projects and so much more. Even the greatest college experience has challenges. What if in addition to those normal challenges, you were dealing with an abusive relationship? Or a stalker? All of a sudden, a hard test or tough professor seems like a minor inconvenience. For anyone-college student or a CEO, rich or poor, male or female, black or white-dealing with relationship violence invades every other aspect of life. Twenty years ago, administrators at MSU decided that they would do something about it. They decided that no student should ever have to drop out of school because he or she was dealing with a relationship violence issue and no one should have to face it alone.
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Individual tickets on sale to Wharton Center 2014-15 season events

MSU News - August 13, 2014 - 1:49pm
Individual tickets to most of Wharton Center's 2014-15 season go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Aug. 18.
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Amy Bonomi: Why Does She Stay?

MSU News - August 13, 2014 - 1:06pm
My research focuses on one of the most complex and hidden social pandemics of our time: gender-based violence-including physical, sexual and psychological abuse in intimate relationships.
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Michigan 4-H to host annual Evening in the Garden

MSU News - August 13, 2014 - 11:07am
With summer days winding down and school right around the corner, it is more important than ever to get children excited about learning. Make the transition a little easier and a lot more fun by attending 4-H Evening in the Garden from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 20.
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"Meet the Spartans" attracts record-breaking crowd

State News Top Stories - August 12, 2014 - 9:42pm

Head Football Coach Mark Dantonio and the football team signed autographs for fans and other activities occurred at Spartan Stadium during the 12th annual “Meet The Spartans” event on Monday evening.

"Meet the Spartans" once took place at Meridian Mall in Okemos, but returned to Spartan Stadium for the second year.

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