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Gifting Spartan merchandise does good

MSU News - November 22, 2017 - 1:37pm
When purchasing officially licensed Spartan merchandise, that purchase is going to a good place: supporting student scholarships and student programming. In fact, every cent, minus the cost of operations, goes directly back to our MSU community.
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Spartans move up to No. 16 in College Football Playoff Rankings

MSU News - November 22, 2017 - 10:59am
Following its 17-7 win over Maryland last week, MSU moved up one spot to No. 16 in this week's College Football Playoff rankings, the CFP committee announced Tuesday night.
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Bright ideas

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 11:00pm
Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. The sound echoed through my house a few weeks ago. What in the world was that noise coming from the woods behind the house? Then I remembered seeing the kids from my neighborhood carrying wood planks down the street a few hours earlier. I peered through the trees and there they were - a group of kids building a fort. They weren't playing on tablets or shooting things in a video game. They were outside, in the damp weather, using hammer and nails and building a fort. I have to say, it warmed my heart. In today's world where the latest, greatest technology seems to be pulling kids away from getting outside and exploring, it was super cool to know these kids still had a sense of adventure, a bright idea and the desire to build something with their hands. While I know that scheduled playdates, electronics, organized sports and other activities are the current trends for kids, it's nice to see that some things haven't changed. I always feel that way when I see summer lemonade stands appear in the summer.
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Bruno Basso: Innovator

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 10:04pm
Bruno Basso, a Foundation Professor of earth and environmental sciences, was honored last year as an Innovator of the Year by MSU's Innovation Center for his work with crop growth management technology.
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Student entrepreneurs: Land Grant Goods

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 5:23pm
Land Grant Goods is the first MSU-affiliated, student-run business. Its goal is to innovate the local food system while creating the next generation of food activists and entrepreneurs.
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Wharton Center offers sensory-friendly performances

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 3:18pm
The Wharton Center for Performing Arts at MSU offers sensory-friendly performances to provide children with autism spectrum disorder and other sensitivities the opportunity to enjoy live preformnaces and activities.
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Making a difference every day

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 1:46pm
Alumna Almay Alday is one of the 352 Spartans who made recurring monthly gifts to MSU last year. It's the kind of support that helps ensure that critical support is in place for students, day in and day out. And, it's a great reflection of the ways that MSU remains part of Almay's everyday life too.
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$1 million gift creates deductive literacy professorship

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 1:40pm
A $1 million gift from Daniel Van Haften will create a faculty position in deductive literacy, the first privately funded endowed professorship in Michigan State University's mathematics department.
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Give thanks during MSU's upcoming Give Green Day

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 10:58am
Give Green Day is a 24-hour campaign to engage Spartans and friends across the world in giving back to support students at MSU.
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Associate professor named AAAS Fellow

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 10:26am
John Besley, associate professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS.
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Refining pesticides to kill pests, not bees

MSU News - November 21, 2017 - 9:32am
Researchers at MSU's entomology department have unlocked a key to maintain the insecticide's effectiveness in eliminating pests without killing beneficial bugs, such as bees. The study, featured in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that molecular tweaks can make the difference.
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2017 Global Focus photo contest winners

MSU News - November 20, 2017 - 4:32pm
This year's Global Focus photo competition highlights original photographs taken by Spartans who have traveled the world.
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Onions hold key to plant disease management for Cambodian scholar

MSU News - November 20, 2017 - 1:42pm
Plant diseases are a major limiting factor for crop production and food security in Cambodia. Part of the problem is that the resources and human expertise needed to manage the diseases are in limited supply.
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U.K. a cappella group to play at MSU Wharton Center

MSU News - November 20, 2017 - 1:14pm
Gobsmacked, an a cappella group from the United Kingdom, will play at MSU's Wharton Center at Cobb Great Hall at 8 p.m. on Dec. 2.
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MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence program welcomes Harvey Mason

MSU News - November 20, 2017 - 1:01pm
Jazz drummer Harvey Mason will be at the MSU College of Music Dec. 4-10 to take part in the 2017-18 MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence program.
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Spartans have strong showing at Green and White Meet

MSU News - November 20, 2017 - 10:48am
MSU gymnastics gave their fans a sneak peek of what is to come in the 2017-18 season Friday night in front of a standing room only crowd, welcoming fans to the annual Green and White Meet inside Jenison Field House.
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Langford's career night leads Michigan State past Stony Brook, 93-71

MSU News - November 20, 2017 - 10:40am
MSU's men's basketball team broke open a close game with a pair of second half runs en route to a 93-71 win over Stony Brook at the Breslin Center on Sunday afternoon.
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Independent review finds Title IX policy compliant, reflects commitment

MSU News - November 20, 2017 - 9:48am
Michigan State University's Title IX policies are compliant with all federal legal requirements and reflect a strong and genuine commitment to combatting sexual misconduct, according to an external report released today by a Kansas City law firm.
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Alumna, student earn prestigious scholarships for graduate study abroad

MSU News - November 19, 2017 - 8:10am
An MSU alumna and a senior have earned prestigious scholarships to pursue graduate study abroad.
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From Vietnam to MSU, a Spartan's journey

MSU News - November 17, 2017 - 4:52pm
While every Spartan follows a different path that leads to MSU, Dana Flink of the Student Affairs staff took a particularly interesting route.
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