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Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls

February 16, 2017 - 1:26pm
Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools - an "overlooked crisis" that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper.
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Water Moves MSU Initiative attracts new photography exhibitions

February 16, 2017 - 12:02pm
The Water Moves MSU Initiative is bringing two environmentally focused photography exhibits to the MSU Museum.
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MSU's Conquer Accelerator program welcomes new mentor

February 16, 2017 - 11:40am
The Conquer Accelerator program at MSU announced that Travis Stoliker is joining its team as entrepreneur-in-residence. Stoliker, a successful Lansing-area entrepreneur, angel investor and co-owner of Saddleback Barbeque, will provide startup teams with mentorship, support and a fresh perspective.
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'Lion King' returns to Wharton Center

February 16, 2017 - 10:37am
Disney's "The Lion King" will return to MSU's Wharton Center in July 2018 as part of the center's 35th Anniversary Season.
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Smokers' memories could help them quit

February 16, 2017 - 8:27am
Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers' memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study by Michigan State University researchers.
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MSU Board of Trustees to meet Friday

February 15, 2017 - 2:19pm
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
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Spartans head back to Florida for five games

February 15, 2017 - 1:23pm
MSU heads back to Florida for five games at the Eastern Michigan Madiera Beach Invitational. The Spartans have two games on tap both Friday (Villanova/UAB) and Saturday (Southern Illinois/North Dakota) before a single game vs. Robert Morris on getaway day.
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Ellis' 3-pointers help MSU beat Ohio State 74-66

February 15, 2017 - 1:18pm
Alvin Ellis scored 15 of his 18 points with a 3-point barrage in the first half and finished with six 3-pointers - doubling his previous career high - to help MSU beat Ohio State 74-66 Feb. 14.
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Love is...being a Spartan

February 15, 2017 - 11:23am
Where's the weirdest place you've spent Valentine's Day? I'm guessing it would be tough to beat a heart-themed dinner for three in Bangladesh. But four years ago, that's exactly where I spent mine. I was on the road with colleagues working on a research story in Bangladesh. For us, it was just another day. For the city of Dhaka, it was the most romantic day of the year. We had come back to our hotel after working all day to tell an important MSU research story. We were tired. We were grubby. And man, we were hungry. Unfortunately, the entire hotel had gone Valentine's Day crazy. A balloon arch wavered over the metal detectors at the entrance. A cheesy soundtrack of love songs from the 70s and 80s whispered in the air - it consisted only of eight songs played on a loop. Decorations were everywhere. A heart carved out of ice, that I assume was supposed to be dyed red, was melting, making it look like it was bleeding. We just wanted a sandwich. But, all the food service had shut down, except the special Valentine's Day romantic dinner. With rumbling bellies and sheepish looks, we sauntered up and asked for a table - for three. The looks we got said that we were definitely being judged. Everything they served was in the shape of a heart. They gave us a special drink. In the end, with love being celebrated by couples all around us, the three of us hungrily ate our food and toasted our respective spouses back home.
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Bill Hart-Davidson: Don't read the comments

February 15, 2017 - 9:43am
"Don't read the comments!" That bit of unfortunate advice has become all too common on the internet. It often comes in reaction to the way conversations in comment sections, on social media or in Internet forums can stray wildly off topic, veer toward bizarre conspiracy theories or even turn abusive.
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Micaela Procopio: Be a voice

February 15, 2017 - 9:40am
The day I told my parents that I was applying for a student mission trip to go to Israel, I watched both of them try to hide the shock and surprise from their faces. Why on Earth would I want to go to a place with so much conflict? Didn't I know how unsafe it would be?
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Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

February 15, 2017 - 6:41am
MSU engineering researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
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Debate team to host National Debate Tournament qualifiers

February 14, 2017 - 11:30am
The MSU debate team will host and participate in the National Debate Tournament District 5 Qualifier Friday and Saturday at Wells Hall.
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MSU to host VEX Robotics state tournament Feb. 19

February 14, 2017 - 10:57am
Nearly 500 students will compete in the 2017 VEX Robotics State Championships set for Feb. 19 at MSU's Jenison Field House.
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Right at home in hospitality

February 14, 2017 - 10:27am
Tom LaTour's first job as a dishwasher at MSU's Kellogg Center captured his full attention and steered him in the direction of hospitality business. Now a successful businessman, he's giving back to give MSU students more opportunities.
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Former longtime sports information director Nick Vista passes away

February 13, 2017 - 3:32pm
Former longtime MSU sports information director Nick Vista passed away on Sunday in Atlanta.
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MSU baseball honors Mulder at First Pitch Dinner

February 13, 2017 - 11:52am
MSU baseball hosted its 12th-annual First Pitch Dinner Feb. 12 at the Kellogg Center, drawing a crowd of nearly 600.
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MSU baseball honors Mulder at First Pitch Dinner Sunday

February 13, 2017 - 11:52am
MSU baseball hosted its 12th-annual First Pitch Dinner Feb. 12 at the Kellogg Center, drawing a crowd of nearly 600.
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MSU lecture to shine light on solar eclipse

February 13, 2017 - 11:06am
A full solar eclipse in August will be the topic of a talk by Shannon Schmoll, director MSU's Abrams Planetarium, on Feb. 16.
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Wharton Center collaboration brings awareness to human trafficking

February 13, 2017 - 9:45am
Wharton Center's new dance and theater piece, "Among the Darkest Shadows," is bringing the topic of human trafficking to center stage.
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