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MSU on the road at Purdue

February 20, 2014 - 10:45am
MSU looks to bounce back from defeat as it travels to Purdue for the only regular-season meeting between the Spartans and Boilermakers.
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With friends like these, who needs democracy?

February 20, 2014 - 8:31am
From Ethiopia to Nicaragua, countries that go through civil war are much less likely to become democratic if the winning side gets help from rival nations, an MSU political scientist argues.
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Feeding the world

February 19, 2014 - 11:39am
I'm starving. How many times have you uttered those words? I know I have countless times in my life, yet it was never really a true statement. I glibly said that when I really just meant, "I'm hungry" and lunch or dinner was usually just around the corner. Sure, there have been times in my life when my cupboards were a little bare or I didn't have tons of money to go grocery shopping, but I've certainly never been close to actually starving. When I was growing up, there was breakfast every morning, a sack lunch to take to school, snacks when I came home and dinner with my family every night (well, until my sisters and I got older and extracurricular activities took over our regular schedule). As a parent, I tried to do the same for my daughter, though I'll admit I don't do nearly as much home cooking as my mom and dad did. But still, my family has never been without food. We've never had to know true hunger, where food has to be rationed and your body starts to decline from a lack of nutrients. We've never had to wonder where our next meal was coming from or if our crops would sufficiently last through the season. We've been blessed to never suffer through a famine or watch our loved ones die of malnutrition. We've always had food available to us.
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MSU awards new seed-funding for autism research projects

February 19, 2014 - 11:26am
In an effort to spur new approaches to research in autism, intellectual and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, MSU has awarded funding for six new, multidisciplinary projects.
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New initiative connects Spartans with global experiences

February 19, 2014 - 10:58am
A new MSU initiative has begun that offers service opportunities to MSU alumni, faculty, staff and others around the world.
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James Kelly: Planting Rwanda's future

February 19, 2014 - 9:39am
I have been breeding new varieties of beans for more than 30 years. During a trip to Rwanda 10 years ago with MSU graduate student Gerardine Mukeshimana-a native of the country-I saw a way I could help farmers there.
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Sarah Kopper: Finding a good fit

February 19, 2014 - 8:38am
After I graduated from Cornell, I spent two years in the Peace Corps.
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Allyssa Ferrell sets school record at Central District Invitational

February 19, 2014 - 8:32am
A day after tying MSU's single-round record, senior Allyssa Ferrell established the best 54-hole score in school history with a 9-under-par 207 (71-67-69) and tied for first place as the Central District Invitational concluded Tuesday at the Cypress Links Course at Lakewood Ranch.
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Spartans feed the world

February 18, 2014 - 5:04pm
By 2050, the world's population is expected to reach 9 billion. To feed a population that size, food production will need to increase by 70 percent to 100 percent. To meet this most basic of needs on a massive scale, MSU researchers are increasing their presence throughout Africa, Asia and Central America-key food-producing regions-and are working directly with farmers, policymakers and government entities to increase agricultural productivity, improve diets and build greater resilience to challenges like climate change.
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Keith Appling named a Bob Cousy Award finalist

February 18, 2014 - 3:57pm
MSU basketball senior guard Keith Appling has been named a finalist for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Debate members earn first round at-large bid for National Debate Tournament

February 18, 2014 - 1:48pm
MSU Debate Team members Kaavya Ramesh and Tyler Thur have earned an at-large bid in the first round of the National Debate Tournament, designating them as one of the top 16 teams in the country.
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RecycleMania returns to MSU

February 18, 2014 - 1:18pm
MSU is again competing in RecyleMania, an annual recycling competition among more than 400 colleges and universities across North America.
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MSU Museum Chocolate Party celebrates 25 years

February 18, 2014 - 11:18am
The MSU Museum Chocolate Party marks its 25th year in 2014 and this silver anniversary inspires the event's theme.
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MSU track and field sweeps Big Ten Women's Athletes of the Week

February 18, 2014 - 10:00am
MSU track and field's Rachele Schulist and Tori Franklin were named Big Ten Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, as announced by the conference office.
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Record-setting day for Spartans at Central District Invitational

February 18, 2014 - 9:50am
Host MSU shot the lowest round in school history with a 10-under-par 278 in the second round and is currently in third place overall in the 14-team field with a 10-under 566 (288-278).
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C.S. Mott Foundation grant fuels Flint expansion of MSU's College of Human Medicine; public health program

February 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
Efforts by MSU's College of Human Medicine to expand its public health program in downtown Flint are getting a boost from a $9-million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
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Victoria Bujny: A startup standout

February 17, 2014 - 1:06pm
It was a steamy summer afternoon, and Victoria Bujny's block was lined with lemonade stands. Parents were out in full force enjoying the weather, and every kid in town was looking to strike it rich off the influx of paying customers.
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Common ground fosters climate change understanding

February 17, 2014 - 10:40am
Grasping the concept of climate change and its impact on the environment can be difficult. Establishing common ground and using models, however, can break down barriers and present the concept in an easily understood manner.
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Bringing new options to farmers in Africa

February 17, 2014 - 10:14am
A new type of agriculture has been proposed in Africa that complements conventional annual crops with new genetic options that grow for extended periods and can double sunlight capture, nitrogen fixation and water cycling.
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Vet Med students take issues to Washington

February 17, 2014 - 9:37am
For MSU College of Veterinary Medicine students Amanda Craig and Matthew Kuhn, last week was no ordinary week.
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