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MSU Law moot court team crowned national ABA champions

April 13, 2015 - 12:26pm
Third-year College of Law students Ashley Chrysler, Crystal Bultje and Ashley Byers won the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy Competition, the largest moot court competition in the country, topping 202 teams representing 118 ABA-approved law schools.
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Hildebrand named a First-Team All-American

April 13, 2015 - 11:46am
MSU junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand has been selected to the CCM/American Hockey Coaches Association All-America first team, it was announced by the ACHA April 10.
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MSU offense explodes in 14-3 win over Northwestern

April 13, 2015 - 11:39am
The MSU offense erupted for a season-high 20 hits on Sunday afternoon as the Spartans defeated Northwestern by a score of 14-3 at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
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Undergrads honor faculty with Mentor of the Year Awards

April 13, 2015 - 11:30am
Denise Hershey, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, and Richard Lunt, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, were both recent recipients of the annual Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.
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MSU continues homestand with Ohio State series

April 10, 2015 - 10:35am
MSU welcomes Ohio State to Secchia Stadium to continue a nine-game homestand.
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Baseball welcomes Northwestern for weekend set

April 10, 2015 - 10:31am
The MSU baseball team carries a four-game winning streak into their series with Northwestern this Weekend.
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MSU 'science fair geek' in Glamour's Top 10

April 9, 2015 - 3:12pm
MSU's Elizabeth Brajevich, a self-described "science fair geek," never figured she would one day be in Glamour magazine.
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Disney and Dow Chemical execs to speak at commencement

April 9, 2015 - 12:16pm
Bob Chapek, chairperson of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Andrew Liveris, chairperson and CEO of The Dow Chemical Co., will speak at MSU's commencement ceremonies on May 8.
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Honors College junior earns nationally competitive award

April 9, 2015 - 10:06am
Shelbie Shelder, an Honors College junior majoring in nutritional sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has earned one of 80 nationally competitive Udall scholarships.
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Lyman Briggs prof earns professor of the year honors

April 9, 2015 - 9:40am
Because of his high level of involvement with his students and his passion for undergraduate education, MSU's Ryan Sweeder has been named a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.
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MSU to share $8.1 million grant to improve diversity on college campuses

April 8, 2015 - 2:45pm
As a member of the Big Ten's Committee on Institutional Cooperation, MSU will share an $8.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to prepare underrepresented students for graduate school and academic careers in the humanities and social sciences.
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Step up

April 8, 2015 - 1:21pm
It was late. It was dark. I had just entered the stairwell of a parking ramp and started up the stairs. Suddenly, a young man threw open the door of the stairwell and ran up the stairs until he was right behind me. My heart quickened and I picked up my pace. I instinctively moved my car key through my knuckles so I could use it for defense if needed and I was already planning my escape...and then we reached the second floor and he politely said, "Excuse me," and went around me and out the door. I had nothing to fear, and yet that was my first instinct. I'd argue that it's a good instinct because you should always be aware of your surroundings, but it's still sad. I was relaying the story to some friends the next day when the lone male of the group expressed surprise that all of the women said that fear is always top of mind when we're alone and run into a lone male. Whether it's a parking garage, an elevator, our neighborhood, a bike path...it's just how we're wired. Granted, there are plenty of men who are victimized, but when you're a woman just a bit taller than five feet, you're definitely at a disadvantage. However, everyone knows sexual assault does not just occur in stairwells or jogging paths and the criminals are often not strangers. It's no secret to anyone who's been reading the news that college campuses are grappling with the very serious problem of sexual assaults and how to stop them.
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Apryl Pooley: Shadow Brain

April 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
I am in a unique position of researching the very disorder with which I live - post-traumatic stress disorder. But no amount of scientific research will shed light onto what PTSD really is more than learning how this disorder affects every aspect of one's life. Therefore, in conjunction with my scientific research, I openly share my story to expand public awareness of PTSD in order to help others recover from this debilitating disorder.
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MSU prepares for Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 8, 2015 - 11:42am
MSU is joining institutions and government units statewide in helping residents prepare for dangerous weather as part of Michigan Severe Weather Awareness Week from April 12 to 18.
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MSU to stop burning coal at campus power plant

April 8, 2015 - 11:42am
In a move that will reduce emissions at its T.B. Simon Power Plant as well as significantly advance its Energy Transition Plan, MSU is taking steps to stop burning coal by the end of 2016, with a majority of coal purchasing and burning ending in 2015.
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Laura Swanson: Creating Change

April 8, 2015 - 11:00am
Media and information senior Laura Swanson is one of only two students across the nation to receive last year's $1,800 iAspire Grant, a national award for students who are working to affect change on the issue of sexual violence on college campuses. As a recipient of the award, Swanson was flown to Los Angeles to appear on the nationally syndicated "Dr. Phil Show."
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Spring football game, youth clinic scheduled for April 25

April 7, 2015 - 5:27pm
MSU football concludes its 15 spring practices under ninth-year head coach Mark Dantonio with the Green-White intrasquad game at 2:07 p.m., April 25 in Spartan Stadium.
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Making the connection

April 7, 2015 - 3:22pm
It all started with a T-shirt - two T-shirts to be exact. Professor and alumna Kathy Doig and her husband, Ric Benson, also an alumnus, have a nearly 40-year philanthropic history with MSU; the relationship was sparked by the couple's need for two Powdermilk Biscuit T-shirts.
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Detroit solves problem of untested rape kits, MSU report finds

April 7, 2015 - 10:55am
A diverse team of scientists, prosecutors, police, victim advocates and others has solved the problem of untested rape kits in Detroit, creating a model that can be used in other communities, finds the lead researcher of the high-profile project, MSU's Rebecca Campbell.
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Undergraduate research on public display

April 7, 2015 - 10:50am
Ranging from agriculture and animal science to business to humanities and performing arts, more than 750 MSU undergraduate students, from 14 colleges, will present their research at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 10 at the MSU Union.
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