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Penn State comes to Secchia Stadium for Big Ten series

April 6, 2017 - 10:30am
Penn State comes to East Lansing this weekend for a three-game series against the Spartans. The Spartans are looking to extend four-game winning streak.
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MSU selected for GM-sponsored autonomous vehicle competition

April 5, 2017 - 4:18pm
MSU will compete against seven other North American universities to create a fully autonomous vehicle in a new challenge announced April 5 by General Motors and other sponsors.
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Invisible sun

April 5, 2017 - 4:14pm
"Here comes the sun"...nope. "Sunshine, on my shoulders"...no. "Let the sunshine in"...absolutely not. "The sun will come out, tomorrow"...and again, nope. Sigh. Around here lately it's all been "ain't no sunshine" and "here comes the rain again." I'm pretty much over gray skies and dreary days. I need some bright rays in my life. I mean, I'm really, really over it. I'm over it as in the-doc-prescribed-huge-amounts-of-Vitamin-D-supplements over it. I spent an entire day - nine full hours - driving in the rain last weekend. And when I drove home? You guessed it - raining again. I know the whole "April showers" thing, but this is really making me grumpy. Sorry, I "blame it on the rain." I'm also sorry if I've put any earworms into your head. It's just what I do. I often relate things around me with song lyrics. I remember when I was in Zambia on my first trip to Africa. It was lusher than I expected. I stood on my hotel balcony to dry out some clothes I had washed in the sink, when all of a sudden a storm came out of nowhere and the rain came down. Immediately, you know where I'm going with this, I could not get Toto out of my head. I pretty much sang "I bless the rains down in Africa" until the storm had passed. Luckily, it blew through quickly. I remember being surprised that we encountered rain at all. I hadn't expected that on a continent that so often experiences severe droughts. I thought about all the water we have in Michigan and how a drought for us means that our lawns are a little brown in August and we have to use the sprinklers.
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Thomas S. Jayne: Institutional capacity building in Africa

April 5, 2017 - 2:10pm
My first task of the day was to swat the scorpions off the walls with a frying pan. That was my routine for two years in the 1980s in the Peace Corps, near Atebubu, Ghana, with no running water o--r electricity and a very limited range of available foods.
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Emily Cervone: A voice for accessibility

April 5, 2017 - 12:10pm
Last year, Emily Cervone researched race, class and ethnic biases in standardized testing. But after speaking to an intelligent high school student who received a 15 on his ACT due to his dyslexia, she switched her focus to addressing accessibility issues that affect students with learning and cognitive disabilities.
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Spartans edged by Eagles, 4-3

April 5, 2017 - 10:52am
MSU baseball was edged by Eastern Michigan Tuesday night.
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Spartans win fourth straight, down Wisconsin 4-0

April 5, 2017 - 10:50am
The MSU women's tennis team kept rolling and picked up its fourth consecutive Big Ten win by defeating Wisconsin, 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. MSU is now 14-4 on the season and 4-1 in conference play after earning a commanding win at home to close out the weekend.
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Passion for teaching inspires giving

April 4, 2017 - 5:23pm
Marcia Mitchell was never far from her cello. At 76 years old, the alumna of the MSU College of Music remained an active musician, on stage and performing with the Rockford Michigan Community Orchestra just a month before she passed away.
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MSU baseball plays at Eastern Michigan Tuesday

April 4, 2017 - 10:14am
MSU baseball takes a break from Big Ten Conference action this week with four non-conference games, opening with a short road trip to Ypsilanti, Michigan to take on Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, April 4.
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Tori Jankoska named WBCA Honorable Mention All-American

April 4, 2017 - 10:06am
MSU women's basketball senior guard Tori Jankoska added to her postseason accolades, earning Women's Basketball Coaches Association honorable mention All-America honors, announced by the WBCA at the Final Four on Saturday.
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College of Social Science pilots MSU's first Flint study away program

April 3, 2017 - 12:19pm
The College of Social Science at MSU has announced the creation of a new summer internship program in Flint, that will allow students to create sustainable change through socially impactful internship work.
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Spartans cap Clemson Invitational with fifth-place finish

April 3, 2017 - 10:46am
The MSU women's golf team earned its best finish of the spring by placing fifth at the Clemson Invitational, shooting a 5-over-par 869 (288-287-294) at The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, South Carolina.
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Defense defeats offense in Green-White spring game, 33-23

April 3, 2017 - 10:42am
Utilizing a modified scoring system, the White (defense) defeated the Green (offense), 33-23, before an estimated crowd of 25,000 on Saturday afternoon for the Green-White spring game in Spartan Stadium.
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Spartan Innovations' GreenLight Business Model Competition announces 2017 winners

April 3, 2017 - 9:30am
The GreenLight Business Model Competition, an early-stage pitch competition bringing together entrepreneurs and small business supporters from all over Michigan, has announced the winners of its fifth annual event.
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MSU professor selected as MASU's Professor of the Year

March 31, 2017 - 3:08pm
Ann Folino White, MSU associate professor of theatre studies and directing, was selected as one of three Michigan Association of State Universities Professors of the Year.
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Spartans host Gophers in B1G home opener

March 31, 2017 - 11:48am
MSU baseball will host its first Big Ten Conference games of the season when the Spartans welcome Minnesota to McLane Stadium at Kobs Field for a three-game weekend series March 31-April 2.
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MSU and Lansing collaborate for annual celebration of C'esar E. Ch'avez

March 30, 2017 - 12:35pm
MSU, the City of Lansing and Lansing Community College are joining forces to honor the life and work of labor leader and civil rights activist C'esar E. Ch'avez.
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Clemson Invitational up next for women's golf

March 30, 2017 - 11:15am
Coming off their best performance of the season the last time out, the MSU women's golf team will return to action in South Carolina for the Clemson Invitational, March 31 to April 2.
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George named to AVCA Board of Directors

March 30, 2017 - 11:09am
The American Volleyball Coaches Association has announced that MSU head volleyball coach Cathy George is among the three newest appointees to the AVCA Board of Directors.
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Spartans score 7-2 win over WMU in home opener

March 30, 2017 - 10:50am
MSU head coach Jacquie Joseph recorded her 650th victory as the head coach of the Spartans as her team downed Western Michigan 7-2 at Secchia Stadium on Wednesday in MSU's home opener.
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