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For first time, Snyder's ratings top Obama's

January 20, 2015 - 8:57am
President Obama's approval rating in Michigan sagged to its lowest point in more than four years, while Gov. Rick Snyder's ratings held steady, according to MSU's fall 2014 State of the State Survey.
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MSU High 5: Jan. 20, 2015

January 20, 2015 - 6:25am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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A classroom for Benson

January 19, 2015 - 5:43pm
Sarah Scott and Kirk Mason, 2014 graduates of MSU, have teamed up to embark on a project that will honor an environmentalist, help teach children and raise environmental awareness.
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Seven students earn Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award

January 19, 2015 - 2:26pm
The research and creative works of seven MSU students have earned them the Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award.
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MSU College of Human Medicine cycling event rolls into sixth spot in top U.S. Gran Fondos

January 19, 2015 - 12:16pm
The MSU College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo was recently named one of the "biggest and best" American Gran Fondos of 2015 by Gran Fondo Guide.
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MSU and Maryland meet for second time in three weeks

January 16, 2015 - 1:36pm
After a mid-week bye, MSU travels to Maryland for a rematch of the conference opener, as the Terrapins defeated the Spartans in double overtime less than three weeks ago.
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Michigan autoworkers fare worse when it comes to the heart

January 16, 2015 - 10:57am
An MSU study is the first to indicate that the state's autoworkers are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to the U.S. population overall.
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Newest 'Bias Busters' guide focuses on Muslim Americans

January 15, 2015 - 12:48pm
Islam is the topic in the latest in a series of books written by MSU journalism students designed to blast biases and stereotypes about the world's cultures and peoples.
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Going to great depths to solve the Earth's ancient mysteries

January 15, 2015 - 9:22am
An MSU faculty member and four of her students have been spending the past few weeks sailing the western Pacific Ocean. But for them there was no time for suntans and exotic ports of call. Not when you're trying to solve one of the Earth's most puzzling mysteries, a mystery millions of years old.
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Two Honors College seniors nominated for nationally competitive research assistant fellowship

January 15, 2015 - 9:13am
Two MSU Honors College seniors interested in international affairs have been nominated for a nationally competitive research assistant fellowship through the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program within the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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MSU High 5: Jan. 15, 2015

January 15, 2015 - 8:17am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at Michigan State University.
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Sustainability challenged as many renewable resources max out

January 14, 2015 - 1:00pm
The days of assuming natural resources can be swapped to solve shortages - corn for oil, soy for beef - may be over.
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Dream big

January 14, 2015 - 12:54pm
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'...I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." My guess would be that just about every American would be able to identify those words as part of the famous speech given by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 in Washington, D.C. Although it was given more than 50 years ago, its message still resonates today. I was watching the Golden Globes the other night. In talking about the movie, "Selma" host Tina Fey said sarcastically that it "is about the American civil rights movement that totally worked and now everything's fine." Everyone in the audience laughed because clearly that is not the case, even half a century later. It was one of those instances where you had to laugh, because to think about it seriously, you might cry.
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Rob Roznowski: Putting history on stage

January 14, 2015 - 11:43am
In November 2013, representatives from the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives met with members of the Department of Theatre and me to discuss what contribution we might be able to make to a new campus-wide initiative. The aim of their initiative, Project 60/50, was to spark conversations surrounding two watershed moments in national civil rights history.
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Courtney Woods: Joining the conversation

January 14, 2015 - 9:51am
Project 60/50 represents an institutional commitment to a year filled with open dialogue related to civil and human rights in honor of the 60th anniversary of the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education and 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Continuing the Erickson legacy

January 14, 2015 - 9:46am
When W. Bruce Erickson created an endowed faculty chair at MSU, he knew putting additional funds in the hands of faculty would empower bold ideas. Growing up the son of Clifford Erickson, the former dean, he recognized the quality of the research and teaching in the College of Education. And he believed there was untapped potential to achieve his mother's mission: to help more people, especially non-traditional students, attain a higher education.
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Through the clouds

January 14, 2015 - 9:41am
The sun peeks through cycling snow squalls on an MSU farm on Jan. 9, 2015. Photo by Kurt Stepnitz
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Spartans ranked No. 5 in final football polls

January 14, 2015 - 8:22am
MSU, which capped off an 11-2 season with a dramatic comeback win over No. 5 Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic, is ranked No. 5 in the final Associated Press and USA TODAY/Amway Coaches Polls, released Jan. 13.
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Spartan alumni to speak at First Pitch Dinner

January 13, 2015 - 3:23pm
Tickets are still available for the MSU baseball program's 10th Annual First Pitch Dinner Jan. 24 at the Kellogg Center.
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Trice named Big Ten Player Of The Week

January 13, 2015 - 12:59pm
MSU senior guard Travis Trice was named Big Ten Player of the Week by the conference office on Monday
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