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Dakota Mekkes voted to the NCBWA All-America Team

June 16, 2016 - 11:35am
Mekkes struck out 96 batters in 57.0 innings and led the Big Ten with a 1.74 ERA.
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Keeping students off academic probation

June 16, 2016 - 10:50am
This past year, the percentage of MSU first-time freshmen placed on academic probation at the end of the fall semester dropped from 10 percent to 8 percent - which accounts for roughly 200 first-time freshmen.
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Probation police: Keeping students off academic probation

June 16, 2016 - 10:50am
This past year, the percentage of MSU first-time freshmen placed on academic probation at the end of the fall semester dropped from 10 percent to 8 percent - which accounts for roughly 200 first-time freshmen.
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China's environmental investments show people and nature can win

June 16, 2016 - 10:49am
China's massive investment to mitigate the ecosystem bust that has come in the wake of the nation's economic boom is paying off. An international group of scientists finds both humans and nature can thrive - with careful attention.
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MSU board adopts budget guidelines, sets tuition

June 15, 2016 - 12:36pm
The MSU Board of Trustees today adopted budget guidelines for the 2016-17 academic year that will ensure the university maintains its status as one of the world's top 100 universities and continues to provide students with a globally competitive education.
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Shudder

June 15, 2016 - 8:15am
Let me set the scene for you. It was a lovely summer day a few years ago. Families in my neighborhood were celebrating Father's Day with outside barbeques and picnics. It was an idyllic suburban scene - well, until I kind of ruined it. I had decided to mow the lawn. There I was, looking especially snappy in a mismatched outfit of old shorts, a torn t-shirt and paisley rain boots. No, it wasn't raining. I was just afraid of what I might step on in the backyard. I also had earbuds in to listen to music while I mowed. And then it happened. Just as I was almost done, a snake literally came flying at me through the air. I, in all my demure, ladylike behavior, let loose with language that would make a sailor blush. At the top of my lungs. While flailing about like a madwoman. In front of all the neighbors. With my music on, I had no idea just how loudly I had screamed, but suddenly the barbeque banter stopped and everyone was staring at me. But...but...it was a snake. I hate snakes. I know they're important to the environment and circle of life and all that but...shudder. Please just stay where I can't see you. Please. I knew it wasn't venomous and couldn't really hurt me because it wasn't rattling, and the only venomous snake we have in Michigan is the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake. But that didn't stop me from an absolute public freak out in suburbia. I have no idea how people in areas with really dangerous snakes ever go into their backyards knowing what's out there.
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Travis Hagey: Measuring maximum animal performance

June 15, 2016 - 7:17am
Scientists are often interested in the performance capabilities of animals, measuring how fast they can run or how hard they can bite. To test our new approach estimating maximum animal performance, we measured the adhesive capabilities of a gecko lizard.
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Jessica Bell Rizzolo: Preventing elephant abuse

June 15, 2016 - 6:16am
Elephant riding is a popular tourist attraction in India and Thailand, but it comes at a cost for the animals. Understanding and preventing the abuse elephants suffer to satisfy tourists is the goal of MSU student Jessica Bell Rizzolo.
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Bee vampire picks the right host to suck

June 14, 2016 - 11:24am
New insights into the reproductive secrets of one of the world's tiniest and most destructive parasites - the Varroa mite - has scientists edging closer to regulating them. "If you know your enemies better, you can come up with new ways of controlling them," said Michigan State University entomologist Zachary Huang, whose research explores the fertility of the notorious mite, a pest that is devastating honeybee populations worldwide. The mite sucks the blood of honeybees and transmits deadly viruses.
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Helping co-workers can wear you out

June 14, 2016 - 9:13am
Helping your co-workers too often can lead to mental and emotional exhaustion and hurt your job performance, indicates a new study co-authored by an MSU business scholar.
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Spartans, cyclists and skin cancer advocates gear up for fourth annual MSU Gran Fondo

June 13, 2016 - 4:28pm
An anticipated 2,000 participants will bike through scenic West Michigan on June 25 for the fourth annual MSU Gran Fondo. The non-competitive cycling event benefits MSU College of Human Medicine's skin cancer awareness, prevention and research.
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Alumnus gives back to RCPD

June 13, 2016 - 2:48pm
Making campus universally accessible is a long-term, dream-big goal that the MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities is able to work toward thanks to donors like alumnus Greg Fowler.
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Legendary MSU hockey coach Ron Mason passes away

June 13, 2016 - 12:24pm
Ron Mason, the second-winningest coach in college hockey history, passed away Monday. He was 76.
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Three Spartans selected on day two of the MLB Draft

June 13, 2016 - 10:24am
The Michigan State baseball program had three players chosen on day two of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft on Friday, June 10.
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MSU Board of Trustees to meet Wednesday

June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
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MSU student team competing in national drone competition

June 10, 2016 - 2:45pm
A group of MSU engineering students is among 17 teams taking part in a national drone competition June 15-19 in Maryland.
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MSU coaches' playbook: How to build a winning team

June 10, 2016 - 11:38am
Ask any athletic coach from MSU and they will tell you that building an exceptional team isn't just about recruiting and training strong individual players. That's just the beginning. Building a winning team takes strategy, trust, continual collaboration and feedback, and development and execution of smart decisions. It starts at the top, but involves an "all in" approach to chasing the same goals, supporting one another, and communicating constantly about progress. The same goes for building winning business teams in business.
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MSU Olympic experts available to talk Zika, water and other concerns

June 10, 2016 - 10:11am
This year will mark the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and with it comes several public health concerns for athletes and spectators alike.
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Black holes' diet of cold, 'clumpy' clouds regulates star formation

June 9, 2016 - 11:49am
For the first time ever, astronomers are watching a black hole, located in the center of a galaxy cluster 1 billion light years from Earth, feast on billowy clouds of cold, clumpy gas.
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The Texas butterfly effect

June 8, 2016 - 3:03pm
How can scientists better understand summer monarch butterfly populations in the Midwest? Check spring weather in Texas.
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