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New MSU annual report details sexual misconduct complaints

December 9, 2014 - 3:29pm
A new annual report from MSU details the number of complaints made under the university's anti-discrimination and sexual harassment policies for the past three years, highlights available campus resources and reinforces reporting protocols for the Spartan community.
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Facing off with a fungal threat

December 9, 2014 - 3:26pm
That fuzzy fungus creeping onto the forgotten food buried in your crisper is hiding something. Mold is more than a nuisance that spoils dated produce, it also indicates the presence of toxins. Certain molds, such as those that grow on corn, pistachios and peanuts, produce a deadly carcinogenic toxin called aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is responsible for up to 28 percent of liver cancer cases worldwide and is the biggest risk factor for the disease. But an MSU researcher is fighting the fungus and working to prevent future cases of aflatoxin-induced liver cancer.
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'Annie' comes to Wharton Center

December 9, 2014 - 2:26pm
The popular musical "Annie" is coming to Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall Dec. 16-21. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of "Annie" will be an incarnation of the iconic original.
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How to make scientists better communicators

December 9, 2014 - 10:22am
An MSU professor will use a $310,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how scientists can become better communicators.
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Intersection of the unknown

December 9, 2014 - 10:10am
MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor Cheryl Kerfeld loves symmetry. It's easy to understand why; she sees it at the microscopic level every day.
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MSU High 5: Dec. 9, 2014

December 9, 2014 - 6:15am
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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Spartans top Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 85-52

December 8, 2014 - 2:38pm
The No. 19 Spartans assisted on 25 of their first 26 baskets and Matt Costello and Travis Trice each scored 15 points to rout Arkansas-Pine Bluff 85-52 on Saturday.
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Mike Sadler becomes first four-time Academic All-American in school history

December 8, 2014 - 2:32pm
MSU fifth-year senior punter Mike Sadler has been named to the 2014 Capital One Division I Academic All-America First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
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Spartans tie Gophers, 3-3; win shootout

December 8, 2014 - 2:28pm
The MSU hockey team played No. 3/6 Minnesota to a 3-3 tie on Saturday evening at Munn Ice Arena, but won the shootout 2-1 in six rounds, to earn an extra point in the Big Ten standings.
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MSU student earns grant to fight sexual assault

December 8, 2014 - 9:34am
MSU senior Laura Swanson has received an $1,800 ASPIRE Grant, funds she will use to put on a series of workshops and panel discussions to call attention to the issue of sexual assault.
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No. 8 Michigan State to play No. 5 Baylor in Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

December 7, 2014 - 3:55pm
MSU, which finished No. 8 in the final College Football Playoff rankings, will play in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against No. 5 Baylor at 12:30 p.m. EST Jan. 1 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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International health: A multidisciplinary effort

December 5, 2014 - 1:34pm
Reza Nassiri, director of the Institute of International Health and associate dean of Global Health, has traveled to more than 150 countries in 33 years.
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Spartans welcome Minnesota for Big Ten home opener

December 4, 2014 - 2:43pm
MSU hosts Minnesota in its first Big Ten home series of the season and last of the calendar year Dec. 5 and 6. MSU is 1-1 in the conference.
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Midfielder Jay Chapman named MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist

December 4, 2014 - 2:35pm
Men's soccer junior midfielder Jay Chapman was named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
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A poisonous cure

December 4, 2014 - 11:59am
Take two poisonous mushrooms, and call me in the morning. While no doctor would ever write this prescription, toxic fungi may hold the secrets to tackling deadly diseases.
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MSU answers White House call to expand college access

December 4, 2014 - 6:00am
Provost June Pierce Youatt will join President Obama and other college leaders in Washington on Dec. 4 to announce new actions to increase college access - including an MSU effort to boost the number of graduates in science-related fields.
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MSU High 5: Dec. 4, 2014

December 4, 2014 - 5:45am
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 will and a way

December 3, 2014 - 1:55pm
Where there's a will, there's a way. My guess is you've probably heard this Old English proverb once or twice or even said it yourself. It's one of those phrases that gets repeated so often, I'm not sure people even think about the meaning. It might be uttered by a parent to a child, a coach to an athlete, a teacher to a student, an employer to an employee or one friend to another. It's used as a way to bolster spirits, provide encouragement and promote confidence. We say it to urge someone to reach deep inside and find the will to make something happen that seems impossible. It implies that the stronger the will, the more likely a challenge will be met. Having the will to find a way is what being a Spartan is all about. I see it around me every single day. Spartans just don't give up. They are tenacious and passionate about making this world better. Spartans don't shrink from a challenge; they tackle it with unshakeable fortitude.
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Stephen Esquith: Compassion in the time of Ebola

December 3, 2014 - 1:39pm
In "Love in the Time of Cholera," the Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia M'arquez explored the relationships between love, passion and anger. We see, among other things, how an unrequited love can plague us to no end, physically and mentally. And, just as a love denied can become heated, even choleric, compassion in the time of Ebola can hemorrage fatally.
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Sean Fitzpatrick: Live your learning

December 3, 2014 - 12:40pm
Sean Fitzpatrick is in his senior year in MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, majoring in the arts and humanities. He is pursuing a second degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science with a focus on community, governance and advocacy. He spent the first half of this summer in New York City as an intern with city councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, an '82 MSU graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in political theory. Sean spent the second half of his summer on a study abroad program in Mali.
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