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Southeast Michigan's growing Latino population boasts the state's highest labor force participation rate, a measurement of the number of people employed or actively looking for work. But the community struggles in other areas that measure well-being and quality of life, finds a report released by the Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI) at Michigan State University.
In the words of my youngest nephew, "Wait, what?" How is it already Aug. 12? How is it that they're already testing the speakers in Spartan Stadium, some students are already moving things into the neighborhoods, store aisles are filled with back-to-school supplies and we're planning for campus move-in day? There is no way that summer is almost over-where the heck did it go?
I do take consolation in the fact that we still have a few weeks to cling to. Summer construction is still pounding away outside my building, the elevator is still down, the weather is still hot, the parking lots aren't as full and I have 23 mosquito bites on my feet and ankles. Yes-23. And they all itch at the same time-usually in the middle of the night or at work when I'm trying to carry on a conversation. Backyard volleyball in my bare feet? Never again.
I have done some fun things this summer. I've been camping and to the beach. I've ridden my bike and hung out at the pool. I've enjoyed my new deck (even if I do have to fight the mosquitos...what is with this year?). My daughter and her boyfriend came to visit and we crammed a lot of fun into a few days. I've tried to stop and smell the flowers as often as I can, because I know that too soon they'll get hit with a freeze.
A team of researchers, including astronomers from MSU, has uncovered a process that may explain how the universe's largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after their peak years of star birth.
The Roasting Plant is a Willy-Wonka-type coffee shop located on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit.
Journalism senior Kelsey Block wanted to make adventures for herself, so she decided to go on study abroad.
MSU researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world.
MSU, which capped off an 11-2 season in 2014 with a dramatic 20-point comeback win over No. 4 Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic, enters the ninth season of the head coach Mark Dantonio era in 2015 primed to make a run for a spot in the College Football Playoff after finishing last season with a No. 5 ranking in both of the national polls.
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.
Tamara Williams, alumna of the MSU College of Music, has developed music programs in New Jersey and the Bronx for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and for individuals with post traumatic stress disorder.
Just as nations around the globe carefully guard their defense secrets, so do plants.
Director of Spartan Performance Joe Eisenmann's goal when returning to MSU was to create a center of excellence around integrated sports medicine and sports performance for the young athlete.
The power strategists behind the winning presidential campaigns of the past two decades are headed to the stage at MSU's Michigan Political Leadership Program's dinner and breakfast in March.
Aron Sousa, senior associate dean for academic affairs in the MSU College of Human Medicine, will be recommended as interim dean of the medical college, succeeding Dean Marsha Rappley, who has served in the position since 2006.
Summer is flying by, and fall classes at MSU are around the corner.
As students make their way to the banks of the Red Cedar, there are a variety of tips and pieces of advice offered by MSU experts on topics ranging from health to finance.
When it comes to body clocks, pandas are the rugged individualists of the forest.
The MSU College of Human Medicine has expanded its premedical education "pipeline" program in Northern Michigan adding two community colleges to its Early Assurance Program, or EAP.
A recent $40,000 gift from the MSU Federal Credit Union will support MSU Museum exhibits, education and programs.
The Broad College of Business is working with the White House and other major business schools and companies to expand opportunities for women in business.
As much as I love girly clothes, high heels and nail polish, I'm not afraid in the least of a little dirt. I remember making mud pies, helping plant flowers in the yard, picking tomatoes from the garden, rolling around in the grass and practicing sliding into home base. I loved digging for potatoes in the mounds of my great-uncle Art's garden and walking barefoot in mud. I'm sure I ate my fair share of the earth - but a little dirt never hurt anyone.
Now that I'm grown up, I still don't mind digging into the soil and getting a little dirty. All through winter I long for warm enough days to plant flowers in the yard. Sure, it ruins my nail polish, but there's something satisfying about getting a little dirt under your nails every so often. I still like to venture out into my dad's garden and steal a few tomatoes and I'm competitive enough to take a dive into the dirt during pretty much any sport if it will help me win.
A few weeks ago I went camping - in a tent. I'm pretty sure I brought home a fair amount of Tawas Point State Park dirt home with me, but that's what camping is all about. A few years ago when I traveled the world as part of Spartans Will.360, getting dirty was part of the gig. When you travel to remote areas in 11 countries in eight weeks, with two pair of shoes and about five outfits, dirt is inevitable. I didn't mind it a bit. Dirt washes off, but a missed adventure can fill a life with regret.
I loved interacting with the farmers in my village in Guinea, particularly the women's gardening cooperatives, chatting with them and learning about the opportunities and challenges they faced.