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MSU Board of Trustees roundup

February 6, 2015 - 2:02pm
The MSU Board of Trustees voted Friday to authorize the university to proceed with the construction of a new medical research facility in Grand Rapids.
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Students lay wreaths at Australia-American Memorial

February 6, 2015 - 12:14pm
At the invitation of Australian Secretary of Defense Dennis Richardson and Adm. Ray Griggs, vice chief of the Australian Defense Force, 35 MSU students participating in the Australia Comparative Study Abroad Program laid wreathes on Feb. 4 at the Australian-American Memorial in Canberra, Australia's capital.
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Spartans ready to meet Michigan at Soldier Field

February 6, 2015 - 11:20am
MSU and Michigan will meet for the second-straight weekend in Saturday's Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field in Chicago.
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Board of Trustees approves construction of Grand Rapids Biomedical Research Center

February 6, 2015 - 10:44am
The MSU Board of Trustees authorized the administration to expand the university's research capabilities in Grand Rapids by constructing a biomedical research facility on the site of the former Grand Rapids Press building.
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Mark Dantonio introduces 2015 recruiting class

February 5, 2015 - 1:23pm
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio introduced the Spartans' 2015 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon at a press conference inside the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan Stadium.
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Celebrating 60th group of distinguished scholars

February 5, 2015 - 10:21am
Throughout the next two weekends, top high school students and their families will attend the Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition - an annual MSU tradition celebrating its 60th year.
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High school students can explore medical careers as OsteoCHAMPS

February 5, 2015 - 9:02am
Current high school sophomores or juniors with an interest in health or medical careers can learn more about a program designed to introduce them to the profession of osteopathic medicine and life at MSU.
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Settling for 'Mr. Right Now' better than waiting for 'Mr. Right'

February 5, 2015 - 8:26am
Evolutionary researchers have determined that settling for "Mr. Okay" is a better evolutionary strategy than waiting for "Mr. Perfect." When studying the evolution of risk aversion, Michigan State University researchers found that it is in our nature - traced back to the earliest humans - to take the safe bet when stakes are high, such as whether or not we will mate.
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Do cops need college?

February 5, 2015 - 8:23am
College-educated cops are dissatisfied with the job and their bosses, but also tend to use less force on citizens, an MSU criminologist finds. William Terrill's research is the most comprehensive to date and is starting to paint a broader picture of the effects of higher education on policing.
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MSU High 5: Feb. 5, 2015

February 5, 2015 - 5:48am
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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New Health Careers Pipeline helps students explore future professions

February 4, 2015 - 4:00pm
Students from Innovation Central High School's Academy of Health, Sciences and Technology in Grand Rapids have an opportunity to explore future health careers through a new partnership.
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Student-athlete: Kyle Workman

February 4, 2015 - 11:43am
Packaging major and men's swimming senior Kyle Workman records numerous hours both in the pool and in the classroom, working to secure his future while helping out his team as his career as an MSU student-athlete comes to a close.
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Kyle Workman: The full package

February 4, 2015 - 11:43am
Packaging major and men's swimming senior Kyle Workman records numerous hours both in the pool and in the classroom, working to secure his future while helping out his team as his career as a MSU student-athlete comes to a close.
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Love is in the air

February 4, 2015 - 11:36am
It's almost as if Valentine's Day and the love it brings has come a bit early for one man in Detroit. By now, you've probably heard about James Robertson, profiled recently in a Detroit Free Press article. Robertson is a resident of Detroit who walks 21 miles a day to get to his job in the suburbs and hasn't missed a day of work - not even in the middle of snowstorms. His car broke down years ago and the bus routes don't go the entire way so instead of giving up and quitting, he walks. It's an incredible story about perseverance and hard work and a will unlike most. What's also incredible is the outpouring of support the story prompted. A 19-year-old Wayne State student, Evan Leedy, from Macomb Township, started a GoFundMe drive to help buy Robertson a car. The original goal was $5,000. As of right now, the effort has raised more than $280,000 to help out a stranger in need. Donations have poured in from all over Michigan, the country and even from around the world. If that's not love, I don't know what is.
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MSU Board of Trustees to meet Friday

February 4, 2015 - 10:46am
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
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William G. Anderson: Freedom of Equality

February 4, 2015 - 10:44am
When I grew up in Americus, Georgia, near the time of the Great Depression, the only relationship between blacks and whites was transactional: employer-employee, merchant-customer. There was no such thing as black police or fire fighters or public officials. Blacks did not register to vote, hold public office, nor did they complain about it. We were told, "Voting is white folks' business, and ain't nothing for you colored folks to be concerned about."
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Law students creating a professional online presence

February 4, 2015 - 10:32am
Thanks to a partnership between MSU College of Law and ZeekBeek, a national online legal marketplace, MSU Law students will soon be able to build professional online portfolios within a legal professional directory, ultimately helping them build clientele.
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Men's basketball banquet tickets on sale

February 4, 2015 - 9:06am
Tickets for the MSU men's basketball banquet are currently on sale.
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Tessa Gebhart: Love is the Force

February 4, 2015 - 9:04am
Tessa Gebhart, a senior advertising student from Hart, Michigan, was looking for something to inspire her for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest when she came across words from the civil rights leader himself that struck a chord.
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MSU moves toward tobacco-free campus

February 4, 2015 - 9:04am
As part of an ongoing effort to ensure the MSU community enjoys a healthy campus, a task force has been created to guide the process of transitioning Michigan State University to a tobacco-free environment.
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