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MSU Debate qualifies second team for national championship

March 8, 2016 - 9:31am
MSU debate team members Connor Munsinger and Luc Walkington have qualified for a spot at the National Debate Tournament.
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Students build tiny house on campus

March 8, 2016 - 9:05am
A senior interior design major is building a tiny house, dubbed Sparty's Cabin, on campus.
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Fresh discoveries from an old fish: Gar is the new biomedical friend of zebrafish and human

March 7, 2016 - 4:18pm
The genome of a slowly evolving fish, the spotted gar, is very similar to the genomes of both zebrafish and humans, and can be used as a 'bridge species' that opens a pathway to important advancements in biomedical research focused on human diseases. That is the conclusion of an international research consortium outlined in a paper lead-authored by newly appointed MSU assistant professor Ingo Braasch.
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Campus WorkLife Office opening in April

March 7, 2016 - 3:40pm
Michigan State will be opening a new WorkLife Office in April. The office will serve as a single point of contact for all MSU faculty and staff, helping them manage workplace and life transitions, providing programs and resources for MSU faculty and staff and providing support for the fit between work and personal life.
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Spartans earn No. 2 seed in Big Ten Tournament

March 7, 2016 - 3:23pm
MSU (26-5, 13-5 Big Ten) has earned the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will play at 6:30 p.m. March 11 in the quarterfinals between the winner of No. 7 Ohio State and No. 10 Penn State.
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Gates, other foundations reinforce MSU student success initiative

March 7, 2016 - 2:56pm
MSU and 10 partner institutions of the University Innovation Alliance will apply $3.85 million in new funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation and USA Funds to further support promising student success programs.
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MSU celebrates 50 years of Upward Bound

March 7, 2016 - 1:49pm
The Michigan State University Upward Bound program is celebrating its 50th year on campus.
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Seniors lead No. 2 Michigan State in 91-76 rout of Ohio State

March 7, 2016 - 10:44am
Matt Costello had 15 points, 11 rebounds and Bryn Forbes scored 14.
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Trump leads GOP field in Michigan; Democratic race close

March 7, 2016 - 9:57am
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are basically neck and neck and Donald Trump leads among likely Republican voters in Michigan's March 8 presidential primary, according to a new MSU survey.
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MSU Culinary Services ranks No. 1 in Michigan and No. 22 in the nation

March 7, 2016 - 9:40am
Niche.com recently released its 2016 rankings for Best College Food, placing the Michigan State University Culinary Services dining program at No. 22 (up from No. 24 in 2015). The university received an A+ score among traditional colleges and universities in the United States for campus dining.
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MSU professor to develop mobile app for Type-1 diabetes self-management

March 7, 2016 - 9:30am
Bree Holtz, MSU assistant professor, has received an American Diabetes Association Innovative Clinical or Transitional Science award totaling $590,544 to allow her to conduct research for adolescents with Type-1 diabetes.
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MSU, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital expand pediatric specialty care

March 4, 2016 - 1:33pm
Michigan State University and Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital are partnering to expand pediatric services for patients and families in Lansing by opening a new pediatric specialty clinic.
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Reenergized Spartans host first-place Minnesota

March 4, 2016 - 9:51am
Neil Koepke previews this weekend's series at Munn vs. Minnesota.
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Maple syrup open house to be held March 19

March 4, 2016 - 9:13am
Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to learn about the art of maple syrup on Maple Syrup Day from noon to 5 p.m. on March 19 at MSU's W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest.
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MSU discovers a new kind of stem cell

March 3, 2016 - 10:30am
Scientists at Michigan State University have discovered a new kind of stem cell, one that could lead to advances in regenerative medicine as well as offer new ways to study birth defects and other reproductive problems.
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MSU helps wildlife around the globe

March 3, 2016 - 10:00am
MSU has a long history of studying and protecting wildlife around the globe.
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Bryn Forbes leads No. 2 Michigan State over Rutgers

March 3, 2016 - 7:42am
Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 33 points.
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MSU, Anheuser-Busch look to change misperceptions and behaviors on campus

March 2, 2016 - 12:47pm
MSU, with the support of Anheuser-Busch, will lead a nationwide effort focused on changing behaviors and cultural misperceptions on issues related to alcohol and drug use on college campuses.
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Brain Power

March 2, 2016 - 12:22pm
Nerd, poindexter, brown-noser, teacher's pet, brain. These were just a few names I got called in elementary school. I was a super fast reader and reading is half the battle at that level. Because I finished work early, got called on to read out loud and was put in special reading groups with older kids, I was labeled smart, which led to the nicknames above. It never bothered me, unlike other names I got called for being short. When I hit middle school, assignments became a little more challenging and I had to put in a lot more effort. By the time I hit high school and AP math and science, I realized there were a whole bunch of kids a lot smarter than me. I wanted so much to be a "smart kid," I did ridiculous things like signing up for AP chemistry even though I knew it was beyond my skills. (Fun fact: Mr. Danes also knew it was beyond me and moved me up to sit between the two smartest boys and said maybe I would absorb something by sitting next to them. I was smart enough to know that scientifically, that wouldn't happen.) Back then, it seemed pretty easy to figure out what "intelligent" meant. Alex and Matt, who I sat between, were the very definition. I, on the other hand, was a little farther down on the scale. Now that I'm a lot older and a little bit wiser, I'm pretty sure that the definition of intelligent is as varied as we can imagine. There are book smart people with no common sense.
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Three Spartans earn bids to NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

March 2, 2016 - 10:57am
A trio of Spartans have earned bids to the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships March 11-12 at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.
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