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MSU High 5: Jan. 22, 2015

MSU News - January 22, 2015 - 6:18am
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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Men's basketball hangs on for 66-60 win against Penn State

State News Top Stories - January 21, 2015 - 9:31pm

In a closer-than-expected contest, MSU held on for a 66-60 victory.

The game started with fireworks, as junior guard Denzel Valentine lobbed the ball to senior forward Branden Dawson who finished emphatically with the slam.

MSU (13-6 overall, 4-2 Big Ten) looked good early, jumping out to an 8-2 lead after Dawson netted two free throws.

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Halftime: Men's basketball leads Penn State 30-28 at Breslin Center

State News Top Stories - January 21, 2015 - 7:57pm

The men's basketball team couldn't maintain a strong start against Penn State but managed to hold on to the lead, taking a 30-28 advantage into halftime.

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Are more higher education funding cuts on the horizon?

State News Top Stories - January 21, 2015 - 4:56pm

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MSU scholars create system to address school fiscal stress

MSU News - January 21, 2015 - 3:17pm
A financial health-indicator system created by MSU scholars could prevent many Michigan school districts from reaching the crisis point.
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It takes all kinds

MSU News - January 21, 2015 - 1:31pm
Guess what? I'm an extrovert. To anyone who knows me at all, that is hardly a shocking statement. My family teases me about making friends with strangers who are only asking for directions and I was voted most talkative in my high school class. I love public speaking and being in a group is fun for me. So, I didn't really need any test to tell me I'm an extrovert. That said, a couple of coworkers and I decided to take an online Myers-Briggs personality test just for fun. The results and coordinating profiles were pretty spot on. As we shared our results, it was almost scary how accurate a lot of it was. Though we work together and are friends, we're all very different people. Some of us are more rational (not me), some of us are emotional (um, yep), some of us need order (ha!) and some of us crave a free flow of new ideas (without question). Yet, put us together and we make a really incredible team. Our differing personalities complement each other and when woven together get the job done. The creative types need people to ground them. The numbers people need others to come up with ideas. Each one of us is important to the team, but together is where we really shine. Bottom line is we need each other and we need to be different.
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Spartans host Penn State in 400th game at Breslin

MSU News - January 21, 2015 - 12:34pm
MSU looks to start a new winning streak as it hosts Penn State on Wednesday in the 400th game in Breslin Center history.
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Andr'as Kom'aromy: Double visions

MSU News - January 21, 2015 - 12:12pm
Because of the vital role clinician-scientists play in translating between clinical practice and discovery research, it has always been my career goal to obtain both clinical and basic research training. I have been very fortunate to accomplish this goal by becoming both a veterinary ophthalmologist and a vision researcher.
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John Greene: Spartans at sea

MSU News - January 21, 2015 - 11:40am
Our destination: a remote area in the western Pacific Ocean (around 20^0N, 165^0E). Below us, beneath 5,000 meters of water, is the oldest oceanic crust in the world and the target for our study involving the ancient history of Earth's geomagnetic field.
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The Facebook of plant science

MSU News - January 21, 2015 - 10:45am
By building PhotosynQ - a handheld device with sensors and an online data-sharing and analysis platform - a team of MSU researchers is creating the plant-science equivalent of Facebook.
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Morrill Plaza kiosk honors more than 130 MSU faculty

MSU News - January 21, 2015 - 9:53am
It was about a year ago, on a cold February morning, that MSU dedicated Morrill Plaza, a park-like piece of land that pays homage to Morrill Hall, which once stood on that spot. The plaza also pays tribute to MSU faculty, both present and past, in the form of a kiosk.
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Honors College student wins prestigious Churchill Scholarship

MSU News - January 21, 2015 - 9:23am
MSU Honors College member David Zoltowski is one of 14 students nationwide to be awarded a Churchill Scholarship.
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In first address of second term, Snyder focuses on government

State News Top Stories - January 20, 2015 - 9:16pm

The governor highlighted the achievements his administration’s first term, while presenting a new plan to merge two governmental departments into a big one.

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'Happy Birthday Mozart' celebration

MSU News - January 20, 2015 - 3:19pm
The MSU College of Music once again marks the birth of one of the world's most beloved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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Volleyball celebrates season at year-end banquet

MSU News - January 20, 2015 - 1:02pm
MSU's volleyball team celebrated its 2014 season Jan. 18 with it's annual team banquet, held at the Kellogg Center.
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For first time, Snyder's ratings top Obama's

MSU News - January 20, 2015 - 8:57am
President Obama's approval rating in Michigan sagged to its lowest point in more than four years, while Gov. Rick Snyder's ratings held steady, according to MSU's fall 2014 State of the State Survey.
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MSU High 5: Jan. 20, 2015

MSU News - January 20, 2015 - 6:25am
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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Gone viral

State News Top Stories - January 19, 2015 - 7:18pm

Whether it's an explicit video or a civil rights movement, social media has become a key tool in connecting people across campus as well as the globe. 

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A classroom for Benson

MSU News - January 19, 2015 - 5:43pm
Sarah Scott and Kirk Mason, 2014 graduates of MSU, have teamed up to embark on a project that will honor an environmentalist, help teach children and raise environmental awareness.
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Seven students earn Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award

MSU News - January 19, 2015 - 2:26pm
The research and creative works of seven MSU students have earned them the Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award.
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