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Belly fat chatter may be what's raising your blood pressure

MSU News - April 20, 2015 - 10:57am
MSU researchers, who were the first to suggest that high blood pressure could be caused by belly fat hormones "talking" with blood vessels in the abdomen, have received a nearly $7 million National Institutes of Health grant to further their work.
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Be Spartan Green student projects better campus

State News Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 4:23pm

Every year, the students of MSU are working to make campus a better and more environmentally friendly place.

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What does the average college student spend on?

State News Top Stories - April 19, 2015 - 2:53pm

We had two of our reporters track their expenses for a month.

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Staying alive

State News Top Stories - April 18, 2015 - 7:27pm

For the first time, the humans defeated the zombies in MSU's annual Spartans vs Zombies competition. We sent a reporter into the campus-wide battle.

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Gophers come to town for B1G series

MSU News - April 17, 2015 - 4:01pm
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Rate hike ensures quality living environment for MSU students

MSU News - April 17, 2015 - 11:45am
MSU students who live in the residence halls will see their room-and-board rates increase by 3.5 percent for the 2015-16 academic year.
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Students earn 2015 Board of Trustees' Awards

MSU News - April 17, 2015 - 11:05am
At the April 17 Board of Trustees meeting, 36 students were recognized with Board of Trustees' Awards for having the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at MSU.
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Ph.D. student receives TIAA-CREF Fellowship

MSU News - April 16, 2015 - 2:04pm
Thanks to a gift from financial services organization TIAA-CREF, MSU doctoral candidate David Walton will study black liberation organizations in the United States and South Africa that were active from the mid-1960s through early 1980s.
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College of Osteopathic Medicine names Kirsten Waarala assistant dean

MSU News - April 16, 2015 - 11:57am
MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has named Kirsten Waarala as assistant dean for its Macomb University Center site.
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Quiz Bowl state championship to take place at MSU

MSU News - April 16, 2015 - 9:23am
The Michigan High School Quiz Bowl State Championship will take place Friday and Saturday on the campus of MSU.
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State News Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 3:10pm

All-American junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand has saved himself a spot in MSU history.

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Ding in the Universe

MSU News - April 15, 2015 - 2:12pm
This past weekend I visited my daughter in New York City. Yes, my only baby is all grown up and living by herself in the Big Apple and it's kind of a big deal - for me, that is. For almost her whole life, my universe was her universe and consisted of the community where we lived. We followed certain routes to school, shopped at the same stores, walked familiar paths, dined at regular haunts and explored the borders of our universe when we had the opportunity. Then, she went off to college across the ocean, expanding her universe to limits I had never imagined. All of a sudden, her world was completely different than mine. She was treading down paths I had never set foot on and expanding her universe by leaps and bounds. When I was lucky enough to visit her, I was merely a guest in her world. The tables were turned and she was the one with all the answers and I simply followed her lead. I've been to New York City before, yet this time was different. Once again, I was simply a visitor in my daughter's world. As she confidently hopped on the subway taking charge of getting to our destinations, showed us where to find the best cheap eats and navigated through throngs of people I realized that NYC was now her universe.
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Piano Monster concert to take place May 3 at Fairchild Theatre

MSU News - April 15, 2015 - 12:39pm
On May 3, the MSU College of Music will present the return of the musical extravaganza, Piano Monster. There will be two performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Fairchild Theatre in the MSU Auditorium.
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Mark Voit: The Privilege of Seeing How the Universe Works

MSU News - April 15, 2015 - 12:21pm
When I was 5, the big kid next door gave me "The How and Why Wonder Book of Stars." I was instantly captivated and stayed that way.
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Discovery of new plant switch could boost crops, biofuel production

MSU News - April 15, 2015 - 12:07pm
A team of MSU researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis - the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food.
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MSU Board of Trustees to meet Friday

MSU News - April 15, 2015 - 11:34am
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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Informational sessions focus on tobacco-free initiative

MSU News - April 15, 2015 - 11:29am
The task force guiding MSU's transition to a tobacco-free environment is planning three campus conversations to welcome feedback on how best to implement the policy.
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Sarah Fagerman: Changing My Course

MSU News - April 15, 2015 - 11:26am
My Peckham journey began in 2012, when I was just starting my sophomore year of college. I had enrolled in a creative workshop which entailed working with folks at a local manufacturing facility on an art installation. I had no idea how those things fit together, but it sounded interesting, so I signed up for the class. Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined how one class would change the course of my entire life.
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Increasing eSports competition shows its viability as a career path

State News Top Stories - April 14, 2015 - 8:03pm

The face of eSports is changing across the world, with the first university adding it to their athletic program.

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SASS Academic Excellence Gala celebrates MSU student-athletes

MSU News - April 14, 2015 - 4:37pm
MSU's Student-Athlete Support Services hosted the 18th annual Spartan Academic Excellence Gala April 13 at the Breslin Center. The event recognized the academic success of Spartan student-athletes during the 2014-15 academic year.
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