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Sending small fish to bigger ponds

MSU News - March 2, 2015 - 5:14pm
Shawn J. Riley, professor of fisheries and wildlife, remembers the exact moment he realized where he could make more of a difference at Michigan State. He had just asked a class of juniors and seniors to raise their hands if they'd ever traveled outside the United States. "Only a few students blushingly raised their hands," Riley recalled. "It made me stop and think, 'This is where we can have an impact!'"
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Spartans rally for 9-3 win over Ole Miss in extra innings

MSU News - March 2, 2015 - 2:45pm
MSU avenged a 4-3 loss to Ole Miss on Saturday, posting a 9-3 victory in eight innings in the rematch of the teams on Sunday morning
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Students compete in global MBA challenge

MSU News - March 2, 2015 - 1:49pm
A team of four graduate students has submitted a solution in the 2015 Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge.
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Franklin, O'Connor repeat as Big Ten Champions

MSU News - March 2, 2015 - 1:26pm
Seniors Leah O'Connor and Tori Franklin, making their final appearances at the indoor championships, repeated as Big Ten Champions in the women's mile and women's triple jump respectively
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MSU women close out regular season with a 61-56 win over Purdue

MSU News - March 2, 2015 - 1:19pm
Sophomore guard Tori Jankoska scored the final nine points of the game for MSU as the Spartans closed out the regular season with a 61-56 win over Purdue at Mackey Arena on Saturday afternoon
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Four Honors College students nominated for Udall Scholarship

MSU News - March 2, 2015 - 9:35am
MSU has chosen four promising undergraduate students for the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship.
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Confessions of a yoga novice

State News Top Stories - March 1, 2015 - 10:36pm

Studies show that stress relief and physical activity make yoga a worthwhile hobby. One State News reporter tried out several different kinds to share her experience.

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Men's basketball falls to Wisconsin 68-61

State News Top Stories - March 1, 2015 - 6:14pm

The men's basketball team lost by seven points, but the game was nowhere near as close as the final score indicated.

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Spartans suffer "sickening" loss at home to Minnesota

State News Top Stories - February 26, 2015 - 11:18pm

In another disappointing home performance for the Spartans, Minnesota stormed into Breslin Center and strolled away with a 96-90 victory.

With his team leading by three points, sophomore forward Gavin Schilling fouled Minnesota junior guard Carlos Morris on a three-point heave with just over two seconds left.

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Men's basketball falls in overtime trap game to Minnesota

State News Top Stories - February 26, 2015 - 9:52pm

In a textbook trap game, Minnesota stormed into Breslin Center and strolled away with a 96-90 victory.

On what seemed to be Minnesota’s last chance, sophomore forward Gavin Schilling fouled Minnesota junior guard Carlos Morris on a three-point heave.

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2015 student fashion show hits the runway March 6

MSU News - February 26, 2015 - 4:47pm
The Department of Art, Art History and Design at MSU is hosting the 2015 annual Apparel and Textile Design Student Fashion Show at 7 p.m. March 6 in the Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center.
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Immigration bill focus of public debate, community discussion

MSU News - February 26, 2015 - 2:46pm
As part of the ongoing Project 60/50, the MSU Debate team will argue whether or not Congress should pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act during a free event on Tuesday, March 3.
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MSU High 5: Feb. 26, 2015

MSU News - February 26, 2015 - 6:37am
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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One of the greats

State News Top Stories - February 25, 2015 - 6:03pm

Senior forward Branden Dawson came into MSU with all the hype in the world and, as a result, has had blessings and curses during his career in East Lansing.

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Tied to memories

MSU News - February 25, 2015 - 12:50pm
It's not news to anyone that it's cold. I mean really cold. The kind of cold that takes your breath away and makes you wonder if it will ever be warm again. The kind of snow that makes you want to punch snowmen and curse at the wind. Since I park in a ramp that isn't exactly next to my building, every morning I bundle up for the polar trek into work. I layer up, put on boots, a hat, mittens and lastly, a scarf. And just about every morning when I tie that scarf around my neck, I'm taken back to a time when my 10-year-old self was wishing she had forgone a scarf that day. Don't get me wrong, I had a pretty great childhood. I was lucky - I wasn't picked on a lot and I had great friends. But I was always the shortest kid in the class - like a lot shorter than most everyone else, which meant being called "shrimp" or "munchkin" were commonplace. I also was pretty successful academically which earned me additional names like "poindexter" or "nerd." I took to heart the sticks and stones attitude and tried not to let it bother me. But one winter afternoon, for reasons I still don't understand, a couple of older kids took it upon themselves to pick on the small girl.
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World's challenges demand science changes - and fast

MSU News - February 25, 2015 - 10:34am
The world has little use - and precious little time - for detached experts. A group of scientists makes a compelling case in this week's Science Magazine that the growing global challenges has rendered sharply segregated expertise obsolete.
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Matthew Hedden: Solving Knotty Problems

MSU News - February 25, 2015 - 10:21am
If you'd asked me what I wanted to be when I was a kid, I would have said I wanted to be an artist. If you'd asked me during my freshman or sophomore year in high school, I would have said I wanted to be a writer. Math was something fun for me, but it was not always my passion.
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Anna Perrin: Puzzles of Math and Language

MSU News - February 25, 2015 - 10:09am
Despite being a fifth-generation Spartan, Anna Perrin chose her own path, combining her love of math and language into a unique academic program.
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BTN Appreciation Day: Feb. 26

MSU News - February 25, 2015 - 9:40am
MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis has designated Feb. 26 as "BTN Appreciation Day."
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Workplace negativity can hurt productivity

MSU News - February 25, 2015 - 8:09am
Employees who point out problems in the office may help the company improve, but could be hurting themselves in the process, finds a study by researchers in MSU's Broad College of Business.
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