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Despite upbeat headlines, Detroit still reeling

MSU News - November 22, 2016 - 3:14pm
Despite the news media's portrayal of Detroit as a comeback kid, most revitalization is occurring in a small swath of the city's core, while the rest of Motown continues to decline, finds a new study led by an MSU scholar
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Grab a seat

MSU News - November 22, 2016 - 10:30am
My grandmother has been gone 25 years, yet I can picture Thanksgiving at her house like I was there yesterday. I can smell the turkey in her old gas oven you had to light with a match. I see her bustling about the kitchen with a smile on her face. I hear the train down the road and the laughter of cousins. I picture the china on the table; I remember where every family member sat. I feel the wooden chair under me. Pulling a seat up to my grandma's Thanksgiving table is one of my fondest memories and a most cherished gift. Since then, I've pulled a chair up to Thanksgivings at my mom and dad's, my sister's, my sister-in-law's, a couple of restaurants and my own table. They've all been lovely, but those childhood Thanksgiving dinners still outrank them all because my grandparents and my mom had seats at that table. I miss them terribly every holiday. This year, I'll pull my chair up to a new table - at a cool diner in Brooklyn, New York. My kid couldn't make it home this year so we're going to her. Given her tiny Manhattan sublet, cooking at her place isn't really an option. But, it's not like you can't find great food in NYC, so I think we'll be well fed.
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Gov. Rick Snyder appoints Drs. Hanna-Attisha and Furr-Holden to the Public Health Advisory Commission

MSU News - November 22, 2016 - 10:17am
Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the appointments of 18 members to the Public Health Advisory Commission, including MSU College of Human Medicine faculty, Mona Hanna-Attisha and Debra Furr-Holden.
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Jeremiah Lopez: Connecting with an older population

MSU News - November 22, 2016 - 8:10am
My residency in family medicine at McLaren-Flint Family Practice introduced me to geriatrics and planted the seed of interest in the sub-specialty.
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Ashley Logan: Helping others live well

MSU News - November 21, 2016 - 5:18pm
Ashley Logan is a second year medical student in MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine and the co-founder of the nonprofit organization Lettuce Live Well. She also serves as the vice president and as a nutritional counselor.
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MSU to help increase student success in Grand Rapids

MSU News - November 21, 2016 - 1:01pm
Michigan State University has joined a Grand Rapids-area community initiative to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups entering and graduating from Michigan colleges.
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Two MSU scientists honored as AAAS Fellows

MSU News - November 21, 2016 - 11:00am
Two MSU scientists have been named AAAS Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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College of Music hosts Brooklyn Rider

MSU News - November 21, 2016 - 9:49am
The lively string quartet Brooklyn Rider will perform at 7:30 Dec. 1 at Fairchild Theatre.
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Alumnus, student earn Mitchell Scholarship

MSU News - November 20, 2016 - 9:25am
Joel Arnold, a recent MSU graduate with degrees in social relations and policy from James Madison College and urban and regional planning from the College of Social Science; and Margaret Born, an Honors College senior majoring in comparative cultures and politics in James Madison College and Arabic in the College of Arts and Letters, are two of 12 students in the country to earn the Mitchell Scholarship, which is a competitive graduate school scholarship.
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MSU data breach exposed records

MSU News - November 18, 2016 - 3:26pm
Michigan State University has confirmed that on Nov. 13 an unauthorized party gained access to a university server containing certain sensitive data.
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Standing with Spartans

MSU News - November 17, 2016 - 6:16pm
Jack Lin was the first in his family to attend college, but he says the financial, academic and social support MSU offered ensured he was never in it alone.
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Discovering what keeps cellular cargo on track

MSU News - November 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
Michigan State University researchers, for the first time, have identified how plants' largest cell factory moves to maintain vital functions, which could lead to advances in improving plant cells' critical functions and growing better crops.
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Team MSU gifts to Michigan State are highest in Big Ten

MSU News - November 17, 2016 - 9:18am
MSU's faculty, staff and retirees made such significant contributions to MSU's record-breaking fundraising year last year, that they they set records of their own.
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Support for democracy linked to income inequality

MSU News - November 17, 2016 - 6:36am
Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who actually wins an election and more to do with income inequality, or the gap between rich and poor, indicates a new study by MSU political scientists.
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We are family

MSU News - November 16, 2016 - 1:21pm
You know you've had a great time when you find a purse full of M&Ms, a bunch of fun selfies on your phone and your shoes on top of your jewelry box the next morning. Not to mention, your muscles are sore from some wild, and probably not very graceful, dancing. Last Friday I joined my big, crazy, diverse family and celebrated my nephew's wedding in grand style. Patrick is a fantastic young man, who will probably discover a cure for cancer someday. His new wife, Ushashi, is just as brilliant. I couldn't be happier for the two of them and to welcome her into the family. The wedding was a beautiful event - blending not just families but cultures from different sides of the world. Ushashi's parents traveled to Michigan from India. Her sister flew in from Germany. Friends from both sides came from across the country. My daughter came from New York. Cocktail dresses blended with vibrant saris. Guests danced in Bollywood style and the Cha Cha slide. Young, old, all colors, all shapes, gay, straight, varied religions and backgrounds - this is my family. This is my tribe. This is whom I love. With all the hate in the world these days, it was a welcome relief to be surrounded by so much love. I'll admit, not all family gatherings work out so wonderfully. There's been a fair share of disagreements, even arguments throughout the years, but in the end, the love is what matters. I think everyone was grateful for a chance to just have fun with each other.
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The gift of giving back: Camp Kesem

MSU News - November 16, 2016 - 12:40pm
Camp Kesem at MSU was founded in 2006 and supports children whose parents have been affected by cancer by providing a weeklong summer camp experience and yearlong peer support. It is operated by 50 student volunteers and serves 130 campers ages 6-16 per year. Gifts from Spartan donors help MSU College of Education students participate as volunteers. Kesem is a nationwide community driven by passionate college student leaders and is the only national organization dedicated to this unique population.
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$1 million gift to help light up MSU's DeMartin Stadium

MSU News - November 16, 2016 - 10:20am
MSU has announced a $1 million gift from alumnus Craig Bush to support construction of lights at DeMartin Stadium, home of MSU men's and women's soccer.
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MSU Foundation launches venture fund

MSU News - November 16, 2016 - 8:10am
A new $5 million venture investing subsidiary of the MSU Foundation called Red Cedar Ventures will help MSU-based business startups and technologies overcome early funding gaps, accelerate growth and provide growth-stage capital.
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MSU Foundation launches tech transfer fund

MSU News - November 16, 2016 - 8:10am
A new $5 million venture investing subsidiary of the MSU Foundation called Red Cedar Ventures will help MSU-based business startups and technologies overcome early funding gaps, accelerate growth and provide growth-stage capital.
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MSU to open first Detroit health care clinic Nov. 29

MSU News - November 15, 2016 - 3:49pm
The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Popoff Clinic, a family health care facility located in Detroit, is set to open on Nov. 29.
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