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MSU to pull students studying in Israel as conflicts continues

State News Top Stories - July 16, 2014 - 4:41pm

Students and faculty in the group wanted to stay in the country despite ongoing hostilities. 

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The kickoff of the annual carillon series

MSU News - July 16, 2014 - 2:23pm
People of all ages crowed near the grounds around Beaumont Tower on July 2 to ring in the first performer of the 18th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Recital Series.
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The taste of memories

MSU News - July 16, 2014 - 2:01pm
As soon as the blueberry hits my taste buds, I'm transported back in time-a time of summer vacation, my grandparents' voices, an uncle's cottage on the river, the smell of fragrant bushes in the hot sun and a burst of flavor on my tongue. It happens every time I eat blueberries-not strawberries or bananas or any other fruit. The blueberry alone is my own personal time machine. From the time I was a little kid, my grandparents would take me, my sisters and one of my cousins to my Uncle Art's cottage on the Tittabawassee River in Gladwin, Michigan, for a week or so every summer. Every year, he and my Aunt Marie would open up their cottage and their hearts to us. Those were wonderful times-swimming, boating, fishing, campfires and just spending time with them and my grandparents. Uncle Art was a character. I think he could catch, hunt, trap or grow pretty much anything. I'm guessing he could have lived off the land his whole life if he wanted. He had a huge garden where I learned how potatoes grow, what beans were ripe for picking and how good tomatoes are right off the vine. And he taught me about blueberries.
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James Hancock: A new breed

MSU News - July 16, 2014 - 10:31am
The idea of breeding varieties came to me in about 1990. I'd been at MSU about 20 years then. But, I decided that the time was right to develop new varieties, and there were a number of good reasons for that.
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Nicole DiMichele: Connecting With My Identity

MSU News - July 16, 2014 - 10:30am
This summer, I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Florence, Italy, for six weeks, and spend some time in Paris, London and Barcelona for two weeks after the conclusion of my program.
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Abrams Planetarium to receive birthday upgrades

State News Top Stories - July 16, 2014 - 9:34am

As a result of its 50th birthday celebration in February, the Abrams Planetarium will be receiving an upgrade. Its 20-year-old DigiStar 2 projection system will be replaced by a DigiStar 5, a two-projector system with clearer images creating a more accurate representation of the night sky.

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Living Laboratory

MSU News - July 16, 2014 - 8:31am
Caretakers of the William J. Beal Botanical Garden at work on July 9, 2014. The garden, established in 1873 by Professor William James Beal, is the oldest continuously operated university botanical garden of its kind in the United States. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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New research indicates statin drugs must be taken properly

MSU News - July 15, 2014 - 1:16pm
Coronary artery disease patients who are faithful about taking their statin drugs are more likely to reach the goal of reducing their bad cholesterol than those who fail to follow their doctors' orders, a study by an MSU medical student found.
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Undergraduates present at summer research symposium

MSU News - July 15, 2014 - 10:39am
Nearly 300 MSU undergraduate students, visiting students participating in MSU summer research programs and students from select institutions will showcase their research at the 2014 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences from 1 to 4 p.m. July 23 at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center.
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MSU Athletics announces 2014 Hall of Fame Class

MSU News - July 14, 2014 - 2:57pm
MSU will induct six members into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 18, as part of the "Celebrate 2014" weekend.
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MSU planetarium celebrates 50 years of stargazing

MSU News - July 14, 2014 - 10:32am
It was in 1964 that the Abrams Planetarium on the campus of MSU first opened for business.
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Rock 'N' Roll takes over day five of Common Ground

State News Top Stories - July 13, 2014 - 4:11pm

Saturday’s Common Ground lineup drew from an eclectic lineup to congregate around a classic standby — good old rock 'n' roll.

Opening the afternoon was the psych-rock outfit Chappo, a band that encapsulated the day’s lineup with a set that alternated between airy and uptempo but whose sounds always remained expansive.

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Common Ground comes to a close

State News Top Stories - July 13, 2014 - 1:19pm

From the tie-dye clad concert-goers who attended reggae and rock ‘n’ roll Wednesday, to the country singers who donned cowboy hats on Thursday, Common Ground Music Festival brought something for the music lover in everyone.

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Big Sean, local acts highlight hip-hop-themed day four of Common Ground

State News Top Stories - July 12, 2014 - 12:36pm

Day four of Common Ground was filled with hard-hitting beats and passionate assaults on the mic.

Big Sean, Juicy J, Machine Gun Kelly and Ace Hood highlighted a hip-hop themed Friday at Common Ground.

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Acting dean recommended for College of Arts and Letters

MSU News - July 11, 2014 - 5:24pm
Tapped for her strong administrative experience and appreciation for interdisciplinary studies, Elizabeth Simmons, dean of MSU's Lyman Briggs College, is being recommended to serve as acting dean of the College of Arts and Letters, effective Aug. 1.
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Spartans will play host to Ohio State in prime-time showdown

MSU News - July 11, 2014 - 11:48am
The Big Ten Conference announced that the MSU-Ohio State game on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Spartan Stadium will begin at 8 p.m.
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An alma mater, 50 years in the making

MSU News - July 11, 2014 - 11:32am
Clif Haley has lived nearly every possible MSU affiliation from law school alumnus to professor back to undergraduate student; from parent to advocate to leader and donor.
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MSU's Anil Jain appointed to NIST Forensic Science Standards Board

MSU News - July 10, 2014 - 2:08pm
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, have named MSU's Anil Jain among the first 17 appointments to the Forensic Science Standards Board.
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Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym

MSU News - July 10, 2014 - 11:34am
For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym.
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Fifty-Nine Spartans named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

MSU News - July 10, 2014 - 10:00am
The Big Ten Conference recognized 684 student-athletes for earning a grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the 2013-14 academic year. Included in the list were 59 Michigan State student-athletes.
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