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Academic All-Big Ten honors announced for the 2014 fall season

MSU News - December 11, 2014 - 2:57pm
The Big Ten Conference announced the Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2014 fall sports on Wednesday, Dec. 10.
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MSU High 5: Dec. 11, 2014

MSU News - December 11, 2014 - 6:20am
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 Michigan State University.
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Students protest controversial commencement speaker George Will Wednesday afternoon

State News Top Stories - December 10, 2014 - 8:01pm

"Un-invite Will!”

“It’s on you MSU!”

“Rape is not a privilege!”

Those were just a few of the chants recited by the 30 or so protesters during the a march protesting MSU commencement speaker George Will on Wednesday afternoon.

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Spartans graduate this weekend

MSU News - December 10, 2014 - 2:19pm
MSU will host commencement ceremonies this weekend at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the corner of Harrison Road and Kalamazoo Street.
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Eleven Spartan football players earn Academic All-Big Ten honors

MSU News - December 10, 2014 - 1:10pm
Eleven Michigan State football players have been named to the 2014 Academic All-Big Ten Team.
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MSU Board of Trustees to meet Friday

MSU News - December 10, 2014 - 11:23am
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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All the world's a stage

MSU News - December 10, 2014 - 9:44am
John F. Kennedy once said, "If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him." I agree with him wholeheartedly. I remember the day that sentiment hit home for me personally. My then-17-year-old daughter, who had been researching colleges and programs and figuring out what she wanted to do, came to me and said, "It might not be the smartest or most stable thing to do, but I don't want to be 50 years old regretting that I never tried to make it in musical theater." How could I argue with my spirited and wise kid who could see at a young age that if you give up on your vision or your dreams too early, you will regret it? She's a smart kid who could have studied just about anything in college. She knew she could follow a traditional path toward a career that offered easier job opportunities, stability and financial security, but she also knew that wouldn't make her happy. I had to set my talented artist free to follow her vision.
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Jere Hutcheson: Honoring the Whartons

MSU News - December 10, 2014 - 8:30am
During my years at MSU, 1963-65 as a doctoral student, and 1965 to the present as a faculty member, I have served nine university presidents from John Hannah to Clifton Wharton, to Lou Anna K. Simon. Each brought well-honed leadership skills and each shaped the university.
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Department of Theatre: School of Choice

MSU News - December 10, 2014 - 7:30am
The MSU Department of Theatre, within the College of Arts and Letters, offers theatrical experiences of professional caliber and various levels of training to prepare students for careers in theater and to provide opportunities for many students to perform in all aspects of the art as an expansive and social outlet. The department also seeks to provoke and sustain interest in the theatre as a source of truth and insight into the human condition; to preserve and investigate further historical traditions and to present new plays that reflect the present condition of society.
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New MSU annual report details sexual misconduct complaints

MSU News - December 9, 2014 - 3:29pm
A new annual report from MSU details the number of complaints made under the university's anti-discrimination and sexual harassment policies for the past three years, highlights available campus resources and reinforces reporting protocols for the Spartan community.
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Facing off with a fungal threat

MSU News - December 9, 2014 - 3:26pm
That fuzzy fungus creeping onto the forgotten food buried in your crisper is hiding something. Mold is more than a nuisance that spoils dated produce, it also indicates the presence of toxins. Certain molds, such as those that grow on corn, pistachios and peanuts, produce a deadly carcinogenic toxin called aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is responsible for up to 28 percent of liver cancer cases worldwide and is the biggest risk factor for the disease. But an MSU researcher is fighting the fungus and working to prevent future cases of aflatoxin-induced liver cancer.
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'Annie' comes to Wharton Center

MSU News - December 9, 2014 - 2:26pm
The popular musical "Annie" is coming to Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall Dec. 16-21. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of "Annie" will be an incarnation of the iconic original.
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How to make scientists better communicators

MSU News - December 9, 2014 - 10:22am
An MSU professor will use a $310,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how scientists can become better communicators.
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Intersection of the unknown

MSU News - December 9, 2014 - 10:10am
MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor Cheryl Kerfeld loves symmetry. It's easy to understand why; she sees it at the microscopic level every day.
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MSU High 5: Dec. 9, 2014

MSU News - December 9, 2014 - 6:15am
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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Spartans top Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 85-52

MSU News - December 8, 2014 - 2:38pm
The No. 19 Spartans assisted on 25 of their first 26 baskets and Matt Costello and Travis Trice each scored 15 points to rout Arkansas-Pine Bluff 85-52 on Saturday.
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Mike Sadler becomes first four-time Academic All-American in school history

MSU News - December 8, 2014 - 2:32pm
MSU fifth-year senior punter Mike Sadler has been named to the 2014 Capital One Division I Academic All-America First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
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Spartans tie Gophers, 3-3; win shootout

MSU News - December 8, 2014 - 2:28pm
The MSU hockey team played No. 3/6 Minnesota to a 3-3 tie on Saturday evening at Munn Ice Arena, but won the shootout 2-1 in six rounds, to earn an extra point in the Big Ten standings.
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MSU student earns grant to fight sexual assault

MSU News - December 8, 2014 - 9:34am
MSU senior Laura Swanson has received an $1,800 ASPIRE Grant, funds she will use to put on a series of workshops and panel discussions to call attention to the issue of sexual assault.
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Students continue "die-in" protests at Main Library

State News Top Stories - December 7, 2014 - 8:26pm

"Die-in" protests against police brutality and racism seem to be continuing into finals week, with the latest demonstration in the MSU Main Library.

Protesters are trying to raise awareness on campus of what they feel has been displays of injustice across the country pertaining to the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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