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Laura Apol: The Power of Writing in Rwanda

MSU News - April 9, 2014 - 10:09am
The Rwanda I encounter here, in Kigali, is very different from past years. There are no beggars or sellers on the streets; there are new high rises, glass, traffic lights, street signs, a spiffy new 24/7 bus service. The young people are vibrant, and hopeful. It's good.
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Lacey Holsworth, companion of Adreian Payne, dies

State News Top Stories - April 9, 2014 - 9:32am

Spartans and MSU basketball fans are mourning the loss of 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth, who died early this morning after a long battle with cancer.

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Justin Rito: Echoes of the past

MSU News - April 9, 2014 - 8:09am
Like an echo in a grand concert hall, the tragic stories of Holocaust victims continue to reverberate, and Justin Rito is listening.
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The keys to success

MSU News - April 9, 2014 - 7:09am
A music performace student practices at the Residential College of Arts and Humanties theater on April 6, 2014. Photo by Kurt Stepnitz
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Taking the stage

State News Top Stories - April 8, 2014 - 8:57pm

The Greek community competed in MTV Night, an intense dance competition Tuesday night at the Breslin Center as a part of Greek Week.

MTV Night, also known as Bar Night, is an intense, technique-based dance competition that is an integral part of Greek Week, a philanthropy event that brings sororities and fraternities together to raise money for Relay for Life.

Months before Greek Week begins, the names of one sorority and one large and one small fraternity are pulled out of a hat by Greek Week coordinators.

Fourteen teams of three are created, and each team unites to raise money for a charity and get points.

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Percolating peace and prosperity

MSU News - April 8, 2014 - 2:59pm
MSU's Dan Clay is Rwanda's Juan Valdez. But unlike the fictional Valdez who merely trekked through Colombia with a mule laden with bags of coffee beans, Clay helped nurture the seeds of Rwanda's gourmet coffee industry, thus giving the African nation a strong economic shield to protect peace and prosperity.
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MSU Debate finishes in top 16 of National Debate Tournament

MSU News - April 8, 2014 - 2:32pm
The MSU Debate Team finished in the top 16 at the National Debate Tournament, which ended Monday.
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Women's Day of Service to take place April 12

MSU News - April 8, 2014 - 2:07pm
MSU students, faculty, staff and community members have the opportunity to volunteer at various local agencies for a Women's Day of Service from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 in East Lansing and Lansing.
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Good sports: MSU alum sports reporters return to coach students

MSU News - April 8, 2014 - 12:19pm
Some of sports journalism's best, who also happen to be alumni of Michigan State University, will return to campus this Thursday to take part in the second annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic.
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Budget leaves officials 'cautiously optimistic'

State News Top Stories - April 7, 2014 - 8:02pm

Multiple members of East Lansing City Council have used one word to describe the financial strategy of the city following the economic recession this past decade: patience.

This year, it might finally be starting to pay off.

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Ingredient safety center to be located at MSU

MSU News - April 7, 2014 - 1:00pm
The food, beverage and consumer products industries, in association with the Grocery Manufacturers Association and MSU, today announced the establishment of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety.
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Looking the part

State News Top Stories - April 6, 2014 - 7:05pm

This past weekend was a time for Elsa and Anna from "Frozen" to enjoy a meal with Sherlock Holmes. It was an opportunity for Pokémon trainers from across the country to compete in battles, and for Deadpool to draw in crowds for a hip-hop dance party.

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MSU, East Lansing community mark Mental Health Awareness Week

MSU News - April 4, 2014 - 12:45pm
As data show mental health illnesses are increasingly becoming more prominent on college campuses, the Michigan State University and East Lansing communities are coming together to discuss the topic during the inaugural Mental Health Awareness Week from April 7 to 12.
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Spartan Academic Excellence Gala tickets on sale

MSU News - April 4, 2014 - 9:22am
The MSU Athletics Department and the Office of the Provost are pleased to announce Archie Manning as this year's keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Spartan Academic Excellence Gala April 14 at the Breslin Center.
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Spring football game, youth clinic scheduled for April 26

MSU News - April 4, 2014 - 9:09am
MSU football concludes its 15 spring practices under eighth-year head coach Mark Dantonio with the Green-White intrasquad game at 2 p.m. April 26 in Spartan Stadium.
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Happy hours

State News Top Stories - April 3, 2014 - 6:38pm

A night out in East Lansing can mean anything from a escape to Ireland to Long Island Iced Teas strong enough to keep customers buzzing all night.

It can mean belting out show tunes to a crowded room or munching on salty crack fries that are as addicting as the name implies.

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MSU Law hosts symposium on school desegregation across the U.S.

MSU News - April 3, 2014 - 5:48pm
The MSU Law Review will be hosting the symposium, "Pursuing the Dreams of Brown and the Civil Rights Act: A Living History of the Fight for Educational Equality" April 10-11. This is in conjunction with the yearlong Project 60/50 initiative to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the passage and signing into law of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Flipping the switch on scleroderma

MSU News - April 3, 2014 - 3:54pm
Scleroderma is a rare and often fatal disease, causing the thickening of tissue, that currently lacks a cure and any effective treatments. A group of researchers, including a Michigan State University professor, is looking to change that.
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'Unzipping' poplars' biofuel potential

MSU News - April 3, 2014 - 2:45pm
What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may now open the door to a much more energy- and cost-efficient way to convert biomass into fuel.
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RFQ issued for new MSU Grand Rapids biomedical research center

MSU News - April 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
MSU is considering two delivery options for a biomedical research center in Grand Rapids: a traditional university-financed model and a developer-financed model.
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