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No. 8 Michigan State to play No. 5 Baylor in Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

MSU News - December 7, 2014 - 3:55pm
MSU, which finished No. 8 in the final College Football Playoff rankings, will play in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against No. 5 Baylor at 12:30 p.m. EST Jan. 1 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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MSU a surprise pick for Cotton Bowl

State News Top Stories - December 7, 2014 - 3:48pm

After it appeared to be a virtual lock that No. 8 MSU (10-2 overall) was heading to South Beach for New Year’s Day, the selection committee threw a curveball as now the Spartans can set their sights on the lone star state this holiday season.

MSU will take on No.

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Students protest for Michael Brown, Eric Garner by lying down on Grand River Avenue

State News Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 3:51pm

Stopping traffic more than four times, swarms of students protested for one purpose – to “shut shit down.”

As many as 250 students protested with signs and unified chants on Grand River Avenue, at the Breslin Center, the Student Union and the Main Library.

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International health: A multidisciplinary effort

MSU News - December 5, 2014 - 1:34pm
Reza Nassiri, director of the Institute of International Health and associate dean of Global Health, has traveled to more than 150 countries in 33 years.
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Spartans welcome Minnesota for Big Ten home opener

MSU News - December 4, 2014 - 2:43pm
MSU hosts Minnesota in its first Big Ten home series of the season and last of the calendar year Dec. 5 and 6. MSU is 1-1 in the conference.
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Midfielder Jay Chapman named MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist

MSU News - December 4, 2014 - 2:35pm
Men's soccer junior midfielder Jay Chapman was named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
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A poisonous cure

MSU News - December 4, 2014 - 11:59am
Take two poisonous mushrooms, and call me in the morning. While no doctor would ever write this prescription, toxic fungi may hold the secrets to tackling deadly diseases.
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MSU answers White House call to expand college access

MSU News - December 4, 2014 - 6:00am
Provost June Pierce Youatt will join President Obama and other college leaders in Washington on Dec. 4 to announce new actions to increase college access - including an MSU effort to boost the number of graduates in science-related fields.
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MSU High 5: Dec. 4, 2014

MSU News - December 4, 2014 - 5:45am
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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Two commencement speakers have been close to controversy in 2014

State News Top Stories - December 3, 2014 - 6:36pm

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will have found themselves in the middle of the sexual assault issue in 2014. While Sullivan has been a rallying point of the response to the scandal at the University of Virginia, Will has been the target of much furor over his remarks about sexual assault.

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A will and a way

MSU News - December 3, 2014 - 1:55pm
Where there's a will, there's a way. My guess is you've probably heard this Old English proverb once or twice or even said it yourself. It's one of those phrases that gets repeated so often, I'm not sure people even think about the meaning. It might be uttered by a parent to a child, a coach to an athlete, a teacher to a student, an employer to an employee or one friend to another. It's used as a way to bolster spirits, provide encouragement and promote confidence. We say it to urge someone to reach deep inside and find the will to make something happen that seems impossible. It implies that the stronger the will, the more likely a challenge will be met. Having the will to find a way is what being a Spartan is all about. I see it around me every single day. Spartans just don't give up. They are tenacious and passionate about making this world better. Spartans don't shrink from a challenge; they tackle it with unshakeable fortitude.
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Stephen Esquith: Compassion in the time of Ebola

MSU News - December 3, 2014 - 1:39pm
In "Love in the Time of Cholera," the Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia M'arquez explored the relationships between love, passion and anger. We see, among other things, how an unrequited love can plague us to no end, physically and mentally. And, just as a love denied can become heated, even choleric, compassion in the time of Ebola can hemorrage fatally.
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Sean Fitzpatrick: Live your learning

MSU News - December 3, 2014 - 12:40pm
Sean Fitzpatrick is in his senior year in MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, majoring in the arts and humanities. He is pursuing a second degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science with a focus on community, governance and advocacy. He spent the first half of this summer in New York City as an intern with city councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, an '82 MSU graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in political theory. Sean spent the second half of his summer on a study abroad program in Mali.
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MSU students create 'point-of-sale' grocery cart

MSU News - December 3, 2014 - 12:13pm
A grocery cart that could streamline shopping and a new kind of insulin pump that is useable by the blind are among the projects to be on display at Friday's MSU College of Engineering's Design Day.
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2014 in review

State News Top Stories - December 3, 2014 - 10:07am

In the span of a year, MSU was recognized for an elite football team, President Obama paid a visit and many student groups came together against issues like police brutality and sexual assault.

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Fear and caring are what's at the core of divisive wolf debate

MSU News - December 2, 2014 - 11:51am
To hunt or not hunt wolves can't be quantified as simply as men vs. women, hunters vs. anti-hunters, Democrats vs. Republicans or city vs. rural.
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Award-winning filmmaker to address December graduates

MSU News - December 2, 2014 - 9:02am
Documentarian Michael Moore will be one of three speakers at MSU's December commencement ceremonies.
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MSU High 5: Dec. 2, 2014

MSU News - December 2, 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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Does the MSU alerts system achieve its goal?

State News Top Stories - December 1, 2014 - 6:14pm

One bomb threat. More than 70,000 MSU alerts sent out.

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No. 16 Michigan State dominates Miami (Ohio), 85-39

MSU News - December 1, 2014 - 2:49pm
Aerial Powers had 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals, Anna Morrissey scored 17 and No. 16 MSU beat Miami of Ohio 85-39 on Sunday.
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