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Facing Fear

MSU News - November 5, 2014 - 2:11pm
Just the other night I curled up on the couch with my daughter (who is an adult) and a bowl of popcorn to watch our favorite show, "The Walking Dead." I realized that also within that week we had watched some of our other favorites-"American Horror Story," "Sleepy Hollow" and "Gotham." We also love "Bates Motel" but that season hasn't started yet. Not to mention, we had gone all out for Halloween with decorations and intricately carved scary pumpkins. I swear I am not a dark and twisted person and neither is she. Really. We're actually pretty upbeat and sunny on most days. So, why all the interest in zombies, horrifying clowns, ghosts, headless horsemen and evil characters? As someone in my office recently asked me, "Why in the world would I want to watch something that scares me?"
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M. Eric Benbow: Why do you study dead people?

MSU News - November 5, 2014 - 12:11pm
Death is a difficult process for anyone to reconcile, but I think it may be even more so for those who choose careers that deal with death, in some form, on a routine basis.
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Understanding of world's freshwater fish, fishing too shallow

MSU News - November 5, 2014 - 9:45am
Inland fish have to make a bigger splash.
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Event to dedicate MSU's Chittenden Hall

MSU News - November 5, 2014 - 9:43am
This Friday MSU will celebrate the renovation of one its more historic buildings - Chittenden Hall.
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Recapping the 2014 election: Gov. Rick Snyder wins a second term

State News Top Stories - November 4, 2014 - 11:35pm

DETROIT — A familiar face will be behind the desk at Michigan’s Capitol Building for the next four years.

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Election called for Gov. Snyder

State News Top Stories - November 4, 2014 - 9:57pm

DETROIT — The party was over before it even began at the MGM Grand Detroit Casino Tuesday, where Democratic candidate for Governor and MSU alumnus Mark Schauer was announced the loser of the election by major news outlets well before he took the stage.

After a race that was deemed too close to call in days prior, Democratic candidate for Governor and MSU alumnus Mark Schauer lost to incumbent Governor Rick Snyder and gave a somber speech following the loss.

Similarly, Mark Totten, a MSU law professor who ran in the democrat slot for Attorney General, was outvoted by current Attorney General Bill Schuette.

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Everybody's doing it

State News Top Stories - November 4, 2014 - 5:30pm

According to the National College Health Assessment, most MSU students only have one sexual partner a year, if any at all. So why do stereotypes of an oversexed college lifestyle persist?

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Paying it forward by investing in people

MSU News - November 4, 2014 - 4:56pm
Sherronia Dorsey-Walker is a junior studying social work at MSU thanks to the Steve Smith/Pershing High/MSU Scholarship for Academic Achievement. She loves to help others. And being a Spartan is enabling her to do exactly what she loves.
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Honors College students nominated for Churchill Scholarship

MSU News - November 4, 2014 - 3:56pm
MSU Honors College members Irina Pushel and David Zoltowski have been nominated for a Churchill Scholarship.
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Iron Man

State News Top Stories - November 4, 2014 - 12:35pm

For all of his career, senior defensive end Marcus Rush has lived in the shadows of the guy opposite of him.

Whether it be five star All-American recruit William Gholston or NFL first round projection junior defensive end Shilique Calhoun, Rush has always flew under the radar earning the title “silent but deadly” by one teammate.

Regardless of not receiving as much attention from national and local media as his teammates, Rush has built a resume at MSU that some would consider untouchable.

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to stop at MSU during 2014 tour

MSU News - November 4, 2014 - 11:23am
The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will make a stop at MSU Nov. 14 on its way to Washington, D.C. It will be on display for visitors and hosted by the MSU Department of Forestry and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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ESPN College GameDay returns to East Lansing

MSU News - November 4, 2014 - 11:07am
ESPN College GameDay, celebrating its 28th season, will make its seventh appearance in East Lansing for Saturday's Michigan State-Ohio State game (8 p.m., ABC).
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Using data to predict Supreme Court's decisions

MSU News - November 4, 2014 - 10:50am
We live in a time where data help illuminate our routines, habits and other information about our lives. But can it actually predict something as important as a Supreme Court decision? MSU law professor Daniel Martin Katz says yes.
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MSU High 5: Nov. 4, 2014

MSU News - November 4, 2014 - 6:08am
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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Ballot breakdown: races to watch this Election Day

State News Top Stories - November 4, 2014 - 1:26am

See the proposals to vote for and what the candidates running for office plan to do to fix Michigan's roads and make higher education more affordable for students

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ESPN's 'First Take' to broadcast live Nov. 7 from the MSU Union

MSU News - November 3, 2014 - 4:35pm
Fans are in for a sports-filled week leading up to Saturday's Big Ten football showdown when the Spartans take on the Ohio State Buckeyes at 8 p.m. at Spartan Stadium. In addition to ESPN College GameDay coming to campus, ESPN's "First Take" will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 at the MSU Union.
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Projecting pollinator response to bioenergy production

MSU News - November 3, 2014 - 2:00pm
Bioenergy policies based strictly on economic or energy considerations that lack attention to biodiversity impacts will likely have serious consequences for the conservation of wild bees and their pollination services, according to a newly published scientific journal paper.
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Schubertiade celebration includes 'Trout' Quintet

MSU News - November 3, 2014 - 10:59am
Experience the genius of composer Franz Schubert as the MSU College of Music continues its fifth annual Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series with Schubertiade at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the recently renovated Fairchild Theatre in MSU's Auditorium.
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$1.2 million nursing grant helps older adults stay home for care

MSU News - November 3, 2014 - 10:42am
The Michigan State University College of Nursing has been awarded a $600,000, three-year grant to help older adults stay home and receive care, instead of being admitted to a nursing home.
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Wrangling data flood to manage the health of streams

MSU News - November 3, 2014 - 9:57am
Today's natural resource manager tending to the health of a stream in Louisiana needs to look upstream. Way upstream - like Montana. MSU scientists have invented a way to more easily manage the extensive nature of streams.
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