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Legally Blonde

MSU News - October 1, 2014 - 3:31pm
"You can't handle the truth!" I'm guessing there are few people who don't recognize that as the famous line hollered by Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men." Courtroom drama on the screen, whether in "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Verdict," "Philadelphia" or even "My Cousin Vinny" is fascinating and makes a lawyer's life look pretty darn cool. The eloquent closing statements, the cross examinations, the surprise witnesses and the "gotcha" moments make the field seem awfully exciting. Even though I sat through a dozen performances of "Legally Blonde the Musical" (because my talented daughter was in it) it was still always a fun moment when Elle used her knowledge of perm hair care to nab the real killer. However, while they're fun to watch on screen, those thrilling moments aren't exactly representative of the real life of a lawyer. I never had the desire to go to law school, but my husband did so I kind of have an idea of how real life works.
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Women's cross country climbs to No. 2 in Coaches Poll

MSU News - October 1, 2014 - 2:42pm
For the second straight week, the MSU women's cross country team continued their ascent in the NCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches Poll.
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Daniel Martin Katz: Legal Rebel

MSU News - October 1, 2014 - 2:31pm
From a young age, I knew that I wanted to be a lawyer. Both of my parents are public defenders in Phoenix, Arizona, and work mostly defending juveniles so I guess you can say it's in my blood.
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Andy Ninh: Innovating for All

MSU News - October 1, 2014 - 1:31pm
Andy Ninh is a student pursuing a juris doctor in the MSU College of Law. Ninh collaborates with law professors Dan Katz and Renee Knake. Part of the Reinvent Law program, Ninh works at MSU's Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic and has had the opportunity to travel to California to present his work to a crowd of more than 400 attorneys and professionals.
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Working in Nepal

MSU News - October 1, 2014 - 1:04pm
MSU alumna Chelsea Rawe left the country for Nepal on Sept. 5 as part of the Peace Corps where she will train to be a health extension volunteer. During the next three months she will live with a host family to accelerate her language and cultural immersion.
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MSU announces Munn Ice Arena upgrades

MSU News - October 1, 2014 - 12:40pm
Munn Ice Arena will undergo significant enhancements over the coming year, it was announced Oct. 1 by Mark Hollis, MSU director of athletics. Several of the upgrades will take place over the course of the upcoming season, serving as the opening phase of a complete building renovation.
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Launching second year of jazz studies residency program

MSU News - October 1, 2014 - 10:57am
Thanks to a $1 million endowment from the MSU Federal Credit Union, the MSU College of Music will shine with a stellar lineup for the second year of the jazz studies artist-in-residence program that runs from October through March.
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MSU reaffirmed as a CIBER

MSU News - October 1, 2014 - 10:27am
The International Business Center in the Eli Broad College of Business at MSU has been reaffirmed as a Center for International Business Education and Research by the U.S. Department of Education in its 2014 grant competition.
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Homecoming brings together Spartans new and old

MSU News - September 30, 2014 - 6:25pm
The dictionary definition of homecoming, an instance of coming home, is simple enough. However, what homecoming means to the students, faculty and alumni of MSU is anything but.
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For Spartans with disabilities, accessibility means isolation

State News Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 4:11pm

Despite being in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, many fans have raised a concern over a lack of accessible seating in Spartan Stadium

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For Spartans with disabilities, accessibility means isolation

State News Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 4:11pm

Despite being in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, many fans have raised a concern over a lack of accessible seating in Spartan Stadium

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Memorial services for senior Morgan McGregor to be held this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

State News Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 3:23pm

Anyone who wants to pay respects to late accounting senior Morgan McGregor can do so this week.

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Memorial services for senior Morgan McGregor to be held this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

State News Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 3:23pm

Anyone who wants to pay respects to late accounting senior Morgan McGregor can do so this week.

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event set for Oct. 5

MSU News - September 29, 2014 - 4:47pm
On Oct. 5, the MSU Greek Community will be hosting an event to help take a stand for those who no longer can. The event, Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, is about supporting victims of domestic violence.
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Despite a lack of a smoke-free campus, MSU student smoking rates continue to drop

State News Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 2:01pm

Unlike many Big Ten schools, MSU’s current smoking policy allows students to smoke on campus, as long as they remain 25 feet away from a building. While the number of students who smoke in general has dropped since 2000, smoking is still a pastime that many students turn to.

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Despite a lack of a smoke-free campus, MSU student smoking rates continue to drop

State News Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 2:01pm

Unlike many Big Ten schools, MSU’s current smoking policy allows students to smoke on campus, as long as they remain 25 feet away from a building. While the number of students who smoke in general has dropped since 2000, smoking is still a pastime that many students turn to.

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CDC Ebola expert to speak at MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

MSU News - September 29, 2014 - 12:21pm
Barbara Knust, team lead for the Centers for Disease Control's Ebola response and alumna of Michigan State University, will deliver the keynote address at the 24th annual Phi Zeta Research Day at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Compared to other Big Ten schools, officials say updates to IM facilities are overdue

State News Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 8:59am

When it comes to sports, MSU has a history of being one of the best.

But when it comes to recreational and intramural sports facilities, material science and engineering junior Adam Marsh argues, “I would have to say MSU is at the bottom compared to all the other schools in the Big Ten.”

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"A beautiful human being"

State News Top Stories - September 28, 2014 - 7:23pm

Morgan McGregor, found unresponsive on Grove Street on Saturday, was an accounting senior and member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. Students and family close to McGregor converged at the Rock on Sunday afternoon to celebrate her memory.

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