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MSU Debate announces 2014-15 season schedule, team pairings

MSU News - September 18, 2014 - 10:18am
The MSU debate team will compete in 10 tournaments across the country as part of its 2014-15 season.
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MSU High 5: Sept. 18, 2014

MSU News - September 18, 2014 - 7:40am
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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The tough stuff

MSU News - September 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
Movies and television make college look so fun-and easy. If you believed them, going to college is all about parties, making friends, wearing cool clothes, having lots of money and dating. They rarely show the tough stuff. Where is the scene of students sitting in the financial aid office? We never see the star struggling to understand math homework or getting strep throat and wondering what to do. They rarely show realistic classroom scenes or just how stressful exams can be. They seem to make the college experience pretty standard in the movies when, in reality, it can be wildly different for every student. Everyone can struggle in the classroom, but what about all those other factors that come into play? My college experience was more challenging then some because I worked fulltime and spent a lot of time in the financial aid office trying to figure out how I was going to pay for classes. For others, the mere fact of being in a place that is very different from home with people who are very different from you becomes a huge factor. Or what if you're parents didn't go to college? Who do you turn to for advice?
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Mark Dantonio's goal for the Spartans on Saturday is to not "overlook" Eastern Michigan

State News Top Stories - September 17, 2014 - 2:44pm

Sept. 22, 2012 was a day that would be difficult to forget , even for the underachieving Spartans of 2012.

Facing a team from the MAC that they were expected to beat by four or more touchdowns, MSU went into the locker room at halftime trailing Eastern Michigan 7-6.

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Big black hole found in small dense galaxy

MSU News - September 17, 2014 - 2:07pm
A team of researchers, including an astronomer from MSU, has discovered a huge black hole at the center of an ultra-compact galaxy - the smallest galaxy known to contain one.
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Robert Parsons: Fostering Change

MSU News - September 17, 2014 - 10:14am
I was born in Detroit in March of 1994 to a biological mother who was a drug addict; she didn't know she was pregnant, but simply complained of stomach pains. Within 12 hours of giving birth to me, she left the hospital and left me and to this day I have never met her or any member of my biological family. So there I was, born with drugs in my system and born into foster care.
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The Race Card Project comes to MSU

MSU News - September 17, 2014 - 9:28am
During her Sept. 15 visit to MSU as part of this year's One Book, One Community program and Project 60/50, award-winning journalist and NPR-contributor Michele Norris talked about her memoir "The Grace of Silence" and launched the MSU version of The Race Card Project at Wharton Center's World View Lecture.
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Annual summit works to solve priority economic problems in Michigan

MSU News - September 16, 2014 - 8:59pm
The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation hosted the third annual Innovate Michigan! Summit Sept. 4 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
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Abnormal properties of cancer protein revealed in fly eyes

MSU News - September 16, 2014 - 4:37pm
Mutations in the human retinoblastoma protein gene are a leading cause of eye cancer. Now, MSU scientists have turned to fruit fly eyes to unlock the secrets of this important cancer gene.
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MSU engineering professor named Fulbright Scholar

MSU News - September 16, 2014 - 4:25pm
Volodymyr Tarabara, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at MSU, has been named a Fulbright Scholar.
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Brotherly love

State News Top Stories - September 16, 2014 - 3:38pm

Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity, a greek organization geared toward male-identified students, is redefining the perception toward frats.

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Tigers, pandas and people a recipe for conservation insight

MSU News - September 16, 2014 - 1:26pm
The first big revelation in conservation sciences was that studying the people on the scene as well as nature conservation was crucial. Now, as this science matures, researchers are showing that it's useful to compare apples and oranges.
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Diversity could lead to ethical behaviors among scientists

MSU News - September 16, 2014 - 11:55am
A group of MSU researchers will use a five-year, $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how demographic and disciplinary diversity affects scientists' ethical behaviors.
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MSU joins national alliance to increase college graduation rates

MSU News - September 16, 2014 - 10:59am
Eleven large research institutions, including Michigan State University, have come together across state and conference lines to increase the rate at which students from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds graduate from college.
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Staff profiles: Joe Garza

MSU News - September 16, 2014 - 9:04am
When entering a Sparty's, what is the first thing on your mind? Is it customer service, marketing or product deliveries? It is if you're Joe Garza, the retail manager of Sparty's, which has 21 different stores on campus.
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MSU High 5: Sept. 16, 2014

MSU News - September 16, 2014 - 7:40am
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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Breaking barriers

State News Top Stories - September 16, 2014 - 12:04am

Many international students pursue degrees and careers, forcing them out of their comfort zones. It isn’t easy. But both MSU and East Lansing are taking steps to ease the transition.

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Big Ten bloodlines

State News Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 6:29pm

Last Friday, MSU and then-No. 9 Wisconsin kicked their seasons off in a tough Big Ten opener. The Spartans and Badgers were certainly familiar with one another, but two individuals involved in the game knew each other like sisters.

Courtney Clem, MSU’s redshirt senior goalkeeper, had the rare opportunity to see her sister, Caitlyn, on the opposite bench.

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Spartans make headlines for Homecoming 2014

MSU News - September 15, 2014 - 1:04pm
From groundbreaking medical discoveries to a world-class art museum, MSU is recognizing the historic and future impact of Spartans with its 2014 Homecoming "Spartans Make Headlines" Sept. 22-27.
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Open house to honor 'Nuestros Cuentos'

MSU News - September 15, 2014 - 10:10am
An open house will be held Tuesday for Nuestros Cuentos, or "Our Stories," a collaborative project documenting the lives of Lansing-area public school children through the use of autobiographies and artwork.
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