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MSU football will face Maryland, altered season expectations on Saturday

State News Top Stories - November 12, 2014 - 5:25pm

At times, football is an unforgiving game.

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Good Eats: Italian offerings either fancy or fast, with budget in mind

State News Top Stories - November 12, 2014 - 2:49pm

Olive Garden

“I like Olive Garden because they give you salad and breadsticks, and everyone knows that the breadsticks are the best.” — Meagan Cortez, supply-chain sophomore

Taking a more American approach to Italian food, Olive Garden continues to be popular with students around campus.

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Reading is fundamental

MSU News - November 12, 2014 - 2:12pm
"All fall. Fall of the wall." Thus began my love affair with reading. I'm not sure exactly how old I was, but I remember sitting in my room with Dr. Seuss's "Hop on Pop" in my lap and suddenly understanding what the words on the page meant. My parents and older sisters had been reading to me for years, but all of a sudden, I got it-I could read. I became a voracious reader. I tore through every Dr. Seuss book on the shelf. I wore out pages in Little Golden books. I read the back of cereal boxes while I ate breakfast and was soon reading well beyond my age. The Boxcar Children, Nancy Drew, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Encyclopedia Brown became my close friends. Judy Blume guided me through adolescence. Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder showed me what life in earlier times was like. In school I did extra book reports and rushed through assignments so I could read during free time. In the summer, I begged to go to the library as often as I asked to go swimming. Even going camping meant biking to the store to get comic books or a new novel.
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Patricia Edwards: Building learning communities

MSU News - November 12, 2014 - 1:15pm
When I was growing up I often heard my mother say "teaching was a good career for women, especially for black women. I made a choice to follow my heart and go into teaching at a very young age. I was destined to become a teacher. In my family, education was seen as a valuable possession, as a beacon of hope, and as a means to personal freedom.
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Top 15 ranking continues momentum for Broad College of Business

MSU News - November 12, 2014 - 10:43am
MSU's Broad College of Business, fresh off the announcement of a $105 million expansion, has been recognized again as a national leader in business education.
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'It's On Us' action week targets sexual assault awareness

MSU News - November 12, 2014 - 9:01am
Associated Students of MSU and other student groups will join campus counterparts around the country Nov. 17-21 to raise awareness of sexual assault as part of the national It's On Us Week of Action.
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Black students continue to let their spirituality thrive in college

State News Top Stories - November 11, 2014 - 11:40pm

Despite college pressures and a lack of familiar churches in the area, many black students continue to foster their church culture.

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In the business of raising money, MSU is 'playing catch-up'

State News Top Stories - November 11, 2014 - 12:47pm

MSU's Office of Advancement is a well-oiled fundraising machine. A recently announced capital campaign seeks to raise $1.5 billion. With continued cuts to state higher education funding, officials emphasize there is a greater need for private donations.

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Hosting Global Festival 2014

MSU News - November 11, 2014 - 11:47am
The MSU Global Festival is returning to the MSU Union from noon to 5 p.m. on Nov. 23.
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Combining forensic art and technology to catch criminals

MSU News - November 11, 2014 - 9:45am
Hand-drawn forensic sketches based on witness descriptions are a traditional yet time-consuming method used to catch criminals. But in some cases, authorities don't have the luxury of time. A new automated sketch recognition system developed at Michigan State University is changing this race against the clock.
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Attitudes about knowledge and power drive Michigan's wolf debate

MSU News - November 11, 2014 - 8:00am
With both wolf proposals shot down by Michigan voters on election day, the debate over managing and hunting wolves is far from over.
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MSU High 5: Nov. 11, 2014

MSU News - November 11, 2014 - 7:47am
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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Arturo Sandoval to perform at Wharton Center

MSU News - November 10, 2014 - 4:29pm
Music legend Arturo Sandoval will be performing on Nov. 14 at the Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall.
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MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence program welcomes Robin Eubanks Dec. 1-7

MSU News - November 10, 2014 - 4:08pm
Michigan heats up this December as a second prominent voice in jazz visits the MSU College of Music for a weeklong residency made possible by a $1 million endowment from the MSU Federal Credit Union.
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Fostering hope

MSU News - November 10, 2014 - 3:31pm
John Shinsky knows first-hand the importance of creating opportunity for children. As a child, the MSU alumnus and former Academic All-American Spartan football defensive tackle was orphaned and lived in foster care before being adopted and eventually receiving a scholarship from Michigan State. Today
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MSU Opera Theatre presents Mozart's 'Cos`i Fan Tutte' Nov. 19-23

MSU News - November 10, 2014 - 3:18pm
Audiences from the late 18th-century Vienna to present day Mid-Michigan can relate to Mozart's comic masterpiece with the timeless theme of testing lovers' fidelity when the MSU Opera Theatre brings "Cos`i Fan Tutte" to East Lansing.
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Climate change topic of MSU roundtable

MSU News - November 10, 2014 - 10:21am
MSU's Environmental Science and Policy Program will host a panel of experts that will discuss what environmental communicators have learned from the climate change debate and what are the best methods to explain complicated scientific issues.
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Spartans cruise in 101-46 exhibition victory

MSU News - November 10, 2014 - 8:00am
With sizeable advantages in every department and a triple-double by junior guard Denzel Valentine, MSU concluded the exhibition portion of its schedule with a 101-46 domination of St. Cloud State Friday night in the Breslin Center.
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Spartan women's basketball downs Lakers in exhibition Sunday

MSU News - November 10, 2014 - 7:53am
Behind all five starters scoring in double-figures with three posting double-doubles, No. 14/15 MSU women's basketball routed Grand Valley State, 70-51, Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center.
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Spartans serve

State News Top Stories - November 9, 2014 - 2:00pm

For student veterans, adjusting to campus life can be difficult. Luckily, there is a variety of resources available for those who have served, and some Spartans are taking the step to help situate other veterans in the area. 

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