Richard Heiss, president emeritus of Detroit College of Law (now MSU College of Law), died Jan. 23.
People told me I'd never finish. That I would give up. When I got married after just two semesters at MSU and moved with my husband to South Dakota for his tour in the Air Force, some people told me I'd never finish college. I'm certain many more thought it but never said it to my face. But I was determined with a force so fierce and primal that I never gave up. Not getting a college degree just wasn't an option. No matter how hard it was.
And it was hard. I had to work full-time - first waiting tables in South Dakota while taking classes at Black Hills State in trailers at the extension campus on the military base. Then, just before my husband's tour was up I came back to Michigan early to start a job doing data entry and the fall semester back at MSU.
It was exhausting. I'd often have an 8 a.m. class, then work until lunch at my office in downtown Lansing, then go back to campus for a class during lunch, then back to my office where I worked past 5 p.m. to make up for time lost during lunch, then back to campus to take a 7-10 p.m. class. All while taking the bus because I couldn't afford a car. And then I had to find time for homework, paying bills, getting groceries and cleaning house.
The team routinely runs in Michigan's frigid temperatures as part of their regular training schedule, so frozen eyelashes are just part of the job. The runners share some of their experiences and explain how winter runs make them tougher competitors
When donating blood, plasma, human tissue or any other bodily sample for medical research, most people might not think about how it's being used. But if you were told, would you care?
When General George Patton's U.S. Third Army liberated Buchenwald on April 11, 1945, American soldiers were astonished to find nearly 1,000 boys among the 21,000 surviving prisoners. Most were adolescents (including among them Elie Wiesel), but one-sixth were 12 years old and younger. The two youngest boys were 4 years old, and there were numerous 6 to 8 year olds, 10 year olds and 12 year olds.
"Yes, it worked!" I sprung up from my chair and shouted feverishly with both hands in the air immediately after measuring the dimensions of a tumor that we had implanted under the skin of an immunocompromised mouse. The tumor had been infused with a combination chemotherapeutic cocktail encapsulated in a one-of-kind drug delivery formulation.
The Communication Arts and Sciences Building as viewed from the Engineering Building on Jan. 21, 2015. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
MSU is optimistic about meeting its goals for reducing waste, energy consumption and more by the end of this year.
MSU's Leah O'Connor was recognized for her performance at this past weekend's Notre Dame Invitational with the Big Ten Women's Track Athlete of the Week award on Monday afternoo
MSU junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand was named the Big Ten's First Star of the Week.
MSU and Rutgers have agreed to reschedule their men's basketball game for 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at in Piscataway, N.J
Four undergraduate researchers studying in the science, technology, engineering and math fields have been nominated by MSU for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
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.
MSU's men's basketball game at Rutgers scheduled for Jan. 27 has been postponed due to weather conditions in the Northeast.
Sharing gratitude isn't something that Barbara Breedlove reserves for Thanksgiving Day. It's an attitude that she carries - and passes on to others - year round.
For advertisers planning to buy commercial time during this year's Super Bowl, it's not a matter of if they'll buy, but when their ads will air. Although the airtime could cost more, earlier in the game is better, so says Robert Kolt, an MSU instructor of advertising and public relations who tracks and analyzes the high-profile Super Bowl ads.
A memorandum of understanding between Michigan State University and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations calls for close cooperation in elevating the profile of inland fisheries in global policies and planning.
Kathie Klages, women's gymnastics head coach, is in her 25th season and has served as a coach both on and off the mat for her gymnasts.
Though there are fewer new students rushing this week during spring recruitment, member's of MSU's greek life organizations are quick to point out the personal, academic and professional benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority.
Media and information senior Aidan Barrer watched the Cotton Bowl game closely on New Year’s Day, taking notes and re-watching until he had about two-and-a-half minutes worth of rap lyrics.