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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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Coming together

State News Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 8:22am

Breslin Center was overflowing with swarms of people attending the annual Spartan Spectacular event on Sunday evening.

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Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes

MSU News - September 12, 2014 - 2:39pm
A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste and patented by an MSU researcher has just been improved.
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MSU chooses site for new student, family housing

MSU News - September 12, 2014 - 1:41pm
Following an in-depth feasibility study that engaged students, residents and other university and community stakeholders, MSU has selected a new site to build student and family apartments - the former Michigan State Police Post at the corner of Harrison Road and Kalamazoo Street.
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Drinking culture

State News Top Stories - September 11, 2014 - 9:00pm

Alcohol has fueled celebrations, riots, holidays and in some cases, trips to the hospital. But what do students who attend MSU really think about the drinking culture here?

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MSU High 5: Sept. 11, 2014

MSU News - September 11, 2014 - 7:27am
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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Inked

State News Top Stories - September 10, 2014 - 9:31pm

As the popularity of body art and modification rises, hiring practices and views on tattoos and piercings have begun to see a shift as well.

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In the beginning, there were three elements

MSU News - September 10, 2014 - 12:52pm
Figuring out how the universe went from three elements to 100 is the focus of new research being led by an MSU physicist and funded by a five-year, $11.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
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Eureka!

MSU News - September 10, 2014 - 12:07pm
Yes! I figured it out! I often have moments where I get excited because something is finally clear to me or I've solved a problem. Granted, I haven't figured out the principle of volume nor do I run naked through the streets like Greek scholar Archimedes shouting, "Eureka," but I do tend to celebrate a bit, even if I'm by myself. I think our interns probably think I'm strange as they listen to me talk to the walls of my office pretty much every day. My discoveries are pretty small and irrelevant in the grand scheme of life. They usually include things like figuring out the right sentence to use, or finding just the right photo, or teaching myself something new (aha, Photoshop...I have figured out your layers...you can't hide from me!), or discovering why it's wet under my kitchen sink, or remembering the name of someone. Yet, I still celebrate in my own way. Heck, I high-fived a colleague yesterday for making a basket with his gum wrapper. No matter how small, it's important to celebrate success. Sometimes, success comes after a lot of frustration and failure. Yes, I went through 7 versions of a file in Photoshop before I got it right. Sometimes the problem consumes your thoughts and keeps you up at night. I've had plenty of sleepless hours mulling over challenges and trying to find solutions.
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Jason Gallant: The Rogue Butterfly

MSU News - September 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
It's 2 a.m. on a Tuesday in the winter of 2013. And so begins the third month of staring at the blue and grey lines that represent the culmination of my first scientific contribution since graduate school, and it's not going well.
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Armed

State News Top Stories - September 10, 2014 - 8:06am

Amid national fervor over militarized weapon use by police officers, MSU and East Lansing police are sticking to their guns.

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Schulist claims NCAA and Big Ten weekly honors

MSU News - September 9, 2014 - 4:57pm
Rachele Schulist of the MSU women's cross country team has been named the USTFCCCA Women's NCAA Division I National Athlete of the Week, while also claiming Big Ten Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors.
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Thomas Hamann named James L. Dye Endowed Chair in Materials Chemistry

MSU News - September 9, 2014 - 11:23am
Associate professor Thomas Hamann was installed as the inaugural James L. Dye Chair in Materials Chemistry.
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High-stakes testing, lack of voice driving teachers out

MSU News - September 9, 2014 - 10:52am
Teachers are leaving urban school districts due to frustration with standardized testing, declining pay and benefits and lack of voice in what they teach, an MSU education researcher finds.
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Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

MSU News - September 9, 2014 - 9:05am
A new study from MSU and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily, before-school, aerobic physical activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home.
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MSU High 5: Sept. 9, 2014

MSU News - September 9, 2014 - 7:22am
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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Go greek, go white

State News Top Stories - September 8, 2014 - 10:39pm

This weekend, the streets of East Lansing swarmed with women dressed to impress, with sore feet, as they walked to each sorority house on campus. It was a weekend of introductions, first impressions and anticipation.

Recruitment has officially begun.

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Bike-in movie night set for Sept. 13

MSU News - September 8, 2014 - 5:10pm
Bike, walk, bus, run, skateboard or even drive (if you must) to the MSU Bikes Center at Bessey Hall at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 for MSU Sustainability's first-ever Bike-In Movie Night.
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Men's golf in ninth place at Gopher Invitational

MSU News - September 8, 2014 - 1:50pm
The MSU men's golf team is tied for ninth place at the Gopher Invitational after shooting a 602 (300-302) in the first two rounds of the tournament on Sunday.
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