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A double life

State News Top Stories - April 11, 2015 - 11:24pm

In the classroom, they look just like any other student. But when they go home, student mothers face a whole different set of challenges.

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MSU continues homestand with Ohio State series

MSU News - April 10, 2015 - 10:35am
MSU welcomes Ohio State to Secchia Stadium to continue a nine-game homestand.
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Baseball welcomes Northwestern for weekend set

MSU News - April 10, 2015 - 10:31am
The MSU baseball team carries a four-game winning streak into their series with Northwestern this Weekend.
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MSU 'science fair geek' in Glamour's Top 10

MSU News - April 9, 2015 - 3:12pm
MSU's Elizabeth Brajevich, a self-described "science fair geek," never figured she would one day be in Glamour magazine.
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Disney and Dow Chemical execs to speak at commencement

MSU News - April 9, 2015 - 12:16pm
Bob Chapek, chairperson of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Andrew Liveris, chairperson and CEO of The Dow Chemical Co., will speak at MSU's commencement ceremonies on May 8.
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Honors College junior earns nationally competitive award

MSU News - April 9, 2015 - 10:06am
Shelbie Shelder, an Honors College junior majoring in nutritional sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has earned one of 80 nationally competitive Udall scholarships.
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Lyman Briggs prof earns professor of the year honors

MSU News - April 9, 2015 - 9:40am
Because of his high level of involvement with his students and his passion for undergraduate education, MSU's Ryan Sweeder has been named a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.
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Psychological conditions, not just weight, affect eating disorders

State News Top Stories - April 8, 2015 - 7:07pm

As an 8-year-old girl, Jane was encouraged by her father to go outside and play, not for fun, but with the goal of maintaining a healthy weight.

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MSU to share $8.1 million grant to improve diversity on college campuses

MSU News - April 8, 2015 - 2:45pm
As a member of the Big Ten's Committee on Institutional Cooperation, MSU will share an $8.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to prepare underrepresented students for graduate school and academic careers in the humanities and social sciences.
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Step up

MSU News - April 8, 2015 - 1:21pm
It was late. It was dark. I had just entered the stairwell of a parking ramp and started up the stairs. Suddenly, a young man threw open the door of the stairwell and ran up the stairs until he was right behind me. My heart quickened and I picked up my pace. I instinctively moved my car key through my knuckles so I could use it for defense if needed and I was already planning my escape...and then we reached the second floor and he politely said, "Excuse me," and went around me and out the door. I had nothing to fear, and yet that was my first instinct. I'd argue that it's a good instinct because you should always be aware of your surroundings, but it's still sad. I was relaying the story to some friends the next day when the lone male of the group expressed surprise that all of the women said that fear is always top of mind when we're alone and run into a lone male. Whether it's a parking garage, an elevator, our neighborhood, a bike path...it's just how we're wired. Granted, there are plenty of men who are victimized, but when you're a woman just a bit taller than five feet, you're definitely at a disadvantage. However, everyone knows sexual assault does not just occur in stairwells or jogging paths and the criminals are often not strangers. It's no secret to anyone who's been reading the news that college campuses are grappling with the very serious problem of sexual assaults and how to stop them.
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Apryl Pooley: Shadow Brain

MSU News - April 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
I am in a unique position of researching the very disorder with which I live - post-traumatic stress disorder. But no amount of scientific research will shed light onto what PTSD really is more than learning how this disorder affects every aspect of one's life. Therefore, in conjunction with my scientific research, I openly share my story to expand public awareness of PTSD in order to help others recover from this debilitating disorder.
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MSU prepares for Severe Weather Awareness Week

MSU News - April 8, 2015 - 11:42am
MSU is joining institutions and government units statewide in helping residents prepare for dangerous weather as part of Michigan Severe Weather Awareness Week from April 12 to 18.
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MSU to stop burning coal at campus power plant

MSU News - April 8, 2015 - 11:42am
In a move that will reduce emissions at its T.B. Simon Power Plant as well as significantly advance its Energy Transition Plan, MSU is taking steps to stop burning coal by the end of 2016, with a majority of coal purchasing and burning ending in 2015.
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Laura Swanson: Creating Change

MSU News - April 8, 2015 - 11:00am
Media and information senior Laura Swanson is one of only two students across the nation to receive last year's $1,800 iAspire Grant, a national award for students who are working to affect change on the issue of sexual violence on college campuses. As a recipient of the award, Swanson was flown to Los Angeles to appear on the nationally syndicated "Dr. Phil Show."
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Completing the cycle

State News Top Stories - April 8, 2015 - 12:07am

It's a continuous cycle. The Student Organic Farm plants crops that are harvested for the MSU dining halls. Then the waste from those meals is composted and used as fertilizer for the next batch of crops. 

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Spring football game, youth clinic scheduled for April 25

MSU News - April 7, 2015 - 5:27pm
MSU football concludes its 15 spring practices under ninth-year head coach Mark Dantonio with the Green-White intrasquad game at 2:07 p.m., April 25 in Spartan Stadium.
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Making the connection

MSU News - April 7, 2015 - 3:22pm
It all started with a T-shirt - two T-shirts to be exact. Professor and alumna Kathy Doig and her husband, Ric Benson, also an alumnus, have a nearly 40-year philanthropic history with MSU; the relationship was sparked by the couple's need for two Powdermilk Biscuit T-shirts.
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Popular accounting professor to retire after 15 years of teaching

State News Top Stories - April 7, 2015 - 12:42pm

Accounting professor Charles Bokemeier is described as "passionate" by his colleagues and influenced many of his students.

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Detroit solves problem of untested rape kits, MSU report finds

MSU News - April 7, 2015 - 10:55am
A diverse team of scientists, prosecutors, police, victim advocates and others has solved the problem of untested rape kits in Detroit, creating a model that can be used in other communities, finds the lead researcher of the high-profile project, MSU's Rebecca Campbell.
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Undergraduate research on public display

MSU News - April 7, 2015 - 10:50am
Ranging from agriculture and animal science to business to humanities and performing arts, more than 750 MSU undergraduate students, from 14 colleges, will present their research at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 10 at the MSU Union.
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