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What should America’s energy future be, and how do we hammer out an environmentally conscious national energy security plan for the future?   

Higher education more than just job training

May 13, 2013
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It’s spring commencement time, when tens of thousands of new graduates head out into the “real world.”  Here in Michigan, there have been a lot of public conversations about how we train our students for jobs in this state, how we keep talent from leaving and attract new talent, and what our universities can be doing to facilitate all of this. From the proposed Michigan 2020 plan by state Democrats to re-thinking the university corridor, there are a lot of ideas floating out there.

MSU looks to strengthen ties with Cuba

May 13, 2013
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Michigan State University is offering adventurous members of its alumni association another chance to visit Cuba later this year. MSU Alumni Association (MSUAA) has announced its plans to return to the Caribbean island in November.  The excursion follows an earlier visit in March that included chances to meet the Cuban people and explore museums, factories and other interesting places.  

Current State #85 | May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Today on Current State: film documentary on military sexual assault; alternative energy; the future for Michigan talent; and MSU Alumni Association tour of Cuba.

Film documents sexual assault in the military

May 10, 2013
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The U.S. military is facing a crisis of conscience. This week, the Pentagon released an annual report indicating the rate of rape and sexual assault by and against service members has risen significantly in the past year.  Adding to the scandal is the arrest of the Air Force officer who previously led that branch’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit -- who himself was charged with sexual assault.