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One of the Rhodes Scholars named over the weekend is a recent Michigan State University graduate. The selection committee chooses 32 Scholars every year, and Clara Lepard is now just the 18th Rhodes Scholar in MSU history.


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The new Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center was dedicated today in a ceremony that included U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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The MSU Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition this morning, in a meeting that also saw an unusual flurry of interpersonal criticism between members.


Hannah Administration Building
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The MSU Board of Trustees will meet this morning to adopt budget guidelines for the 2017-18 year, including tuition rates.

MSU Board of Trustees
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Room and board rates at Michigan State University will go up by 2.5-percent in the fall, the smallest increase in almost 20 years. MSU Trustees today approved the increase.

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Today’s MSU Trustees meeting was tumultuous, with calls to do more to prevent sexual assaults on campus and for President Lou Anna Simon to resign over allowing controversial Breitbart News writer Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on campus last year.


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Michigan State University’s newest Rhodes Scholar began her studies at Oxford last fall. Sarah Kovan is now in her second term there.


$10m gift to MSU will fuel genetics effort

Dec 12, 2016
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Michigan State’s College of Engineering has received its largest individual gift ever, for over $10 million. We learn about the work in genetics the money will be used for and about its extraordinary donor.


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Meet MSU’s incoming member of the Board of Trustees. Republican Dan Kelly of Clarkston won election last week.


MSU sets fiscal year fundraising record

Sep 20, 2016
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Current State talks with MSU's vice president for university advancement, Bob Groves, about raising money for a Big Ten Conference school.


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Michigan State University is expecting thousands of students for the fall semester. The official move-in begins this weekend. We talk with Dr. Ray Gasser of MSU's Residence Education and Housing Services department and resident assistant Anneka Hart.


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College is hard enough already, but imagine trying to get your degree while worrying about things like your next meal and where you’re going to sleep. That was the reality for EMU student Ramone Williams until the community pulled together to support him. We talk to Williams and the woman who created the campaign to help him out, Victoria-Burton Harris.


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In 2014, federal officials investigated MSU’s response to campus sexual harassment and assault. They ordered reforms. Two new university officials recently assumed leadership positions in the school’s effort. Current State talks with Ande Durojaiye and Jessica Norris of MSU’s Office of Institutional Equity.


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Free speech advocates have been voicing concerns over the impact of political correctness on college campuses. They say it’s inhibiting discussions of race and other important issues. We talk with an MSU College of Law professor Adam Candeub about the issue.


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MSU has one of this year’s 32 Rhodes Scholars. Sarah Kovan has won several academic awards as captain of the Spartan women’s soccer team. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Kovan about her plans for spending two years at Oxford.


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