Michigan State University

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WKAR filmmaker John J. Valadez searches for the remains of a legendary outlaw and reveals a painful and long ignored historical trauma: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the west.

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Hurricane Maria has been weakened to a category 3 hurricane and continues to wreak havoc on Puerto Rico, leaving the entire unincorporated US territory without power.

 

 


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Michigan State University graduate, now SportsCenter host on ESPN, Jemele Hill, made national headlines earlier this week when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist via Twitter. ESPN issued a statement noting that Hill's comments do not represent the company and that they had addressed it with Hill. This morning on Twitter President Trump said ESPN "is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth."


WKAR Receives $250K From MSUFCU

Sep 14, 2017
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Gift from Michigan State University Federal Credit Union to support WKAR Family, MSU student experiences. "This is a transformative gift for WKAR," says Susi Elkins.

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In the summer of 2011, Michigan State University started a fundraising campaign called Empower Extraordinary. The goal was $1.5-billion dollars by the end of 2018. Today, more than a year ahead of schedule, MSU announced that the goal has been met.


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  The Michigan State athletic department will pay tribute to former men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote in multiple ways in the near future and throughout the 2017-18 season. The men's basketball team will wear a patch honoring Heathcote throughout the upcoming year. The final design of the patch will be revealed at a later date.  

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge will decide whether to force Michigan State University to allow campus space to be rented to white nationalist Richard Spencer so he can deliver a speech later this month.

An 11-page lawsuit filed Sunday night in U.S. District Court in western Michigan contends that the East Lansing school’s refusal to rent a conference room or lecture hall to a Spencer supporter on security grounds violates free speech and other constitutional rights.

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Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer, claiming 10,000 lives every year in the United States. Research now underway at Michigan State University has focused on a potential new drug that could reduce the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90-percent.


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Next month, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will open a new research facility in Grand Rapids.


MSU Basketball

Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. He led the Spartans to their first NCAA Championship in 1979.  


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A Michigan State University student has died of an apparent heroin overdose in the 1100 block of Beech Street. 


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Michigan State University confirmed on Wednesday that it is reviewing a request by a white nationalist speaker to appear on campus. No decision has been made. 


Cathy George and No.17 Ranked Spartans Look To Rebound After Early Finish to 2016-17 Season

Aug 15, 2017
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MSU women's volleyball coach Cathy George talks with Current Sports host Al Martin about the upcoming season. The Spartans will host the Green and White exhibition game at Jenison Field House this Saturday at 4pm. 


Kaleel Gaines Reveals Reason Behind Transfer and Drama-Filled MSU Football Year

Jul 26, 2017
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Former MSU football player Kaleel Gaines opens up about his reason to transfer from Michigan State to play football at Arizona Western Junior College. He also addresses what went wrong last year, including the sexual assault charges of his former teammates. 

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Michigan State University researchers have received a $1.5 million grant to study the genetics of electric fish.

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