Michigan State University

Radio Made in Michigan
12:38 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Michigan State students at forefront of online magazine publishing

Journalism students have developed a periodical for web as many magazines switch from print to online.
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MSU Journalism students have produced an online-only magazine called Glyph. As publications like Newsweek move to eliminate print editions, these students are learning what it takes to succeed in online journalism.

A senior-level class has published this new magazine for the iPad. Two editions of Glyph are available at no charge in Apple’s app store.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:07 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Superbugs: MSU molecular biologist on drug-resistant bacteria

Low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria, magnified 10,000 times.
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MSU molecular biologist Dr. Shannon Manning played a crucial role in helping to solve the

mystery behind one of the most deadly E. coli outbreaks ever, which killed more than 50 people and sickened nearly 4,000 in Germany in 2011.

Dr. Manning is also a featured lecturer in MSU’s Classes Without Quizzes hosted by the College of Natural Science. She joins us to discuss the rise in drug-resistant bacteria.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:24 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Broad opening new exhibit called "Pattern: Follow the Rules"

The museum designed by Pritzker Prize-winner architect Zaha Hadid features more than 70 percent of its 46,000-square-foot facility focused to exhibition space.
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Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum is opening a new exhibit on Friday.  It’s called "Pattern: Follow the Rules." For Curator of Contemporary Art Alison Gass, it’s her first big exhibition since arriving at the Broad.

She told WKAR’s Scott Pohl that Pattern: Follow the Rules was inspired by the Zaha Hadid design of the Broad Museum building

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NewsRoom
4:39 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

MSU Trustees Elect Ferguson And Breslin

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Democrat Joel Ferguson has been re-elected Chairman of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees.

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NewsRoom
5:16 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

MSU Provost Announces 2013 Departure

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A high-ranking Michigan State University administrator has announced he's leaving soon.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Thu December 27, 2012

MSU President Simon Looks Back, Looks Ahead

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon
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As the end of the year approaches, Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is reflecting on 2012 and looking ahead to 2013. She talked with WKAR’s Scott Pohl about the state of affairs at MSU.

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NewsRoom
6:18 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

MSU's Simon Again Declines Salary Bump

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Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has again turned down a salary increase. 

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NewsRoom
6:29 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Hacker Strikes "CLEAR" Unit's Server at MSU

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Michigan State University is investigating the unauthorized access of email addresses and encrypted passwords from a server within the College of Arts and Letters.  

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NewsRoom
6:09 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

$7.8M Grant to MSU Aims To Improve Farming In Africa

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Michigan State University researchers plan to use a $7.8 million grant from the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help African nations improve sustainable farming. 

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NewsRoom
6:51 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

GOP Nominates Two for MSU Trustees

Michigan Republicans have nominated the party's two candidates for the Michigan State University board of trustees.

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NewsRoom
6:27 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

In New School Year, MSU Expands Engineering 'CoRe' Program

Tens of thousands of Michigan State University students are a few days into the new academic year.  

At the university's engineering school, administrators contend with one of MSU's highest transfer and dropout rates.  But they're hoping a program that combines class work with non-curricular activities will help more students stick with the major.

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NewsRoom
6:38 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

EL Police Doubt 'Religious Hatred' Fueled Assault on Jewish MSU Student

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A Jewish student at Michigan State University says his jaw was broken in an attack by two assailants who he says displayed "religious hatred."

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Tue August 28, 2012

With MSU, Holt Educator Keeps Closer Learning Tabs on Students

This school year, Holt Schools' educator Sean Carmody is helping other area teachers learn 'formative assessment.'
Mark Bashore WKAR

Tens of thousands of school teachers are preparing to make their way back to Michigan classrooms. A growing number of them are adding something new to their skill sets. Advocates of “formative assessment” say it’s important to continually track whether students are learning material—not just at test time.

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NewsRoom
6:18 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Michigan State to Mark 50th Anniversary of 1963 NCAA Game

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Michigan State this basketball season plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking 1963 NCAA regional game between Loyola and Mississippi State.

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NewsRoom
6:14 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

MI Supreme Court Says MSU Violates Free Speech Rights

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The state Supreme Court has struck down a Michigan State University ordinance that’s supposed to protect employees from harassment as a violation of the First Amendment.

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NewsRoom
6:24 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Michigan St. Plans November Opening for Broad Art Museum

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A new opening date has been set for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on the campus of Michigan State University.

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NewsRoom
2:33 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

President Simon Expects F-RIB Strategy in 2-3 Weeks

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Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon says she expects to announce a strategy for the school's much anticipated F-RIB project in two to three weeks.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Mon July 2, 2012

MSU Remembers Morrill Act on Its Sesquicentennial

MSU's Morrill Hall is named after the U.S. Senator who sponsored 1862's landmark Morrill Act.
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Today marks the 150th anniversary of a landmark law that revolutionized American education.  As WKAR’s Mark Bashore reports, the Morrill Act traces its roots to mid-Michigan.

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NewsRoom
8:31 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

MSU Colleges Look Ahead to Shared Space

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Michigan State University officials say they're excited to be moving ahead on a building that will be shared by its schools of engineering and human medicine.

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NewsRoom
11:04 am
Fri June 22, 2012

MSU Trustees Approve Budget, Tuition Rates Rise

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Michigan State University officials have approved a 2012-2013 budget that includes a 3.5% increase in undergraduate, in-state tuition rates.  Out-of-state students will pay 5% more.

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NewsRoom
7:18 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

MSU Trustees to Consider Energy Plan, Room Rates

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The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday. Higher room and board rates, and a strategic clean energy plan, are on the agenda.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Fri March 30, 2012

First Tedx MSU Gathering Explores “Glocal”

For going on three years, local organizers have exposed cutting edge ideas in technology, entertainment and design at TEDx Lansing.  Now, for the first time, East Lansing organizers are hosting a TED event. 

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Lawmakers’ Displeasure over MSU Policy Draws School Officials to Capitol

A new policy at Michigan State University is generating heat at the state capitol.  

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NewsRoom
2:45 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Detroiters Will Address MSU Grads

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Michigan State University's December commencement ceremonies will include two prominent Detroiters.  Newspaperman, author and broadcaster Mitch Albom will address undergraduates on Saturday, December 10th.  The author of "Tuesdays with Morrie" will also receive an honorary doctorate of humanities. 

Detroit Public Schools emergency manager Roy Roberts will speak to undergraduates that afternoon.  Roberts will be awarded an honorary doctorate of business.

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