MSU Today

Russ White

Natural and farmlands are under increasing pressure from commercial, industrial, and residential development, but some Michigan municipalities have implemented wise, long-term land protection strategies, which are good for the environment, for agriculture, and for quality of life. Ingham County is one of those municipalities, having a decade ago passed an open space and farmland preservation millage that has protected over 5,000 acres and counting. 

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Kevin Frank joins Russ White to talk about what you can do now to prepare your lawn for 2019. Frank is an associate professor in MSU's Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and a MSU Extension turf specialist.  

Alumnus Makes Largest Single Gift in MSU History

Sep 12, 2018
Kurt Stepnitz

Michigan State University announced a historic $30 million gift from alumnus and real estate developer Edward J. Minskoff toward completion of the Business Pavilion at the Eli Broad College of Business.

The gift, the largest single gift received from an individual in MSU’s 163-year history, will create innovative learning and career development spaces for business students.

Studying fish can help improve human health

Aug 29, 2018

“Integrative biology, the way we like to phrase it, is understanding the entire spread of biological organization, which is from molecules to ecosystems,” says Ingo Braasch, MSU assistant professor of integrative biology.

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“I think the biggest takeaway from the recent Michigan primary election is that most of the polling was correct,” says MSU economist Charles Ballard, who runs the State of the State surveys. “The November election is shaping up to be what we thought it was going to look like several months ago.”

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MSU alumnus Jeremy Whiting is the new professional general manager of Michigan State University's award-winning student radio station 88.9FM WDBM better known as the Impact. He's just the third GM in the almost 30 year history of the radio station, which will celebrate 30 years on the air on February 24, 2019.

By 2050 the global population may exceed 9 billion people with almost three quarters of them living in urban areas. How will the world feed so many? The answer in part, is by connecting the researchers, practitioners and policymakers who are tackling the global food problem of producing more with less. One of the best allies may be technology.

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Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States, will be visiting the East Lansing-MSU community this month as part of the 2018 One Book, One Community (OBOC) program. Sotomayor’s memoir, “My Beloved World,” is this year’s OBOC selection.

Melanie Kauffman

Christopher H. Contag is the James and Kathleen Cornelius Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. He is director of MSU's Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
IQ is a research collaboration among the colleges of Engineering, Human Medicine and Natural Science at MSU. IQ is devoted to basic and applied research at the interface of life sciences, engineering, information sciences, and other physical and mathematical sciences. Contag discusses IQ's mission, vision, and impact.

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Michigan State University Provost June Pierce Youatt talks about a variety of topics as the new school year approaches. She talks about student success, health and well being. And she provides updates on MSU's new STEM Building, Science Gallery Lab Detroit, and new additions to MSU's team of collaborative deans.

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Detroit Street Care is an outreach activity where Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine students provide medical assistance to the homeless. Through the program, medical students at the college’s Detroit Medical Center site, offer clinical care to the city's homeless population with supervision from physicians Richard Bryce and Mary Jo Voelpel.

Michigan State University and WKAR have received a license from the Federal Communications Commission to launch an experimental next generation TV broadcasting station to focus on digital advancement and internet based connectivity.

Speaking as the Big Ten player representative, senior MSU safety and Jackson, Michigan, native Khari Willis took the stage before a crowd of more than 1,300 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown on July 24 and delivered an inspirational speech calling on his fellow Big Ten players to make a difference in their communities. Courtesy of Michigan State University Athletics, here is audio of Khari's address. You can watch it here.


In the midst of an award-winning 30-year career as television news anchor and journalist at Lansing CBS affiliate WLNS-TV 6, Sheri Jones is a member of the 2018 class entering the Michigan Association Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame on August 14 at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany's state and future of the Big Ten remarks include his thoughts on gambling, Friday night football, TV revenue, paying players, and college hoops' one-and-done rule.