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New book completes trilogy recounting Michigan State University history


A three-part history of Michigan State University has been completed with the publication of a new book from the MSU Press. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Douglas A. Noverr, author of “Michigan State University: The Rise of a Research University and the New Millennium.”

The Michigan State University Press has completed the publication of an extensive three-part history of MSU. The three books cover the important phases of the university’s history. Volume One, by Keith Widder, details the Michigan Agricultural College years; David Thomas wrote the second volume about the Michigan State College years.

The third installment is on shelves now.

Current State’s Scott Pohl talked with the author, Douglas A. Noverr, about “Michigan State University: The Rise of a Research University and the New Millennium, 1970-2005.”

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