MSU Today with Russ White

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MSU Today is a lively look at MSU-related people, places, events and attitudes put into focus by Russ White. Follow and subscribe at Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and wherever you get your podcasts.

It was 51 years ago we celebrated the inaugural Earth Day. That was April 22, 1970. An estimated 20 million people participated back in 1970 and the observance has since become a global phenomenon. MSU Today is observing and celebrating Earth Day 2021 with a conversation with two highly regarded experts in environmental policy and environmental law.

Erica Kangas, MSU class of 2010, is the vice president of engineering and a founding team member at Dough, a mission-backed startup with more than $1million dollars in venture capital funding that's quickly growing, in part, due to the application of the knowledge and skills she acquired as a double major in mathematics and economics and member of the Honors College at Michigan State University.

Michigan State University

Beginning July 1, the Lesbian Bisexual Gay and Transgender Resource Center or LBGTRC within the Division of Student Affairs and Services at Michigan State University will be renamed the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center. Jesse Beal (they/them/theirs) is the center's director.

Men’s Tennis Coach Gene Orlando talks with Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman on this edition of the MSU Today podcast.

Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman is joined by Kim Bruno, the head tennis coach of the Michigan State University Women's Tennis Team, and student athlete Sammie Memije, who is a five-year member of the team and currently a graduate student.

MSU Health Care

Michigan State University Health Care and Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing have welcomed their newest physician, Jayson B. Field, MD.

Lansing Community College

Michigan State University and Lansing Community College have formalized a partnership that improves access to a four-year degree, increases student success and helps build a pipeline of talent to meet the needs of the Mid-Michigan economy.

Russ White

Livonia Michigan native and Michigan State University School of Journalism alumnus Chris Meagher is the White House Deputy Press Secretary.

Division of Public Health - Michigan State University

Debra Furr-Holden is an epidemiologist and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health Integration at Michigan State University and associate dean for public health. She also directs the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions. When it comes to vaccine acceptance, Dr. Furr-Holden thinks we may have done ourselves a disservice with the term Operation Warp Speed.

Cindy Kyle | MSU IPPSR

In this month’s State of the State podcast from Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Matt Grossmann, Charley Ballard, and Arnold Weinfeld discuss the latest news in Michigan politics and economy. Then the trio welcomes Siddharth Chandra to the conversation to discuss his research on the potential for future pandemic reemergence.