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Daniel Trego, College of Arts & Letters, Michigan State University

Two distinguished English professors from Michigan State University's College of Arts and Letters join Russ White on MSU Today to talk about their work and how it impacts their students and our evolving society. They are Jeff Wray and Julian Chambliss.

The conversation begins with their thoughts on a challenging time for racial tension on campus.

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Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., appointed Tanya Jachimiak as the new associate vice president of the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance, effective Feb. 3.

In this position, she will provide leadership and oversight of MSU’s Prevention, Outreach and Education Department (POE) and Office of Institutional Equity and Resolution Office (OIE).

Russ White | MSU Today

Opinions from the latest State of the State Survey

Michigan consumers are more positive about their personal finances than they’ve been in nearly two decades, and by some measures, the most upbeat of the century, the latest State of the State Survey finds.

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Spartans softball coach Jacquie Joseph is Spartan Athletics’ all-time winningest coach, says athletic director Bill Beekman as he and Michigan State University president Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. welcome her to MSU Today.

Joseph talks about how the game has changed over the course of her almost 30 years at the helm of Spartan Softball. And she talks about the challenges of being a team in the north.

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Spartans head baseball coach Jake Boss joins Michigan State University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. and Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman on MSU Today.

Boss talks about the challenges inherent in being a northern team in a warm weather sport. “We tend to recruit tougher kids who are used to the weather challenges,” Boss says.

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Steve Esquith is dean of Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. He talks with MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. and Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman about the “common good” mission of the college.

“We think there are some basic things that the arts and humanities can contribute to society,” says Esquith. 

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Students in the U.S. and Finland participating in a new project-based learning model are not only learning more, but becoming more engaged in class, research from Michigan State University shows.

It’s an approach schools everywhere should adopt, the researchers say, to ensure the next generation of students is prepared to solve the scientific problems of their time.

How vulnerable is your car to cyberattacks?

Jan 15, 2020
Automotive IQ

The emergence of smart cars has opened the door to limitless possibilities for technology and innovation – but also to threats beyond the car itself. New research from Michigan State University is the first to apply criminal justice theory to smart vehicles, revealing cracks in the current system leading to potential cyber risks.

A university-wide social norms marketing campaign has reduced high-risk drinking and adverse outcomes of drinking, according to a new study from Michigan State University in the Journal of American College Health.

MSU's social norms campaign was created to educate MSU students about actual drinking behavior on campus. When misperceptions are corrected, behavior will change to be more consistent with the actual norm says Dennis Martell, director of MSU Health Promotion.

2020 economic growth expected for Michigan

Jan 8, 2020
Russ White | MSU Today

Michigan State University’s Center for Economic Analysis sees further growth in the Michigan economy in 2020. This comes from the MSU Economic Forecast Model that tracks and projects the economies of the state of Michigan and the metropolitan areas of Detroit-Warren-Dearborn and Lansing-East Lansing.