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Empowering excellence

From MSU's beginnings to today

Members of the MSU community — representing leaders, students, faculty, staff and graduates — describe the vision animating the university from its beginnings to the current day.

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Top marks

MSU online graduate programs continue to receive top rankings from U.S. News & World Report. For 2023, three of the university’s participating programs and four specific disciplinary areas are ranked in the top 10.

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Canceling plans with a friend?

New research from MSU found that the worst thing you can do is lie about your reason for canceling plans with a friend ­— indicating that how cancellations are made may be more important than whether cancellations are made.

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A civil rights leader’s legacy

The "William G. Anderson Lecture Series: Slavery to Freedom" honors Dr. William G. Anderson, an invaluable member of the MSU community. Anderson was one of the first faculty members of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Jan. 30, 2023

The week in photos: Jan. 24–29, 2023

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MSU in the news

The New York Times

How to become a morning exercise person: To wake up earlier and start a morning exercise routine, “what we’re trying to do is not just shift your bedtime, but actually shift your entire circadian clock to be earlier,” said Kimberly Fenn, a cognitive neuroscientist who studies sleep and learning at MSU. “That’s the ultimate goal.”

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WBUR

New guidelines recommend early, aggressive treatment for childhood obesity: "It's hard for kids to go outside and play because of safety reasons," said Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician at Hurley Children's Clinic in Flint and professor of public health at MSU. "There's, you know, a lot of reasons why these rates have been climbing year after year after year. And we just haven't had the tools to be able to treat patients properly."

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CNBC

A ‘horror movie’ come to life: Workers are using TikTok to broadcast their layoff: “People go online because they want to have this sense of camaraderie or connection with other people,” says Angela Hall, a professor of human resources and labor relations at MSU.

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Making sure this school year is a healthy and safe one takes the entire MSU community working together. All students, staff and faculty members are required to be vaccinated. By getting a COVID-19 vaccine, Spartans can protect themselves, each other and our communities. We are all in this together and, together, we will keep campus safe.

 

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Campus Initiatives

Strategic Plan: MSU 2030

MSU used an inclusive and comprehensive strategic planning process to create a shared vision for the future and a common set of principles and values to guide our work.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

To recognize the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as a foundation for university, MSU is using a comprehensive DEI planning process focusing on those values and working in collaboration with the overall strategic planning process.

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Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Plan

The RVSM Strategic Plan stems from work by leading researchers and experts in the field to develop a plan for survivor services, prevention efforts, and climate and culture change initiatives.

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