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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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Spartans are serious players in the video game industry

Brian Winn, an MSU game development professor, leads and independent video game studio and a talent pipeline — which produced the popular "Plunder Panic."

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The hidden complexity of a tart cherry genome

MSU research team creates the first annotated Montmorency tart cherry genome, identifies DNA segments that code for each gene.

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Peace Corps recognizes MSU for legacy of volunteers

MSU is ranked No. 6 by the Peace Corps on its list of the top 25 volunteer-producing colleges and universities during the past 20 years.

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MSU in the news

The New York Times

Get ready to see more of the northern lights, continuing into 2025: Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at MSU,says the expanded visibility of the northern lights is created by activity in the sun's magnetic field.

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National Public Radio

Soaring pasta prices caused a crisis in Italy: David Ortega, a food economist and associate professor at MSU, explains that pasta inflation in Italy might not impact the U.S. because, in part, Americans do not eat as much pasta as Italians. 

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The Conversation

Supreme Court's ruling on humane treatment of pigs could catalyze a wave of new animal welfare laws: David Favre, a professor at the MSU College of Law, writes that a patchwork of laws could push Congress to set federal standards.

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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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