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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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Current, past high-ranking federal officials to usher in spring commencements

Extraordinary and impactful national leaders will help celebrate the accomplishments of Michigan State University’s 2023 graduates during its commencement ceremonies this spring.

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MSU scientists create start-up to develop gene therapy for people with Parkinson's disease

Built on promising Michigan State University research, two scientists and the MSU Innovation Center have formed a company to create new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Engineering professor honored with President’s Distinguished Teaching Award

For her dedication to teaching and her passion for engaging students to foster excitement about learning, Susan Masten was honored with the 2023 President’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

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MSU in the news

The Washington Post

How to become a backyard beekeper: If beekeeping isn’t your thing, you can create bee-friendly habitat for natives and honeybees alike. Michigan State University has tips for welcoming mason bees and leaf cutter bees by planting species such as aster, honeysuckle, raspberries and sunflowers.

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The Conversation

Distant star is an excellent candidate in the search for life: Joe Rodriguez, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at MSU, says it is possible alien life could be vastly different from life as we know it. For now, places similar to Earth, like a newly-discovered planet, offer a good starting point.

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The Biden administration wants more competition in the seed industry: “The power of the seed industry is held in fewer and fewer hands,” says Phil Howard, a professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at MSU. He says over 60% of global seed sales are controlled by just four firms.

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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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