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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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Radical new chemistry from MSU

Researchers have created a new class of single-molecule magnets that could help usher in more advanced data storage and computer technology.

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MSU ranked highly for sustainability

Home to the the nation's largest solar carport array and more, MSU maintained its prestigious No. 2 ranking in the United States by Times Higher Education.

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Celebrating 78 years of The Spartan statue

From Beaumont Tower to Spartan Stadium, Michigan State University’s campus is filled with iconic locations — and The Spartan statue is no exception.

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MSU in the news

The Washington Post

Why glass, paper and other options aren’t the simple alternative to plastic that they seem to be: is heavy, so moving it over long distances can drive up transportation costs, said Muhammad Rabnawaz, an associate professor in the School of Packaging at MSU. 

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Inside Higher Education

Recognizing an 'untapped resource:' Bradley Cox, founder and senior advisor of the College Autism Network and associate professor in the educational administration department at MSU, praised the legislation for focusing on the positive contributions neurodiverse students make to campuses.

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‘Perfect storm’ of conditions making some Michigan flowering trees extra pretty this year: “We had a very mild winter – so, little or no winter bud kill ... ” said Bert Cregg, a MSU Extension expert and professor and researcher within MSU's horticulture and forestry departments.

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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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