Working toward peaceful resolutions.
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Studying if a 'better world' is possible
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Mandela legacy lives on
In 1978, Michigan State University became the first major U.S. public university to divest its portfolio of corporations operating in South Africa. At the time, South Africa was plagued by apartheid and MSU leaders refused to support such social injustice.
Shutdown, health reform hurt Obama
President Barack Obama’s approval rating in Michigan sagged to its lowest point in three years, while Gov. Rick Snyder gained ground in MSU's latest State of the State Survey.View story photos
Freedman named director of MSU Knight Center
Pulitzer Prize-winner Eric Freedman has been named Knight Chair and director of the John S. and James L. Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University.View story photos
Women’s Resource Center posts December newsletter
The Women’s Resource Center has published the December edition of its monthly newsletter.
Danielle Whittaker: Chunk Rock Girl
Most of you know me by the name Danielle Whittaker. I am the managing director of BEACON, and also an animal behavior researcher.View story photosView story videos
Working toward peaceful resolutions
MSU alumnus Lawrence Sheets has dedicated his career to cultivating a deep understanding of the South Caucasus region—its language, its people and its struggles—and puts that knowledge to work to help prevent and resolve conflicts.View story videos
Lagging U.S. students need more rigorous math
As American students continue to lag behind international peers in math skills, an MSU scholar argues the United States could improve its standing by increasing exposure to formal math such as algebra and geometry.View story photos
MSU student group sends medical supplies to typhoon victims
Medical supplies valued at more than $100,000 were gathered and sent to victims of Typhoon Haiyan last week through a joint effort between MSU student group Generate Help 2 Heal Generations and the university’s Institute of International Health.View story photos
Celebrating Thanksgiving safely
It’s Thanksgiving time, and everyone has food on the mind. Especially some of MSU’s faculty.View story photos
Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, bread and much, much more are waiting. I’ll sit down at my sister’s house and indulge in an American tradition—eating more than I should and just when I think I can’t eat another bite, I’ll have a piece of pie. My sister and her husband are excellent hosts, I’ll be surrounded by family and everyone will have a lovely day. Thanks for food, health, love and family will be given, just like in previous years. Grace will be spoken, food will be passed and the day will pretty much go like they have for years. (Except for that one year when a candle caught a napkin on fire at the kids’ table prompting my daughter to shout, “Fire in the hole!”). But barring any flames, I expect my Thanksgiving to be pretty standard. Except for one thing. This year I’ll be thinking about children I met while on our Spartans Will. 360 tour. You can see some of them in the photo above. I snapped that shot in Naitolia, Tanzania, where hundreds of schoolchildren were lined up for a bowl of rice and beans, thanks, in part, to the work of MSU’s Tanzania Partnership Program. I'll be thinking of the hundreds of children there, and in other parts of Africa we visited, that were happy for a drink of clean water and a small cup of beans and rice. It’s doubtful they know what overly full bellies feel like, nor would they understand the concept of leftovers.View story photos