Transformative change can save humans and nature
The survival of Earth’s life is not a battle of humans versus nature. In this week’s Science a sweeping assessment of nature, concluding victory needs both humans and nature to thrive.View story photos
MSU college establishes two new divisions
MSU College of Human Medicine announced the formation of two new clinical divisions — a Division of Neurosurgery and a Division of Otolaryngology — in partnership with two Southeast Michigan medical practices, a move that expands its statewide presence and opportunities for its students.
Spartans graduate this weekend
MSU will host commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center.View story photos
My grown-up list
Well, it’s that time of year again, where I find myself casually singing along to holiday music and, inevitably, end up crying. This year, as I face Christmas without my dad, it’s happened more than usual. In fact, I even had to duck down the bread aisle at Meijer to wipe my tears before any other shoppers happened to notice.View story photos
Jeff Dwyer: Inclusive environments
During our annual MSU Extension Fall Conference October 29 and 30, 2019, we enhanced our commitment to creating a safe learning environment for everyone by requesting a few all-gender restrooms at the conference venue. In addition, we asked our general-session speakers to use their pronouns when they introduced themselves — mine are he, him and his — and suggested that others do the same.View story photos
Wicked to return to Wharton Center
East Lansing’s most popular musical, "Wicked," will return to Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall on Wednesday, April 1 through Sunday, April 19, 2020. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale on at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
Jonathan Biss plays Beethoven at Wharton Center
Wharton Center is thrilled to welcome for the first-time world-renowned pianist, Jonathan Biss, on Jan. 8 and 10, 2020. Two unique and breathtaking programs of Beethoven allow Biss to tap into his deep musical curiosity and explore a variety of compositions, including one of the greatest piano sonatas of all time, “Hammerklavier.”
James Brinkmann: Stranded strangers
It’s 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Chicago’s Union Station. Dozens of Michiganders are waiting to board the daily Blue Water 364 train to head home and rest for one day before another week starts. An announcement begins. “Blue Water 364 is delayed by 30 minutes.” We board the train and continue to wait. Three and a half hours pass interspersed with announcements. We’re still at the station due to engine failure.View story photos
Wide reach of MSU’s Give Green Day raises $1.5 million to support students
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, MSU’s #GiveGreenDay campaign raised more than $1.5 million to support students and community initiatives, thanks to more than 4,800 gifts from donors around the world.
Grant aims to improve depression during and after pregnancy
MSU has received nearly $320,000 from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to improve depression among pregnant and postpartum women across Michigan through the implementation of integrated health care.View story photos