The Chicago teachers’ strike isn’t just about kids – it’s about union power too
Classes in Chicago’s public schools were canceled starting Oct. 17 as more than 25,000 teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district went on strike in what they’re calling a fight for “justice and equity” for their students.
Writing the next chapter for Spartans
The Karen L. Gillmor, Ph.D. Endowed Professorship in Professional and Public Writing, created in Gillmor’s name, will help recruit and retain outstanding professional and public writing faculty.
Research aims to improve job placement outcomes for Project SEARCH grads
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or IDD, in Michigan generally have a higher rate of unemployment than their peers across other states.View story photos
It's On Us week features Laverne Cox
Three-time Emmy nominated actress, Emmy winning documentary film producer and prominent equal rights advocate Laverne Cox gave the keynote address for this year’s semi-annual It’s On Us week of action at MSU.View story photos
New exhibit in MSU Libraries
A new exhibit at MSU Libraries digs deeper into history and offers visitors an opportunity to see a map of all 86 Detroit locations and five Lansing locations listed in nine editions of “The Negro Motorist Green Book.”View story photos
This week I gained another skill for my resume. While being fitted for contacts for the first time, the eye doctor told me I was “weirdly comfortable” with touching my eyeball. This was after he challenged me to be his fastest lesson ever. It’s no secret that I love a challenge, so I popped those lenses in on the first try. First place winner of contact lens learning and weirdly skilled at touching my eyeball — those are definitely going on my LinkedIn profile.View story photos
Rebecca Campbell: Defining a problem
Rebecca Campbell’s research focuses on violence against women and children with an emphasis on sexual assault and specifically understanding how contact with the legal and medical systems affect adult, adolescent and pediatric victims' psychological and physical health. She was the lead researcher on the National Institute of Justice funded project to study Detroit's untested rape kits.View story photos
Training Detroit‘s future civic leaders
Joshua Sapotichne is the director of MSU’s InnovateGov program that embeds MSU undergraduate interns alongside key decision-makers in high-level governmental and civic institutions across Detroit each summer. Students gain experience in public sector innovation and public policy leadership by working on critical problems like water shut-offs and property tax foreclosures.View story photos
Creating the 'worthy' patient in transgender medicine
shuster will speak about redefining patient “worth” as someone who is compliant, dutiful, and authentically trans. This event will allow for audience interaction with the researcher about findings and implications.View story photos
MSU helps migrant workers earn high school diplomas
Due to the unique demands of their work lives, many children of migrant workers can’t attend traditional schools. A $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to MSU’s Migrant Student Services will make it easier for the roughly 6,000 migrant students in Michigan obtain their GED, or general educational development, the equivalent to a high school diploma.