We asked our MSUDaily Update readers to send us some of their favorite MSU photos, and they did not disappoint. Reader Eric Pierre took these photos of the original Spartan statue in 2004 and the replica that currently resides there in 2020, featuring his son Joshua as a future Spartan and again in 2020 as a first-year student. Photo by Eric Pierre.
MSUDaily Update reader Nancy Creed sent in a photo of a place on campus she knows best: Agriculture Hall. Nancy has worked in the building for 45 years. Photo by Nancy Creed.
If you have a photo of campus you would like considered for the Week in Photos, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to Nancy and Eric for submitting great shots this week!
The bright teal color of an MSU lantern illuminates against a deep blue sky. Photo by Lisa Mulcrone.
A view of Beaumont Tower from the library fountain offers a new spot to admire it and reflect. Summer on campus is typically quiet and serene; finding just the right place to take it all in makes it that much sweeter. Photo by Katie Bylin.
Hannah Zimmerman, great-granddaughter to MSU President John Hannah, explores the library archives in an effort to learn more about President Hannah's legacy at MSU. Zimmerman is following in her great-grandfather's footsteps as an advocate for civil rights, founding TICO, The Institute for Civic Organizing, and serving as New York's youngest elected official. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Class is in session at the new STEM building. Instructor Kevin Henson’s biological sciences lab is one of the first courses to be taught in the state-of-the-art facility. Here, students in his course examine and identify microscopic organisms. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A monarch butterfly rests on a branch along the Red Cedar river trail. MSU ecologists have been working to understand how monarch butterfly populations have been declining, and how they can be preserved, with help from volunteers across North America. Photo by Beth Brauer.
Forget about robot vacuums, robot lawn mowers are the next big thing. This robot is part of an Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities plan to create “green zones” on campus, where routine grounds maintenance is performed with low-noise, zero-emission tools like battery-operated string trimmers and, yes, lawnmower robots. Photo by Nick Schrader.
A bird's-eye view of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. Architect Zaha Hadid was inspired by the intersection of downtown East Lansing and MSU’s campus — how the two create a network of paths and visual connections that are mimicked in the extending and folding lines of concrete, steel and glass. Photo by Adrien McGill.
No side eyes here. These two ducks on the Red Cedar river weren’t camera-shy. Photo by Nick Schrader.
The stadium grass sports a very green look without any painted lines on the field. Spartan Stadium will be welcoming fans beginning with the first home game on Sept. 11. Tickets are on sale now for the 2021 season. Photo by Nick Schrader.
Bright yellow flowers outside Olin Health Center are ready to greet both the passerby and an under-the-weather Spartan. Check out the Health Services website to learn how MSU helps Spartans on campus to feel their best. Photo by Lisa Mulcrone.
A Spartan takes a campus stroll on a rainy day. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.