April 18, 2022
If Spartan trees could talk, we imagine they’d have some fascinating stories to tell. Luckily, arborists from the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden have brought us one step closer to talking to the trees with the Self Guided Tree Tour, part of the MSU Science Festival. The tour adds QR code labels to 13 trees on campus, each with a unique connection to Spartan history. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Students tie-dyed T-shirts at the It’s On Us Week of Action kick-off event. It’s On Us is a weeklong, student-led event coordinated by MSU’s Prevention, Outreach and Education Department to raise awareness of gender-based violence. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A dense pack of pinecones open on a tree branch near Hannah Administration Building. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A trio of riders zoom through campus on Spin scooters. The motorized e-scooters were introduced to campus in 2021, and can be found at various locations on campus and in East Lansing. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Delicate crocuses blooming outside Olds Hall bring a touch of purple to the spring color palette. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
MSU’s electric autonomous bus makes its regular journey from the MSU Auditorium to the commuter lot — no driver required. The bus was unveiled in November 2021 as part of MSU’s smart mobility ecosystem. Though the autonomous bus can operate without any human interaction, to ensure total safety a driver is always present. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Though Michigan’s spring weather is famously inconsistent, last week held plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun while getting some studying done. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Spartans show off a little artistic flair (and Spartan spirit!) on a sidewalk near Beaumont Tower. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Teresa K. Woodruff keeps the beat with the MSU Drumline on Admitted Students Day. The event offered incoming Spartans the chance to connect with current students, experience Spartan life and learn more about MSU. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Sparty’s got Coach Izzo’s back as he speaks to future Spartans at the Admitted Students Day pep rally. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
MSU football coach Mel Tucker signs a football for Brenda Tracy, Set The Expectation founder and honorary captain of the Green and White spring football game. The spring game consists of individual and group drills in the first half and scrimmages in the second half, and serves as a conclusion for the team’s spring practice schedule. Seeing our team take to the field makes us even more excited for the start of the 2022 season, which will open with a game against Western Michigan on Sept. 2 in Spartan Stadium. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
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