Though we didn’t quite make it all the way this year, the Spartan still celebrated the men’s basketball team’s impressive accomplishment of making it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Most notable is the milestone this year marked for head coach Tom Izzo, who earned his 25th consecutive bid to the tournament — the longest streak for a head coach in NCAA history. Photo by Nick Schrader.
A student takes a break from studying to befriend an inquisitive duck near the Red Cedar River. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Gray days will soon be a thing of the past, as colorful flora start to spring back all around campus like these forsythia bushes near Morrill Hall. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., her husband Tom O’Halloran (seated to the left behind her) and Director of Strategic Engagement Brandon Gross (right of Woodruff), dine with students in Akers Hall. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Phoebe Tran and Vuong Phan, MSU students and members of the Vietnamese Culture Union, photograph fellow member Kim Tran in traditional clothing for their upcoming Viet Folktale Festival, “Made in Vietnam: Once Upon a Time.” Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Two Spartans wander into Sleepy Hollow, part of the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and a true campus hidden gem. Though the majority of the Beal gardens can now be found across West Circle Drive, the original test plots planted by Professor Beal in 1873 were 140 species of grasses and clovers planted in Sleepy Hollow. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The sun rising over campus contrasts the gentle yellow glow of street lights with an endless sky of indigo. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A group of students spend some quality time with Mini the therapy dog at the MSU Library. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Daffodils prepare to bloom near the MSU Main Library. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.