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Jan. 24, 2024

Happy birthday, Michigan!

Celebrating MSU’s relationship with Michigan on the state’s birthday

When Michigan State University was founded in 1855 — it was the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan back then and the nation’s first agricultural college and premier land-grant university — the state of Michigan was a mere 18 years old. As Michigan has grown and adapted since it officially became a state in 1837, so has MSU. To celebrate Michigan’s 187th birthday on Jan. 26, we curated this gallery to show some of the ways Spartans are working with partners across Michigan for the betterment of the state and MSU.

From Michigan’s state university to the state of Michigan, happy birthday!

By: Liam Boylan-Pett