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Public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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Michigan State University: Public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan. MSU was founded in 1855 and served as a model for land-grant universities later created under the Morrill Act of 1862. The university was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, one of the country's first institutions of higher education to teach scientific agriculture. After the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is one of the largest universities in the United States and has approximately 634,300 living alumni worldwide.

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Former Michigan State WR Andre Rison alleges he was slapped by Buck Nystrom in the locker room before taking the field at Illinois on Oct. 18, 1986.
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Former Coach Is Convicted of Lying About Knowledge of Abuse by Larry Nassar

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Michigan State University removed an ornament display of African-American leaders hanging from a tree at the Wharton Center gift shop.
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Former Michigan State football coach George Perles dies at 85

George Perles, the former Michigan State football coach and board member, died Tuesday. He coached the Spartans to a 73–62–4 record in 12 seasons.
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