Michigan State University
Public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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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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Hoibergs set for father-son matchupFred and Jack Hoiberg will be on opposite benches when Michigan State visits Nebraska on Thursday night. Fred is in his first season as Nebraska coach and Jack is a sophomore reserve guard for Michigan..
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Michigan college gift shop removes doll display depicting black leaders hanging from treeMichigan State University removed an ornament display of African-American leaders hanging from a tree at the Wharton Center gift shop.
Federal agents detain Michigan State graduate student, force his return to IranMichigan State graduate student Alireza Yazdani Esfidajani was detained by federal agents and forced to return to Iran before he got to campus.
As Mark Dantonio collects big bonus, questions hover over Michigan State footballAs Mark Dantonio prepares to collect his $4.3 million retention bonus, questions about Michigan State football's program remain.
Former Michigan State football coach George Perles dies at 85George 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.
Inquiry Into Michigan State’s Handling of Larry Nassar Case Is SuspendedThe university’s former president and former gymnastics coach are facing criminal prosecution as a result of the investigation, while a former dean was sentenced to one year in prison.
MSU player brings adopted dogs to Senior Day after losing parentsMichigan State University's Josh Butler brought out his adopted dogs, Roxi and Remy, who have been with him through tough times.
Michigan players chafed by Michigan State's 'dirty' hit on Shea PattersonMichigan football players called Michigan State's Jacub Panasiuk a "dirty player" for a late hit on quarterback Shea Patterson.
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After brother's death, emotional Cassius Winston leads Michigan State to blowout winIn a game played a day after the death of Cassius Winston's brother, Michigan State cruised to an emotional win over Binghamton.
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Michigan State students outraged over racist remarks in professor’s surveyA Michigan State professor's survey that included racist and offensive language has sparked anger among students.
New study finds social media can positively impact mental healthA new study conducted by Michigan State University media and information professor Keith Hampton found that social media can improve a person’s mental health over time. Hampton’s study, “Social..
Thanks to Larry Nassar, Michigan State has the most rapes reported in a year in campus safety reportThe annual Clery Act report, which is mandated by the federal government, includes more than 1,000 rapes — most attributed to Larry Nassar.
Tom Izzo's three words for anyone who blasts his son's spot at MSU: 'Haters gonna hate'Tom Izzo just wanted to be with his son. So he made Steven a deal: Make the basketball team in high school and there will be a walk-on spot at MSU.
Too-many-men penalty costs No. 19 Michigan State in loss to Arizona StateMichigan State had too many men on the field for its game-tying field goal in the final seconds vs. Arizona State. It missed the re-kick to lose 10-7.
Michigan State's Dantonio one win away from recordMichigan State football coach Mark Dantonio reflects on those who have put him in a position to become the school’s all-time winningest coach. (Sept. 10)
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U.S. slaps record fine on Michigan State University over Nassar abuse scandalThe U.S. Department of Education has imposed a record $4.5 million fine on Michigan State University for what it called a failure to protect students from sexual abuse and ordered the university to..
Michigan State to pay record $4.5 million fine in Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal"What happened at MSU was abhorrent. .... so was the university's response to their crimes," U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said.
Education Department Hits Michigan State With Record Fine Over Nassar ScandalThe Education Department announced a $4.5 million fine for Michigan State University over the Larry Nassar scandal and ordered an overhaul of its handling of sexual assault.
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