Michigan State University main website

Business & Society

MSU Study Uncovers Real Culprit in Flint Water Crisis

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Rick Sadler

Many believe the events leading to the lead poisoning of Flint’s drinking water began in April 2014, when it started drawing from the Flint River. Others believe it…

Read More

MI Infrastructure Needs Additional $4B/Yr., Says Commission

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Janice Beecher, Professor and Director, MSU Institute for Public Utilities

Michigan needs an additional $4 billion a year to fix and update its infrastructure, including crumbling roads and bridges and aging water and sewer systems, according to a…

Read More

MSU Helps Revive State’s Chestnut Industry

Friday, December 2, 2016
MSU researcher Dennis Fulbright specializes with the reintroduction of the American Chestnut tree.

Michigan is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for its number of chestnut growers and land, and Michigan State University has played a key role in leading this…

Read More

Despite Upbeat Headlines, Detroit Still Declining

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Laura Reese, Detroit Skyline

Despite the news media’s portrayal of Motown as a comeback kid, most revitalization is occurring in a small swath of the city’s core – including the just-announced Detroit…

Read More

Flashy Language Doesn’t Fly with Supreme Court

Monday, November 21, 2016
Gavel and Law Books

Memo to all attorneys submitting legal briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court: Be subtle and your chances of winning go up significantly. A new study co-authored by a…

Read More

MSU Foundation Launches Venture Fund

Thursday, November 17, 2016
campus photo

A new $5 million venture investing subsidiary of the Michigan State University Foundation called Red Cedar Ventures will help MSU-based business startups and technologies overcome early funding gaps,…

Read More

Support for Democracy Linked to Income Inequality

Thursday, November 17, 2016
vote-here

Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who actually wins an election and more to do with income inequality, or the gap between rich and…

Read More

Hyena’s Cooperative Behavior Reveals Social Evolution

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Submitting to mob mentality is always a risky endeavor, for humans or hyenas. A new Michigan State University study focusing on the latter, though, shows that when it…

Read More

China’s New Silk Road Offers Environmental Promise

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
map of Silk Road in China

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a modern upgrade of the ancient Silk Road, could be a superhighway of environmental progress, according to a Michigan State University professor in…

Read More

Knight Foundation Awards Funding for MSU’s Detroit Performance Project

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
lisa-biggs-knight-foundation

Lisa Biggs, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, has received $100,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as…

Read More