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Study Pinpoints Areas of Flint that Need Better Food

Monday, February 26, 2018
Rick Sadler

A Michigan State University researcher has pinpointed areas in Flint, Mich., that have unequal access to healthy, affordable food, and he plans to use the information to improve…

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African Immigrants: Race and Gender Impact Economic Success

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Stephanie Nawyn

Africans represent one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States, but women far outpace men for securing high-skilled jobs and earnings growth, indicates a new study…

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MSU History Scholar Receives National ‘Best Book’ Award

Thursday, April 13, 2017
book cover: Sex Workers, Psychics and Numbers Runners

LaShawn D. Harris, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of History, is the recipient of the 2017 Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians….

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African-Americans More Likely to be Wrongfully Convicted

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Barbara O'Brien

African-American prisoners who were convicted of murder are about 50 percent more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers and spend longer in prison before exoneration, according…

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Blacks at Higher Risk for Cognitive Impairment in Later Life

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Zhenmei Zhang, associate professor of sociology, poses in her office on Wednesday April 20, 2016.

Social and economic disadvantages play a significant role in why blacks face a much higher risk than whites of developing cognitive impairment later in life, indicates a national…

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MSU’s Neighbors Named Mott Endowed Professor

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Harold “Woody” Neighbors, Ph.D., was named a Charles Stewart Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in Flint, Mich., on May 3, 2016. Neighbors has dedicated his career, including…

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