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MSU Online Graduate Programs Rank Among Highest in the Nation

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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In its 2021 ranking for online graduate programs, U.S. News & World Report ranked three of Michigan State University’s online graduate programs in the top 25, including two at…

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Cook Named To Biden Transition Team

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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Michigan State University economist Lisa Cook was selected to serve on President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s transition team. Cook is a professor in the Department of Economics in…

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Elder Named An MSU Foundation Professor

Thursday, September 3, 2020
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Todd Elder, Professor & Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Economics, was recently named an MSU Foundation Professor, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate…

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Education, Occupation Are Major Factors In Racial Income Gaps

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Since the late 1970s and early 1980s, the earnings of Black workers have fallen relative to the earnings of white workers in much of the United States, according…

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MSU Receives $1.2M NSF Grant to Study Intelligent Social Network Interventions

Friday, January 31, 2020
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The Michigan State University Construction Management program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction, or SPDC, was selected by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, to develop a research model…

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MSU Alumna Named Rhodes Scholar

Monday, November 25, 2019
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Anna Esenther, a 2019 Michigan State University graduate, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. She is the 20th Rhodes Scholar from MSU. An Honors College graduate, Esenther holds…

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Li Elected to National Landscape Architectural Council

Friday, August 16, 2019
James Klausner named a Fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers

Ming-Han Li, director of the Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design and Construction, or SPDC, has been elected to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Council of…

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The New Racial Disparity in Special Education

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The new racial disparity in special education

Racial disparity in special education is growing, and it’s more complex than previously thought. New research from Michigan State University examined how often black and Hispanic students are…

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Midterm Election Outlook via State of the State Survey

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Voting Day

With midterm elections less than one week away, Democrats appear to lead in two top-of-ticket races, according to Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey, or…

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Latest State of the State Survey Indicates Increased Consumer Confidence

Monday, June 18, 2018
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Michigan residents have increased confidence in their state’s economy but only tepid toward top elected leaders finds Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey. “Michigan’s consumer confidence…

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