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MSU Alumna Named Rhodes Scholar

Monday, November 25, 2019
beaumont tower

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
Lansing Capitol

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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85% of Taxpayers Overstate Their Actual Federal Income Taxes

Friday, March 30, 2018
Charles Ballard and Sanjay Gupta

About 85 percent of taxpayers overstate their actual federal income taxes, according to new research from Michigan State University. Charles Ballard, professor of economics, and Sanjay Gupta, the Eli and…

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Michiganders Optimistic about Economy, Less Happy with Leaders

Monday, March 5, 2018
Charles Ballard

The latest State of the State Survey (SOSS) reveals that Michiganders are more confident in the economy than they are in elected officials, and they have a positive…

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USDA Grant to Improve Agricultural Use of Water, Energy

Thursday, January 18, 2018
David Hyndman

Around the world, irrigated agriculture is the largest consumer of water and one of the largest users of energy. Michigan State University scientists are leading a $2.5 million…

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MSU Scholar Finds $21 Trillion in Unauthorized Federal Spending

Monday, December 11, 2017
Mark Skidmore

Earlier this year, a Michigan State University economist, working with graduate students and a former government official, found $21 trillion in unauthorized spending in the departments of Defense…

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MSU Faculty Members Among World’s Most Highly Cited

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Cole Deb He Howe Ohlrogge Wooldridge

Six Michigan State University faculty members have earned a spot on the Clarivate Analytics highly cited researchers list for 2017. This year’s list honors approximately 3,400 scientists from…

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