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MSU Students Recognized by Prestigious Graduate Programs

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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Michigan State University has one Gates Cambridge Scholar and a national finalist for the Knight-Hennessey Scholars Program. Jasmine Jordan has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Jordan is…

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Report: States Face Daunting Challenges to Address COVID-19 School Closures

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Students learn and teachers teach at Bennett Woods Elementary School in Okemos on Wednesday November 28, 2012

As the COVID-19 crisis has caused nearly all K-12 public schools nationwide to suspend face-to-face instruction, millions of students are losing opportunities to learn and state governments are…

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Five Things to Know About the 2020 Presidential Primary Elections

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Super Tuesday is quickly approaching and the predictions are ramping up as to who will win the 2020 Democratic primary election. Matt Grossmann – associate professor of political…

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Education Researchers Named Top National Influencers

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Beaumont Tower on a cold winter morning with snow in the trees and on the ground.

Five Michigan State University faculty earned national recognition for their influential research in the field of education. With expertise spanning from economics to sociology, these MSU researchers are…

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Why Nonprofits are Taking Over Detroit, Flint Governance

Friday, June 28, 2019
Detroit, Flint, Nonprofits, Urban,

Though nonprofit philanthropies aid cities in times of need, like when natural disasters hit, their work usually ends when the crisis subsides. But that’s not the case in…

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Education Researchers Named Top National Influencers

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Educational Researchers Collage

Six Michigan State University faculty earned national recognition for their influential research. With expertise spanning from economics to sociology, these MSU researchers are among 200 scholars from across…

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Social Science Faculty Named Harvard University Fellow

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Sarah Reckhow

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University named Sarah Reckhow, associate professor of political science, a Radcliffe Institute fellow. Reckhow joins more than 50 women and…

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Gun Politics Polarizing Americans

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Matt Grossman, associate professor of political science, talks about his research on Monday September 14, 2015.

As emotions around the world run high following the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, people are processing what happened and how it could have been prevented. Many…

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MSU Wins Grant to Grow Political Leadership Programs

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Matt Grossman, associate professor of political science, talks about his research on Monday September 14, 2015.

Michigan State University’s Institute of Public Policy and Social Research has won an $80,000 grant from the Madison Initiative of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to survey state candidate…

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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…

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