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NIH Grant Funds Study to Improve Detroit’s Health Through Nature

Monday, August 26, 2019
Photo of detroit park and sign reading " greening of detroit park"

Faculty from Michigan State University received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an experiment to improve the health of Detroit’s residents by cultivating…

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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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MSU Part of Composite Materials Institute in Detroit

Monday, October 9, 2017

Michigan State hosted local students, dignitaries and researchers this morning for the official ribbon cutting and tours launching the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, in Detroit’s…

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MSU Student Wins 2016 Opportunity Detroit People’s Choice Award

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

MSU Jazz Studies senior Eric Smith, a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Birmingham, Mich., won the 2016 Opportunity Detroit People’s Choice Award at the Detroit Music Awards in April 2016….

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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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Knight Foundation Awards Funding for MSU’s Detroit Performance Project

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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…

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MSU to Locate Food Research Center in Detroit

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Detroit buildings

A new facility in Detroit will become Michigan State University’s first center for studying and developing urban food systems. Drawing on experience from MSU’s 13 rural AgBioResearch field…

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Michigan School Funding, Choice Policies Hurting Local Districts

Thursday, June 2, 2016
David Arsen

School districts in Michigan get into financial trouble almost entirely based on factors outside their control, according to a study from Michigan State University. Chief among those factors…

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MSU Philosopher Whyte Given 2015 Bunyan Bryant Award

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Kylie Whyte

Kyle Whyte, the Timnick Chair in the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at MSU’s College of Arts & Letters, was awarded the 2015 Bunyan Bryant award for…

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Detroit Solves Problem of Rape Kits

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A diverse team of scientists, prosecutors, police, victim advocates and others has solved the problem of untested rape kits in Detroit, creating a model that can be used…

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