To the Class of 2026 – What Will Your Story Be?

Christopher P. Long, Dean of the MSU College of Arts & Letters and the Honors College To the Class of 2026,  Welcome to Michigan State University!   As you embark on this new journey, we encourage you to pause, here at the beginning, to consider how you will bring your whole selves to the story you will create at MSU. We…

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When this Pandemic Ends, Culture Will Never Be the Same

The novel coronavirus pandemic is one of the nation’s greatest challenges since World War II, a war that fractured a significant portion of the economy and forced society to rearrange itself to fight back. With COVID-19, we’ve nearly all been asked to quarantine ourselves and families. In the global spread of the coronavirus, we look to history for clues to understand what it means as a country to survive…

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Adjusting Expectations

During this difficult time, we need to adjust our work expectations. That means, first and foremost, protecting our health, safety, and well-being, and that of our families and communities by working remotely and practicing social distancing. Secondly, we need to focus on providing the best possible student experience that we can under the circumstances through remote teaching.

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Support for Remote Teaching

Dear Colleagues: Thank you for all the work you are doing to ensure the safety of our community and the ongoing success of MSU students during this challenging time. The decision to move face-to-face instruction in lectures, seminars, and classroom settings to remote instruction was made in the interest of public safety regarding the novel coronavirus. The safety of our…

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