The Cube Helps Local School District Provide Mental Health Support

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on our mental health, and at East Lansing Public Schools, they are combating mental health issues with the help of The Cube, MSU’s publishing hub, which created the Trojan Mental Health Matters website to support the emotional well-being of East Lansing students. “In the wake of the pandemic, a lot of people struggle…

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Curbing Anti-Asian Racism Through Poetry

Through her research and latest book, Divya Victor, Associate Professor in MSU’s Department of English and Creative Writing Program, tells the story of South Asian immigrants, and those belonging to the South Asian diaspora, and how they navigate public spaces in the United States. And in doing so, how they maintain and retain a sense of self and a sense of direction,…

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Professor Shares Experience Teaching in Israel While Street Violence Takes Place

Camelia Suleiman, Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, is currently staying in Nazareth, Israel, while co-teaching a course at Hebrew University of Jerusalem through Zoom. Many of her students, both Jewish and Palestinian, are participating despite the clashes that have taken place outside their homes in the Old City of Jerusalem. She…

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Alumnus Receives Funding for Research and Teaching in South Africa

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) Advisory Council selected to fund a project that will allow MSU researcher and College of Arts & Letters alumnus Ike Iyioke to travel to South Africa for collaborative research efforts and graduate student teaching and mentoring. Iyioke is a Research Specialist working in the Analytics Unit of MSU’s Office of Research & Innovation.…

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Five Students Earn First Place Awards from UURAF Presentations

Five students from the College of Arts & Letters received first place awards for their presentations at the 2021 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The grand prize recipients will be announced in June. Almost 500 students from all majors at Michigan State University presented their work as part of the 23rd annual UURAF. Of those students, 19 were from the College of…

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Religious Studies Graduates Honored for Achievements

The Department of Religious Studies is proud to present the 2021 Religious Studies Awards to six outstanding students – Madelyn Webb, Yael Eichhorn, Erica Lavista, Alana Davis, Charron Mcrae, and Anneli Schlacht. The awards presented include the Robert T. Anderson Award, Engaged Scholar Award, Nick Rashford and Jake Folio Award, Bob Pettapiece Scholarship, and Julia Johnson Award in Religion and…

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A Message to Our College Community Following the Chauvin Conviction

Dear College of Arts & Letters Community, I write to you following the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd last May. While we anticipated that these proceedings and verdicts would prove emotionally draining for anyone following them, the disturbing evidence and wrenching testimony have had a heavy psychological toll on many of…

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MSU Digital Humanities Initiative Receives Garfinkel Prize

A digital humanities collective in the MSU College of Arts & Letters that draws on the legacy of creating spaces of liberation within oppressive societies has won the 2020 Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities presented by the American Studies Association. This annual award recognizes excellent work at the intersection of American studies and digital humanities and honors caucus founder Susan…

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Alum Named GM for Global Entertainment Media Brand

History and Theatre alumna Geneva S. Thomas recently became the General Manager of Entertainment Weekly and People en Español under the Meredith Corporation, which is one of the world's leading entertainment media brands, and she credits her MSU education for helping prepare her for the work she does today. She especially gives thanks for the opportunities she had as a student leader.  “Being a…

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