XA Major Helps Lead ‘State News’ Coverage During COVID-19 Pandemic

While all face-to-face instruction at Michigan State University has been suspended and much of MSU’s daily operations are being conducted remotely, The State News team has continued its news coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic and the person helping to lead this effort is Madison O’Connor, Editor-in-Chief of The State News, a senior who is double majoring in Journalism and Experience Architecture (XA). The…

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MSU Department of Theatre Students Get Creative During COVID-19

Just a little over month ago, Michigan State University made the decision to move all face-to-face classes to virtual instruction due to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. Since then, students and faculty of the Department of Theatre have fully embraced the challenges of this transition and have created an impressive amount of online content. Read on to learn more about…

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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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Excel Network Shares Employment and Internship Tips During COVID-19

The Excel Network would like to share the following three resources to support students with tips on employment and internships during the COVID-19 pandemic: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Job and Internship Search TipsStudent FAQs for Remote (Virtual) Internships and Project-Based Work If you need help or would like some advice regarding employment or internship opportunities, you can schedule a virtual appointment with The…

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How Religions Around the World Are Keeping the Faith During COVID-19

COVID-19 has rocked everyday life for people around the world, requiring religious communities to shift worship at a time that many consider the most holiest of the year. Daily and weekly services at churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples have transitioned to take place in the home with family members as many places of prayer are closed for the first time…

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MSU Colleges Create 3D-Printed Face Shields in Response to COVID-19

Michigan State University is helping local health professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus by making 3D-printed personal protective equipment (PPE). To address the critical need for donations, medical face shields are being produced in a joint effort with colleges across MSU’s campus, including the College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Engineering, College…

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Learning Continues Remotely at MSU’s Department of Theatre

On Thursday, March 12, Department of Theatre sophomores gathered for the course THR 292, also known as Sophomore Seminar. The class explores theatre-making and its connections to non-theatrical contexts. What made this particular class session unique is that it took place just one day following MSU’s decision to move all face-to-face classes to remote teaching and for the first time students…

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Ways to Support Students During COVID-19 Outbreak

Dear College of Arts & Letters Family & Friends: In responding to the evolving challenges of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the safety of our community through social distancing and the success of our students are our top priorities. Here at Michigan State University and in the College, we have moved our face-to-face instruction for students to virtual settings through…

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Living with a Severe Latex Allergy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the Michigan State University community to adjust to a new ‘normal' following a transition to remote learning classes, the cancellation of sports and other big events.  But for Religious Studies junior Liv Swanton, COVID-19 has made another part of her life more difficult to manage — her severe latex allergy. Swanton learned about her allergy on her 14th birthday. She was blowing up latex…

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