Philosophy Student Gives New Perspective on the Nature of Marx and Nietzsche

As a Philosophy major, Izzy Taylor studied how the philosophies of Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche share traits in some areas and how they differ in others. For Taylor, this research began as a final paper for her 19th Century Philosophy class, titled "Where Marx Underlies Nietzsche, Where Nietzsche Turns on Marx,” and grew into a personal interest in the intersection…

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Undergrad Adds AAAS Minor to Increase Understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Justice

Emily Burch often questioned the answers she received about the lack of diversity in her small town in northwest Michigan. And when she graduated from high school in 2018, she decided to find some answers by attending a public university downstate. This month, Burch will earn a bachelor’s degree and three minors from Michigan State University to put her on…

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Romance and Classical Studies Announces 2021-2022 Departmental Awards 

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies (RCS) held its annual awards ceremony on Friday, April 29, in Wells Hall where students of the department were recognized for their hard work and academic achievements and winners were announced for the 2021-2022 departmental awards and scholarships.   The following are the 2021-2022 RCS Department Awards recipients:   Classics Outstanding Student in Classics   Jack…

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Art & Science Graduating Senior to Deliver College Commencement Speech

Maddy Eischer, who is graduating in May with a dual degree in Apparel and Textile Design (ATD) and Genomics and Molecular Genetics, was selected as the Spring 2022 College of Arts & Letters student commencement speaker. A member of the Honors College, Eischer also is graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA and is a recipient of Michigan State University's Board…

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First-Generation Student Finds Niche, Discovers Value of MSU Education

College wasn’t always an end goal for Gabby Riley. While her paternal grandmother was a role model as a long-time teacher in Detroit Public Schools and a graduate of Howard University, her parents didn’t follow the same collegiate path. As a student of Renaissance High School in Detroit, Riley didn’t view herself as college-bound, but quickly changed her mind after…

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Fiction Filmmaking Capstone Class Premieres Its Most Ambitious Film Yet

This year’s Fiction Filmmaking Capstone Class, the largest to date, took on its most ambitious film project ever in the history of the course, exceeding the annual class budget of $5,000 to create the 30-minute film, The Broken Diamond, which will premiere on Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Room B115 of Wells Hall.  The premiere is free and open…

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Citizen Scholars Graduates 13 More Students 

This spring and summer, 13 more MSU College of Arts & Letters students will graduate from the Citizen Scholars program while earning their undergraduate degrees.    These 13 Citizen Scholar graduates join 32 other graduates of the program, for a total of 45 Citizen Scholar alumni since the program’s launch in Fall 2016.   A collaboration between all departments within the College…

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College of Arts & Letters Students Earn First-Place Awards at UURAF

Three College of Arts & Letters students earned first-place awards for their presentations at Michigan State University’s 24th Annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The students are now among the other first-place winners who will be considered for the grand prize, which will be announced in June.   This year's UURAF was held at the Breslin Student Events Center.…

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Undergrads to Present Research Online and In-Person at 24th Annual UURAF

Michigan State University’s 24th annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) will take place Friday, April 8, at the Breslin Student Events Center as well as online. The forum will include poster, oral, performance, and film/exhibit presentations.   UURAF provides MSU students, from every major, with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity while gaining experience presenting their…

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VIM Fashion Show Back In-Person, Showcasing Work of Student Designers

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the VIM Fashion Show was back and bigger than ever before, held at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts on March 23 and featuring the work of 10 Michigan State University student designers.  Hosted by VIM Magazine, MSU’s student-run fashion, beauty, and lifestyle publication, the event showcased handmade designs and was open…

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