$1.5 Million Gift To Make MSU a Leader in Holocaust Studies

William and Audrey Farber and their family EAST LANSING, Mich. --- Michigan State University’s newly created William and Audrey Farber Family Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, funded by a $1.5 million private gift, will be one of just a handful of Holocaust Studies chairs in the country, one of four in the Big Ten and the first…

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Janet Swenson Retires After 23 Years at MSU

Over the course of her career, including 23 years at Michigan State University, Janet Swenson has witnessed and accomplished a great deal while positively impacting a generation of students, teachers and writers. The former associate professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) and associate dean of Outreach and Community Engagement in the College of Arts & Letters retired August…

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Sparking a Spirit in Detroit

For some outsiders, Detroit neighborhoods appear burdened, disheartened, and broken. But Michigan State alumnus Anthony Hatinger knows otherwise, and has joined the movement to empower opportunity within Detroit communities using his determination, knowledge, and passion.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCe9YnapkXw&feature=emb_title From Classroom to Community “It’s always been a place of innovation and a place of great challenges,” says Hatinger, who has seen Detroit communities…

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Paths to Explore

Dear College of Arts & Letters students, As the new Dean of the College of Arts & Letters it is my pleasure to welcome you to Michigan State University. Many of you have already experienced the network of pathways that figure prominently throughout the MSU campus.

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Push Your Creative Boundary

VIRTUAL VISIT DAYS In an effort to ensure that you are provided with the information you need to make the right decisions concerning your educational career, we are offering virtual visit days over the next few weeks. Our recruiter, LaDonna Croffe, will give a 30 minute presentation followed by a question and answer period. You will also hear from current…

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A Living Place of Education

The places we inhabit habituate us. The virtues they cultivate are grounded in the values they embody. In 1855, a natural opening in the oak forest of the Burr farm was selected as a fitting site for the creation of the Michigan Agricultural College (M.A.C.)

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College of Arts & Letters Student Nominated for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship

SERVICE-MINDED STUDENTS NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP Four students involved in public service have been nominated by Michigan State University for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to affecting change through public service by providing them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training and fellowship with other students. MSU’s…

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Traverse City Film Festival 2015

The Traverse City Film Festival was a success for Spartans again this year. Check out the photos from student-film screenings, classes taught by MSU faculty and staff, and the general festivites at this collaborative event!

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English Professor Interviewed for Podcast, “Shakespeare in India”

Shakespeare Unlimited: Episode 40 What impact has Shakespeare’s writing had on Indian theater? And, how has Indian theater shaped and altered Shakespeare’s work?  Shakespeare’s interaction with India came, of course, in the context of India’s experience with British colonization and colonialism. In 1600, Queen Elizabeth I gave a charter to the East India Company to trade with the shahs, emperors and…

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