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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IAH Faculty Teaching Award Winners Announced

The Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (CISAH) recently announced the winners of this year’s Faculty Teaching Awards, which include the Fintz Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, Somers Award for Excellence in Teaching, IAH Award for Excellence in the Mentorship of Graduate Assistants, and the Service to IAH Award.  The Fintz Award for…

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Exhibit Celebrates 50 Years of MSU’s Summer Art Program in Leland

The Michigan State University Summer Art Program, which ran for 50 years from 1939 to 1989 in Leland, Michigan, is being celebrated with an exhibit, titled A Summer Romance: MSU Finds Leland, that includes the artwork of 45 former students and faculty members who participated in the program as well as more recent works from program alumni who continued their…

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Work by Critical Race Studies Artists-in-Residence on Display at MSU Union Art Gallery

The work of Dr. Elka M. Stevens, 2021-2022 Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies, is now on display through Friday, June 10, at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Through this exhibit, titled 38.8%: Visualizing Racial Identity in Search of Selfhood and Others, Stevens interrogates ideas of race, ethnicity, nationality, genetics, and their role in identity. Although many aspects of identity are unalterable…

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Professor of Hispanic Studies Receives William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award

Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies, is a 2022 recipient of Michigan State University’s prestigious William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award, which honors faculty members for a comprehensive and sustained record of scholarly excellence in research and/or creative activities, instruction, and…

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Film Studies Graduate Accepted to UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting Program

Garrett Boudreaux, who is graduating from Michigan State University this spring with a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies, was accepted to the School of Theater, Film, and Television’s screenwriting program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  A lofty goal since his days in high school, Boudreaux will travel to California to start the two-year Master of Fine Arts…

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Three Graduating Seniors Receive P2W Outstanding Senior Award

The 2022 recipients of the Professional and Public Writing (P2W) Outstanding Senior Award are Iliana Cosme-Brooks, Justice Curry, and Lacie Kunselman. Presented by the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC), the Professional and Public Writing Outstanding Senior Award recognizes graduating students who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, success in experiential learning, and engagement with the community. Iliana Cosme-Brooks Iliana…

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Graduating Senior Finds Happiness in Imperfection

Ann Desrochers, who is graduating from Michigan State University this spring as a member of the Honors College and with a B.A. in Experience Architecture and a B.A. in Psychology, writes about their time at MSU and how they learned to let go of their insurmountable expectations of themself to find happiness in imperfection.

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