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    Association of American Universities>Oak Ridge Associated Universities>Big Ten Academic Alliance>Universities Research Association>APLU{edih}PUBLISHER=NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY BUSINESS OFFICERS AND COMMONFUND INSTITUTE ACCESS-DATE=2019-08-09, | president = Samuel L. Stanley| students = 50,019| undergrad = 38,996| postgrad = 11,023PUBLISHER=MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITYACCESSDATE=JANUARY 14, 2016ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20160115030454/HTTP://MSU.EDU/ABOUT/THISISMSU/FACTS.HTMLDF=MDY-ALL, | faculty = 5,666| logo_size = 250East Lansing, Michigan>East Lansing| state = Michigan| country = United States42308448region:US_type:edu|display=inline,title}}10000km2}}PUBLISHER=MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITYACCESSDATE=SEPTEMBER 13, 2015ARCHIVEURL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20150910065856/HTTP://BRAND.MSU.EDU/DESIGN-VISUAL/INDEX.HTML#COLORDF=MDY-ALL, {{color box#FFFFFF}}Michigan State Spartans>SpartansNCAA Division I – Big Ten Conference>Big Ten| mascot =}}| logo = Michigan State University wordmark.svg}}Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan. MSU was founded in 1855 and served as a model for land-grant universities later created under the Morrill Act of 1862.WEB,weblink Democratizing American Higher Education: The Legacy of the Morrill Land Grant Act, Staley, David J., Origins, 6, January 2013, 4, no,weblink" title="">weblink February 8, 2015, mdy-all, The university was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, one of the country's first institutions of higher education to teach scientific agriculture.BOOK, Beal, W.J., History of the Michigan agricultural college and biographical sketches of trustees and professors, Agricultural College,weblink'sHistory%20of%20the%20Michigan%20Agricultural%20College%3A%20And%20Biographical%20Sketches%20of&pg=PR1#v=, no,weblink'sHistory%20of%20the%20Michigan%20Agricultural%20College%3A%20And%20Biographical%20Sketches%20of&lr&pg=PR1#v=, February 8, 2016, mdy-all, 1915, After the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is one of the largest universities in the United States (in terms of enrollment) and has approximately 563,000 living alumni worldwide.U.S. News & World Report ranks its graduate programs the best in the U.S. in elementary teacher's education, secondary teacher's education, industrial and organizational psychology, rehabilitation counseling, African history (tied), supply chain logistics and nuclear physics in 2019. MSU pioneered the studies of packaging, hospitality business, supply chain management, and communication sciences. Michigan State is a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of 62 leading research universities in North America. The university's campus houses the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, the Abrams Planetarium, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, and the country's largest residence hall system.WEB,weblink State of Michigan, January 26, 2016, Michigan Legislature, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 28, 2016, mdy-all, The Michigan State Spartans compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. Michigan State Spartans football won the Rose Bowl Game in 1954, 1956, 1988 and 2014, and a total of six national championships."WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2009-06-14, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 7, 2011, mdy-all, ". College Football Data Warehouse. Accessed December 28, 2007.WEB,weblink Archived copy, February 8, 2016, bot: unknown,weblink" title="">weblink March 20, 2007, mdy, Spartans men's basketball won the NCAA National Championship in 1979 and 2000 and has attained the Final Four eight times since the 1998–1999 season, including in 2019 with a victory over Duke. Spartans ice hockey won NCAA national titles in 1966, 1986 and 2007.


    Agriculture School

    The Michigan Constitution of 1850 called for the creation of an "agricultural school,""s:Michigan Constitution of 1850|Michigan Constitution of 1850]]". Wikisource. Article 13, Section 11. Retrieved March 5, 2008. though it was not until February 12, 1855, that Michigan Governor Kinsley S. Bingham signed a bill establishing the United States' first agriculture college, the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan."Milestones of MSU's Sesquicentennial {{webarchive|url= |date=August 6, 2007 }}". MSU University Archives and Historical Collection. Retrieved March 5, 2008. Classes began on May 13, 1857, with three buildings, five faculty members, and 63 male students.The first president, Joseph R. Williams, encouraged a curriculum that required more scientific study than practically any undergraduate institution of the era. It balanced science, liberal arts, and practical training. The curriculum excluded Latin and Greek studies since most applicants did not study any classical languages in their rural high schools. However, it did require three hours of daily manual labor, which kept costs down for both the students and the College.BOOK, Darling, Birt., City in the Forest; The Story of Lansing, New York, Stratford House, 1950, 121, 50008202, Despite Williams' innovations and his defense of education for the masses, the State Board of Education saw Williams' curriculum as elitist. They forced him to resign in 1859 and reduced the curriculum to a two-year vocational program.

    Land Grant Pioneer

    In 1860, Williams became acting lieutenant governor"Joseph R. Williams Biographical Information {{webarchive|url= |date=September 16, 2006 }}". MSU Archives and Historical Collection Accessed March 5, 2008. and helped pass the Reorganization Act of 1861. This restored the college's four-year curriculum and gave the college the power to grant master's degrees. Under the act, a newly created body, known as the State Board of Agriculture, took over from the State Board of Education in running the institution. The college changed its name to State Agricultural College, and its first class graduated in the same year. As the Civil War had begun, there was no time for an elaborate graduation ceremony. The first alumni enlisted to the Union Army. Williams died, and the following year, Abraham Lincoln signed the First Morrill Act of 1862 to support similar colleges, making the Michigan school a national model. Shortly thereafter, on March 18, 1863, the state designated the college its land-grant institution making Michigan State University one of the nation's first land-grant colleges.{{Citation | title = The National Schools of Science | magazine = The Nation | page = 409 | date = November 21, 1867 | url =weblink | deadurl = no | archiveurl =weblink | archivedate = June 24, 2016 | df = mdy-all }}

    Co-ed College

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    (File:Michigan State college.jpg|thumb|376x376px)The college first admitted women in 1870, although at that time there were no female residence halls. The few women who enrolled boarded with faculty families or made the arduous stagecoach trek from Lansing. From the early days, female students took the same rigorous scientific agriculture courses as male students. In 1896, the faculty created a "Women Course" that melded a home economics curriculum with liberal arts and sciences. That same year, the College turned the Abbot Hall male dorm into a women's dormitory. It was not until 1899 that the State Agricultural College admitted its first African American student, William O. Thompson. After graduation, he taught at what is now Tuskegee University. President Jonathan L. Snyder invited its president Booker T. Washington to be the Class of 1900 commencement speaker. A few years later, Myrtle Craig became the first woman African-American student to enroll at the College. Along with the Class of 1907, she received her degree from U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, commencement speaker for the Semi-Centennial celebration. The City of East Lansing was incorporated the same year,BOOK, Miller, Whitney., East Lansing: Collegeville Revisited (Images of America), Charleston, South Carolina, Arcadia Publishing, 2002, 0-7385-2045-4, 26, and two years later the college changed its name to Michigan Agricultural College (M.A.C.).

    Big Ten University

    During the early 20th century, M.A.C. expanded its curriculum well beyond agriculture. By 1925 it had expanded enough to change its name to Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science (M.S.C.). In 1941, the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, John A. Hannah, became president of the College.After World War II, he began the largest expansion in the institution's history, with the help of the 1945 G.I. Bill, which helped World War II veterans gain college educations. One of Hannah's strategies was to build a new dormitory building, enroll enough students to fill it, and use the income to start construction of another dormitory. Under his plan, enrollment increased from 15,000 in 1950 to 38,000 in 1965.BOOK, Heineman, Kenneth J., Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era, New York, New York University Press, 1993, 0-8147-3512-6, 21, In 1957, Hannah continued MSU's expansion by co-founding Michigan State University–Oakland, now Oakland University, with Matilda Dodge Wilson. Hannah also got the chance to improve the athletic reputation of M.S.C. when the University of Chicago resigned from the Big Ten Conference in 1946. Hannah lobbied to take its place, gaining admission in 1949.NEWS, It's Big 10 Now – Spartans Admitted, Wisconsin State Journal, May 21, 1949, 13, Six years later, in its Centennial year of 1955, the State of Michigan renamed the College as Michigan State University of Agriculture and Applied Science.BOOK, Kuhn, Madison., Michigan State: The First Hundred Years, 1855–1955, East Lansing, Michigan State University Press, 1955, 0-87013-222-9, 471, Nine years afterward, the University governing body changed its name from the State Board of Agriculture to the MSU Board of Trustees. The State of MichiganWEB,weblink,, November 15, 2010, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 15, 2010, mdy-all, allowed the University to drop the words "Agriculture and Applied Science" from its name. Since 1964, the institution has been Michigan State University.

    Oakland University

    In 1957, the donation of {{convert|1500|acre|km2}} in Pontiac Township, Oakland County, Michigan prompted creation of Michigan State University – Oakland. That campus became the independent school, Oakland University, in 1970.WEB,weblink Oakland's History, Oakland University, no,weblink" title="">weblink July 16, 2012, mdy-all,

    Global Leadership Initiative, 2012 and Beyond

    Since the end of the Hannah era in 1969, Michigan State shifted its focus from increasing the size of its student body to advancing its national and global reputation. In September 2005, president Lou Anna Simon called for MSU to become the global model leader for Land Grant institutions by 2012. Her plans included creating a new residential college and increased grants awarded from the National Institutes of Health past the US$100 million mark. While there are over 100 Land-grant universities in the United States, she stated she would like Michigan State University to be the leader.Darrow, Bob. Simon: MSU to be model university {{webarchive|url= |date=March 3, 2016 }}. The State News. September 9, 2005. Retrieved March 5, 2008.Michigan State, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University created the University Research Corridor in 2006.WEB, MSU, U-M, Wayne State create University Research Corridor, MSU News,weblink July 1, 2011, no,weblink" title="">weblink September 1, 2011, mdy-all, This alliance was formed to transform and strengthen Michigan's economy by reaching out to businesses, policymakers, innovators, investors and the public to speed up technology transfer, make resources more accessible and attract new jobs to the state.

    USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal

    In 2016, a police report was filed alleging that in 2000, USA Gymnastics team doctor and MSU sports physician Larry Nassar (also a professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine) had sexually assaulted a minor named Rachael Denhollander under the guise of medical treatment.WEB,weblink Watch: Nassar victim Rachael Denhollander speaks out, USA TODAY Sports, January 24, 2018, March 27, 2018, YouTube, The allegation led to the arrest and eventual conviction of Nassar. He was sentenced in January 2018. Between the police report filing and the time of sentencing, 156 victims including Olympic gymnasts and MSU student athletes came forward to speak of abuses inflicted by Nassar. The Detroit News reported that 14 MSU representatives – including athletic trainers, coaches, a university police detective, and then-president Lou Anna Simon – had been alerted of sexual misconduct by Nassar across two decades.NEWS,weblink What MSU knew: 14 were warned of Nassar abuse, Kozlowski, Kim, January 18, 2018, The Detroit News, 2018-01-22, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 20, 2018, mdy-all, Michigan State and USA Gymnastics have been accused of enabling Nassar's abuseWEB,weblink Michigan State President Resigns; US Olympic Committee Face Fallout of Larry Nassar Sentencing, NBC Chicago, January 24, 2018, no,weblink January 26, 2018, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Michigan State University president resigns amid widening calls for accountability over Larry Nassar abuse scandal, Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2018, Matt, Pearce, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 26, 2018, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Larry Nassar's sexual abuse victims finally get their days in court, CNN, January 15, 2018, Eric, Levenson, no,weblink January 26, 2018, mdy-all, and are named as defendants in civil lawsuits that gymnasts and former MSU student athletes have filed against Nassar.WEB,weblink USA Gymnastics alerted FBI in 2015 to doctor accused of abuse, Chicago Tribune, February 16, 2017, Rick, Maese, Will, Hobson, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 26, 2018, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Sexual Abuse Charges Put Shadow on U.S. Gymnastics Federation, The New York Times, September 13, 2016, Juliet, Macur, no,weblink October 19, 2017, mdy-all, On May 16, 2018, it was announced that Michigan State University had agreed to pay the victims of Nassar $500 million.WEB,weblink ABC Sports News, A. B. C., News, ABC News, January 13, 2019, MSU's role in the scandal led to the resignations of president Simon and athletic director Mark Hollis in January 2018.NEWS,weblink Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon Resigns Amid Nassar Fallout, Haag, Matthew, Tracy, Marc, January 24, 2018, The New York Times, no,weblink January 26, 2018, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Michigan State Athletic Director Mark Hollis Resigns, The New York Times, January 26, 2018, Marc, Tracy, no,weblink January 27, 2018, mdy-all, In March 2018, William Strampel was arrested and charged with felony misconduct in office and criminal sexual conduct for allegedly groping a student and storing nude photos of female students on his computer. Strampel is the former dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and oversaw Larry Nassar's clinic.NEWS,weblink William Strampel, former Michigan State University Dean, accused of storing nude photos, March 27, 2018, CBS News, On November 20, 2018, former university president Simon was charged with two felonies and two misdemeanor counts for lying to the police about her knowledge of sexual abuse committed by Nassar.NEWS,weblink Ex-President of Michigan State Charged with Lying about Nassar Case, Smith, Mitch, November 20, 2018,, 2018-11-20, In January 2019, interim president John Engler, who had replaced Simon, resigned after a pattern of controversial comments about the ongoing scandal including that Nassar's victims were "enjoying" the spotlight.NEWS,weblink How John Engler’s MSU reign fell apart, Kozlowski, Kim, The Detroit News, January 28, 2019,


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    (File:MSU campus map rev3.png|thumb|255x255px|MSU's main campus lies north of the CN Railway and south of Michigan and Grand River Avenues.)MSU's sprawling campus is in East Lansing, Michigan. The campus is perched on the banks of the Red Cedar River. Development of the campus started in 1856 with three buildings: a multipurpose College Hall building, a dormitory later called "Saints' Rest",WEB,weblink Saints' Rest: Early Campus Life at MSU., June 13, 2007, bot: unknown,weblink" title="">weblink June 13, 2007, mdy, Michigan State University. Retrieved on March 5, 2008. and a barn. Today, MSU's contiguous campus consists of {{convert|5200|acre|km2}}, {{convert|2000|acre|km2}} of which are developed. There are 556 buildings: 100 for academics, 131 for agriculture, 166 for housing and food service, and 42 for athletics. Overall, the university has {{convert|22763025|ft2|m2}} of indoor space."Building Data Summary {{Webarchive|url= |date=April 27, 2015 }}". MSU Physical Plant. Retrieved February 18, 2010. Connecting it all is {{convert|26|mi|km}} of roads and {{convert|100|mi|km}} of sidewalks."Frequently Asked Questions {{webarchive|url= |date=January 22, 2016 }}". MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD). Retrieved March 5, 2008. MSU also owns 44 non-campus properties, totaling {{convert|22000|acre|km2}} in 28 different counties."Land Management Office {{Webarchive|url= |date=June 8, 2010 }}". Michigan State University Land Management Office. August 29, 2005. Retrieved March 5, 2008.
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    The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory]] features one of the world's most powerful instruments of its type.Bruns, Adam (January 2009).How Are You Helping Companies Grow? {{webarchive|url= |date=April 12, 2009
    255x255px|leftIn early 2017, construction of a $22.5 million solar project began at five parking lots on campus. Carports with solar arrays will be built, generating about 5 percent of the electricity used on campus annually.WEB,weblink Construction Starts on Solar Power Project at Michigan State, US News, no,weblink March 6, 2017, mdy-all,

    North campus

    The oldest part of campus lies on the Red Cedar river's north bank.WEB, Forsyth, Kevin S., Michigan Agricultural College – Introduction,weblink A Brief History of East Lansing, Michigan, February 25, 2011, 2003, no,weblink" title="">weblink May 15, 2011, mdy-all, It includes Collegiate Gothic architecture, plentiful trees, and curving roads with few straight lines. The College built its first three buildings here, of which none survive. Other historic buildings north of the river include the president's official residence, Cowles House, and Beaumont Tower, a carillon clock tower marking the site of College Hall, the original classroom building. To the east lies Eustace–Cole Hall, America's first freestanding horticulture laboratory.BOOK, Stanford, Linda O., MSU Campus: Buildings, Places, Spaces, East Lansing, Michigan State University Press, 2002, 0-87013-631-3, 60, Other landmarks include the bronze statue of former president John A. Hannah,Roeschke, Jaclyn. "Former 'U' president immortalized with bronze statue {{webarchive|url= |date=March 3, 2016 }}". The State News. September 20, 2004. Retrieved March 5, 2008. the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, and the painted boulder known as "The Rock", a popular spot for theatre, tailgating, and candlelight vigils. On the campus's northwest corner is the University's hotel, the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. The university also has a museum, initiated in 1857. MSU Museum is one of the Midwest's oldest museums and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums."MSU Museum – About the Museum". Retrieved February 25, 2009. {{webarchive |url= |date=October 6, 2008 }}

    South campus

    The campus south of the river consists mostly of post-World War II International Style buildings, and is characterized by sparser foliage, relatively straight roadways, and many parking lots. The "2020 Vision" Master Plan proposes replacing these parking lots with parking ramps and green space,"2020 Vision Campus Master Plan {{webarchive|url= |date=June 9, 2010 }}". MSU Campus Planning and Administration. 2006. Accessed March 5, 2008.WEB,weblink Archived copy, February 8, 2016, bot: unknown,weblink" title="">weblink July 17, 2007, mdy, but these plans will take many years to reach fruition. As part of the master plan, the University erected a new bronze statue of The Spartan in 2005 to be placed at the intersection of Chestnut and Kalamazoo, just south of the Red Cedar River. This replica replaced the original modernist terra cotta statue,BOOK, Stanford, Linda, MSU Campus: Buildings, Places, Spaces, East Lansing, Michigan, Michigan State University Press, 2002, 0-87013-631-3, which can still be seen inside Spartan Stadium. Notable academic and research buildings on the South Campus include the Cyclotron, the College of Law, and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).This part of campus is home to the MSU Horticulture Gardens and the adjoining 4-H Children's Garden. South of the gardens lie the Canadian National and CSX railroads, which divide the main campus from thousands of acres of university-owned farmland. The university's agricultural facilities include the Horse, Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Swine, Sheep, and Poultry Teaching and Research Farms, as well as the Air Quality Control Lab and the Diagnostics Center for Population and Animal Health.File:Wharton Center for Performing Arts.tif|thumb|The 257x257px

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

    The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center doubles as a 4-star hotel and a business-friendly conference center. It is on the northwest corner of Michigan State University's campus, across from the Brody Complex, on Harrison Road just south of Michigan Avenue. The hotel's 160 rooms and suites can accommodate anyone staying in East Lansing for a business conference, sporting event or an on-campus visit. Besides a lodging facility, the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center is a "learning laboratory for the 300–400 students each year that are enrolled in The School of Hospitality Business and other majors." The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center strives to facilitate education by hosting conferences and seminars.WEB,weblink Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, May 2, 2011, yes,weblink" title="">weblink July 21, 2011,

    Dubai Campus

    MSU ran a small campus at Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.WEB,weblink Archived copy, November 18, 2014, yes,weblink" title="">weblink November 28, 2014, MSU Dubai It first offered only one program, a master's program in human resources and labor relations. In 2011, it added a master's program in Public Health.Previously, MSU established an education center in Dubai that offered six undergraduate programs, thereby becoming the first American university with a presence in Dubai International Academic City. The University attracted 100 students in 2007, its first year,About Michigan State University Dubai {{webarchive |url= |date=June 9, 2010 }} but the school was unable to achieve the 100–150 new students per year needed for the program to be viable, and in 2010 MSU closed the program and the campus.Jason Lane and Kevin Kinser "A Phoenix Rising in the Desert: Michigan State University" The Chronicle of Higher Education July 31, 2012 WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2012-08-02, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 5, 2017, mdy-all, Andrew Mills "Low Enrollment Led Michigan State U. to Cancel Most Programs in Dubai" The Chronicle of Higher Education July 6, 2010 WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2012-06-11, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 16, 2010, mdy-all, Larry Abrahamson "Michigan State To Close Dubai Campus" July 6, 2010. npr. WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2012-06-11, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 28, 2011, mdy-all,


    {{See also|Michigan State University Libraries}}


    Michigan State offers a rolling admissions system, with an early admission deadline in October. MSU is considered "more selective" by the U.S. News & World Report.Michigan State University | Best College | US News {{webarchive|url= |date=November 15, 2013 }}. Retrieved on April 12, 2014. Its admissions are difficult; for 2009's entering class, the 25th/75th percentiles for the SAT were 1030 and 1240 out of 1600, and its 25th/75th percentiles on the ACT were 23 and 27 out of 36.WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2010-10-19, no,weblink" title="">weblink June 9, 2010, mdy-all, MSU Board of Trustees Minutes. Retrieved October 24, 2010.For Fall 2015 MSU received over 35,300 freshman applications, a record for the school.{| class="wikitable" style="float:right; text-align:center"
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    The MSU Library is located on the oldest part of campus between Beaumont Tower and the river.
    MSU has the seventh largest student body in the U.S. For the fiscal year of 2015–16, the Office of the Registrar conferred 12,322 degrees.['WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2017-08-18, no,weblink March 6, 2017, mdy-all, ]'Office of the Registar'.' Retrieved August 18, 2017. The student body is 55% female and 45% male. While 89% of students come from all 83 counties in the State of Michigan,"Michigan State University: Student Body". The Princeton Review. 2005. also represented are all 50 states in the U.S. and about 130 other countries.In Fall 2015, 7,568 international students enrolled at MSU, with the top five countries being China (4,700), South Korea (483), India (342), Saudi Arabia (222) and Taiwan (187).WEB, International Students by Country and Level of Study (Fall 2015),weblink Michigan State University Office for International Students and Scholars, January 17, 2017, yes,weblink" title="">weblink February 8, 2017, mdy-all, According to a Brookings Institution report analyzing foreign student visa approvals from 2008–2012, MSU has the highest enrollment of Chinese international students in the United States, with roughly 4,700 Chinese citizens enrolled during the period of the study.WEB, Ruiz, Neil, The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations,weblink Brookings Institution, November 24, 2014, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 23, 2014, mdy-all, A Chinese-language tourism promotion video, released in 2014 by the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, claimed that MSU's Chinese student population had climbed to "more than 6,000 people."WEB, Greater Lansing, MI Welcomes Chinese Speaking Visitors,weblink Welcome International Visitors, Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, 15 March 2018, Video, MSU has about 5,500 faculty and 7,100 staff members, and a student/faculty ratio of 19:1.BOOK, Davis, Amy., Michigan State University Off the Record, College Prowler, 2005, 1-59658-083-6, 4, Listed as a Public Ivy,BOOK, Greene, Howard R., Greene, Matthew W., yes, 2001, The Public Ivies: America’s Flagship Public Universities (1st ed.), New York: Cliff Street Books, 0-06-093459-X, Michigan State is a member of the Association of American Universities. Michigan State University Ombudsman is the longest continually operating ombudsman office at a college or university in the country."America’s longest-operating Office of the Ombudsman turns 40 {{webarchive|url= |date=September 25, 2007 }}". Michigan State University Newsroom. September 19, 2007. Retrieved December 15, 2007. MSU's study abroad program is the largest of any single-campus university in the United States with 2,461 students studying abroad in 2004–2005 in over 60 countries on all continents, including Antarctica."Studies in Antarctic System Science—Antarctica {{webarchive|url= |date=June 9, 2010 }}". MSU Office of Study Abroad. Retrieved March 5, 2008.


    {|class="infobox" style="width: 22em;"! colspan="2" style="font-size: 100%; text-align: center;" |USNWR graduate school rankingsMAGAZINE, U.S. News & World Report, July 27, 2019,weblink Michigan State University Rankings, no, mdy-all, | Business| 38| Education| 23| Engineering| 55| Law| 91| Medicine: Primary Care| 67| Nursing: Doctorate| 76| Nursing: Master's| 64{|class="infobox" style="width: 22em;"! colspan="2" style="font-size: 100%; text-align: center;" |USNWR departmental rankings| Biological Sciences| 46| Chemistry| 48| Clinical Psychology| 41| Computer Science| 55| Criminology| 10| Earth Sciences| 64| Economics| 29| English| 60| Fine Arts| 82| History| 44| Mathematics| 47| Nursing–Anesthesia| 29| Physics| 28| Political Science| 29| Psychology| 45| Rehabilitation Counseling| 1| Social Work| 36| Sociology| 42| Speech–Language Pathology| 46| Statistics| 50| Veterinary Medicine| 17In its 2016–17 rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked MSU 21st in public schools, 41st overall in the United States, and 101st in the world. Michigan State ranks 101–150 in the world in 2016, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The 2018 QS World University Rankings placed it at 149th internationally.WEB, QS World University Rankings,weblink Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, July 25, 2017, 2018, no,weblink June 9, 2017, mdy-all, In its 2019 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked it as tied for the 35th-best public university in the United States, tied for 85th nationally and tied for 43rd in best undergraduate teaching at national universities.MAGAZINE, U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings: Michigan State University,weblink July 27, 2019, U.S. News & World Report, no, mdy-all, The university has over 200 academic programs. U.S. News ranked MSU's graduate-level programs first in elementary teacher's education, secondary teacher's education, industrial and organizational psychology, rehabilitation counseling, African history (tied), supply chain logistics and nuclear physics in the U.S. for 2019.The Eli Broad College of Business was ranked No. 42nd among undergraduate institutions nationally by Businessweek. Ninety-four percent of the school's graduates received job offers in 2014.Michigan State University: Broad College of Business – Undergraduate Profile {{webarchive|url= |date=January 27, 2015 }}. Businessweek. Retrieved on April 12, 2014. The 2016 U.S. News ranked Michigan State's undergraduate supply chain management/logistics program in the Eli Broad College of Business 1st in the nation. In addition, the Eli Broad College of Business undergraduate accounting program is ranked 13th, the master's accounting program is ranked 15th, and the doctoral program is ranked 11th, according to the 2013 Public Accounting Report's Annual Survey of Accounting Professors."Accounting Doctoral Program Moves Up in Recent Rankings {{webarchive|url= |date=November 7, 2013 }}." Broad Weekly, September 9, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013. The MBA program is ranked 19th in the U.S. by Forbes magazine.WEB,weblink The Best Business Schools, September 17, 2013, no,weblink" title="">weblink September 25, 2013, mdy-all, The College of Communication Arts and Sciences was established in 1955 and was the first of its kind in the United States.WEB, Distinctions for College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University,weblink July 1, 2011, yes,weblink" title="">weblink August 31, 2011, The college's Media and Information Studies doctoral program was ranked No. 2 in 2007 by The Chronicle of Higher Education in the category of mass communication. The communication doctoral program was ranked No. 4 in a separate category of communication in The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2005 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, published in 2007. The college's faculty and alumni include eight Pulitzer Prize winners and a two-time Emmy Award winning recording mixer.Other programs of note include criminal justice,Rykert, Wilbur Lewis. "The History of the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University 1935–1963" (Masters Thesis). 1985. hospitality business, {{webarchive|url= |date=November 1, 2011 }}, "Historic Milestones" (PDF). The School of Hospitality Business. Retrieved March 5, 2008. packaging, {{Webarchive|url= |date=March 15, 2008 }}, "history", MSU School of Packaging. Accessed March 5, 2008. political science,WEB,weblink, August 28, 2007, bot: unknown,weblink" title="">weblink August 28, 2007, mdy, , "Achievements". MSU Department of Political Science. Retrieved March 5, 2008. {{Webarchive|url= |date=March 21, 2007 }}, "Dietetics". MSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Retrieved April 27, 2008. and {{webarchive|url= |date=August 15, 2007 }}, "MSU communication programs lead nation". Michigan State University newsroom. December 10, 2004. Retrieved January 30, 2008. The Sustainable Endowments Institute awarded Michigan State with an overall grade of "B" on the 2009 Campus Sustainability Survey, including "A"s in the categories of Administration, Transportation, Endowment Transparency, and Investment Policies.WEB,weblink,, June 30, 2008, November 15, 2010, no,weblink" title="">weblink December 15, 2010, mdy-all,

    Collections and Museum

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    File:MSU Broad Art Museum exterior 3.jpg|thumb|Eli and Edythe Broad Art MuseumEli and Edythe Broad Art MuseumThe Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is the university's contemporary art museum. Michigan State University Libraries comprise North America's 29th largest academic library system with over 4.9 million volumes and 6.7 million microforms."ARL Statistics 2007–2008 — Rank Order By Volumes Held {{webarchive|url= |date=January 13, 2013 }}". Association of Research Libraries. Accessed June 20, 2010.


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    The university has a long history of academic research and innovation. In 1877, botany professor William J. Beal performed the first documented genetic crosses to produce hybrid corn, which led to increased yields. MSU dairy professor G. Malcolm Trout improved the process for the homogenization of milk in the 1930s, making it more commercially viable. In the 1960s, MSU scientists developed cisplatin, a leading cancer fighting drug, and followed that work with the derivative, carboplatin. Albert Fert, an Adjunct professor at MSU, was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Peter Grünberg.Thoel, Tara. "Adjunct physics professor at MSU wins Nobel Prize {{webarchive|url= |date=March 3, 2016 }}". The State News. October 9, 2007. Retrieved December 15, 2007.Today, Michigan State continues its research with facilities such as the U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored MSU-DOE Plant Research LaboratoryWEB,weblink Michigan State University | College of Natural Science | Plant Research Laboratory,, November 15, 2010, no,weblink" title="">weblink June 11, 2010, mdy-all, and a particle accelerator called the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science named Michigan State University as the site for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The $730 million facility will attract top researchers from around the world to conduct experiments in basic nuclear science, astrophysics, and applications of isotopes to other fields.
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    In 2004, scientists at the Cyclotron produced and observed a new isotope of the element germanium, called Ge-60"First observation of Germanium-60 and Selenium-64 {{Webarchive|url= |date=August 10, 2014 }}". NSCL Science Nuggets. Retrieved April 10, 2010. In that same year, Michigan State, in consortium with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the government of Brazil, broke ground on the 4.1-meter Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope (SOAR) in the Andes Mountains of Chile. The consortium telescope will allow the Physics & Astronomy department to study galaxy formation and origins."Points of Pride". MSU Today. Accessed March 5, 2008. {{webarchive |url= |date=May 17, 2008 }} Since 1999, MSU has been part of a consortium called the Michigan Life Sciences Corridor, which aims to develop biotechnology research in the State of Michigan.Truscott, John. "Governor Signs Bill Creating 'Life Sciences Corridor' in Michigan {{webarchive|url= |date=May 20, 2013 }}". Michigan Executive Office press release. July 19, 1999. Retrieved March 5, 2008. Finally, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences' Quello Center researches issues of information and communication management.

    Big Ten Academic Alliance

    Michigan State University is a participant in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) is the academic consortium of the universities in the Big Ten Conference. Engaging in $10 billion in research in 2014–2015, BTAA universities provide powerful insight into important issues in medicine, technology, agriculture, and communities. Students at participating schools are also allowed "in-house" borrowing privileges at other schools' libraries.WEB,weblink Reciprocal Library Borrowing, Big Ten Academic Alliance, July 1, 2016, The BTAA uses collective purchasing and licensing, and has saved member institutions $19 million to date.WEB,weblink Purchasing and Licensing, Big Ten Academic Alliance, July 1, 2016, Course sharing,WEB,weblink Sharing Access to Courses, Big Ten Academic Alliance, June 30, 2016, professional development programs,WEB,weblink Leadership Development, Big Ten Academic Alliance, June 30, 2016, study abroad and international collaborations,WEB,weblink Global Collaborations, Big Ten Academic Alliance, June 30, 2016, and other initiatives are also part of the BTAA.


    MSU's (private, non-Morrill Act) endowment started in 1916 when the Engineering Building burned down. Automobile magnate R.E. Olds helped the program stay afloat with a gift of $100,000.BOOK, Rodriguez, Michael, R.E. Olds and Industrial Lansing, Charleston, South Carolina, Arcadia Publishing, 2004, 0-7385-3272-X, 117, There was a time when MSU lagged behind peer institutions in terms of endowments. As recently as the early 1990s, MSU was last among the eleven Big Ten schools (of the time), with barely over $100 million in endowment funds.This changed dramatically in the 2000s (decade), when the University started a campaign to increase the size of the endowment. At the close of fiscal year 2004–2005, the endowment had risen to $1.325 billion, raising the University to sixth of the 11 Big Ten schools in terms of endowment; within $2 million of the fifth-rated school.Seguin, Rick. "Endowment surges in growth, rankings {{webarchive|url= |date=September 2, 2006 }}". MSU News Bulletin. 2006. Retrieved March 5, 2008. The rapid increase in the size of the endowment will help to improve outdated facilities, such as the Music Building, which the College of Music hopes to soon replace with money from its alumni fundraising program."Capital Campaign". MSU School of Music. Accessed March 5, 2008. {{webarchive|url= |date=May 19, 2004 }}


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    MSU has over 200 academic programs offered by 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Residential colleges

    MSU has several residential colleges, based on the Oxbridge "living-learning" model. By putting classes in student dormitories, these colleges improve student access to faculty and facilities. MSU's first residential college, Justin Morrill College started in 1965 with an interdisciplinary curriculum."Unofficial website {{webarchive|url= |date=February 6, 2016 }}". Justin Morrill College. Retrieved March 5, 2008. MSU closed Morrill College in 1979, but today the university has three residential colleges, including the recent opening of the Residential College in Arts & Humanities (RCAH) located in Snyder and Phillips halls.Established in 1967, James Madison College is a smaller component residential college featuring multidisciplinary programs in the social sciences, founded on a model of liberal education. James Madison College is housed in Case Hall. Classes in the college are small, with an average of 25 students, and most instructors are tenure track faculty. James Madison College has about 1150 students total, with each freshman class containing about 320 students.WEB,weblink "Quick Madison Facts", June 27, 2007, bot: unknown,weblink" title="">weblink June 27, 2007, mdy, . James Madison College @ Michigan State University. Retrieved June 25, 2007. Each of Madison's four majors—Social Relations and Policy, International Relations, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, and Comparative Cultures and PoliticsWEB,weblink "You and JMC", August 14, 2007, bot: unknown,weblink" title="">weblink August 14, 2007, mdy, . James Madison College @ Michigan State University. Retrieved June 25, 2007.—requires two years of foreign language and one semester of "field experience" in an internship or study abroad program. Although Madison students make up about 4% of MSU graduates, they represent around 35% of the MSU's Phi Beta Kappa members.WEB,weblink "Quick Madison Facts", October 20, 2007, bot: unknown,weblink" title="">weblink October 20, 2007, mdy, . James Madison College @ Michigan State University. Retrieved March 5, 2008.
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    Also established in 1967, Lyman Briggs College teaches math and science within social, historical and philosophical contexts."Educational Philosophy {{webarchive|url= |date=June 11, 2010 }}". Lyman Briggs College. Retrieved March 5, 2008. Many Lyman Briggs students intend to pursue careers in medicine, but the school supports over 30 coordinate majors, from human biology to computer sciences."Majors". Lyman Briggs College. Retrieved June 18, 2010. {{webarchive |url= |date=January 12, 2015 }} Lyman Briggs is one of the few colleges that lets undergraduates teach as "Learning Assistants.""Undergraduate Learning Assistant Application 2008–2009 {{webarchive|url= |date=April 10, 2008 }}" (PDF). Lyman Briggs College. Accessed March 5, 2008.WEB,weblink Archived copy, September 7, 2010, bot: unknown,weblink" title="">weblink June 13, 2010, mdy, MSU's newest residential college is the Residential College in Arts & Humanities. Founded October 21, 2005,Collins, Laura. "Trustees approve residential college {{webarchive|url= |date=March 3, 2016 }}". The State News. October 24, 2005. Retrieved March 5, 2008. the college provides around 600 undergraduates with an individualized curriculum in the liberal, visual and performing arts. Though all the students will graduate with the same degree, MSU encourages students in the college to get a second degree or specialization."How the Program Works {{Webarchive|url= |date=July 28, 2009 }}". Michigan State University Residential College in Arts & Humanities. Retrieved December 15, 2007. The university houses the new college in a newly renovated Snyder-Phillips Hall, the location of MSU's first residential college, Justin Morrill College."Living in the College {{Webarchive|url= |date=July 18, 2012 }}". Michigan State University Residential College in Arts & Humanities. Retrieved March 5, 2008.
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    Professional schools

    The Michigan State University College of Law is an independent, non-profit corporationWEB,weblink Board of Trustees, Michigan State University, no,weblink" title="">weblink May 16, 2011, mdy-all, affiliatedWEB,weblink MSU Law: News, Michigan State University, no,weblink" title="">weblink May 16, 2011, mdy-all, with the public institution. Founded in Detroit in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law, the law school moved to East Lansing in 1995 becoming affiliated with the university. Students attending MSU College of Law come from 42 states and 13 countries. The law school publishes the Michigan State Law Review,"Main Page {{webarchive|url= |date=June 25, 2009 }}". Michigan State Law Review. Accessed March 5, 2008.WEB,weblink Archived copy, February 8, 2016, yes,weblink" title="">weblink July 2, 2007, mdy, the Michigan State Journal of International Law, the Journal of Medicine Law, and the Journal of Business & Securities Law. The College of Law is the home of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute,"The Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute {{webarchive|url= |date=January 26, 2016 }}". Michigan State University College of Law. Retrieved March 5, 2008. the first trial practice institute in the United States. In October 2018, MSU's Board of Trustees voted to fully integrate the College of Law into the university, thereby converting it from a private to a public law school. The integration is expected to take a year and a half to finalize.NEWS, Wolcott, RJ, MSU College of Law, previously private and independent, to become a part of the university,weblink October 28, 2018, Lansing State Journal, October 26, 2018, The Eli Broad College of Business has programs in accounting, information systems, finance, general management, human resource management, marketing, supply chain management, and hospitality business. The school has 2,066 admitted undergraduate students and 817 graduate students.WEB
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    offers three MBA programs, as well as joint degrees with the College of Law."Graduate Programs {{webarchive|url= |date=March 4, 2016 }}". The Eli Broad College of Business and Eli Broad Graduate School of Management. Retrieved March 6, 2008. The opening of the Eugene C. Eppley Center for Graduate Studies in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management brought the first program in the United States to offer a Master of Business Administration degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management to MSU."Historic milestones" {{webarchive|url= |date=March 4, 2016 }}, MSU School of Hospitality and Business. p 2. Retrieved 6/10/08.
    The Michigan State University College of Nursing grants B.S.N., M.S.N., and PhD degrees.(File:Msu-chm-secchia-center-evening.jpg|thumb|MSU Secchia Center|left|391x391px)The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine was the world's first publicly funded college of osteopathic medicine."A Message from the Dean {{Webarchive|url= |date=February 29, 2012 }}". MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved March 6, 2008. It has a long-standing tradition of retaining its alumni in Michigan to practice – more than two-thirds of the college's graduates remain to practice in Michigan."Brief History of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine {{Webarchive|url= |date=February 29, 2012 }}". MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Retrieved March 6, 2008. In 2008, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved a resolution endorsing the expansion of the College of Osteopathic Medicine to two sites in southeast Michigan, a move board members and college officials say will not only improve medical education in the state, but also address a projected physician shortage."MSU board endorses expansion of osteopathic college to southeast Michigan {{Webarchive|url= |date=February 29, 2012 }}". MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. May 18, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2008.According to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings, the College of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O. degree) ranked tied for 12th among U.S. medical schools for primary care,MAGAZINE, Best Medical Schools: Primary Care,weblink December 11, 2015, U.S. News & World Report, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 5, 2016, mdy-all, and the College of Human Medicine (MD degree) was ranked 70th among the U.S. medical schools for primary care.MAGAZINE, Best Medical Schools: Primary Care,weblink December 11, 2015, U.S. News & World Report, no,weblink" title="">weblink December 22, 2015, mdy-all, The College of Human Medicine graduates students with a Doctor of Medicine (M.D. degree) and is split into seven distinct campuses located in East Lansing, Kalamazoo, Flint, Saginaw, Marquette, Traverse City and Grand Rapids. Each campus is affiliated with local hospitals and other medical facilities professionals in the area."Medical Education {{Webarchive|url= |date=May 3, 2013 }}". Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Accessed June 18, 2010. For example, the Lansing campus includes Sparrow Hospital and McLaren–Greater Lansing Hospital."Lansing Campus {{Webarchive|url= |date=May 3, 2013 }}". Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Retrieved June 18, 2010. The College of Human Medicine has recently gained attention for its expansion into the Grand Rapids area, with the new Secchia Center completed in the Fall of 2010, that is expected to fuel the growing medical industry in that region.Schneider, Keith. "Grand Rapids Lays Foundations for a Health Mecca {{webarchive|url= |date=September 5, 2017 }}". The New York Times. July 11, 2007. Retrieved December 10, 2007.Though Michigan State has offered courses in veterinary science since its founding, the College of Veterinary Medicine was not formally established as a four-year, degree-granting program until 1910."About the College". Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Accessed March 17, 2014. In 2011, the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine was ranked No. 9 in the nation."WEB,weblink Archived copy, 2014-02-24, no,weblink" title="">weblink March 28, 2014, mdy-all, ". Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Accessed March 17, 2014. The college has over {{convert|170000|ft2|m2}} of office, teaching, and research space, as well as a veterinary teaching hospital."Facilities". Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Retrieved March 6, 2008.

    Other academic units

    In recent years, MSU's music program has grown substantially. Music major enrollment increased more than 97% between 1991 and 2004."Fast Facts {{Webarchive|url= |date=August 15, 2007 }}". Michigan State University College of Music. Accessed December 15, 2007. In early 2007, this growth led the university board of trustees to spin the music program off into its own college unit: The MSU College of Music.Harbison, Sarah. "Music school becomes MSU's 16th college {{webarchive|url= |date=March 3, 2016 }}". The State News. February 23, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2008. The new college faces many new challenges, such as working with limited spaceThoel, Tara. "Music Building overcrowded, students fight for practice time {{webarchive|url= |date=March 3, 2016 }}". The State News. October 16, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2008. and funding.Thoel, Tara. "New rhythm: College of Music celebrates new status with concert {{webarchive|url= |date=January 5, 2016 }}". The State News. September 26, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2008. Nevertheless, MSU's music college plans on continued success, placing an annual average of 25 graduate students in tenure stream university positions.The College of Education at Michigan State University offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in several fields, including counseling, educational psychology, special education, teacher education and kinesiology."About Our College {{webarchive|url= |date=June 9, 2010 }}". Michigan State University College of Education. Retrieved March 6, 2008. The graduate school has several programs ranked in the top five in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2016: elementary teacher education (1st), secondary teacher education (1st), curriculum and instruction (3rd), educational psychology (4th), and higher education administration (4th). The College of Education is housed in Erickson Hall. (File:Erickson Hall.jpg|thumb|Erickson Hall)Founded in 1956, the MSU Honors College provides individualized curricula to MSU's top undergraduate students. Though the college offers no majors of its own, it has its own dean and academic advisers to help Honors students with their educational pursuits.High school students starting at MSU may join the Honors College if they are in the top 5% of their high school graduating class and have an ACT score of at least 30 or an SAT total score of at least 1360."Prospective Members {{webarchive|url= |date=October 2, 2012 }}". Michigan State University Honors College. Retrieved December 15, 2007. Students can also be admitted after their first semester, generally if they're in the top 10% of their College in GPA. Once admitted, students must maintain a 3.20 GPA and complete eight approved honors courses to graduate with Honors College designation on their degree. If membership is relinquished, it cannot be reclaimed."Honors Requirements {{webarchive|url= |date=July 4, 2013 }}." Michigan State University Honors College. Retrieved December 15, 2007.After three years of planning, The College of Engineering launched the first stages of its Residential Experience for Spartan Engineering, formally known as the Residential Option for Scientists and Engineers (ROSES), the new program is in Wilson Hall after being housed in Bailey Hall for a number of years. The Residential program essentially combines with a brand new academic component, Cornerstone Engineering, where freshman engineering students not only get an overview of the engineering field(s) but get a hands-on experience along with Michigan State University. College of Engineering. Residential Experience for Spartan Engineering. {{webarchive |url= |date=May 18, 2008 }} Global Engineering is a new subject that is of interest for not only the Cornerstone Engineering and Residential Experience programs but the entire College of Engineering at MSU. Engineering in today's society has shown to have a monumental impact on the global economy due to advancements in education, interdependence on economics with infrastructure, computers, transportation, technology and other manufactured goods as well as Michigan State University's study-abroad program being ranked No. 1 in the nation, allowing for students to experience education and learn cultures in hundreds of, MSU Study abroad. Accessed September 8, 2009 {{webarchive |url= |date=June 10, 2010 }} The newly established Cornerstone Engineering and Residential Experience programs for College of Engineering have started programs abroad for more courses in engineering including Study abroad {{webarchive|url= |date=January 5, 2016 }}, College of Engineering. Currents Magazine. Summer 2009. 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    Michigan State's NCAA Division I-A program offers 12 varsity sports for men and 13 for women. Since their teams are called the Spartans, MSU's mascot is a Spartan warrior named Sparty. The university participates in the Big Ten Conference in all varsity sports, including the new Big Ten hockey conference, featuring 6 teams. The current athletic director is Mark Hollis, who was promoted to the position on January 1, 2008.NEWS,weblink USA Today, Michigan State promotes Mark Hollis to athletic director, September 12, 2007, May 12, 2010, no,weblink" title="">weblink April 24, 2009, mdy-all, Hollis replaced Ron Mason, who served as head hockey coach from 1979 to 2002, retiring with a record total of 924 wins, and a 635–270–69 record at MSU."Player Bio: Ron Mason {{webarchive|url= |date=April 1, 2008 }}. MSU Retrieved March 6, 2008.In 1888 Michigan State University (then known as Michigan Agricultural College) along with Olivet, Albion and Hillsdale Colleges was a founding member of the nation's oldest athletic conference, the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). MAC left the conference in 1907.


    File:Spartan Stadium 2014.jpg|thumb|Spartan Stadium hosts varsity footballfootballFootball has a long tradition at Michigan State. Starting as a club sport in 1884, football gained varsity status in 1896.BOOK, Grinczel, Steve., They Are Spartans, Charleston, South Carolina, Arcadia Publishing, 2003, 0-7385-3214-2, 9, MSU football teams won the Rose Bowl in 1954, 1956, 1988, and 2014. They won national championships in 1951, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1965 and 1966. The Spartans accounted for four of the top eight selections in the 1967 NFL Draft, the only time a college football program has accomplished such a feat.Today, the football team competes in Spartan Stadium, a renovated 75,005 seat football stadium near the center of campus. The current coach is Mark Dantonio, who was hired on November 27, 2006."Michigan State Looks to Cincinnati for Coach {{webarchive|url= |date=October 17, 2015 }}". The New York Times. November 27, 2006. Retrieved March 6, 2008. He led the team in its first season to a 7–6 record. In 2010, the Spartans finished 11–2 (7–1 in conference play) and were Co-Big Ten Champion along with Wisconsin and Ohio State. In 2011, the Spartans finished 1st in the Legends Division of the Big Ten with a 7–1 (11–3) conference record, logging back-to-back 11 win seasons for the first time in Spartan history. In 2014, MSU achieved an 11–2 overall record with losses only to the University of Oregon Ducks and The Ohio State Buckeyes, and ended the season ranked #5.MSU's traditional archrival is the University of Michigan, against whom they compete annually for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. Their overall record against the Wolverines currently stands at 32–67–5 and 23–34–2 since 1953 when the Paul Bunyan Trophy was established and MSU joined the Big Ten Conference.(File:BreslinCenterA.jpg|left|thumb|The Jack Breslin Student Events Center is home to the men and women's basketball teams.)

    Men's basketball

    MSU's men's basketball team has won the National Championship twice: in 1979 and again in 2000."Spartans can relate to Izzo's winning ways {{webarchive|url= |date=September 21, 2011 }}". Retrieved March 10, 2009. In 1979, Earvin "Magic" Johnson,"Magic Johnson Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=September 12, 2007 }}". Retrieved March 6, 2008. along with Greg Kelser"Greg Kelser Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=May 1, 2008 }}". Retrieved March 6, 2008. and Jay Vincent"Jay Vincent Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=June 29, 2017 }}". Retrieved March 6, 2008. led MSU to a 75–64 win against the Larry Bird-led Indiana State Sycamores in the Championship game. In 2000, three players from Flint, Morris Peterson,"Morris Peterson Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=April 16, 2008 }}". Retrieved March 6, 2008. Charlie Bell"Charlie Bell Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=April 16, 2008 }}". Retrieved March 6, 2008. and Mateen Cleaves,"Mateen Cleaves Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=April 16, 2008 }}". Retrieved March 6, 2008. led the team to its second national title. Dubbed the "Flintstones", they were the key to the Spartans' victory over Florida in the Championship game. In 2009 the Spartans made it to the National Championship game before losing 89–72 to North Carolina.The basketball team plays at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center under head coach Tom Izzo, who has a 603-231 record as of March 22, 2019 ( .723 winning percentage). The student spirit section at Breslin is called the Izzone. Izzo's coaching has helped the team make seven Final Fours since 1999, winning the title in 2000, and eighteen consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (beginning in 1998).On December 13, 2003, Michigan State and Kentucky played in the Basketbowl, in which a record crowd of 78,129 watched the game in Detroit's Ford Field. Kentucky won 79–74."Men's Basketball Falls To No. 8 Kentucky, 79–74 {{webarchive|url=|date=November 21, 2007}}". MSU Retrieved March 6, 2008.

    Men's ice hockey

    File:The Cold War UofM v.s MSU.jpg|thumb|Munn Ice Arena was named for former football coach, and Athletic Director Clarence L. "Biggie" Munn.]]The Michigan State University men's ice hockey team started in 1924, though it has been a varsity sport only since 1950. The team has since won national titles in 1966, 1986 and 2007. The Spartans came close to repeating the national title in 1987, but lost the championship game to the University of North Dakota. They play at MSU's Munn Ice Arena. Former head coach Ron Mason is college hockey's winningest coach with 924 wins total and 635 at MSU. The current head coach is Tom Anastos. The MSU men's ice hockey team competes in the Big Ten conference. They formerly competed in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Michigan State leads the CCHA in all-time wins, is second in CCHA Conference championships with 7, and is first in CCHA Tournament Championships with 11. Along with the University of Michigan (U-M) and the Ohio State University, it was one of three Big Ten schools in the CCHA. As with other sports, the hockey rivalry between MSU and U-M is a fierce one, and on October 6, 2001, MSU faced U-M in the Cold War, during which a world record crowd of 74,554 packed Spartan Stadium to watch the game end in a 3–3 tie."Spartan Hockey Ties Wolverines In Front Of Record Crowd {{webarchive|url= |date=March 2, 2008 }}". MSU October 6, 2001. Retrieved March 6, 2008.In the 2006–2007 season, the Men's Ice Hockey team defeated Boston College for its third NCAA hockey championship."Abdelkader's Last-Minute Tally Hands Spartans Third NCAA Title {{webarchive|url= |date=September 14, 2007 }}". MSU April 7, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2008.

    Men's cross country

    {{See also|Michigan State Cross Country}}Between World War I and World War II, Michigan State College competed in the Central Collegiate Conference, winning titles in 1926–1929, 1932, 1933 and 1935. Michigan State also experienced success in the IC4A, at New York's Van Cortlandt Park, winning 15 team titles (1933–1937, 1949, 1953, 1956–1960, 1962, 1963 and 1968). Since entering the Big Ten in 1950, Michigan State has won 14 men's team titles (1951–1953, 1955–1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1970 and 1971). Michigan State hosted the inaugural NCAA cross country championships in 1938 and every year thereafter through 1964 (there was no championship in 1943). The Spartans won NCAA championships in 1939, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1959.Frimodig, L., & Stabley, F. (1971). Spartan Saga: A History of Michigan State Athletics. East Lansing: Michigan State University.Erickson, C. (2007). 2007–2008 Michigan State Cross Country and Track and Field Media Guide. East Lansing: MSU Sports Information Office.WEB,weblink NCAA History, November 15, 2010, NCAA,


    MSU Spartan Wrestling won their only team NCAA Championship in 1967. The current Spartans Head coach is Roger Chandler in his 2nd season. The team competes on campus at the Jenison Field House. Spartan Wrestling has over 50 Big Ten Conference Champions, over 100 All-Americans, and 11 individual wrestlers have NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Notable former Spartan wrestlers include Rashad Evans and Gray Maynard.

    Student life

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    East Lansing is very much a college town, with 60.2% of the population between the ages of 15 and 24.East Lansing city, Michigan". U.S. Census. 2000. Retrieved April 13, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=November 9, 2011 }} President John A. Hannah's push to expand in the 1950s and 1960s resulted in the largest residence hall system in the United States.Kiernan, Vincent. "Michigan State Asks Students to Turn Off Their Computers Over Winter Break". The Chronicle of Higher Education. January 2, 2003. Accessed April 13, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=September 30, 2007 }} Around 16,000 students live in MSU's 23 undergraduate halls, one graduate hall, and three apartment villages. Each residence hall has its own hall government, with representatives in the Residence Halls Association. Yet despite the size and extent of on-campus housing, the residence halls are complemented by a variety of housing options. 58% of students live off-campus,"Michigan State University: Campus Life". The Princeton Review. 2005. mostly in the areas closest to campus, in either apartment buildings, former single-family homes, fraternity and sorority houses, or in a co-op.
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    In 2014 there were approximately 50,085 students, 38,786 undergraduate and 11,299 graduate and professional. The students are from all 50 states and 130 countries around the world.WEB,weblink MSU Facts, no,weblink" title="">weblink March 20, 2016, mdy-all,

    Greek life

    {{See also|List of Michigan State University fraternities and sororities}}With over 3,000 members, Michigan State University's Greek Community is one of the largest in the US. Started in 1872"Greek Affairs {{Webarchive|url= |date=November 5, 2012 }}". Michigan State University Department of Student Life. Retrieved December 15, 2007. and re-established in 1922 by Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, and Alpha Phi sorority; the MSU Greek system now consists of 55 Greek lettered student societies."Home {{Webarchive|url= |date=October 26, 2007 }}". Michigan State University Greek Societies. Accessed December 15, 2007. These chapters are in turn under the jurisdiction of one of MSU's four Greek governing councils: National Panhellenic Conference, North American Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council,NPHC Inc.| Home Page {{webarchive|url= |date=May 11, 2011 }}. Retrieved on August 17, 2013. and Independent Greek Council. National Pan-Hellenic Council is made up of 9 organizations, 5 Fraternities and 4 Sororities, that were founded on Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU's).WEB,weblink Archived copy, October 5, 2003, bot: unknown,weblink" title="">weblink October 5, 2003, mdy, The Interfraternity Council and the Women's Panhellenic Council are each entirely responsible for their own budgets, giving them the freedom to hold large fundraising and recruitment events. MSU's fraternities and sororities hold many philanthropy events and community fundraisers. For example, in April 2011 the Greek Community held Greek Week to raise over $260,000 for the American Cancer Society, and $5,000 for each of these charities: Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Listening Ear and previous charities include: the Make-a-Wish Foundation (MSU Chapter), Share Laura's Hope, The Mary Beth Knox Scholarship, and the Special Olympics, in which fraternity and sorority members get to help each other participate.Spurlock, Amanda. "Cancer relay promotes unity, awareness {{webarchive|url= |date=March 4, 2016 }}". The State News, March 27, 2006. Retrieved April 13, 2007.

    Student organizations

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    The Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) is the all-university undergraduate student government of Michigan State University."Michigan State University – Student Government {{webarchive|url= |date=February 24, 2016 }}". Associated Students of Michigan State University. Retrieved March 26, 2008. It is unusual amongst university student governments for its decentralized bicameral structure,Associated Students of Michigan State University Website. "Organizational Flowchart." (PDF File). Accessed July 20, 2006. {{webarchive |url= |date=September 1, 2006 }} and the relatively non-existent influence of the Greek system. The structure has since changed to a single General Assembly as part of reorganization in the late 2000s. ASMSU representatives are nonpartisan and many are elected in noncompetitive races. Their mission is to enhance the individual and collective student experience through education, empowerment, and advocacy by education to the needs and interest of students. Some services they offer include: free blue books, low cost copies and printing, free yearbooks, interest free loans, funding for student organizations, free legal consultation, and iClicker and graphing calculator rentals.Students pay $20 per semester to fund the functions of the ASMSU, including stipends for the organization's officers and activities throughout the year.Jourdan, Kristi. "ASMSU tax hike to fund new positions {{webarchive|url= |date=March 4, 2016 }}". The State News. March 29, 2006. Retrieved March 5, 2008. Some students have criticized ASMSU for not having enough electoral participation to gain a student mandate. Turnout since 2001 has hovered between 3 and 17 percent, with the 2006 election bringing out 8% of the undergraduate student body.Jourdan, Kristi. "Student vote count still low for ASMSU {{webarchive|url= |date=March 4, 2016 }}". The State News. March 27, 2006. Retrieved March 5, 2008.Student-run organizations beyond student government also have a large impact on the East Lansing/Michigan State University community. Student Organizations are registered through the Department of Student Life, which currently has a registry of over 800 student organizations.weblink "Department of Student Life" {{webarchive|url=|date=November 3, 2005}}The Eli Broad College of Business includes 27 student organizations of primary interest to business students. The three largest organizations are the Finance Association (FA), the Accounting Student Association (ASA), and the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA).Business Week. 2008. Undergraduate profile {{webarchive|url= |date=January 27, 2015 }}. Retrieved July 9, 2008. The SCMA is the host of the university's largest major specific career fair. The fair attracts over 100 companies and over 400 students each year.Career Fair {{webarchive|url= |date=September 5, 2009 }}, Michigan State University. 2008. Accessed July 9, 2008.


    Activists have played a significant role in MSU history. During the height of the Vietnam War, student protests helped create co-ed residence halls, and blocked the routing of Interstate 496 through campus.Daniel Sturm, WEB,weblink Where is McPherson leading Moo U? Critics see comparisons to MSU’s Vietnam-era role, The Lansing City Pulse, May 5, 2004, October 31, 2009, yes,weblink" title="">weblink February 11, 2011, mdy-all, In the 1980s, Michigan State students convinced the University to divest the stocks of companies doing business in apartheid South Africa from its endowment portfolio, such as Coca-Cola.BOOK, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, The Anti-Apartheid Act of 1985, Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1985, 213, MSU has many student groups focused on political change. Graduate campus groups include the Graduate Employees Union"About & FAQs {{webarchive|url= |date=February 5, 2008 }}". Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University. Retrieved December 15, 2007. and the Council of Graduate Students."Welcome {{webarchive|url= |date=October 23, 2007 }}". MSU Council of Graduate Students. Retrieved December 15, 2007. Michigan State also has a variety of partisan groups ranging from liberal to conservative, including the College Republicans, the College Democrats and several third party organizations. Other partisan activist groups include Young Americans for Freedom and Young Americans for Liberty on the right; Young Democratic Socialists, Students for Economic Justice, Young Communist League and MEChA on the left. Given MSU's proximity to the Michigan state capital of Lansing, many politically inclined Spartans intern for state representatives.


    The MSU Office of Sustainability works with the University Committee for a Sustainable Campus to "foster a collaborative learning culture that leads the community to heightened awareness of its environmental impact."WEB, The Office of Campus Sustainability, Michigan State University,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink August 12, 2007, May 21, 2008, The University is a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange, the world's first greenhouse gas emission registry, and boasts the lowest electrical consumption per square foot among Big Ten universities. The University has set a goal of reducing energy use by 15%, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 15%, reducing landfill waste by 30% by 2015.WEB, MSU honored by National Wildlife Federation for sustainability efforts, Michigan State University,weblink May 21, 2008, no,weblink" title="">weblink April 16, 2009, mdy-all, The university has also pledged to meet LEED-certification standards for all new construction. In July 2009, the University completed construction of a $13.3 million recycling center, and hopes to double their 2008 recycling rate of 14% by 2010.WEB, MSU Board of Trustees OKs $13.3M step to go ‘green’, Michigan State University,weblink May 21, 2008, no,weblink" title="">weblink July 28, 2011, mdy-all, The construction of Brody Hall, a residence hall of Michigan State University Housing, was completed in August 2011 and qualified for LEED Silver certification because the facility includes a rain water collection tank used for restroom fixtures, a white PVC roof, meters that will monitor utilities to make sure they are used efficiently, and the use of recycled matter and local sources for building materials.WEB,weblink MSU Opens New Dining Hall, January 5, 2011, April 20, 2011, yes,weblink" title="">weblink August 9, 2011, mdy-all, The Environmental Steward's program support's president Simon's "Boldness by Design" strategic vision to transform environmental stewardship on campus within the seven-year time frame.WEB, Environmental Stewardship Program, Michigan State University,weblink November 29, 2010, yes,weblink" title="">weblink November 8, 2010, Environmental stewards promote environmental changes among co-workers and peers, be points of contact for their department for environment-related concerns, and be liaisons between the Be Spartan Green Team and buildings.The Student Organic Farm is a student-run, four-season farm, which teaches the principals of organic farming and through a certificate program and community-supported agriculture (CSA) on ten acres on the MSU campus.WEB, MSU Organic Farm, Michigan State University,weblink May 21, 2008, yes,weblink" title="">weblink May 27, 2008, The certificate program consists of year-round crop production, course work in organic farming, practical training and management, and an off-site internship requirement.WEB, Certificate Program Overview, Michigan State University,weblink May 21, 2008, yes,weblink" title="">weblink May 26, 2008,


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    upA 2005 bronze replica of "The Spartan" (nicknamed "Sparty") replaces Leonard D. Jungwirth's modernist original.Oswald, Tom. "'Sparty' Unveiled {{webarchive|url= |date=April 5, 2013
    modernistMSU has a variety of campus media outlets. The student-run newspaper is The State News and free copies are available online or at East Lansing newsstands. The paper prints 28,500 copies from Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters, and 15,000 copies Monday through Friday during the summer."Masthead". The State News'.' Retrieved April 13, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=December 30, 2005 }} The paper is not published on weekends, holidays, or semester breaks, but is continually updated online at The campus yearbook is called the Red Cedar Log."About RCL {{Webarchive|url= |date=September 21, 2011 }}". Red Cedar Log website. Accessed November 29, 2010 Red Cedar Review, Michigan State University's premier literary digest for over forty years, is the longest running undergraduate-run literary journal in the United States.WEB,weblink "About Red Cedar Review", August 19, 2007, bot: unknown,weblink" title="">weblink August 19, 2007, mdy, . Red Cedar Review'' website. Retrieved December 15, 2007. It is published annually by the Michigan State University Press.MSU also publishes a student-run magazine during the academic year called Ing Magazine."WEB,weblink Archived copy, October 5, 2010, yes,weblink" title="">weblink September 24, 2010, mdy-all, ". Retrieved October 5, 2010. Created in 2007 by MSU alumnus Adam Grant, the publication is released at the beginning of each month and publishes 7 issues each school year."weblink". Retrieved October 5, 2010. {{webarchive|url=|date=July 25, 2010}} MSU also publishes a student-run fashion and lifestyle magazine called VIM Magazine once a semester.Electronic media include three radio stations and one public television station, as well as student-produced television shows. MSU's Public Broadcasting Service affiliate, WKAR-TV, the station is the second-oldest educational television station in the United States, and the oldest east of the Mississippi River. Besides broadcasting PBS shows, WKAR-TV produces its own local programming, such as a high school quiz bowl show called "QuizBusters". In addition, MSU has three radio stations; WKAR-AM plays National Public Radio's talk radio programming, whereas WKAR-FM focuses mostly on classical music programming."Main Page {{webarchive|url= |date=November 11, 2010 }}". Retrieved April 13, 2007. Michigan State's student-run radio station, WDBM, broadcasts mostly alternative music during weekdays and electric music programming nights and weekends.WEB,weblink "Shows", December 24, 2007, bot: unknown,weblink" title="">weblink December 24, 2007, mdy, . Impact 89FM. Retrieved December 15, 2007.
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    Lou Anna Simon was president of the University from January 1, 2005, until January 24, 2018, when she resigned in the wake of the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal. An interim successor was not immediately named.MSU President Lou Anna Simon steps down amid fallout from Larry Nassar case {{webarchive|url= |date=January 25, 2018 }}, Detroit Free Press, January 24, 2018MSU's governing board, the Board of Trustees, receives its mandate from the Michigan Constitution as MSU is a state-owned school. The constitution allows for eight trustees who are elected by statewide referendum every two years. Trustees have eight-year terms, with two of the eight elected every other year."Michigan Constitution of 1963 {{webarchive|url= |date=March 21, 2008 }}". Article VIII. Section 5. Retrieved April 13, 2007.

    19th century

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    Eustace-Cole Hall was the United States' first freestanding horticulture laboratory. It is the only MSU building on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, Eustace-Cole Hall houses the offices of the Michigan State University Honors College.
    Important College leaders in the 19th century include John C. Holmes, who kept the Agriculture School from being a part of the University of Michigan and is widely credited with being the prime mover for the school's founding; Joseph R. Williams, the first president, and Theophilus C. Abbot, the third president who stabilized the College after the Civil War, were both key in establishing and maintaining the college's early balanced liberal/practical curriculum."Theophilus Capen Abbot {{webarchive|url= |date=May 11, 2008 }}". Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections. Retrieved January 9, 2008. Also of importance was botany professor William J. Beal, an early plant (hybrid corn) pre-geneticist who championed the laboratory teaching method."William James Beal Society {{Webarchive|url= |date=April 18, 2007 }}". Campaign for MSU University Development. Accessed April 18, 2007. Another distinguished faculty member of the era was the alumnus/professor Liberty Hyde Bailey."Liberty Hyde Bailey – A Man for All Seasons {{webarchive|url= |date=June 7, 2007 }}". Cornell University Library. p. 7. Retrieved April 27, 2007. Bailey was the first to raise the study of horticulture to a science, paralleling botany, which earned him the title of "Father of American Horticulture".BOOK, Hugo, Nancy, Earth Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners, University of Virginia Press, 1997, 0-8139-1831-6, 68, William L. Carpenter, a jurist who was elected to the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan in 1894, and member of the Michigan Supreme Court from 1902 until 1904. Other famous 19th-century graduates include Ray Stannard Baker,Bannister, Robert. "Ray Stannard Baker {{webarchive|url= |date=September 1, 2006 }}". Swarthmore Department of History. Retrieved April 21, 2007. a famed "muckraker" journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning biographer; Minakata Kumagusu,"Going Abroad {{webarchive|url= |date=August 15, 2007 }}". Minakata Kumugusu Museum. Retrieved January 9, 2008. a renowned environmental scientist; William Chandler Bagley, a pioneering education reformer;Null, J. Wesley. A Disciplined Progressive Educator: The Life and Career of William Chandler Bagley {{webarchive|url= |date=September 10, 2008 }}' (PDF). New York: Peter Lang. {{ISBN|0-8204-6909-2}}. and Lyman J. Briggs, 1893 graduate and renowned engineer and physicist who was the chairman of the U.S. Uranium Committee before the Second World War.
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    20th and 21st centuries

    As of fall 2015, there were about 541,000 living MSU alumni worldwide. Notable politicians and public servants from MSU include current governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer, former Michigan governors James Blanchard"Blanchard, James Johnston {{webarchive|url= |date=October 26, 2012 }}". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved April 28, 2007. and John Engler,"Governor John Engler Biography {{webarchive|url= |date=May 1, 2008 }}". Michigan's Former Governors. Retrieved April 29, 2007. U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow,"Biography {{Webarchive|url= |date=December 26, 2007 }}". United States Senator Debbie Stabenow. Retrieved April 29, 2007. Tim Johnson, and Spencer Abraham, (who also served as Secretary of Energy),;"Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham {{webarchive|url= |date=March 3, 2016 }}". The White House. Retrieved April 29, 2007. U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Donna Hrinak, former Prime Minister of South Korea Lee Wan-koo, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, former Jordan prime minister Adnan Badran, and Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court Wallace B. Jefferson.WEB,weblink,, November 15, 2010, yes,weblink" title="">weblink August 19, 2010, mdy-all, Trial lawyer Geoffrey Feiger, billionaire philanthropists Tom Gores, Andrew Beal and Eli Broad,"400 Richest Americans – 42 – Eli Broad {{webarchive|url= |date=September 15, 2017 }}". Forbes. September 21, 2006. Retrieved April 26, 2006.Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford, Teamsters president James P. Hoffa,"Biography of General President Hoffa {{Webarchive|url= |date=April 11, 2006 }}", International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Accessed April 26, 2006. and Quicken Loans founder and billionaire Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert,"400 Richest Americans – 354 – Daniel Gilbert {{webarchive|url= |date=August 9, 2007 }}". Forbes. September 21, 2006. Retrieved April 26, 2006. are all also MSU alums.Alumni in Hollywood include actors such as James Caan, Anthony Heald,"Anthony Heald – Biography {{webarchive|url= |date=December 3, 2008 }}". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved April 27, 2007. Robert Urich"Robert Urich – Biography {{webarchive|url= |date=November 12, 2007 }}". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved April 27, 2007. and William Fawcett;"William Fawcet – Biography {{webarchive|url= |date=November 24, 2009 }}". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved January 25, 2008. comedian Dick Martin, comedian Jackie Martling, film directors Michael Cimino and Sam Raimi, and film editor Bob Murawski,"Bob Murawski – Biography {{webarchive|url= |date=September 4, 2007 }}". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved April 27, 2007. as well as screenwriter David Magee"2006 Distinguished Alumni Award: David S. Magee, BA Theatre '84 {{Webarchive|url= |date=February 7, 2012 }}". Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters. Retrieved January 9, 2008. Puerto Rican comedian Sunshine Logroño (who has played the occasional Hollywood movie) was a graduate student at MSU.Composer Dika Newlin received her undergraduate degree from MSU,Martin, Douglas. "Dika Newlin, 82, Punk-Rock Schoenberg Expert, Dies". The New York Times. July 28, 2006. Retrieved January 22, 2013. while lyricist, theatrical director and clinical psychologist Jacques Levy earned a doctorate in psychology.Hunt, Ken. "Obituary: Jacques Levy" {{webarchive|url= |date=December 1, 2016 }}. The Guardian. November 25, 2004. Retrieved January 22, 2013. The university has also produced such jazz luminaries as pianist Henry Butler,"Spartan Saga: Henry Butler" {{webarchive|url= |date=December 20, 2013 }}. Michigan State Alumni Magazine. December 19, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2013. vibraphonist Milt Jackson,"NEA Jazz Masters: Milt Jackson" {{webarchive|url= |date=December 31, 2013 }}. National Endowment for the Arts. Retrieved January 22, 2013. and keyboardist/composer-arranger Clare Fischer.Heckman, Don. "Clare Fischer dies at 83; versatile pianist, composer, arranger" {{webarchive|url= |date=February 21, 2014 }}. The Los Angeles Times. January 28, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2013.Journalists include NBC reporter Chris Hansen,"Chris Hansen {{webarchive|url= |date=December 22, 2007 }}". "Dateline NBC". Retrieved November 13, 2007. AP White House correspondent Nedra Pickler and NPR Washington correspondent Don Gonyea. Novelist Michael Kimball graduated in 1990. Novelist and true crime author R. Barri Flowers, who in 1977 earned a bachelor's degree and in 1980 a master's degree in criminal justice, was inducted in 2006 into the MSU Criminal Justice Wall of Fame.WEB,weblink Wall of Fame – Past Inductees, Michigan State University site, January 15, 2013, yes,weblink" title="">weblink October 18, 2012, Author Erik Qualman graduated with honors in 1994 and was also Academic Big-Ten in basketball. Susan K. Avery, the first woman president and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, received an MSU bachelor's degree in physics.NEWS, WHOI names Dr. Susan K. Avery first woman president, Cape Cod Today, October 16, 2007,weblink October 30, 2009, yes,weblink" title="">weblink July 24, 2012, In addition, two of the Little Rock Nine attended Michigan State, including Ernest Green,"MSU Announces Celebratory Plans in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. {{webarchive|url= |date=December 26, 2005 }}". MSU Newsroom. January 12, 2000. Retrieved April 26, 2006. the first black student to graduate from Little Rock Central High School, and Carlotta Walls LaNier."Carlotta Wells Lanier {{webarchive|url= |date=May 5, 2016 }}". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved April 28, 2007. The University awarded an honorary degree to Robert Mugabe in 1990, but revoked it in 2008.WEB,weblink Mugabe Stripped of MSU Degree,, September 12, 2008, October 20, 2008, no,weblink" title="">weblink December 27, 2008, mdy-all, Spartans have made their mark in all major American sports. MSU alumni formerly or currently in the NBA include point guard and three-time MVP Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Greg Kelser, Jay Vincent, Steve Smith,"Steve Smith Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=April 16, 2009 }}". Retrieved April 20, 2007. Scott Skiles,"Scott Skiles Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=October 16, 2008 }}". Retrieved April 20, 2007. Jason Richardson,"Jason Richardson Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=April 14, 2009 }}". Retrieved April 20, 2007. Zach Randolph,"Zach Randolph Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=August 20, 2017 }}". Retrieved April 20, 2007. Johnny Green, Draymond Green, Gary Harris, Denzel Valentine, Deyonta Davis, Bryn Forbes, Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr..In the National Football League, MSU alumni include Carl Banks, who was a member of the Giants teams that won Super Bowls XXI and XXV and a member of the NFL's 1980's All-Decade Team; twenty-one year veteran quarterback Earl Morrall,"Class of '87 {{webarchive|url= |date=August 28, 2008 }}". Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 28, 2007. defensive end and actor Bubba Smith,"weblink" title="">George Webster." College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 28, 2007. former Detroit Lions head coach Wayne Fontes,"Wayne Fontes Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=May 15, 2008 }}". Retrieved January 9, 2008. NFL games-played leader Morten Andersen,"Morten Andersen". Retrieved April 28, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=December 22, 2005 }} Plaxico Burress,"Plaxico Burress". Retrieved April 28, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=September 27, 2007 }} Andre Rison,"Andre 'Bad Moon' Rison". Accessed April 28, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=April 4, 2007 }} Derrick Mason,"Derek Mason". Retrieved April 28, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=September 29, 2007 }} Muhsin Muhammad,"Muhsin Muhammad". Retrieved April 28, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=September 27, 2007 }} T. J. Duckett,"T.J. Duckett". Retrieved April 28, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=September 29, 2007 }} Flozell Adams,"Flozell Adams". Retrieved April 28, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=September 29, 2007 }} Julian Peterson,"Julian Peterson". Retrieved April 28, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=September 29, 2007 }} Charles Rogers,"Charles Rogers Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=March 13, 2008 }}". Retrieved January 9, 2008. and Jim Miller."MSU Announces Football Broadcast Team {{webarchive|url= |date=September 1, 2008 }}". Retrieved April 28, 2007.The American Football League's All-Time Team includes tight-end Fred Arbanas"Chiefs History 1960s". Kansas City Chiefs. Accessed April 28, 2007. {{webarchive |url= |date=April 21, 2007 }} and safety George Saimes."George Saimes Statistics {{webarchive|url= |date=December 28, 2008 }}". Retrieved January 9, 2008.Former Michigan State players in the National Hockey League include All Star Defensemen Duncan Keith, Rod Brind'Amour,"Rod Brind'Amour {{webarchive|url= |date=October 12, 2008 }}." Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved January 9, 2008. Anson Carter,"Anson Carter {{webarchive|url= |date=January 5, 2009 }}." Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 21, 2007. Donald McSween,"Don McSween {{webarchive|url= |date=October 12, 2008 }}." Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved January 9, 2008. Adam Hall,"Adam Hall {{webarchive|url= |date=October 12, 2008 }}." Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 21, 2007. John-Michael Liles, Justin Abdelkader, Corey Tropp, brothers Kelly Miller"Kelly Miller {{webarchive|url= |date=January 13, 2009 }}." Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 21, 2007. and Kip Miller,"Kip Miller {{webarchive|url= |date=May 16, 2016 }}." Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 21, 2007. as well as their cousins, brothers Ryan Miller"Ryan Miller {{webarchive|url= |date=May 16, 2016 }}."Florida Panthers star forward David Booth also attended MSU. Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 21, 2007. and Drew Miller."Drew Miller {{webarchive|url= |date=October 19, 2008 }} and[Jeff Petry]" and Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved January 9, 2008.Former Michigan State players in Major League Baseball include Hall of Fame inductee Robin Roberts,Robin Roberts {{Webarchive|url= |date=April 7, 2007 }}". National Baseball Hall of Fame. Accessed April 17, 2007. Kirk Gibson,"Kirk Gibson Baseball Stats {{webarchive|url= |date=April 24, 2008 }}". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved April 29, 2007. Steve Garvey"Steve Garvey {{webarchive|url= |date=October 12, 2007 }}". Michigan State Baseball Alumni. Retrieved April 29, 2007. and Mark Mulder."Mark Mulder {{webarchive|url= |date=April 14, 2008 }}". The Official Site of the St. Louis Cardinals. Retrieved April 17, 2007. Olympic gold medalists include Savatheda Fynes"Major Athletic Award Winners Announced at Michigan State {{webarchive|url= |date=January 5, 2009 }}". June 12, 1997. Retrieved January 9, 2008. and Fred Alderman."Frederick Alderman, Oldest U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, 93". The New York Times. September 21, 1998. Retrieved January 9, 2008. The Spartans are also contributing athletes to Major League Soccer, as Doug DeMartin, Dave Hertel, Greg Janicki, Rauwshan McKenzie, Ryan McMahen, and Fatai Alashe have all played in Major League Soccer."Kevin Reiman Selected In MLS Supplemental Draft {{webarchive|url= |date=January 4, 2009 }}". January 28, 2008 Accessed April 11, 2008. In addition, Alex Skotarek, Steve Twellman and Buzz Demling played in the North American Soccer League, with Demling playing in the 1972 Summer Olympics and the United States Men's National Soccer Team in the 1970s.Ryan Riess, 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion, is a 2012 graduate of MSU.WEB,weblink Ryan Riess (BA Hospitality Business ’12), Eli Broad College of Business, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 17, 2015, mdy-all, NCAA Gymnastics Champion and former Sesame Street Muppet performer Toby Towson is an MSU graduate.Miss America 1961, Nancy Fleming, is a graduate of Michigan State.WEB, MSU Archives, Accomplished Women Graduates of MSU,weblink March 22, 2011, no,weblink June 18, 2015, mdy-all, Verghese Kurien was an Indian social entrepreneur known as the "Father of the White Revolution" for his Operation Flood, the world's largest agricultural development programme. He earned a Master of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1948. Peter Schmidt, an American economist and econometrician, is both an alumnus (1970) and faculty member of MSU, holding a University Distinguished Professor position since 1997.WEB, Schmidt, Peter, Vita,weblink Michigan State, Department of Economics, July 7, 2017, no,weblink" title="">weblink May 30, 2017, mdy-all, Tyler Oakley, YouTube personality, graduated from Michigan State University in 2011.WEB,weblink Alumnus Tyler Oakley chats with First Lady about college | MSUToday | Michigan State University,, September 16, 2014, September 19, 2016, no,weblink" title="">weblink September 11, 2016, mdy-all,

    See also



    Further reading

    • BOOK, Kuhn, Madison., Michigan State: The First Hundred Years, 1855–1955, East Lansing, Michigan State University Press, 1955, 0-87013-222-9,
    • BOOK, Stanford, Linda O., Dewhurst, C. Kurt, MSU Campus: Buildings, Places, Spaces, East Lansing, Michigan State University Press, 2002, 0-87013-631-3,

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