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Hear the Conversation 9:55 – 5.7 mb mp3 There are some telltale signs that the fall semester at MSU is nearly here. There are finally fewer orange construction barrels on campus; sound checks at Spartan Stadium can be heard; students are moving back; and there’s the kickoff for the annual One Book, One Community program. […]

MSU Today on News/Talk 760 WJR

September 5th, 2013

Hear the Show 54 min – 30 mb mp3 Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU hockey coach Tom Anastos and MSU Museum director Gary Morgan. “My mind is racing as we get ready for Big Ten hockey,” Anastos tells Simon and Hollis. ““It’s going […]

“Michigan State University has a tradition of selecting books that are more difficult and globally-focused than many other universities,” says Boo. “They’re doing books that open you up to realities you might not have been exposed to coming out of high school and entering college. It’s an honor.” I caught up with Pulitzer Prize-winning author […]

Hear the Conversation 36:33 – 20.9 mb mp3 MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletics Director Mark Hollis talk with Rick Cole and Derek Mehraban – the creators of Michigan State University’s New Media Driver’s License course and resource guide. And they talk about the state and future of social media and its […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: Obscenity isn’t about sex, but rather about degradation, argues Michigan State University College of Law professor Kevin Saunders, who conducted a first-of-its-kind study on the relationship between hate speech and obscenity. In his book, “Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech,” published by New York […]

Yong Zhao on Spartan Podcast

September 9th, 2009

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: Yong Zhao is a university distinguished professor of education at MSU. His new book is Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization. “America’s increasing reliance on standardized testing as a yardstick for educational success is a flawed policy that threatens to undermine our […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez is the author of “The Soloist,” the featured book in the 2009 One Book/One Community program. Lopez talks about his relationship with Nathaniel Ayers and about the challenges facing the entire mental health system in the United States. And he talks about the […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: April is National Poetry Month. Anita Skeen is a professor in MSU’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and leads the Center for Poetry. The Center for Poetry is la very active group that includes a number of student writers across several different majors at MSU. Skeen tells […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: C. Leslie Charles is a lifelong Lansing area resident and MSU alumna who has enjoyed a long career as a professional speaker with an impressive list of satisfied clients throughout North America. The author of seven books, Leslie’s acclaimed, “Why Is Everyone So Cranky?” thrust her into the media […]

From MSU Today on Impact Radio: From 1983 to 2003, nearly 27,000 young boys and men fled civil war in the Republic of Sudan. These “Lost Boys of Sudan” trekked 1,000 miles across Africa only to face starvation, wild animals and disease. Benjamin Ajak of the San Diego area, a Lost Boy and co-author of […]

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