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  Hear the Conversation 14:21 – 8.2 mb mp3 Michigan State University is 162 years old, having been founded on February 12, 1855. Founders Day is a time that has MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon reflecting on the state of Michigan State. “If you look at the long arc and the metrics, I like […]

  Hear the Conversation 12:05 – 5.5 mb mp3 “One of the things we’re really pleased about is the progress with the capital campaign and the fact that our faculty, staff and retirees last year made commitments for more money than any other set in the Big Ten, which given the relatively low position of […]

  Hear the Conversation 22:16 – 10.2 mb mp3 “There are Spartans everywhere in engaged positions making a difference in communities and companies and getting great experience that’s not simply something to put on their resumes, but to accelerate their life’s journey,” Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon tells Russ White on MSU […]

  Hear the Conversation 29:02 – 13.2 mb mp3 by Kathleen Alexander Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon joins Russ White for her regular conversation on all things MSU. She begins this summer update with her reflections on the tragedy in Orlando and the passing of legendary Spartan hockey coach and athletic director […]

Hear the Conversation 18:46 – 8.6 mb mp3 “We continue to be in choppy waters,” Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon tells Russ White on MSU Today. “Whether it’s appropriations or the stress on middle class families” or the hyper-competitive global economy, “we just have to realize there will be continued squalls and […]

Hear the Conversation 14:12 – 6.5 mb mp3 “You can go down the list of really positive accomplishments for the faculty and staff of Michigan State,” Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon tells Russ White on MSU Today. “Athletics provides the front porch and the window for people to have a chance to […]

Hear the Conversation 11:51 – 6.8 mb mp3 “I think sometimes people need a purpose for connecting,” and so coming back for Homecoming is a way for alumni to experience the “energy and excitement about the campus – a way of, as one alum told me, seeing how the old neighborhood had redeveloped itself into […]

Hear the Conversation 21:38 – 9.9 mb mp3 “Fundamentally, the report underscores that talent is the key to the future,” Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon tells Russ White on MSU Today in referring to the latest URC report titled Attracting, Fostering, and Inspiring Talent for the Global Economy. “And that’s talent that’s […]

Hear the Conversation 17:46 – 10.1 mb mp3 “We’re optimistic about FRIB because we’re now in the stage where it’s not a new thing,” Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon tells Russ White in her mid-semester update for MSU Today on all things MSU. Their first topic is her reaction to recently proposed […]

Hear the Conversation 17:03 – 7.8 mb mp3 “The NCAA as the symbol of amateur sports in America is undergoing a lot of change,” Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon tells Russ White on MSU Today. “Part of that is new leadership and part of it is the changes in the nature of […]

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