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Michigan State students skip holiday break to care for sheep

Jan. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — While her classmates went home to celebrate the holidays over winter break, Michigan State University junior Rachel VonDoloski stayed behind to watch the flock. After all, it’s breeding season at the MSU Sheep Teaching and Research Center, adding more work to the...

MSU credit union reports fake charges to televangelist group

Jan. 5, 2020 4:58 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich (AP) — About 2,300 cards issued by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union were hit with false transactions to an international televangelist network, officials said. The Lansing-area credit union said it's unclear who was behind the fraudulent charges to LoveWorld TV. Each...

MSU credit union reports suspicious actions on some accounts

Jan. 2, 2020 9:22 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University Federal Credit Union is warning its members that suspicious activity has been detected on some of their accounts. The credit union said in statement posted Wednesday on Facebook that it's working with card processors to block the suspicious transactions...

Man charged in Michigan student's death held without bail

Dec. 30, 2019 3:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Michigan State University student home on break in Chicago was fatally shot by her boyfriend as he played with a gun in an apartment on the city's South Side, prosecutors said Monday. A judge ordered Lafayette Hodges, 18, held without bail. He faced a felony count of involuntary...

Jury convicts man in slaying of Michigan college student

Dec. 17, 2019 8:08 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man was found guilty of murder Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a Michigan State University student outside an off-campus apartment building. Isai Berrones, 22, of Alamo, Texas, was shot while trying to break up a fight between women in October 2018. Investigators said he was...

Michigan school researchers breed purple potato, make chips

Dec. 15, 2019 9:26 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University researchers have reached their goal of breeding a purple potato, and now it's being made into purple, kettle-cooked potato chips. Dave Douches, director for the MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics program, and other researchers spent 20 years crossing...

Michigan State wins appeal on its handling of assault cases

Dec. 12, 2019 4:39 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled in favor of Michigan State University and dismissed a lawsuit by four students who said they suffered because of how the school handled their sexual assault complaints. The court said the threshold is high: The female students had to show...

Michigan State to honor global experts in biology, fisheries

Nov. 30, 2019 9:50 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Global experts on environmental science and inland fisheries will receive honorary doctorates in science at Michigan State University. Stanford University ecologist and biology professor Harold Mooney plans to attend the Dec. 14 fall commencement’s advanced degree...

Science Gallery Detroit seeking submissions for exhibition

Nov. 28, 2019 9:20 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit is seeking submissions for its third annual exhibition titled “Future Present: Design in a Time of Urgency.” The exhibition is slated to take place in fall 2020 and contain 20 to 24 pieces that will explore...

Dearborn academic’s talk to focus on ‘Saving the University’

Nov. 23, 2019 9:28 AM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University professor and author will discuss the need for universities to restore trust both inside and outside their campuses during a talk at University of Michigan-Dearborn. Kathleen Fitzpatrick is scheduled to discuss her book, “Generous Thinking: A...