College basketball is in full swing, and in just a few weeks, we’ll be talking about seeds, bubbles and Cinderellas. But there’s another tournament that kicks off sooner: Student Startup Madness (SSM).
If someone asked you about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of inspirational art in Paris, your mind would probably turn to some grand, well-known example. The Mona Lisa, perhaps, or one of the many other paintings or sculptures in the Louvre. Or maybe you’d conjure up a mental image of an architectural masterpiece like the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame Cathedral.
When we say the students, faculty and staff, and alumni of the universities of the Big Ten Conference “live big,” we aren’t overstating our case. Last year, we reported stories that took our readers from exotic locales like Sri Lanka and Uganda to galaxies far, far away. Whether it’s on-campus or in outer space, the Big Ten community is innovating, inspiring and improving.
It’s easy to take something as fundamental as clean water for granted. Whether we need it to stay hydrated, cook a meal or bathe, access to suitable water is rarely a problem for those who live in the United States.
For Tony Menyhart, coming up with a no-frills bread recipe wasn’t challenging, but finding the resources to take his product to supermarkets around the country wasn’t exactly a cakewalk.
Most aspiring journalists cut their teeth reporting small-time stories at their high school papers. Typical headlines may include things like “Exposed! What’s Really in the Cafeteria Meatloaf” or “New Student Body Prez Wins Campaign on Pledge to Add Parking Spaces to School Lot.”
In the mid-1960s, Michigan State was a college football juggernaut. Coached by the legendary Duffy Daugherty, they won two national championships in a row and put more All-Americans on the field in a single season than many other prominent programs did during the whole decade. And in the 1967 NFL Draft, an astounding four of the first eight players picked were from MSU.
Michigan State University launched its Spartan Selfies app a few months ago, allowing students, alumni, and faculty and staff to share photos of themselves with the crest of their mascot’s helmet above their heads to demonstrate school pride. But they’ve demonstrated something else with their #SpartanSelfies — the culture of service and innovation at Michigan State.
As headlines in cities across the United States highlight rising death tolls caused by open gang warfare in the streets, pundits, politicians and community leaders have put forward various legal and law enforcement solutions in order to alleviate this growing problem.
At 217 years old and still going strong, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band is nearly as old as America itself. Its storied history has included countless performances for American leaders and international heads of state, as well as being conducted by the likes of John Philip Sousa.
Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has seen more than his share of clutch performances and high-pressure situations. But even in his biggest games, there have been breaks in the action.
The phrase “Gran Fondo,” which means “big ride” in Italian, has been applied to mass-participation cycling events all over the world. But when it comes to impact, bike rides don’t get much bigger than the one Michigan State will be holding tomorrow.
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section.
For nearly 70 years now, the Fulbright Program has given scholarships, international exposure and professional opportunities to some of the brightest minds among university students and faculty the world over.
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Grit. Hustle. Ingenuity. Passion. Those are the qualities you find in the heart of a true champion.
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums are taking to work.
“Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.”
When someone tells Amanda Mercer she can’t do something, that’s exactly when she decides she’ll do it, no matter what. Mercer graduated from Michigan State in 1990, but her Spartan spirit is still strong, and it helps her face challenges every day.
Law enforcement strategies such as use of force and militarization of the police have drawn negative attention in the news over the last few years, and especially in recent months due to well-publicized cases like that of Eric Garner.
Like the Superfriends of Saturday morning cartoon fame, the Nursing, Communication Arts and Sciences, and Engineering colleges at Michigan State University are combining their respective powers for the common goal of improving the lives of the people around the world.
As part of honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Michigan State University will celebrate the one-year anniversary of Project 60/50.