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Hackers have breached Michigan State University’s online store, gaining access to customer credit card numbers and other personal information, the university said.

The university on Monday began notifying customers who may have been affected by the hack. Michigan State’s information security team has corrected the site’s vulnerabilities that allowed the intrusion between Oct. 19, 2019 and June 26, officials said. The university is offering free credit monitoring to anyone affected by the breach.

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Michigan State University said it will take a residence hall out of regular service and use it for students who test positive for the coronavirus.

Students who live on campus can move to Akers Hall or return home for a certain period if they test positive. The dorm can hold roughly 500 people, said Kat Cooper, spokeswoman for Residential and Hospitality Services.

“As we watched cases rise around the country, we decided we needed more options for that available to us,” Cooper told MLive.com.

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A former gymnast at the University of Michigan said he tried to talk to his coach about being assaulted by a campus doctor during a routine physical in 1969 but was brushed off with a sneering smile that signaled “we’re changing the subject.”

Ward Black, a member of the 1970 national championship team, spoke exclusively to The Associated Press about being molested by Robert Anderson. He’s the latest to reveal that university coaches decades ago apparently were aware of allegations about the doctor but didn’t take the complaints higher.

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  They wanted the campus experience, but their colleges sent them home to learn online during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, students at more than 25 U.S. universities are filing lawsuits against their schools demanding partial refunds on tuition and campus fees, saying they’re not getting the caliber of education they were promised.

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Hundreds of new health care graduates from Michigan State University are available to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. State officials have made a desperate plea for health professionals to treat people as the number of virus cases rises each day. MSU says the state has created a temporary license for nurses who typically are required to first take a national exam. Doctors from the colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine also can work ahead of their medical residencies, which start in July.

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Michigan State University is suspending face-to-face classes and moving to online instruction after the state's first two cases of coronavirus were announced. The move will last until April 20. School officials on Wednesday said they learned of a "probable case linked to our campus," which local health officials are investigating. Results from a test are pending. The university is urging students who do "purely remote work" to return to their permanent residences instead of staying on campus. But it will continue supporting those who need to stay in dorms and use dining facilities.

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Michigan State University officials say its performing arts center has removed a gift shop display featuring dolls depicting prominent black figures that were hanging from a tree-like rack. School spokeswoman Emily Gerkin Guerrant issued a statement apologizing for the display, which was intended to mark Black History Month along with programming at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. Black graduate student Krystal Rose Davis-Dunn tells the Lansing State Journal that the dolls recalled "lynching of black people from trees." Guerrant says an internal investigation is underway.

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Michigan State University is planning to implement a fall break next school year, which will give students Election Day off. But some think the schedule change could undercut efforts to encourage student voting on campus. Classes would be canceled on Monday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 3, which is Election Day. Associated Students of Michigan State University, the university's student government organization, had advocated for the break to give students time to go back home to cast their votes, President Samuel Stanley said during the MSU Board of Trustees December meeting.

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Study: meditiaton linked to fewer mistakes

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A recent study from Michigan State University has shown that people who meditate may be less likely to make mistakes.  

Researchers from MSU ran a study of which showed that participants who had meditated were more aware of the mistakes they had made immediately after making them.

Jeff Lin, one of the co-authors of the study and doctoral candidate at MSU, said that this awareness is a key part of fixing mistakes.

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