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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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The financial impacts of Lake Michigan erosion. A national study investigates physician burnout and how one health insurer is addressing the opioid crisis.

Study: meditiaton linked to fewer mistakes

Nov 14, 2019

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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Groundbreaking on the Grand Rapids Innovation Park is less than a month away. A multi-million dollar gift will fund cancer-fighting technologies.

Doug Meijer and the Meijer Foundation are investing $19.5 million into what will be named the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Center.

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Sentencing is scheduled for a former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University.

William Strampel goes back before a judge Wednesday, nearly two months after the College of Osteopathic Medicine's ex-dean was convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office. He was acquitted of the more serious criminal sexual conduct charge.

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The director of Michigan State University's $765 million nuclear research facility says it should open in 2021.

The Lansing State Journal reports that the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams will be used to study the short-lived particles produced as charged beams collide with a target. The findings could have implications in understanding how matter formed in the universe and in fields including national security and medicine.

Laboratory Director Thomas Glasmacher says it is 92% complete.

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Phase two of the Grand Rapids Innovation Park is moving forward with approvals from the city’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.

The Medical Mile will continue its expansion at the corner of Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue. That’s where Michigan State University’s Grand Rapids Research Center opened in 2017.

Now, with the City of Grand Rapids’ Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approving a reimbursement agreement for eligible activities totaling roughly $29 million, Health Innovation Partners and MSU can move forward on phase two of the Grand Rapids Innovation Park.

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Michigan State University has set the wheels in motion for the construction of phase II of its downtown Grand Rapids Research Center. It was a little over one year ago when Michigan State University cut the ribbon on its $88 million Grand Rapids Research Center. Now, the six-story, nearly 163,000-square-foot building housing 44 research teams focusing on cancer research, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, autism and women’s health scientific studies will soon have a companion structure.

Lou Anna Simon, Former President Michigan State University

Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon appears tomorrow for a command performance before a US Senate panel. This will be her first public comments since she stepped down in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal.

Simon will testify under subpoena. She faces questions on how Nassar was allowed to remain MSU’s medical staff and prey on hundreds of sports medicine patients over a 20-year period. Nassar survivors say their complaints were ignored by the university. S

enator Gary Peters of Michigan will sit in on the hearing, and says he has questions.

The president of the University of Virginia will help Michigan State University as it picks a new leader.

Michigan State says Teresa Sullivan will serve as an adviser to the school's trustees as they begin a search. John Engler has been interim president since Lou Anna Simon quit in January.

Board chairman Brian Breslin says Sullivan, a Michigan State graduate, will provide "insight and advice." Sullivan says she welcomes the opportunity. She has long planned to leave her job at Virginia in summer.