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Open Letter Regarding Congregation Beth Israel Hostage Standoff

Open Letter Regarding Congregation Beth Israel Hostage Standoff

January 19, 2022

Dear Honors College Community and College of Arts & Letters, This weekend’s hostage standoff at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas was frightening and traumatic to members of our community. Each instance of violence that appears to target a specific community can send shockwaves that are felt by many — particularly those who identify with the victims closest to the tragedy.

2022 Diversity Research Showcase Winners Announced

2022 Diversity Research Showcase Winners Announced

January 19, 2022

Held in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration, the 2022 Annual Diversity Research Showcase featured oral and poster presentations from MSU undergraduate students and helped to provide students with the space to present their work, or work in progress, on issues of diversity that advance inclusion with peers, faculty, and staff. The event was made possible by sponsorship from the Honors College, the College of Social Science, the College of Natural Science, James Madison College, the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, the MSU Libraries, and the Undergraduate Research Office.

Michigan State University Student Earns Marshall Scholarship

Michigan State University Student Earns Marshall Scholarship

December 13, 2021

Congratulations to Andrew McDonald, an Honors College senior majoring in Computer Science in the College of Engineering; and Advanced Mathematics, and Statistics in the College of Natural Science, who has been named a Marshall Scholar! Andrew is the 19th Marshall Scholar from Michigan State University.

Student Stories: Marshall Weimer

Student Stories: Marshall Weimer

November 29, 2021

Marshall Weimer, a current Honors College student, perfectly embodies how MSU Spartans are Generation Will. Weimer is a senior studying Fisheries & Wildlife with a Concentration in Conservation Biology within the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, with an additional major in Chinese. This past summer, Weimer participated in a Moosewatch Expedition on Isle Royale as part of the Wolf-Moose Project. The project is the longest continuous study of any predator-prey system in the world and started in 1958. For the project, Weimer spent 9 days on Isle Royale assisting researchers in searching for moose bones to analyze the cause of death over the winter.

Ten Students, Four Alumni Nominated for Prestigious Graduate School Scholarships

Ten Students, Four Alumni Nominated for Prestigious Graduate School Scholarships

October 12, 2021

Michigan State University has nominated 10 undergraduate students and four alumni for nationally competitive graduate school scholarships: the Churchill Scholarship, the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship, and the Rhodes Scholarship. All the scholarships support students attending graduate school in the United Kingdom or Ireland. 

Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean

August 31, 2021 - By: Christopher P. Long

Please see a message from the Dean of the Honors College, Dr. Christopher P. Long

Alumni Stories: Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali

Alumni Stories: Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali

August 6, 2021

Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali, Honors College alumnus, constantly embodies how Spartans Will. He is a leading dermatologist, researcher, and digital health entrepreneur based in New York City. Dr. Bhanusali regularly provides an expert opinion in media outlets from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times. Beyond medicine, Dr. Bhanusali works at the cutting edge of health and entrepreneurship, including Skin Medicinals, a platform that works to help lower drug pricing, Amazon’s first skincare line, and multiple celebrity projects. 

Alumni Stories: Peter Burroughs

Alumni Stories: Peter Burroughs

July 26, 2021 - Asia Siev

The small details are what’s important for Peter Burroughs (‘17 B.A.). Burroughs is a freelance environmental artist and current intern at Blizzard Entertainment, an American video game developer known for games like Overwatch, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. His work focuses on creating indoor and outdoor settings for films or video games. Environmental artists work on background visuals with which characters and objects will interac–anything from buildings to trees to furniture.

Honors College Welcomes a New Dean

Honors College Welcomes a New Dean

June 16, 2021 - Kimberly Popiolek, College of Arts and Letters

Christopher P. Long, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, will assume leadership responsibilities as Dean of MSU’s Honors College, effective July 1, 2021. The Honors College and the College of Arts & Letters each will retain their own status and identity as Dean Long is charged with working with faculty and staff to elevate the stature of both entities.

Alumni and University Distinguished Scholars Incoming Class of 2021 Announced

Alumni and University Distinguished Scholars Incoming Class of 2021 Announced

May 26, 2021 - Asia Siev

Eighteen incoming students have been awarded scholarships to cover full tuition, room and board and a stipend for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study at Michigan State University.