MSU to introduce new allergen free dining hall

An all allergen friendly dining hall is coming to campus this fall 2019. The new add on to campus will make it the tenth campus venue to offer all-you-care to eat options for all students, especially ones with a food related allergy. The new addition to campus will be located where the Riverwalk is on campus, right inside of Owen hall. It will be made accessible for those also surrounding the Shaw and McDonnell area as well. “We’re going to have Owen Hall be allergen free from the top eight from sesame and gluten.

Sexual misconduct survey hopes to understand campus culture

With hopes to better the future of the university when it comes to sexual misconduct, the Michigan State community is being called upon for help. On Tuesday, a survey was released to students, faculty and staff called “Know More @ MSU.” It’s mission is to get a better understanding of how the community feels about the campus culture and universities sexual misconduct policies. The MSU Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup created the optional, confidential survey after different groups wanted more information on where things stand on campus. The seven part survey asks participants to answer “yes” or “no,” how aware they are of programs and if they agree or disagree on topics from relationship violence to how they feel being at MSU to their opinion on university leaders.

MSU College of Education remains best in the nation

In a new report from the U.S. News and World Report magazine, five Michigan State University graduates programs placed top in the nation. The College of Education is holding onto their title for its 25 consecutive year in elementary and secondary education. “We think very carefully about the facility that we hire and then we provide support for them while they’re here so that they do terrific work and same thing for the graduate students that we recruit,” Robert Floden, the College of Education dean, said. The other programs ranking number one were supply chain management, rehabilitation processing, and curriculum and instruction programs.

 

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An MSU student is helping children cope with their anxiety through reading

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Million-dollar biodome growing on campus

Right next to Shaw Hall sits an empty field, but a group of students are trying to change that. The Student Greenhouse Project has plans to construct an 150-foot biodome that would fill the space. “We’ve designed it to be site independent, so we can build it anywhere,” Jacob Bruner, the groups president, said. The biodome would have plants from every continent inside, but it wouldn’t be just plants. There would be WiFi, conference and study rooms, a performance area with hillside seating, waterfalls, animals…