EAST LANSING, Mich. — New initiatives across the Michigan State University campus have sparked discussion of mental health, a fast-rising talking point across the United States and worldwide. Since the start of the 2018-19 school year, MSU has launched a handful of new outlets for mental health research and services. For example, in September, the university added a satellite counseling service at the MSU Union, and with it comes plenty of opportunities for students to seek the resources they need, according to students across campus. Last summer, MSU’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) had a large hand in facilitating a new coalition that focuses student groups on working together to raising awareness of mental health issues.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – People all over the world are aware of the concept of climate change. But for many, that’s all it is – a concept. A recent study, published in Nature Communications, is aimed at showing the implications of climate change for millions of people. The study by Matt Fitzpatrick of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Robert Dunn of North Carolina State University, predicts what the climate for 540 North American cities will be like in 60 years.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University is home to almost 30,000 students, and 6,260 international students from 140 countries were enrolled in the fall 2018 semester, according to the Office for International Students and Scholars [OISS]. Of the thousands of international students last fall, 1,302 were new to MSU. Quy Nguyen, 24, is one of those new students. Her experiences adjusting to Michigan in winter and difficulties forming friendships reflect challenges other international students face in their first six months at MSU.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — For any international student coming to the United States, the first few months on campus can seem daunting at best. When home can be thousands of miles and multiple time zones away, sometimes the things local students take for granted can be a struggle for international students. That struggle multiplies for a pair of international students on Michigan State’s field hockey team. Freshmen Daphne Voorman of the Netherlands and Jade Arundell of Ireland have an even smaller window of opportunity to check in with loved ones back home.
EAST LANSING, Mich.- When Ruth Osoro first came to Michigan last summer, she was surprised that everyone was wearing shorts. “You’re not supposed to wear shorts in Kenya. That’s immoral,” she said. Osoro is a first-year graduate student majoring in communication at Michigan State University (MSU). Born in a land which lies on the Equator, this winter is her “first winter.” And she’s not going to get used to it.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Over 12 percent of Michigan State University students are international, according to the Office for International Students and Scholars. The students come from over 140 countries for both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Moving to a new country with a different culture can be challenging. Add school to that equation, and it takes getting used to. “I have never lived away from family,” Fateh Mohammed said.