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1. Fall Welcome: Students are back and classes for the fall 2014 semester start tomorrow. The incoming freshman class is expected to total about 7,800 students, and the Honors College will welcome about 600 freshmen this year – the largest class in its 58-year history. More>> 


2. MSU 29th in national ranking: MSU is one of the top 30 universities in the nation according to an annual ranking that measures what colleges and universities "are doing for the country." More>> 


3. Busting Biases: Joe Grimm, an instructor and visiting-editor-in-residence in MSU’s acclaimed School of Journalism, has made it his mission to bring people together, open lines of communication and help them see that people are not that different. More>>



4. Solar energy that doesn't block the view: A team of researchers at MSU has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. More>>


5. Scanning babies' fingerprints could save lives: MSU professor Anil Jain is developing a fingerprint-based recognition method to track vaccination schedules for infants and toddlers, which will increase immunization coverage and save lives. More>>

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