Michigan State University

Parent input ignored in school closings

Officials who close neighborhood schools in poor, urban areas often ignore parents' input, which only reinforces the "institutionalized racism that plagues U.S. schools," a Michigan State University scholar argues.

dateMay 30, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Building a better team—on Mars

Sometime in the next quarter-century, NASA plans to send the first humans to Mars, a mission that will push the boundaries of teamwork for a handful of astronauts who will spend as long as three years together ...

dateMay 21, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Unraveling the Napo's mystery

In the United States, rivers and their floodplains are well-documented and monitored. Ecuador's largest river, however, remains largely mysterious. Research led by Michigan State University is helping the ...

dateMay 20, 2013 in Environment
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The politics of climate change

U.S. residents who believe in the scientific consensus on global warming are more likely to support government action to curb emissions, regardless of whether they are Republican or Democrat, according to a study led by a ...

dateApr 29, 2013 in Environment
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Fighting the 'dumb jock' stereotype

College coaches who emphasize their players' academic abilities may be the best defense against the effects of "dumb jock" stereotypes, a Michigan State University study suggests.

dateApr 22, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Honor among (credit card) thieves?

A Michigan State University criminologist dug into the seamy underbelly of online credit card theft and uncovered a surprisingly sophisticated network of crooks that is unique in the cybercrime domain.

dateApr 22, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Twitter can give power to the people

(Phys.org) —Twitter can easily teach people about social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and even entice them to participate, according to a new study by a Michigan State University education researcher.

dateApr 18, 2013 in Social Sciences
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