Category Archives: College News

Peters co-authors book on social policy

A new edition of a book on social policy has come at a “critical hour,” according to Bernard Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont. The book, “The Assault on Social Policy, Second Edition,” is co-authored by Susan J. Peters, professor emeritus at Michigan State University’s College of Education. Published by Columbia University Press, the second edition… Read More »

Homecoming 2014 FAQ

When is Homecoming? Homecoming this year, “Spartans Make Headlines,” will be held the week of September 22-27, 2014. When and where is the parade? The parade will start at 6:00 p.m. in downtown East Lansing on September 26. The parade route starts at the corner of Abbot and Burcham roads and travels south to Grand… Read More »

New book on women and higher education

Focusing on the education of women throughout the world—especially women-only universities and other institutions—Kristen Renn’s newest publication is hitting shelves this month. Renn, a professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) in the Department of Educational Administration, traveled to 13 colleges and universities in 10 countries around the world to study women and education.… Read More »

Cowen named assistant editor of policy journal

Joshua Cowen, associate professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, was appointed to be an associate editor of Education Finance and Policy, the official journal of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). The journal covers a variety of topics, including policy implications, scholarly basis and operational practices. Its main goal is to… Read More »

MSU helps state’s lowest-peforming schools improve

Michigan State University helped the state’s lowest performing schools achieve successful gains in the past year, as shown by this week’s release of the Top-to-Bottom Ranking and School Accountability Scorecards. According to the Michigan Department of Education, more than one-third of Michigan’s 2013 Priority schools improved enough to be removed from the list of lowest-performing… Read More »

Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

Michigan State University alumna Sarah DiMaria has been selected to receive the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation’s fellowship for early-career mathematics and science teachers. DiMaria is one of 32 people selected for the 2014 cohort, from a pool of more than 180 applicants. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MSU in 2012, and her… Read More »