Fall Welcome Underway at MSU

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Handfuls of students and faculty made their way into East Lansing Tuesday for Michigan State University's annual "Fall Welcome."

Among them-- more than 100 new faculty members meeting with MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, and familiarizing themselves with campus.

"This is an extraordinary group of faculty," said Dr. Simon. "When you think about the contributions they'll make throughout their career....to Michigan State... to the state of Michigan and internationally-- this is really an exciting moment."

Representatives from more than 60 campus academic units and organizations provided answers for new faculty at MSU's resource fair.

"We're a very large university, and so it might take them awhile to wing there way around to where the information was," said Deb DeZuze, Senior Advisor to the Provost at MSU. "They might even have a few years in which they didn't realize resources available to support them."

Students and faculty can expect a couple of upgrades on campus.
The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, a new residence hall, and a new style of food service for students.

While the resource fair helped faculty members get acquainted with MSU, President Simon is hoping the Michigan Legislature will can help students out by reducing the cost of school.

"We're anxiously awaiting the actions on the other end of Michigan Avenue so we can return money to our students," said Dr. Simon.

MSU is banking on that return-- and hoping a decrease means more families will invest in future.

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