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Spartans stay connected through events app and student newsletter 
Last month, the Broad Student Senate released two new online resources to help improve students’ accessibility.
Pung Speaker Series: Managing sustainability in packaging during a pandemic 
David Feber (B.S. Civil Engineering ’94) kicked off the first lecture of the 2020-21 Roy S. Pung Series.
MSU research exposes discrimination against Black women with natural hair 
Research from Broad’s management department reveals how today’s professional standards perpetuate racial bias.
Alumnus aids health care providers with free patient management software 
Derek Sanborn (B.A. Finance ’08), CEO of PatientStudio, is providing a solution to meet surging demand during COVID-19.
MSU research will be first to explore ‘leadership as event management’ 
Broad management professor receives U.S. Army Research Institute grant that could alter our understanding of leadership.
MSU alumnus stars in P&G’s ‘The Look’ ad confronting racial bias 
In this Q&A, Michael Jones (B.A. Accounting ’13) talks about his experience in the ad and his advice to fellow Spartans.
Broad Spartans earn research grant to study customer delight and sustainability 
The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management Foundation awarded MSU a one-year $10,500 research grant.
From service learning to fundraising, MSU students aid communities in Guatemala 
The Spartan Global Development Fund has spearheaded emergency relief efforts for impoverished regions around the world.
Stepping up the grocery game in West Michigan 
Dennis Eidson (B.A. Business Administration '76) recounts the positive steps SpartanNash has taken amid COVID-19.
Broad alumni recognized as two of Detroit’s rising leaders 
Josh York and T.R. Hollis have been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business on its 2020 list of 20 in their Twenties.
Worried about germs on door handles? Use the Spartan-designed No-Touch Tool 
Executive MBA student Gabriel Escudero Borges found a way for people avoid touching surfaces when leaving their home.
Best way to shelter in place? With wine from a Spartan-owned small business 
Spartans rally support on social media for Hickory Creek Winery, owned by Broad College alumnus Adam McBride.
Broad Spartans Stand Together 
Alumni are stepping up to overcome the world’s challenges amid COVID-19 and proving that without a doubt, Spartans Will.
Alumnus ensures child care services for nation’s first responders 
Mark Bierley (B.A. Accounting '88) is prioritizing services to help essential workers and their families amid COVID-19.
Carhartt shifts to produce millions of masks and gowns for medical workers 
President and COO Linda Hubbard (B.A. Accounting '82) talks about production of essential supplies amid COVID-19.
Alumnus provides clarity on tax policy changes 
Greg Matlock (B.A. Finance ’01) is helping to deploy a tracking tool for emerging stimulus responses to COVID-19.
Putting safety first, alumnus prioritizes needs of Home Depot employees and customers 
CEO Craig Menear (B.A. Personnel Administration '79) has taken a multipronged approach in response to COVID-19.
Meet the MSU alumna sourcing 30% of General Motors’ ventilator parts 
Christine Sitek (B.A. Material and Logistics Management '89) shares how her team has adapted to meet critical needs.
Alumnus donates $2 million in food products to to help feed America 
Greg Longstreet (B.A. General Business '92), CEO of Del Monte Foods, has remained focused on helping families in need.
From spirits to sanitizer, alumnus pivots Detroit brewery in time of need 
Mark Rieth (B.A. General Business '89), owner of Atwater Brewery, is aiding critical areas by producing hand sanitizer.
What CEOs need to know as U.S. industry rallies to fight COVID-19 
Three supply chain faculty members weigh in on what companies need to consider as they respond to the pandemic.
Alumna shares self-healing and fitness exercises with Spartan community 
Carrie Dorr (B.A. General Business Administration ’96) shares resources to ease stress as we practice social distancing.
Palmer Center takes the lead to help companies overcome hiring challenges 
Broad's career management center hosts company discussions to solve problems during the novel coronavirus crisis.
Hiring your friends could mean better performance 
An MSU study finds that finance faculty selected based on connections perform higher, publishing 30% more research.
Weathering the storm together: MSU student fosters four-legged friend 
Erica Rochana (MBA ’21) and her new foster dog, Chester, provide relief for each other amid the coronavirus outbreak.