Elizabeth Lane Awarded Best Graduate Student Paper

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Political Science/Pre-Law Student, Warren Stanfield, seeking East Lansing City Council Bid

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Graduate Studies Committee Announces 2019 Graduate Teaching and Paper Awards

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Sunshine Hillygus, Professor of Political Science, Duke University, Lecture

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2019 Graduate School Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

Professor Ryan Black has been chosen by the MSU Graduate School as the recipient of the 2019 Michigan State University Graduate School Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for his mentoring of students in research and teaching.

The committee made the following remarks:

Dr. Black is a first-rate scholar and teacher and is wholeheartedly committed to mentoring doctoral students, as highlighted by the candid and wide-ranging letter from several of his Ph.D. students.  He works closely with his students, co-publishing with them generously and adapting to their needs for professional development as individual learners and future scholars as they move through graduate school-working with them on syllabi development, conducting mock interviews, and grant writing.  Dr. Black seems to make sure that his students are prepared to embark on the job market when necessary.  The success of his mentoring is evident based on the excellent placement rate of his former students.