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October 18, 2012 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-10-18

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Broad Art Museum brings a world of contemporary art to MSU
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downtown East Lansing. A "pop-up" museum space

was created in Lansing's Old Town neighborhood

and featured Mike Kelley: Homage, a tribute to the

Michigan-born artist who died earlier this year, and

Transforming the campus landscape

The new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is just one of many recent changes to Michigan State University's

campus landscape. Several new buildings, updated teaching and research facilities, and energy-efficient

scoreboards atop Spartan Stadium enhance the experience of students, faculty, employees, and visitors.

Kristin Cammermeyer: Resituating, an exhibit of

MSU's 2012 freshman class of more than 8,000 represents the largest incoming class ever, and these notable

artwork incorporating elements of urban

additions to campus complement the growing student population:

construction.

Learn more at broadmuseum.msu.edu . 0

• The new four-story, 90,000-square-foot

Molecular Plant Sciences Building on the

south side of campus joins MSU's two

BROAD MSU: BEHIND THE SCENES

plant-research buildings and brings together

Eli and Edythe Broad

world-class plant researchers from a variety

Alumnus Eli Broad, for whom MSU's Eli Broad College

of Business also is named, is a renowned business
leader who built two Fortune 500 companies from

of disciplines.

"This building bridges, both physically and

intellectually, disciplines, departments, and

the ground up over a five-decade career in business.
In June 2007, Broad and his wife, Edythe, announced
an initial gift of $26 million to create the Eli and

Simon. "It will promote the cross-pollination

Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU. They later added

of ideas and expertise and initiate a new era

$2 million, bringing their total gift to $28 million.

of collaborative interdisciplinary research at

Over the past four decades, the Broads have built two

Michigan State."

of the most prominent collections of postwar and
contemporary art worldwide: the Eli and Edythe L.
Broad Collection and the Broad Art Foundation.

Together, the collections include approximately 2,000
works by more than 200 artists.

Broad was the founding chairman and is a life trustee
of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
He also is a life trustee of the Museum of Modern Art
in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art.

Zaha Hadid

colleges," says MSU President Lou Anna K.

• A three-story addition to Wells Hall, located

The three-story addition to Wells Hall, located near Spartan Stadium, features
an atrium as well as classroom and office space, a presentation room, and a
coffee shop.

near Spartan Stadium, now serves as the university's language hub as well as the home of the Department

of Religious Studies and the African American and African Studies Program. Bringing these units into one

facility also places them within proximity to colleagues in the College of Education and International Studies
and Programs.

The Wells Hall expansion features classroom and office space, a two-story presentation room, an atrium,

and a coffee shop. The three-story addition takes advantage of natural light, and a one-story section

topped by an energy-efficient green roof extends toward Red Cedar Road.

• MSU's 2012 football season was kicked off at Spartan Stadium with the debut of energy-efficient, high-

Zaha Hadid is a Pritzker Prize-winning architect who

definition video screens and scoreboards, as well as a new sound system. The new video scoreboard on the

consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture

stadium's south end is 5,300 square feet, replacing a 567-square-foot scoreboard. Two smaller video

and urban design. Her work experiments with new
spatial concepts that intensify existing urban

scoreboards on the north end are accompanied by a 450-foot LED ribbon board.

landscapes in the pursuit of a visionary aesthetic that

encompasses all fields of design, ranging from urban
scale to products, interiors, and furniture.

• The College of Nursing's Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research expands MSU's campus medical

facilities. The three-story, 50,000-square-foot building houses classrooms, a teaching lab, common areas for

students to gather and study, and space for nursing faculty researchers and doctoral students working in
the areas of chronic illness and healthy lifestyles.

Talk about Detroit: views from Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert and
MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon

In June, Michigan State University alumnus and Detroit

just getting them down here is a big thing. We want to

entrepreneur Dan Gilbert hosted a reception for donors

Simon. "John Hannah started us on an international

impact the outcome of Detroit, and we want to succeed

and friends of the university at the M@dison Building—

path in the 1950s when it wasn't fashionable to be

at the same time. We call it doing well by doing good."

Detroit's historic Madison Theatre Building, which

Gilbert and his partners purchased in 2011 and

renovated to include both business and event space.

In addition to internships and

international. We've been pioneering that work all

along. It just fits that we can do all of this in this

new society."

connecting more with alumni,

Gilbert and Simon discussed

During the event, Gilbert, the founder and chairman of

Gilbert wrapped up the

how MSU has embraced the

conversation by commenting or

Quicken Loans, discussed the roles of business leaders

concept of moving from a

and the university in a revitalized Detroit with MSU

how his time at MSU impacted

land-grant to a world-grant

both the person and

businessperson he has become.

President Lou Anna K. Simon. Their conversation was

institution while remaining

moderated by Sandra Pierce, former president and CEO
of Charter One.

committed to Michigan and the

city of Detroit.

"We have over 500 interns from 130 universities right

"I think our role was always to

here in downtown Detroit this summer at Quicken

bring the best of the world to

Loans offices," said Gilbert, a 1983 graduate in

Michigan and the best of

communication arts and sciences. "Detroit sells itself, so

Michigan to the world," said

"I think that Michigan State

people just kind of get it done,"

he said. "That's been a big part c

Alumnus Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken
Loans, chats with MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon
during a reception Gilbert hosted in June for donors and
friends of MSU.

my memory of Michigan State—

people who take action and

make it happen."

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