Broad Art Museum brings a world of contemporary art to MSU
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:
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• 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
"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
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
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
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
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
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."