Through the vicissitudes of government funding and other challenges, the university has established itself as a renowned research and educational institution with a remarkably rich array of facilities, scientists, and researchers who continue to make landmark contributions to their fields. At the same time it has strived to be known for its accessibility, diversity, equality of opportunity, and antidiscrimination policies and practices. Michigan State University sheds new light on the growth of this dynamic and multifaceted institution.
"Readers of Michigan State University, The Rise of a Research University and the New Millennium, 1970-2005 will enjoy this refreshingly candid and informative exploration of leadership decision-making amidst vital economic, social, and cultural conditions in Michigan, the nation, and the world. Noverr fluidly transports the reader into real time as planned and unexpected key events unfold to reveal how Michigan State became a top global university of the twenty-first century."
—Linda O. Stanford, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University