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It takes
all of us

The greatest successes at Michigan State have been the result of people coming together with the will to effect great change.

To keep moving forward—to be among the world’s best—we must reject the status quo, questioning everything and taking intelligent risks.

Only together can we solve some of the most difficult problems of a complex world. One student, one discovery, one partnership at a time.

Related materials

Bolder by Design will continue to evolve over time.

The following materials, which will be updated regularly, provide insight into the process and into MSU leadership’s guidance and reflections on initiatives and milestone accomplishments.

Contextual and Background Document

2013 Annual State of the University and Founders’ Day Address, President Lou Anna K. Simon

Boldness by Design and Shaping the Future Background for Bolder by Design President Lou Anna K. Simon’s statement to The State News