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December 2018 Alumni Updates

The Omura-Saxena Endowed Professorship in Responsible AI gets a $1 million founding gift

The idea behind the new professorship and the gift are both courtesy Manoj Saxena (MBA '91), founder and CEO of CognitiveScale and the first GM of IBM Watson. He sees both a bright upside and a dark downside to artificial intelligence, and he wants to ensure only the former comes to be. 

“I have never been more worried about AI than I am now, because this technology — if you don’t deploy it properly, and don’t make it accessible properly — will end up making the rich richer, and it will end up making the evil more evil,” Saxena said at an MBA Reunion event on Nov. 9.
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Alumni News

Alums play starring role on Give Green Day

Broad College alumni and others affiliated with the college raise a leaderboard-topping $125,258 during MSU's Day of Giving event Nov. 27. Of that, $71,584 is designated for student technology use at the Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion.
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Broad Spartan alum survives 'Shark Tank'

And Joe Johnson (BA Finance '16) leaves the hit prime-time TV show with a $700,000 investment for his business.
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MSU Grand Awards honor Broad alums

Marc Conlin and Manoj Saxena were among 11 Spartans honored as top-achieving MSU alumni at the Nov. 9 event.
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Spartan Innovations Student Teams at CES Las Vegas

Times Vary By Date
Tech West at Sands Expo Center, Hall G
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MSU Spartan Men's Basketball Las Vegas Watch Party

6:00PM - 9:00PM PST
Location TBA, Las Vegas, NV
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Hospitality Business Alumni Reception at ALIS Los Angeles

5:30PM - 7:30PM PST 
1011 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA
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The Best of Broad

Booming interest in entrepreneurship 

The nationally-recognized Entrepreneurship & Innovation minor is adding 100 new students per semester.
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Warrington speaker touts ongoing change

Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert says the curious and agile will triumph as change will continue to disrupt traditional business.
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Broad in business of empowering women

The fall Advancing Women in Business event gives professionals a space to network, empower, and inspire one another. 
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Growing the bonds between China, MSU

The MSU Executive Forum in Beijing caps Broad College Dean Sanjay Gupta's trip East to meet with colleagues and alumni.
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Getting Social
Welcome back to Michigan State University and the Eli Broad College of Business after Thanksgiving break, #BroadSpartans. We got you some snow.
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Congrats to the MSU team of School of Hospitality Business Spartans for your top-three finish in the STR Hotel Market Analysis Competition in NYC!
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In the newest episode of the #SpartanBizCast, Broad College expert Bill McCarthy explores the promise and perils of #Blockchain.  
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Around MSU 

MSU in Top 10 for study abroad participation

So says the Institute of International Education's annual Open Doors Report in ranking MSU eighth nationally in that category. It's the 21st consecutive year MSU finished among the Top 10.

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Perles leaves behind a long legacy at MSU

1988 Rose Bowl-winning football coach and former athletic director George Perles steps down from MSU's Board of Trustees. 
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MSU is getting a new top cop for campus

Current MSUPD Deputy Chief Kelly Roudebush takes charge of the department Jan. 1. She will be MSU's first female chief of police.
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