Not only did
Michigan State University
(MSU) beat out MIT
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the competition for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
(FRIB), it also surpassed the esteemed university on U.S. News & World Reportís list
of best physics graduate programs in the nation.
According to excerpts from the article:
In the past, when rankings have come up, MSU's Vice President for University Relations Terry Denbow will often say something about how the league MSU finds itself in is more important than a small rise or fall.
To credit his consistency, he said the same this year. And then he added that, where people once might have thought of MSU being in MIT's league, "maybe now MIT is in our league."
"I'll be honest with you," Denbow said. "I plan to use, 'We are No. 1 in graduate nuclear physics' a lot.' "
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