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1940-1949

  • 1941 - John Hannah becomes president of MSU
  • 1942 - MSC begins elementary education program.
  • 1942 - A Coke (Coca Cola) date at the Union Grill temporarily put to an end
  • September 26, 1942 - The State News becomes a daily newspaper.
  • 1943 - 14 MSC Men Die in World War II; 4,074 Students in the Military
  • 1943 - Last University Historian appointed
  • August 5, 1943 - Athletics Temporarily Discontinued
  • March 14, 1944 - Basic College established
  • 1945 - The International Center opens

  • 1945 - John Hannah calls for needed facilities
  • June 1945 - Spartan Statue (aka "Sparty") dedicated
  • 1946 - Steven Dexter discovers way to maintain optimal moisture in corn, which revolutionized the popcorn industry.
  • 1946 - World's Largest One-Room Dormitory at MSU
  • 1947 - Clarence L. 'Biggie' Munn's first season as head coach of Spartan football
  • 1947 - Collegiate Gothic Snyder-Phillips Hall built
  • 1947 - Michigan State College Press created.
  • 1948 - Entrance into the Big Ten Conference
  • 1949 - Bricking Up the U-M's Engineering Arch
  • 1949 - Shaw Hall, the largest college dormitory in the U.S.