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‘Compromise and Passion’

Three married faculty couples in MU Biochemistry reflect on their relationships

Scott Peck remembers the first meeting as a new doctoral student at Michigan State University in the late ’80s. “Everyone is coming from all parts of the country and everyone’s saying ‘Oh yeah, I don’t want to be together with somebody in science because you don’t want to talk about it all the time’,” says Peck, who is a professor…

Coming Up Roses

Growing Valentine's Day Sales at Tiger Garden

Employees of Tiger Garden have been working around the clock as Valentine’s Day sales for the CAFNR floral shop were up this year compared to last. The campus floral shop is closing in on their goal of 500 arrangements, said Kim Martin, Tiger Gardens’ supervisor and instructor of plant sciences. She estimates they had around 250 pre-orders. For the holiday…

Tiger Garden: Following flowers

Kim Cottrell's initial career goal was in architecture. Work at MU's Tiger Garden helped to discover her real passion.

“I quickly found the architecture studies program was not for me,” the senior from Monticello said. “I decided to pursue my landscape architecture passions through the plant science landscape design program. It was not a hard switch. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was so welcoming, and the advisers were very helpful.”