1. With Michigan looking increasingly like a need-to-win swing state in November, MSU students, alumni and university leaders are, in their own ways, influencing the dynamic of the convention.

    — Ian Kullgren, Julia Nagy, Kellie Rowe and Justin Wan cover the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., for Michigan State University’s The State News

    The team spoke with those with Michigan connections to focus on how the state could shape the weeks leading to the November election.

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