Michigan State’s comic book collection — the largest comic book collection in the world that holds over 300,000 items — was the center of the MSU Comics Forum, along with various panels, research presentations and discussions that addressed marginalized communities in comics.
A variety of research presentations — featuring topics ranging from right-wing extremism in relation to soccer games to diabetic retinopathy and how it affects vision — professional workshops and shortened thesis presentations made up the all-day 11th annual Graduate Academic Conference.
The organization aims to create a place for students to build friendships and enjoy their time at MSU. In the past year, the organization has hosted several events, including a Halloween party, movie nights and study groups around mid-terms and finals.
Racism, body shaming, fetishization and sexualization — these issues plague the gay community worldwide. At Michigan State, the gay community is not immune to these problems.