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  • Suspect charged after alleged sexual assault of U student

  • Posted on September 19, 2015 by McKenzie Gernes Suspect charged after alleged sexual assault of U student Crime, News, U of M By McKenzie Gernes/Murphy News Service A 32-year-old man was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting a female University of Minnesota student earlier this week. U police responded to a report of a sexual assault on Tuesday, Sept. 15,......read more



  • Food & Ag Day set for Gopher pregame festivities Saturday

  • Posted on September 18, 2015 by Maria Wingert Food & Ag Day set for Gopher pregame festivities Saturday Agriculture, Food, Go-and-do, U of M Ted Tassle, the mascot for the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, made an appearance at the 2014 event. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PHOTO By Maria Wingert/Murphy News Service Saturday’s Golden Gopher football tailgaters will have some different activity......read more



  • Mayo Building frequent target in recent U campus burglaries

  • Posted on September 16, 2015 by Ellen Schmidt Mayo Building frequent target in recent U campus burglaries News By Ellen Schmidt/Murphy News Service A string of burglaries on and near campus during the past six weeks led to a crime alert earlier in the week. Three of the burglaries took place in the Mayo Building on the University of......read more



  • Some vendors say new U Farmers Market location is better for business

  • Posted on September 16, 2015 by Ellen Schmidt Some vendors say new U Farmers Market location is better for business Farming, Food, U of M Chris Scofield of Cornercopia Student Organic Farm sells fresh broccoli to a University of Minnesota student Wednesday. MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTO BY ELLEN SCHMIDT   By ELLEN SCHMIDT/Murphy News Service Students, staff, and University......read more



  • Whose Diversity? protesters interrupt CLA state of college address

  • Posted on September 16, 2015 by Murphy News Service Whose Diversity? protesters interrupt CLA state of college address Breaking News, Campus issues, U of M Eight protesters from Whose Diversity? took over the stage Tuesday afternoon as U College of Liberal Arts Dean John Coleman, far right, was delivering his annual state of the college speech. The group demanded......read more



  • Coffee, donuts give U cops and students a chance to chat

  • Posted on September 16, 2015 by Maddie Bloomquist Coffee, donuts give U cops and students a chance to chat Breaking News, Events, Public Safety, U of M By Madison Bloomquist/Murphy News Service University of Minnesota Police Department officers shared coffee and donuts with students Tuesday morning in exchange for conversations about campus safety. UMPD Sgt. Octavio B. Reyes and U......read more



  • Dinkytown and U join in for Open Streets Minneapolis

  • Posted on September 15, 2015 by Murphy News Service Dinkytown and U join in for Open Streets Minneapolis Community, Dinkytown, Events, News, U of M Dinkytown roadways such as 14th Avenue Southeast were closed to automotive traffic Saturday, creating a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly atmosphere. MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTO BY MADISON BLOOMQUIST By Madison Bloomquist/Murphy News Service Dinkytown and surrounding......read more



  • Anoka County pro motocross racer ‘whoops’ — and studies

  • Posted on May 26, 2015 by Murphy News Service Anoka County pro motocross racer ‘whoops’ — and studies News ‘It began when I was about 4-years-old.’ — professional motocross racer Clay Chapiewski. Cover photo of Clay Chapiewski: www.clubmx-sc.com By R.P. Sexton for Murphy News Service To suggest that Clay Chapiewski is a “mellow guy” is to by no means overstate......read more



  • Vegetarianism at the U: Not just a phase

  • Posted on May 26, 2015 by Murphy News Service Vegetarianism at the U: Not just a phase Dining, Health, News, U of M Jenna Brott, University Dining Service’s health and wellness coordinator, said student feedback is crucial for designing popular vegetarian menus. University of Minnesota photo. By Madison Bloomquist/For Murphy News Service “Wouldn’t it be easier to just eat......read more



  • International students sometimes struggle to assimilate into campus life

  • Posted on May 20, 2015 by Murphy News Service International students sometimes struggle to assimilate into campus life Diversity, News, U of M The University of Minnesota offers many programs and materials to help international students better assimilate into their American college culture. By Xin Zhao for Murphy News Service Chao Liu once was a junior at the University of Oregon,......read more



  • ‘Dinkytown Uprising’ good example of where film, human memory meet

  • Posted on May 20, 2015 by Murphy News Service ‘Dinkytown Uprising’ good example of where film, human memory meet Film, History, News, U of M Cover photo: Hennepin County Library archives “The Dinkytown Uprising” trailer/Daniel Geiger via YouTube Story by Barry Lytton for Murphy News Service The spring’s air was heavy with tear gas and a sense of revolution:......read more



  • Primal Scream event gives students a chance to destress

  • Posted on May 19, 2015 by Murphy News Service Primal Scream event gives students a chance to destress Audio, Education     http://www.murphynewsservice.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/PS-Audio-Story.mp3 Murphy News Service audio story by Kerry Gaynor. ...read more



  • Clay, sound and chickens: The art of ‘Swen’

  • Posted on May 18, 2015 by Murphy News Service Clay, sound and chickens: The art of ‘Swen’ Crafts, News, U of M Story and photos by Kerry Gaynor/Murphy News Service If you Google the name David Swenson, the results show you the chief investment officer at Yale, several hits for a yoga master, but none for the ceramicist with......read more



  • Video story: Long-distance learning has different meaning for student mom

  • Posted on May 16, 2015 by Murphy News Service Video story: Long-distance learning has different meaning for student mom Family, Learning, News, Video Cover photo from www.towncountrynews.com Murphy News Service video report by Russell Barnes ...read more



  • Peace Coffee defined by 20 years of serendipity

  • Posted on May 15, 2015 by Murphy News Service Peace Coffee defined by 20 years of serendipity Business By Brianna Vitands Murphy News Service Peace Coffee was formed by a happy accident, but it tastes delicious in your mug. The local roaster goes back to the 90s, when coffee prices were at an all time low and farmers had......read more