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  • ‘Hero’ is book that features a superhero with spirit

  • Posted on April 14, 2015 by Murphy News Service ‘Hero’ is book that features a superhero with spirit Books, Faith By Valory Schoenecker/Murphy News Service As author Jim Miles sought the perfect words to describe the theme of his recently published novel “Hero,” his steady murmur consistently surrounded the concept of “looking out for others.” Miles, a 1995 graduate......read more



  • An observer of the U’s history

  • Posted on April 14, 2015 by Murphy News Service An observer of the U’s history Education, History, U of M, Video By Louis Fine Murphy News Service Imagine office walls lined with books, photos, files , documents, displays and oral histories. A computer resting on a homemade stand-up desk, and a large sign depicting the history of Northrop. This......read more



  • Murphy Hall graduate remains a champion of journalists

  • Posted on April 13, 2015 by Murphy News Service Murphy Hall graduate remains a champion of journalists Education, Profile, U of M By Andy Gutierrez Murphy News Service Thousands of students have graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, but for former students such as Sarah Bauer, Murphy Hall was a lot more than a building; it......read more



  • Hundreds join Sunday to celebrate Jennifer Houle’s life

  • Posted on April 12, 2015 by Murphy News Service Hundreds join Sunday to celebrate Jennifer Houle’s life News, U of M, Video By Chris Chesky/Murphy News Service Family and friends joined on a sunny spring afternoon Sunday to celebrate the life of University of Minnesota student Jennifer Houle, whose recent disappearance and death galvanized the U community for days.......read more



  • Video: Walker’s pop exhibit celebrates exuberance of mid-20th century art

  • Posted on April 12, 2015 by Murphy News Service Video: Walker’s pop exhibit celebrates exuberance of mid-20th century art Art, Go-and-do, History ...read more



  • Campus rapes: vigilance and proper reporting are key

  • Posted on April 10, 2015 by Murphy News Service Campus rapes: vigilance and proper reporting are key News By Brianna Vitands/Murphy News Service It’s every woman’s worst nightmare — a sexual assault. For women at the University of Minnesota, the fear is real, and remains with them as they walk to their cars after a night class, go to......read more



  • ‘Upcycling’ shop taking hold in Forest Lake

  • Posted on April 10, 2015 by Murphy News Service ‘Upcycling’ shop taking hold in Forest Lake Business, Shopping By Allison Kronberg/Murphy News Service “This was always my passion. I just never thought I could do it for a living.” — Coral Stewart, shop owner. Her business is on the upswing in Lake Forest, Minn. Photos courtesy of Coral Stewart.......read more



  • Was B-Dubs the real Final Four winner?

  • Posted on April 10, 2015 by Murphy News Service Was B-Dubs the real Final Four winner? Business, Dining, Investing, Restaurants, Sports, U of M By Chris Chesky/Murphy News Service Duke might have defeated Wisconsin to win the NCAA tournament Monday night, but Minneapolis-based Buffalo Wild Wings, thanks to its impressive financial success over the past month, just might be the biggest March......read more



  • MSA: Washington Ave. Bridge needs some TLC

  • Posted on April 10, 2015 by Murphy News Service MSA: Washington Ave. Bridge needs some TLC News, Transportation, U of M By Valory Schoenecker/Murphy News Service “Sure, the Washington Avenue Bridge keeps students from swimming to class, but some of us think it’s cold, drafty, and a bit too rusty,”  Chase Taylor was saying. Taylor is the director of......read more



  • Video: ‘I am Kindness’ offers nice artwork for good deeds

  • Posted on April 10, 2015 by Murphy News Service Video: ‘I am Kindness’ offers nice artwork for good deeds News ...read more



  • Audio: Allison Maass recaps Kaler’s state of U address

  • Posted on April 9, 2015 by Murphy News Service Audio: Allison Maass recaps Kaler’s state of U address Audio, Issues, U of M President Kaler during Q & A session ager his 2015 University of Minnesota State of the University address recently. Murphy News Service photo by Louis Fine. Murphy News Service staffer Allison Maas offers her take on......read more



  • Rachel Ramsey: A hockey career full of high notes

  • Posted on April 8, 2015 by Murphy News Service Rachel Ramsey: A hockey career full of high notes Sports, Profile, U of Minn “She was a rink rat. She loved to be at the rink, she loved to skate and it was hard to get her out of the rink. She just enjoyed being at the rink.” Rachel Ransey’s......read more



  • Ron Paul tells U audience Libertarian platform can cure U.S. ills

  • Posted on April 7, 2015 by Murphy News Service Ron Paul tells U audience Libertarian platform can cure U.S. ills News, Politics, U of Minn Story and photos by Louis Fine/Murphy News Service About 800 attended Ron Paul’s speech Monday night. Former congressman and frequent presidential candidate Ron Paul came to the University of Minnesota campus Monday night to......read more



  • Walker Art Center unveils major renovation plan

  • Posted on April 7, 2015 by Murphy News Service Walker Art Center unveils major renovation plan Art By Louis Fine/Murphy News Service This schematic supplied by the Walker shows how it property will be used after $75 million renovation effort. The Walker Art Center is moving ahead with a $75 million renovation designed to better connect the museum with......read more



  • High school wrestler learns meaning of ‘family’

  • Posted on April 3, 2015 by Murphy News Service High school wrestler learns meaning of ‘family’ News Melvin Wilson in action for Park Center High School. He finished 25-9 for the season. And a big 1-0 in terms of gaining a family. Photos courtesy of the Farrell family. By Chris Chesky/Murphy News Service Melvin Wilson immigrated to the United......read more