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  • Much covered in Kaler’s annual State of the U address

  • Posted on April 3, 2015 by Murphy News Service Much covered in Kaler’s annual State of the U address News Murphy News Service cover photo by Louis Fine. By Chris Chesky and Todd Barin/Murphy News Service University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler gave his annual “State of the University” address Thursday afternoon, covering a variety issues facing the school......read more



  • Body found in river identified as missing U student

  • Posted on April 2, 2015 by Murphy News Service Body found in river identified as missing U student News By Chris Chesky and Todd Barin/Murphy News Service The body found in the Mississippi River Wednesday night was identified today as that of missing University of Minnesota student Jennifer Houle, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Thursday, saying Houle......read more



  • Police Update: Female Body Found in River, No ID Yet

  • Posted on April 2, 2015 by Murphy News Service Police Update: Female Body Found in River, No ID Yet Breaking News, U of Minn By Todd Barin/Murphy News Service The body of a young adult woman was pulled from the Mississippi River around 7 p.m. Wednesday, Rebecca Gilbuena of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office announced. But the sheriff’s office......read more



  • Vikes Sign Former U Nemesis, QB Mike Kafka

  • Posted on April 2, 2015 by Murphy News Service Vikes Sign Former U Nemesis, QB Mike Kafka News Former Northwestern star last played for Tampa Bay By Todd Barin/Murphy News Service The Minnesota Vikings are staying active in free agency by signing quarterback Mike Kafka out of Northwestern University. Mike McCartney, Kafka’s agent, divulged that the ex-Buccaneer signed a......read more



  • TCF Bank makes Stones’ short-list of summer stops

  • Posted on April 2, 2015 by Murphy News Service TCF Bank makes Stones’ short-list of summer stops News, Music, U of Minn, Aging By Todd Barin/Murphy News Service The Stones, in their 53rd year together, were last in the Twin Cities in 10 years ago. The University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium made the cut Tuesday when the Rolling......read more



  • Images from a vigil: remembering Jennifer Houle

  • Posted on April 2, 2015 by Murphy News Service Images from a vigil: remembering Jennifer Houle News, U of Minn, Photography Murphy News Service photos by Louis Fine University of Minnesota student Jennifer Houle, went missing last Friday evening after a night out in Dinkytown. Law enforcement officials later discovered surveillance video that showed the Pi Beta Phi sorority......read more



  • TEEN TEACHES CHESS AT SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY IN BLOOMINGTON

  • Posted on March 31, 2015 by Murphy News Service TEEN TEACHES CHESS AT SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY IN BLOOMINGTON Aging, Teenagers, Volunteerism By Allison Kronberg Murphy News Service  Many residents at Bloomington Friendship Village think it’s never too late to be taught a new skill. But their teachers usually aren’t 17-year-olds. Connor Quinn, a junior at The Blake School, started......read more



  • U baseball: Gophers drop first series at home 2-1 vs. Northwestern

  • Posted on March 30, 2015 by Murphy News Service U baseball: Gophers drop first series at home 2-1 vs. Northwestern Audio, Sports, U of Minn Click here for audio report by Murphy News Service staff reporter Kaitlin Merkel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dz_du8K8SI&feature=youtu.be By Kaitlin Merkel/Murphy News Service The Minnesota Golden Gopher baseball team lost its opening home series of the 2015 season......read more



  • Search for missing U student moves to Mississippi River

  • Posted on March 30, 2015 by Murphy News Service Search for missing U student moves to Mississippi River Breaking News, Public Safety, U of Minn By Todd Barin/Murphy News Service The search for a missing University of Minnesota student has been moved to the Mississippi River after police found video evidence that she might have jumped or fallen from......read more



  • Audio story: ‘Noise’ musician Kaiser sets tour for unique record project

  • Posted on March 29, 2015 by Murphy News Service Audio story: ‘Noise’ musician Kaiser sets tour for unique record project Audio, Innovation, Music, News "Tim Kaiser" -- Audio report by Murphy News Service's Aaron Bolton Midwestern tour planned as musician unveils latest ethereal work, ‘Inferior Planets’ By Aaron Bolton/Murphy News Service Duluth-based noise musician Tim Kaiser rolled out dates......read more



  • Police Alert: U of M Student Missing

  • Posted on March 28, 2015 by Murphy News Service Police Alert: U of M Student Missing Breaking News, News, Public Safety, U of Minn Andy Gutierrez// Murphy News Service U student Jennifer Houle, 22, is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has long blond hair, A University of Minnesota student has been missing since early Friday......read more



  • New film footage of Ethiopian conflict confirms genocide

  • Posted on March 27, 2015 by Murphy News Service New film footage of Ethiopian conflict confirms genocide Diversity, Human rights, News, U of Minn I Care organizational officers Hilal Ibrahim, (left) president, Nora Deya , (middle) secretary, and Amal Ali (right) vice-president speak to audience. Photo courtesy of ICare U student group I Care’s recent showing of the documentary......read more



  • U Grad Fest ’15: Everything in one place

  • Posted on March 27, 2015 by Murphy News Service U Grad Fest ’15: Everything in one place Milestones, U of Minn By Andy Gutierrez//Murphy News Service “Grad Fest is a one-stop-shop for graduating student where everything is discounted,” Salazar-Thomley said. “It makes it a lot easier for everyone to get everything in one place at once.” Murphy News Service photo......read more



  • Audio story: MLS soccer in MN? Just a stadium away

  • Posted on March 27, 2015 by Murphy News Service Audio story: MLS soccer in MN? Just a stadium away News, Sports MLS soccer in MN? Just a stadium away “We haven’t laid out anything and we haven’t really talked to anybody about what partnerships could be and how they would play out. But, you know, we’ll bring a vision......read more



  • U’s SJMC Director Tims Named National Journalism Administrator for 2014

  • Posted on March 26, 2015 by Murphy News Service U’s SJMC Director Tims Named National Journalism Administrator for 2014 Education, Media, News, U of Minn Scripps Howard Foundation recognizes leader’s forward-looking direction By Valory Schoenecker Murphy News Service  Albert Tims, the director of the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been named the 2014 Administrator of the......read more