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  • Dancer Mighty Wealthy making mighty contributions to community

  • Posted on December 15, 2015 by Murphy News Service Dancer Mighty Wealthy making mighty contributions to community The U, Cultures, Dance Cover photo courtesy of Hung Le Video courtesy of Red Bull Music By SAM HARPER/Murphy News Service Dancer Wealthy Phonseya, aka Mighty Wealthy, is energizing the Minnesota dance scene these days through his teaching in the community and......read more



  • Author turns hardship into motivation

  • Posted on December 15, 2015 by Alex Van Abbema Author turns hardship into motivation Books, Health, Personality profile Angela Halgrimson had a vivid dream one night that ultimately became her book, ‘Lenny the Crow.’ MURPHY NEWS PHOTO BY KENDALL MOON. A two-time brain injury survivor becomes a successful children’s book author. By KENDALL MOON/Murphy News Service The birth of......read more



  • Ending for China’s One-Child Policy: U students, faculty weigh in

  • Posted on December 14, 2015 by Murphy News Service Ending for China’s One-Child Policy: U students, faculty weigh in The U, International, Society By SAM HARPER/Murphy News Service Asian students and faculty members at the University of Minnesota expressed a variety of opinions after the announcement that China will end its long-standing one-child policy, a population-control policy that restricted families to......read more



  • She travels the world to teach her students about climate challenges

  • Posted on December 14, 2015 by Michael LaTour She travels the world to teach her students about climate challenges Education, Climate, Personality profile Breck students read from a list of questions for Alexander, shown at right at bottom of video screen, during their web conference. By MICHAEL LATOUR/Murphy News Service “Alright, do you guys have any questions?” asked Beckie......read more



  • Cultural Bazaar Showcases U’s Many Ethnic Student Groups

  • Posted on December 14, 2015 by McKayl Barrows Cultural Bazaar Showcases U’s Many Ethnic Student Groups News, Events, Culture, Campus life Audio story by MCKAYL BARROWS/Murphy News Service ...read more



  • CFANS student board grows and eyes St. Paul building upgrades

  • Posted on December 14, 2015 by Maria Wingert CFANS student board grows and eyes St. Paul building upgrades Education, Agriculture, The U By MARIA WINGERT/Murphy News Service The student board of the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) has been expanding steadily since the 2015 student elections last April — and a primary......read more



  • U Recognizes Innovative Local Government Achievements

  • Posted on December 13, 2015 by McKayl Barrows U Recognizes Innovative Local Government Achievements Community, Government, The U Cover photo of city category winner, Rochester Public Library BookBike program, from University of Minnesota website By MCKAYL BARROWS/Murphy News Service Local governments that are making a positive impact on their communities through innovation and exemplary service were recognized Thursday during the University of......read more



  • Rising tuition debt sparks U “Million Student March” rally

  • Posted on December 11, 2015 by McKayl Barrows Rising tuition debt sparks U “Million Student March” rally News, Education, The U, Social causes, Tuition Tyler Halford, a Normandale Community College student who organized Thursday’s protest on the U campus, speaks to crowd.  MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTOS BY MCKAYL BARROWS. By MCKAYL BARROWS/Murphy News Service Student  activists and other members......read more



  • No end in sight for debate on smartphone effects on society

  • Posted on December 10, 2015 by No end in sight for debate on smartphone effects on society Human interaction, News, Technology, The U By FORRESTER PACK/Murphy News Service Interpersonal communication has never been so pronounced in society as it is today — especially in the rapid growth of smartphone technology that some say is changing the way Americans relate to one......read more



  • Video: Going for the green at Mini Golf “Masters”

  • Posted on December 3, 2015 by Murphy News Service Video: Going for the green at Mini Golf “Masters” Sports, The U, Video Video report by SAM KRAEMER/For Murphy News Service ...read more



  • Video: Youth circus teaches discipline, upside-downs of life

  • Posted on December 3, 2015 by Murphy News Service Video: Youth circus teaches discipline, upside-downs of life Performance art, Video Video report by SAM HARPER/Murphy News Service ...read more



  • U grad hopes to stride to success with JellyFeet

  • Posted on December 2, 2015 by Murphy News Service U grad hopes to stride to success with JellyFeet Entrepreneurism, The U, Video Video report by MARIA WINGERT/Murphy News Service ...read more



  • Dogs benefit from pet hotel, K-9 training partnership

  • Posted on December 2, 2015 by Murphy News Service Dogs benefit from pet hotel, K-9 training partnership Business, Pets Trainers from Off Leash K9 Training instruct employees of ADOGO Pet Hotels on how to better handle dogs being boarded. MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTO BY MCKENZIE GERNES.  By MCKENZIE GERNES/Murphy News Service An uncommon corporate partnership between K-9 trainers and......read more



  • Imara org plans Dec. 6 fundraiser to help expand Kenyan social services facility

  • Posted on December 1, 2015 by Forrester Pack Imara org plans Dec. 6 fundraiser to help expand Kenyan social services facility News By FORRESTER PACK/Murphy News Service  The distance between Maple Grove, Minnesota, and Nanyuki, Kenya is well over 8,000 miles. However, with the important link these two cities share, they may as well be neighbors. “With the services of......read more



  • U’s SDS chapter carries on decades-long tradition

  • Posted on December 1, 2015 by Forrester Pack U’s SDS chapter carries on decades-long tradition News, Social causes, The U By FORRESTER PACK/Murphy News Service Whether it was during the socially riveting decade of the 1960s, or the politically fraught years following Sept. 11, 2001, the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) has been a national resource on college......read more