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  • Video: The mystery of the campus shoe tree

  • Posted on November 16, 2015 by Murphy News Service Video: The mystery of the campus shoe tree The U, Traditions, Video Video story by David Lein/for Murphy News Service ...read more



  • Video: Mopeds make a good transportation option on campus

  • Posted on November 16, 2015 by Murphy News Service Video: Mopeds make a good transportation option on campus The U, Transportation, Video Video story by Kyle Kapustka/for Murphy News Service ...read more



  • Video: U football player’s concussion saved his life

  • Posted on November 16, 2015 by Murphy News Service Video: U football player’s concussion saved his life Determination, Health, News, Sports, The U Video story by Barrett Anderson/For Murphy News Service ...read more



  • Poll: Majority of Minneapolis voters support worker agenda

  • Posted on November 16, 2015 by Tipheret Peña Poll: Majority of Minneapolis voters support worker agenda Economy, Government, Human rights, News, Politics By TIPHERET PEÑA / Murphy News Service A majority of Minneapolis voters support increasing the minimum wage, fair scheduling for workers and paid time off for illnesses and family emergencies, a new poll finds. A poll commissioned......read more



  • Campus climate study focuses on U students, faculty

  • Posted on November 16, 2015 by Ellen Schmidt Campus climate study focuses on U students, faculty Equal opportunity, The U ‘We all come to the world with our own biases and preconceived notions and baggage,” Phenix said. “So in the hiring process, what you don’t want to have happen, is that those biases prevent you from looking at a......read more



  • Diversity is Richfield human rights commission’s goal

  • Posted on November 16, 2015 by Ellen Schmidt Diversity is Richfield human rights commission’s goal Diversity, Municipal government, News By ELLEN SCHMIDT/Murphy News Service The city of Richfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) decided on changes to its recruitment process during a months-long effort to equally represent the city’s population by diversifying city commissions. A July 2015 report on the HRC’s......read more



  • Interview with U faculty on 2016 elections

  • Posted on November 16, 2015 by Forrester Pack Interview with U faculty on 2016 elections Politics, The U, Voting ‘The two parties could not be more different in the way that their nomination contests are playing out.’ — Paul Snell Jr., University of Minnesota political science instructor and graduate candidate. By FORRESTER PACK/Murphy News Service With a little less......read more



  • Piper Jaffray research spots teen trends

  • Posted on November 14, 2015 by Piper Jaffray research spots teen trends Analysis, Economy, Fashion Marketers can use the research as a way to prepare for the future By KENDALL MOON/Murphy News Service Male teens spend more on video gaming than female teens spend on shoes, according to a recent Piper Jaffray survey. Piper Jaffray, an investment bank and......read more



  • Eagle Scout’s project assists local teens in need

  • Posted on November 13, 2015 by Murphy News Service Eagle Scout’s project assists local teens in need Community, Health care, Youth The hygiene kits include travel-sized deodorant, body wash, toothbrushes and shampoo. MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTO BY MARIA WINGERT By MARIA WINGERT/Murphy News Service Maple Grove High School Senior Brady Voels has been a bit less busy since turning......read more



  • Student groups rally, challenge U administration on racial issues

  • Posted on November 13, 2015 by Liz Brumley Student groups rally, challenge U administration on racial issues News   By ELIZABETH BRUMLEY/Murphy News Service Hundreds of demonstrators withstood the rain and wind Thursday night during the Stance of Solidarity demonstration outside of Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota campus, as student groups called on the U administration......read more



  • Forum focused on racial economic gap

  • Posted on November 13, 2015 by Murphy News Service Forum focused on racial economic gap Diversity, Economy, News, The U Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) takes questions during a summit on economic reality for black Minnesotans at Franklin Middle School Wednesday evening. A panel of influential black leaders were apart of a panel discussing data, facts and proposed solutions regarding......read more



  • The hidden gem that is Rapson Hall architecture library

  • Posted on November 13, 2015 by Murphy News Service The hidden gem that is Rapson Hall architecture library Architecture, Art, News, The U The Architecture and Architectural Landscape Library in Rapson Hall is a uniquely cool and serene place to study. MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTO BY SAM HARPER. By SAM HARPER/Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota is filled......read more



  • Lt. Gov. Smith will appear on Theater of Public Policy’s improv show

  • Posted on November 12, 2015 by Maddie Bloomquist Lt. Gov. Smith will appear on Theater of Public Policy’s improv show Audio, News BY MADISON BLOOMQUIST/MURPHY NEWS SERVICE Minnesota’s Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will appear on the Theater of Public Policy’s improv comedy show Monday, Nov. 16. The Theater of Public Policy’s host Tane Danger said it is likely a lieutenant governor......read more



  • Development continues to revamp Edina’s Pentagon Park

  • Posted on October 31, 2015 by McKayl Barrows Development continues to revamp Edina’s Pentagon Park News By MCKAYL BARROWS/Murphy News Service Hillcrest Development continues work to transform Edina’s Pentagon Park into the “next generation” office park known as The Link. The Edina City Council in May 2014 gave Hillcrest preliminary approval to start the redevelopment project on Pentagon Park.......read more



  • Dumpster diving is way of life — and way to eat

  • Posted on October 30, 2015 by Murphy News Service Dumpster diving is way of life — and way to eat News Abundance and scarcity How a freegan is living off the fat of society By YOUSSEF RDDAD for Murphy News Service At an obscure hour of the night, Matt Guildmeister rolls up to a Little Caesar’s. The lights are......read more