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  • Envision returned to Orchestra Hall for its fall showcase

  • Posted on October 8, 2015 by Eva Thomas Envision returned to Orchestra Hall for its fall showcase Art, Events, Fashion, Video Story and video by EVA THOMAS/ Murphy News Service The 18th season of the Envision fashion showcase returned recently to Orchestra Hall, for the fourth season in a row. The late-September event, hosted by Ignite Models, Public Functionary and......read more



  • Minneapolis-based aid group doing its part to help Syrians

  • Posted on October 8, 2015 by Liz Brumley Minneapolis-based aid group doing its part to help Syrians Education, Global good, Nonprofits By Elizabeth Brumley / Murphy News Service The world’s eyes are on Syria as thousands of more refugees from there are making a great migration to Europe, fleeing turmoil that continues to escalate. Minnesota has a long history of......read more



  • Crime Beat: UMPD investigating two bike-related cases

  • Posted on October 7, 2015 by Forrester Pack Crime Beat: UMPD investigating two bike-related cases News By: FORRESTER PACK/Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota Police Department is investigating two bicycle-related incidents, one of them involving an alleged assault. The first incident took place near Church Street on Monday afternoon. According to the incident report, a University of Minnesota student......read more



  • St. Paul chapter of Blacks Lives Matter holds peaceful protest at marathon

  • Posted on October 6, 2015 by Murphy News Service St. Paul chapter of Blacks Lives Matter holds peaceful protest at marathon News Photos by Elizabeth Brumley / Murphy News Service The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter held a peaceful protest at the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 4 to honor Philip Quinn, who was killed by St.......read more



  • U Diversity Week full of events aimed at dialing up dialogue

  • Posted on October 6, 2015 by Murphy News Service U Diversity Week full of events aimed at dialing up dialogue Audio, Diversity, The U  AUDIO STORY More than 40 events will mark Greater Than 7 Week http://www.murphynewsservice.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Greater-Than-7.mp3 Audio story and photos by Kendall Moon/Murphy News Service A panel discussion kicked off Greater Than 7 Diversity Week Monday. MURPHY NEWS......read more



  • Safe at Home program highlighted during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Posted on October 2, 2015 by Tipheret Peña Safe at Home program highlighted during Domestic Violence Awareness Month Human rights, News, Politics, Public Safety By TIPHERET PEÑA / Murphy News Service In honor of the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Minnesota on Thursday, Secretary of State Steve Simon released a statement reminding Minnesotans about the Secretary’s Safe at......read more



  • Neighborhoods Organizing for Change moves forward after arson attack

  • Posted on October 2, 2015 by Tipheret Peña Neighborhoods Organizing for Change moves forward after arson attack Human rights, News, Nonprofits By TIPHERET PEÑA / Murphy News Service Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) is rebuilding and moving forward after an arson attack in April left their building in ashes. On the morning of April 15, 2015, Wintana Melekin was......read more



  • Student sound stage welcomes Whosah

  • Posted on October 1, 2015 by Murphy News Service Student sound stage welcomes Whosah Music, U of M Student band Whosah won the campus Battle of the Bands in 2013. MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTOS BY SAM HARPER. By SAM HARPER/Murphy News Service Northrop Plaza probably wasn’t the best place to study Wednesday afternoon. That’s because student band Whosah played a free......read more



  • UMPD Safety Report Shows Both Rise and Fall in Crime

  • Posted on October 1, 2015 by Sophie Hoover UMPD Safety Report Shows Both Rise and Fall in Crime Analysis, Breaking News, Campus issues, Crime, Issues, News, Public Safety, U of M By SOPHIE HOOVER/Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota Safety and Security report released Wednesday shows a mixed bag: rising and falling crime levels, depending on the category. The report shared University......read more



  • U club raises money for girls’ educations in impoverished nations

  • Posted on October 1, 2015 by Sophie Hoover U club raises money for girls’ educations in impoverished nations Education, Global good, News, U of M Tigist, 14, of Ethiopia, benefitted from She’s the First’s fund-raising efforts. PHOTO FROM SHE’S THE FIRST FACEBOOK PAGE. By SOPHIE HOOVER/Murphy News Service An orphaned Ethiopian girl named Tigist can attest to the good......read more



  • Giant puppets roam U campus promote spiritual health

  • Posted on September 30, 2015 by Sophie Hoover Giant puppets roam U campus promote spiritual health Art, Crafts, Culture, Events, Go-and-do By SOPHIE HOOVER/Murphy News Service The community-made puppets from In the Heart of the Beast Theatre have to be worn with a harness because of their size. MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTOS BY SOPHIE HOOVER. Twelve-foot-tall puppets were wandering......read more



  • POLICE BEAT: Robbery, assault incident continues U crime trend

  • Posted on September 30, 2015 by Sam Harper POLICE BEAT: Robbery, assault incident continues U crime trend Breaking News, Campus issues, Crime By SAM HARPER/Murphy News Service Another robbery and assault early Monday morning continued a streak of high crime and violence around campus.   The incident mirrored many other campus crimes in terms of result,  but this incident stemmed from different......read more



  • U diversity group protests school’s policies

  • Posted on September 29, 2015 by Sophie Hoover U diversity group protests school’s policies Diversity, News, U of M, Video Video report by Sophie Hoover Ken Gonzales, a member of the Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) student group, speaks to crowd of protesters Monday afternoon outside of the Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota campus. MURPHY NEWS......read more



  • ‘Unlike anything I had ever seen before’

  • Posted on September 29, 2015 by Sam Harper ‘Unlike anything I had ever seen before’ Astronomy, Science, U of M Cover photo: Travis Heying, Associated Press Super moon and full lunar eclipse made for an awe-inspiring time By SAM HARPER/Murphy News Service Minnesotans joined people all over world Sunday night to behold the rare opportunity of seeing a combination of two phenomena: a......read more



  • Agritecture workshop brings vertical garden proposals to Richfield

  • Posted on September 28, 2015 by Agritecture workshop brings vertical garden proposals to Richfield Agriculture, Environment, U of M After the victory, team No. 3 congregated at the front of the room. Here, Dean Dovolis, left, and Lucas Gastaldi, center, are congratulated for their win. MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTO BY KENDALL MOON. Factoid: Urban agriculture enthusiasts gathered at the......read more