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  • New Housing Offers Sustainability Option for Low-Income Renters

  • Posted on September 25, 2015 by Michael LaTour New Housing Offers Sustainability Option for Low-Income Renters Community, Home & Garden, Innovation, News, Nonprofits, Real estate By MICHAEL LATOUR/Murphy News Service The Rose, an affordable housing project self-described as “one of the healthiest, greenest places to live in the U.S.” is set for its grand opening just south of downtown......read more



  • Gophers soccer team ranked No. 18 in nation

  • Posted on September 24, 2015 by McKenzie Gernes Gophers soccer team ranked No. 18 in nation News By MCKENZIE GERNES/Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota women’s soccer team was ranked No. 18 Tuesday, after previously not being ranked. The ranking puts Minnesota in front of historically strong soccer schools such as Duke, University of Connecticut and the University......read more



  • Affirmative consent: What you need to know about the U’s new policy

  • Posted on September 24, 2015 by Tipheret Peña Affirmative consent: What you need to know about the U’s new policy Campus issues, Relationships, U of M DISCLOSURE: Reporter Tipheret Peña, who is studying journalism at the University of Minnesota, is a violence prevention educator at the Aurora Center for advocacy and education, which is mentioned throughout the story. By TIPHERET PEÑA/Murphy......read more



  • Spikeball getting U popularity bounce

  • Posted on September 24, 2015 by Forrester Pack Spikeball getting U popularity bounce Sports, Trends, U of M By FORRESTER PACK/Murphy News Service University of Minnesota students and alumni are taking part in the renewed interest in the game of spikeball. Online merchants and brick-and-mortar stores are selling kits of the re-energized sport. Curious people around the country are either......read more



  • Big Sean got the big nod — after U homecoming committee’s research

  • Posted on September 22, 2015 by Murphy News Service Big Sean got the big nod — after U homecoming committee’s research Events, Music, U of M The pupils with the power: student homecoming selection committee members: left to right, Ellie Moonen, Luke Tietz, George Rodriguez and Hassan Abdinur. Not present for photo was committee member Claire Koory. MURPHY NEWS......read more



  • 3 suspects at large after attempted robbery

  • Posted on September 22, 2015 by McKenzie Gernes 3 suspects at large after attempted robbery News By MCKENZIE GERNES/Murphy News Service Location of Saturday attempted robbery and assault. UMPD map. University of Minnesota police were still hunting for three suspects Tuesday after an attempted robbery took place on campus early Saturday. UMPD reports the incident took place at around 1......read more



  • Simulation prepared many for real-life humanitarian crisis

  • Posted on September 22, 2015 by Liz Brumley Simulation prepared many for real-life humanitarian crisis Nonprofits, Public Safety, U of M Sarah Kesler (left) and Eric James, founders of the humanitarian crisis simulation, answer questions from participants on Sept. 12 during a simulation at a Boy Scout campy afternoon near Cannon Falls. The camp was used by the University......read more



  • Career Services teaches students how to prepare for CLA internship fair

  • Posted on September 21, 2015 by Maddie Bloomquist Career Services teaches students how to prepare for CLA internship fair Business, Education, Events, Learning, U of M, U of Minn Northwestern Mutual recruiter Beth Bushman speaks with University of Minnesota student Daniel Aizpuru last Friday at the College of Liberal Arts workshop leading up to the CLA Internship Fair. MURPHY......read more



  • U women’s Center unveils new study lounge

  • Posted on September 21, 2015 by U women’s Center unveils new study lounge Events, Human rights, People, U of M The new study area features “cloud lights.” MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTO BY KENDALL MOON. Facility had been without a place for students to congregate, talk By KENDALL MOON/Murphy News Service The University of Minnesota Women’s Center held a grand......read more



  • Fridley outdoor festival brought art and community together

  • Posted on September 21, 2015 by Eva Thomas Fridley outdoor festival brought art and community together Art, Community, Crafts, Events The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts gains exposure annually during city of Fridley’s September arts festival. MURPHY NEWS SERVICE PHOTO B Y EVA THOMAS. Annual event shows off city’s Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts By EVA THOMAS/Murphy News Service......read more



  • U-sponsored day of service benefits local school

  • Posted on September 20, 2015 by U-sponsored day of service benefits local school Community, Events, News, U of M, Volunteerism Volunteers were all smiles after a day of weeding out an open space in front of the Windom School so workers could lay in new mulch. MURPHY NEWS PHOTO BY KENDALL MOON. CLA students, alumni and faculty pitched in......read more



  • Justice Scalia talk one of many top Sept/Oct. Twin Cities events

  • Posted on September 20, 2015 by Sophie Hoover Justice Scalia talk one of many top Sept/Oct. Twin Cities events Entertainment, Events, Government, Issues, Music, Politics, U of M Twin Cities will see a wide variety of speakers and entertainers during early fall, ranging from comedians to political critics to musicians. By Sophie Hoover/Murphy News Service The Twin Cities are known for......read more



  • Suspect charged after alleged sexual assault of U student

  • Posted on September 19, 2015 by McKenzie Gernes Suspect charged after alleged sexual assault of U student Crime, News, U of M By McKenzie Gernes/Murphy News Service A 32-year-old man was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting a female University of Minnesota student earlier this week. U police responded to a report of a sexual assault on Tuesday, Sept. 15,......read more



  • Food & Ag Day set for Gopher pregame festivities Saturday

  • Posted on September 18, 2015 by Maria Wingert Food & Ag Day set for Gopher pregame festivities Saturday Agriculture, Food, Go-and-do, U of M Ted Tassle, the mascot for the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, made an appearance at the 2014 event. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PHOTO By Maria Wingert/Murphy News Service Saturday’s Golden Gopher football tailgaters will have some different activity......read more



  • Mayo Building frequent target in recent U campus burglaries

  • Posted on September 16, 2015 by Ellen Schmidt Mayo Building frequent target in recent U campus burglaries News By Ellen Schmidt/Murphy News Service A string of burglaries on and near campus during the past six weeks led to a crime alert earlier in the week. Three of the burglaries took place in the Mayo Building on the University of......read more