mndaily.com - all articles http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en Protest aside, Condoleezza Rice speaks for sold-out crowd http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/04/17/protest-aside-condoleezza-rice-speaks-sold-out-crowd By: <a href="/users/rakermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Roy Aker</a><br/><p>As protestors chanted and waved signs outside, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of about 2,700 inside Northrop Auditorium on Thursday night.</p> <p>About 200 <a href="www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/03/30/condoleezza-rice%E2%80%99s-u-visit-sparks-protest">protesters</a> paraded around the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s East Bank campus for about two hours, while nearly a dozen University of Minnesota Police officers monitored the situation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/04/17/protest-aside-condoleezza-rice-speaks-sold-out-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:04:53 +0000 jlee@mndaily.com 86430 at http://www.mndaily.com Concert review: Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks at the Triple Rock http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/concert-review-avey-tares-slasher-flicks-triple-rock By: <a href="/users/zsimonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Zach Simon</a><br/><p>I didn&rsquo;t know what to expect when a solitary, nondescript man named Dustin Wong walked out on stage last night to open for Avey Tare&rsquo;s Slasher Flicks at the Triple Rock Social Club. Lacking a great deal of guitar-pedal-loop-music knowledge, I was baffled by the cacophony he was able to create.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/concert-review-avey-tares-slasher-flicks-triple-rock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:32:35 +0000 sdoar 86424 at http://www.mndaily.com This ain't bush league http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/aint-bush-league <p>Leagues are a band of happenstance.&nbsp; They&rsquo;re proof that things happen when you pick up the phone.</p> <p>When Leagues formed, guitarist Tyler Burkum and drummer Jeremy Lutito were touring with last year&rsquo;s Spring Jam headliner Mat Kearney.&nbsp; Playing in Kearney&rsquo;s band created a serendipitous domino effect leading to Leagues.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/aint-bush-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:54:04 +0000 sdoar 86423 at http://www.mndaily.com José James rebels against "jazz" http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/jos%C3%A9-james-rebels-against-jazz By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Minneapolis native José James is revolting against jazz.&nbsp;</p> <p>Though considered a jazz vocalist, James rejects the label because he says it narrowly typecasts him and leaves no room for growth or permutations of outside influences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/jos%C3%A9-james-rebels-against-jazz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:46:34 +0000 sdoar 86422 at http://www.mndaily.com Mod Sun raps fast and oozes positivity http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/mod-sun-raps-fast-and-oozes-positivity By: <a href="/users/zsimonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Zach Simon</a><br/><p>After a long, hard day of recording and relaxing, Minnesota native Mod Sun unwinds with some mangos, his go-to in the munchies department.</p> <p>That fruit choice embodies the peace-loving, positivity-infused musical energy that emanates from Mod Sun. The long-locked rapper will open for Earl Sweatshirt and Mac Miller in next weekend&rsquo;s Spring Jam. Hailing from Bloomington, Minn., he&rsquo;s the only headliner with local ties, adding a dimension of psychedelic happiness to the festival&rsquo;s main event.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/mod-sun-raps-fast-and-oozes-positivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:26:35 +0000 sdoar 86420 at http://www.mndaily.com “Lord build me a sculpture” http://www.mndaily.com/ae/art/2014/04/17/%E2%80%9Clord-build-me-sculpture%E2%80%9D <p>Amy Toscani doesn&rsquo;t take herself too seriously, and that&rsquo;s why the local artist decided to commission some chainsaw art for her upcoming exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.</p> <p>One year ago, she and fellow Minnesota artist Chad Rutter found out they would be producing work to be displayed at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Though they had never met and their work is thematically different, their proposals were hand-selected from a highly competitive pool by the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program to each produce a brand new exhibit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/art/2014/04/17/%E2%80%9Clord-build-me-sculpture%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art A&E Local Art A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:23:13 +0000 sdoar 86419 at http://www.mndaily.com Mable, Nordquist prepare for NCAA meet http://www.mndaily.com/sports/gymnastics/2014/04/17/mable-nordquist-prepare-ncaa-meet By: <a href="/users/dnelson" title="View User Profile">David Nelson</a><br/><p class="Body"><span style="letter-spacing:-.3pt">Hanna Nordquist spent the last month of her sophomore season unable to compete due to illness.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="Body"><span style="letter-spacing:-.3pt">She worked on her balance beam routine just three times before competing in front of a Sports Pavilion crowd at the Big Ten meet, trying to earn a spot at the NCAA meet.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/gymnastics/2014/04/17/mable-nordquist-prepare-ncaa-meet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gymnastics Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:22:07 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 86418 at http://www.mndaily.com Honoring a healthy passion http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/04/17/honoring-healthy-passion By: <a href="/users/akronbergmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Allison Kronberg</a><br/><p>Behind Minneapolis Health Commissioner Gretchen Musicant&rsquo;s unassuming, just-over 5-foot presence is a restless go-getter who has been a driving force behind Minnesota health for decades.</p> <p>Musicant, an alumna of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and the School of Public Health, received the Gaylord Anderson Leadership Award last week for her work on state and city public health issues.</p> <p>Gaylord W. Anderson was the first Dean of the School of Public Health &mdash; the school&rsquo;s most prestigious alumni award is named after him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/04/17/honoring-healthy-passion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Public Health Nursing Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:21:26 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 86415 at http://www.mndaily.com Fighting to keep ideas http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/04/17/fighting-keep-ideas By: <a href="/users/nhallettmndailycom-0" title="View User Profile">Nicolas Hallett</a><br/><p>Until recently, University of Minnesota students didn&rsquo;t have rights to their own work.</p> <p>That policy changed in February, but business and legal experts say it&rsquo;s still important to be wary when sharing intellectual property, both before and after&nbsp;graduation.</p> <p>Usually institutions &mdash; whether they are companies or schools &mdash; own the intellectual property of students and employees. If taken to court, the larger establishment usually wins. For that reason, experts recommend that students and employees keep their ideas to themselves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/04/17/fighting-keep-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Business Board of Regents Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:21:04 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 86413 at http://www.mndaily.com Out of the void http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/out-void By: <a href="/users/jrenzettimndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jackie Renzetti</a><br/><p class="Byline" style="text-align:justify;text-indent:12.25pt"><b><font face="Arial" size="1"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-weight: normal;">Garrison Grouse didn&rsquo;t expect to find himself being chased by chickens after waking up in a tent in Austin, Texas. But for the bassist, it was just another part of the ride.&nbsp;</span></font></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/out-void" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:18:58 +0000 sdoar 86410 at http://www.mndaily.com