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Lillian D. Anthony, director of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, has accepted a post as the first regular faculty member of the new Afro-American Studies Dept. Miss Anthony will serve as associate chairman and assistant professor in the department.
Professor Richard Blue, chairman of the department advisory committee, described Miss Anthony as an âÄúaggressive, charming person, She has a real strength in the area of relations with the local black community and in her experience in the mayorâÄôs office.âÄù
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Is the agreement ending last weekâÄôs occupation of Morrill Hall a victory for the Afro-American Action Committee (AAAC)?
âÄúNo, the victory wonâÄôt come until we see these programs implemented. ItâÄôs the winning of one battle, but the war has just started.âÄù
DESPITE his words, Horace Huntley, 26 a leader of the occupation, seems like a peaceful man. He speaks cautiously and calmly, but most of all softly âÄì at least in an interview he gave this week in AAACâÄôs Union office.
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In one week no one has had time to gain historical perspectives or to develop complete explanations of the takeover in Morrill Hall
Eight days after the takeover began, administration officialsâÄô dominant reaction is probably still relief that the takeover ended quickly.
MOST OF the negotiators who represented the University think the blacksâÄô willingness to compromise on the demand for âÄúfinal authorityâÄù over the Afro-American studies program and over the Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund made the agreement possible.
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Between 70 and 100 black students walked into the Office of Admissions and Records in Morrill Hall yesterday afternoon and threatened to stay until their three demands of the previous day are met. A group of administrators, faculty, and students met later in the afternoon to discuss the UniversityâÄôs demonstration policy, but they did not reach a decision on implementation.
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Seven black students made an unannounced visit to Pres. Malcolm Moos' office for three hours yesterday, leaving a list of demands which "must be met" by 1 p.m. today.
Vice Pres. for Student Affairs Paul Cashman, Asst. Dean of Students James Reeves, and Union program consultant Gene Briggs met with the students. Moos was in Duluth but is expected back this morning.
Filling a future need, a defensive tackle has transferred to Minnesota.Former Alabama defensive tackle O.J. Smith announced he has transferred to the University of Minnesota on Twitter Thursday.
Beginning this fall, Twin Cities’ transit fares will rise after a plan for the increase was approved Wednesday.The Metropolitan Council voted to up area bus and light rail prices starting Oct.
A U.S. congressional committee approved an education budget bill this month that would cut far less than a White House proposal from earlier this year.The House Appropriations Committee approved a health, human services and education budget July 19 that added funding to several programs the White House budget would have cut.The bill, while approved by the House committee, still faces a long road to passage.
His teammates call him “the stove”.“Stove because a stove in the house is just solid,” said linebacker Jonathan Celestin.
There are few issues more contentious and polarizing on college campuses than sexual assault.Acts of sexual misconduct are notoriously prevalent, and yet underreported, on college campuses, with most abusers ultimately facing no punishment as a result.
Former Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau’s resignation on Friday altered the landscape of the November mayoral election.The same day, Mayor Betsy Hodges held a press conference on the resignation, which Hodges requested after MPD Officer Mohamed Noor’s fatal shooting of Justine Damond, and announced the appointment of Assistant Chief Medaria “Rondo” Arradondo as the new interim Police Chief.Damond’s death heightened an already tense MPD-community relationship and was highlighted when protesters disrupted the press conference, calling for Hodges’ own resignation.
Over a third of Minneapolis’ general fund went to law enforcement this year, making the city one of the country’s top spenders on police.A report released this month by the national advocacy group Center for Popular Democracy reviewed the general funds of 10 U.S.
A University of Minnesota professor is touring the country in an attempt to mend frayed cross-party relations.While some are pessimistic at the prospects of bridging the divide, William Doherty, who teaches family social science, is touring the U.S.
As football fever approaches, University police are prepping for the unexpected.As part of a larger initiative, the University of Minnesota Police Department hosted a soft-shooter training Tuesday at Coffman Memorial Union, where officers learned how to diffuse possible active shooters at the upcoming Super Bowl.
A recent University of Minnesota study shows doctors often overprescribe antidepressants in older populations.The study found 2.2 million annual antidepressant-related outpatient visits exposed those older than 65 to the risk of possibly avoidable adverse drug events.
After volunteering in the emergency department of a county hospital for several months, I realized how difficult it is for physicians to truly fix medical issues rooted in socioeconomic inequality.A flow of patients would enter the ED with various conditions.
More than 100,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant, and Minnesota researchers think pigs could help them.Miromatrix Medical Inc., an Eden Prairie biotechnology company, works to create human organs from pig organs with a process called perfusion decellularization and recellularization.
P.J. Fleck addressed a packed conference room Tuesday morning in Chicago, on the final day of the Big Ten Media Days.Fleck and three Gophers players took the trip to Illinois to talk with members of the media covering the conference.Gophers in attendanceRunning back Rodney Smith, defensive lineman Steven Richardson and linebacker Jonathan Celestin were all in attendance for Minnesota. Fleck called Smith the “personality” of the football team.
On July 15, Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor responded to a 911 call by Justine Damond concerning a potential sexual assault.
At most music festivals, drug fueled audiences wear revealing outfits, eccentric hairdos and body odor — Rock the Garden was an exception.The audience was comfortable in their conformity, and they weren’t going to apologize to anybody for it.