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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.
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As spring semester nears its end, the University of Minnesota School of Music’s “Worlds of Improvisation” course will put on its fourth and final public master class, featuring South Indian classical Veena musician Nirmala Rajasekar.The series is open to the University community and interested members of the community.The Minnesota Daily recently sat down with music professor Scott Currie to discuss the series.
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Metro-area bus routes could be greatly reduced and fares increased by cuts to state funding.A transportation finance bill in the State House of Representatives would grow the transit funding deficit to almost $140 million.
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Student government leaders from each University of Minnesota campus are urging legislators to reject a proposal to make student service fees optional.In a letter sent to the chairs of the Senate and House higher education committees Sunday and posted on social media, the students called for legislators to leave the proposal out of its final higher education funding bill.
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In its January meeting, the University of Minnesota Senate Committee on Educational Policy approved a policy change that would prohibit instructors from requiring verification for single, non-medical treatment related absences.
In last week's column, I wrote about a "white privilege checklist" posted on a Yudof Hall bulletin board.
It’s the time of year for several wrap up and “best of” compilations, including one right here at the Daily with the annual ‘Day in the Life’ 24-hour photo essay of University of Minnesota campus life.The journalistic fixture slipped by me last year.
Dear Mark Coyle,This school year we took on a challenge to attend at least one event for each University of Minnesota varsity sports team.
Gophers men’s gymnastics earned its highest finish in 15 years on Saturday.Minnesota took home fifth place in the first round of the NCAA championships Friday, its first top-five finish since 2002.
The University of Minnesota’s revised sick note policy — over a year in the making — was implemented then quickly withdrawn earlier this month after negative feedback.Under the policy, which the University Senate Committee on Educational Policy approved in January, instructors can’t require doctors’ notes to excuse single-day medical absences.
Three wins over the weekend culminated in a record-breaking home crowd for the Minnesota softball team.The fifth-ranked Gophers softball program (43-3, 16-1 Big Ten) capped off a three-game sweep of the Iowa Hawkeyes (15-27, 7-10 Big Ten) in front of a record crowd of 1,383 on Sunday.“Today’s crowd was unbelievable,” head coach Jessica Allister said.
Bradley Taylor wove through a crowded college party, handing out doughnut holes from his tricycle. The stunt was part of his latest marketing tactic — bringing Sssdude-Nutz doughnuts to college parties.
Minnesota’s regular season ended with splits on both sides.The Gophers men’s team pulled off a win Sunday against Indiana 4-3 after a close loss against Purdue 4-3 Friday.
The Wilson Library renovations will be at a standstill unless the University of Minnesota receives project funding from the State Legislature this year.The University requested $4 million from the state for the design phase of the Collections and Contemporary Learning project, which includes library improvements.
Thousands of people bearing signs proclaiming “Science is Cool” and calling to “Make Earth Cool Again” marched Saturday afternoon to advocate for science.More than 10,000 people rallied at Cathedral Hill Park and marched to the State Capitol in St.
A University Services proposal for structural changes to Washington Avenue Bridge was met with opposition at a University Senate Finance and Planning Committee meeting last week.