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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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A service-focused fraternity at the University of Minnesota is spending its first semester in a new $4 million fraternity house on the St. Paul campus.
FarmHouse, a fraternity with 34 active chapters between the U.S. and Canada, demolished its 1960s-era house and built a larger home in its place in the last year, which members hope will appeal to more recruits.
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Goalkeeper Kailee Sharp's first start of her career was against Washington State on Aug. 18 in Pullman, Washington. With the band and opposing fans at her back, Sharp couldn't communicate with her teammates for much of the game, but the junior still managed to record a shutout.
That's when head coach Stefanie Golan knew she had a confident player in goal.
The University of Minnesota’s search for a new vice president for University services has been narrowed to three candidates.
Interim Vice President for University Services Mike Berthelsen is vying for the position alongside Steven Iselin, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, and Matthew Massman, the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Administration.
What’s the Trylon about? High-brow arthouse? Foreign films? All-night horror marathons? Why not all three?
A&E talked with owner Barry Kryshka and programmer John Moret (who chooses which films to play) about their recent expansion. The yet unfinished auditorium bore evidence of months of toil to be swept away in time for the theater’s reopening this weekend. Their first screening? Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” on 35mm film.
The Twin Cities is known for its thriving food scene, from tried-and-true hot dish iterations to Instagram-worthy outdoor brunch hotspots.
But sisters Jen and Kate Lloyd saw a hole in local dining options.
“Having grown up here in the state of Minnesota, we always wondered why we couldn’t find a bagel locally that we loved,” Kate Lloyd said.
So they set out to make one themselves.
The University of Minnesota Delta Upsilon chapter is back from a four-month long suspension due to sexual assault allegations. The fraternity resumed activities this semester, including fall formal recruitment.
The chapter is still on probation, meaning they are unable to “self-govern,” and must have all decisions approved by the organization’s headquarters, according to past Minnesota Daily coverage.
A University of Minnesota study aims to better understand infant and child obesity by focusing on breast milk.
Researchers working on the Mothers and Infants Linked for Healthy Growth — or MILK — study analyze the connection between breast milk's fat content, along with other factors, and obesity in what researchers say is one of the nation’s largest breast milk composition studies.
A new University of Minnesota program aims to bring baby boomers back to school.
In its inaugural year, the University’s Advanced Careers program allows ten fellows aged 55 and up to take classes at the University this semester and participate in an internship this spring. Organizers say the program’s focus is to help baby boomers interested in nonprofit work transition to careers.
A University student was reported missing and was last seen at a student group event.
Daud Jama, a junior transfer student in the College of Education and Human Development, was reported missing this week. He was last seen at an off-campus Somali Student Association bonfire Friday.
As the air cools and the leaves turn red, so will our wardrobes. However, the birth of new trends means the inevitable death of old ones.
According to a University of Minnesota Apparel Design professor, a student and a local women’s fashion boutique owner, these are the fall fashion trends campus is bound to see.
More students are succumbing to housing scams as the University of Minnesota's rental market tightens.
Scammers posted fake subleasing advertisements on Craigslist and in unofficial University housing groups on Facebook, targeting students who use the sites to find housing.
The Gophers will be represented at a tournament that features three players in the top 15 for singles via ITA starting on Thursday.
Senior Matic Spec represents the Gophers at the four-day Oracle Masters in Malibu, California at Pepperdine University.
Hosted by Mizna, a local arts organization, the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival invites viewers to share in the iterations of contemporary Arab lives, but above all, to enjoy some incredible cinema.
Festival director Michelle Baroody, a PhD student at the University of Minnesota in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society, and program coordinator Jordan Lee Thompson provided some insights into the roles that the festival plays in Minneapolis. This is a rare event — there are only five Arab film festivals in the U.S.
When Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz were students at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, a panel of renowned journalists came to speak with students. Ralph and Demkiewicz saw there were no women on the panel, a realization that became the catalyst for the long-form women’s magazine they run today.
Derek Wiebke ran track and field and cross country for much of his athletic career, favoring track and field initially.
Since arriving to the University of Minnesota, he’s learned to love cross country.
“At first I did cross country because I figured I was a track and field person, so I might as well,” Wiebke said. “Over the years, I’ve learned to love the sport, as its own separate thing from track and field.”