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Ever since its recent “Scaffold Scandal,” the Walker Art Center has trod carefully around the topic of identity politics.The release of “A Stray” was a big step in the right direction.The film, which debuted this year at SXSW, is about a Somali American in Minneapolis who forms an unlikely relationship with a dog — an animal considered impure in the Islamic faith.A year ago, HBO also tried to make a show about the Somali community in Minneapolis — it was met with protests.
Mariucci Arena has been renamed to 3M Arena at Mariucci, the University announced Monday.3M’s sponsorship gives a 14 year, $11.2 million sponsorship to the athletics program on top of the name change.“It’s been well received,” said Athletics Director Mark Coyle at a Monday press conference.
After four years as an All-American wrestler for Minnesota, Logan Storley is taking on a different fighting technique.Storley signed with Bellator MMA in late June, and is prepping for his first match with the club on July 14.
The University of Minnesota is bringing sex education, a topic usually reserved for middle school classes, to public health graduate students with a new minor program starting this fall.Among the first of its kind in the nation, the University’s Board of Regents approved the program at its June meeting.
The Gophers are well represented at this year’s Minnesota Wild development camp, with current Gophers Leon Bristedt and Jack Sadek, and recent alumnus Justin Kloos all attending.The camp runs annually at the Xcel Energy Center in St.
Eight years ago, Seemore the sea turtle was swimming off the coast of Florida when she was stuck by a boat, cracking her shell. The accident left the green sea turtle with the deceptively cute named affliction, “bubble butt syndrome.” After finding a home and a temporary treatment at the Mall of America’s Sea Life Aquarium, Seemore is set to receive a more permanent solution for her ailment from a team of University of Minnesota students.
You have $7,000 to use as spending money. Do you buy a car or ... a dress?No, these aren’t bridal gowns; they’re ballroom dance competition dresses.
After a 12-hour convention Saturday, Minneapolis delegates made their way home at a premature 10 p.m., failing to endorse any of the seven mayoral candidates.The early adjournment followed the marginal victory of Rep. Raymond Dehn, who earned 32 percent of the first vote, placing him ahead of Ward 3 City Council Member Jacob Frey and incumbent Betsy Hodges, who earned 28 and 24 percent of the votes, respectively.
Eight of the nine Minneapolis mayoral candidates are on the edges of their seats today, as they wait to see if they will receive the DFL endorsement at the Minneapolis Convention Center today.Candidates attending include incumbent Betsy Hodges, Ward 3 City Council Member Jacob Frey, state Rep. Raymond Dehn, Tom Hoch, Aswar Rahman, activist Al Flowers, Jeffrey Sterling Olson, and Captain Jack Sparrow.
Chuck Merzbacher, the former women’s tennis coach for the Gophers, accepted a job as the head coach of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga men’s tennis program.Merzbacher was introduced as Chattanooga's new coach on Thursday. He had announced his retirement on April 11 and resigned as the head coach of the Gophers women's tennis team at the end of the 2017 season.
Two Minnesota groups are receiving more than $700,000 in federal funds to fight radicalization with community efforts that have left many divided.Heartland Democracy and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office were part of 26 community outreach programs and law enforcement organizations chosen to get money from the U.S.
Former Gophers linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested Tuesday in Frisco, Texas with two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a Frisco City Jail spokesperson said Wednesday.Wilson was arrested in the parking lot of Toyota Stadium on Tuesday.He was released after posting a $10,000 bail for each charge for a total of $20,000, according to Frisco Police Department Officer Ryan Chandler.Wilson was a fourth-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2015 after leading the Gophers in tackles and tackles for loss his senior year.
Two people were robbed on the University of Minnesota West Bank campus on Monday.The robbery occurred around 4:45 a.m.
Some University of Minnesota area residents are worried by
the lack of parking caused by new apartments, bike lanes and a growing student
population.At a Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association meeting
Wednesday, residents highlighted many of the neighborhood’s parking troubles and
how to solve them.One of the main problems residents raised was the increasing
number of developing apartments in the area.
When Maureen Pranghofer went to the movie theater to see “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” she wasn’t sure if Drew Barrymore’s character was laying out Reese’s Pieces, M&M’s or Starbursts for her visitor from space.Pranghofer is blind, so her husband described to her what was happening on screen.
Recent studies have confirmed that homelessness among college students is prevalent and on the rise.
A new study shows postdoctoral researchers have trouble accessing parental accommodations.The study, published June 21, found that postdocs were often hesitant to request pregnancy accommodations, had limited access to parental leave and were pressured to return to work early.
This week, my family descended upon Chicago — where I’m staying for the summer — for some long belated togetherness.
Minneapolis police dogs in need can go to the University of Minnesota for aid for another year.The City of Minneapolis began a year-long, $30,525 contract on Saturday with the University’s Veterinary Medical Center, which will provide medical services to Minneapolis Police Department canines.
The Environmental Protection Agency did not renew several scientists’ positions, including a University of Minnesota professor, worrying some academics.The EPA sent an email June 19 telling 38 Board of Scientific Counselors members — responsible for reviewing the quality of EPA’s science research — that they would not get a second term.