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School of Music brings in nationally renowned artists for free concerts

Every Monday night, students and community members fill an auditorium at the University of Minnesota to listen and learn from nationally renowned vocal artists at no cost. “Mondays @ MN,” a vocal concert series started by a University music professor last month, will hold master classes and performances for free every Monday night at 6 p.m. in Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall on West Bank.

Exhibit highlights effects of 250-year-old documents on Minnesotans

An exhibit explaining the importance of treaties between Native peoples and the U.S. government has traveled the state for the past seven years, finally making its way to the University of Minnesota last month. Though the U.S. government stopped creating treaties over 250 years ago, those treaties still determine the rights of Native peoples and where they can operate as a self-governed nation.

Graduate student groups launch #UMN4DACA campaign

University of Minnesota students launched #UMN4DACA on Sept. 18 — a letter-writing and photo campaign to rally students to protest the Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals repeal. The events on Sept. 18, 19 and 25 are co-run by the Public Affairs Student Association and the Humphrey Students of Color Association.

Minnesota Quidditch team starts practices for seventh season

On Sundays and Fridays at the East River Flats, a group of college students can be seen “flying” around on PVC pipe brooms and throwing deflated balls through towering vertical hoops. These students are members of the University of Minnesota’s Quidditch club, and are playing a game inspired by the wizard sport of the same name in J.K. Rowling's “Harry Potter” series.They started practice for their seventh season last week.

Dog travels from Iran to University for special veterinary treatment

After firecrackers were taped in his mouth and lit, severely burning his face, Raha, a sighthound-shepherd mix, survived malnourishment and traveled from Iran to the University of Minnesota for special treatment. After his August surgery at the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Medical Center, the young dog, who was rescued in Iran this summer, lives at the Home for Life Animal Sanctuary near Star Prairie, Wisconsin.