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2 hrs ago | City Pages

2013 was record year for chlamydia in Minnesota

New statistics released by the Minnesota Department of Health indicate both the state's chlamydia rate and the raw number of reported cases has never been higher than it was last year.


Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Human Sexuality

3 hrs ago | National Review Online

Andrew Johnson: Minnesota Faculty, Students Try to Block, Arrest Condi Rice

Some are calling on campus police to bring Rice in for questioning. The former secretary of state and national security advisor is supposed to take part in a lecture series about civil rights - a task for which Rice, the daughter of middle-class Alabama schoolteachers who went on to graduate from college at age 19 and rise to the highest levels of ... (more)


Related Topix: George Bush, W., Rutgers University

4 hrs ago | Common Dreams

'Environmental Injustice': Minorities Face Nearly 40% More Exposure to Toxic Air Pollution

Community members in Chicago protest the coal-powered Fisk Generating Station in 2012.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

5 hrs ago | Free Republic

Students Demand Arrest of Condi Rice for War Crimes

Self-proclaimed 'radical' students at the University of Minnesota are demanding that campus police arrest Condoleezza Rice when she visits campus for a guest lecture tomorrow.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Condoleezza Rice

9 hrs ago | Newswise

Nova Southeastern University Names Jon Garon, J.D., as Dean of the Shepard Broad Law Center

DAVIE, Fla. - Nova Southeastern University President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Jon Garon, J.D., as dean of the Shepard Broad Law Center.


Related Topix: Nova Southeastern University, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, Hamline University, University of New Hampshire

14 hrs ago | WWTC-AM Eagan

University Of Minnesota Professors Objecting To Condoleezza Rice Speech

Dozens of University of Minnesota professors are objecting to the speech tomorrow by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as part of the Humphrey School lecture series.


Related Topix: Condoleezza Rice

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Papillion Times

Part-time college professors push for higher pay

Anne Winkler-Morey is as an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn., a job for which she'll earn $17,000 this year.


Related Topix: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Metropolitan State University, Hamline University, Macalester College, University of Illinois Chicago

Twin Cities Daily Planet

University-area landlords say luxury apartment boom pushes neighborhood fixes

The apartment complex The Bridges is under construction at University and 10th avenues southeast and is set to open this fall.


Related Topix: Minnesota

CBS Local

Augsburg Student Faces Rioting Charges After Dinkytown Mayhem

Michael Conley Juberian, 22, is an Augsburg College student and is now facing two charges, including second-degree rioting with a dangerous weapon and fourth-degree assault of a peace officer.


Related Topix: Augsburg College, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Washington Post

Pollution is substantially worse in minority neighborhoods across the U.S.

Studies dating back to the 1970s have pointed to a consistent pattern in who lives near the kinds of hazards -- toxic waste sites , landfills , congested highways -- that few of us would willingly chose as neighbors.


Related Topix: Sports

Major Changes to U.S. Census Will Make It Nearly Impossible to Track How Obamacare Is Doing

The U.S. Census Bureau will change its annual survey to include a "total revision to health insurance questions," essentially making it all but impossible to track Obamacare's successes and failures in its next report, the New York Times reported Tuesday.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, US Politics, US News

Star Tribune

Birding: Songbirds face many deadly threats

Volunteer Lynne Parks of the group Lights Out Baltimore holds a dead ovenbird believed to have died when it flew into a Baltimore, Md., building.


Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health

The Sietch Blog

NSF Google Hangout for Earth Day: Surprising benefits and myths of biodiversity

April 17 Hangout will provide grist for science, environmental and business journalists generating Earth Day stories and will engage the public, researchers, students and teachers On Earth Day and every day, our planet's high extinction rate begs the question: Why does humanity need the Earth's great variety of plants, animals and ... (more)


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Science / Technology, Robots

Experts Scrutinize US Power Grid's Vulnerability to Severe Weather

Experts across the nation are searching for plausible solutions to the defects of the nation's over-stressed and antiquated power system before severe weather season takes full rein.


Related Topix: Weather, Circulation, Medicine, Health, Pittsburg, KS

TCF Stadium preparing for the Vikings

University of Minnesota TCF Stadium By Randy Stern [CC-BY-2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons MINNEAPOLIS, Minn (KFO AM -- Crews are removing the artificial turf at TCF Bank Stadium this week to prepare for the Minnesota Vikings.


Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN

KAAL-TV Austin

Spring Fieldwork off to Late Start in Minnesota

Spring fieldwork off to a late start because of winter's stubborn grip on Minnesota.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

Slate Magazine

Yes, IQ Really Matters

The College Board - the standardized testing behemoth that develops and administers the SAT and other tests - has redesigned its flagship product again.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Bard College, New York, University of New Hampshire

Coatings World

University of Minnesota and Arkema Researchers Awarded Prestigious American Coatings AWARD

Kyle Price, a PhD Candidate with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota, and researchers from , a business unit of Arkema, have earned the prestigious American Coatings AWARD for most outstanding technical presentation at the American Coatings Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this week.


Related Topix: Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Science

Star Tribune

Don't try to rationalize Dinkytown disorder

Such attempts are as disgraceful as the behavior itself. It isn't fair to the majority of students, but all this reflects poorly on the U. A man was zip-tied by officers Saturday evening in the Dinkytown area of Minneapolis after crowds filled the streets following the Gophers' NCAA hockey loss.


Related Topix: Opinion

Twin Cities Daily Planet

University of Minnesota, Teach for America seek partnership approval, ...

Minnesota's first alternative teacher licensing program could begin as soon as June, pending Minnesota Board of Teaching approval of the University of Minnesota's proposed partnership with Teach for America.