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59 min ago | Star Tribune

Let the (academic) buyer beware

Should teacher evaluations submitted by past students be made available to future students? The University of Minnesota is debating this question.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Fri Apr 18, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Jeub of St. Cloud, a 'working artist,' to host reception

Jeub of St. Cloud, a 'working artist,' to host reception on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/life/2014/04/18/jeub-st-cloud-working-artist-host-reception/7889219/ Artist Heidi Jeub has a selection of her abstract paintings on display in the Veranda Lounge April 10. Jeub will host an artist reception on May 1. The 1995 Sartell High School ... (more)

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Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN, Sartell, MN, Sauk Rapids, MN

The Daily Caller

Study claims that air pollution is racist

The University of Minnesota study found that race was a bigger factor than income in terms of which group is most impacted by poor air quality.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Conservative Political News

Finance and Commerce

U-area apartments coming fast

CPM Cos.' proposed apartment building at 701 15th Ave. SE. in Minneapolis would stretch from 15th Avenue to 14th Avenue Southeast.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN

ABC News

Post-Rehab, Injured Snowy Owl Ready to Be Released

A rare snowy owl that gained national attention when it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital is scheduled to be released into the wild after a rehab stint in Minnesota.

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TwinCities

Rare snowy owl rehabbed in Minnesota to be released into wild

A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital and sent to Minnesota for rehabilitation is scheduled to be released into the wild.

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The Daily Lobo

Student parents lacking support

She tells herself she'll fill out the applications - that she needs to so she can limit how much more her student debt of $32,000 grows - but she can't find the time.

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Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara, Portland State University, Washington State University, Kids

KSTP

U of M Students, Professors, Residents Speak Against Condoleezza Rice Visit

A few hundred protesters gathered outside Northrop Memorial Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus Thursday evening to speak against Dr. Condoleezza Rice's visit.

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Related Topix: St. Louis Park, MN

Thu Apr 17, 2014

World Magazine

Life [and death] at South by Southwest

Tragedy at fast-growing festival provokes public soul-searching and questions for other American mega-festivals.

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Related Topix: SXSW, Inc, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Star Tribune

Minnesota Senate pioneer Nancy Brataas, 86, dies

Former state Sen. Nancy Brataas died Thursday, leaving legislators past and present speaking of a woman they say helped shape Minnesota history.

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Related Topix: Minnesota

OregonLive.com

Advice on choosing a college: Value faculty who care about students,...

Sarah Phillips, a sociology professor at Pacific University in Forest Grove, grew up as the daughter of a college professor and has taught at places as diverse as Yale University, the University of Minnesota and now Pacific.

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Related Topix: Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, Yale University, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Harvey Mudd College

Verde Independent

Aftershock at Mesa Classic

Micah Swenson Aftershock DIstance Club Head Coach Under the Friday night lights of Mesa Community College, the athletes of Aftershock Distance Club took to the track one final time against collegiate athletes before setting their sights on the upcoming USATF championship season.

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Related Topix: University of Kansas, University of Idaho, Cal State East Bay, Central, AZ, Sedona, AZ

City Pages

Anti-Condi Rice protest expected to draw hundreds

The U of M characterizes Rice as "recognized for her effort to foster freedom and democracy," but to the SDS, she's a war criminal.

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Related Topix: Condoleezza Rice, Northrop, MN

ThinkProgress

Why Air Pollution Is A Racial Issue

A study produced by the University of Minnesota concluded that race is a determining factor in who is most affected by air pollution.

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Related Topix: African-American, US News, Liberal Political News

National Public Radio

Spate Of Mideast Virus Infections Raises Concerns

A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Oceania

News Max

Rich Lowry Attacks 'Hounding' of Condoleezza Rice

National Review Editor Rich Lowry has come to the defense of embattled Condoleezza Rice after hundreds of students and professors protested her planned speeches at two universities.

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Related Topix: Condoleezza Rice, George Bush, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Charitable Organizations, Stanford University

Twin Cities Daily Planet

In tight race, Somalis turn out for Mohamud Noor, possibly Rep....

Phyllis Kahn and Mohamud Noor will run against each other in the 2014 election. The surge in political activism from Somali-Americans in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is putting pressure on longstanding Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, to prove that she deserves another term in the state Legislature.

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TwinCities

Minnesota: Persevere, Teach for America, persevere: Pioneer Press editorial

We've followed the Minnesota ups and downs of Teach for America, the nonprofit that recruits best-and-brightest college graduates to serve in classrooms where needs are greatest.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Brooklyn Park, MN, US Governors, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Huge gap in pollution exposure by race surprises University of Minnesota researchers

By now you probably know that people of color nationwide have, among other things, higher rates of unemployment, poverty and educational disparity compared to white people.

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Twin Cities Daily Planet

Redlining: Twin Cities banks still restricting home loans in 'non-white' areas

Members of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change , ISAIAH , and Minnesotans for a Fair Economy stood together outside Minneapolis City Hall to accuse banks of continuing to "red-line" communities of color and refusing to refinance sub-prime mortgages from 2009-2012.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Minnesota Government

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