Med-school students stick IVs into patients’ arms, operate on lifelike dummies. Psychology grad students sit in on client sessions. Developing actors memorize lines and produce plays; budding musicians rehearse and perform concerts.
If you live in Minneapolis, you probably smelled something funny in your tap water weeks before you heard the news. My water (I live in southwest Minneapolis) didn’t smell, but starting in early July, it acquired a vaguely earthy taste.
As a high-school student in Shoreview, Mitra Jalali wasn’t much of an activist. She had potential, she figured, but struggled to step up in such a structured environment. Read more…
By Brian Voerding
Whenever a farm with odor problems makes headlines, what’s causing the pollution is usually a single, colorless emission: hydrogen sulfide gas. Read more…
By Brian Voerding
When the state late last week sued a northwestern Minnesota dairy for air pollution, it initially seemed something larger, a warning shot fired at other smelly feedlots across the state. Manage the odor problems or prepare for a lawsuit.
A judge had some harsh words last week regarding St. Olaf College’s embattled sale of its radio station, WCAL (now 89.3 the Current), to Minnesota Public Radio in 2004. Read more…
By Brian Voerding
There’s a green building revolution occurring on Minnesota’s colleges and universities. Read more… By Brian Voerding
When Paula Duthoy, the instructor for William Mitchell law school’s immigration clinic, recently attended a ceremony celebrating the clinic’s 25th anniversary, she ran into one of the first clients the clinic took on when she started supervising it
A veteran of the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company and Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, actor Nate Irvin has spent enough time in musical theater to know how to handle the limelight: When asked about your current production, first spread the glo
In Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Baur’s ideal world, everyone is vegan, and animal agriculture (yep, cheese and dairy included) is nothing more than a historical curiosity. Given current farming practices, that’s about as plausible as flying pigs.
If you’re like me, chances are you didn’t pay much attention to your college commencement speeches. Read more… By Brian Voerding
When a major health-care reform bill was introduced at the start of the legislative session in February, policy advocates heralded it as a bold, landmark effort.
It’s got to be hard, being a member of Minneapolis Public Schools’ loyal opposition. The 50 or so people who sat through the decidedly low-key kickoff to the district’s referendum campaign Wednesday night seemed ambivalent at best. Read more…
Lake Benton Public School officials will hand their graduating seniors parchment diplomas for the last time ever this spring.
What’s in a name change? For the College (soon to be University) of St. Catherine, not much, at least not to the casual observer who caught wind of the school’s college-to-university announcement last week. Read more…
When the first school bell rings next fall, Minneapolis Public Schools expect to welcome 2,367 kindergarteners—330 more than this year.
There’s no ignoring that China, with a population exceeding 1 billion people as well as burgeoning economic capabilities, is a force to be reckoned with.
You hear talk of someone “coming out” and tend to assume that a revelation of sexual orientation is in the offing. Read more… By Cynthia Boyd
At the end of Monday’s press conference heralding the release of a report on the state of Minnesota girls, a man raised his hand and reiterated a number of the points the study’s authors had just made… By Beth Hawkins
If there’s anything good that can be said about the marathon that is Minnesota’s standardized testing season, it’s that the politics of the exercise are still invisible to the kids stuck holding the No. 2 pencils.