On June 9, Bill Clinton will deliver a speech at Northrop Auditorium as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' "Keeping Faith with the Legacy of Justice" series. The 42nd president will also accept the Dean's Award for Public Leadership.Perhaps unsurprisingly, news of Clinton's appearance ha ... More >>
The University of Minnesota Senate recently voted down a resolution calling for the cancelation of Condoleezza Rice's Humphrey School speech, which is set for 5 p.m. tonight at the Northrop Auditorium as part of the "Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series."But a group of students, faculty, and communi ... More >>
University of Minnesota math professor William Messing is sponsoring a resolution calling upon the university to cancel Condolezza Rice's April 17 speech at the Humphrey School. It cites the role Rice played as George W. Bush's national security advisor "to mislead the American people about the pres ... More >>
Condoleezza Rice, former national security advisor and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, is scheduled to give a speech on April 17 at the Northrop Auditorium as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' "Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series."But on April 3, the Univer ... More >>
The U of M is getting back into concert hall game in about six months. The historic, 85-year-old Northrop Auditorium is set to complete renovations by April of 2014, and wrap up a three-year project that cost nearly $90 million.Much like the proposed return of the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, this ad ... More >>
In honor of National Jerky Day (that's today for those of you who didn't already have it on your calendar), Jack Link's, now one of the "fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world," has created an all-jerky portrait of Sasquatch, the creature featured in its current ad campaign.The portra ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: Hot?Michele Bachmann was named the 50th hottest woman in politics by Complex magazine yesterday, joining a distinguished class of objectified politicians from around the globe. Sexist though the magazine's list is, Complex tries its best to offer salient political commentar ... More >>
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