university of minnesota

Today’s chuckle: “We’re legit!”
The confirmation of a clearly hyper-partisan and unqualified justice to the Supreme Court has forced Chief Justice John Roberts to publicly address the issue, and assure the nation that even with Brett Kavanaugh on the court, it will not be just another arm of the Republican party.
“Our role is very clear,” he said at a speech at the University of Minnesota Law School. “We are to interpret the Constitution and laws of the United States, and to ensure that the political branches act within them,” he said. “That job obviously requires independence from the political branches. The story of the Supreme Court would be very different without that sort of independence.” Completely independent and there to “serve one nation” and “speak for the Constitution.”
Says the man helming the court that unleashed unlimited dark money on the nation with the Citizens United decision; eviscerated the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder, allowing for a raft of illegal voter-suppression efforts to flourish in the states; and struck down the Medicaid expansion in NFIB v. Sebelius, creating a separate and unequal division for poor people in the states, in which Republican states opted out, leaving millions of low-income Americans without coverage.


Minnesota high school senior accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

A Somali Minnesota high school student has achieved the rare honor of being accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools, plus more highly accredited colleges.

“I was very surprised,” Munira Khalif, senior at Mounds Park Academy, said. “The best part for me was being able to call family members on the phone and to hear their excitement. This was truly a blessing from God.”

The 8 Ivy League schools are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University. In addition, Khalif was accepted to Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Minnesota.


PROTEST PUBLISHING AND ART: From the Copy Machine to the Internet

March 13 - May 19, 2017

A culminating exhibit of protest publishing and art featuring zines from the Culture Wars Zine Collection, student made zines, protest posters, and performance art.  The exhibit is a collaboration between the University Libraries, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Art and local artists.

Opening Reception: April 20th 5-7:30pm

4th floor of Wilson Library, T.R. Anderson Gallery

309 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
United States

Pannel discussion at 5:30pm with local artists, faculty and students

Refreshments provided


September 1, 1965 Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Mary Ann Titrud of Clarissa, Minn., can see her likeness in butter at the Minnesota State Fair Dairy Building. Sculptor Donald Schule, University of Minnesota art graduate student, also is sculpting the other 10 Princess Kay contest finalists in butter this week. The contestants are meeting the public daily at the dairy industry’s “All The Milk You Can Drink” concession near the Hippodrome. Howard Ryan, Minneapolis Star Tribune