U of M Dentistry School - troubled past, uncertain... →
By James Nord and Kathryn Elliott 2011 / 10 / 31 Alleged intimidation and favoritism have embittered faculty at the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry for years, interviews show. As the school prepares to hand its reins over to a new dean, faculty members wonder whether change is on the way, and if their voice matters to the administration. In extensive interviews with the ...
Power outages cue update to emergency plan →
Multiple power outages that darkened labs and classrooms all over the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center have prompted administrators to rethink their emergency preparedness plans. University Services and the School of Dentistry are updating AHC disaster protocols to be used in any situation— from floods to terrorist attacks. In mid-August, construction workers excavating...
'Monumental' eagle scout project honors civil war... →
A month before his 18th birthday, Patrick Finnegan completed his Eagle Scout project: sprucing up 70 Civil War-era gravestones at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul. “This interested me a lot,” Finnegan said. “Just kind of how there’s nobody paying attention to [the gravestones]. None of their families are around anymore.” For two years, Jon Louris, operations manager for The Catholic Cemeteries,...
Police chase ends by U of M campus →
“Most people were sleeping when it happened,” said Katherine Lange, who lives in the area. Lange was having a late night bonfire in her backyard when she heard a noise next door — someone walking in the leaves, she said. Lange got out her flashlight, strapped on a police baton from her days working search and rescue for the Bloomington police department and went to check out the noise.