State HIV rate declines in 2010 →
Minnesota dropped in 2010, but still hovers above the ten-year average, according to a new Minnesota Department of Health report released Tuesday. There were 331 new HIV cases in the state in 2010, down from 370 in 2009. Minnesota sees just more than 300 HIV cases per year for the past decade. Not one of Boynton Health Service’s free HIV tests came back positive in 2010, Boynton spokesman Dave...
Dancers busting a move on the UMN campus...
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Ukraine marks Chernobyl's 25-year anniversary →
The Chernobyl accident was rated a 7, the highest possible danger rating on the international nuclear events scale.
A group of New Orleans street musicians perform on...
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public...– Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)
Project Skyway supports software startups →
In 1994, Cem Erdem frantically doled out postcards to businessmen in skyways to advertise a new concept — software as a service. Back then, the Internet wasn’t that popular. He made $4,300 his first year. Now, as founder and CEO of Augusoft Inc., a Minneapolis-based software development company, Erdem wants to help other young entrepreneurs. His solution is a program — named Project Skyway...
Singer housebound for two years →
British singer has agoraphobia- hasn’t left the house in two years. Can you imagine?! Watch a BBC interview with her by clicking the link above.
Annual river flooding leaves SAFL high and dry →
by Kathryn Elliott The water in the basement rose daily, and graduate student Antoinette Abeyta continued her research — until the water reached just below the top of her rubber boots. Abeyta and her fellow St. Anthony Falls Laboratory researchers reluctantly evacuated the basement last week for the annual spring flooding that brings in 2 to 3 feet of Mississippi River water. Read the full...
Student in a coma after Fri. hit-and-run →
Late Thursday night, a driver going the wrong way on a one way in Dinkytown mowed down a bunch of students on the sidewalk. My prayers go out to the families of the victims. Read my story with the details at mndaily.com by clicking on the above link.
"Littles" have a big day at the U →
The “littles” —127 children in purple t-shirts — traveled in packs around Coffman Union Friday during Big Brothers Big Sisters’ third annual “Big Day at the U.” The University’s Big Brothers Big Sisters student group, which mentors young people in kindergarten through eighth grade, raised $2,000 and staffed the event with more than 50 volunteers and 80 “bigs.” ...
Ph.D. student to lead Concordia-St. Paul →
by Kathryn Elliott While most students in Wilson Library stress about upcoming exams, Burnsville, Minn. resident Rev. Thomas Ries can be found there thinking about the future of Concordia University, St. Paul. Ries, a doctoral candidate in the University of Minnesota’s Higher Education Administration program, emerged as the ninth president of Concordia, St. Paul last week, following a...
This is a shout out to exhausted students everywhere! 28 Do you not know? ...– Isaiah 40:28-31 New International Bible 2011
Profs sing the blues after hours
by Kathryn Elliott Patricia Painter’s songwriting career started when she got her second dog. Auggie’s howling inspired Painter to write “Black Dog Blues,” one of the songs featured on “Dog Tracks,” her first release. Painter, a School of Nursing associate professor, spent a year and a half laying down those dog tracks with her partner Ken Beck at a local friend’s studio. On Sunday,...
U professor's livin' room recording studio- MN... →
My friend Erin did a really nice slideshow to accompany my article about a nursing school professor who records songs about dogs. Her photos make you feel like you’re hangin’ with the folk musicians. You can watch it at the above mndaily.com page.
Freerunning...my fantasy hobby!! (way cooler than... →
Parkour type precision jumping, flipping and wall climbing. If I could go to night school to become anything…this is pretty much where I’d go.
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself. To...– Aldous Huxley
Taking on New Orleans $1 at a Time
How to match your vacation to your budget By Kathryn Elliott My old vacation mentality was “I’m gonna splurge, and I’m gonna like it.” Well, that model flipped upside down and crashed with the economy in 2008, so my friends and I decided to test-run a new vacation strategy. We planned and executed Spring Break 2011: “Road trip on a Budget.” Our destination was post-Katrina New Orleans. My...
A Walk to the Bank
by Kathryn Elliott *Note: Some of you have heard this story. I decided to use it as an essay for my magazine writing class. It was scary at the time, but even then, I realized how ridiculous it was. Anyway- enjoy!! Conned on the streets of South America: a first-hand account The people were crammed on the bus so tightly that one or two fell out every time the door opened, but they...