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Had to watch Whitney Young beat Apple Valley on TV

Had to watch Whitney Young beat Apple Valley on TV

Dec. 20 |               The biggest high school boys’ basketball game of the year, and I couldn’t make it. Parent-teacher conference duties as a social studies teacher at a St. Paul public high school prevented me from...

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Large gaps in Black-White grad rates persist among college football bowl teams

Dec. 18 | Our own U of M remains among the worst   There are 34 NCAA-sanctioned college football bowls — a total of 70 schools, including Minnesota, who earlier this month accepted their second consecutive Texas Bowl invitation. All but two of the 34 bowls...

One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

One Black coach, a few Black players reach NCAA women’s volleyball playoffs

Dec. 10 |       Each of the four teams that played in the NCAA first- and second-round volleyball matches hosted last weekend by the University of Minnesota had at least one player of color: Cheyanne James (Radford), Alexis Austin (Colorado),...

UROC: a North Minneapolis  ‘gateway’ to U of M education

UROC: a North Minneapolis ‘gateway’ to U of M education

Dec. 4 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Dr. Eric Kaler, president of the University of Minnesota, admits that he is aware of the Black community’s longtime skepticism toward the state’s land-grant university, an often strained relationship that...

U of M Black employees need their own support group

U of M Black employees need their own support group

Dec. 4 | A reactivated Black Faculty and Staff  Association hopes to serve that purpose   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   When Alysia Lajune was hired last year by the University of Minnesota after working a dozen-plus years in such places as...

A fast start, a final game, and a superstar returns

A fast start, a final game, and a superstar returns

Dec. 2 | This week’s column features a perennial state boys’ basketball power off to a fast start, a former boys’ basketball state champion and top football prospect playing his final collegiate game, and a former boys’ basketball standout who returned...

‘New’ Northrop multi-purpose cultural center ‘open to all’ by spring 2014

‘New’ Northrop multi-purpose cultural center ‘open to all’ by spring 2014

Dec. 2 | U of M officials say urban community engagement a top priority    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   University of Minnesota’s Northrop Auditorium, for most of its 90-plus life, has been the annual home for graduation ceremonies, concerts...

Spotlight on the Gophers 100

Spotlight on the Gophers 100

Nov. 21 |             There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. Beginning this week and throughout the 2013-14 school and sports year, the...

Record win streak ends for Gopher women’s hockey

Record win streak ends for Gopher women’s hockey

Nov. 20 |       Now that “The Streak” is snapped, will it be truly recognized as a historic feat?  Minnesota’s 62-game women’s hockey win streak ended with a 3-2 loss Sunday against North Dakota. The Gophers hadn’t lost a game since...

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

Nov. 14 | No U.S. professional team since 1963 has established new mascots or nicknames that use racial stereotypes. Yet the Washington pro football team, which played here last week, continues its offensive nickname and logo. Current team owner Dan Snyder,...