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20 Feb 19
All Things IC

How do you learn about PR and Comms? Today I’m delighted to reveal the All Things IC blog has been named #3 in the UK’s Top PR and Communications blog by Vuelio for the second year running. I’m honoured to be recognised in this way and to be alongside my peers in the industry. Thank you […]

20 Feb 19
Rowe Sports Talk Network

  Arguably the best rugby league in the world, Super Rugby is back for it’s 24th season with 14 teams gunning for the Crusaders, the defending champions from 2018. While the Crusaders will be looked at as the favorites, any one of these teams can win as there is some of the best talent in […]

20 Feb 19
Twin Cities
The names of four former University of Minnesota leaders should be scrubbed from Twin Cities campus buildings, according to a U task force appointed by President Eric Kaler. A 125-page report made public Wednesday morning says the four men, who promoted racist policies at the U, were not simply a product of their times. The task force, chaired by law and history professor Susanna Blumenthal and liberal arts dean John Coleman, explained in its report: “Our recommendations to remove the names from these buildings do not deny that these individuals operated within structures and systems that imposed constraints on what they saw as possible ways of carrying out their official duties. “But neither do we believe they were without choice, particularly given the power and discretion they exercised in their administrative roles. “Other choices were often being made at other institutions, and significant levels of community and campus activism, protesting University policies and practices at the time, showed that other ways of thinking were powerfully present. And other University administrators, such as President Guy Stanton Ford, did make different decisions.” Kaler intends to make his own recommendations on the building names at the Board of Regents meeting in March so that his successor, Joan Gabel, doesn’t have to deal with it. The buildings and namesakes at issue are: Coffman Memorial Union The student union in Minneapolis is named for Lotus Coffman, president from 1920-1938, who illegally barred black students from the Pioneer Hall dormitory and closely monitored an increase in black and Jewish students at the U. Coffey Hall The St. Paul administrative building is named for Walter Coffey, president from 1941-45. The former agriculture dean supported the creation of the International House, a blacks-only student residence, and worked to keep Pioneer Hall a whites-only dorm. Middlebrook Hall The dormitory on the West Bank Minneapolis campus is named for William Middlebrook, comptroller from 1929-59, who established the U’s dorm system and supported segregated housing for undergraduates and nursing students. Nicholson Hall The Minneapolis classroom building is named for Edward Nicholson, dean of student affairs from 1917-41. He spied on students and faculty in service of the Republican Party, labeling numerous black and Jewish students as Communists. #gallery-3296739-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3296739-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-3296739-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-3296739-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Lotus D. Coffman (1875–1938) served as the fifth president of the University from 1920 until his death in 1938. The University of Minnesota considering name changes for several campus buildings named for men who promoted racist or anti-Semitic policies. (Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives) Edward E. Nicholson (1873-1949) was the first Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Minnesota, from 1917–1941. The University of Minnesota considering name changes for several campus buildings named for men who promoted racist or anti-Semitic policies. (Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives) William T. Middlebrook (1892–1974) was Comptroller and Vice President of the University of Minnesota from 1925 to 1959. The University of Minnesota considering name changes for several campus buildings named for men who promoted racist or anti-Semitic policies. (Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives) Walter C. Coffey (1876–1956) was president of the University of Minnesota from 1941–1945. The University of Minnesota considering name changes for several campus buildings named for men who promoted racist or anti-Semitic policies. (Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives) The U’s troubling past came to light in September 2017 with the presentation of “A Campus Divided,” a U libraries exhibit on 1930-42 from professor emerita Riv-Ellen Prell and Ph.D. candidate Sarah Atwood. Kaler last month described that era as a time which “there is much to not be proud of.”[related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Soon after the exhibit opened, Kaler asked a committee to “guide our thinking” about how the U might respond. A second task force was appointed to make specific recommendations. In March, the U’s student association passed a resolution calling for the U to drop Coffman from the name of the student union.
20 Feb 19
The Day's Work

Oil     12″ x 16″

20 Feb 19
Do Not Watch This Movie

8. Bohemian Rhapsody This is a genuinely bad movie. The only thing exceptional about it is Rami Malek, the rest of the movie is either poorly done, or at best, uninspired. For the life of me, I do not understand what the Academy sees here. Are they just massive fans of Queen? If so, one […]

20 Feb 19

This study looks at suicidal ideation and serious suicide attempts among adolescents with high-functioning FASD, between 13-18 years old, and compares the prevalence rates of suicidal ideation among typically developing adolescents. Statistics among the general population 17.2% of typically developing adolescents had thought about suicide in the last year 2.4% of adolescents in the general […]

20 Feb 19
AaronSlone.com

I wonder how many times I’ve brought up Buffalo Wild Wings on this blog. But I mean, I was in love with the place for a VERY long time. Unfortunately, things didn’t workout and I moved on. But about a week ago, I went back for the first time in a very long time, and […]

20 Feb 19
AZ Finest Mixtape

#6 Millennium vs #2 Apollo In the first final 4 matchup for the 5A Arizona class Apollo High School and Millennium High School matched up in what was a very exciting game at Wells Fargo Arena at Arizona State University. Both of these programs have had very successful seasons and both rosters are loaded with […]

20 Feb 19
Damilola G. Arowolaju

No matter how big or small the service—it matters. When men and women across the world unite under a banner of service to others, for the common good and not for self-interest—the world gravitates closer and closer to peace and harmony.

20 Feb 19
Show Me Progress

They keep throwing bills against the wall to see if anything sticks. Rinse. Repeat. A bill, introduced by Representative Mary Alice Coleman (r) on Monday: HB 964 Requires the use of a fetal heartbeat detection test prior to an abortion and prohibits an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected Sponsor: Coleman, Mary Elizabeth (097) […]

20 Feb 19
International Free Press

British author and broadcaster David Icke, who critics accuse of anti-Semitism and of being a conspiracy theorist, has had his Australian visa cancelled ahead of a speaking tour. The 66-year-old said from the United States on Wednesday that the Australian government had “insulted every Australian man, woman and child” by cancelling his Australian tour scheduled […]