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COMMUNITY VOICES | University of Minnesota faculty statement on the visit of Dr. Condoleezza Rice

[Editor's note: This is the text of a petition/statement by University of Minnesota faculty members objecting to this week's visit by Dr. Condoleezza Rice.] On April 17, 2014, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit the University of Minnesota to give the Distinguished Carlson Lecture, an annual activity of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, endowed by a private gift from the Carlson Foundation. This year, the lecture has an additional significance, as it is part of the series of events entitled, "Keeping Faith with a Legacy of Justice," sponsored by the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the American Civil Rights Act of 1964. As the flagship speaker for the main event of the series, Dr. Rice is explicitly being honored as a civil rights leader and being brought in to speak about civil rights given her purported leadership and expertise on American civil rights.

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Kahn, Noor head to primary battle as convention fails to endorse

Longtime State Representative Phyllis Kahn lost out on a DFL endorsement at the 2014 Senate District 60 Endorsing Convention on April 5, as Somali candidate and current school board member Mohamud Noor brought enough delegates to keep her vote total below the 60 percent needed for endorsement. The convention at De La Salle High School, which lasted nearly 10 hours, ended without an endorsement of either candidate, leaving them both to vie against each other in the August primary.

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Brother, sister carry on family gourmet tradition at Otra Cocina in St. Paul

Miguel Linares and his sister Maria “Piti” Capouch inherited their father's philosophy and gourmet Mexican recipes. Now their Otra Cocina Mexican restaurant (1193 Payne Avenue, St. Paul) features both. According to the duo, Otra Cocina is much more than a restaurant:

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'School-to-prison pipeline, stop, stop, stop!'

Twin Cities youth and their adult allies received supportive honking and shouting from drivers as they gathered with banners at the intersection of University Avenue and Lexington Parkway in St. Paul on March 13. Their aim: to raise awareness about discipline concerns in schools and to demonstrate against the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Recent graduates weigh in on International Baccalaureate

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Isaiah Breen, who went to Southwest High School and received an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, said his experience with the program prepared him very well for his college career.

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International Baccalaureate — "Teaching the whole person"

As high school students race to achieve and to get into college, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses vie for enrollment. What are these programs, commonly known as IB and AP? What do teachers and students think about their experience?

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Parents, students on teacher contract: 'We will be watching with more eyes'

Mariah Duncan, senior high school student at Central High Sr. 

Mariah Duncan was at the teacher contract rally on February 21, in downtown St. Paul. She is a senior at Central High Sr., who wants to move to California and do environmental work after school.

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NEWS DAY | Seven things to do at the Minnesota State Capitol next week

UPDATED 2/27, 5 p.m. | From racial justice to dentistry, everybody's issues seem to get a day at the Capitol while the legislature is in session. If you're a social justice type, the day probably starts out either in a church basement or in the Capitol rotunda. If your organization has a little more money, you may kick off the day at Embassy Suites and maybe end it with a cocktail party. Here are seven opportunities to see and be seen, advocate and be persuaded next week at the Capitol.

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Minneapolis funeral singer offers comfort to mourning families

(Photo by Kaylynn Raschke, courtesy of Jayanthi Kyle)

“There are funerals where they bring out a boombox and it’s so impersonal. It doesn’t honor or celebrate the person, it doesn’t touch souls the way live music can. The way a live human being could move with the spirit of the room, the feelings people are having, and pick up on that energy,” said Jayanthi Kyle, as she reflected on what inspired her emerging work of singing at funerals. Kyle offers the healing power of song to families who are celebrating the life of loved ones who have passed on.

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