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Not all of us in northern Minnesota are insulated from the plight of immigrants at the US's southern border.

Students, staff and faculty have all been affected by the changes in policies.

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It's no surprise that friends make your life better.

The folks that support you when things go bad, celebrate with you when they go well, make you laugh, keep you company - they're what life is about.

But for today's college students, leaving the familiar people and places of home is dauntung, especially since they may not be as skilled at face-to-face friendmaking as previous generations.

The solution?  The brainchild of a UMD alumnus and his UMD-alumni staff: an app to help you connect with good old-fashioned friends.

Black and White Image by Ken Bloom Japanese documentary photo series, Elderly Policeman with hands on hips,
Ken Bloom

This week, Director of the Tweed Museum of Art at UMD Ken Bloom retires. His dedication to local art, a growing Native American art collection and increased community programming will leave a lasting impression on the Tweed. But this is not the end, but rather new beginnings.  Bloom has shared that he is returning to his first passion, photography, and will possibly return as a guest curator. 

DTA

The Duluth Transit Authority is holding a public meeting this afternoon (Wednesday, March 27) at 1:30pm to talk about their plan to shut down three of their routes.

The Hunt for the Frozen 45

Feb 15, 2019
Frozen 45
Frozen 45

The Hunt for the Frozen 45 begins Sunday February 17! We have hidden the golden record, will you be the one to find it?

susana gaunt

The Tweed Museum offers regional exhibitions and curates shows from their extensive permanent collection, and they also host UMD student exhibitions.  2019 spring semester offers a full schedule of student shows, with public opening receptions happening on the listed Tuesdays, at 4pm. 

UMD art students bring thoughtful new energy to the gallery space sharing their creative ideas in one of their first solo exhibits.  Check it out. The Tweed Museum is located on the campus if the University of Minnesota Duluth. Closed Mondays.

Student Exhibition Schedule

Duluth Loves Local

The Duluth Winter Village brings merriment to the lakeshore at Glensheen this weekend.  The third annual, festive, outdoor, Christmas market is a celebration our life in the north and of the burgeoning community local makers, and purveyors in Duluth. 

Glensheen

Back in the day, the Congdon family converged on Duluth to celebrate the holidays at their favorite winter estate in the Christmas City.  The Glensheen Congdon Estate has continued to celebrate the holiday season in grand style and this year adds a family friendly addition to their holiday displays.

Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash

Eleven years ago, media researcher and UMD professor  Dr. Aaron Boyson was trying to convince people that media addiction was a real thing.

Now, his students take his class, in part, because they know he's going to make them go "media-free" for two weeks.

"It's become like therapy," says Boyson.

The 2018 Richard Paul Teske Sieur du Lhut Creativity Conference is happening Monday, Oct. 15, and the public is invited to attend.  With two talented creative professionals speaking on the role of creativity across cultures and disciplines, the conference serves as an annual resource for students, faculty, artists and the greater community to better connect their creativity with the work they do.

Julianne Vasicheck

Julianne "Montana" Vasichek grew up playing hockey. She was a Team USA defenseman, an All-American with UMD and a three-time NCAA champ at UMD; twice as a player and once as the Hockey Equipment Manager/Strength and Conditioning Coach.

So it was bad enough when she got sick in 2008 and it turned out to be a rare, incurable, and untreatable liver disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). When a blood clot in her ailing liver sent her into the hospital and from there to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, her friends came to say goodbye.

UMD Office of Sustainability

UMD's first Free Store opened up at 10:30am last week on move-in day ... and some students arrived two or more hours early to get a spot in line.

The Office of Sustainability kept their plans - to make donated goods from last spring's move-out day available to incoming students - under wraps until just a day or two before it opened.

©JP Rennquist

UMD's Welcome Week celebrations have been controversial in the past. Not the official celebrations - mainly those of upperclassmen, who line busy streets near the University with signs and sentiments in questionable taste.

Cecilia Ramon

This Sunday, an experiment in art opens in the Free Range Barn in Wrenshall, Minnesota.  Successful Duluth artists Cecilia Ramon and Kathy McTavish stretch their creativity in the experimental lab that is, the Free Range Trials. McTaish is a coder, composer and multi media artist, while Ramon is a visual artist, meditation practitioner and UMD art teacher. This is an exciting pairing as these women are cutting new paths in media, mixed media and mindfulness in art.

NRRI

The pilot project that St. Louis County and the NRRI are working on is a win-win.

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