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Tuition hike plan worries UMN regents Under President Kaler’s budget proposal, non-resident payments could rise as much as 10 percent. BY NEHA PANIGRAHY

University of Minnesota regents and students are war y of tuition hikes proposed for 2018. The University’s Board of Regents discussed a probable tuition hike — par t of University President Eric Kaler’s 2018 budget — Thursday. For resident students, the tuition would increase as much as 3 percent. Future nonresident, nonreciprocity tuition would rise 10 percent — a $2,222 increase. Returning nonresident, nonreciprocity students would see an increase of 5.5 percent. The University has the fifth-highest u See TUITION Page 3 EASTON GREEN , DAILY

Brad Neumann, left, and Justin Rabon pose for a photo at Van Cleve Park on Friday, June 9. The sprinters came out to each other through a text message and are happily together two and a half years later.

By coming out, Gophers runners hope to inspire Brad Neumann and Justin Rabon met at a high school track meet before they grew close enough to come out to each other in November 2014. BY JACK WARRICK

The bond first developed in high school. Brad Neumann and Justin Rabon met running track for separate teams in Wisconsin. What started as a secret has now been shared with the public by Rabon and Neumann — the two are a couple. The Gophers teammates shared their story with Outsports, a media outlet that publishes articles on gay athletes, and Outsports ran a series of articles on May 30 about their coming out stories and their

relationship through track. “That’s why we wrote the stories,” Neumann said. “Not so much to tell our stor y as an enter tainment type of piece for people. It was so it could reach the kids that need to read it.” Rabon’s mother, Neyahte Mar tins, said she thinks it’s good Neumann and her son have received publicity. “If what they’ve gone through and the stories they can share can help someone else, I think it’s a positive thing,” Martins said. “I don’t think he thought it was going to get this big.”

In recent months, the University of Minnesota’s Fair view–Riverside Medical Center allowed at least seven major security breaches, including a patient who escaped the hospital on June 4, according to health agencies and those close to patients.


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UMN Fairview hospital faces scrutiny after multiple security failings


Minneapolis opted for the new “zebra” style crossings after research showed they’re safer.

Storms is representing a developmentally disabled minor who fell victim to Fairview’s poor security last fall, the first in the string of seven incidents. On Nov. 9, 2016, the 15-year-old patient was sexually assaulted in the center’s


All seven cases affected mental health patients, including one that led to an investigation by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid and Medicaid Medicare Services, a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health & and Human Services. Fairview later addressed the agency’s concerns. But a new CMS investigation opened June 1. If further violations are found and aren’t fixed, Fairview can lose federal healthcare funding, said CMS spokesperson Elizabeth Schinderle in an email. “It’s clear that securing potentially dangerous patients and monitoring patients

New crosswalk design comes to UMN campus

Late Monday night, several parallel white-striped crosswalks across the University of Minnesota campus area switched to the more visible zebra pattern. The change is par t of Minneapolis’ plan to conver t most existing crosswalks into thick, rectangular lines, other wise known as zebra crosswalks. The new crosswalks have a few advantages over the parallel line crossings currently used, said Steve Mosing, Minneapolis traffic operations engineer. The biggest benefit is the hi g h vi s i b i l i ty fr o m the i n cr eas ed a m o u n t o f m a t e r i a l i n v i e w, Mosing said. A 2010 Federal Highway Administration study found drivers could see zebra crosswalks from twice as far as regular parallel line crosswalks during the day. Zebra crossings also fared better with drivers during nighttime, the study said. The study concluded that zebra crosswalk patterns should be taken as the “default” crosswalk. Ron Van Houten, a professor of p s y c h o l o g y a t We s t e r n M i c h i g a n University, said some research shows zebra crosswalks can reduce crashes by 40 percent. The data isn’t definitive,“but logically it

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The hospital is currently under investigation by a federal body with the power to defund it.


who are vulnerable is a recurring problem for the hospital,” said Jeff Storms, a lawyer currently suing Fairview for one of the security breaches.

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At State Sports Expo, competitors vie for “Strongman” status and personal bests The competition pits entrants in weightlifting and bodybuilding events for a wide range of ages. BY GUNTHAR REISING

Pole dancing, bodybuilding, powerlifting and a “Strongman” competition were front and center at Saturday’s Minnesota State Sports Expo. In the Minneapolis Convention Center, lingerie-clad women contorted themselves on poles, unnaturally tanned men flexed on stage and athletes loaded 300 pound sandbags into wheelbarrows for fun. “It’s all about being in shape,” Branch Warren, a two-time Arnold Classic champion, said. “Too many people are living

sedentary lives these days.” The most enthusiastic (and strangest) crowd was gathered around the “Strongman” competition. An excess of grunting and yelling emanated from this section of the hall. One man in the crowd wore a shirt that mysteriously read, “If you like prison you will love Los Campeones,” the name of the gym that hosted the competition. “It’s a celebration just to be here,” said Chikio Richmond, a first-time female competitor. “A year ago I started working out, and as I began to get more serious about fitness I got bit by the bug.” The physical price of this bug bite was considerable — the day’s events included a wheelbarrow load and carr y, axle clean u See STRONGMAN Page 6


Justin Tweeton competes in a show of strength strongman competition at the Minneapolis Convention center on Saturday June 10.



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Actors in the Night Library challenge contestants with climate crisis situations and puzzles to finish before they can enter the next room. These challenges were made to explore the role of information and the library in society at the Northern Spark festival. See more photos from the festival on page 7.

STATE REPORT TWINS TAKE 5 PITCHERS, 3 POSITION PLAYERS ON DAY 2 OF DRAFT MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins spent the second day of the draft focused on adding pitching depth to their farm system. The T wins selected Louisiana high school righthander Blayne Enlow with their third-round pick. They selected Clemson left-hander Charlie Barnes in the fourth round, and highly touted third baseman Andrew Bechtold of Chipola College in Florida in the fifth round. Puerto Rican shortstop Ricky De La Torre came in the sixth round followed by left-handers Ryley Widell of Central Arizona in the seventh and Br yan Sammons of Western Carolina in the eighth. The Twins took CaliforniaRiverside outfielder Mark Contreras in the ninth round and Cal-Irvine right-hander Calvin Faucher in the 10th.

AIRPORT: EMERGENCY WORKERS FOCUSED ON SAVING WOMAN MINNEAPOLIS — Emergency workers who carried a passenger’s partially clothed body down the aisle of an American Airlines jet were focused on saving her life, a spokesman for the Minneapolis airport said Tuesday. The woman died shortly after being rushed off the plane Monday afternoon at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Airport spokesman Pat Hogan said medical professionals tried to help after the woman was found unresponsive in a bathroom while the plane with 146 passengers and six crew members was in the air. When the plane landed, he said emergency workers used a portable stretcher — a tarp with handles — to bring her down the aisle. The portable stretcher is easier to maneuver down a narrow aisle on a crowded flight than a regular stretcher, Hogan said. The woman was wearing a shirt and underwear, Hogan said. A passenger, Art Endress of Dallas, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune it was “out of line” not to cover the woman. ASSOCIATED PRESS


University to shift from Moodle to Canvas within next 2 years The shift from the old to the new platform is expected to take two years. BY DAVID CLAREY

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday its plans to shift from Moodle to a new learning management system, Canvas.

about 80 percent of instr uctors and about 60 percent of students thought the University should switch to Canvas. Writing studies pr ofessor Ann Hill Duin, piloted the Canvas platform for her classes and previously told the Minnesota Daily that Canvas is cleaner, with the ability to share per formance analytics — like participation, grades and missed

assignments — with students to see how they compare to peers. The University’s decision to switch from Moodle to Canvas comes less than week after the appointment of Ber nard Gulacheck as the new vice president for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. Gulacheck could not immediately be reached for comment.


Nevada officials Jury in Bill Cosby sex case adjourns aim to start legal assault without verdict Tues. pot sales by July BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


CARSON CITY, Nev. — If Nevada officials have their way, tourists and residents will be able to buy pot legally ahead of Independence Day. But before recreational marijuana launches in the state best known for slot machines and showgirls, a judge must decide who has the right to distribute Nevada’s newest cash crop. The powerful liquor lobby and state-regulated medical marijuana dealers are fighting over who should be licensed to do that. Nevada is the only legal pot state where alcohol distributors were given the first shot at distribution licenses under the law that voters approved in November. However, Nevada’s Depar tment of Taxation said in a draft regulation in March it had determined interest wasn’t high enough among alcohol distributors, so it has the authority to allow existing medical marijuana shops to provide pot to retailers already qualified to sell it. The system would be used until permanent regulations are put in place on Jan. 1, 2018. The department revised its final regulation in May to reflect it had not yet formally determined there was “insuf ficient” interest among existing holders of alcohol distribution licenses. But the alcohol distributors said the writing already was on the wall and filed suit, arguing they get first dibs. On Tuesday, Carson City District Judge James Wilson rejected the state’s request to throw out the lawsuit. He said he’ll hold a daylong hearing Monday intended to resolve the dispute that could throw a wrench into plans to launch Nevada’s first sales of pot for recreational use on July 1 at existing medical dispensaries. In the meantime, Wilson left in place a temporar y restraining order he issued May 30 prohibiting the issuance of any marijuana distribution licenses. The judge stopped short of saying he intends to issue a permanent ruling from the bench on Monday, but when the possibility of a continuation was raised, he said the important issue needs to be resolved quickly.


The shift is expected to take two years, and Moodle will stay active during the transition. The Minnesota Daily previously repor ted Moodle has grown resource-intensive. The platform was not tailored for large institutions like the University. In a pilot sur vey by University Learning Technology Advisors, a faculty and administrative committee, in the fall of 2016 showed

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case, weighing charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life, drilled down Tuesday on what the TV star said happened inside his suburban Philadelphia home and how he characterized his relationship with the accuser. But they didn’t come up with a verdict, leaving them tired and spent after a long day in the jury room. The jur y ended a second day of deliberations without reaching a decision on whether Cosby drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004, quitting for the night around 9 p.m. Jurors have spent a total of about 16 hours over two days discussing the case and going over evidence with the judge. “You’ve sent word: You’re exhausted,” said Judge Steven O’Neill, dismissing the panel until Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, the jury reviewed more than a dozen passages from a deposition Cosby gave last decade, listening to excerpts on a wide range of topics, from Cosby’s first meeting with Andrea Constand to the night in 2004 she says he drugged and violated her. As he described reaching into Constand’s pants, Cosby testified, “I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped.” Cosby is charged sexually assaulting Constand, 44. His lawyer has said they were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter. The 79-year-old entertainer did not take the stand at his trial, but prosecutors used his deposition testimony — given in 2005 and 2006 as part of Constand’s civil suit against him — as evidence. As they pored over Cosby’s words, the jurors appeared to struggle with some language in one of the charges against him: “without her knowledge.” The jur y asked about the phrasing Tuesday morning, but Judge Steven O’Neill said he could not define it for them. The jury is considering three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault. The third count covers Cosby’s alleged use of pills to impair Constand before groping her breast and genitals.

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Tuition hike plan worries UMN regents, students Tuition u from Page 1

resident tuition rate in the Big 10 and its secondlowest nonresident tuition rate. For the last five years, the University increased tuition by an average of 1.4 percent a year on the Twin Cities campus. “I’m just ver y concer ned about doing ever ything we can to control tuition increases,” said Regent Kendall Powell at the meeting. At June’s board meeting, V ice Pr esident of Finance and Operations Brian Bur nett discussed alter natives to minimize the tuition increase. Burnett said one method could be to decrease the number of administrative positions at the University and move those funds to tuition. “For Minnesota residents, we should be doing ever ything we can to bring down the cost of attendance,” said Regent Darrin Rosha. Several regents raised concerns over increasing resident tuition by 3 percent. “ We s h o u l d b e a b l e to do better than that. We s h o u l d b e a b l e t o freeze it, and even lower it,” said Regent Michael Hsu. It would cost about

$8 billion to fr eeze tuition for in-state students, Hsu said, and incr easing nonresident tuition is a way the University could tr y to close that gap. “In my view, our instate students have been subsidizing for our out-ofstate students,” he said. Rosha said he did not want to raise r esident tuition, but was open to r aising nonr esiden t tuition. To of fset some of the increase, he said the University should explor e “discounts” for the nonresidents. “I am a strong advocate for immediately moving our nonresident rate to [the middle of the] Big 10,” Rosha said. Erik Hillesheim, Minnesota Student Association vice president, said he opposes a tuition increase. “A lot of students are just making ends meet with paying rent and buying books. So when it comes to any tuition increase, either in-state or out-of-state, the University is making a big mistake,” he said. Hillesheim said the University’s low nonresident tuition give it a competitive advantage in attracting out-of-state and inter national students over other Big 10 schools. The tuition increases will be finalized as par t of Kaler’s 2018 budget at a meeting June 20.


Teaching license reform met with mixed reviews The new system was created to addess issues like Minnesota’s shortage of teachers. BY CHRISTOPHER LEMKE

Though educators agree Minnesota’s teacher licensure system needed reform, some wonder if the system signed into law May 30 is the right solution. To address some issues with the system, the State Legislature overhauled Minnesota’s teacher licensure system by creating a new four-tiered system for licensure — each with varied levels of requirements. Some aspects of the new system require only a bachelor’s degree or less. A March 2016 repor t from Minnesota’s legislative auditor said, “Minnesota’s teacher-licensure system is broken and needs significant changes.” While educators agree on existing problems with teaching in Minnesota — like the state’s shortage of teachers, especially in rural areas — finding consensus on what changes are needed has been more elusive. Misty Sato, associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development’s curriculum and instruction department, said aspects of the new system could help existing problems, but may create new problems. There’s a difference between knowing what to do and teaching others what to do, Sato said. Bu t D a n i el S el l ers ,

executive director of the reform group EdAllies, pushed back on the idea that teaching requires a graduate degree. “What really matters is whether or not you’re able to perform in a classroom,” Sellers said, “teaching has to be more than just a transcript. It has to be about your ability to actually educate kids.” The new system might address the teacher shortage, Sato said, but the divide between schools with resources and those without would grow. Historically, Sato said, “lesser-qualified people end up in our highest-need schools.” But Sellers takes issue with the people who insist teachers need a cer tain education level while also fiercely guarding the path to licensure. “[Colleges] have a vested interest” in deciding who receives a license, Sellers said. Sellers said a graduate degree is the right path for some, but firsthand experience is better for others. “There’s more than one way to prepare a teacher for the classroom.” Sellers said. Olivia Rieck, president of CEHD’s undergraduate student board, said in an email that some without teaching degrees may be good at the job, but that might not be true for all of them. “The way to fix the teacher position crisis is not by making it easier to become


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a teacher, but quite the opposite,” Rieck said, so the licensure system should “[hold] teachers to high standards, such as requiring them to have degrees in education.” Teachers should receive more resources from the government and more respect from society, Rieck also said. Despite signing the education bill into law, Gover nor Mark Dayton wants the Legislature to “ropen” and “renegotiate” the changes to how Minnesota licenses teachers.

“Some provisions undermine the high professional standards that have served Minnesota’s schoolchildren extremely well,” Dayton said in a statement. Denise Specht, president of the teacher union Education Minnesota, said “We’re not going to solve the teacher shortage by weakening quality.” “I think that there could be promise in a tiered system,” Specht said, “but we need a system that parents can trust, that the public can trust and that maintains standards.”

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Researchers design app for work zones App aims to reduce amount of work zone crashes and prepare drivers. BY CASSIDY KIECK

A new smar tphone app made at the University of Minnesota aims to decrease constr uction zone crashes. T h e a p p , Wo r k z o n e Aler t, delivers in-vehicle aler ts to drivers in constr uction work zones through Bluetooth. It was created as par t of senior system engineer ChenFu Liao’s research to help improve the safety of construction work zones. The app was developed by Liao and researchers from the Center for Transpor tation Studies and the University’s HumanFIRST Laborator y. It was sponsored by the Minnesota Depar tment of Transportation. Liao, the principal investigator on the project, said the push for the app came from the need to increase drivers’ safety around work zones. In 2013, ther e wer e 67,500 crashes in work zones, according to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. “The idea is to provide a more dynamic informa-

BLUETOOTH TAGS 1) Bluetooth tags are attached to construction cones, and the cellphone app scans for Bluetooth signals. 2) When the vehicle enters the work zone, the app picks up on the Bluetooth signal and delivers an in-vehicle message alerting the driver they are in a construction area.


tion that reflects to what is going on in the work zone,” Liao said. The app works by placing Bluetooth lowenergy tags at constr uction work zones with preprogrammed messages. When the driver enters a work zone, their phone receives an audio-visual aler t warning them of the upcoming road conditions and prompting them on what action to take, Liao said. The HumanFIRST Laborator y assessed the app’s capabilities and designed some functions. The lab wanted to find out how the apps would be used, and determined the best types of messages

to send to drivers, said Nichole Morris, principal researcher at the lab. “What we’re doing in our project is we’re looking at the human side of how the technology would work,” she said. “‘Will this system actually result in the safety benefit we’re hoping for?’” Morris said they originally debated what types of messages to send to drivers: audio, visual or audio-visual. Combining r esear ch and driver sur veys, the lab determined audio-visual would be the most ef fective option. Mor ris said an aler t could look like “Slow traffic ahead, quar ter mile,


8th Street SE partially closed for construction Monday, June 12. University Center for Transportation Studies works on new app to alert drivers of construction and bikers with bluetooth.

reduce speed.” She said the alert is short and leads with context. Constr uction zone crashes typically happen when drivers aren’t paying attention, there are poor road conditions or if there’s a traf fic-control change — like a lane closure — said Kevin Gutknect, communications director for the Minnesota Depar tment of Transportation. “If everyone was paying attention and well aware, there would be a lot fewer

“Will this system actually result in the safety benefit we’re hoping for?” NICHOLE MORRIS HumanFIRST Lab Principal Researcher

crashes,” Gutknect said. I n i t i a l l y, L i a o s a i d using phones to deliver the messages was debated. But the team decided that phones were the best way to show the technologies’ feasibility. The technology could have applications outside

of construction, according to Liao. Bikers on campus could place a Bluetooth tag on their bike and aler t drivers when they are nearby. Liao said the next phase of the project includes recr uiting drivers to pilot the app.

One Stop to offer expanded student financial guidance Resources include new counseling training and online materials. BY MAX CHAO

As par t of a push to improve students’ fiscal responsibility, the University is expanding its financial education resources. Counselors at One Stop Student Ser vices recently completed training and added online resources to help students develop financial skills. A 2017 study showed high levels of financial stress lead to higher chances of dropping out in college students. “A lot of our students are suf fering from a lot of financial challenges,” said Sarah Barrett, assistant director of the Of fice of Student Life at Kansas State University and secondar y author on the study. The new training prepared counselors to talk to students about financial topics like loan repayment, mor tgages, credit cards and identity theft. “It better prepares us as counselors to be able to advise students on a dayto-day basis,” said One Stop Counselor Kristin Hummel. One Stop’s Dir ector

Julie Selander said personal finance is not required to be taught in Minnesota high schools and many parents are uncomfor table teaching finance to their children, which contributes to a lack of knowledge from some students. Selander said the effor ts to improve students’ financial r esponsibility is par t of a recenwt push by the of fice. A year ago, it star ted of fering oneon-one financial wellness counseling. “The question is, ‘is it the responsibility of higher education [to teach personal finance?]’ I would say yes,” Selander said. The new training was star ted about year ago, but all counselors weren’t fully cer tified until May, she said. The months-long program is facilitated by Inceptia, a nonprofit education group, and includes online courses and in-person classes, Hummel said. The program was chosen specifically for its focus on higher education, Selander said. The student’s program is entirely voluntar y and has had some par ticipants, Selander said, but would like to see more. According to Hummel, the appointments have had positive feedback, with par ticipating students

“Is it the responsibility of higher education to teach personal finance?” JULIE SELANDER One Stop Director

repor ting a 99 percent approval rate. Other resources are g ear ed s p eci fi cal l y to war ds helping inter national students. Incoming inter national students repor ted to One Stop that they were having trouble understanding financial literacy courses, Selander said. One Stop is creating the resources with the Inter national Student and Scholar Ser vice, using funds from the Inter national Student Academic Ser vices Fee. International students said unfamiliar terminology and foreign concepts — like bank accounts and qualifying for credit cards — were bar riers to adapting to a new countr y, Selander said. One Stop plans to create personalized workshops and videos for foreign students to help explain these concepts that will roll out in the fall, she said.

New zebra crosswalk design comes to U campus, Minneapolis Crosswalk u from Page 1

would make some sense” that zebra crosswalks are safer for pedestrians and drivers, Van Houten said. Greg Linsey, professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs who teaches urban and regional planning, said a city doesn’t arbitrarily switch to a new striping system without deliberate planning. “If you can make it possible for people to walk short distances, you will reduce congestion,” Lindsey said. Mosing said he hopes the zebra crosswalks will deter jaywalking and clarify where the intersections are.

“If you can make it possible for people to walk short distances, you will reduce congestion” GREG LINSEY Professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs

“It’s our take that it’s more of the type of crosswalk that’s used nationwide,” he said. The project took nearly two years to execute, with several innovative ideas coming from cr ew workers, Mosing said. The city is using three new types of durable marking materials for the project, which will last longer than the latex paint used in previous years. Each serves a different purpose,

Mosing said. Most of the work is done at night to avoid disrupting traffic, with crew workers using video monitoring and laser lighting techniques to get the job done, Mosing said. Painting the city’s crosswalks isn’t a new task for the city’s workers. They repaint roughly all 3,800 crosswalks ever y year. The project is expected to take the rest of the year.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Patches, needles and nail “heel” shoes in Dinkytown repair shop


Regents talk new budget, body cams President Kaler’s proposed UMN budget would raise resident tuition by 3 percent.


Owner of Fast Eddie’s Place Jim Picard works on a shoe inside his repair shop in the Dinkydale building on Tuesday, May 7.

Only one shoe repairman has kept the shop and trade in business since the ’80s. BY KATIE LAUER

At Fast Eddie’s Place, hundreds of Birkenstock sandals, high heels and leather loafers line the shelves behind the front counter and in the back room. From that back room down the hallway of Dinkydale Mall, shoe repairman Jim Picard can only tell a customer has entered by the light of a motion-activated bulb. “When the machines are running and I turn up the music so I can hear it over the machines,” Picard said. “You could stand out there and scream. I wouldn’t hear a thing.” A Claes Patching Machine, Landis Aristocrat Stitcher and a Birkenstock foot bed press are just a few of the vintage machines Picard uses to patch, glue, grind, sew and repair anything that comes through the door. Fit snuggly in the room — about 6 feet high and 5 paces wide — the repairman has had all his repair necessities at his fingertips for more than 30 years. When leather grows worn and stringy, it breaks and needs a patch sewn and glued in. When heels and soles get worn down, he’ll sand and attach new ones with curved cobbler nails and tacky glue. When puppies sink their teeth into footwear, he’ll

fix the damage and explain ways to prevent it from happening again. In addition to shoes, Picard will give almost anything a go, whether it’s resewing a purse strap, making keys or something far and in-between. Sometimes, Picard will stay and work for hours after closing time to ensure ever ything leaves better than how it came in — within a week. “I try not to say no,” he said about scheduling his many projects. “But … I can’t make glue dr y any faster.” In the shop The salesman-tur nedcobbler said he never imagined himself where he is today. Fast Eddie’s original owner, Eddie LaPlante, didn’t see him there either. When LaPlante was unable to serve in World War II because of flat feet, he started fixing shoes. He opened his own repair shop since shoes were so hard to come by at the time. After Picard, who worked at a nearby shoe store, covered for LaPlante when he was sick, things started to fall into place, and Picard bought the store in 1985. LaPlante continued to work with him and pass on all he knew about the trade. “The craft of it got me,” Picard said. “I turn out a product up front that I’m proud of. I feel good about

it, and there’s a lot to be said about that.” Picard said it took him about five years to see every problem and repair come through the door at least once. For Richard Casey of Northeast, the expertise at Fast Eddie’s is what keeps him coming back — especially with his limited edition shoes. Picard has done a lot for Casey: he’s widened a pair of limited cut Red Wing Irish Setter Boots, he’s explained why to avoid putting mink oil on his boots, he’s even punched a new lace hole for Casey’s limited edition Converse “Weapon” basketball shoes. “I can’t even tell which [eyelet hole] he did,” Casey said. “I appreciate someone like that where they have the knowledge and gift of being that good at something.” And with all Picard’s learned, he’s heard his fair share of shoe puns. “We have all the old shoe jokes,” he said with a bit of a laugh. “I will heel you … I will save your sole … I will even dye for you.” The next step Despite being slightly tucked away down the hallway of Dinkydale Mall, the store continues to succeed. Picard said people come to him because they love their stuff and don’t want to buy another pair. That’s where the demand of his skills comes into play. “No one’s producing new shoe repairmen,” Picard

Jury rewatches 2 key videos in police shooting of MN motorist BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ST. PAUL — A jur y weighing the fate of a Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a black motorist asked Tuesday to re-watch two key videos. In their second day of deliberations, jurors returned to court to again see dashcam video captured by Of ficer Jeronimo Yanez’s squad car that shows the shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castile. Yanez shot Castile five times last July during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb, just seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun. The jur y also watched a replay of the video that Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, livestreamed on Facebook beginning seconds after Castile had been shot. N o e x p l a n a t i o n was given for the request. The jur y also requested transcripts of squad car audio and of Yanez’s statement to state investigators the day after the shooting, but the judge denied the request because defense attorneys did not agree. The jury ended the day without a verdict and was to resume Wednesday. Both videos requested

Tuesday were played at trial. The squad-car video shows a wide view of the traffic stop and the shooting, with the camera pointed toward Castile’s car. While it captures what was said between the two men and shows Yanez firing into the vehicle, it does not show what happened inside the car or what Yanez might have seen. Reynolds’ video of the gr uesome after math of the shooting was shared widely, and included her statements that Castile hadn’t been reaching for his gun. Defense attorneys highlighted inconsistencies in Reynolds’ statements to investigators to try to raise doubts about her honesty. In closing arguments Monday, defense attorney Earl Gray said Yanez, a 29-year-old Latino of ficer, “did what he had to do” in a justified use of force. Prosecutors insisted Yanez never saw a gun and had plenty of options shor t of shooting Castile, an elementar y school cafeteria worker they say was never a threat. Castile had a permit for the weapon. The squad-car video shows Yanez approaching Castile’s car and asking for a driver’s license and proof of insurance. Castile appears

to give something to Yanez through the driver’s side window. Castile is then heard saying, “Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me.” Before Castile finishes that sentence, Yanez has his hand on his own gun and is pulling it out of the holster. There is shouting, and Yanez screams “Don’t pull it out!” before he fires seven shots into the car. After the shooting, the video shows Yanez standing at the car window with his gun drawn for some time. Reynold’s then-4-year-old daughter, who was in the back seat, starts to get out of the car and is grabbed by an officer. The video then shows other police officers arriving at the scene. Officers direct Reynolds out of the car. Yanez is led away while officers pull Castile from the vehicle and begin CPR. Yanez moves away from the camera’s view, but can be heard talking. He tells his supervisor that he didn’t know where Castile’s gun was and that he told him to take his hand off it. Yanez testified that he meant only that he didn’t see the gun at first. Witnesses testified that the gun was in a pocket of Castile’s shor ts when paramedics removed him from his vehicle.

said. “This is an industr y where people are older, and there are fewer and fewer people who can do the trade as the years go on. “I feel like a lucky person,” he said. “When the internet took over the shoe business and Walmart came and took over all the stores … they can’t do this. They can’t compete with me.” But the hours of intricate and hands-on work are hard. Picard wishes to someday pass on what he’s learned. “I’m hoping to become Eddie,” he said. “Hopefully in the next five years or so I can find someone who wants to take over, and I’ll hang around and teach them like he did for me.” Until then, he will continue to listen to blues music in the back room — fixing and repairing hundreds of shoes ever y week. “If I can fix it, I will.”


Materials Science Building on Duluth’s campus.

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents considered Pr esident Eric Kaler’s proposed $3.9 billion 2018 budget this week. At their monthly meetings Thursday and Friday, regents also discussed a potential revamp of the school’s sexual harassment policy, voted Regent David McMillan board chairman and approved the 2018 capital improvement budget. Regents also voted to approve Bernard Gulachek as vice president of information technology.

Sexual Misconduct Policy T ina Marisam, University vice president for equity and diversity, presented the board with sexual misconduct policies designed to replace current sexual harassment rules. The policy gives more detailed definitions of administrative policy, Marisam said, expanding on what behavior — like sexual assault and relationship violence — is prohibited. The new policy will clarify the University’s investigation process of sexual misconduct, Marisam said. Regents said the new policies were a step in the right direction. “I know there is more to do, but it is going a good direction” said Regent Kendall Powell. The new policies are expected to face a regents vote in July.

Proposed University Budget Kaler discussed his 2018 fiscal year budget, which calls for a 3 percent tuition increase for resident undergraduate tuition and a 10 percent hike for nonresident, nonreciprocity undergraduate students. Kaler said funding provided by the state made the tuition increase necessar y. The University got 37.1 percent of its requested funding from the state. “The budget fell short this year,” he said. As par t of the budget, student ser vice fees would increase by 1 percent. Regents are expected to vote on whether to approve the budget June 20. The Board also appr oved the 2018 fiscal year capital projects budget of $275.5 million. The funding will primarily be used to renovate existing buildings and build the Chemical and Advanced

UMPD Body Cameras The boar d also discussed the University of Minnesota Police Depar tment’s usage of body cameras. Mike Berthelsen, interim vice president of University Ser vices, said the depar tment plans to test out dif ferent audio and video recorders, and procedures. “In the fall, we would intend to come back to the board with some direction about how we are planning on implementing it,” Berthelsen said.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Bonnaroo or bust A&E reflects on a weekend at Tennesee’s magical music and arts festival BY KATIE LAUER


t wasn’t until The Weeknd broke into “Can’t Feel My Face” just before 11:30 p.m. on the final night of Bonnaroo that I realized what a dancing sea of 65,000 people looks like. It’s an insane sight. Somehow, the headliner’s crooning falsetto brought an energy back to the final hours of the festival. An energy that the sun — among other things — had drained. The previous 80 hours had been filled with dancing, drinking, r eading, tanning and napping. We had happily endured the 14-hour drive down to Manchester, Tennessee, waking up at 8 a.m. from the blistering heat inside our tent and walking for miles around the festival grounds. That Sunday night, it felt like only a few hours had passed since our camping “neighbors” arrival early Thursday afternoon — slapping bags of Franzia and demolishing cases of Bud Light. For me, that’s when Bonnaroo officially began. By the time the lines of cars had been searched, the r ows of campsites had been set up and the first cold ones had been cracked open with the

boys, we’d managed to haul our tired bodies to where all the magic happened: Centeroo. A Christmas-themed club in a barn, silent disco, Ferris wheel and a sandfilled oasis were all there to enjoy between the stages. Giant burritos, loaded fries, face-sized slices of pizza and smoothies were available to scarf down. After a bit of exploring, it was time for Mondo Cozmo’s set. Teasing their upcoming debut album, they played their hit, “Shine,” a few slow jams and even a cover of “Bitter Sweet Symphony.” It was a lovely, energetic folk rock set, and I hope they graduate from “This” tent next time around. No, I’m not just forgetting the name of the stage. That was its name … or “This” was. “What,” “Which,” “This,” “That” and “Other” were some of the venues scattered across Centeroo. While the stages’ names were clever, they made rendezvousing hard. Imagine tr ying to wrangle sheep — inebriated sheep at that — when the answer to, “Which stage are they playing on?” is simply, “Yes.” Other than a few EDM sets, Mondo Cozmo’s incr edible show and a missed Hippo Campus set, there wasn’t much going

on Thursday night. But that didn’t stop campers. Bellows of “BonnaWHAT?” “Bonna-ROO!” and “LET’S GOOOO” echoed between the tents of college-aged attendees. Ringing in my ears, the battle cries continued into the early morning. But the festival spirit never dies, right? And who was I to kill it? Hell, if I hadn’t just driven until my body was numb, I might’ve joined in. After a quick three hours of sleep, day two began. My Friday schedule kicked of f with Cold War Kids. Having played the festival in ‘07 and ‘11, the morning set was cake for the Californian band. Opening with the driving “All This Could Be Yours,” and ending with the well-known “First,” they breezed through their set list. Crowds gathered for new tracks “Love Is Mystical” and “So Tied Up.” Then the first festival dilemmas began. We missed James Vincent McMor row for Kaleo’s insanely passionate, bluesy set. We sacrificed half of Tove Lo’s show to catch the soul of Angélique Kidjo. We even listened to Gallant from afar to snag a better spot for Glass Animals. Scheduling conflicts are unavoidable with a

great lineup, but one thing was for cer tain — there was no missing U2. Playing under a full moon, the band’s per formance of “The Joshua Tree” in its entirety was magical. Met with a handful of other classics like “ Ve r t i g o , ” “ O n e ” a n d “Beautiful Day,” their set was a festival highlight. It’s now time for an unpopular opinion: Chance the Rapper was a little disappointing. Since we could hear our own breathing over his set, we decided to leave. This may have been the best decision of the weekend (other than bringing excess toilet paper). Plopping down in a bean bag, we were delighted when the bluesy, Californian rock sound of Cloves hit us at the “New Music On Tap Lounge.” Although we were already laying on the ground, we were floored by her soulful voice. When it came time to rage with Cage the Elephant, front man Matt Shultz’s energy kept ever yone on their feet, even if they (myself included) could only belt “Ain’t No Rest for the W icked.” There couldn’t have been a better opener for the power that is Red Hot Chili Peppers. The funky rock quartet could have record-


ed a live “Greatest Hits” album. Opening with “Can’t Stop,” “Dani Califor nia” and “Scar Tissue,” I was already blown away. After bassist Flea handstanded his way back onto the stage, the band closed with “Goodbye Angels” and “Give It Away.” When Sunday arrived, we decided to camp out on the grass for both Milky Chance and Lorde. While my body was ready to head back, my ears couldn’t wait for The Weeknd and we patiently stayed. Ever y minute was wor th it when the lights went down, the dr ums of “Starboy” filled the speakers and the denim

vest-clad singer took the stage. Without stopping, the set flowed from “Party Monster” and “Often” to “Wicked Games,” before closing with 2015’s “The Hills.” The ar tist’s sultr y and power ful voice was both relaxing and energizing. It didn’t waver once, giving me one last r ush before star ting the long, sad tr ek back to Minnesota. I don’t think I truly appreciated the magic of Bonnaroo until I ar rived back home 14 hours later and washed the dir t — which posed as a deep Southern tan — away in a much-needed shower.


A show of strength Fitness enthusiasts gathered Saturday at the Minneapolis Convention Center to carry wheelbarrows, run with yokes and lift rocks.

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and press, viking deadlift, yoke race and atlas stone lift. P r e s t o n Wa l l s , a heavyweight competitor, bowed out after loading a 300-pound sandbag into the wheelbar row, on par with the rest of the heavyweights. “I’m not feeling great,” Walls admitted, hunched over and sweating. “But it’s a heavy competition, so I expected it.” After repor tedly “not feeling great,” Walls went

on to win the heavyweight axle clean and press, lifting 313 pounds over his head. Competing among predominantly younger athletes, several masters risked their spines as well. Pete Berg, a masters’ division athlete and “Strongman” competitor since 2004, was one such competitor. “It’s really just the camaraderie,” said Berg, who’s been competing for over a decade. “It’s not a competition so much against ever yone else. It’s against yourself and


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tr ying to beat your personal limits.” Still, Berg said he understood the consequences for the athletes — especially the masters. Just before the viking deadlift, where Berg and the other masters would have to lift 550 pounds of f the ground as many times as possible, Berg said, “I’m scared ... I’ve actually been hur t pretty badly in [past competitions] from the deadlift.” Walls went on to win in his division. He synched his lead in the atlas stone event, in which the


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Andrew Laureijs lifts a concrete ball on top of a platform during the USS Minnesota show of strength strongman competition. heavyweights were tasked division, novice women, W ith only one finger with lifting a 380 pound stone. c o m p l e t i n g a l l o f t h e smashed by a 150-pound C h i k i o R i c h m o n d stones in the atlas stone k e g , t h e e v e n t w a s also went on to win her event in order to win. a success.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017



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Kathleen Madigan stand-up


“Witness ” by Katy Perry

Summer is for road trips, and sometimes music doesn’t cut it during long nights on the open highway. That’s where Kathleen Madigan comes in. Her comedy will keep you company behind the wheel as she explores a travel book of the 68 U.S. states, listens to John Denver on PBS and recounts the wonders of the post office.

Golden retriever puppies running and nibbling fingers and smol Corgis in harnesses can be found here. This Facebook page filled with photos of other people’s doggos, floofers and puppers isn’t new, but it’s still important and a wonderful source for daily happiness.

Somewhere in the middle of ranking her ex-lovers, the “backpack kid ” and recent Taylor Swift beef, Katy Perry released her new album, “Witness.” In addition to the hip-hop heavy “Swish Swish” and “Bon Appétit ,” tracks like “Déjà Vu,” the slow jam “Tsunami” and ballad “Save as Draft” earned a second listen right off the bat


Walker’s sculpture garden reopens, a week behind schedule The delay was caused by controversy over the “Scaffold” installment that was recently removed. BY GUNTHAR REISING


n the wake of a two-year renovation and recent “Scaffold” scandal, the 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reopened Saturday. Gathered around the iconic “Spoonbridge and Cherr y,” throngs of people ignored the heat index for a day of art, games and $8 chili cheese dogs. Renovations to the garden included new ar twork, an undergr ound water collection tank to minimize pollution and a redesigned campus layout. Due to the removal of many of the space’s large tr ees, the new gar den is more open. Standing in nearly any par t of the garden, it’s possible to see through to the other side. As visitors flocked, they of fered a variety of reactions — from confusion to disappointment. “There are a lot of things here I don’t understand,” Nate Kr ueger said, staring at “Spoonbridge and Cherr y” in search of significance. “I’ve just come to terms with the fact that other people here are getting a lot more out of this than me.” H o w e v e r, K r u e g e r

did find something in the garden suited to his taste. “I like the ‘Cock,’” Krueger said, referencing Katherina Fritsch’s new installment, a twenty-foottall (with base) Klein-blue rooster sculpture dubbed “Hahn/Cock.” “It’s bold. I like the color and it’s controversial — I like that.” Others found a personal connection to the bizarre pop ar t theme of the garden, a theme started with “Spoonbridge and Cherr y” and exacerbated by “Hahn/Cock.” “I like that it grabs your eye,” Shelby Davis, a visitor from Mar yland, said. “You just have to look at it, and I feel like that’s kind of how I am … I’m one with the sculpture.” In addition to “Hahn/ Cock,” crowds gathered around Theaster Gates’ “Black Vessel for a Saint,” a twenty-foot cylindrical temple in which a statue of Saint Laurence resides, locked away from the hands of the public. Mark Manders’ “September Room”— a sculpture of two large heads sliced down the middle — also drew a crowd. Despite the protests just a week earlier in response to the “Scaffold” sculpture


A symbolic ribbon-cutting by, left to right, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, Minneapolis Parks superintendent Jayne Miller, Walker Art Center executive director Olga Viso and Sen. Amy Klobuchar officially marked the reopening of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

that was taken down, the garden’s opening reception seemed positive. “I like the vibes here,” Niree Little, a visitor at the park, said. “The only sculpture I didn’t agree with

was “Scaf fold,” and that got taken down. So I really love it.” Nevertheless, some left dissatisfied. “I thought it was missing an edge … it

felt a little tame,” visitor Stephen Bangs said. Bangs’ comments seem to speak to a different side of the “Scaffold” scandal and a

desire to see provocative art. Despite contradicting opinions, the garden was bustling with visitors. People were out, and they were talking.


Northern Spark festival highlights climate change The free festival took place over seven neighborhoods across the Green Line in the Twin Cities Saturday.


2017 Creative City Challenge winner ORBACLES teaches visitors about climate change by showing a speculative infrastructure for bird population in Minnesota from present to 2080.


Attendees sit in cardboard cars and take part in a interactive instillation “Traffic Jam Scene, 2017” where they learn about lightning carbon footprints.

Zoe Grubbs from the Singed Nipple group performs Poi for a group of visitors at Northern Spark.


JD Steele performs with the MacPhail community youth choir at the opening ceremony of Northern Sparks in the Commons U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on June 10.



Artist Susan Brown projects a video of bees on the Union Depot in St. Paul. The piece lets visitors voice their human support of bees and recite poems about them.





Blooming Butterflies

Yellow Claw

Father’s Day Ugly Tie 5k

Between now and Labor Day, Como Zoo will exhibit over 100 species of butterflies from around the world in its greenhouse. Hundreds of butterflies will be released weekly, but for $1 you can release one yourself any day at noon.

Why go out of your way to travel to festivals when the artists come to you? This EDM duo will perform downtown right after two stops at Bonnaroo and EDC. With tracks like “DJ Turn It Up ” and “Till It Hurts ,” their show should be loud enough for you to get down and dance until your feet hurt.

What screams “dad” more than a tie? An ugly tie. The Star Tribune is hosting its first 5K to celebrate Father’s Day, and there’s still time to register to run along the Mississippi River. Enjoying the attire from the sidelines is always a solid option, too.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017




Minnesota men’s track athletes go public as couple

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A secret shared When the pair met in high school, they concealed their sexuality until Rabon felt comfortable enough to tell Neumann in college. Neumann came out to Rabon the next day. “We just kept in contact, comparing [college] programs,” Neumann said. “ After that, it got into a deeper friendship where we would share more personal things. That got to the point where we cared about each other a lot, and he felt comfor table enough to come out to me.” The two ran in the same division of high school track and field in Wisconsin. They would have run against each other in the state final for the 200 meter dash, but Neumann false star ted in a qualifying round and Rabon took the state title, along with a state title in the 400 meter and the 4 by 400 meter races. The pair had dif ferent high school experiences. Rabon grew up in Milwaukee and went to Shorewood High School, a public school just north of the city. “It was a ver y free, accepting type of environment,” Rabon said. “But it wasn’t so free to the point where you could come out like that because I would still be a little afraid of the ridicule.” Meanwhile, Neumann is from Peshtigo,


Justin Rabon, left, and Brad Neumann pose for a photo at Van Cleve Park on Friday, June 9.

Wisconsin., a small town of about 3,500. “It was the same group of kids [from] preschool through senior year,” Neumann said. “You hear all these jokes about gay guys and just the term used so derogatory towards people that if somebody knew that you were gay, it seemed like it was literally social suicide.” Rabon decided he would commit to Wisconsin, while Neumann was split between Wisconsin and Minnesota for track, Neumann said. He reached out to Rabon to figure out his plans for college, and they planned on rooming together if Neumann ended up in Madison, but he later chose Minnesota.

Rabon decides to transfer Though the two picked dif ferent schools, Neumann and Rabon kept in contact. Their relationship grew and, in November

of 2014, they came out to each other. Rabon transfer red to Minnesota after his sophomore year in 2015. “Soon as I got here, I was just who I am,” Rabon said. “I let people know right away, except for the track team.” The two said the track team had problems with homophobic speech but has improved since the two came out. “They’ve definitely become a lot more conscious of what they said,” Neumann said. “A lot of them realized that literally anybody could actually be gay.” Neumann said when he came out to the team as gay, it didn’t necessarily affect his performance, but it “af fected the entire team dynamic” because he wasn’t hiding anything anymore. Rabon ran with Neumann in the 2015-16 season until Rabon injured his foot in the last week of practice.


Justin Rabon, left, and Brad Neumann pose for a photo at Van Cleve Park on Friday, June 9.

He chose to not r un anymore after his junior year foot injury.

The road ahead Neumann — who recently helped break the 4 by 400-meter relay record at Minnesota — has one more semester of eligibility and will run in the

indoor fall season next year. He will also student coach in the spring outdoor season. After that, he plans to take a year off to see if he can do something with coaching, and if that doesn’t work out, he said he will apply for chiropractic school. Rabon is now working

toward his personal training license and plans to take a gap year as well. He also plans to apply for physical therapy school. “If I could get involved in some type of campaign to advocate and speak for the [LGBT] community, that would be nice. I’d love that,” Rabon said.


After fighting through cancer twice, O’Brien commits to Minnesota O’Brien earned a preferred walk-on from the Gophers BY JACK WHITE

Casey O’Brien’s life changed forever during his freshman year of football at Cretin-Derham Hall. In 2013, O’Brien was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer that prevented him from finishing the season. T h i s y e a r, O ’ B r i e n r eached a goal he set for himself when he was younger — earning a spot on the Gophers football team. “I always wanted to play for the hometown school,” O’Brien said. “I grew up going to Gopher games and watching Gopher games.” When O’Brien first received news of his diagnosis, the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders football team was there for support. His freshman teammates were the first to visit him in the hospital, and Cretin-Derham Hall’s varsity captains paid a visit the night before high school began. Quarterback Max Jackson was one of those captains. “Obviously, it was super devastating to hear,” Jackson said. “He was such a vital part of our community, it just seemed right [to visit].” O’Brien joined his teammates on the field two years later. He played in Raiders’

“I always wanted to play for the hometown school,” O’Brien said. “I grew up going to Gopher games and watching Gopher games.” CASEY O’BRIEN Football player

games as a place holder for the varsity team, even though his cancer had returned during his junior season. He played around half of the games his junior year and all of them his senior year with Cretin-Derham.

The start of something new

Doctors told O’Brien he would never play contact sports again. That’s when he made the decision to play golf. “He picked it up and ended up making varsity,” said Dan O’Brien, Casey O’Brien’s father. “He ended up being their No. 1 golfer toward the end of the [his senior] year.” Casey O’Brien hadn’t played golf competitively until his junior season. He earned All-Conference honorable mention accolades with a 79 stroke average for the Raiders this season. O’Brien lost in the

sectional tournament this year to conclude his golf and high school sports career. Despite having to learn a new sport and enduring chemotherapy, he still managed to play sports competitively three years at Cretin-Derham Hall.

Why O’Brien chose Minnesota

O’Brien said he talked to head coach P.J. Fleck on several occasions. He only attended a couple of Fleck’s practices prior to making his college decision. “The one word that comes to mind is energy,” O’Brien said. “Everywhere he goes, it’s like a small tornado. It’s rubbing off on the players.” The Raiders went 7-3 in O’Brien’s final season with the team. Cretin-Derham Hall was No. 4 in its section under first-year head coach Brooks Bollinger. O’Brien said he’s found commonalities between the two head coaches. “[Bollinger] kind of brought in a new wave of energy, similar to coach Fleck,” O’Brien said. “[He] kind of brought a college football atmosphere [to Cretin-Derham].” O’Brien also liked the Gophers because of a family connection. O’Brien’s brother, Shay O’Brien, currently attends the University as a rising sophomore. His father, Dan O’Brien, used to work for the Gophers as an associate athletics director. Casey O’Brien went


Casey O’Brien poses for a portrait outside TCF Bank Stadium on Monday, May 1, 2017. After recovering from cancer, O’Brien has committed to playing for the Gophers.


Casey O’Brien poses for a portrait outside TCF Bank Stadium on Monday, May 1, 2017. After recovering from cancer, O’Brien has committed to playing for the Gophers.

through freshman orientation last week and started workouts with the Gophers Monday. “It was emotional,” Dan O’Brien said. “We didn’t know we would ever get to that

point… [It was] a lot easier on him than it was on his mom and dad.” In fall 2013, Casey O’Brien first received the news that he might not be able to play football ever again. This fall, he

will jog onto the field at TCF Bank Stadium. “At the end of the day, that’s what we were hoping for, and for tunately, that’s what happened,” Dan O’Brien said.

Editorials & Opinions

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Memes, Harvard and the first amendment What we share on social media can be found by anyone.


ast week, Harvard University rescinded the admissions offers of at least ten prospective students upon discovering obscene and explicit memes exchanged by the group in a private Facebook chat. The decision sparked a national debate over such instances involving free speech on college campuses. Ours is a potentially treacherous age for young people to navigate; the gravity of our online presences and the importance of being a conscientious online citizen are lessons we’re all still learning. We should conduct ourselves in a way online that we also would in real life, with the added knowledge that nothing on social media is private — recalling the old “Would you want your grandmother to see this?” rule. The rising ubiquity of social media is coupled with the paradoxical fact that our current culture is often vehement and harsh in its judgment of others based on instances of questionable speech. Outrage and self-righteousness seem to be the name of the game on both sides of the aisle as of late, and college campuses across the countr y have felt the aftershocks of this polarized political culture. Though the memes were cr ude and distasteful, there is the question of giving these students the benefit of the doubt —

ELLEN AILTS columnist

these memes might not be reflective of the students’ character, but simply of teenagers with transgressive or satirical senses of humor, looking to prove their edgy, comedic sensibilities to each other. The memes could be argued to be unintended for political or intellectual scrutiny — however, the incident is representative of how Har vard feels it is best to deal with instances of of fensive speech. Though college campuses, Har vard included, are self-proclaimed institutions in which intellectual challenge and confrontation are to be expected, there is a brand to be maintained, and students are to reflect positively on the culture of the school. It then follows that it is impossible to have a totally free and open forum, knowing that your ideas and tastes may be subject to ferocious indignation, or perhaps even your dismissal from the University. Ironically, Har vard University President Drew Gilpin Faust’s address at Harvard’s 2017 Commencement focused heavily on defending the right to free speech

for all, and implored listeners to enable and nur ture environments in which honest and complex thought can thrive. “[We] must remember that limiting some speech opens the dangerous possibility that the speech that is ultimately censored may be our own,” she said, looking out over a crowd of future leaders, executives, and policy-makers. “If some words are to be treated as equivalent to physical violence and silenced or even prosecuted, who is to decide which words?” During such a politically and, by extent, socially divisive time, we will continue to encounter thoughts and opinions that offend us; this should be an invitation to listen to all ideas, including those which are morally repulsive and offensive, so that we can learn how to better challenge them. Having our perspectives and morals consistently challenged will require a certain level of courage and resilience; we should, when called for, make judgments, question and oppose the views of others, but when structures of power alone decide what speech is so offensive that it requires extreme punishment or silencing altogether, our right to free speech rests on a very slippery slope. Ellen Ailts welcomes comments at

2017 U.S. GUN VIOLENCE Total gun-related incidents: 27,726 Total number of deaths: 6,847 Total number of mass shootings: 152


EDITORIALS U should adhere to Paris accords When Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord, criticism mounted against the president’s actions. In a near consensus, experts posited that the agreement was a groundbreaking and impactful plan to reduce environmental harm. Now, the United States’ lack of interest in this pact will lead to less regulation over emissions and will further the issues caused by global warming. In defiance of Trump, however, several states including California, Washington, New York and Minnesota have agreed to keep up with the agreement. While state governments have made efforts to continue upholding the agreement, colleges ought to also step in. Earlier this month, hundreds of colleges and universities across the country have pledged to be a part of the plan. Our University also needs to act against the depletion of the environment. An example of a change that could be made is adding guidelines within the student dorms to reduce water waste. Simple signs that encourage students to take shorter showers, turn off their lights and use their recycling bins would lead to less environmental impact. From a broader perspective, the University could install more solar panels. These would reduce carbon emissions made throughout the University daily. Finally, there should be more funding for scholarships for students in sustainability based programs. If students have greater incentives to be a part of the process, they will be able to make greater improvements. There needs to be more environmental awareness on campus. This means taking real action and going above the basic guidelines of the agreement.

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DAILY DISCUSSION Raising legal age to buy tobacco is an easy call Edina recently became the first city in the state to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21. It’s time the rest of the state does the same. The Edina ordinance applies to all tobacco related products, including chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. Some progress was already made statewide when a Rochester state senator this year introduced a bill to raise the age to buy tobacco products statewide from 18 to 21. That bill would also raise the penalties for stores selling to underage customers. While the bill didn’t have time to move through the Legislature this year, it at least begins the process. There is no good argument against increasing the age statewide. The only ones arguing against the Edina ordinance were those representing convenience stores and other outlets that sell tobacco. It’s true their sales would be cut some because fewer people would become addicted to tobacco, but that is no reason not to proceed. Society is comfortable with the current law that prevents those under age 21 from buying alcohol. While alcohol is clearly a problem for many users, it can be argued tobacco is a bigger problem for its users. While many can drink without addiction, virtually everyone who starts using tobacco will become addicted and the multiple health problems and death associated with smoking are well known. Editor’s note: This story was taken from the Mankato Free Press and has been edited for style and clairty. CONTACT THE EDITOR Anant Naik

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The Envy Enemy Talking about the emotion no one wants to talk about. I have a huge problem with envy. I always figured that envy could be a tool, something to mobilize me to achieve more. But, no surprise, leaving this quality unchecked brings dissatisfaction and bitterness. I’m still trying to figure this out at 20 years old, and it’ll probably take another 20 to get there. Envy is, as Psychology Today puts it, an “ugly” emotion that no one wants to openly talk about. Envy means all sorts of icky things: comparison, secrecy, severe competition. But if you’re envious, what you are really feeling is that you are inferior to others. I can recall my mother telling me from the earliest age to “zip your tent”, put your head down and focus on yourself. But especially in college, it becomes all too easy to look around and compare yourself to the thousands of other young people striving for the same things you are. It’s hard to hold on to yourself, your perspective, and the specific value that


you contribute. Recently a friend of mine in the same field as I am, received a massive opportunity. Rather than let the envy creep in, I thought about how much she had earned in this moment. I thought about what it means to see your friends succeed and star t to become professionals, and how cool that is. More than anything else, it’s fun to be happy for someone. And as it turns out, thinking about my friend’s success was the best I felt all day. Envy be gone. Kate McCarthy welcomes comments at

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR BA/MD program bring new opportunities for students My passion for science star ted at a y oung age. I obtained research experiences at the University of Minnesota ranging from oncology, plant biology, to neuroscience. The University opened my eyes to the impor tance and satisfaction that comes with patient interaction. Shadowing neurologist Dr. Ramachandra Tummala at the University’s fascinating Clinics and Surger y Center revealed to me the uncer tainty that many patients have to wake up to ever y day. Dr. Tummala’s ability to counsel, keep optimism, and maintain hope in dire situations motivates me to become a doctor. To me, one of the most compelling reasons to pursue this profession stems from the uniqueness of ever y patient interaction.

Volunteering at St. Therese’s Nursing Home ever y Saturday, one of my tasks is to bring all the seniors to weekend bingo. I strive to strike conversations and help the residents socialize and have fun. As a volunteer, I can fill some of the void that they experience daily. In addition, I find the nurses and doctors on staff to be outstanding, uplifting the nursing home patients’ spirits with their care and compassion. My research, shadow, and volunteer experiences have shaped the kind of doctor that I hope to become. Although the regular undergraduate program is more conventional, the University’s BA/MD provides the oppor tunity to excel in the two most impor tant components of being a physician: communication and science. This BA/MD program is the per fect fit for me since there is no doubt in my mind that I will become a doctor, and I can focus my time


“Although the regular undergraduate program is more conventional, the University’s BA/MD provides the opportunity to excel in the two most important components of being a physician.” on excelling in research, ser vice and a rigorous course load. Editor’s note: Dharnipragada is one of the first distinguished students in the BA/ MD program.

Last month, Minnesota experienced its largest outbreak of measles in the past three decades. Currently, 76 cases have rattled the state with most involving the Somali-American community near Hennepin County. At the turn of the century, the United States eliminated measles from the country. However, with the misconceptions of vaccines rising, the disease began to reappear in many parts of the United States. One large reason why the Somali population was particularly susceptible to this outbreak was due to people failing to get vaccinated. Numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health show that, while the vaccination rate for others in the state has increased, the vaccination rate for Somali Americans plummeted from 92 percent in 2004 to 42 percent in 2014. Much of the public has targeted the blame towar the anti-vaccination campaign, specifically the Somali population in Hennepin County.. While certainly this has merit, it’s imperative to consider the underlying reason why this population was submissive to this coercion. In 2005, a pivotal study by the Minnesota Department of Health concluded that Somalian immigrants were among the least served by Minnesota’s health system. The latest results confirm that Somali immigrants had the lowest healthcare outcomes and didn’t receive appropriate care for many easily preventable diseases. While it may be easy to blame anti-vaxers for this outbreak, the infrastructural deficits in health care access cannot be ignored. To improve, it’s imperative to hold policymakers and members of the public health community accountable for this failure. EDITORIALS & OPINIONS DEPARTMENT Editorials represent the voice of the Minnesota Daily as an institution and are prepared by the editorial board.

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U researchers look at humans and biodiversity The articles were published in a biodiversity themed issue of Nature.


Weighing human costs The population boom in Africa will mean more mouths to feed, Tillman said, and more land cleared for farming. Clearing land is the main way humans cause species extinction. But protecting land without addressing why people use it is immoral, he said. “With conser vation you really do have to keep in mind what’s going on with the people who live there as well,” Packer said. Tilman’s main solution to this issue is to increase ef ficiency of far mland. With farming practices like using better seed and fertilizer, populations can keep land usage low for their food production. However, the countries where this is needed most lack the funding and education to properly institute these changes, he said. “Those practices can increase the food production so much that most African nations would never need to clear any land even though they might have three or four or five times their current food demand,” he said. Tilman and Packer suggested other ways to tackle this problem could be made through societal diet changes or by changing how countries trade crops. If a developed countr y like the U.S. were to cut its consumption of animal products like meat and eggs, it would open the

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About 25 years ago, David Tilman began to explore biodiversity’s importance. Working with the University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reser ve , Tillman and other researchers first thought they would find some significance but underestimated just how important it is. “Biodiversity matters immensely, much more than we ever imagined,” he said. Today, Tilman reviews how human growth has historically affected biodiversity. With that data, he predicted a bleak future for Africa’s mammals and birds. His review published in the June 1 biodiversity issue of the scientific journal Nature . It’s now common knowledge to researchers that biodiversity is important in ecosystems. Diverse species essentially let ecosystems work better on ever y level — they become more productive and resistant to invasive species. An ecosystem is comparable to human society, Tilman said, who is now a University Regents professor in the Depar tment of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior . Each species has a certain role, akin to people with specific jobs, Tillman said. “When [ecosystems] lose diversity, they’re basically losing these long-term evolved professions … and therefore with those, they don’t perform as well,” Tilman said. His review for Nature predicted a population explosion in Africa and continued poor agricultural practices, which puts several species face-to-face with high risks of extinction. T ilman worked with Craig Packer , director of the University’s Lion Research Center , on the review. Packer said most research focuses on past and present issues in biodiversity. “What we wanted to point out is that there’s a pressing need to anticipate and deal with the expected growth in human populations, especially in Africa,” he said.

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Least concern (56.7%) Near threatened (7.9%) Vulnerable (15.8%) Endangered (10.9%) Critically endangered (7.3%) Extinct in wild (0.1%) Extinct (1.2%) SOURCE: IUCN

“What we wanted to point out is that there’s a pressing need to anticipate and deal with the expected growth in human populations.” DAVID TILMAN Biodiversity researcher

door to export more crops to underdeveloped countries, Tillman said. Cer tain areas of the world are better for growing certain crops, Tillman said. If these high-yield countries exported to low-yield countries, whose existing cropland could be used for better-suited crops, they think it could decrease the amount of land needed to feed the world’s population, he said. Biodiversity’s complex human connection Alongside T ilman’s review in Nature, Forest Isbell , associate director of the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reser ve, published a review of how humans benefit from biodiversity even as their practices harm it. Human practices like nutrient pollution, overhar vesting animal populations and introducing invasive species can all harm biodiversity — along with humans’ role in climate change, Isbell said. Isbell said biodiversity aids humans by contributing to what scientists call “ecosystem ser vices,” like the production of wood, crops and fish. E c o n o m i c a l l y, t h i s means humans can invest financially into conser ving biodiversity and see returns from the increased productivity of these services, he said. “It’s quite clear that human activities are undermining our ability to continue receiving these benefits from nature,” said Isbell, who is also a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. Isbell’s review found the benefits of preserving land are greater than the benefits of turning land into cropland, economically. Preser ved land slows the ef fects of climate change better than cropland, he said. The adverse ef fects of climate change include rising sea levels and disruption of fisheries — both of which are more costly than they are worth, he said. A hopeful future Both Isbell and Tilman’s reviews glanced into the future and found some hope. Isbell said there is a long delay between when a habitat is disturbed and when the last individual of a species dies. Tilman’s review noted that, if the ef ficiency of farming practices across the world improve, there would be enough food to feed a global population of 10 billion without massive damage to biodiversity. “We can act over the next few decades and restore ecosystems, increase the abundances of these species and give them a good chance of persisting,” Isbell said.

The underdog of Hennepin County libraries is set to receive a $12 million makeover. The Southeast Library, on the corner of Fourth Street and 13th Avenue, is set to receive a much-needed makeover nine years after renovation conversations started and 11 years after it was briefly shuttered due to funding issues. The facelift will fix the library’s existing Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility issues and revamp everything from the basement up. MacDonald and Mack Architects are leading the project along with Quinn Evans Architects, using Hennepin County dollars and existing library funds. Todd Grover, a lead architect on the project from MacDonald and Mack Architects, said they plan to preserve the building’s brutalist-style exterior. As for the interior, Grover said they plan to add more floors while maintaining an open layout. Project Manager for Hennepin County Libraries Peggy Woodling said the library has 22 skylights they hope to utilize in the new design. The library’s new design may also feature a grand staircase, she said. “There are few, if any, county ser vices that are more beloved than library ser vices,” said Henne-


The Southeast Library in Dinkytown is set to be renovated beginning in summer 2018.

pin County District 4 Commissioner Peter McLaughlin. Grover said the team drew from the community to help find the renovation’s focus. Community members primarily pushed to ensure the library will be easily accessible for people with disabilities and will expand parking space. Some also wanted improved internet access and a more welcoming environment for students, he said. Catherine Liska, co-president of the Friends of Southeast Library, said her group wants to work with the University of Minnesota to help students use the space. “This is a ver y critical phase for everything we feel is important in this beloved library to be taken into account,” Liska said.

Woodling said the county would like to hold focus groups specifically geared towards students to see how the library could better serve their needs. Kevin Lian-Anderson, Library Services Manager for Hennepin County, said the library could act as a space for graduate students and professors to meet. “We do want to regroup and start connecting more than we have been with the University as a whole, as well as with University libraries,” said Lian-Anderson. The library has been a part of the University’s Dinkytown neighborhood since 1967. The library was designed by worldrenowned University architect Ralph Rapson. Discussions surrounding renovating the library have been ongoing since it reopened

in 2008, after being closed the previous two years due to lack of funding. In 2015, a University professor wrote a report —considered the first step in the library’s renovation — detailing necessary improvements for the library. Lian-Anderson said the 2008 merger of Minneapolis public libraries and Hennepin County libraries led to tighter funding. “The money that has slowly been budgeted is now available,” he said. “It’s been in the works for a while now, the community has been waiting.” Construction on the Southeast Library is expected to wrap up by spring of 2019. “The people of this community deser ve and will cherish this librar y,” McLaughlin said.

UMN Fairview faces scrutiny for security Fairview u from Page 1

emergency department by 29-year-old Jamal Strong, another patient, after he was able to enter her room not once, but twice, within the hour, Storms said. In December, a 13-year-old boy in the child behavioral health unit was escorted out of the secure unit despite a suicide attempt two days prior. He then evaded staff and escaped through an unsecured hospital door before the Minneapolis Police Department found him 35 minutes later on the Franklin Avenue Bridge and returned him to the hospital, according to CMS investigation documents. “Fairview has been taking a defensive posture,” said Ryan Jancik, the boy’s stepfather. “They’re not admitting their mistakes.” The next security breach didn’t occur until spring, when a mental health patient allegedly escaped by forcing through a magnetic door on April 26. Three other patients were able to escape in the same way four days later, despite attempts to fix the door, said Dean Carlson , father of one of the escapees. Fairview again addressed the magnetic door issues and got better results, Carlson said. “The hospital was in panic mode. That’s the impression we got,” he said. The latest reported incident happened June 4 when another patient escaped the hospital and was found at a nearby restaurant and returned to the hospital 30 minutes later. “When we become aware of a patient safety or security issue, we investigate promptly, look for ways to improve our policies and procedures and take other appropriate action,” said Camie Melton Hanily , a Fairview spokesperson, in an emailed statement.

Funding Repercussions

CMS first launched an investigation into the hospital’s practices after the December escape. Various violations found in the investigation pushed CMS to determine the center’s negligence posed “an immediate jeopardy to the health and safety of patients,” according to a statement of deficiencies document submitted by CMS on Dec. 12 .

A hospital is cited with “immediate jeopardy” if a CMS investigation shows the situation has “caused, or is likely to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment, or death to a resident,” according to CMS guidelines. Fair view responded to the statement of deficiencies within three days with a plan of correction , which was accepted by CMS, and Fairview’s “immediate jeopardy” citation was removed. The hospital also later passed an unannounced site visit by CMS to ensure it was following through on changes. Schinderle said if Fairview failed to draft a corrections plan or pass the site visit, it could have lost Medicaid and Medicare funding. “Should an allegation of noncompliance resurface, another [investigation] may begin,” Schinderle said in an email. Despite apparent fixes, the latest security breaches, in April and earlier this month, have put Fairview under renewed scrutiny. The second CMS on-site investigation was conducted on June 1, according to a letter sent from CMS to Jancik. The investigation was

headed by the Minnesota Department of Health and found Fair view “failed to ensure that each patient received care in a safe setting,” and will be required to make corrections, the letter stated. The Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation — a non-profit organization that verifies the quality of U.S. hospitals — conducted a separate on-site evaluation on June 2, said commission spokesperson Elizabeth Zhani in an e-mail. Zhani said in the email the commission makes visits like these if an incident “raises concerns about a continuing threat to patient safety or if it suggests a failure to comply with Joint Commission standards.” Results of both the new investigations are still under review . For the time being, Fairview remains part of both the Medicare and Medicaid and the Joint Commission accredited programs. “Fairview Health Services is committed to working with patients as well as regulatory and accrediting agencies…” said Melton Hanily in an emailed statement. “Quality and patient safety are of utmost importance.”

FAIRVIEW SECURITY BREACHES AND REPERCUSSIONS Nov. 9, 2016 Patient 1 is sexually assaulted Dec. 5, 2016 Patient 2 elopes from Fairview Dec. 12, 2016 CMS cites Immediate Jeopardy Dec. 15, 2016 CMS removes Immediate Jeopardy April 26, 2017 Patient 3 elopes from Fairview through magnetic doors April 30, 2017 Patients 4-6 elope from Fairview through magnetic doors June 1, 2017 CMS conducts on-site investigation June 2, 2017 The Joint Commission conducts on-site investigation June 4, 2017 Patient 7 elopes from Fairview SOURCE: CMS STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES AND PLAN OF CORRECTION, DEAN CARLSON, LETTER FROM CMS TO RYAN JANCIK, CAMIE MELTON HANILY (FAIRVIEW SPOKESPERSON), ELIZABETH ZHANI (THE JOINT COMMISSION SPOKESPERSON), JEFFREY STORMS (LAWYER

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HOROSCOPES Today’s Birthday (6/14): Entertain your passions this year. A summer surge inspires collaboration and partnership, as new educational opportunities lead to a thriving communications phase. Express your story.

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Aries (3/21 - 4/19): Today is a 9 — Teamwork provides big rewards, especially today. Your suspicions and intuition get confirmed. Unexpected benefits arise from the groundwork you laid earlier.

Libra (9/23 - 10/22): Today is a 7 — You’re especially lucky in romance. Show how you feel through your actions. Spend time and effort on another’s behalf.

Taurus (4/20 - 5/20): Today is an 8 — Professional discipline gets rewarded in surprising ways. More work is required. A difficult situation is making you stronger.

Scorpio (10/23 - 11/21): Today is a 7 — Put in the extra effort on a home project. Discover forgotten treasures and unexpected surprises. Restore or repurpose something from the past.

Gemini (5/21 - 6/21): Today is an 8 — Do the homework for a high score. Your hard work pays off; so get moving. Important people are watching. Let them see the real you.

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Capricorn (12/22 - 1/19): Today is a 9 — The early bird gets the worm. A bright idea gets profitable. Go for it! Take advantage of a windfall opportunity to gather a fat harvest.

Leo (7/23 - 8/22): Today is an 8 — You and your partner make an amazing discovery. Plant now and harvest later. Be willing to get your hands dirty. Take advantage of an opportunity.

Aquarius (1/20 - 2/18): Today is a 9 — Your charms cannot be denied. Steady efforts propel a personal project, and others can be persuaded to contribute.

Virgo (8/23 - 9/22): Today is a 9 — Energize your exercise routine. Discipline with fitness goals pays off in lovely and unexpected ways. Pour passion into your work. Have fun with it.

Pisces (2/19 - 3/20): Today is a 6 — Update and revise your plans. Think of how you can take advantage of an unexpected situation. Consider the ramifications and consequences.

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DR. DATE Dr. Date,

Help! I’ve been hanging out with this chick lately, and she’s really great — funny, down-to-earth, sexy and smart. She’s the total package. But I can’t get over one thing: She chain-smokes cigarettes, and when we make out, I feel like I’m kissing an ashtray. I don’t want to tell her to stop because who am I to make that sort of suggestion? I just think it’s gross, and I’d like our time together more if she didn’t taste and smell like a cancer stick.

—Cigarettes on Cigarettes

Puff the Magic Draggin’,

Your funny, down-to-earth, sexy, smart lady friend is most likely experiencing some form of nicotine dependence. It’s harsh, I know, but the only way she’s going to stop habitually smoking is with a strong will and a multitude of nicotine patches. Relationships depend on compromise and communication. It’s easy to dismiss her habits as “gross” or “foolish,” but most likely there are things you do that she has qualms about as well. Talk to your lady friend, and express

your concern about her smoking habits. Maybe you will reach an agreement, or maybe she will remain steadfast in her decision to smoke. Either way, you have to answer this question: How flexible are you willing to be when it comes to something you find distasteful? Every person comes with some kind of baggage. If smoking is something you just can’t budge on, maybe she’s not the one for you.

—Dr. Date

Dr. Date,

I started dating this guy at the beginning of the year, but he broke things off when the summer started because his “heart wasn’t in it.” Even though it’s been months since we’ve been together, I’m still not over him. I think about him all the time, and I truly believe we’re meant to be together. I’ve tried distracting myself over the weeks, but there’s still a lingering pit in my stomach that longs for his company. We’ve messaged on Facebook a few times post-breakup, but I haven’t felt the closure I’m seeking. Should I push for meeting up and explaining my

heartbreak? Or should I put my feelings aside and hope that time heals everything?


Miss Melancholy,

Let me outline two scenarios for you. Scenario one: Your lingering heart brings you back to your ex-lover, who has already made it clear that he didn’t want to pursue a relationship. You sought closure and tried to mend a broken situation, but a new wound of sorrowful grievances surfaced. Scenario two: You go to a local grocery store and buy two gallons of Neapolitan ice cream, listen to Beyoncé power ballads, call up your best gal-friends and forget there ever was someone else. Maybe this will be a new era for you. As hard as it may be, get over this guy and find your roots. Try something new and maybe someone new will come to you.

—Dr. Date

Dr. Date,

I keep having really explicit sex dreams about my boss. She’s so hot. The dreams are so detailed that they’ve

made our interactions in real life awkward because I can’t get the images of her on top of me out of my head. How do I have a professional conversation with someone who I’ve fantasized being naked?

—Not So Sweet Dreams

Nocturnal Emissions,

Despite the obvious awkwardness of fantasizing about a co-worker, sex dreams are a healthy product of your libido. They can allow you to explore your fantasies, indulge in latent fetishes and stave off unwanted inhibitions. That being said, it’s important to remember that sex dreams are dreams and should not exist outside the comfort of your memory foam mattress. For good measure, it may be wise for you to make sure your actions around your boss are Grated, as you do not want to run the risk of your fantasies materializing or verging on sexual misconduct. It is also important to keep in mind that a physical encounter with your boss could ruin the fun and mystery of your own sexualized mental concoction.

—Dr. Date


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

U alumna shapes “she persisted” trend Alumna is making her name as a graphic designer and art director. BY CASSIDY KIECK

In a heated Febr uar y exchange, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell enacted a vote to silence Sen. Elizabeth War ren. His explanation for the move soon became a mantra: “Never theless, she persisted.” The words sparked a movement in two best friends in Minneapolis — former University of Minnesota graphic design student Chelsea Brink and author Nora McInerny. The two would go on to host a fundraising party at the Brass Knuckle, an Uptown tattoo shop, where they sold tattoos Brink designed that said “she persisted” or “nevertheless, she persisted” to benefit Women Winning, a political advocacy organization dedicated to getting pro-abortion rights women into politics. It was supposed to be a private event on Facebook for other close friends, but they unknowingly made the event public. “All of a sudden there were literally thousands of people interested in the event and, like, 300 people confirmed,” Brink said. The event raised over $4,000, with a small amount going to the shop. It led Brink to design clothing with the same slogans and give proceeds to nonprofits. A ‘lightbulb’ moment at the University Today, Brink works as a freelance graphic designer and art director for different agencies. But almost fifteen years ago, she was living in Moorhead, Minnesota and was entering the University to study interior design. Interior design wasn’t

Graphic design alumna Chelsea Brink poses for a portrait outside her Northeast Minneapolis apartment Wednesday, June 7.

what Brink thought it would be, and she said she moved to graphic design because “it fit.” At the University, Brink said a guest lecturer in her junior year changed her outlook. The lecturer told a stor y of when his girlfriend wanted him to join her at the bars on a Saturday night. He refused and worked instead. “That was my full lightbulb moment,” Brink said. While at the University, her professors praised Brink as a model student. Daniel Jasper, an associate professor in the graphic design program who taught Brink, said she was “kind of a dream student.” Jasper brought in

practical projects for his class, like designing posters for Radio K. Brink always came with many creative ideas. “It doesn’t surprise me that she has these self-directed projects that take on cur rent issues,” Jasper said. Greg Pickman, Brink’s former professor, invited her to speak to his classes about graphic design careers. “[She’s] ver y hard working and talented,” Pickman said. “She’s a good role model of what it takes to make it in the professional industry.” When thinking of design programs in Minneapolis, Brink said the University doesn’t come to

mind at first. Often, design professionals assume she went the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. But Brink said going to a school with so many different people and majors was a boon for her career. “That teaches you a lot about the world in general and being around people who are dif ferent,” she said. Staying busy, working hard Since graduating, Brink has worked on a variety of projects in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Minneapolis. Her work led to creating, branding and packaging for Bad Larr y’s cold hard coffee, designing for West Bank restaurant

Republic and adver tising campaigns for the University of California, Los Angeles. Throughout her career, Brink has worked pro bono as creative director for McInerny’s nonprofit, Still Kickin, which raises funds for those in need. “Chelsea’s a person who … helps make creative ideas happen,” McInerny said. “She’s a human rainbow.” McInerny said she and Brink work well together, and it has shown in their work at Still Kickin, and in their wildly successful “never theless, she persisted” campaign. In the months since the tattoo fundraising event, Brink received requests for the design across the globe — from Belgium to


Amsterdam to New Zealand. As a response, Brink said she’s put the design on her website for use, and asks that people who use it donate to a cause of their choice. Brink also extended the design to clothing, profits from which have totaled over $7,000 towards three women-empowering organizations: She Should Run, The Malala Fund and The National Women’s Law Center. “It’s kind of overwhelming, it’s one of those things that’s really hard to process,” Brink said. “But seeing the profound impact that it’s made and the amount of money that we’ve raised is pretty incredible.”

June 14, 2017  
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