St. Paul protest damage
May 29th many building’s along University Avenue in St. Paul bore marks and reminders of the anger and protests that took place the night before in response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police department.

St. Paul protest damage

St. Paul protest damage by Mandy Hathaway.

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St. Paul Protest Photos
Sunday, May 31, the Capitol building in St. Paul was surrounded by police and National Guard members observing a peaceful protest over the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

St. Paul Protest Photos

St. Paul Protest Photos by Mandy Hathaway.

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Interview with President Ginny Arthur
(Mandy Hathaway / The Metropolitan)

Interview with President Ginny Arthur

Opinion Editor April Carlson sat down with her for a 40-minute discussion that centered on three main topics: the campus climate survey that will be conducted next fall; the results of the recent advising assessment; and preparations for Metropolitan State University’s 50th anniversary.

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Stolen People Stolen Dreams brings sex trafficking awareness to Metro State
Joy Friedman of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center; Bobbi Jo Pazdernik, Senior Special Agent (SSA) with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; Stacy Schultz, the West Metro Regional Navigator for The Link; and Linsey Ruth Founder and Director of Project 8, participated in a panel discussion moderated by Marianna Klochan about sex trafficking on Jan. 29 in the Founders Hall Auditorium. (Mandy Hathaway / The Metropolitan)

Stolen People Stolen Dreams brings sex trafficking awareness to Metro State

Community professionals share information, resources and tips about protecting yourself and others from sex trafficking.

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Security staffing overhauled over summer
G4S Security Officer Whitney Moore sits in the Founders Hall security station at the start of fall semester, 2019. Over the summer, G4S became the new security contractor at Metropolitan State University, replacing American Security. The large monitor (left) displays footage of the security cameras in the building. Students who would like escorts or have concerns are encouraged to speak with one of the officers posted at stations around campus. (April Carlson / The Metropolitan)

Security staffing overhauled over summer

Metro State restructures operations, hires new security personnel and contractors.

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Metro State grad Alan Lessik returns to campus to discuss debut novel
Alan Lessik (left) and Alumni Relations Director Kristine Hansen stand together in the first floor lounge of the Library and Learning Center prior to a reading from Lessik’s debut novel, “The Troubleseeker.” Lessik also read an excerpt from his upcoming novel, “The Kenzo Koan.” Metropolitan State University’s Alumni Association hosted the Sept. 5 literary event. (Brandon General / The Metropolitan)

Metro State grad Alan Lessik returns to campus to discuss debut novel

Alan Lessik explores themes and motivations in his "gay global" novels: 2016's "The Troubleseeker" and the forthcoming "The Kenzo Koan."

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