New ‘Forever GI Bill’ makes changes to student veteran benefits
In this Feb. 19, 2014 photo, the Metro State Veterans Network (MSVN) student organization participates in a military celebration of African American History Month in New Main Great Hall. The MSVN and staff in the Veterans and Military Student Center in Founders Hall 201 support students using state and federal educational benefits like the Forever GI Bill. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard

New ‘Forever GI Bill’ makes changes to student veteran benefits

Provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Act of 2017, commonly known as the Forever GI Bill, will take effect in August 2018.

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E-books on the rise at Hennepin County Library
Minneapolis Central Library, pictured here in 2015, holds the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system. Library users can also download e-books through cloudLibrary and OverDrive. Photo by seanbirm/Flickr

E-books on the rise at Hennepin County Library

Writing student examines the popularity of e-books in public libraries.

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Professor and police officer talk peaceful protest
Amy Mino, president of the League of Women Voters St. Paul, left, Commander Joshua Lego of the St. Paul Police Department and Vicki Barnes, LWVSP vice president, at the “Peaceful Protest and Social Movement Organizing” forum at Metropolitan State University on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Photo by Erin Heisler Wagner, courtesy of League of Women Voters St. Paul.

Professor and police officer talk peaceful protest

Freedom of assembly was the topic of conversation between a Metro State professor and a St. Paul police officer at a campus forum on April 19.

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Taking a stand for students: Students United lobbies lawmakers in DC, St. Paul
Students United leaders with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (center) in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The students attended Klobuchar’s weekly “Minnesota Morning” gathering in the Hart Senate Office Building. Photo courtesy of Students United

Taking a stand for students: Students United lobbies lawmakers in DC, St. Paul

Students United sent nine university students to Washington, D.C. with a lengthy legislative agenda and a mission to lobby lawmakers.

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Q+A with President Arthur: Financial stress, budget and cuts
President Ginny Arthur will host campus budget forums in March. According to materials prepared for the forums, if student enrollment drops by 2 percent, Metro State will face a budget deficit of $1.8 million to $2 million for fiscal year 2019. Photo courtesy of Metropolitan State University

Q+A with President Arthur: Financial stress, budget and cuts

President discusses Metro State’s financial health, serving adult students and her own academic journey

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