The St. Paul Winter Carnival is back with changes for 2021
Joseph Palumbo Reporter (Molly Steinke) For 135 years, the St. Paul Winter Carnival has been one of the city’s most beloved events. Almost every winter
Is AI the future of mental health diagnosis?
U of M researcher speaks to Human Services capstone students about using artificial intelligence to assist with mental health diagnostics.
Security staffing overhauled over summer
Metro State restructures operations, hires new security personnel and contractors.
President Arthur shares strategic vision during Convocation Day address
Arthur unveils six new commitments to students before the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.
Security situations prompt campus conversations
University representatives reach out to students and staff following summer assaults.
Metro State reaches out to students, staff during campus listening sessions
Four listening sessions offered students, faculty and staff resources and updates following a racially motivated assault on Metro State’s St. Paul campus.
Metro State employee victim of ‘racially motivated physical assault’ on St. Paul campus
Share: Metropolitan State University President Ginny Arthur confirmed today the victim of Wednesday’s “racially motivated physical assault” on the St. Paul campus was a university
A late start to the GROW-IT season
University greenhouse project postponed due to construction costs. Trump tariffs part of the trouble.
Closing the circle: New creative writing professor journeys from student to staff to faculty
Suzanne Nielsen was recently appointed to what she calls her “dream job,” as an assistant professor in Metro State’s creative writing department.
Metro State alumni lead at the Legislature
Metro State alumni and legislators discussed common goals and the common good at a breakfast in the Minnesota Senate Building on Jan. 25, 2019. The event was organized by the Metropolitan State University Alumni Association.
Q+A with President Arthur: This year’s priorities, prospects for new arts center
The Metropolitan met with President Ginny Arthur on Oct. 18, 2018 for an hourlong conversation about presidential priorities, strategic planning, and prospects for building a center for fine and performing arts in Brooklyn Park.
Students pour passion into posters at annual research conference
More than 100 graduate and undergraduate researchers shared their work at the 2018 Student Poster Conference at Metro State on November 28.
Q+A with the President: Arthur talks textbooks, tuition freezes, winter weather
The Metropolitan is catching up on past conversations with President Arthur. On April 24, 2018 she discussed legislative initiatives impacting campus. Plus other topics: spendy textbooks, the space study, tuition-setting, and Mayor Melvin Carter’s plan to jump-start every college savings for St. Paul kids.
Statewide candidates debate at Metro State
The senatorial, gubernatorial and attorney general candidates sparred in a forum televised from New Main Great Hall two weeks before Election Day 2018.
Q+A with the President: Arthur sizes up legislative session, student enrollment, summer plans
The Metropolitan is catching up on past conversations with President Arthur. On May 18, 2018 she discussed the last days of the legislative session and what they might mean for Metro State. Plus other topics: student enrollment, the university budget and the Student Senate’s dissatisfaction with the budget process.
Career course aims to give students a head start on job hunt
Two-credit class will offer job search advice, peer support and insight into 3M’s corporate culture.
Opioid overdose rescue kits now on campus
Narcan overdose rescue kits are now carried by campus safety officers and available in publicly accessible cabinets.
E-books on the rise at Hennepin County Library
Writing student examines the popularity of e-books in public libraries.
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.
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.
Q+A with President Arthur: New chancellor, cybersecurity, campus safety
President discusses Chancellor Devinder Malhotra, legislative funding prospects (including a potential $10 million for a cyber security center at Metro State), and campus safety in the wake of the Parkland shooting.
Metro State hosts Red Cross blood drive
Participants in Metro State’s blood drive donated 18 pints of blood—enough to help 54 adults.
Metro State samples the science of beer
Moriarty described the brewing process to about 30 people at his noon talk at the Science Education Center on March 22.
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
Indecent exposure reveals lack of student safety alerts
The Metropolitan investigates: Following an indecent exposure incident on the St. Paul campus on Feb. 15, staff and faculty were alerted via email. Why weren’t students notified?
‘Alienation’ brings sci-fi to the stage
You’re invited to a world of aluminum hats and hysteria. “Alienation,” a play conceived and directed by Professor Jonathan Beller, opens Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. The play will be staged at the Whitney Fine Arts Center at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).
Heather Lou is here for you
Metro State hires new Director of Student Life and Leadership Development.
Metropolitan State honors Black History Month
Film series and discussions explore African-American history, culture and art.
A party under the stars
On the evening after the biggest blizzard of the season, a small crowd braved the snow banks to gather on 7th Street outside the Metro State Library and Learning Center.
Q+A with President Arthur: Legislative preview and 2018 priorities
The Metropolitan met with President Ginny Arthur on Jan. 16 for an hourlong conversation. This is the third in a monthly series of interviews.
Black box bulldozed, condos coming
Metro State theater students mourn loss of performance venue on Minneapolis campus.
‘Philando Feeds the Children’ distributes first funds to J.J. Hill Elementary
Psychology students raise $94,000 to eliminate lunch debt for St. Paul schools.
This is the house that Alison built
It’s been a great joy for me to be here. It’s been the heart and soul of my teaching,“ said Creative Writing Professor Alison McGhee of her career at Metropolitan State. She will retire at the end of the fall semester, capping 28 years of teaching and advising Metro State students.
Mascot for Metro State?
Share this article: “It’s something you assume your college has. And I feel slighted that we don’t,” said Jessica Maistrovich, Student Senate Treasurer, in explaining
President Arthur talks past, present and future at Convocation
President Virginia “Ginny” Arthur kicked off the 2017 – 2018 school year with her live-streamed speech at Convocation on August 16.
Green light for campus greenhouse renovation
A vacant greenhouse next to the Library and Learning Center on the St. Paul campus will gain new life thanks to a $400,000 appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature. By 2019, the building will become the GROW-IT Center, an inclusive research center for students, faculty and the community.
Metro State mourns loss of Associate Provost Douglas Knowlton
Dr. Douglas D. “Doug” Knowlton, Associate Provost for Student Success at Metropolitan State University, died July 5. He was 67 and a resident of St. Paul.
Psych class raises $63K to pay off St. Paul school children lunch debt
n the first few weeks of the fall semester, Pamela Fergus and the 32 students in her PSYC 212 class have already taken community engagement to a new level. Thanks to them, nearly all the lunch debt in the St. Paul Public Schools will be retired.