Metro State employee victim of ‘racially motivated physical assault’ on St. Paul campus
The north stairway outside of New Main on Metropolitan State University’s St. Paul campus photographed on June 20, 2019. An assault on a university employee occurred here on Wednesday afternoon, June 19. (April Carlson / The Metropolitan)

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 employee. In an email to…

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A late start to the GROW-IT season
Construction workers install new acrylic panels on the roof of the GROW-IT Center on the St. Paul campus on May 23, 2019. The Center was once a pest control research facility owned by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. It is being renovated to house Metropolitan State University classes, research and community outreach activities. (April Carlson / The Metropolitan)

A late start to the GROW-IT season

University greenhouse project postponed due to construction costs. Trump tariffs part of the trouble.

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Metro State alumni lead at the Legislature
Rep. Hodan Hassan, center, speaks at the Metropolitan State University Alumni Association’s “Breakfast at the Capitol” in the Minnesota Senate Building on Jan. 25, 2019. The event brings together legislators and Metro State supporters to discuss public policy. Hassan is a 2010 graduate of Metro State with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2018 to represent House District 62A in south Minneapolis. Sen. Sandy Pappas, right, hosts the annual breakfast. She is a Metro State alumna and has served as an adjunct faculty member. Since 1990, Pappas has represented Senate District 65 in St. Paul. Kent Whitworth, left, is director and CEO of the Minnesota Historical Society. (Eli Bartz / The Metropolitan)

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.

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Q+A with President Arthur: This year’s priorities, prospects for new arts center
President Ginny Arthur at the awards ceremony for the Student Poster Conference in New Main Great Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Photo by Eli Bartz

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.

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Students pour passion into posters at annual research conference
Doctoral nursing student Jana Gegen shares her research on foot health of adults residing in public housing, at the Metropolitan State University Student Poster Conference in New Main Great Hall on the St. Paul campus on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Gegen’s poster won “best visuals” at the conference. The conference was organized by the Students Scholars Committee, co-chaired by Professor Thanaa Ghanem and Professor Alex Layne. Photo by Eli Bartz

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.

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Q+A with the President: Arthur talks textbooks, tuition freezes, winter weather
Cheryl Tefer, member of the Minnesota State board of trustees, left, with President Ginny Arthur at Metropolitan State University's spring commencement ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Instead of a ceremonial academic mace, Arthur carried a dancing staff made by Wisconsin artist Dick Mindykowski of the Lac Courte Oreilles tribe. The staff was commissioned by former Metropolitan State President Sue K. Hammersmith in 2009. Photo courtesy of Metropolitan State University

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.

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Q+A with the President: Arthur sizes up legislative session, student enrollment, summer plans
President Ginny Arthur, left, with 2017-2018 Student Senate President Heather Moenck and senators Jessica Maistrovich, Richard Ketelsen (back left) and Andres Boland at their final meeting of the school year on May 18, 2018. (Kathryn Ganfield / The Metropolitan)

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.

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