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
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.