Committe to investigate new U of M regent

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LaCrosse Tribune March 20, 2011

A special committee of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents is set to meet twice this week to determine whether former House Speaker Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest serving at a regent.

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03.20.11 LaCrosse Tribune Sviggum Regents.pdf

A salute to local government that works

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StarTribune March 13, 2011

“They were classically win-win,” Humphrey Senior Fellow Jay Kiedrowski said of the winners. “In addition to saving dollars from the budget, they also improved service.”

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03.13.11 StarTrib Kiedrowski local government.pdf

Modernizing communications is a sound investment

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Minn Post March 12, 2011

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a unique event hosted by the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. I was honored to join national and local lawmakers, regulators, academics and industry leaders from the telecommunications, wireless and cable industries to discuss how modernizing telecommunication policy can promote economic growth and create jobs.

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03.12.11 Minn Post Humphrey School Technology.pdf

To curb congestion, buses to ride on shoulders

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Chicago Tribune February 17, 2011

“It’s been a very successful strategy,” said Lee Munnich, director of the State and Local Policy Program at the school. “It’s a relatively low-cost way of moving people without having to build new roads or rails.”

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02.17.11 Chicago Tribune Munnich bike congestion.pdf

The women's movement: Has it stalled?

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StarTribune March 1, 2011

Debra Fitzpatrick, director of the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute’s Center on Women and Public Policy, said it may be a significant signal that women’s gains have plateaued. “We’re at a real turning point of where we’re going to go.” For now, she said, “we’re kind of stuck.”

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03.01.11 StarTrib Fitzpatrick Women movement.pdf

Can an Electable Conservative Still get elected?

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The Atlantic April 21, 2011

“Pawlenty is the most conservative governor we’ve seen in the modern era,” says Lawrence Jacobs, who directs the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota. “But he had the political intelligence to not come across that way.”

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04.23.11 StarTrib Humphrey School Governments sharing.pdf

U of M alumni to fete Bruininks Tuesday night

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Minn Post

University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks, who is leaving the post to take a faculty position at the Humphrey Institute this summer, will be honored Tuesday night as part of the university’s Alumni Association’s annual celebration.

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05.02.11 Minn Post Bruininks Alumni annual celebration.pdf

Making Communities Stronger Thru the Arts

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Mankato Area KSTP May 2, 2011

Ann Markusen, who has served as a professor and director of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, will be the keynote speaker at a regional arts conference to be held at the Owatonna Arts Center on Saturday, May 7. The focus: Building sustainable art communities.

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05.02.11 Mankato KSTP Ann Markusen Arts.pdf

Minn Post May 2, 2011\

Fareed Zakaria, TV star, columnist and author, gave a brainy, smooth and mostly quite optimistic lecture on the Arab upheavals Friday at the University of Minnesota.

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05.02.11 Minn Post Humphrey School Fareed Zakaria.pdf

Good Question: Could The President Lower Gas Prices?

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CBS Minnesota April 27, 2011

“In the short term, no,” said associate professor Elizabeth Wilson, an energy policy expert at the Humphrey School for Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

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04.27.11 CBS Minnesota Elizabeth Wilson Gas Prices.pdf