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Tom's Drugstore: University--Community Connections

Many colleges and universities - especially big research institutions - struggle to connect with the communities surrounding their campuses in ways that are meaningful, productive, and respectful. Tonight, University of Minnesota students will lead a discussion on this topic at Tom's Drugstore.

Monday, April 27 7:30 to 9 p.m. Schneider Drug Store, 3400 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis (612-379-7232)

Tom Sengupta, the owner of Schneider Drugstore, hosts "Tom’s Drugstore," a monthly meeting where people of different ages, views and backgrounds mix it up on different political and public affairs topics. Each discussion begins with two or three short reflections, and then people jump in.

Tom's Drugstore follows in the tradition of the Humphrey drug store in Doland, South Dakota. In Doland, Hubert Humphrey’s father’s drug store was the civic center of town.

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs