University of Minnesota Spring Jam Cost and Security: University of Minnesota News

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The University of Minnesota is hosting their annual Spring Jam. It is a week filled with competitions, different artists, battle of the bands and many other different activities.

Some University of Minnesota students are not so happy about it though. The headliner for this Spring Jam is an artist named Mat Kearney, who had most students asking "who is that?" The Minnesota Daily said.

The other two artists coming to perform are rapper Theophilus London and country singer Greg Bates. The three artists, including Kearney, cost about $64,000, the Minnesota Daily said.

Spring Jam in total cost about $116,000, or about $3 per UMN student, the Minnesota Daily reported.

Cost is not the only worry for Spring Jam this year the Star Tribune said. Campus police are also worried about safety and security after the bombings in Boston on Monday.

Campus Police Chief Greg Hestness said the university is "not a logical target." He added the campus police would be in communication with the FBI about any threats that may come, the Star Tribune said.

Hestness said extra officers would be on duty for Spring Jam, the Star Tribune said.

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