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Report reveals racism on campus

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015

By maggie sullivanstaff writerTanisha King, director of the University Tenant Unionmp, said an undergraduate professor at the University once told her as a student that, “Black people don’t go backpacking because they are poor.” In response to the comment, King said she complained to the departmen...

PACA finds new uses for historic buildings

PACA finds new uses for historic buildings

By Abrar Al-Heeti

December 4, 2014

When Thomas Garza attended Edison Middle School, he would often look out the classroom window and wonder about an old house on the east side of the building. It was moments like these that influenced him to work toward preserving that house and other buildings like it.   Garza is now the executive di...

Spurlock Museum to host Ghost Stories event Saturday

Spurlock Museum to host Ghost Stories event Saturday

By Amanda Gecewicz

October 25, 2014

A night filled with candy and spooky stories will kick off the week leading up to Halloween at Spurlock Museum. The annual Ghost Stories dual event will return on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 pm. Since 2001, Spurlock Museum has hosted Ghost Stories, an afternoon and evening event dedicated to sharing ...

Winter Tales to bring Native American narratives to life

Winter Tales to bring Native American narratives to life

By Stephanie Kim

February 20, 2014

When Native American storyteller Tchin asks his audience what happened to Native Americans, he often gets this response: living on reservations or not living at all.  In other words, “dead.” “The main thing is to let people know we’re still here,” said Tchin, award-winning Blackfeet and N...

‘Mulberry Child’ kicks of AsiaLENS spring series

‘Mulberry Child’ kicks of AsiaLENS spring series

February 11, 2014

On Tuesday, at 7 p.m. the Asian Educational Media Service is screening the 2011 award-winning documentary, “Mulberry Child” at the Spurlock Museum as a part of its AsiaLENS Film Series. The goal of AsiaLENS is to present students with documentaries and independent films that depict issues of contempora...