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Mayor 101: Is Crowd Surfing on the Final?

KMSP-TV Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is back – back in school and back in the news – after suffering a major heart attack last month. This spring he’s teaching a joint course on Monday nights called Mayor 101, while he serves as a distinguished visiting member of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Design. MORE: Is Crowd Surfing on the Final?Yesterday was the first official class, but Rybak joined a handful of students for an impromptu discuss at the Kitty Cat Klub last Monday (the original first day of class) when the University closed campus due to the extreme cold.  Why I love RT Rybak! “@R_T_Rybak: Cold didn’t stop office hours at Kitty Cat Klub for @RT_Mayor101…

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Vote Today for the 2014 Creative City Challenge

The Creative City Challenge is a competition for Minnesota-resident architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds to create and install at the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) Plaza a temporary, destination artwork. The artwork acts as a sociable and participatory platform for summer-long onsite programming, and encourages a sense of connectedness to the city as a whole and its rich cultural and natural offerings. Public voting for the 2014 Creative City Challenge will take place Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 28. The winning project will be announced in late March and will receive a $75,000 commission to create the project and debut at the MCC Plaza on June 14, 2014 as part…

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Rybak to Teach at the U's Humphrey School and College of Design

The University of Minnesota announced today that outgoing Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will become a distinguished visiting practitioner, with a joint appointment at both the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Design.Rybak will teach one course this spring, titled Mayor 101, in which he will explore the political, administrative, design and bureaucratic challenges of running one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the United States. The course will be open to both undergraduate and graduate students. "I'm excited to teach 'Mayor 101' in the Humphrey School and the College of Design," Rybak said. "My goal is to blend my practical experience as mayor with the intelligence, curiosity and idealism of the U's great students, in…

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