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Prince leaves behind not only a musical legacy, but also a string of Minnesota artists he supported. One of those artists was Gary Hines '74, who first met Prince at Bryant Junior High School in Minneapolis.

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Even the largest dinosaurs of all time started their lives breaking out of small eggs. Now, a rare fossil of a baby titanosaur suggests that once these precocious youngsters hatched, they were on their own in a harsh landscape. Macalester College paleontologist Kristina Curry Rogers named Rapetosaurus in 2001, and she has continued to study the armor-studded titan ever since.

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Scientists have stumbled on an extraordinary fossil of a baby dinosaur - a youngster so small you would have to stoop to scratch it's back. “It grew from this … Chihuahua-sized dinosaur at hatching to a golden retriever-sized dinosaur when it died in just a few weeks,” said Macalester College’s Kristi Curry Rogers.

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The rare discovery of a fossilized skeleton from a newborn dinosaur suggests that some long-necked plant eaters lived on their own from the moment they hatched from eggs. “We never knew anything about what they looked like when they were babies," said Kristi Curry Rogers, paleontologist at Macalester College in Minnesota. "We haven’t had any data that can shed light on the question until now.”

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Fellow Minneapolis music icon Bob Mould '82 has posted a remembrance of Prince in light of his recent passing. The former Hüsker Dü frontman reminisces on recording parts of his first solo album, Workbook, at Paisley Park in the late ’80s, and recalls seeing him live numerous times throughout the their shared city. “Prince was the brightest star in these Northern skies,” he wrote. “My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fellow musicians. Prince’s music will give consolation and comfort to the collective grief. Godspeed.” Read Mould’s eulogy.

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Millions of US veterans have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnoses, many due to witnessing traumatic and lifethreatening events during deployment, and Tyler Skluzacek '16 is helping alleviate PTSD with an app he introduced last week.

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Ari Ofsevit '06 doesn’t remember crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
He doesn’t remember the medical volunteers, the ambulance ride to Tufts Medical Center or being checked into the intensive care unit. He does remember waking up in a hospital bed hours later and scrolling across a photo of himself being carried across the finish line by two fellow marathoners. He wanted to figure out who the runners were and reach out to them.

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From HGA Architects and Engineers: Congratulations to our amazing clients and team members for winning the American Society of Landscape Architects - Minnesota Chapter design awards. The Noguchi Fountain Sculpture Garden at Macalester College won a Merit Award for repositioning an iconic sculpture by Isamu Noguchi into the centerpiece of a campus garden at the renovated Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. Great spaces, great landscape architecture!

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Peter Rachleff is the founding co-executive director of the East Side Freedom Library. He taught labor, immigration and African American history for more than 30 years, primarily at Macalester College and Metropolitan State University.

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