• In the News Archives 2006

    December 26, 2006
    The Star Tribune ran a short piece on Hamline's newly-announced head football coach, Jim Good. 

    December 24, 2006
    The Star Tribune reviewed a book of poems written by professor in the Graduate School of Liberal Studies, Deborah Keenan.  

    December 24, 2006
    The Star Tribune ran a profile on Hamline alumni and former NBA All-Star Vern Mikkelsen and his new book. Several other papers reran the story.

    December 20, 2006
    An Idaho newspaper reports Hamline alumn Gordon Arlon Walker passed away. His gift to Hamline in 1997 helped to build the Walker Field House, in honor of Gordon's father, Lloyd Walker, who also graduated from Hamline University.

    December 20, 2006
    Dr. Bob Gleeson, United Mutual's vice president and medical director, spoke recently at Hamline University on the threat of an avian flu pandemic. The Asian American Press reported on this discussion.

    December 18, 2006
    Law professor Mary Jane Morrison spoke to the Pioneer Press about whether the recent raid and detention of workers at a factory in Worthington was a violation of the constitutional amendments.

    December 11, 2006
    Professor Carolyn Levy, who teaches in the theater department was interviewed by the Star Tribune for her role with Sexual Offense Services, a Ramsey County agency that assists victims of sexual assaults. 

    December 3, 2006
    KARE11-TV ran a story on Hamline students who are putting on a dodgeball tournament to raise money for hurricane relief service trips. More than 250 people are participating in the dodgeball tournament. 

    December 3, 2006
    Pioneer Press columnist Dave Beal ran a story on micro-lending. Professor of economics Fahima Aziz was quoted throughout the article. 

    December 1, 2006
    Professor in the School of Business, David Schultz spoke to KARE11-TV about Congressman-elect Keith Ellison's wish to be sworn into office with the Quran, rather than the Bible. 

    November 29, 2006
    The Star Tribune ran an article on former Hamline adjunct professor of education, Donna Swindal, who recently passed away after battling cancer.

    November 29, 2006
    Law professor Marie Failinger talked about whether it was legal to use deadly force against an intruder in one's own home. The interview was for WCCO-TV's daily "Good Question" segment.

    November 20, 2006
    Law professor Joe Daly talked about why Minnesota law forbids alcohol and car sales on Sundays in WCCO-TV reporter Ben Tracy's "Good Question" segment. 

    November 12, 2006
    The Star Tribune ran an article on Hamline alum and basketball player, Ken Merritt, who went on to being a teacher and coach for 37 years. He recently passed away.

    November 10, 2006
    An article in the Star Tribune ran on the efforts of Hamline-Midway residents to beautify the neighborhood with mosaic art projects. Hamline University was mentioned, as it contributed to efforts to improve neighborhood recently.

    November 8, 2006
    An article in the Pioneer Press states that Kate Knuth, a 25-year-old DFLer and a newcomer to politics, and environmental specialist for the Center for Global Environmental Education within the School of Education, bested Republican Lori Grivna in the race for the open 50B Minnesota House seat. Knuth took 54 percent of the vote to Grivna's 46 percent.

    November 8, 2006
    College of Liberal Arts political science professor Joe Peschek was interviewed by the Associated Press about the tight race for governor. He was also interviewed by KSTP-TV on the outcome of the governor's race. 

    November 7 - 13, 2006
    School of Business professor David Schultz served as political expert election day morning on KSTP-TV, and all evening on FOX9-TV as election returns came in that night. He also appeared the following morning on KARE11-TV as a political analyst to discuss election results. Schultz has completed dozens of interviews on a variety of political issues in the past few months leading up to the elections, including interviews with Reuters, the Star Tribune, and Bloomberg.

    November 6, 2006
    Hamline was mentioned in the Pioneer Press as one of the universities that will match The Optimist Club scholarships for students who have overcome life-changing obstacles.

    October 26, 2006
    An editorial in the Pioneer Press outlines the papers' support for various political candidates. Kate Knuth, who works as an environmental specialist for the Center for Global Environmental Education within the School of Education is highlighted within the article. She is running for the House District 50B seat in the legislature.

    October 20, 2006
    Hamline Alum Vern Mikkelsen, '49, and author John Egan were interviewed on TPT-TV's Almanac program about the new book "The Vern Mikkelsen Story" which highlights the life and career of the former Hamline basketball player and NBA Hall of Famer. 

    October 21, 2006
    School of Law professor Marie Failinger commented to the Star Tribune on religious expression within the workplace.

    October 20, 2006
    Professor David Schultz, of the School of Business, answered the WCCO-TV "Good Question" segment on what 'middle class' truly means.

    October 19, 2006
    Professor David Schultz, within the School of Business, spoke to WCCO-TV about how negative political ads are often successful.

    October 15, 2006
    Dean of the School of Law Jon Garon and director of the new Health Law Institute, Lucinda Jesson were interviewed by the Star Tribune about the new institute.

    October 12, 2006
    Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Edition interviewed Vern Mikkelsen, NBA legend and Hamline alumnus who was back at Hamline recently to sign copies of the book written on his life, The Vern Mikkelsen Story. Several local news outlets showed up to talk to Mikkelsen that day. MPR has put the preface that Mikkelsen wrote for the book up on its Web site. Here's a link to that and the photo we provided to MPR.

    October 10, 2006
    The Pioneer Press ran a story on Isis Roper, who received her master's degree from the School of Education and a certificate in Urban Teaching from the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching. She has been awarded a $25,000 Milken Educator Award. This prestigious award was created to celebrate "the highest-caliber professionals in our nation's schools" said Milken Family Foundation Chairman, Lowell Milken. Isis, who teaches at the North End school in Minneapolis was a part of the first Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching Scholars cohort, which was sponsored by the Saint Paul Companies and the Minnesota Private College Fund. 

    October 10, 2006
    City Pages ran an extensive article on author and Graduate School of Liberal Studies professor Larry Sutin. It focused on his life and his writing, including his latest book, All Is Change: The Two-Thousand-Year Journey of Buddhism to the West .

    October 10, 2006
    Professor David Schultz of the School of Business was interviewed by the Star Tribune regarding his work helping the Maplewood City Council members work well together.

    October 6, 7, and 9, 2006

    Paint the Pavement, a project created by two of the Leadership in Support of Neighborhood (LISN) fellows was highlighted in stories on WCCO-TV, FOX9-TV and in the Pioneer Press. The LISN program is a collaborative effort between Hamline University and the Hamline Midway Coalition. 

    September 22, 2006
    Professor Joe Daly commented to KARE11-TV on the the emotional task the jury faces in determining whether or not to give Rodriguez the death penalty, in the Dru Sjodin case.

    September 14, 2006
    An editorial in the Pioneer Press editorial states that Saint Paul colleges and universities are a great resource. It outlined some of the work that several institutions are doing to engage and interact with the community. Hamline's City Serve program and relationship with Hancock school were mentioned.

    September 13, 2006
    City Pages ran a story about two Hamline MFA students who have created a four-person show about six fictitious housemates. It runs at the Ritz Theater through mid-December.

    September edition 2006
    The Midway Como Monitor ran an article on the Leadership is Support of Neighborhood (LISN) program and highlighted some of the projects that LISN fellows have done, including "Paint the Pavement". To read this article, click the link below, then click to download the September issue of the Monitor. The article is on page three.

    September 8, 2006
    The Pioneer Press ran an article on Facebook and its new tools, some of which are causing concern. A Hamline student is quoted.

    September 7, 2006
    In a story on KARE11-TV, Professor David Schultz commented on the Hatch/Pawlenty race for governor. 

    September 6, 2006
    Professor David Schultz commented on former DFL chair Mike Erlandson and his run for Congress in a Star Tribune article. 

    September 3, 2006
    Interim dean of College of Liberal Arts and chair of the Biology Department Pres Martin was interviewed by the Associated Press about whether Hamline is seeing a drop in the number of students interested in math and science. In fact, we are seeing growth in the number of students choosing science as a major. Scott White, a Hamline student who is double majoring in math and biology was also interviewed for the story. The story was picked up by 26 other newspapers and online publications.

    September 2, 2006
    Professor in the School of Business David Schultz commented to the Pioneer Press on what it will mean for gubernatorial candidates now that Governor Pawlenty has rejected campaign spending limits. 

    August 30, 2006
    Professor in the School of Law Joe Daly has been interviewed extensively by the Associated Press throughout the trial of the man convicted in the death of Dru Sjodin. In this interview Daly commented that the penalty phase of the case will likely be the most emotional. This story was picked up by many other publications.

    August 25, 2006
    Political science professor Joe Peschek commented to the Associated Press that in the race to fill Senator Mark Dayton's seat the Republican party is using the anti-incumbent mood to its advantage. This story was picked up by the Pioneer Press and several other publications.

    August 25, 2006
    In-depth profile by the Star Tribune on professor Larry Sutin, his life and the books he has authored. Dean of the Graduate School of Liberal Studies, Mary Rockcastle was interviewed for this story. 

    August 17, 2006
    President Hanson did an interview for WCCO-TV's "Good Question" segment. The topic was the US News rankings system and whether its an effective measurement tool for us and resource for students and parents.  

    August 15, 2006
    Professor Mary Jane Morrison talks to the Star Tribune and KARE11-TV about the transportation funding question as it pertains to altering the Constitution. 

    August 15, 2006
    Professor Joe Daly spoke to WCCO-TV's "Good Question" reporter Ben Tracy about the legalities of ethnic and racial profiling at the airport.

    August 15, 2006
    Professor David Schultz talked to KSTP-TV about the Republican Party and whether it will likely hold its convention here.