Daily Digest: Bill Clinton visits, mortuary science program turns 100

Lisa Zehner

Welcome to the Digest on a beautiful Thursday afternoon. The weekend is almost here and with that, we will launch into today’s digest.

  • Some news of interest regarding politics former is president Bill Clinton is in town campaigning for Obama and democratic senatorial candidate Al Franken, the Star Tribune reports. The Daily will have coverage of the event for you later tonight. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
  • *On a lighter note, If you’re looking for something to do on Friday during the day, people from University community are joining to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, according to a University release. A procession will begin at Klaeber Court and continue through campus, ending in front of Coffman Union. Participants will be costumed with noise makers. The event will start 11:30 a.m. and end at about 2 p.m.
  • *On an unrelated note, the Pioneer Press has an interesting video about the University of Minnesota’s mortuary science program turning 100 on Saturday. Interestingly, 62 percent of this year’s incoming class are women, which the Pioneer Press states is a national trend since 2000.


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