Daily Digest: Franken and Dylan

Courtney Sinner

The Daily Digest is here to give you a glimpse at University-related news from around the metro and state. The segment will provide a window into how other media outlets cover campus, as well as nuggets of news that might not make the day’s paper. Enjoy!

Hey folks, I’m a newbie to the blogosphere, but hopefully you’ll be hearing more from me in the future. As for today’s Daily Digest, here’s the news:

*Here’s hoping we’re not getting burned out on Franken. With Hillary stumping for him Tuesday, and holding his own event at the Humphrey Institute yesterday afternoon, there’s a bevy of coverage from the Metro, and elsewhere. The Daily‘s report notes that there weren’t many students there (possibly due to Clinton’s visit), but the Pioneer Press and Bemidji Pioneer also have it covered. The Daily and PiPress note that Franken spoke mostly about the economy, while, oddly enough, the Bemidji paper reports that he focused on energy and education.

*We at the U of M like to claim Bob Dylan as our own, and with his upcoming election night concert, this event may be interesting to note: The director of the Dylan-based biopic "I’m Not There," Todd Haynes will speak next week, along with Greil Marcus, the author of  "The Old, Weird America: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes." The U News release doesn’t specify what they’ll be talking about, but one would assume it’s in regards to … wait for it … Bob Dylan. Check it out on Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. in Nicholson Hall. MPR blogger Euan Kerr notes the Walker will also screen Haynes’ film on Nov. 1.

We’re a little low on notable news today, I guess, but enjoy these nuggets and have a good Thursday.

Courtney Sinner

Campus editor