Inside the Daily Planet, 10/23/07


NSF Training Future Non-Traditional STEM Learners by Fabian Giese, KFAI A new statewide education alliance has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to implement the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program. NSF’S LSAMP Program is a federal education initiative aimed at increasing the number of under-represented minorities who complete baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields of study. Minnesotans more trusting of nonprofits by Kelly Gulbrandson, Minnesota Daily Ninety-four percent of Minnesotans make charitable donations of time or money. A survey released last week revealed Minnesotans have a higher level of trust for nonprofit companies than the country as a whole. Get a head start on horror by Chris Stedman, The Bridge Bedlam Theatre and Soap Factory host haunted events. More than 150 artists, puppeteers, musicians, performers and technicians are involved in the creation of Bare Bones’ Halloween show each year. NEW IN VOICES Foreclosures and the courts: The hidden costs by Lucy Wieland, Downtown Journal Much has been written about the mortgage foreclosure problem and its devastating effect on the economy. What has been less well-publicized is the dramatic effect this problem has had on tenants, neighborhoods, the courts and society as a whole. NEW IN BLOGS The most beautiful Blue River Nile Falls by Ermias, New Minnesotans Speak