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Updating protest in the age of Trump


Heading into Thanksgiving weekend, I hosted a discussion at Rocky Mountain College on protests. Even though the Coffee and Conversation discussion came after classes were out for the week, and even though a cold front was supposed to be on the way, 20 or so students showed up. Maybe it was the free coffee that brought them out, or the prospect of a long weekend too far from home to spend the holiday traveling. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘In the moment’ musician to release first solo album


It took Parker Brown a long time to figure out what he wanted to do with his many talents. The 33-year-old had played guitar and bass guitar in rock, blues, fusion, country, jazz and soul bands, worked as a sideman for singer-songwriters, played in duets, trios and other combinations, dabbled in songwriting and appeared on at least 20 albums. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Montana colleges rank near middle of pack

Montana colleges and universities posted mediocre results in Washington Monthly’s annual rankings, which came out Monday. The University of Montana ranked 115th nationally in the overall rankings. It was the only Montana school to make the list, which included more than 300 colleges and universities. In the “Best Bang for the Bucks” listing of colleges in the West, only the University of Montana Western campus in Dillion cracked the top 40. Montana Tech in Butte was listed 49th. Continue Reading →

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For Rocky Mountain College, some good news

Rocky Mountain College faculty and staff got an unusually upbeat message Wednesday from President Bob Wilmouth. The annual all-campus meeting has focused in recent years on financial and enrollment challenges facing the liberal arts college. But Wilmouth told a packed auditorium today that he had good news. The college had its first positive net revenue in more than five years in 2015-16, he said. Positive revenues also are expected in 2016-17. Continue Reading →

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Profs examine motives, aims of corporate news outlets


Looking for objective news reporting? Don’t look in the news media. That was the message at a “Shining Light on the Media” presentation at a meeting of the League of Women Voters on Thursday. The league also is sponsoring a showing of the recent film “Truth” on March 15 at Art House Cinema & Pub during Sunshine Week, an annual focus on the media that is held during the week of James Madison’s March 16 birthday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Margaret Ping, philanthropist, volunteer, mentor dies at 103


Margaret Ping, who spent most of her very long life helping and inspiring other people, died Saturday at Billings Clinic. She would have been 104 in May. She was born in Missouri, raised in Hardin and worked and traveled around the world. She helped bring Habitat for Humanity and Edlerhostel to Billings, and in 1994 she became the second recipient of the Jeannette Rankin Peace Award from Rocky Mountain College’s Peace Institute. In 2014 she received the YWCA of Billings’ first Meritorious Service Award. Continue Reading →

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Rocky business club mixes recycling with job creation


UPDATE: Voting is now open on which student group is awarded a $10,000 follow-up grant from the Ford Blue Oval Network. To cast your vote, go here. A student group at Rocky Mountain College is looking to turn discarded glass into sustainable jobs. The Rocky Mountain College Enactus team, the school’s student-run business club, hopes the project will create jobs for some of the homeless people who use the Hub, the Mental Health Center’s drop-in site in downtown Billings. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Horses helping vets: Program slowly gathering steam


A program that uses horses to help heal injured military veterans is getting closer to forming the partnerships it needs to start taking in large numbers of veterans. But even in the limited number of sessions it has offered veterans in its first year, the Horses Spirits Healing program at the Intermountain Equestrian Center north of Billings has seen some gratifying results. (more…) Continue Reading →

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