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Hamline video reveals painting of Prophet Muhammad was visible to students before trigger warning

A video taken by a student in Erika López Prater’s art-history class offers a different account of how the adjunct professor cautioned students in an online lecture. Her PowerPoint displayed a preview image of the Prophet for approximately two minutes before López Prater started a warning for Muslim students. Speaking to The Oracle and Sahan Journal, students from the class shared new details about how the incident affected them.

Hamline faculty call for resignation of President Fayneese Miller

In an all-faculty meeting, a majority of full-time professors voted to ask Fayneese Miller for her resignation. Miller, the first Black president of Hamline University, has faced criticism from faculty and academic freedom advocates for her handling of an incident in which an adjunct art history professor showed images of the Prophet Muhammad in class. But Muslim students said she has been supportive of them through the crisis, and criticized professors hoping to oust her.

Hamline’s Muslim students return to campus with a plea for understanding

Muslim students expressed mixed emotions returning to campus after a national media frenzy that erupted when the university did not renew the contract of a professor who showed paintings of the Prophet Muhammad. Muslim students penned a letter criticizing the faculty response. Then faculty voted to ask President Fayneese Miller for her resignation.


Family of Deshaun Hill Jr. calls for criminal investigation of North High principal Mauri Friestleben.

An attorney for the victim’s family, William Walker, called for a grand jury to consider charges against Mauri Friestleben, alleging that her actions were the “direct and proximate cause” of the 15-year-old’s death. Hill was shot while standing at a bus stop, after many students and Friestleben joined a walkout. Jury selection began today in the trial of Cody Fohrenkam, who is charged with second-degree murder in Hill’s death.