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Roger Stone found guilty

Trump adviser and Republican political consultant Roger Stone was convicted Friday Nov. 15 of seven felony counts of obstruction of justice, lying to investigators under oath and blocking witness testimony during a congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He is facing a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison. Twenty years of this sentence relates to Stone’s attempt to persuade a key witness not to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee during an investigation into the Trump campaign’s correspondence with Russia. Each other charge carries a 5-year sentence. Shortly before the verdict Stone requested a presidential pardon, but Trump still has not addressed this request. (Helena Dore)


Montana Museum of Art and Culture finds new home

The University of Montana is proposing to use $6 million in private donations to relocate the Montana Museum of Art and Culture to the intersection of University and Arthur avenues. The Montana Heritage Pavilion will house the museum, which “will serve as a gateway entrance to the UM campus, denoting a ‘cultural welcome’ to campus visitors, alumni, students, faculty, staff and the Montana community,” according to UM’s request to the Montana Board of Regents. To complete the project, UM is proposing to relocate the Berry-Tremper House, which is a former residence and Native American Studies academic center. It currently houses the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West and emeriti faculty office space. (HD)


Tips for a well-lived life

The UM College of Education plans to offer a new class in the spring focusing on student happiness. Professor John Sommers-Flanagan and Professor Emeritus Rita Sommers-Flanagan developed the new class titled “The Art and Science of Happiness” that will focus on teaching students about “well-lived lives so they can develop a better map for finding happiness,” according to a UM press release. The course is modeled after classes at Yale, Harvard and Duke. There will be one section of the course offered during the spring semester. (Sydney Akridge)


Griz Football moves up the ranks

After a 35-16 win against Weber State on Nov. 16, the Montana football team is now ranked No. 3 in the FCS Coaches poll and No. 2 in the Big Sky conference standings. The team has a 9-2 overall record going into the Brawl of the Wild, and Montana is set up to win the Big Sky title at the end of this season’s conference play for the first time since 2009. (SA)