U of M warms hearts with 'flash mob'

The Carlson business school, music school and others collaborated on an "unexpected" -- and nicely produced -- flash mob event in the business school atrium earlier this month. The video has since gone viral on Facebook and become one of the most delightful pieces of locally-produced Internet video in years...
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