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UMN student remembered as caring friend and active student following death on St. Paul campus
by Maia Irvin
Published December 3, 2021
University students and friends remember Karson Janssen for his humor, distinctive laugh and courageous smile.
Faculty and administrators navigate changing COVID-19 safety policies amid statewide spike in transmission
Faculty and administrators navigate changing COVID-19 safety policies amid statewide spike in transmission
by Bella Carpentier
Published December 6, 2021
Currently, Minnesota has one of the highest COVID-19 rates in the nation, with a high chance for more cases on campus after students traveled back from Thanksgiving break, however, many professors said the University has done well so far to prevent spread on campus.
New vaccine mandate confirmed for UMN employees following executive order and faculty resolution
New vaccine mandate confirmed for UMN employees following executive order and faculty resolution
by Maia Irvin
Published December 6, 2021
Failure to comply with the new mandate could result in unpaid suspension for faculty during the spring semester.
University Water Council promotes coordination of water resources and collaboration through virtual network
University Water Council promotes coordination of water resources and collaboration through virtual network
by Tess Fitzhenry
Published December 6, 2021
Experts collaborate across Minnesota to combine water research.
The Hennepin County Government Center, on Sunday, Feb. 28 during the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd.
Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter manslaughter trial explained
by Hanna Van Den Einde
Published December 6, 2021
Potter is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter for shooting and killing 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright.
Actor Dominic Kanaventi poses for a portrait in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Dominic works with the Barbara Schneider Foundation to provide deescalation training for crisis intervention in the Twin Cities.
Mental health crisis de-escalation trainings offered to Ward 2 members
by Karisa Erickson
Published December 2, 2021
With the goal of educating people on mental health crises, the Barbara Schneider Foundation has facilitated trainings in Minneapolis since 2002.
BREAKING: Robin Wonsley Worlobah named Ward 2 winner after a recount 
Published December 1, 2021
Wonsley Worlobah won the recount by 14 votes over challenger Yusra Arab. 
Carlson staff writes letter on ‘egregious and problematic’ comments from Dean Sri Zaheer during meeting
Published November 30, 2021
The comments made, the letter states, were “dismissive” of people with COVID-19 concerns, “disrespectful” to Carlson staff.
The College of Design commits itself to anti-racism through a new initiative called Design Justice
Published November 29, 2021
Created in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Design Justice seeks to support the retention and inclusion of Black, Indigenous and students of color, starting with a cluster-hire this fall.
Boynton Health, community clinics and student groups work to make healthcare more accessible and affordable at the University
Published November 29, 2021
On and off campus organizations work to provide students with free to low cost health care services like vaccines, contraceptives and consultations.
By the strength of the mighty iceberg, University of Minnesota Lettuce Club brings heads together at semi annual meeting
Published November 29, 2021
The Lettuce Club’s fall 2021 meeting was marked by fierce competition and a shared appetite for leafy greens.
Minneapolis plan for mental health 911 teams delayed to December
Published November 24, 2021
After several months of delays, an alternative policing method has been postponed again. 
University committee introduces new website to cater campus resources and connections to varying student identities
Published November 24, 2021
The newly launched website is intended for students who struggle to feel like they belong on campus.
Minneapolis traffic officers add night shift so MPD can respond to priority calls
Published November 23, 2021
Traffic officers respond to parking violations and abandoned vehicles during weekdays.
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Tracking COVID-19 at the University of Minnesota
Tracking COVID-19 at the University of Minnesota
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Adwan: The pandemic has shifted our perception of the common cold
Adwan: The pandemic has shifted our perception of the common cold
by Noor Adwan
Published December 6, 2021
There is no virtue in making yourself miserable. Take care of yourself and your body; your to-do list can wait until tomorrow.
Adwan: Prepare for winter blues
Adwan: Prepare for winter blues
by Noor Adwan
Published December 3, 2021
It’s hard to tell what’s worse about winter: the bitter cold or the blues.
Luul Boru profile
Boru: Should women have abortions if they are not necessary?
by Luul Boru
Published November 16, 2021
Mercy and humanity should be shown to the unborn.
Luul Boru profile
Boru: Americans are intellectually stubborn
by Luul Boru
Published November 16, 2021
Stubbornness and stupidity go hand in hand.
Doty: What if the president broke the law?
Doty: What if the president broke the law?
by Matthew Doty
Published November 10, 2021
A call for calm and creativity in light of the Jan. 6 investigation.
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Five things our A&E writers are loving this week
Five things our A&E writers are loving this week
by A&E Staff
Published December 6, 2021
Push through the last bit of the semester with some new Phoebe, a coffee run in Uptown, a new HBO series and more.
The Aces perform in the band’s show at Fine Line on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Minneapolis is one stop on their tour for their album, Under My Influence, released in 2020.
The Aces bring queer indie-pop to Minneapolis, but opening act The Beaches ultimately upstage
by Macy Harder
Published December 6, 2021
Although the headlining band’s performance showcased each member’s musical talent, their energy and stage presence seemed to be a step down from the show’s opener.
20 things to do in the Twin Cities this December to close out the semester and celebrate winter break
20 things to do in the Twin Cities this December to close out the semester and celebrate winter break
by Macy Harder
Published December 3, 2021
Whether you need a break from cramming for finals or are looking for some holiday fun, keep these events in mind.
Rapper G Herbo performs at Muse Event Center on Sunday, Nov. 28. The performance was part of the Chicago artist’s first time on the road since the release of 25, his highest-charting album, which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200.
G Herbo visits Minneapolis for a lackluster night
by James Schaak
Published December 2, 2021
The Chicago drill rapper’s show felt unprepared and tired, unlike the lively audience
Weisman Art Museum on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The structure, completed in 1993, was designed by Frank Gehry.
Campus Contrived: The Weisman Art Museum
by Macy Harder
Published December 1, 2021
In Campus Contrived, the Minnesota Daily’s newest series, writers uncover the stories behind underappreciated works of art and architecture on the Twin Cities campus.
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Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.
Gophers lose 67-70 to Nebraska in Big Ten opener
Published December 6, 2021
Minnesota wasn’t able to overcome the loss of Jasmine Powell, in its first Big Ten game of the season against the Cornhuskers.
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Shane Wiskus competes on Day Two of the men’s U.S. Olympic Artistic Gymnastics Team Trials on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at The Dome in St. Louis, Mo. Photo courtesy of John Cheng.
After 2020 elimination of several UMN athletics programs, student athletes and coaches continue the fight for their sports
Student athletes, coaches and alumni are establishing new club athletic organizations, looking for new funding sources and talking to state legislators in hopes of preserving the legacy of the eliminated sports programs.
by Gabrielle Lombard
Published November 22, 2021
Student athletes, coaches and alumni are establishing new club athletic organizations, looking for new funding sources and talking to state legislators in hopes of preserving the legacy of the eliminated sports programs.
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