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The Minnesota Daily

Trends in women’s farming are moving gradually upward.
How UMN is shaping the future of women in agriculture
by Josie Wise, George Van Nice
Published July 18, 2024

The number of female farmers across Minnesota has increased by 1,106 since 2017, according to the latest Census of Agriculture report — a meaningful...

The Board of Regents came together on July 10 before their retreat and discussed endowment priorities.
Regents approve cocktail sales, discuss Title IX and Eastcliff
by Bianca Caputo
Published July 15, 2024

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved a proposal by Twin Cities Intercollegiate Athletics to sell canned cocktails at Gopher...

The Board of Regents came together on July 10 before their retreat and discussed endowment priorities.
Board of Regents discusses potential neutrality policy on endowment
by Bianca Caputo
Published July 11, 2024

University of Minnesota Board of Regents Chair Janie Mayeron brought forward a potential policy adopting “institutional neutrality” regarding...

The relationship between the legislature and University administration is over 150 years old, and it comes with unique challenges each session, former Interim President Dean Ettinger said.
FY25 Budget: What happened and where is our money going?
by Sam Hill and Bianca Caputo
Published July 10, 2024

Despite rising revenue at the University of Minnesota, the school is increasing tuition rates as funding from the state remains flat.  University...

University students say the approved increase in tuition is causing stress and anxiety.
UMN students react to approved tuition increase
by Sophie Eydis
Published July 1, 2024

University of Minnesota students will see tuition costs increase up to 5.5% next year after the Board of Regents approved the annual budget at...

The program was launched in September 2022 and received positive feedback.
UMN students say Dinkytown Alerts was a good idea, executed poorly
by Georgia Jensen
Published July 1, 2024

Since its pilot launch in September 2022, Dinkytown Alerts has informed students and community members about crimes within Dinkytown. The...

Until a new name is found, the building will be referred to by its address, 216 Pillsbury.
UMN Board of Regents revokes honorary naming of Nicholson Hall
by Georgia Jensen and Tyler Church
Published June 28, 2024

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents unanimously voted to revoke the honorary naming of Nicholson Hall during its meeting on June...

How UMN is shaping the future of women in agriculture
by Josie Wise, George Van Nice
Published July 18, 2024

The number of female farmers across Minnesota has increased by 1,106 since 2017, according to the latest...

UMN Best Buddies promotes friendships with people with disabilities
by Sophie Eydis
Published July 16, 2024

The University of Minnesota’s Best Buddies club is a chapter of Best Buddies International, which creates...

Small businesses and media in the rise of women’s sports
by Josie Wise
Published July 16, 2024

A line wrapped around the corner of the street as people waited to get into a Minneapolis sports bar...

UMN students react to recent crime in Dinkytown
by Sophie Eydis and Josie Wise
Published July 15, 2024

The recent tumultuous Fourth of July evening in Dinkytown sparked conversation among students concerned...

Nature of Life at Itasca welcomes CBS students for over 20 years
by Georgia Jensen
Published July 9, 2024

Since 2001, incoming first-year students in the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences...

University of Minnesota dancers struggle with mental health, body image
by Kinsey Gade, Contributing Writer
Published July 8, 2024

Alena Corniea, a sophomore dance major at the University of Minnesota, said she struggled with body image...

UMN orientation leaders instill community in incoming students
by Georgia Jensen
Published July 2, 2024

Though University of Minnesota students are largely absent from campus during the summer months, summer...

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An additional four people were charged on July 10 on top of the 30 people arrested on July 4.
Firework crimes rock Dinkytown on July 4
by Ainsley Brown
Published July 16, 2024
The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association’s Leave a Light On program has been around since 2019 and provides funds to purchase and install outdoor lighting.
Program promotes safety through street lights
by Katrina Bailey
Published July 16, 2024
Bicycles are one of the most convenient and efficient ways to get around a college campus.
Twin Cities ranked in top ten best cities to bike
by Katrina Bailey
Published July 16, 2024
LIUNA Local 363 workers strike at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on July 9th, 2024 over concerns about pay, benefits and working conditions.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation workers strike for better wages
by Mady Leick
Published July 16, 2024
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Both climate change and economics could cause an influx of residents to the Midwest in the coming decades.
Opinion: The Midwest should be the next California or Texas
by Jasmine Shackleford
Published July 16, 2024

California and Texas are often portrayed as opposites, yet they share one similarity: both states experienced massive population surges in 2015,...

At a predominantly white institution, students of diverse backgrounds work to carve out their own shared spaces.
Opinion: Diversity is everyone’s responsibility
by Riley Stern
Published July 16, 2024

As a student of color, I have often felt an added pressure to be the one to broach issues of diversity and equity.  It can feel like it is...

Although helpful to many, an unpaid internship is not something every student can say yes to.
Desk Decision: Unpaid internships are unethical
by Opinions Desk
Published July 14, 2024

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this editorial do not represent the Minnesota Daily’s newsroom and are not necessarily representative...

Do not compare yourself to your peers.
Opinion: Go at your own learning pace
by Isabella Caswell
Published July 10, 2024

When they pass out our graduation tassels at freshman year orientation, they also say, “We will see you back here in four years.”  That...

When flying to distant vacation spots is not possible, a weekend at a local destination is still rewarding.
Opinion: Travel does not need to be glamorous
by Jasmine Shackleford
Published July 9, 2024

For many travelers, a destination without name recognition is not worth visiting. I have written off countless small towns as boring without...

Blanca Kirkland gives festivalgoer Rikki a forearm tattoo on Sunday, July 14 at the Twin Cities Tattoo Festival.
Tattoo artists and styles come together at Twin Cities Tattoo Festival
by Gabriel Brito
Published July 15, 2024

From Friday to Sunday, the whirring of tattoo machines filled the St. Paul RiverCentre as tattoo artists from all over the country gathered for the second annual Twin Cities Tattoo Festival.  Some...

It’s time for Eminem to retire.
Review: “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce)” by Eminem
by Ethan Lambert
Published July 12, 2024

Eminem has fallen flat on his face with his twelfth studio album, “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce),” released on Friday. Eminem...

At the F— the USA event, Pink Place invited attendees to “Come rage with us.”
Pink anti-patriotism: F— the USA at the Pink Place
by Sommer Wagen
Published July 9, 2024

Editor's Note: This article contains explicit language. Over one hundred people crowded into the fenced-in backyard of the Pink Place house...

The two-day festival featured vendors, musicians, a zipline and live wrestling.
Taste of Minnesota showcases the state’s culinary diversity
by Gabriel Brito
Published July 9, 2024

The Taste of Minnesota festival hosted restaurants, food trucks and vendors from across the state in downtown Minneapolis last weekend, allowing...

Lucky Cat Records is the third record store to occupy the retail space on the corner of Lyndale Avenue and 26th Street in Minneapolis.
Lucky Cat Records opens in Uptown
by Ethan Lambert
Published July 8, 2024

On Friday, Lucky Cat Records kicked off its grand opening weekend with a special in-store performance from Tommy Stinson Saturday night. The...

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Chen coached for Team USA at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing before joining the Gophers staff in 2009. Image by Mark Vancleave
Wenbo Chen joins US Olympic diving coaching staff
by Emmett Laurent
Published July 17, 2024

Gopher's head Diving Coach Wenbo Chen will join the United States Olympic diving team’s coaching staff in Paris for the 2024 Olympics.  The competition will be Chen’s third as an Olympic coach and second alongside head Indiana University diving coach Drew Johansen, who will serve as Team USA’s head diving coach. The two worked together in London with the U.S. diving team at the 2012 Olympics. “It’s...

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