The Minnesota Daily

Amid FTC complaint against Zoom, UMN has reported no security breaches

Amid FTC complaint against Zoom, UMN has reported no security breaches
Nur B. Adam, Multimedia Reporter
November 29, 2020
The Federal Trade Commission urged Zoom to improve its data privacy, though some have criticized the settlement for lacking accountability measures.

University’s infectious disease unit receives $25,000 grant to continue COVID-19 research

The Mayo Building, which serves as CIDRAP headquarters, stands on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Abbey Machtig
November 25, 2020
The funding will go towards production costs and purchasing equipment for the center.

UMN sees 400% rise in COVID-19 cases since Halloween

A COVID-19 testing site outside of the University's Recreational and Wellness Center on Friday, Nov. 20. The U has experienced a 400% increase in COVID-19 cases on campus since Halloween.
Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
November 23, 2020
CIDRAP Deputy Director Jill DeBoer said large social gatherings have been a major contributor to recent spread.

As COVID-19 cases rise, students face uncertainty about coming back to campus after Thanksgiving break

Second-year University student John Walczak poses for a portrait outside of Boynton Health on the Twin Cities campus. After Thanksgiving, Walczak is planning on staying home with his family for the rest of fall semester.
Evan Berg, Campus Administration Reporter
November 22, 2020
All coursework will be online following the Thanksgiving break.

St. Paul Winter Carnival is back this year with a totally new look

St. Paul Winter Carnival is back this year with a totally new look
Meg Bishop
November 20, 2020
Walk around on a brewery tour or take a swing at the softball tournament for the 135th annual St. Paul Winter Carnival.

Following new state COVID-19 restrictions, University to close museums, sit-down dining

Following new state COVID-19 restrictions, University to close museums, sit-down dining
Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
November 19, 2020
University gyms and entertainment venues will close Saturday, and dining options will shift to “grab and go.”

Walz announces new COVID-19 restrictions starting Friday

A cloth mask and bouquet of flowers are seen on the Goldy statue outside Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, April 1. (Parker Johnson / Minnesota Daily)
Ava Thompson
November 18, 2020
Gov. Tim Walz announced tighter COVID-19 restrictions that will begin statewide on Nov. 20 on Wednesday.

Dental students raise concerns about COVID-19 safety

Dental students raise concerns about COVID-19 safety
Katelyn Vue, Campus Activities Reporter
November 13, 2020
Some students at the School of Dentistry say they have limited options to socially distance while waiting long hours between classes.

Walz announces new COVID-19 restrictions

Walz announces new COVID-19 restrictions
Lydia Morrell
November 10, 2020
As cases hit record highs around the state, the governor’s new orders apply mostly to social gatherings and restaurants.

Gophers’ men’s basketball team halts workouts

Gophers Head Coach Richard Pitino looks on from the sidelines during a free throw attempt at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Gophers entered the second half with a 47-31 lead over the Maryland Terrapins.
AJ Condon, Sports Reporter
November 10, 2020
The school has stopped the basketball teams’ operations due to COVID-19.