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Boynton expands COVID-19 testing on campus, moves testing location to RecWell

A ground sticker located in front of Boynton Health’s COVID-19 testing center on Wednesday, Sep. 16. The testing facility is a small tent located outside the main entrance of Boynton.

Abbey Machtig

October 13, 2020

The testing facilities for students, faculty and staff will now be located in the Recreation and Wellness Center.

‘It’s a shitshow’: Students and community advisors adjust after Superblock incident

Students, many without masks and not following social distancing guidelines, gather to socialize in the Superblock plaza on Friday, Sep. 25. UMPD and Community Advisors sent the students back into their dorms before the 9 p.m. curfew.

Jasmine Snow

October 10, 2020

While the gatherings have largely stopped, there is still a lot of uncertainty in how dorm life is meant to resume during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UMN Twin Cities will delay spring break, aiming to lessen COVID-19 spread

UMN Twin Cities will delay spring break, aiming to lessen COVID-19 spread

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter

October 10, 2020

The University of Minnesota Senate voted Monday to reschedule spring break for April 5 through 9.

Board of Regents votes to eliminate three men’s sports

Junior Shane Wiskus performs on the rings during the meet against against the Fighting Illini at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 24.

Tony Liebert

October 9, 2020

On Friday, the Board of Regents voted to move forward with the athletics department’s proposal to eliminate men’s indoor track, gymnastics and tennis. The three programs will be discontinued after the 2020-21 school year.

Campus DIY bands look to fill void left by house show drought

Artist Jack Pfeffer riffs on one of his many guitars at his family home on Monday, Oct. 5.  Pfeffer, who chose to take the year off from college rather than commit to fully online courses, is taking full advantage of his free time to write and record in his home studio.  Though the live music scene in Minneapolis has felt the effects of the pandemic, Pfeffer continues to channel his creative energy into producing new tracks, often accompanied by fellow local musicians.

Meg Bishop, Arts and Entertainment

October 9, 2020

With COVID-19 putting a kibosh on local house shows, campus bands are forced to grapple with a virtual reality.

Graduate Hotel opens doors to students looking for housing

Daily File Photo

Nat Jacobwith

October 8, 2020

When the University of Minnesota delayed move in for first-year students, some turned to the Stadium Village hotel as a flexible housing option.

Cedar-Riverside Health Commons expands mental health services and other initiatives

Cedar-Riverside Health Commons expands mental health services and other initiatives

Samantha Hendrickson

October 7, 2020

The expanded location in Riverside Plaza hopes to break down language and cultural barriers in the largely immigrant community.

Nearly half of University-owned housing unoccupied for fall semester

Freshman Rogan Isbell poses for a portrait outside the Link, an off campus residential building, on Tuesday, Sep. 29. Isbell intended to live in a dormitory this year, but had to find housing elsewhere as a result of the pandemic.  He signed a lease with The Link in August. “I’m just glad that I was able to find some housing, and not be too stressful on me personally.”

Abbey Machtig

October 1, 2020

Some students have opted to live at home or in off-campus housing this fall.

Gabel, University leaders address campus safety, COVID-19 and discipline during Tuesday’s town hall meeting

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel speaks at a virtual town hall meeting to address the University's response to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter

September 30, 2020

The town hall also covered the University’s finances, the hiring freeze and spring break.

“Undergrads”: College life is like a movie

The Bogey’s Lounge stands in St. Paul on Monday Sep. 27th. The business was one of several shooting locations for Student Directors Andrew Zuckerman, Dylan Orth and John Cronin for their film

Meg Bishop

September 29, 2020

Three college students aim to depict modern college life in their upcoming film “Undergrads.”