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MSA passes 3.3% tuition reimbursement bill at forum meeting

MSA passes 3.3% tuition reimbursement bill at forum meeting

Ava Thompson, Campus Activities Reporter
December 9, 2020
The Minnesota Student Association passed a bill that calls for the University to provide a tuition reimbursement that reflects one-third of fall semester being online-only.
The Board of Regents convene for their October 2019 meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Regents weigh in on potential challenges and priorities for UMN in 2021

Abbey Machtig
December 9, 2020
Board members discussed the financial impact of COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic on enrollment and student experiences at the University.
How food insecurity, safety and discrimination are impacting young adults

How food insecurity, safety and discrimination are impacting young adults

Srilekha Garishakurti, Campus Activities Reporter
December 8, 2020
According to researchers, young adults experiencing food insecurity have been more likely to face discrimination and feel unsafe in their neighborhoods.
Student Senate resolution asks for greater access to mental health resources

Student Senate resolution asks for greater access to mental health resources

Ava Thompson, Campus Activities Reporter
December 8, 2020
Passed on Dec. 3, the resolution advocates for telehealth expansion, more lenient attendance policies and the recording of all Zoom lectures.
University Senate advocates universal pass/fail option for undergraduate students

University Senate advocates universal pass/fail option for undergraduate students

Ava Thompson, Campus Activities Reporter
December 7, 2020
Although the decision awaits Vice Provost Rachel Croson’s approval, the resolution shows additional support for a universal S/N grading system for the remainder of the academic year.
Colleen Manchester poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota Development Office.

University faculty report high levels of burnout during pandemic

Hana Ikramuddin and Ethan Fine
December 4, 2020
Nearly 20% of faculty at the University have reported a high level of burnout following the start of the pandemic, according to a faculty study.
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.
The Mayo Building, which serves as CIDRAP headquarters, stands on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

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

Abbey Machtig
November 25, 2020
The funding will go towards production costs and purchasing equipment for the center.
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.

UMN sees 400% rise in COVID-19 cases 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.
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.

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

Evan Berg, Campus Administration Reporter
November 22, 2020
All coursework will be online following the Thanksgiving break.