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A look at how Big Ten schools are handling reopening

Boynton Health’s east bank location COVID-19 testing stations stands empty on Wednesday, Sep. 16. As stated on signs surrounding the tent, patients must schedule an appointment in advance in order to receive a COVID-19 test.

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter

September 20, 2020

The fourteen Big Ten schools have faced unique difficulties with reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New MSA task force focuses on the essentials: food and housing

Student Basic Needs Coalition Chair Kyle Sorbe poses for a portrait outside of Morrill Hall on Friday, Sep. 18. The Basic Needs Task Force was formed to address students' needs for housing, food, and safety.

Ava Thompson, Campus Activities Reporter

September 20, 2020

The Minnesota Student Association is recruiting members to join the Basic Needs Task Force to address student housing and food insecurity.

Gabel breaks down MTest program, reflects on U’s actions throughout COVID-19 pandemic

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter

September 18, 2020

The University president also discussed the review of UMPD and guidelines for residence halls.

Nationally, many students are unwilling to receive COVID-19 testing, UMN expert says

Boynton Health’s east bank location COVID-19 testing stations stands empty on Wednesday, Sep. 16. As stated on signs surrounding the tent, patients must schedule an appointment in advance in order to receive a COVID-19 test.

Abbey Machtig

September 18, 2020

Reports claim more than 50% of students have refused testing or contact tracing interviews at some universities.

Har Mar Superstar and Laura Hauser use coloring books to provide aid to music scene

Images Courtesy of Coloring Books for a Cause

Meg Bishop, Arts and Entertainment Reporter

September 18, 2020

The local musician teamed up with his fiancee and other illustrators to fundraise through coloring books featuring beloved Minneapolis venues

Heat of the week: MIA, Travis Scott Meal and more

Heat of the week: MIA, Travis Scott Meal and more

Nina Raemont

September 17, 2020

The Minnesota Daily's "Culture Compass" column has been reinvented. Meet "Heat of the Week."

‘Zoomed in’: A guide to staying engaged during an untraditional semester

'Zoomed in': A guide to staying engaged during an untraditional semester

Emalyn Muzzy

September 17, 2020

Whether you’re distance learning in your parent’s basement or a cramped dorm room, distractions are everywhere. Here’s how to stay focused when it’s easier to shop online than learn online.

In precarious times, Jewish Arts Council continues arts project-funding

Artist Brooks Turner poses for a portrait with a piece of his art outside his home on Saturday, Sep. 12. Turner will exhibit his art in a display centered around past examples of anti-semitism in Minnesota at the Weismann Art Museum in late October. “While starting this project I never thought how much I would uncover, how much I would learn, and the paths that I found while researching.”

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter

September 16, 2020

Amid the global health crisis, Rimon, the Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, continues work funding the arts wherever they can.

UMN researchers study the relationship between genetics and COVID-19 drug therapies

UMN researchers study the relationship between genetics and COVID-19 drug therapies

Brooke Sheehy, Campus Activities Reporter

September 16, 2020

As multiple drugs are being studied in hopes of finding a treatment for the virus, researchers explored genetic reasons why these drugs could fail.

Student government leaders urge University to reconsider Sunrise Plan

Student government leaders urge University to reconsider Sunrise Plan

Brooke Sheehy

September 14, 2020

Student leaders expressed concerns about the plans to reopen campus — plans that were made without student consultation.