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UMN medical schools make MCAT optional

University Medical Student Londyn Robinson poses for a portrait at the Fairview Hospital on Monday, Sep. 7th. Robinson has written several essays arguing that the MCAT should not be taken, citing socioeconomic factors and the fact that nine people have contracted COVID-19 due to in-person testing procedures.

Brooke Sheehy

September 14, 2020

Medical School admissions plan to take a more holistic approach to applications as the pandemic has presented students with difficult studying and testing conditions.

Taking the party out of the frat: How Greek life is planning events during the pandemic

Houses on the University's

Nina Raemont

September 10, 2020

UMN fraternities face a semester of distanced brotherhood as COVID-19 alters party plans.

Gophers athletics cuts several men’s sports for next season

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)

Julianna Landis

September 10, 2020

The programs will be discontinued for both financial and Title IX-related financial sustainability issues, but would be able to compete in the 2020-21 season.

Get front row (virtual) seats to local music and art focused on racial justice

Local Minneapolis Band Sapphire poses for a portrait at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Sunday, Sep. 6th. The group will soon perform for the first time in over eight months at the Amplifying Solidarity concert series.

Meg Bishop, Associate A&E Reporter

September 8, 2020

Northrop teamed up with student organizations to stream concerts and a film about the responses to the killing of George Floyd.

The University’s COVID-19 dashboard is live, but officials warn it’s incomplete

Hailee Schievelbein

Abbey Machtig

September 7, 2020

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) recently implemented a virtual dashboard that includes data on the prevalence of COVID-19 on the Twin Cities campus. The dashboard was discussed among administrators over the past several months and at the August Board of...

Gabel updates state Legislature on updated reopening plans

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2018.

Madeline Deninger

September 2, 2020

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel presented the school’s updated reopening plan to state lawmakers Tuesday, including the decision to institute a curfew for students living in on-campus housing.  Gabel spoke to the Senate higher education committee alongside representatives from the ...

Gophers announce 43 positive COVID test results

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)

September 2, 2020

The University's athletics department announced 43 positive test results for COVID-19 since June.  The athletics department last gave an update on testing in June, when seven student-athletes across multiple sports had tested positive. The department conducted 170 tests that month. Since then, the d...

Letter to the Editor: In response to “An open letter to UMN Twin-Cities campus students and prospective students”

Letter to the Editor: In response to

Letter to the Editor

August 28, 2020

As a student who made the sudden switch from in-person learning to remote classes last semester, I can confidently say that online learning is not the same as the in-person experience, and it should not cost the same. Over the summer, the University of Minnesota was vague in regards to its reopening pl...

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to UMN Twin-Cities campus students and prospective students

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to UMN Twin-Cities campus students and prospective students

Letter to the Editor

August 26, 2020

You have recently heard that the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities will pivot classes to start remotely this fall. We write as educators who have been preparing for fall in two ways: by offering hybrid and in-person teaching modes following public health guidance for classes needing to be taught ...