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Stickers made for Swipe Out Hunger are displayed at the 17th Avenue Residence Hall on Friday, Oct. 9. Swipe Out Hunger is a program at the University of Minnesota where students with meal plans can donate unused meal swipes to help classmates who may not have enough.

With COVID-19 restrictions, Swipe Out Hunger looks for new ways to support food insecure students

Katelyn Vue, Campus Activities Reporter
October 13, 2020
After the cancellation of this year’s donation drive left the organization without any donated meals swipes, UMN Swipe Out Hunger met with U.S. Senator Tina Smith to advocate for students facing food insecurity.
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.

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

Abbey Machtig
October 13, 2020
The testing facilities for students, faculty and staff will now be located in the Recreation and Wellness Center.
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.

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

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

Board of Regents votes to eliminate three men’s sports

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.
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.

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

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.
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Graduate Hotel opens doors to students looking for housing

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.
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.”

Nearly half of University-owned housing unoccupied for fall semester

Abbey Machtig
October 1, 2020
Some students have opted to live at home or in off-campus housing this fall.
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.

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

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
September 30, 2020
The town hall also covered the University’s finances, the hiring freeze and spring break.