The Minnesota Daily

Gophers survive scare in season opener from Eastern Illinois

Gophers Forward Jasmine Powell approaches defenders in Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Gophers suffered a defeat against Michigan 52-77.
Tony Liebert
December 2, 2020
Sophomore guard Sara Scalia, five-star freshman Alexia Smith, transfer post player Laura Bagwell-Katalinich, and freshman guard Caroline Strande were all on the bench for Wednesday’s season opener.

Popcorn joint pops up in Dinkytown

PoppedCorn employee Natalie Dufm makes a fresh batch of popcorn at the new Dinkytown establishment on Saturday, Nov. 28. This is owner Susan Michaletz’s second PoppedCorn store.
Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
December 2, 2020
The family-run PoppedCorn opened its second location Nov. 5.

Throughout uprisings, Student Legal Service represents student protesters

Protests and arrests on I-94 on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
November 30, 2020
Attorneys from SLS are helping students who were among the 600 protesters arrested on I-94 in the post-election demonstration.

M Dining, Aramark host roundtable series with students to obtain feedback

M Dining, Aramark host roundtable series with students to obtain feedback
Katelyn Vue
November 30, 2020
The series of monthly meetings intends to collect feedback from students about the challenges of food and dining.

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.

Neighborhoods 2020 shifts neighborhood funding to prioritize equity

The steeple of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church peeks over a rise in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The neighborhood provides housing for a significant number of University students.
Lydia Morrell
November 26, 2020
City Council recently passed the plan, but organizations worry that the funding will not support the equity goals.

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

The Mayo Building, which serves as CIDRAP headquarters, stands on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Abbey Machtig
November 25, 2020
The funding will go towards production costs and purchasing equipment for the center.

Gophers pause team activities, cancel game against Wisconsin

Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.
Nolan O'Hara, Sports Reporter
November 24, 2020
Minnesota won’t face Wisconsin for the first time since 1906 amid a rise in positive COVID-19 cases within the program.

Council member Steve Fletcher continues fight against facial recognition tech

City council members Cam Gordon, Ward 2, and Steve Fletcher, Ward 3, answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA at Coffman Memorial Theater, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018.
Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
November 24, 2020
Experts say the technology is largely inaccurate, especially in identifying people of color.

Native American Medicine Garden caretaker resigns

The University of Minnesota's Native American Medicine Garden stands empty on Friday, Nov. 6.
Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
November 23, 2020
The longtime caretaker’s resignation leaves community members with a sense of loss.