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Gallery: Twin Cities protest after no officers charged in Breonna Taylor’s killing

Demonstrators gather outside of the State Capitol to protest on Wednesday, Sep. 23.  The protest, which began on the State Capitol mall and ended on Interstate 94, was in response to the recent decision in Louisville, Kentucky not to charge the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death.

Emily Urfer

September 25, 2020

Protesters rallied in opposition to the decision by Kentucky's Attorney General to charge one officer with wanton endangerment; no homicide charges were filed.

UMN students seek alternatives or settle in a Biden vs. Trump election

From left, Alexandria Alvarez and Alexander Stephenson would typically vote outside the bipartisan system, yet in an election such as this one, and despite problematic statements from Biden, they believe that they are choosing the lesser of two evils. They spoke on this outside their West Bank apartment on Wednesday, Sep. 23.

Samantha Hendrickson and Jasmine Snow

September 25, 2020

While Sen. Bernie Sanders swept around the University of Minnesota, some students are settling for the Democratic candidate or casting third-party ballots.

University students are determined to surpass past voter turnout in the upcoming election

Sophomore Rose Lloyd-Slifkin, who studies political science and gender, women and sexuality studies, poses in front of the Weisman Art Museum on Thursday, Sept. 24. The Weisman is one of the voting locations available to students who are living on campus in dorms.

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter

September 25, 2020

The presidential election is mere weeks away, and students are showing more interest in engagement than in past election years.

More than 90% of University’s CARES funds have been distributed

More than 90% of University’s CARES funds have been distributed

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter

September 25, 2020

The University is distributing the funds, totaling over $35 million, to units and students that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

No field, no problem: UMN marching band recounts online “spat camp”

Photo Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Marching Band

Emalyn Muzzy

September 24, 2020

Members of the University of Minnesota marching band reflect on highs and lows of virtual learning as in-person instruction resumes.

Political student groups gear up for 2020 election

College Republicans President Kirby Gibson poses outside Johnson Hall on Sunday, Sep. 20. Gibson is looking at alternative ways to mobilize and promote campaigns now that safety concerns discourage in-person meetings.

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter

September 22, 2020

While the College Republicans and the Collegiate Group for Trump have united in supporting the president’s reelection bid, Democratic groups are split in their support.

Almost all undergrads have acknowledged COVID-19 pop-up

Almost all undergrads have acknowledged COVID-19 pop-up

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter

September 21, 2020

After students expressed surprise and concern over the statement that appeared on their MyU page, administration issued further explanation.

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.

A first-year move in like no other

John Fogarty, first-year student from Appleton, Wisconsin, moves his belongings into the carts with his parents while moving in to a University residential hall on Friday, Sept. 18.

Samantha Woodward, City Reporter

September 19, 2020

Weeks after they were initially scheduled to arrive, students brand new to the University of Minnesota wrapped up moving into their on-campus housing Friday.

UMN student-athletes, coaches and fans protest decision to cut sports

Protestors march past Northrup in protest of the potential cancellation of several men’s sports programs on Wednesday, Sep. 16. The protest march began in Athlete’s Village and ended in front of Morrill Hall, near President Joan Gabel’s office.

Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter

September 18, 2020

Student-athletes, coaches and fans gathered outside Athletes Village and marched to president Joan Gabel’s office in protest of the U’s decision to cut three men’s sports.