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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

The Social Sciences building on the University of Minnesota West Bank.

UMN investigation into potential carcinogens in buildings finds no hazards

by Ava Thompson
Published May 4, 2022
Cancer amongst Political Science and History alumni prompted concern over possible exposure to carcinogenic chemicals in Heller Hall and the Social Sciences building. A March 4 investigation found no evidence of environmental hazards linked to the cancers.
McNamara Alumni Center captured on Sunday, Dec. 5.

University student files complaint with Department of Human Rights over getting accommodations fulfilled

by Bella Carpentier
Published April 4, 2022
Student Julia Harvey filed with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights following trouble with a professor, and requested assistance from the DRC, the EOAA and CLA leadership after requesting disability accommodations be fulfilled.
A photo of the Morrill Hall takeover in 1969, which resulted in the creation of the Department of African American and African Studies. Photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives.

The history of Black affinity groups on the UMN campus

by Claire Nelson
Published February 28, 2022
Black affinity groups emerged from segregated conditions almost one hundred years ago. In the years since, they have continued to advocate for the needs of Black students.
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs as seen on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Student leaders want plan to address sexual misconduct at Humphrey

by Tiffany Bui
Published September 23, 2021
After two professors were disciplined for sexual harassment, graduate students frustrated with the administration’s response want to see changes.
Morrill Hall as seen on Saturday, Oct. 12.

New task force will address abusive faculty after push from graduate student government

by Nathanael Ashton-Piper
Published April 29, 2021
A graduate student petition called for forming a body consisting of graduate students, faculty, relevant staff and administrators to address abusive faculty behavior.
Gallery: Emotions erupt in Minneapolis following guilty verdicts in Chauvin trial

Gallery: Emotions erupt in Minneapolis following guilty verdicts in Chauvin trial

by Minnesota Daily Multimedia Staff
Published April 22, 2021
Community members and activists celebrate outside of Hennepin County Government Center and in George Floyd Square following the announcement of guilty verdicts on all counts in the trial of former Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20
Brendan Kishketon, Director of the Ojibwe Language Department at the University of Minnesota, poses in front of Radius Apartments on Thursday, March 25. Kishketon had the vision to create the Ojibwe Immersion House that launched last year, which influenced the development of the Dakota Language House launching Fall 2021.

New Dakota Language House will open for students in fall 2021

by Katelyn Vue
Published March 27, 2021
The Dakota Language Program’s Living Learning Community will be housed in the Radius Apartments in Dinkytown.
A community advisor poses for an anonymous portrait outside of Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, March 2.

In the dorms and in the dark: a semester of uncertainty for students in residence halls

by Erin Wilson and Sammy Caldwell
Published March 24, 2021
Last fall, residents and CAs grappled with what they said was a lack of communication and worries about whether they were safe. Now, they wonder what the rest of spring semester holds.
Musab Hussein, a Carlson School of Management student, was denied access to a laptop rental in early March.

‘I’ve never really felt like I belong’: Carlson student says staff member racially profiled him

by Izzy Teitelbaum
Published March 23, 2021
An employee at the Hanson Hall lab denied Musab Hussein a laptop rental, gave him and his brother the middle finger and called security on them on March 1.
Official Spring 2021 Toledo program picture, courtesy of Lauren Huspeni

Last spring, there were 1,075 UMN students abroad. This semester, there are 28.

by Sonja Kleven, Campus Administration Reporter
Published March 19, 2021
After being suspended for two terms, five programs now have students abroad, which program directors consider an accomplishment during the COVID-19 pandemic.