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Lawmakers prioritize “essential” legislation, focus efforts on coronavirus relief and bonding

The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2013.

Mohamed Ibrahim

March 26, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic carries into its second week, lawmakers will prioritize “essential” legislation, including relief efforts and infrastructure funding.  The Legislature will reconvene Thursday to act on legislation to provide COVID-19 relief despite initially suspending session until mid...

Keeping faith close – even from afar

<p> A Catholic Students United daily prayer session is hosted on Instagram Live. </p>

Dylan Miettinen

March 26, 2020

Just as buildings across campus are desolate and all but abandoned, so too are the churches, synagogues and temples that surround the University of Minnesota community. Dozens have canceled sermons or moved to online services in response to the coronavirus outbreak, which, in the past several weeks al...

Parents’ care, worry means an early trip home for many international students

<p>International Student Chengde Yan listens to music in the lobby of his apartment on Wednesday, March 18. Yan will travel back to his home in China and will graduate with a degree in economics at the end of the spring semester.</p>

Jiang Li

March 25, 2020

University of Minnesota senior Chengde Yan plans to fly back to China on April 5, and his parents are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Yan said his parents regularly check in with him about the number of confirmed cases in the University community and are worried that their only son will not receive a...

Diving in headfirst: Inside the University’s synchronized swimming club

Members of the University's Synchronized Swimming Club participate in a practice session in Cooke Hall on Wednesday, March 4.

Helen Sabrowsky

March 21, 2020

Set to music from Kanye West, Fall Out Boy and even a Charlie’s Angels medley, a dozen swimmers weave throughout a Cooke Hall pool while incorporating spins, intricate leg kicks and lifts that see them rise almost completely out of the water.  Swimmers cling to the edge of the pool chatting with each...

Gophers sweep Minnesota State-Mankato on senior weekend

Gophers Goaltender Sydney Scobee deflects the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Jan. 17.  Minnesota suffered a 1-4 loss to Ohio State. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Matthew Kennedy

February 24, 2020

Senior weekend proved fruitful for the Gophers women’s hockey team as they easily swept Minnesota State-Mankato, outscoring the Mavericks 8-1 in the games. Along with the series sweep, it was also a season sweep for the Gophers. Minnesota swept its southern rivals in October and topped the Mavericks in...

Minnesota theaters welcome a first-ever ‘Jubilee’ year

Actress Sushma Saha tries out a new means of transportation during a break at a rehearsal for

Norah Kleven

February 24, 2020

Theater's ever-evolving persona is taking a turn this year as one group looks to change the conversation about diversity in produced works. The Jubilee is a year-long theater festival which invites participants to produce works written by or about traditionally excluded voices. As of January, 126 theat...

Student counseling centers across the country grapple with increased demands

Student counseling centers across the country grapple with increased demands

Dylan Miettinen

February 24, 2020

Nearly every traumatic event that impacts the University of Minnesota community — deaths, suicides, acts of discrimination or prejudice — reignites a discussion about the adequacy of counseling services. This debate is not solely relegated to the University of Minnesota.  The reported number of clients at university...

With laundry list of code violations, students voice concerns with The Miles Group

Senior Garrett Williams poses for a portrait in the basement of his former residence in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on Saturday, Feb. 8.  The Miles Group owned property suffered from hazardous heating equipment, a partially collapsed ceiling and an overall lack of maintenance.

Dylan Miettinen

February 13, 2020

Former University of Minnesota student Caytlin Neuburger moved into a house with friends in the Como neighborhood in September of 2017. The house was one of many in the area managed by The Miles Group, a Minneapolis-based property management group. Problems were apparent as soon as they moved in. The f...

18X: a photo essay

Diamond participates in future soldier training at the Roseville Armed Services Center nearly every Tuesday and Thursday with recently enlisted personnel or those considering enlistment. The program doesn't seek to replace basic training, but rather introduce participants to Army values and principles.

Jack Rodgers

February 1, 2020

Luke Diamond’s journey to enlistment as a U.S. Army designation 18X, or Special Forces candidate, is far from linear. He is a Louisiana native from a conservative family who found a second home in the acting and journalism communities in Minnesota. His undergraduate career, which ultimately concluded wi...

Bri Flasch: behind her lens, story and style

<p>University of Minnesota Student and Social Media Influencer Bri Flasch poses for a portrait in Downtown Minneapolis on Friday, Jan. 24. Bri seeks to inspire others through her social media presence, promoting freedom of expression through her hashtags #DoEverythingYouLove and #WearWhateverYouWant. </p>

Alex Strangman

January 27, 2020

On a brisk Saturday morning in January, an unrelenting creative force took over the stone-walled basement of Claddagh Coffee Cafe in St. Paul.  Nine models huddled around the large, dining room-esque table, preparing for an upcoming photoshoot.  Some were doing their makeup. Others were maki...