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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

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. 

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...

No. 1 Minnesota splits series with No. 5 Ohio State

The Gophers play Ohio State as part of an outdoor game at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, Jan. 18. (Anna Landis / Minnesota Daily)

Matthew Kennedy

January 20, 2020

The Gophers returned to home ice during Hockey Day Minnesota and beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 2-1 on Saturday after falling in what was their worst performance of the season in a 4-1 loss the day earlier. Minnesota drops its second game in regulation all season Besides a goal from Taylor Heise to tie t...

For many, federal protections for those with disabilities are not enough

The Tate Laboratory of Physics as seen from Church Street on Monday Sept. 11. on East Bank. The sculptures in front of the building hide scientific puzzles about the merging of physics and earth sciences.

Hana Ikramuddin

December 12, 2019

Tate Hall, like many other buildings on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, is compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.  The bathrooms have accessibility stalls, there are multiple elevators and the building has two entrances for those with mobility challenges. &n...

Fifteen years ago, a young man died by suicide during a University clinical trial. What has changed since?

Sarah Mai

Michelle Griffith and Dylan Miettinen

December 12, 2019

After more than a decade of policy changes, extensive reports and community healing, the scars of a “tragic” and “disastrous” University of Minnesota clinical trial are still visible and will continue to influence psychiatric research nationwide for years to come. Dan Markingson was 26 years ...

Didn’t get a UMN safety notification? Here’s why.

Morgan La Casse

Madeline Deninger and Mohamed Ibrahim

November 25, 2019

University of Minnesota students may have noticed more safety alerts in their school inboxes this year. That’s because there have been. With more than a month left in 2019, the 25 campus-wide emergency notifications sent out this year exceed every year since 2011. SAFE-U alerts became the University's safety notification system at the beginning of this academic ye...

Locked and loaded: the University’s mechanisms for securing data

Sarah Mai

Dylan Miettinen

November 21, 2019

By the end of the month, all University of Minnesota students, faculty and stakeholders will be required to use dual authentication when logging onto any University server, including MyU, G Suite and Canvas.  An effort nearly a year in the making, the roll-out of Duo Security was prompted by the ...