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The Minnesota Daily

The intesection of SE 13th Ave. and SE Como Ave. on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

Southeast Como sees trajectory towards more rental, absentee owners

by Caitlin Anderson
Published August 6, 2020

Southeast Como resident Georgia Smith has lived on 13th Avenue Southeast since 1947. But the neighborhood she has known her entire life has changed dramatically. Now, Smith, 72, remains one of four homeowners...

Nautica Flowers, a current University student and activist fighting for racial equality within Eagan High School, posed for a portrait near Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, July 15. Students like Flowers are fighting for change within District 196 schools.

UMN students lead callouts against racism in Minnesota public schools

by Becca Most
Published August 1, 2020

Nautica Flowers has had enough.  Since June 29, the third-year University of Minnesota student has been running an Instagram callout page for Eagan High School, collecting and sharing accounts of...

Agriculture communication major Elaine Dorn in the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, June 24. Dorn was planning to show her sheep at this year’s fair before it was canceled due to COVID-19.

Apart for the Minnesota Get-Together

by Becca Most
Published June 25, 2020

For the past four years, Kendra Waldenberger has stayed overnight in dorms for 13 days at the Minnesota State Fair. Involved in the 4-H program since first grade, the second-year animal science student...

Tamara Stark, the senior director of housing and youth development at Tubman, poses for a portrait at the Harriet Tubman Center East in Maplewood on Tuesday, June 9. Tubman provides shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder abuse resources, youth programming and education to the Twin Cities community.

Students facing abuse left more vulnerable during COVID-19

by Becca Most
Published June 15, 2020

Tamara Stark is busier than ever.  As a senior director at Tubman —  Minnesota’s largest provider of domestic violence services — an already heavy workload has put Stark and her coworkers...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Students with disabilities grapple with transition to online instruction, face uphill challenges

by Hana Ikramuddin
Published June 11, 2020

Halfway through fall semester, first-year University of Minnesota student Lee Knutson received accommodations from the Disability Resource Center. Knutson, who has a history of anxiety and panic attacks,...

What online instruction means for student data privacy

What online instruction means for student data privacy

by Helen Sabrowsky
Published April 23, 2020

As educational institutions across the country shift to online instruction in light of the coronavirus pandemic, increased attention has focused on student data privacy and what it looks like in digital...

Gophers Head Coach Brad Frost addresses the team during a timeout at Ridder Arena on Friday, Jan. 17.  Minnesota suffered a 1-4 loss to Ohio State. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Women’s hockey ready to retool for next season

by Matthew Kennedy
Published April 18, 2020

The NCAA women's hockey season came to an untimely end Thursday, March 12 — right before the NCAA Tournament was set to kick off. The Gophers were coming off of a close overtime loss in the WCHA Tournament...

Jen Onsum, left, and Paige Wolf, her personal care assistant pose for a portrait outside her apartment building on Wednesday, April 15. “I have no choice but to trust that my PCAs are practicing social distancing and self-isolation,” said Onsum.

‘You are truly essential’: for student PCAs, the job doesn’t stop with the ‘stay-at-home’ order

by Dylan Miettinen
Published April 16, 2020

For Jen Onsum, it had been a stressful morning.  Onsum is a motivational speaker, model and creative consultant. Living with spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disease that affects the nervous system...

Senior Violet Ohnstad poses for a portrait on campus on Friday, April 3. Ohnstad, who enlisted in the National Guard in January, is uncertain what the next few months will look like as she prepares for basic training. 

National Guard students balance basic training and a pandemic — remotely

by Helen Sabrowsky
Published April 6, 2020

Across the United States, students enlisted in the National Guard are adjusting to life during a pandemic.  So far, this means shifting to online classes, using Instagram for workouts and changes...

Smith Hall stands empty during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and in 1918, the year the influenza outbreak commonly known as the Spanish flu also forced campus and business closures. Archive photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives - Twin Cities. 

Closures, delays and contagion: How UMN’s 1918 influenza pandemic response mirrors COVID-19 efforts today

by Natalie Rademacher and Michelle Griffith
Published March 29, 2020

Many restaurants are closed, public gatherings are prohibited and classrooms at the University of Minnesota sit empty, despite it being the middle of the semester. It is not 2020 — it is fall 1918, and...