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University researchers partner with Minneapolis and St. Paul to make crosswalks safer.

University researchers partner with Minneapolis and St. Paul to improve pedestrian safety

Emalyn Muzzy
July 30, 2021
A University researcher is leading the study to see how to make drivers stop for pedestrians.
A summer time of administrative change: New UMN deans discuss their positions

A summer time of administrative change: New UMN deans discuss their positions

Matthew Voigt
July 30, 2021
Both the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Education and Human Development welcomed new leadership prior to the fall semester.
Rayna Taylor poses for a portrait on July 7 in Minneapolis, Minn. Taylor graduated from the University of Minnesota in May with a degree in Technical Writing and Communications.

“Everybody wants to feel like they’re heard”: Recipients of UMN George Floyd memorial scholarship share their stories

Marlee Louden
July 29, 2021
The student recipients said the scholarship gave them hope for future change that will better acknowledge racial injustices at the University.
The University of Minnesota's inaugural Senior Advisor to the President for Native American Affairs, Karen Diver poses for a portrait. Photos by White House Photo Office, courtesy of Diver.

Karen Diver joins UMN as new senior leader for Native American affairs

Marlee Louden
July 28, 2021
Diver started in the role earlier this summer.
Sarah Bacon prepares to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Thursday, June 10th.

Gophers diver Sarah Bacon named Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year

Michael Lyne
July 28, 2021
Bacon is the winningest woman in Gophers history with four national titles.
University researchers partner with Minneapolis and St. Paul to make crosswalks safer.

Improved transportation infrastructure coming to University Avenue Southeast and Fourth Street Southeast

Sonja Kleven
July 27, 2021
Minor improvements were made in 2019, but the majority of renovations were saved for the upcoming project.
Pastor of the University Baptist Church Doug Donley and Executive Director of the Southeast Como Improvement Association Jessica Focht-Perlberg pose in front of the church on July 21, 2021. Focht-Perlberg and Donley organized a Drop-in Day at the church offering free hot meals, haircuts and supplies to the unhoused community in Dinkytown.

University area group hosts event providing unsheltered neighbors with resources

Hanna Van Den Einde
July 25, 2021
Showers, hot meals, haircuts and other resources were at University Baptist Church for those struggling with housing insecurity.
City council members Cam Gordon and Steve Fletcher answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA at Coffman Memorial Theater, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018.

Minneapolis will add a mental health response to 911 calls

Emalyn Muzzy
July 25, 2021
Beginning in August, Canopy Mental Health & Consulting will be responding to emergency calls along with police, firefighters and paramedics.
Pillsbury Hall as seen on Sept. 16, 2015. The building is the second-oldest standing building on campus.

Members of the English department speak about Pillsbury Hall move

Nathanael Ashton-Piper
July 24, 2021
The building has undergone renovations since 2018 and will officially reopen this fall to house the English department, creative writing program and brand new Liberal Arts Engagement Hub.