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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

Erin Wilson and Sammy Caldwell
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.
Students win big during Among Us tournament

Students win big during Among Us tournament

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
March 24, 2021
The University of Minnesota’s “Among Us” Club has allowed its members to compete in the popular game and make friends during quarantine.
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

Izzy Teitelbaum
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.
National Guard and law enforcement officers form a perimeter around the Minnesota State Capitol on Sunday, May 31.

UMN College Republicans post and delete tweet saying Trump’s response to racial justice protests “not brutal enough”

Samantha Woodward
March 22, 2021
After the student group posted a tweet calling for a “greater” state response to Black Lives Matter protesters, the group’s president quickly issued an apology.
Minnesota Hillel puts definition of antisemitism on all-campus election ballot, faces backlash from pro-Palestinian students

Minnesota Hillel puts definition of antisemitism on all-campus election ballot, faces backlash from pro-Palestinian students

Ava Thompson
March 22, 2021
Minnesota Hillel, a Jewish student organization, hopes that the University of Minnesota will adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism in the campus elections.
Chris Cramer visits Branden Moriarty's lab in the Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building, Feb. 25, 2020.

Vice President for Research Chris Cramer announces departure from University

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter
March 22, 2021
In his time as vice president for research, Cramer has established several specialized research offices and helped the University exceed $1 billion in research expenditures.
Graduate Student Savannah Wery poses for a portrait outside of McNamara Alumni Center on Sunday, March 14. Wery helped plan the University of Minnesota Climate Strike in 2019.

UMN Climate Strike puts fossil fuel disclosure referendum on all-campus elections ballot

Ava Thompson
March 20, 2021
Students can vote for the University to disclose all of its investments in fossil fuels.
Courtesy photo of Richard Lee

Psychology department releases equity and inclusion draft plan for feedback

Katelyn Vue
March 20, 2021
The department is collecting feedback on a draft of departmental recommendations for addressing equity and inclusion.
New initiative to support first-generation graduate students

New initiative to support first-generation graduate students

Katelyn Vue, Campus Activities Reporter
March 19, 2021
The University of Minnesota’s Graduate School launched the First-Gen Connect initiative to support all first-generation students in graduate programs.
From left to right: Rielle Perttu Swanson, candidate for COGS president; Federico Facciolo, candidate for COGS vice president; U.J. Bhowmik, candidate for PSG president; and Victoria Anderson, candidate for PSG vice president.

Meet the candidates for graduate and professional student government

Nathanael Ashton-Piper
March 18, 2021
All president and vice president candidates are running unopposed.