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International Student Advisory Board members Yining Wang and Peng Ge pose in front of a row of world flags at the Carlson School of Management on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Wang is a master's student in the Carlson School and Ge is a Ph.D. student in the College of Pharmacy.

International Student Advisory Board’s new members focus on mental health, career prep

Katelyn Vue, Campus Activities Reporter
February 28, 2021
Recruitment for new board members, which usually occurs in the fall, was paused when the pandemic hit.
Sarah Mai

To address healthcare worker shortage, UMN collaborates with Google and Mayo Clinic

Abbey Machtig
February 27, 2021
The NXT GEN MED program will launch on the Rochester campus in Summer 2022.
Provost advises colleges to begin planning for commencement

Provost advises colleges to begin planning for commencement

Ava Thompson, Campus Activities Reporter
February 27, 2021
A survey of Carlson students found that 78% of those who responded would attend an in-person graduation ceremony that followed safety guidelines.
A plaque listing names of accomplished alumni and faculty on Scholar's Walk on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Some students are leading a push to have Black journalist and civil rights activist Marvel Cooke added to the iconic walkway on campus.

Students advocate for the addition of Marvel Cooke to Scholars Walk

Ava Thompson, Campus Activities Reporter
February 27, 2021
Marvel Cooke was a woman of many firsts as a trailblazing Black journalist, civil rights activist and University graduate.
University senate votes to require racial justice courses for undergrads

University senate votes to require racial justice courses for undergrads

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
February 27, 2021
The Senate approved the renaming of the Diversity and Social Justice course theme and to make it mandatory for all incoming Twin Cities undergraduates in fall 2021.
Black Student Union president Samiat Ajibola poses for a portrait in the BSU room at Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, Feb. 24. A junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Ajibola hopes to continue her education with a Masters in Public Health at the U.

By Black students, for Black students: Black Student Union launches scholarship

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
February 26, 2021
The group is depending on donations and hopes to raise $20,000 to be doled out to about 40 Black students.
The University's Board of Regents meets on Friday, June 14, 2019 at McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis. The meeting covered topics including policy revisions, Board of Regents operations, and University tuition. Four new regents were also sworn in at the meeting.

Regents change how they handle president’s requests for urgent action 

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter
February 25, 2021
The Board of Regents must approve before the president makes urgent decisions, such as financial and public safety matters, for the University. 
Illustration by Sarah Mai

Carlson School no longer requires students to study abroad — for now

Kathryn Sundquist
February 23, 2021
Approved classes through the University are allowing students to complete graduation requirements without traveling abroad.
Professional students confront policing, institutional racism in two task forces

Professional students confront policing, institutional racism in two task forces

Nathanael Ashton-Piper, Campus Activities Reporter
February 22, 2021
The task forces aim to reform policing, increase student and faculty diversity and require a curriculum addressing systemic racism.
The ¡Presente!: 50 Years of Chicano & Latino Studies gallery on Friday, Feb. 19. The art gallery is celebrating the 50th anniversary of University of Minnesota’s Chicano and Latino Studies Department.

Chicano and Latino Studies department celebrates 50th anniversary

Katelyn Vue, Campus Activities Reporter
February 22, 2021
The department is honoring its 50th year with a series of events, starting with an exhibition featuring artwork inspired by the department’s historical archive.