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What you need to know about the second round of CARES funds

What you need to know about the second round of CARES funds

Abbey Machtig
February 21, 2021
The University must begin distributing CARES funds to students by the middle of April.
Antony Maikuri, a Ph. D. student in the College of Education and Human Development pursuing Evaluation Studies, poses for a portrait in the St. Paul Student Center on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Hope and skepticism: U students look forward after Trump’s immigration policies

Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
February 21, 2021
While some students impacted by Trump's hard line anti-immigration agenda are hopeful for reform under Biden, others have little faith that the new president will keep his promises.
The University of Minnesota police department is looking to hire students to help fill gaps in security staffing for Super Bowl events on campus.

UMN neighborhoods see crime increase compared to beginning of 2020

Ethan Fine
February 20, 2021
The Marcy-Holmes, Como, Prospect Park and Cedar Riverside neighborhoods have all seen property and violent crimes over the last month.
The University's Board of Regents convene on Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center.

Regents discuss how to conduct self-assessment

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
February 19, 2021
At their February meeting, the Board of Regents considered conducting a self-evaluation, though some expressed concerns about the possibility of anonymous comments.
Photo courtesy of Carolyn Porta, a University of Minnesota professor of nursing. Porta is the Principal Investigator on AHEAD.

UMN collaboration seeks to strengthen healthcare workforce in Afghanistan

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter
February 19, 2021
The University will work with other colleges in the U.S. and Afghanistan to develop curriculum, research capacities and train faculty for a five-year period.
Health Promotion Specialist Rebecca Leighton poses for a portrait in front of the Nutritious U food pantry bags in Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Leighton leads the campus-wide strategic SNAP outreach project.

Student surge in SNAP eligibility

Emalyn Muzzy, City Reporter
February 18, 2021
With the temporary easing of restrictions during the pandemic, students are signing up for food benefits in droves.
MSA resolution seeks to support local businesses, promote ethical consumption

MSA resolution seeks to support local businesses, promote ethical consumption

Ava Thompson, Campus Activities Reporter
February 17, 2021
The undergraduate student government will vote in March on a resolution that would allocate half of its purchases to businesses owned by women, people of color or members of LGBTQ communities.
Photo courtesy of Hana Maruyama (right) and Noah Maruyama (left), the hosts and producers of the Campu Podcast.

Podcast carries stories of incarcerated Japanese Americans through symbolic objects

Katelyn Vue and Nathanael Ashton-Piper
February 16, 2021
A University Ph.D. candidate and her brother created the podcast to collect and preserve stories of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.
A UMPD vehicle at their headquarters on the University of Minnesota campus on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Community responds to UMN’s external review of police

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
February 14, 2021
Student activists say the review does not address their demands to fundamentally restructure or abolish UMPD.
The Board of Regents meet about the East Gateway Project Resolution, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. The Board of Regents holds a meeting each month.

Regents discuss campus safety review; confirm tuition-free program for low-income families

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter
February 13, 2021
The board also confirmed several initiatives as part of the systemwide strategic plan, including an alcohol sales agreement.