The Minnesota Daily

A look at how Big Ten schools are handling reopening

Boynton Health’s east bank location COVID-19 testing stations stands empty on Wednesday, Sep. 16. As stated on signs surrounding the tent, patients must schedule an appointment in advance in order to receive a COVID-19 test.

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter

September 20, 2020

The fourteen Big Ten schools have faced unique difficulties with reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University’s COVID-19 dashboard is live, but officials warn it’s incomplete

<p>Hailee Schievelbein</p>

Abbey Machtig

September 7, 2020

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) recently implemented a virtual dashboard that includes data on the prevalence of COVID-19 on the Twin Cities campus. The dashboard was discussed among administrators over the past several months and at the August Board of...

Graduate and professional students facing greater disparities due to COVID-19

<p>Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein</p>

Katelyn Vue

July 18, 2020

Graduate and professional students face disparities and added financial hardships based on first-generation status, caretaking responsibilities of family members and social class, according to new data.  More than 7,500 graduate and professional students at five large public research universities participa...

Nearly a quarter of spring classes taken pass/fail

<p>Illustration by Sarah Mai</p>

Yves De Jesus

July 9, 2020

Nearly 50,000 class grades were given as pass/fail at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus this past spring. This means that nearly a quarter of all classes taken at the University were taken as pass/fail. This total reflects a 142% increase in the total classes taken S/N in the spring 20...

UMN launches study measuring University impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

<p>Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein</p>

Abbey Machtig

July 2, 2020

The University of Minnesota is continuing work on a study that measures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, faculty and staff. The ongoing study observes participants’ feelings towards the University’s response to the pandemic and how their school, work, family and social lives have been...

Locked and loaded: the University’s mechanisms for securing data

Sarah Mai

Dylan Miettinen

November 21, 2019

By the end of the month, all University of Minnesota students, faculty and stakeholders will be required to use dual authentication when logging onto any University server, including MyU, G Suite and Canvas.  An effort nearly a year in the making, the roll-out of Duo Security was prompted by the ...

Interactive: A look at bike traffic and growth at the University of Minnesota

A cyclist crosses the Mississippi River on the Dinkytown Greenway on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

David Clarey

May 4, 2017

On any given day, more than a thousand bikers zip across the Washington Avenue Bridge.The bridge is one of the busiest spots for bikers in Minneapolis, which is considered one of the nation’s top biking ciites. The University of Minnesota is one of the city’s busiest biking hubs. The University’s Pa...

UMN joins nationwide effort to archive public data

Shannon Farrell, a University staff member, works with Kathy Shipp, center, and Maria Fitzgerald, left, during the DataRescue event on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at the Humphrey School  School of Public Affairs.

Raj Chaduvula

February 27, 2017

Coders, technology experts, librarians and archivists gathered for a two-day event to collect, copy and archive public federal data, web pages and studies.Data released by governments isn’t always immune from change or being taken down from easy public access, so volunteers from the University of Minnes...

See which classes fared best in their course evaluations

<p>The data behind students' courses evaluations has been requested for years, but only recently became publicly available.</p>

Ethan Nelson

November 16, 2016

The data behind students' courses evaluations has been requested for years, but only recently became publicly available. Some of the data is not public under the Minnesota Data Practices Act, but in 2014 the University compromised with requesters and agreed to publish some evaluations. These are the q...

Interactive: What kills Minneapolis residents?

Ethan Nelson

September 13, 2016

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in 22 states, a trend that mirrors numbers in Minneapolis.According to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, cancer was the leading cause of death in only two states — Minnesota and Alaska — in 2000. In 2014...