The Minnesota Daily

A look at UMN employee political donations

A look at UMN employee political donations

Jasmine Snow
October 23, 2020
Between congressional and federal races, Democratic candidates receive more donations by a large margin.
Freshman Rogan Isbell poses for a portrait outside the Link, an off campus residential building, on Tuesday, Sep. 29. Isbell intended to live in a dormitory this year, but had to find housing elsewhere as a result of the pandemic.  He signed a lease with The Link in August. “I’m just glad that I was able to find some housing, and not be too stressful on me personally.”

Nearly half of University-owned housing unoccupied for fall semester

Abbey Machtig
October 1, 2020
Some students have opted to live at home or in off-campus housing this fall.
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.

A look at how Big Ten schools are handling reopening

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
September 20, 2020
The fourteen Big Ten schools have faced unique difficulties with reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hailee Schievelbein

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

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...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

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

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...

Illustration by Sarah Mai

Nearly a quarter of spring classes taken pass/fail

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...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

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

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...

Sarah Mai

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

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...

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

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

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...

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.

UMN joins nationwide effort to archive public data

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...