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Left: Student advocate Jimmy Cooper poses for a portrait in Dinkytown on Thursday, Oct. 1. They are known for hosting student events that combine creativity and activism on campus.

Right: Student advocate Bri Sislo-Schutta poses for a portrait in Dinkytown on Wednesday, Sep. 30. She is the Executive Director of the Association of Big Ten Students.

‘A culture of care’: University students engage in citywide mutual aid

Samantha Woodward
October 12, 2020
Students banded together in response to the Minneapolis protests to show support for their community and social justice.
With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

Lydia Morrell
September 21, 2020
University neighborhoods are reporting at some of the lowest rates in Minneapolis, and experts fear that the updated deadline will exclude student populations.
The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2018.

Gabel updates state Legislature on updated reopening plans

Madeline Deninger
September 2, 2020

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel presented the school’s updated reopening plan to state lawmakers Tuesday, including the decision to institute a curfew for students living in on-campus housing.  Gabel...

Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on Friday, June 13, 2020. (Minnesota Daily / Jasmin Kemp)

In second special session, Minnesota Legislature again fails to pass infrastructure package

Madeline Deninger
July 22, 2020

The Minnesota Legislature again failed to pass an infrastructure bill Tuesday morning, leaving the fate of projects at the University of Minnesota and throughout the state uncertain. The House took up...

Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on Friday, June 13, 2020. (Minnesota Daily / Jasmin Kemp)

With no bonding bill, UMN infrastructure projects left in limbo

Madeline Deninger
June 21, 2020

The Minnesota Legislature adjourned before it could pass a key statewide infrastructure bill, leaving the funding for University of Minnesota projects up in the air.  The state Senate voted to adjourn...

Legislature fails to pass bonding bill before deadline

Madeline Deninger
May 18, 2020

Lawmakers failed to pass a capital infrastructure bill Sunday night, with University of Minnesota funding proving a point of contention.  The House failed to pass a $2 billion bill with three-fifths...

An unidentified university junior smokes a Juul in her apartment on Saturday, Nov. 9. The convenience of a Juul, compared to traditional cigarettes, allows for increased consumption during day to day activities.

Legislature aims to raise state nicotine purchasing age, ban flavored vapes

Emma Dill
November 11, 2019

In an attempt to curb underage vaping, Minnesota legislators announced plans last month to restrict vape and tobacco products statewide. Two proposed bills would raise the state’s nicotine minimum purchasing...

Blank: Blame for UMN's tuition hikes should fall on the state legislature

Blank: Blame for UMN’s tuition hikes should fall on the state legislature

Lew Blank
July 3, 2019

College tuition cost and student loan debt are at record highs. The average college graduate in Minnesota faces more than $21,000 in student debt, the fourth worst rate in the nation as of 2017, according...

Students from the University of Minnesota campuses including the Twin Cities, Crookston and Morris gather on the steps for a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, April 3 as a part of Support the U Day.

MSA’s renters’ rights bill passes in Legislature

J.D. Duggan
May 25, 2019

The state Legislature passed a renters’ rights bill Friday that aims to protect renters from predatory landlord practices. The bill, supported by the Minnesota Student Association and authored by Sen....

Students from the University of Minnesota campuses including the Twin Cities, Crookston and Morris gather on the steps for a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, April 3 as a part of Support the U Day.

UMN receives half of budget ask from state legislature

J.D. Duggan
May 21, 2019

With just hours to spare in the regular session, the legislature allocated half of what the University of Minnesota requested in state funding for the next two fiscal years. The higher education omnibus...