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Gallery: Emotions erupt in Minneapolis following guilty verdicts in Chauvin trial

Gallery: Emotions erupt in Minneapolis following guilty verdicts in Chauvin trial

Community members and activists celebrate outside of Hennepin County Government Center and in George Floyd Square following the announcement of guilty verdicts on all counts in the trial of former Police Officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20
Hennepin County sheriffs overlook the crowd of protesters from the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 28.

Derek Chauvin found guilty on murder and manslaughter charges

Derek Chauvin is guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd.
Former Vice President and University professor Walter F. Mondale on Tuesday in his office at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis in 2012.

Walter Mondale, former vice president and University professor, dies at 93

Dylan Miettinen
April 20, 2021
Mondale, co-author of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, was a lifelong proponent of dozens of liberal policies.
Biden’s American Rescue Plan to deliver $97 million in relief funds to UMN

Biden’s American Rescue Plan to deliver $97 million in relief funds to UMN

Abbey Machtig
April 3, 2021
The COVID-19 relief bill, signed into action on March 11, designates approximately $40 billion for higher education.
University of Minnesota alum Elise Eckert poses for a portrait on a balcony in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, March 30. Eckert, who graduated in Spring 2020, filed independently on her 2020 taxes for the first time, prompted by the opportunity to receive a stimulus check.

Students who file taxes as independents can receive last year’s stimulus checks

Emalyn Muzzy
April 1, 2021
If you paid for more than half of your living expenses in 2020, you could get that money back.
After a white man shot and killed 8 people, 6 of them Asian women, at Atlanta-area spas, protesters gathered at the Asian Solidarity Protest in Minneapolis to denounce white supremacy on March 18, 2021.

Asian and Asian American community members heal and process after Atlanta-area shootings

Katelyn Vue and Samantha Hendrickson
March 31, 2021
Amid the rise of anti-Asian crimes, the Atlanta-area shootings have sparked protests and rallies in the Twin Cities.
‘Unfortunately, it is very American’: UMN professor testifies before Congress about anti-Asian violence

‘Unfortunately, it is very American’: UMN professor testifies before Congress about anti-Asian violence

Sonja Kleven, Campus Administration Reporter
March 29, 2021
Congress has not heard testimonies about anti-Asian discrimination in 34 years, Dr. Erika Lee said in her testimony.
Chauvin trial: Local lawyers reflect on jury selection

Chauvin trial: Local lawyers reflect on jury selection

Samantha Woodward
March 26, 2021
Two lawyers help understand the impact of the city’s settlement, the makeup of the jury and what to keep an eye on as the trial begins Monday.
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.