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‘An open wound still’: community members protest dismissal motion

Protesters gather outside of the Hennepin County Family Justice Center in response to motions made by the police officers involved in George Floyd's murder on Friday, Sep. 11.  The four former officers filed motions to be tried separately.

Jasmine Snow and Samantha Woodward

September 11, 2020

Judge Peter Cahill started the hearing by saying dismissal motions wouldn't be discussed. Decisions have yet to be made regarding relocation or an anonymous jury.

Ilhan Omar on Minneapolis after George Floyd protests, criminal justice reform

<p>Congresswoman Ilhan Omar addresses an audience at Ilhan Omar 2020 Reelection Kickoff: “Send Her Back to Congress” at Aria on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Nur B. Adam / Minnesota Daily)</p>

Madeline Deninger

July 16, 2020

The Minnesota Daily recently spoke with congresswoman Ilhan Omar about recent criminal justice reform measures on the national and state levels. Omar also discussed her vision for systemic change in Minneapolis.  It's been more than a month since George Floyd was killed. I think life has been dif...

Enrollment in graduate school could rise after the COVID-19 recession

Sarah Mai

Jasmine Snow

April 16, 2020

University of Minnesota students are reconsidering their graduation plans in the wake of the economic fallout due to COVID-19.  Past recessions have increased interest in higher education among both high school and college graduates, last seen en masse in the wake of the Great Recession between 2...

Who benefits from suspension of loan payments and interest?

Who benefits from suspension of loan payments and interest?

Jasmine Snow

April 2, 2020

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced his administration would suspend payments to federal student loans and waive accruing interest, but experts say students should take a closer look at possible benefits. As of March 13, any borrower of a federally held loan may have their payments ...

Global economy could lose $10 trillion due to climate change, report finds

Sarah Mai

Becca Most

March 26, 2020

In a collaboration with University of Minnesota researchers, a World Wildlife Fund report published last month found that the global economy stands to lose $10 trillion by 2050 if actions are not taken to address climate change. Using a combination of environmental and economic modeling, WWF's work is p...

U.S. suspends visa services worldwide, prompts international student worry

A man walks his dog along a quiet Washington Avenue bridge on Saturday, March 21.

Jiang Li

March 21, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. continuing to escalate, University of Minnesota computer science junior Chen Liu, who planned to go back to China this summer, said one problem keeps bothering him — his visa will expire in July, and he may not be able to re-enter the U.S. for his fall semester cl...

Here’s what you need to know about UMN’s plans, preparation for coronavirus

<p>Hailee Schievelbein</p>

MN Daily Staff

March 9, 2020

Editor's note: this story will be updated on an ongoing basis as more information becomes available. As a potential hub for the highly contagious coronavirus, the University of Minnesota is prepping for how to react. The University has canceled in-person instruction and closed most University buildin...

UMN students hit the polls for Super Tuesday

Douglas Zehren casts his ballot at the Grace University Lutheran Church on Tuesday, March 3.

MN Daily Staff

March 5, 2020

The Democratic Party is seeking to narrow its field and decide on a final candidate, and University of Minnesota students hit the polls in full force Tuesday morning. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Massachusetts Sen. Eliz...

Trump budget could cut support, aid for UMN students

Olivia Cuoco, a first year student at the University of Minnesota, poses for a portrait at the University YMCA, where she works as a childrens’ programs site lead, on Wednesday, March 4. Cuoco’s job is part of the work-study program, without which it would be volunteer only. Cuoco says that she would be unable to remain in the position if the program were discontinued.

Jasmine Snow

March 5, 2020

Early last month, the Trump administration released a budget proposal for the next fiscal year which included steep cuts to programs that could impact programs University of Minnesota students use.   The proposal includes a $5.6 billion, or nearly 8%, reduction to U.S. Department of Educat...

Still fighting nationally, Biden wins Minnesota primary

<p>Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a gun safety and Moms Demand Action event held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Gage Skidmore / Associated Collegiate Press. </p>

MN Daily Staff

March 4, 2020

After a strong performance in South Carolina shifted his campaign’s momentum, presidential candidate Joe Biden surged on Super Tuesday. Biden is projected to win the Democratic primary in Minnesota and several other states, according to the Associated Press. As of about 11 p.m., projections have call...