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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

Hailee Schievelbein

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

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. 

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...

Student campaigns make last-minute outreach efforts

Student supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren gather on the East Bank to chalk and poster areas of the campus before Super Tuesday on Monday, March 2.

MN Daily Staff

March 4, 2020

In the Super Tuesday contests that will be pivotal in nominating a Democratic candidate, University of Minnesota students spent the final days leading up to Minnesota’s Democratic primary campaigning in student groups. Although the nomination has not yet been secured, students are certain: their can...

Student early voter turnout could increase ahead of March primary

Senior Sammy Lett reviews an early voting ballot at the Hennepin County Government Center on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Yves De Jesus

January 30, 2020

Minnesota’s first presidential primary in nearly three decades could mean a bigger student turnout, experts say.  The state’s switch from a caucus to a primary system also allows voters to cast absentee ballots, which includes in-person and by-mail early voting, for the first time since 199...

New UMN student group launches Trump re-election efforts

Emily Hansen watches a re-election campaign video for President Trump with other students at the end of a meeting put on by The Collegiate Group for Trump in Coffman Union on Tuesday, Jan. 21. 

Jasmine Snow

January 23, 2020

Hoping to establish a presence on the University of Minnesota, The Collegiate Group for Trump marked its first semester on campus at a kick-off event Tuesday.  The Collegiate Group for Trump will campaign for President Donald Trump this semester, aiming to set itself apart from other conservative groups wi...

Minnesota legal groups struggle with asylum challenges

Sarah Mai

Jasmine Snow

December 12, 2019

Groups that provide legal services to asylum seekers are struggling under new regulations set by the Trump Administration. The administration has taken several steps this year to discourage asylum-seekers from entering the U.S., effectively barring immigrants from certain countries. At the Universit...

Amid fears of recession, UMN students split on economy

Sarah Mai

Jasmine Snow

December 9, 2019

As economists speculate on the probability of an impending recession, students feel uncertain about future financial prospects, according to a recent survey. Only 8 percent of University of Minnesota students who participated in the study rated the current state of the U.S. economy as "very good." Fo...