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COVID-19 shakes steady international student enrollment trends

COVID-19 shakes steady international student enrollment trends

Srilekha Garishakurti, Campus Activities Reporter
February 3, 2021
Due to travel restrictions, a pause on embassy and consulate services and more, the once-growing body of new international students has taken a hit.
Joan Gabel on Zoom

Gabel talks UMPD safety review, Biden’s higher ed policies and CARES funds

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter
February 2, 2021
University President Joan Gabel also discussed the ongoing Board of Regents election with the Minnesota Daily in a virtual interview Monday.
Bonnie Jenkins, the founder and executive director of the Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation, speaks at a conference. Courtesy photo.

Humphrey global policy fellow Dr. Bonnie Jenkins nominated to Biden administration

Katelyn Vue, Campus Activities Reporter
February 1, 2021
Jenkins was nominated to serve as undersecretary for arms control and international security affairs, and awaits confirmation from the Senate.
Political science faculty speak out against hiring of former Trump staffers

Political science faculty speak out against hiring of former Trump staffers

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
January 29, 2021
University of Minnesota professors signed on to a letter last month asking their employers to apply the “strictest of scrutiny” in hiring former Trump administration staff.
Vitaly Brown, a second year student at the University of Minnesota, poses for a portrait in the Physics and Nanotechnology building on Friday, Jan. 22. “At the end of the day, I really don’t get why people can’t have normal conversations or normal protests,” said Brown, regarding the protest at the Capitol in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6.

Insurrection, impeachment and a lost election: Student conservatives consider the future of the GOP

Samantha Woodward
January 25, 2021
One political expert said the party’s future is uncertain as impeachment proceedings continue next month.
Demonstrators march down East Lake Street Street in response to the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The protest lasted around two hours.

Inauguration Day protesters demand radical change from new president

Samantha Woodward and Lydia Morrell
January 22, 2021

Protesters gathered near South High School in Minneapolis on Inauguration Day to “demand a people’s agenda” as President Joe Biden’s administration enters the White House with promises of change. Local...

A small group of protesters gather in front of the Minnesota Capitol during the Hold the Line protest on Saturday, Jan. 16. The event was held to protest the presidential election results.

Scant turnout at State Capitol right-wing protests before Inauguration Day

State Patrol and media outnumbered right-wing protesters during a weekend of demonstrations outside the Capitol building.
A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Road trips and canvassing: UMN students got creative to make their voices heard

Samantha Hendrickson and Jasmine Snow
December 13, 2020
Some students tried to vote where it would count most, contributing to what is shaping up to be a year of record youth voter turnout.
Christine Diindiisi McCleave, CEO of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

Indigenous-led survey centers boarding school, adoption experiences

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
December 7, 2020
The Child Removal Survey looks at how the federal government upended Native American communities and how they have sought healing.
Activist and Giniw Collective member Wabigonikwe Raven poses for a portrait in front of St. Anthony Falls on Saturday, Nov. 28. The Giniw Collective is an Indigenous women, 2-Spirit led group that is an active part of the StopLine3 movement.

‘There has to be a point when we say enough’: University students, faculty and alumni voice opposition to Line 3 pipeline

Becca Most
December 5, 2020
Following the tar sands oil pipeline approval on Nov. 30, advocates call for Gov. Walz to deny or delay construction.