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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...

UMN student group enters fight to combat racism in medicine

White Coats for Black Lives members pose for a portrait outside of Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower on Thursday, Nov. 14. WCBL is a medical student group working to overcome racial bias in medicine. 

Jasmine Snow

November 18, 2019

A group of second-year medical students is trying to improve treatment of patients of color in a historically white healthcare system.  The University of Minnesota’s chapter of White Coats for Black Lives was established in 2014 and works to increase diversity and awareness of racism in the me...

UMN panel addresses white supremacist myth

Illustrated by Jane Borstad.

Jasmine Snow

November 15, 2019

Humanities and cultural studies professors gathered in Heller Hall Wednesday to discuss a white supremacist conspiracy theory and its impact today.  “‘The Great Replacement’: Conspiracy Theories and Far-Right Mass Violence in the Trump Era” panel was presented by the Center for Holocaust...

Headline Roundup: U.S. leaves Paris Agreement, impeachment update and Twitter ban

Sarah Mai

Jasmine Snow

November 14, 2019

The U.S. begins to leave the Paris Climate Agreement  Earlier this month, the United States began its formal exit from the Paris Climate Agreement, a process which will be completed Nov. 4, 2020 — a year from the official announcement.  According to NPR, the Trump Administration has officially notified the United Nations of its plan to leave the PCA. The decision comes more than two years after the President first announced his intentions in June 2017.  Jess...

Sanders, Omar hold rally at Williams Arena

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., face the crowd together during a rally held at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 3. 

Hana Ikramuddin and Jasmine Snow

November 4, 2019

Bernie Sanders left attendees at Sunday’s rally at the University of Minnesota with a central message: “we will not be divided.” Along with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Sanders covered topics including impeachment, immigration, healthcare and education in front of a crowd of thousands. “Ilhan and I share a co...

Headline Roundup: LGBT discrimination, ceasefire ends and California’s privacy laws

Sarah Mai

Jasmine Snow

October 23, 2019

LGBTQ+ Supreme Court discrimination hearings In the past weeks, the Supreme Court has held hearings regarding what is or is not sexual and gender expression discrimination under Title VII, which bars discrimination on the basis of sex as well as other factors, according to NPR.  One case being ...

Remembering the women the world forgot

Nancy Swanson prepares to place a handful of tobacco in the Mississippi as part of a sunrise ceremony on Wednesday, May 1 to commemorate the beginning of American Indian Month. The ceremony concluded with a special tribute to missing and murdered indigenous women.

Dylan Miettinen

May 6, 2019

Walter Goodwin remembers the joy he felt when his cousin, Ricarda Tillman-Locket, was born. He also remembers the fear and anguish he felt upon hearing she disappeared. It was 2007 in Memphis, Tennessee when Tillman-Locket dropped her 7-month-old off at a friend's house before heading to work. From ther...

Tina Smith pushes for financial aid transparency

Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchar's presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Erin Wilson

April 9, 2019

A set of bills brought forward in Congress by Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., aims to demystify loans and the cost of college for students and families.   Smith introduced the Know Before You Owe Federal Student Loan Act, Understanding the True Cost of College Act and Net Price Calculator Improvement Act in la...

After presenting to U.N., group shares research on juvenile detention at UMN

University law student Rebecca Rosefelt, who worked as an intern during Summer 2017 in Mexico conducting research on international standards for juvenile detention, spoke at Mondale Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Her research shows that many juveniles are detained for long periods of time while police investigated their cases, even though they weren't charged yet.

Imani Cruzen

October 11, 2018

After presenting to international government groups around the world, a research organization brought its findings on juvenile detention to the University of Minnesota Law School Wednesday afternoon. Juvenile Justice Advocates International, in partnership with groups around the country including the Unive...