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UMN law professor looks forward to primaries despite failing to win DFL senate endorsement

Richard Painter, a law professor at the University of Minnesota and former lawyer for President George W. Bush, speaks at the DFL Convention at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota on Friday, June 1, 2018. Painter is running for U.S. Senate and did not win the DFL endorsement.

Helen Sabrowsky

June 2, 2018

Richard Painter, a University of Minnesota law professor, failed to secure the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsement for his U.S. Senate bid at the party’s State Convention Friday in Rochester. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minnesota, won the endorsement. While Painter did not win the DFL endorsement, earning j...

U.S. House Democrats end sit-in over gun control

Ryan Faircloth

June 28, 2016

A more than 24-hour sit-in by U.S. House Democrats on chamber floors ended Thursday. The protest by Democratic legislators began around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to demand votes on gun control measures in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Minnesota Reps. Keith Ellison, Rick Nolan and B...

Study finds some alcohol programs have little impact on greek communities

Aaron Job

June 1, 2016

Students involved in greek life often remain unaffected by alcohol intervention programs, a recent study has found.  The study, conducted by the American Psychological Association,  found that alcohol education programs have had little impact on the drinking habits of those in fraternities and soror...

K-Cups pile up in landfills

Sophomore Cece Sjoquist places a K-Cup in the Keurig she shares with her roommates in her Dinkytown apartment on Monday.

Eliana Schreiber

March 22, 2016

While K-Cups are convenient to use, the single-serving coffee pods aren’t as easy on the environment.     Researchers and environmental activists are alarmed about the impacts of packaging for K-Cups as the small pods used for Keurig coffee makers cannot be recycled in most places, which l...

Study shows BMI may be off balance

Hannah Weikel

February 17, 2016

A person’s weight and height may not be an accurate measure of their health status, according to a recent study.     Body mass index, widely used among health professionals for calculating health on a spectrum from underweight to obese, could be inaccurately categorizing nearly 75 mill...

Rumors circulate of Klobuchar Supreme Court nomination

Brian Edwards

February 16, 2016

Amid speculation over the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, some are envisioning a Minnesotan nominee.     MSNBC, USA Today and CNN are among the prominent news organizations including U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., as a possible appointee to fill the open seat left by Justice Antonin Scalia, wh...

Athletes’ load may lighten

Brian Edwards

January 21, 2016

If a student-athlete is interested in joining a student group, getting an internship, studying abroad or visiting family, they need to find a way to fit it in between their academic and athletic commitments.     To help ease student-athletes’ jam-packed schedules, the National Collegiate Athletic Associ...

Protests seek campus diversity nationwide

Benjamin Farniok

December 15, 2015

Around 70 student groups at schools across the U.S. and Canada are demanding more diverse college campuses.    Many, including an activist group at the University of Minnesota, are seeking more faculty members of varying backgrounds as well as a commitment to bringing more students of color, va...

Texts ending in periods are less sincere ending in periods as less sincere

Bessma Dabaan

December 14, 2015

Before sending their next text message, students may want to re-evaluate the punctuation at the end of their sentences.   A Binghamton University study published last month highlighted the different ways text senders and receivers view periods at the end of a message. According to the study, the lit...

Poll shows computer science attitudes

Tiffany Lukk

December 1, 2015

A recent Gallup poll found that students, parents and teachers think boys are more likely to be interested in and successful at computer science than girls. What’s more, the poll also found that high school-aged girls share in that lowered confidence.   Three-quarters of students between grades...