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UMN health center to distribute prescriptions for oral COVID-19 treatments

UMN health center to distribute prescriptions for oral COVID-19 treatments

by Tess Fitzhenry
Published February 16, 2022
Following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, individuals with a high risk of contracting COVID-19 can now be treated with antiviral medications.
The Warren E. Burger Federal Building on Saturday, Jan. 29. The federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s murder will be held in this courthouse.

Federal trial against officers involved in Floyd’s murder enters fourth week

by Hanna Van Den Einde
Published February 14, 2022
The federal trial continues with prosecution expecting to rest its case on Monday.
First Lady Jill Biden speaks at the Child Development Laboratory School to praise the American Rescue Plan and host a discussion among early childhood leaders on Wednesday, Feb. 9. From left to right: Gov. Tim Walz, First Lady Jill Biden, Sec. of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Shawnice Walls.

First Lady Jill Biden, Governor Walz host roundtable at UMN

by Alex Steil
Published February 9, 2022
Biden, Walz and others host an early childhood education event at the University’s Child Development Laboratory School.
UMN Faculty Senate cancels classes for Juneteenth; students call it a “first step”

UMN Faculty Senate cancels classes for Juneteenth; students call it a “first step”

by Gabrielle Lombard
Published February 7, 2022
No University classes will be held on June 20, 2022 or June 19, 2023 to recognize the federal holiday.
An activist leads chants as the protestors march towards the 1st Minneapolis Police Precinct on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. The protest was held to honor Amir Locke, who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis Police officer earlier this week.

Protestors march for ‘Justice for Amir’ after police killing Wednesday

by Minnesota Daily News Staff
Published February 5, 2022
Hundreds filled the streets of downtown Minneapolis, calling for a ban on no-knock warrants and the resignation of the interim police chief and Mayor Frey.
UMN spring semester updates on quarantining and COVID-19 safety measures

UMN spring semester updates on quarantining and COVID-19 safety measures

by Bella Carpentier and Claire Nelson
Published January 25, 2022
Are you confused about the COVID-19 policy changes this semester to keep students safe? Here’s a breakdown of the recent updates so far.
Protesters march past fences and barbed wire surrounding Hennepin County Government Center on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Federal trial begins for three officers involved in George Floyd’s murder

by Hanna Van Den Einde
Published January 24, 2022
Opening statements begin Monday for the officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights.
UMN Faculty Senate passes resolution to affirm academic freedom

UMN Faculty Senate passes resolution to affirm academic freedom

by Maia Irvin
Published January 21, 2022
Amid attempts across the nation to dictate how concepts like race and gender appear in academic curriculum, the University of Minnesota signaled it would protect academic freedom through a new resolution.
Federal student loan pause extension may relieve financial stress, students weigh in

Federal student loan pause extension may relieve financial stress, students weigh in

by Gabrielle Lombard
Published January 19, 2022
Students said President Joe Biden’s federal student loan freeze has created some financial freedom and security.
Illustrated by Morgan La Casse

White House releases fact sheet detailing new information about Build Back Better plan

by Alex Steil
Published September 12, 2021
The plan aims to make college more affordable, among other goals.

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