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Antibiotic resistance plagues public health

Bessma Dabaan

November 24, 2015

Substantial use of antibiotics has caused an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, impacting health care providers’ ability to fight infectious diseases. Government officials are trying to teach the general public more about the issue in order to ensure the medicine is used appropriately....

Researchers examine Uber’s environmental impact

Eliana Schreiber

November 23, 2015

Uber and Lyft can offer a cheap ride home, but researchers are looking into what ridesharing services are costing the environment.   As part of an effort to better understand the environmental and societal impacts of transportation, both companies are helping conduct a survey among their riders. The study will collect data about why r...

U students assemble to support Mizzou protesters

Junior Natasha Moore, a communications agent of the African-American & African Studies program, kicks off the demonstration hosted by the University's Black Student Union outside of Coffman Memorial Union on Thursday.

Keaton Schmitt

November 16, 2015

Enduring a wind chill below freezing, a crowd of about 150 gathered in front of the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Union Thursday evening to voice support for protesting students at the University of Missouri, where protests over alleged racism within the school’s leadership ha...

Mizzou president resigns

Following months of student protest and controversies at the University of Missouri, its system president resigned Monday morning. Soon after the announcement, a crowd of more than 500 rallied at the school's Carnahan Quad, where students, faculty and other demonstrators chanted in celebration of their movement's success.

Jackie Renzetti

November 10, 2015

A weekslong campus-wide cry for University of Missouri leaders to address racism at the school received an official response Monday morning with the resignation of the school’s system president.   Mounting racial tension, successive administrative controversies and more than a dozen student and facul...

California wildfires intensify

Keith Min

September 15, 2015

Californian wildfires—intensified by a fourth year of droughts—rage on as the state fire department strains to minimize damage.   “Firefighters continue to take action on the Valley,” reads the department’s incident report. It has deployed 2,362 fire personnel and 258 fire engines to fight the Valley fire as of today, accor...

Obama rolls out FAFSA changes

Raju Chaduvula

September 14, 2015

President Obama continues his efforts to reform education and college affordability. This morning, the President joined his U.S. Education Secretary to discuss the changes the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Obama administration announced on Sunday that students will now be...

Obama signs student loan bill of rights

Ethan Nelson

March 12, 2015

President Barack Obama signed the Student Aid Bill of Rights on Tuesday, calling on federal officials to increase borrowers’ access to federal loan information and help them avoid dishonest lenders. The act proposes the creation of a website where students can file complaints about lenders, collectio...

Video concerns greek leaders

Haley Hansen

March 11, 2015

Members of the University of Minnesota’s greek community are expressing disappointment in their peers after a video surfaced Sunday showing University of Oklahoma fraternity members using racial slurs. Some Minnesota greek leaders say events like the one in Oklahoma paint greek life everywhere in a nega...

Black History Month festivities have fresh motivation

Parker Lemke

February 4, 2015

The Black American National Anthem, drumbeats and dancing filled Coffman Union’s Great Hall on Tuesday evening as about 100 students kicked off Black History Month. The annual observance comes amid a national debate on race and police brutality. Set off by the shooting of a black teenager, Mich...

Obama’s tax reform plan could aid students

Haley Hansen

January 29, 2015

University of Minnesota students may be losing out on nearly $2,500 of tax benefits each year. President Barack Obama’s tax reform proposal released earlier this month could help ensure students receive all eligible education tax incentives, including tuition reductions, by simplifying the appli...