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Obama touts bold swath of policies

Liz Anderson

January 21, 2015

In his sixth State of the Union address, President Barack Obama targeted the middle class, calling attention to college affordability and offering tax breaks, as well as discussing other proposals to alleviate financial strain. “Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will ...

‘Black lives matter’

Jennifer Oliver tears up while resting her hand on Brycen Petrie's shoulder at the beginning of the march on Monday in St. Paul.

Daily Staff

January 20, 2015

Thousands gathered at the intersection of University and Snelling avenues in St. Paul on Monday to march 4 miles in protest of police violence against black people. The local demonstration occurred amid other protests nationwide marking the holiday in remembrance of the civil rights leader, Martin Lu...

Med students join nationwide “die-in”

Blair Emerson

December 10, 2014

The air was silent in the Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower on Wednesday as onlookers passed a group of about 70 students lying flat on the floor. The students, from the University of Minnesota's Medical School and School of Public Health, joined students across the country as ...

Calorie info gets spotlight

Kelsey Christensen

December 9, 2014

When a Cold Stone Creamery customer orders the “Gotta Have It” size of a PB&C shake, they’re handed nearly 2,000 calories in a cup — about the suggested daily nutritional intake for a woman. But the calorie count isn’t listed on Cold Stone’s in-store menu. Tha...

Executive order prompts legal questions

Morgan Wolfe

December 2, 2014

President Barack Obama’s executive order last month to reform national immigration policy has jumpstarted demand for University of Minnesota legal services designed to aid undocumented immigrants. The Law School’s Center for New Americans has seen a spike in legal inquiries since Obama&rsq...

‘We are not a mascot’

Daily Staff

November 3, 2014

Chants and drum beats rang out Sunday morning as hundreds of people marched down University Avenue Southeast in what some called the largest protest of the Washington Redskins’ name in the NFL team’s history. “Change the name! Change the name!” demonstrators repeated as they j...

Gay marriage expands

John Thomas

October 7, 2014

Same-sex marriage is legal for the majority of country as of Monday. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from five states that sought to keep same-sex marriage prohibited, surprising most observers. The decision immediately legalized gay marriage in Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah and ...

Peace Corps revamps application

Kevin Karner

September 25, 2014

When Corey Poland applied to the Peace Corps a few years ago, he asked to volunteer in Latin America so he could improve his Spanish-speaking skills. But instead, the recent environmental science graduate was offered an assignment across the Atlantic Ocean in Sierra Leone. Now, this kind of situatio...

Pre-meds scramble to take MCAT

Christopher Aadland

September 24, 2014

A surge of doctor-hopefuls at the University of Minnesota is scrambling to take the Medical College Admission Test before it changes drastically in April. The beefed-up version of the test — which has stayed the same since its initial introduction in 1991 — will include new sections on social...

Net neutrality stirs discussion

Parker Lemke

September 24, 2014

How users will access the Internet in the future, or whether they will be charged for faster content, is up in the air. Net neutrality — the existing system in which Internet service providers offer equal speed and access to all websites, big or small — has recently come to the forefront...