The Minnesota Daily

Social media tests limits of academic freedom

Christopher Aadland

September 11, 2014

When a Big Ten university took back a professor’s job offer last month due to his controversial Twitter posts, it sparked a national debate about the freedom of academic expression and speech on social media. Academics across the nation — including one at the University of Minnesota — a...

Big Ten moves east

Big Ten moves east

Jack Satzinger

September 11, 2014

Click here for the full experience When the University of Minnesota joined the Big Ten more than a century ago, the league was called the Western Conference. Now, the 14-team group may as well be called the Eastern Conference. Within the past year and a half, the Big Ten has put its stamp on the Eas...

NCAA reinstates Penn State’s postseason eligibility

Sam Kraemer

September 10, 2014

The NCAA restored Penn State University’s football postseason eligibility Monday, lifting one of several sanctions it handed down in 2012 after finding that the school had mishandled the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Beginning next season, Penn State will have all of its scholarships reinstated, and start...

University police help bust crime ring

Nick Wicker

September 4, 2014

A team of University of Minnesota police spent the past 10 months working undercover part time to help bust a national ring of cellphone thefts. Working with local and national law enforcement, the officers helped with an investigation that led to the indictment of 20 members of a Twin Cities-based crime syn...

Minnesota student leaders team up for sexual assault prevention

Minnesota student leaders team up for sexual assault prevention

Blair Emerson

July 23, 2014

As colleges nationwide continue talks on how to address sexual assault on campus, students from Minnesota colleges are banding together to discuss their own ways to address the problem. And though University of Minnesota student leaders say the institution is well-equipped to tackle issues of campus...

Lawmakers push for Pell Grant changes

Lawmakers push for Pell Grant changes

Blair Emerson

July 9, 2014

If a group of national lawmakers has its way, some University of Minnesota students could get more help paying for summer classes. As Congress works to renew the Higher Education Act, which expired in January, lawmakers last month proposed a list of initiatives. One initiative would make the federal P...

Obama uses Twin Cities stage as national soapbox

President Barack Obama addresses the crowd during a town hall meeting at Minnehaha Park on June 26, 2014.

Taylor Nachtigal

July 2, 2014

With a Minneapolis park for a backdrop and an enthusiastic crowd of Minnesotans cheering him on, President Barack Obama called out Republicans for blocking his national agenda. During his two-day visit to the Twin Cities last week, the president touted Minnesota policy initiatives and leadership while try...

Obama speaks at Lake Harriet

President Barack Obama waves goodbye to the crowd after giving a 30-minute speech on June 27, 2014, at the Lake Harriet Band Shell. He praised Minnesota legislation while criticizing Republicans in Congress for blocking his agenda.

Marion Renault

June 27, 2014

President Barack Obama continued to denounce Republicans in the last speech of his two-day trip to Minnesota. In his address to 3,500 people at the Lake Harriet Band Shell late Friday morning, the president claimed that the GOP blocked or voted down “every single serious idea to strengthen the middl...

Hennepin County stops honoring federal requests to hold detainees

Hennepin County stops honoring federal requests to hold detainees

Marion Renault

June 25, 2014

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek announced earlier this month that his office will no longer honor federal requests to hold immigrant inmates without judicial authority. After talks with advocacy groups and push from local elected officials, law enforcement officials will stop complying with fede...

Obama expands student loan repayment plan

Taylor Nachtigal

June 18, 2014

Student loans have recently taken the forefront in Washington, D.C., and some borrowers in Minnesota could soon see changes in their payments. President Barack Obama signed an executive memorandum last week expanding the Pay As You Earn program, which will cap loan payments for some borrowers. Within the next year, s...