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Photo of Dr. Eric Weitz, courtesy of the Princeton University Press

Former history professor and scholar of modern Europe Eric Weitz dies at 68

by MaryKate Fenstermaker
Published July 22, 2021
Eric Weitz taught at the University for 13 years until 2013, during which he directed the Center for German and European Studies and played an instrumental role in the formation of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies as a professor and chair of the History Department.
English professor and diversity advocate Qadri Ismail dies at 59

English professor and diversity advocate Qadri Ismail dies at 59

by Maia Irvin
Published June 16, 2021
Professor Qadri Ismail impacted many students and colleagues with his rigorous intellect, generous personality and advocacy.
Ilean (second from right) stands with her family.

Students, friends and colleagues honor legacy of Regent Kao Ly Ilean Her following death at 52

by Maia Irvin, Marlee Louden , and Matthew Voigt
Published June 8, 2021
Her was buried Sunday following a memorial service held June 5 and 6.
Former Vice President and University professor Walter F. Mondale on Tuesday in his office at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis in 2012.

Walter Mondale, former vice president and University professor, dies at 93

by Dylan Miettinen
Published April 20, 2021
Mondale, co-author of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, was a lifelong proponent of dozens of liberal policies.
Al Milgrom, 2015

‘The spirit of Dinkytown’: Dinkytown remembers legendary filmmaker Al Milgrom

by Jasmine Snow
Published January 22, 2021
Longtime residents remember Milgrom’s contributions to the history and culture of the area.
Courtesy of Ashley Groshek.

Corbett Laubignat, disability advocate, dies at 40

by Farrah Mina
Published May 4, 2020

The University of Minnesota Disability Resource Center hosted a virtual celebration of life for Corbett Laubignat on Friday, May 1. Laubignat was a senior access consultant who died March 2. She was 40.  Laubignat...

Former Minnesota Daily desk editor Olivia Johnson, 22, died in a car crash Saturday.

‘A light in the newsroom’: Former Daily editor dies in crash

by Michelle Griffith
Published January 1, 2020

She always had a smile on her face, even when working long hours “in the trenches” of a student newspaper, ensuring stories were the best they could be. Former Minnesota Daily Desk Editor and University...

A note from the family of Dylan Christy

by Family of Dylan Christy
Published July 24, 2019

We wish to express our sincere appreciation for all the kindness and generosity shown to us at the time of Dylan’s death. We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support. It gives us comfort...

Obituary for Dylan Robert Christy

Obituary for Dylan Robert Christy

by Obituaries
Published June 17, 2019

Dylan Robert Christy, age 21, of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 11, 2019. Dylan was born in 1997 to Dale and Misty Christy in Grand Rapids. He graduated from Grand Rapids...