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Political student groups gear up for 2020 election

College Republicans President Kirby Gibson poses outside Johnson Hall on Sunday, Sep. 20. Gibson is looking at alternative ways to mobilize and promote campaigns now that safety concerns discourage in-person meetings.

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter

September 22, 2020

While the College Republicans and the Collegiate Group for Trump have united in supporting the president’s reelection bid, Democratic groups are split in their support.

Weisman Art Museum set to reopen doors Oct. 1

The Weisman Art Museum stands empty on Sunday, Sept. 20, as the staff prepare for their reopening on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter

September 22, 2020

Students can check out permanent and temporary pieces and take advantage of the physical and virtual spaces now available

Dinkytown McDonald’s expected to be razed after committee approval of housing project

A proposed rendering of the Dinkytown McDonald's redevelopment.

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter

September 22, 2020

McDonald's is set to return on the bottom floor of the complex.

Almost all undergrads have acknowledged COVID-19 pop-up

Almost all undergrads have acknowledged COVID-19 pop-up

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter

September 21, 2020

After students expressed surprise and concern over the statement that appeared on their MyU page, administration issued further explanation.

With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

With rapidly approaching census deadline, UMN neighborhoods still undercounted

Lydia Morrell

September 21, 2020

University neighborhoods are reporting at some of the lowest rates in Minneapolis, and experts fear that the updated deadline will exclude student populations.

A look at how Big Ten schools are handling reopening

Boynton Health’s east bank location COVID-19 testing stations stands empty on Wednesday, Sep. 16. As stated on signs surrounding the tent, patients must schedule an appointment in advance in order to receive a COVID-19 test.

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter

September 20, 2020

The fourteen Big Ten schools have faced unique difficulties with reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New MSA task force focuses on the essentials: food and housing

Student Basic Needs Coalition Chair Kyle Sorbe poses for a portrait outside of Morrill Hall on Friday, Sep. 18. The Basic Needs Task Force was formed to address students' needs for housing, food, and safety.

Ava Thompson, Campus Activities Reporter

September 20, 2020

The Minnesota Student Association is recruiting members to join the Basic Needs Task Force to address student housing and food insecurity.

Students for a Democratic Society kicks off the semester with on-campus rally

Students for a Democratic Society kicked off the new semester with a rally in front of Coffman Union on Friday, Sept. 18. They continued their summer-long calls for community oversight of university police.

Evan Berg, Campus Administration Reporter

September 19, 2020

The group rallied to express their frustration with the planned review of university police, and instead called for oversight to be handed to the campus community.

A first-year move in like no other

John Fogarty, first-year student from Appleton, Wisconsin, moves his belongings into the carts with his parents while moving in to a University residential hall on Friday, Sept. 18.

Samantha Woodward, City Reporter

September 19, 2020

Weeks after they were initially scheduled to arrive, students brand new to the University of Minnesota wrapped up moving into their on-campus housing Friday.

Robbery at gunpoint reported near East Bank Friday night

Robbery at gunpoint reported near East Bank Friday night

Brooke Sheehy

September 18, 2020

The incident is the fourth robbery near campus in a week.