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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

A Gopher Chauffeur driver makes their rounds on Feb. 5, 2012.

Gopher Chauffeur faces staff shortage upon reopening this Fall

by Smile Tongkaw
Published November 21, 2021
After closing their operation for a year due to the pandemic, the Gopher Chauffeur is now back in service, but currently facing a shortage of staff.
Ashley Sorensen, a fourth-year political science Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota, poses in front of the Social Sciences Building on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Sorensens research found that trust in the government increased when there were more representatives from a working-class background.

University student finds working-class representation in government fosters increased trust

by Maia Irvin
Published November 19, 2021
While some research reports that many Americans no longer trust the government, a new study by a University student concluded trust may increase with more working-class representatives in Congress.
A parking meter in Minneapolis on Monday, Nov. 4. Graduate students have found difficulty accessing affordable parking.

Pandemic causes confusion in parking access to graduate students

by Roque Wood-Sinclair
Published November 19, 2021
The fluctuation in parking assessments are cutting into graduate students' budgeting.
Minneapolis Police drive downtown on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Mental health 911 response teams to begin Nov. 29

by Karisa Erickson
Published November 18, 2021
After a unanimous vote by City Council, Minneapolis is rolling out a new method of alternative policing, though the start date has been delayed for several months.
The Universitys Akhurst Laboratory research project aims to identify genetic factors that contribute to risk of heart issues in racehorses. Photo courtesy of Kendall Blanchard.

Horse heart health: UMN researchers study irregular heartbeats in racehorses

by Maia Irvin
Published November 18, 2021
In order to prevent deaths in racehorses stemming from irregular heartbeats, researchers are studying genetics in horses across Minnesota.
Frontier Hall on Monday, Nov. 8. This dorm building was the site of a recent dorm safety issue.

Students at Frontier Hall report feeling uneasy after unknown person was spotted attempting to film student in shower

by Madison Roth and Ava Thompson
Published November 17, 2021
A series of “inappropriate incidents” occurred in Frontier and Comstock residence halls where an individual attempted to record students in the shower on two separate occasions.
Participants in an after school program congregate around a fire at Luxton Park on Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 2020. The program was created to raise money for additional teachers and increase social time for students whos education has gone completely virtual.

Pratt Community School to dedicate playground to first Black family in Prospect Park

by Emalyn Muzzy
Published November 16, 2021
Pratt plans to kick off their fundraiser on Nov. 18, Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day.
UMN aims to support first generation and low-income students of color with new student success coaching program

UMN aims to support first generation and low-income students of color with new student success coaching program

by Gabrielle Lombard
Published November 16, 2021
The University hired two student success coaches this semester to help guide first-year students through their college experience with individualized advising.
New University research center to measure racism in health inequities

New University research center to measure racism in health inequities

by Maia Irvin
Published November 16, 2021
The center will address increases in chronic diseases among people of color, with the goal of eradicating health inequities in the future.
The Van Cleve Park sign sits in Van Cleve Park on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Van Cleve will be hosting the Como Cookout on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Parks board superintendent recommends 2022 budget

by Hanna Van Den Einde
Published November 15, 2021
The parks board superintendent recommended the 2022 budget that will include a historic investment in youth programs.