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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.

Gabel breaks down MTest program, reflects on U’s actions throughout COVID-19 pandemic

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter

September 18, 2020

The University president also discussed the review of UMPD and guidelines for residence halls.

Nationally, many students are unwilling to receive COVID-19 testing, UMN expert says

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.

Abbey Machtig

September 18, 2020

Reports claim more than 50% of students have refused testing or contact tracing interviews at some universities.

New University professor plans to bridge climate research and community outreach

Climate Science Professor and Extension Specialist Heidi Roop poses near a field of corn on the University's St. Paul campus on Tuesday, Sep. 15th. Roop’s work will focus on climate change and adaption with the goal of providing critical climate and meteorological information for decision making in agricultural production, forestry, and management of natural resources.

Becca Most and Ava Thompson

September 18, 2020

CFANS professor Heidi Roop plans to develop a new extension program.

Humphrey professor disciplined for sexual misconduct leaves UMN

Humphrey professor disciplined for sexual misconduct leaves UMN

Tiffany Bui

September 17, 2020

In 2018, a University investigation found that James Ron violated school policy for sexually harassing a student. Ron’s resignation was effective July 1.

‘I was really proud to work there’: Surly employees remain steadfast amid layoffs

From left, Surly’s former and current hospitality workers Megan Caswell, Natalie Newcomer and Andy Magill sit in the backyard of Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis and drink Fair State beer on Saturday, Sept. 12. Fair State’s employees unionized last week in a similar manner; and their management voluntarily recognized their union. “We just want people to know (that) we’re trying to work on something better for everybody, not just like… we don’t just wanna be like ‘Fuck Surly.’ Like... that’s not the point of all this,” Caswell said.

Samantha Hendrickson

September 17, 2020

Days after announcing an intent to unionize, Surly employees were laid off indefinitely.

Additional consideration given to Black students for universitywide Floyd memorial scholarship

The George Floyd Memorial stands quiet on Sunday, Sep. 13th. The George Floyd scholarship is being awarded to students who focus on racial and social justice.

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter

September 16, 2020

Frustrated student activists remain wary, citing past administrative action.