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‘An open wound still’: community members protest dismissal motion

Protesters gather outside of the Hennepin County Family Justice Center in response to motions made by the police officers involved in George Floyd's murder on Friday, Sep. 11.  The four former officers filed motions to be tried separately.

Jasmine Snow and Samantha Woodward

September 11, 2020

Judge Peter Cahill started the hearing by saying dismissal motions wouldn't be discussed. Decisions have yet to be made regarding relocation or an anonymous jury.

Taking the party out of the frat: How Greek life is planning events during the pandemic

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Nina Raemont

September 10, 2020

UMN fraternities face a semester of distanced brotherhood as COVID-19 alters party plans.

UMN student group makes fresh produce accessible during pandemic

BrightSide Volunteer Ian Roberts loads produce on a cart to move it out to a BrightSide van on Wednesday, Sep. 9. BrightSide regularly transports produce to communities that have limited access to fresh options.

Katelyn Vue

September 10, 2020

BrightSide Produce started at the University of Minnesota to help families and corner store owners provide healthy food options in an effort to end food insecurity.

Rural areas have higher health premiums and fewer options, UMN research finds

Rural areas have higher health premiums and fewer options, UMN research finds

Becca Most

September 10, 2020

Researchers said COVID-19 has the potential to make disparities worse.

UMN conducting review of Twin Cities campus police

A University of Minnesota Police car is parked outside of the Graduate Hotel on East Bank on Thursday, June 21.

Hana Ikramuddin and Zyon Edwards

September 10, 2020

The review has been met with mixed reactions from student leaders.

Following the closure of Gina + Will, UMN students reflect on the lack of thrift fashion in Dinkytown

Pedestrians stroll past the empty storefront that previously housed the Gina + Will store in Dinkytown on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Samantha Woodward

September 10, 2020

The closing of the store on Aug. 22 shrunk an already small clothing retail market in the neighborhood.

Uncertainty, doubt looms over housing reopening plans

Pioneer Hall dorms stand empty on Tuesday, Sep. 1, as they will remain for the first two weeks of the fall semester. Upon their eventual move in, students will be expected to follow the Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan, a strategy meant to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

Hana Ikramuddin and Jasmine Snow

September 7, 2020

Despite the anxieties of future student residents, University of Minnesota Housing and Residential Life is set to open its doors to incoming students two weeks after the start of the fall term.  After months of uncertainty and changing plans, University housing in the Twin Cities will be accept...

Fulbright scholars adjust research plans to accommodate for COVID-19

Fulbright Fellow Corrie Nyquist poses for a portrait at Van Cleve Park on Thursday, Sep. 3.

Brooke Sheehy

September 7, 2020

University of Minnesota Fulbright scholars are adjusting their research timelines as they prepare to go abroad in January amid uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 travel restrictions. The University announced last month 15 students and recent graduates who were accepted to participate in the Fulbright...

The University’s COVID-19 dashboard is live, but officials warn it’s incomplete

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Abbey Machtig

September 7, 2020

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) recently implemented a virtual dashboard that includes data on the prevalence of COVID-19 on the Twin Cities campus. The dashboard was discussed among administrators over the past several months and at the August Board of...

UMN students partner with Dinkytown businesses to combat pandemic-related shortfalls

The corner of Fourth Street and 15th Avenue in Dinkytown on Sunday, Sep. 6.  Dinkytown businesses have been working with University groups to determine how to best operate during the pandemic.

Samantha Woodward

September 7, 2020

As Dinkytown restaurants struggled during a desolate and pandemic-stricken summer, some University members hope their recent initiative will help guide businesses through the coming months. This summer, nearly 300 University of Minnesota students remotely took part in the Office for Public Engagemen...