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Robbery takes place in Dinkytown early Thursday morning

Morgan La Casse

Samantha Hendrickson

September 3, 2020

A robbery occurred near 15th Avenue Southeast and Washington Avenue Southeast early Thursday morning, per a systemwide safety notification.  At approximately 2:45 a.m., five suspects implied they had a gun, and stole the phone and wallet from a victim before taking off. They were last seen headin...

Gabel updates state Legislature on updated reopening plans

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2018.

Madeline Deninger

September 2, 2020

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel presented the school’s updated reopening plan to state lawmakers Tuesday, including the decision to institute a curfew for students living in on-campus housing.  Gabel spoke to the Senate higher education committee alongside representatives from the ...

University announces additional guidelines for students residing in University housing

<p>Moving carts fill the mailroom at Middlebrook Hall on Saturday, March 21. Many freshmen at the University of Minnesota moved out of University housing as a result of COVID-19.</p>

Abbey Machtig

September 1, 2020

The University announced additional guidelines for students residing in University housing in a systemwide email sent Tuesday. The new guidelines, called the Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan, limit time on campus and include restrictions that will incrementally be lifted throughout the fall semester....

Students protest Jacob Blake shooting, UMPD on steps of Memorial Union

<p>“The only way that movements like this are powerful is if we have all y'all there to support us, when they do try to take somebody out of the movement, when they do try to repress us,” said University student Olivia Krull at Memorial Union rally on Saturday, Aug. 29. Krull was referring to the arrest of a Kenosha activists, including a Students for a Democratic Society member.</p>

Hana Ikramuddin

August 31, 2020

Around 60 University of Minnesota students gathered Saturday to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in an event hosted by Students for a Democratic Society. At the rally held in front of the Memorial Union, SDS voiced several demands for campus police reform and proposed action for University President...

Ben Shapiro loses free speech lawsuit against UMN over venue change

<p>Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro speaks in the Northstar Ballroom of the St. Paul Student Center on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. The speech drew a crowd of dozens of protestors in opposition to Shapiro's presence on campus. </p>

Farrah Mina

August 30, 2020

A judge determined Friday that University of Minnesota officials were driven by safety concerns in conservative speaker Ben Shapiro’s freedom of speech lawsuit, according to the Pioneer Press.  Shapiro and the groups that sponsored his campus visit – Young America's Foundation and Students for a Conservative Voice – filed a lawsuit in July 2018, alleging that the University held the event on a sm...

Robbery reported in Marcy-Holmes early Sunday

Morgan La Casse

Farrah Mina

August 30, 2020

A robbery occurred near Fourth Street Southeast and 11th Avenue Southeast shortly after midnight, according to a SAFE-U alert.  The suspects were three males in a gray sedan who had handguns. The SAFE-U alert did not include descriptions of the appearances of the suspects. This is a breaking news report. ...

No room for racism in medicine: Students speak out against George Floyd memorial vandalism

University medical students, medical professionals and community members gather outside Moos Tower for a 'sit-in' demonstration on Wednesday, Aug. 26.  The event,

Jasmine Snow

August 28, 2020

In the wake of national outrage, University of Minnesota medical students held a protest Wednesday after a University medical student defaced the George Floyd memorial.  Hosted by the University chapter of White Coats for Black Lives (WCBL), medical students and other community members gathered ...

UMN student portal now requires COVID risk acknowledgement

A new pop-up appears when University of Minnesota students attempt to access their student portal – one that asks them to agree to pay tuition regardless of mode of instruction.

Hana Ikramuddin

August 26, 2020

A new feature of the University of Minnesota’s student portal, MyU, now includes an agreement students must accept before accessing their course materials, schedules and billing information, among other materials. The notice asks students to acknowledge the risks of attending the University during a ...

Dinkytown’s Gina + Will shut its doors

The storefront of Gina + Will, as seen on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Samantha Woodward

August 25, 2020

On Saturday, Goodwill’s student-oriented resale shop Gina + Will closed its doors in Dinkytown after nearly six years in business. Nick Adams, senior director of retail stores for Goodwill, said the shop would not be renewing their lease. The news comes amid struggles for many Dinkytown businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Ad...

Multi-suspect robbery reported in Southeast Como Saturday night

Morgan La Casse

Brooke Sheehy

August 23, 2020

A robbery took place in Southeast Como on Saturday night, per a SAFE-U advisory. At 9:17 p.m., the suspects – no description or direction of travel was provided – approached the two victims near the intersection of 27th Avenue Southeast and Como Avenue Southeast.  Community members are advi...