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UMN students seek alternatives or settle in a Biden vs. Trump election

From left, Alexandria Alvarez and Alexander Stephenson would typically vote outside the bipartisan system, yet in an election such as this one, and despite problematic statements from Biden, they believe that they are choosing the lesser of two evils. They spoke on this outside their West Bank apartment on Wednesday, Sep. 23.

Samantha Hendrickson and Jasmine Snow

September 25, 2020

While Sen. Bernie Sanders swept around the University of Minnesota, some students are settling for the Democratic candidate or casting third-party ballots.

University students are determined to surpass past voter turnout in the upcoming election

Sophomore Rose Lloyd-Slifkin, who studies political science and gender, women and sexuality studies, poses in front of the Weisman Art Museum on Thursday, Sept. 24. The Weisman is one of the voting locations available to students who are living on campus in dorms.

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter

September 25, 2020

The presidential election is mere weeks away, and students are showing more interest in engagement than in past election years.

Jamal Osman settles in to Ward 6 Council

Jamal Osman settles in to Ward 6 Council

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter

September 14, 2020

The ward has been without City Council representation through multiple city crises.

Antone Melton-Meaux discusses inequity, policing, campaign finance and college

<p>Antone Melton-Meaux is the strongest contender against incumbent Rep. Ilhan Omar in the DFL primary race for Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. </p>

J.D. Duggan

August 8, 2020

Days before the Aug. 11 DFL primary election, the Minnesota Daily spoke with Antone Melton-Meaux, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s strongest contender in the primary race for Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. Melton-Meaux laid out his priorities for office, how he hopes to serve college students and ad...

UMN Campus crime update: Marcy-Holmes violent crime climbs

UMN Campus crime update: Marcy-Holmes violent crime climbs

J.D. Duggan

March 5, 2020

Violent crime in Marcy-Holmes climbed late last month amid two high-profile attempted abductions in the area. Crime trends Year-to-date violent crime has doubled compared to last year in Cedar-Riverside from 10 to 20 and increased from two to six in Southeast Como. Violent crime decreased from 10 to six in...

Ilhan Omar stops at UMN to discuss foreign policy plans

<p>Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses an audience in Cowles Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The event centered around her “Pathway to Peace,” a package of seven bills which aim to reorient U.S. foreign policy.</p>

Yves De Jesus

February 19, 2020

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar stopped at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday to make the case for her plan to reshape the nation’s foreign policy to “one that centers on human rights” after unveiling it a week before.  Dozens of students, constituents and supporters gathered at the Hu...

Alumni and supporters form group to advocate for U ahead of legislative session

Dawn breaks over the Minnesota State Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 15. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Mohamed Ibrahim

February 6, 2020

In an effort to advocate for the University of Minnesota this upcoming legislative session, some alumni are taking their support to the Capitol. Following years of partially fulfilled capital investment requests by the Legislature, an independent group of alumni, former regents and other individuals formed th...

Humphrey School cancels lecture by potential presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs as seen on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Samantha Hendrickson

November 16, 2019

On Friday, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs announced the cancellation of a lecture featuring former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg in light of his potential bid for the presidency of the United States, citing University of Minnesota policy and federal law.  Though Bloomberg...

Sanders, Omar hold rally at Williams Arena

<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., face the crowd together during a rally held at Williams Arena on Sunday, Nov. 3. </p>

Hana Ikramuddin and Jasmine Snow

November 4, 2019

Bernie Sanders left attendees at Sunday’s rally at the University of Minnesota with a central message: “we will not be divided.” Along with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Sanders covered topics including impeachment, immigration, healthcare and education in front of a crowd of thousands. “Ilhan and I share a co...

UMN students respond to Klobuchar’s presidential bid

The crowd cheers as Amy Klobuchar takes the stage at her presidential bid announcement on Feb. 10 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

Dylan Miettinen

February 28, 2019

The announcement of Sen. Klobuchar’s, D-Minn., bid for the democratic presidential nominee earlier this month has excited students at the University of Minnesota. They are curious if she has what it takes to win the Democratic nomination, let alone the United States presidency. In the weeks follow...