The Minnesota Daily

The Minnesota State Capitol on Nov. 18, 2018.

Controversial MN Supreme Court ruling fuels legislative change to protect sexual assault survivors

Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
April 17, 2021
With student support, the Minnesota Legislature is working to close the "intoxication loophole."
‘Unfortunately, it is very American’: UMN professor testifies before Congress about anti-Asian violence

‘Unfortunately, it is very American’: UMN professor testifies before Congress about anti-Asian violence

Sonja Kleven, Campus Administration Reporter
March 29, 2021
Congress has not heard testimonies about anti-Asian discrimination in 34 years, Dr. Erika Lee said in her testimony.
University of Minnesota law student Kristen Trapp poses outside of her condo building in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, March 21. Trapp launched an organization with the goal of removing gendered language in the Minnesota constitution.

Law student launches organization to make state constitution language gender-neutral

Nathanael Ashton-Piper, Campus Activities Reporter
March 24, 2021
Kristin Trapp, a third-year law student, founded “He2We” to push for “simple, overdue updates” to state constitutions that only use male-gendered pronouns and language.
Minnesota Hillel puts definition of antisemitism on all-campus election ballot, faces backlash from pro-Palestinian students

Minnesota Hillel puts definition of antisemitism on all-campus election ballot, faces backlash from pro-Palestinian students

Ava Thompson
March 22, 2021
Minnesota Hillel, a Jewish student organization, hopes that the University of Minnesota will adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism in the campus elections.
Protesters march by Hennepin County Government Center as part of the Justice for George Floyd protest on Monday, March 8. A coalition of activist groups organized the protest for the first scheduled day of Derek Chauvin's trial.

‘I wake up early for justice’: Protest kicks off Chauvin trial

Jasmine Snow and Emalyn Muzzy
March 9, 2021
Hundreds of activists gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center Monday during the intended start of jury selection for the Derek Chauvin trial.
Robin Worlobah, a Ward 2 City Council Candidate, poses for a portrait in Coffman Memorial Union on Monday, March 1. Worlobah is also a current Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota.

Minneapolis Ward 2 City Council challenger brings grassroots approach to change

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
March 4, 2021
Robin Wonsley Worlobah is vying for the seat in the November election with a focus on the working class and community organizing.
Dawn breaks over the Minnesota State Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Young Women’s Cabinet program aims to decrease gender equity gaps by keeping women in legislative conversations

Samantha Hendrickson
February 27, 2021
The cabinet, started by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the governor’s office, appoints women from underrepresented communities to bridge the gap between youth and lawmakers.
Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on Friday, June 13, 2020. (Minnesota Daily / Jasmin Kemp)

State higher education committees recommend eight candidates for regent elections

Izzy Teitelbaum, Campus Administration Reporter
February 25, 2021
Four of the 12 Board of Regents seats at the University of Minnesota are up for election this year.
Professional students confront policing, institutional racism in two task forces

Professional students confront policing, institutional racism in two task forces

Nathanael Ashton-Piper, Campus Activities Reporter
February 22, 2021
The task forces aim to reform policing, increase student and faculty diversity and require a curriculum addressing systemic racism.
Antony Maikuri, a Ph. D. student in the College of Education and Human Development pursuing Evaluation Studies, poses for a portrait in the St. Paul Student Center on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Hope and skepticism: U students look forward after Trump’s immigration policies

Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
February 21, 2021
While some students impacted by Trump's hard line anti-immigration agenda are hopeful for reform under Biden, others have little faith that the new president will keep his promises.