The Minnesota Daily

Political science faculty speak out against hiring of former Trump staffers

Political science faculty speak out against hiring of former Trump staffers

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
January 29, 2021
University of Minnesota professors signed on to a letter last month asking their employers to apply the “strictest of scrutiny” in hiring former Trump administration staff.
Vitaly Brown, a second year student at the University of Minnesota, poses for a portrait in the Physics and Nanotechnology building on Friday, Jan. 22. “At the end of the day, I really don’t get why people can’t have normal conversations or normal protests,” said Brown, regarding the protest at the Capitol in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6.

Insurrection, impeachment and a lost election: Student conservatives consider the future of the GOP

Samantha Woodward
January 25, 2021
One political expert said the party’s future is uncertain as impeachment proceedings continue next month.
Demonstrators march down East Lake Street Street in response to the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The protest lasted around two hours.

Inauguration Day protesters demand radical change from new president

Samantha Woodward and Lydia Morrell
January 22, 2021

Protesters gathered near South High School in Minneapolis on Inauguration Day to “demand a people’s agenda” as President Joe Biden’s administration enters the White House with promises of change. Local...

Despite pandemic, volunteer UMN advocacy soars

Despite pandemic, volunteer UMN advocacy soars

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
January 22, 2021
The number of students, faculty, alums and others lobbying the state Legislature on behalf of the University nearly doubled last year, though most students are no longer on campus.
The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2013.

An early look at the legislative session and UMN

Samantha Woodward
January 20, 2021
MSA hopes lawmakers will reintroduce multiple bills that fell apart in last year’s pandemic-laden session.
The Minnesota State Capitol on Nov. 18, 2018.

MSA launches bill tracker to monitor legislation impacting students

Ava Thompson, Campus Activities Reporter
January 20, 2021
With its purchase of UJoin in the fall, the Minnesota Student Association is continuing its advocacy efforts online during the pandemic.
The Board of Regents meet about the East Gateway Project Resolution, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. The Board of Regents holds a meeting each month.

Twelve regent candidates recommended to Legislature

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
January 20, 2021
The candidates include four women, eight men and four people of color, including one who could become the first Native American regent in the University’s 200-year history.
A small group of protesters gather in front of the Minnesota Capitol during the Hold the Line protest on Saturday, Jan. 16. The event was held to protest the presidential election results.

Scant turnout at State Capitol right-wing protests before Inauguration Day

State Patrol and media outnumbered right-wing protesters during a weekend of demonstrations outside the Capitol building.
The Board of Regents convene for their October 2019 meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Lawmakers to vote on four open regent seats

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
January 14, 2021
Regent Michael Hsu, Randy Simonson, Richard Beeson and Thomas Anderson’s seats are open.
A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Road trips and canvassing: UMN students got creative to make their voices heard

Samantha Hendrickson and Jasmine Snow
December 13, 2020
Some students tried to vote where it would count most, contributing to what is shaping up to be a year of record youth voter turnout.