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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

by Samantha Woodward
Published 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

by Samantha Woodward and Lydia Morrell
Published January 22, 2021
Protestors emphasized the need to continue advocating for progressive policies under Biden.
Despite pandemic, volunteer UMN advocacy soars

Despite pandemic, volunteer UMN advocacy soars

by Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
Published 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

by Samantha Woodward
Published 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

by Ava Thompson, Campus Activities Reporter
Published January 20, 2021
With its purchase of UJoin in the fall, the Minnesota Student Association will be able to continue 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

by Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
Published 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

by Lydia Morrell, Jasmine Snow, and Samantha Woodward
Published January 17, 2021
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

by Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
Published 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, 2020.

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

by Samantha Hendrickson and Jasmine Snow
Published 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.
The Marcy-Holmes neighborhood provides housing for a significant number of University of Minnesota students.

Here’s how the 2021 Minneapolis budget will impact UMN-area neighborhoods

by Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
Published December 12, 2020
The budget tackled issues like public safety, neighborhood funding and renters’ rights.

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