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Jailed UMN international student released

Jasmin Kemp
January 26, 2020

A former University of Minnesota student who was detained in China for political tweets has since been released, according to a report from the Star Tribune.  Minnesotan congress members, including...

Jailed UMN international student released, per report

Jasmine Snow
January 24, 2020

A former University of Minnesota student who was detained in China for political tweets has since been released, according to a report from the Star Tribune.  Minnesotan congress members, including...

UMN international student detained in China for social media posts

Jasmine Snow
January 23, 2020

A University of Minnesota student was detained and sentenced in China for tweeting “unflattering portrayals of a national leader,” according to reporting from Axios. Axios reports that 20-year-old...

Speaker Sheila Rahimi addresses the congregation at a memorial for Ukraine flight 752 in John T. Tate Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 15.  The flight was mistakenly shot down by Iranian missiles on Jan. 8, leading to the deaths of all 176 passengers. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Iranian community on campus copes with escalating tensions, plane crash

Farrah Mina and Jiang Li
January 20, 2020

The University of Minnesota Iranian community gathered Wednesday at John T. Tate Hall to mourn the 176 passengers who died after a plane was mistakenly shot down by Iranian missiles on Jan. 8.   Dozens...

Sarah Mai

Student loans can prove less accessible for international students

Jasmine Snow
November 7, 2019

With limited, more expensive loan options, some international students struggle to navigate a complex process before they even set foot onto U.S. soil.  Prodigy Financing is a private company that...

Hailee Schievelbein

First-ever international dance festival comes to Twin Cities

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
November 4, 2019

The opportunity to dance through the night is finally here, Twin Cities, and it’s not at a club. The Bailame Dance Festival celebrates the histories and cultures surrounding the bachata, salsa, kizomba...

Morgan La Casse

Federal case aiming to halt international students from post-graduation work met with discontent at UMN

Jiang Li
October 23, 2019

A federal court case is seeking to disband a work training program for graduated international students, prompting many in the University of Minnesota community to fight back. The Optional Practical Training...

Dr. Barbara Kappler, director and assistant dean for International Student and Scholars Services, poses for a portrait in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Tuesday, Oct. 8. 

UMN international student enrollment sees significant increase

Jiang Li
October 10, 2019

The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus saw a significant rise in undergraduate international freshmen enrollment this fall after combating a substantial drop last year. As of fall 2019, the number...

Alisa Eland, associate director for counseling and advising at International Student and Scholar Services, poses for a portrait in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Monday, Sept. 30.

‘Let’s Talk’ counseling program expands, increasing accessibility to international, domestic students

Gwiwon Jason Nam
October 3, 2019

In an effort to be more inclusive, an informal counseling service at the University of Minnesota extended its space to the International Student and Scholar Services this fall semester. The Let’s Talk...

Youngouk Oh poses for a portrait at St. Anthony Village Central Park on Sunday, Sept. 1. Oh is an international student from South Korea.

Cold weather, safety, academics: UMN Asian international students share reasons for U enrollment

Jiang Li
September 4, 2019

Yixuan Ding, 22, an accounting graduate student at the Carlson School of Management, left Sun Yat-Sen University in China, packed her belongings and boarded her Minneapolis-bound flight on Aug. 11 to start...