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Carlson students return from Cuban business trip

Carlson School of Management students pose in front of Che Guevara's image at the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, Cuba over spring break as a part of a University course, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, which allows students to pitch ideas to foreign businesses.

Benjamin Farniok

March 24, 2016

A group of 30 University of Minnesota students spent their spring breaks in Cuba riding around in cars from the ’50s, interacting with locals and soaking in a country previously cut off from the United States.     The trip was part of an entrepreneurial management class through the C...

Thai officials drop charges against alum

Benjamin Farniok

March 9, 2016

Officials confirmed on Tuesday that the Thai government dropped its charges against photojournalist and University of Minnesota graduate Anthony Kwan.      Kwan — a former Minnesota Daily photographer — was arrested in August for possession of a bulletproof vest and a helme...

Zika virus spreads, hits United States

Jessie Bekker

February 8, 2016

The Zika virus has officially become an international public health concern as of last Monday, when the World Health Organization called for a coordinated international response to the virus and its spread.     Areas of South America, Oceania and Africa are under travel alerts, and more than 40 ...

MN Daily Q&A: David Makovsky

Author, Professor and Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Project on the Middle East Peace Process David Makovsky poses for portraits at the University of Minnesota Hillel building on Tuesday before speaking at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Brian Edwards

February 3, 2016

Author, professor, journalist and Middle East expert David Makovsky delivered a talk at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Tuesday evening.     The Minnesota Daily sat down for a question-and-answer session with Makovsky at Hillel to discuss his views on attaining peace in...

Paris climate talks begin

Eliana Schreiber

December 8, 2015

Following climate talks in Minneapolis last month, the University of Minnesota sent a 10-person delegation to Paris to join thousands of others in discussing global climate change.   In the Paris suburb of Le Bourget, France, leaders and participants from more than 190 countries are coming toget...

Tuition revenue down at University, nationwide

Hannah Weikel

December 1, 2015

Higher education institutions like the University of Minnesota can expect less tuition revenue than in years past, according to a study released last month by Moody’s Investors Service.    As colleges and universities focus on limiting tuition increases, revenue normally gained from those...

Students in France safe after terrorist attacks

Eliana Schreiber

November 17, 2015

All University of Minnesota students in France for school-related purposes are safe after terrorist attacks Friday night in Paris killed 129 people.   The University’s Learning Abroad Center doesn’t have any students studying in Paris this semester, but some visited the city l...

Former U student seeking UAE pardon

University alumnus Shezanne Cassim was held in a maximum-security prison in the United Arab Emirates for nine months after posting a YouTube video that satirized teenage life in Dubai.

Benjamin Farniok

November 3, 2015

The University of Minnesota alumnus who spent nine months incarcerated abroad wants a pardon from the country that locked him up for a single YouTube upload.   Accusations that he’d threatened national security forced Shezanne Cassim from his home in the United Arab Emirates after he uploaded...

Former U student faces charges abroad

Nick Wicker

October 13, 2015

A photojournalist and former Minnesota Daily photographer could face up to five years in prison for carrying a bulletproof vest and helmet in Thailand.    Thai authorities told Hok Chun “Anthony” Kwan he would face a formal trial for weapons possession after he plead not guilty to the charges&...

Students, faculty safe from quake

Logan Wroge

May 5, 2015

University of Minnesota students and faculty members on a semester-long study abroad trip were safely evacuated from Nepal Saturday evening after a massive earthquake devastated the country on April 25.   Nine students and three faculty members were in the South Asian country when the 7.8-magnitude earthq...