The Minnesota Daily

Kaler, admins expand partnership in Norway

Kaler, admins expand partnership in Norway

Blair Emerson

September 2, 2014

In just two years, University of Minnesota adjunct professor Ron McRoberts published a total of nine papers and book chapters. As part of a research collaboration with two faculty members from a Norwegian university, McRoberts used modern technology to create detailed maps of forests throughout the Unite...

Bill to ease money transfers to East Africa

Kevin Karner

September 2, 2014

To Mohamud Abdi, sending money to family and friends is routine. “I don’t think I know a single Somali family who doesn’t send money back home,” the sociology sophomore said, adding that his family has done so ever since immigrating to the United States in 2003. Transferring money overseas, ...

To prevent genocide, researchers look to the past

Adama Dieng, the UN secretary-general’s special adviser for the prevention of genocide, gives a keynote address in Cowles Auditorium on Wednesday during a conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.

Haley Hansen

April 21, 2014

On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, University of Minnesota students and faculty are exploring ways to avoid future tragedies. The Humphrey School of Public Affairs, in addition to the University's Human Rights Program and Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, hosted a conference l...

Research network measures grasslands

Research network measures grasslands

Kristoffer Tigue

March 26, 2014

Climate change isn’t the only thing ecologists worry about when they consider how humans are impacting the natural world. Two University of Minnesota professors say nitrogen and phosphorous from fertilizers and fossil fuels are entering different areas of the ecosystem at such high rates that ther...

For Ukrainian students, conflict overseas hits home

Clint Birtzer

March 11, 2014

Hanna Okhrimchuk was sitting in an economics class when she got a message from her mother in Ukraine. The message described recent news from Okhrimchuk’s home country, where she and her older brother, Anton, still have friends and family. She left the classroom as fast as she could, holding back tear...

Students speak up on Gitmo

Liz Sevcenko, director of the PhD public history class The Guantanamo Public Memory Project, briefly talks at the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis on Saturday evening about past debates concerning whether Guantanamo should remain open.

Ethan Nelson

March 3, 2014

Guantanamo Bay is more than 2,000 miles away from Minneapolis, but University of Minnesota graduate students want to make its effects feel closer. The students presented a multimedia project on the controversial detention center at a public forum at the Brian Coyle Center on Saturday, as part of a larg...

Bangladeshi garment worker leaders call for student support

A tear rolls down the face of Reba Sikder, a survivor of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, as Kalpona Akter translates her story on Friday at Blegen Hall.  Over 1,100 Bangladeshi garment workers died in the factory collapse.

Fernando Nunez

February 24, 2014

Bangladeshi garment worker leaders visited the University of Minnesota on Friday to speak out against unsafe working conditions in Bangladeshi factories, some of which produce official University clothing. United Students Against Sweatshops organized the event as part of its national “End Deathtrap...

After prison, U alumnus moves forward

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.

Anne Millerbernd

February 6, 2014

Less than two months ago, Shezanne Cassim was sitting in a prison cell in the Abu Dhabi desert. Cassim, a University of Minnesota alumnus, spent nine months locked up in the United Arab Emirates for a crime he says he didn’t know he committed. More than a year ago, Cassim and others made a YouTube p...

U rallies behind alum in prison

University alumnus Shezanne Cassim is in a maximum-security prison in the United Arab Emirates. The government has held him for 247 days after he posted a video to YouTube that satirized teenage life in Dubai.

Tyler Gieseke

December 11, 2013

Tuesday marked University of Minnesota alumnus Shezanne Cassim’s 247th day in foreign custody. He’s sitting in a maximum security prison, and his future remains unclear. Tuesday was also Human Rights Day — a day when students and faculty members again called on the government of the Un...

Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

December 5, 2013

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.   South African President Jacob Zuma made the announ...