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Student Senate passes a 3.3% tuition reimbursement resolution

Student Senate passes a 3.3% tuition reimbursement resolution

Ava Thompson
March 29, 2021
The Student Senate pushed the resolution forward last Thursday, which asks the University for a partial reimbursement to reflect the fall 2020 semester's online modality.
Minnesota Hillel puts definition of antisemitism on all-campus election ballot, faces backlash from pro-Palestinian students

Minnesota Hillel puts definition of antisemitism on all-campus election ballot, faces backlash from pro-Palestinian students

Ava Thompson
March 22, 2021
Minnesota Hillel, a Jewish student organization, hopes that the University of Minnesota will adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism in the campus elections.
Official Spring 2021 Toledo program picture, courtesy of Lauren Huspeni

Last spring, there were 1,075 UMN students abroad. This semester, there are 28.

Sonja Kleven, Campus Administration Reporter
March 19, 2021
After being suspended for two terms, five programs now have students abroad, which program directors consider an accomplishment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From left to right: Rielle Perttu Swanson, candidate for COGS president; Federico Facciolo, candidate for COGS vice president; U.J. Bhowmik, candidate for PSG president; and Victoria Anderson, candidate for PSG vice president.

Meet the candidates for graduate and professional student government

Nathanael Ashton-Piper
March 18, 2021
All president and vice president candidates are running unopposed.
Toshira Garraway speaks at the

Activists demand fair jury selection in Chauvin trial

Lydia Morrell and Jasmine Snow
March 17, 2021
Protesters expressed concerns about jurors who being dismissed while jurors with ties to police were seated.
Protesters march by Hennepin County Government Center as part of the Justice for George Floyd protest on Monday, March 8. A coalition of activist groups organized the protest for the first scheduled day of Derek Chauvin's trial.

‘I wake up early for justice’: Protest kicks off Chauvin trial

Jasmine Snow and Emalyn Muzzy
March 9, 2021
Hundreds of activists gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center Monday during the intended start of jury selection for the Derek Chauvin trial.
The Hennepin County Government Center, on Sunday, Feb. 28. The trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, will be held here starting on March 8.

A timeline of events leading up to the State v. Chauvin trial

Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
March 8, 2021
The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will start on March 8. Here were the events leading up to its start.
The entrance of I-94 pictured from the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood on Thursday, Feb. 25. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is currently hearing citizen concerns about the highway's impact on Cedar-Riverside communities.

Rethinking I-94: How the freeway impacted Cedar-Riverside

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
March 6, 2021
As the state reimagines the freeway, neighbors want officials to improve walkability in the West Bank neighborhood.
The Hennepin County Government Center on Sunday, Feb. 28. The trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, will be held here starting on March 8.

The Chauvin trial: What you need to know

Emalyn Muzzy, City Reporter
March 1, 2021
Derek Chauvin is charged with murdering George Floyd. Here’s what to expect in court next week.
University senate votes to require racial justice courses for undergrads

University senate votes to require racial justice courses for undergrads

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
February 27, 2021
The Senate approved the renaming of the Diversity and Social Justice course theme and to make it mandatory for all incoming Twin Cities undergraduates in fall 2021.