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Black Student Union president Samiat Ajibola poses for a portrait in the BSU room at Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, Feb. 24. A junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Ajibola hopes to continue her education with a Masters in Public Health at the U.

By Black students, for Black students: Black Student Union launches scholarship

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
February 26, 2021
The group is depending on donations and hopes to raise $20,000 to be doled out to about 40 Black students.
Antony Maikuri, a Ph. D. student in the College of Education and Human Development pursuing Evaluation Studies, poses for a portrait in the St. Paul Student Center on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Hope and skepticism: U students look forward after Trump’s immigration policies

Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
February 21, 2021
While some students impacted by Trump's hard line anti-immigration agenda are hopeful for reform under Biden, others have little faith that the new president will keep his promises.
Walter F. Mondale Hall, home of the University of Minnesota's Law School on Thursday, Feb. 4.

‘Our clients shouldn’t die in prison’: UMN Law clinic that represented Myon Burrell tackles life sentences for juveniles

Samantha Woodward
February 19, 2021
After helping to free Myon Burrell, UMN Law students continue to advocate for others who were incarcerated as juveniles.
‘Disorders of disconnect’: How the pandemic affects students with eating disorders

‘Disorders of disconnect’: How the pandemic affects students with eating disorders

Izzy Teitelbaum, Campus Administration Reporter
February 14, 2021
The pandemic has intensified challenges for students managing eating disorders.
Protesters march on Cedar Avenue South on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The rally was held to address a People’s Mandate requesting action be taken to end racism, COVID-19 and the recession no matter who wins this year’s presidential election.

Two charter amendments to restructure MPD could end up on city ballot

Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
February 11, 2021
An amendment led by city Council members and another by community members show slight differences.
A residential street is wet by an afternoon rain shower in the Como neighborhood on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

SECIA reimagines structure after Neighborhoods 2020

Jasmine Snow
February 11, 2021
The neighborhood organization in Southeast Como is looking to ramp up engagement efforts in the coming months.
What Biden’s federal student loan pause means for UMN students

What Biden’s federal student loan pause means for UMN students

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter
February 3, 2021
University officials, students and a student finance expert weighed in on President Joe Biden’s federal student loan freeze and other future policy changes.
Joan Gabel on Zoom

Gabel talks UMPD safety review, Biden’s higher ed policies and CARES funds

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter
February 2, 2021
University President Joan Gabel also discussed the ongoing Board of Regents election with the Minnesota Daily in a virtual interview Monday.
Jigna Desai, Professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota poses for a portrait in front of her home on Thursday, Jan. 27. Desai is the project leader for Minnesota Transform, an initiative focused on addressing racial injustice at the University.

UMN to use $5 million grant to improve relationship with tribal nations

By Abbey Machtig
January 28, 2021
The grant will also fund initiatives to advance racial justice in higher education.
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

Samantha Woodward
January 25, 2021
One political expert said the party’s future is uncertain as impeachment proceedings continue next month.