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A voter turns in their ballot at Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Early morning voters take to University-area polls

Minnesota Daily News Staff
November 3, 2020
Voters cited concern about long lines and even Republican delegitimization of mail-in ballots as reasons for showing up in person during the pandemic.
Morning light spills over the now shuttered entrance to the Purple Onion Café on Tuesday, Oct. 27.  After 30 years as a campus constant, the café has permanently closed.

UMN mainstay Purple Onion leaves behind complex legacy

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
November 1, 2020
Some patrons remember a late-night hangout, while some employees remember a sense of community eclipsed by management's behavior.
Gophers linebacker Mariano Sori-Marin follows the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24. Minnesota fell to Michigan 49-24 in their first showing of the season.

Gophers lose stunner to Maryland

Paul Hodowanic, Sports Reporter
October 30, 2020
Minnesota came up short in its second game of the season, falling to Maryland in an overtime thriller.
Photo Courtesy of Cherno Bah.

One year later: Family, friends search for justice for murdered Marcy-Holmes man

Samantha Hendrickson
October 29, 2020
Abdoulaye Cisse’s murder remains unsolved after he was killed on his 27th birthday last year, not far from the University of Minnesota.
Class of 1875; depicts Helen Mar Ely (Williamson), the first woman to graduate from the University of Minnesota.

One hundred years later: White women at UMN and the 19th Amendment

Jasmine Snow
October 27, 2020
Throughout the century, women have fought for suffrage from the halls of the University of Minnesota and beyond.
Gophers head coach PJ Fleck walks the sidelines at TCF Bank stadium on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Miscues, defensive inexperience costs Gophers in opener

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
October 24, 2020
In a game to claim the Little Brown Jug, Minnesota failed to stop Michigan’s rushing attack from start to finish.
Dawn Fredrich, a School of Nursing clinical assistant professor, called students

Nursing instructor recorded calling students “little shits” and “dirty little rats”

Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
October 23, 2020
Assistant professors teaching a nursing class were captured on video privately insulting students.
Zayna Jan poses for a portrait in front of a list of signatories on a petition she authored, which seeks to change the grading policy change in the School of Dentistry on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Students advocate for pass/fail classes to fulfill majors

Hana Ikramuddin and Katelyn Vue
October 22, 2020
A student petition with over 1,000 signatures has asked the University to allow pass/fail grading to count toward major requirements during the pandemic.
The Weisman Art Museum stands on Sunday, Sept. 20. The museum received objects from the Mimbres collection in 1992.

Weisman Art Museum faces criticism after delaying repatriation of Native American objects for 30 years

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
October 20, 2020
Graduate anthropology students are advocating for the Mimbres Collection’s return to affiliated tribes in New Mexico.
A sign announces a ballot drop-off location in the parking lot of Bossen Field Park, in South Minneapolis, on Saturday, Oct. 10.  On the ballot, alongside a number of national, state, and local elections, are two important questions regarding the city of Minneapolis.

There are two questions on the Minneapolis ballot. Here’s what you need to know about them

Samantha Woodward, City Reporter
October 17, 2020
The Minneapolis ballot will feature two questions related to the city’s charter. Police reform will not be on the ballot.