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The Minnesota Daily strives for complete accuracy and corrects its errors immediately. Corrections and clarifications will always be posted in this space. If you believe the Daily has printed a factual error, please email [email protected].


September 22, 2020

Correction on: “In precarious times, Jewish Arts Council continues arts project-funding”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the frequency with which Rimon distributes grants. The headline has also been updated to add clarity.

Related: In precarious times, Jewish Arts Council continues arts project-funding


September 13, 2020

Correction on: “Regents discuss eliminating four Gopher sports to recover budget, discuss University finances at September meeting”

Correction: A previous version of this article and its accompanying headline inaccurately characterized the elimination of several sports. The Board of Regents has not yet voted to eliminate those sports. Action on the proposal is anticipated in October.

Related: Regents discuss eliminating four Gopher sports to recover budget, discuss University finances at September meeting


September 12, 2020

Correction on: “UMN conducting review of Twin Cities campus police”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated how police killed George Floyd and misstated Arshia Hussain’s title.
UMN conducting review of Twin Cities campus police


September 8, 2020

Correction on: “The University’s COVID-19 dashboard is live, but officials warn it’s incomplete”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated who runs and operates the COVID-19 dashboard. It is operated by the University.

Related: The University’s COVID-19 dashboard is live, but officials warn it’s incomplete


August 25, 2020

Clarification on: “‘In good times and in bad times’: Despite pandemic, University seeks property, plans for redevelopment”

Clarification: The University is still in the process of buying the two properties mentioned. Debt will be issued at the time of purchase.

Related: “In good times and in bad times”: Despite pandemic, University seeks property, plans for redevelopment


July 20, 2020

Clarification on: “Grad transfer Atherton adds depth, experience at setter for Gophers volleyball”

Clarification: A previous version of this story did not include all the members of the Gopher’s 2020 women’s volleyball class. The incoming class includes Katie Myers, Cami Appiani, Melani Shaffmaster, Jenna Wenaas, Taylor Landfair and Hunter Atherton.

Related: Grad transfer Atherton adds depth, experience at setter for Gophers volleyball


July 11, 2020

Correction on: “Over 150 years ago, tribal land revived the University. Now, American Indian leaders, students and faculty want this history addressed”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated who Morrill Hall was named after. Morrill Hall was named after James Lewis Morrill, the eighth president of the University. A quote that misconstrued that history has since been taken down.

Related: Over 150 years ago, tribal land revived the University. Now, American Indian leaders, students and faculty want this history addressed


July 8, 2020

Correction on: “UMN grad looks to bring only Black-owned bookstore to Minnesota”

Correction: A previous version of this article was published with an inaccurate headline. Black Garnet Books will be the only Black-owned bookstore in Minnesota.

Related: UMN grad looks to bring only Black-owned bookstore to Minnesota


June 16, 2020

Correction on: “Robbery reported near campus, says second SAFE-U alert of Tuesday evening”

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the day the robbery occurred.

Related: Robbery reported near campus, says second SAFE-U alert of Tuesday evening


June 16, 2020

Correction on: “Reading recommendations: stories for understanding political change”

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated how the recommended Hennepin County Library books can be checked out.

Related: Reading recommendations: stories for understanding political change


June 12, 2020

Correction on: UMN deals with declining transfer applications

Correction: A previous version of this story misrepresented part of the SERU data. Transfer students are less likely to choose to enroll at the University again than non-transfers.

Related: Regents endorse fall reopening plans, 2021 budget and salary cuts


June 2, 2020

Correction on: “Letter to the Editor: We must never return to the status quo”

Correction: A previous version of this letter misstated the country where Oisín-Tomás Ó Raghallaigh is from.

Related: Letter to the Editor: We must never return to the status quo


June 2, 2020

Correction on: “Students face challenges to ending lease during COVID-19”

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated whether Maddy Riemenschneider was continuing to pay rent for her apartment. Riemenschneider is not currently paying rent at her WaHu apartment but continues to be billed. A previous version also inaccurately described Cardinal Management Group’s role in the area; they are a property management company.

Additionally, two paragraphs have since been taken down that have since been found to be inaccurate. One was a quote that incorrectly characterized the nature of American Campus Communities’ fall leasing plans; another inaccurately characterized the legal obligations tenants must follow to terminate leases.

Related: Students face challenges to ending lease during COVID-19


June 1, 2020

Correction on: “Student-led theatre fields short plays about pre-COVID living”

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the number of countries play submissions had been received from. Tiny Plays from Quarantine received submissions from five countries and 20 states. The article also misquoted Katelyn McLane.

Related: Student-led theatre fields short plays about pre-COVID living


May 31, 2020

Correction on: Softball Preview: Gophers fighting for their postseason lives against Washington

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated Minnesota’s potential match-up if it defeats Washington. The Gophers would face either Oklahoma or Oklahoma State.

Related: Softball Preview: Gophers fighting for their postseason lives against Washington


May 3, 2020

Correction on: “Candidates declare bids for Minneapolis City Council special election”

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated AK Hassan’s position with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. He is the former vice president.

Related: Candidates declare bids for Minneapolis City Council special election


May 3, 2020

Correction on: “UMN researcher discovers concerning chemicals in Grand Portage tribal waters”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated recommendations issued by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa as a result of this research. The band has made no such recommendations at this time.

Related: UMN researcher discovers concerning chemicals in Grand Portage tribal waters


May 1, 2020

Clarification on “UMN students sue the University over fee usage”

Clarification: Viewpoint Neutrality Now! is not a University-recognized student group.

Related: UMN students sue the University over fee usage


April 22, 2020

Correction on: “Graduate students demand more action on COVID-19 student relief”

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated which students were affected by the tuition freeze. The freeze applies to undergraduate, graduate and professional students, with the exception of students in the Medical School, School of Dentistry and three master’s programs in the College of Science and Engineering.

Related: Graduate students demand more action on COVID-19 student relief


March 30, 2020

Correction on: “Editorial: The Minnesota Daily’s endorsement for MSA president and vice president”

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated Gurtaran Johal’s year in school. She is a second-year.

Related: The Minnesota Daily’s endorsement for MSA president and vice president


March 26, 2020

Correction on: “Meet the candidates for undergraduate student government”

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated some candidates’ information. Parthsarthi Mishra is a second-year student and Juan Mantilla is the vice president’s chief of staff.

Related: Meet the candidates for undergraduate student government


March 21, 2020

Clarification on: “Despite quarantine, Iranian community finds new ways to celebrate this year’s Norooz”

Clarification: Mirzavand Boroujeni referred to obstacles for international students generally.

Related: Despite quarantine, Iranian community finds new ways to celebrate this year’s Norooz


March 2, 2020

Correction on: “Student, community protesters confront Gov. Walz at campus event”

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the group that protesters belonged to. They belonged to Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar Clark.

Related: Student, community protesters confront Gov. Walz at campus event


March 1, 2020

Correction on “New city guidelines base funding on demographic makeup of neighborhoods”

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated how funding will be allocated for neighborhood boards. It will be based on a number of factors including engagement with historically underrepresented communities.

Related: New city guidelines base funding on demographic makeup of neighborhoods


February 26, 2020

Correction on “Contamination poses roadblock for Marcy-Holmes organics recycling”

Correction: A previous version of this story mischaracterized Linden Weiswerda’s role in the park system. He tracks and assesses maintenance operations for the system.

Related: Contamination poses roadblock for Marcy-Holmes organics recycling


February 19, 2020

Correction on: “Ilhan Omar stops at UMN to discuss foreign policy plans”

Correction: A previous version of this story stated that María Méndez Gutierrez is a Honduran immigrant. She is not a Honduran immigrant.

Related: Ilhan Omar stops at UMN to discuss foreign policy plans


February 12, 2020

Correction: UMN implements precautions for coronavirus

Correction: A previous version of this story mischaracterized the services ISSS are providing to students. It is working with students to come up with individualized plans.

Related:UMN implements precautions for coronavirus


February 12, 2020

Correction: Faculty, staff express concern with new campus security measures

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated Ian Ringgenberg’s title. He is an adviser in the University Honors Program.

Related: Faculty, staff express concern with new campus security measures


February 9, 2020

Correction on: “Alumni Association creates first-ever group for Muslim graduates”

Clarification: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified which entity created the new alumni group. It was created by the Alumni Association.

Related: Alumni Association creates first-ever group for Muslim graduates


January 29, 2020

Correction on the “Sustainable Hacks” Living Guide article

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated that the University had rolled out its organics recycling program in all on-campus facilities. The University has rolled out approximately half of its two-year organics recycling (i.e. compost) program in on-campus facilities.

Related: January 2020 Living Guide


January 26, 2020

Correction on: “Citizen first? Or journalist?”

Correction: A previous version of this article in correctly stated Laura McCallum’s title; she is the interim director of MPR News. This article has also been updated to reflect the context of MPR New’s discussion of primary election voting.

Related: Editorial: Citizen first? Or journalist?


January 22, 2020

Correction on: “Ventaka: After Iran, attention turns to the draft”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated where Qasem Soleimani was killed. He was killed in Iraq.

Related: Ventaka: After Iran, attention turns to the draft


January 21, 2020

Correction on: “Historic Dinkytown library to reopen after renovations”

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Ralph Rapson graduated from the University of Minnesota. He did not.

Related: Historic Dinkytown library to reopen after renovations


December 8, 2019

Correction on: UMN research indicates women receive more opioids than needed after giving birth

Correction: A previous version of this article misidentified the drug Cresta Jones was referring to. She was referring to oxycodone.

Related: UMN research indicates women receive more opioids than needed after giving birth


December 7, 2019

Correction on “Amid fears of recession, UMN students split on economy

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated Dominic Wolters’ year in school. Wolters is a sophomore.

Related: Amid fears of recession, UMN students split on economy


December 7, 2019

Correction on “Let’s talk trash: U reduces 1,000 tons of waste”

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated Todd Tanner’s title.

Related: Let’s talk trash: U reduces 1,000 tons of waste


November 20, 2019

Correction on: “UMN child care centers worry for future amid falling funds”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the acronym for the Como Early Learning Center.

Related: UMN child care centers worry for future amid falling funds


November 20, 2019

Correction on: “Locked and loaded: the University’s mechanisms for securing data”

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly described an app. The app is called Duo Security.

Related: Locked and loaded: the University’s mechanisms for securing data


November 16, 2019

Correction on “Anti-Semitic graffiti at UMN indicates larger problem”

Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled a source’s last name. It is Shapiro.

Related: Anti-Semitic graffiti at UMN indicates larger problem


November 3, 2019

Correction on “Sanders, Omar hold rally at Williams Arena”

Correction: this article has been updated to reflect Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s title.

Related: Sanders, Omar hold rally at Williams Arena


November 2, 2019

Editor’s Note on “Interior Design Program changes lead to ongoing discussions about course work”

Editor’s note: This story has been unpublished shortly after publication due to inaccuracies in content.

Related: Interior Design Program changes lead to ongoing discussions about course work


October 15, 2019

Correction on: UMN offers new opioid treatment training to medical students

Correction: A previous version of this story misspelled Anne Pereira’s name.

Related: UMN offers new opioid treatment training to medical students


October 12, 2019

Correction on: “Medical School switches to a new ‘house’ system”

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the new house system is only for third-year medical students. It is for all medical students.

Related: Medical School switches to a new “house” system


October 6, 2019

Correction on: “Letter to the editor: Vote yes for organized trash”

Correction: A previous version of this letter misstated Nicholas Goldsmith’s position at the University.

Related: Letter to the editor: Vote yes for organized trash


October 3, 2019

Clarification and correction on: “‘Manoomin’ brings together UMN researchers and tribal members”

Clarification: A previous version of this article misrepresented who from the University was involved in the 2009 letter. University officials and researchers working on wild rice genetic breeding were not involved with the letter.

Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled Karen Diver’s last name.

Related: Manoomin’ brings together UMN researchers and tribal members


September 30, 2019

Clarification on: “Federal funding expiration threatens U’s Asian Pacific American Resource Center”

Clarification: APARC is the only University-run Asian American and Pacific Islander identity-based resource on campus.

Related: Federal funding expiration threatens U’s Asian Pacific American Resource Center


September 25, 2019

Correction on “Q&A: Minneapolis filmmaker Samiera Abou-Nasr on her short film, ‘Of Our Youth'”

Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the person who Abou-Nasr was referring to in an anecdote. The person she was referencing was someone she was filming for a video.

Related: Q&A: Minneapolis filmmaker Samiera Abou-Nasr on her short film, ‘Of Our Youth’


September 24, 2019

Correction on “Dancing with a purpose: series explores personal stories with intimate performance”

Correction: A previous version of this article mischaracterized the intent of the dance collective. It also misidentified the cultural and racial breakdown of members of the show.

Related: Dancing with a purpose: series explores personal stories with intimate performance


September 19, 2019

Correction on: “Wondering how to recycle denim? MSA has an answer”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated how many colleges Cotton Incorporated chooses for the Blue Jean Go Green initiative. Cotton Incorporated chooses multiple campuses each semester.

Clarification: A previous version of this article indicated Habitat for Humanity was the only organization to which Cotton Incorporated sent insulation. Other organizations also receive insulation from Cotton Incorporated for building efforts.

Related: Wondering how to recycle denim? MSA has an answer


September 18, 2019

Correction on: “Class removed after complaints about controversial professor”

A previous version of this story misstated the role of faculty in approving Veglia’s teaching appointment. Not all faculty were involved in the decision-making process.

Related: Class removed after complaints about controversial professor


September 16, 2019

Correction on “Gophers grab two wins at University Park”

A previous version of this story misnamed the Stanford team. The team is named the Stanford Cardinal.

Related: Gophers grab two wins at University Park


September 16, 2019

Correction on “Ventaka: The Laffer curve never gets old”

Clarification: Due to an error in editing, a previous version of this column misrepresented the columnist’s joke. The joke reads “My favorite example is from former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, or Scottdog, as I call him when we hit the bars.”

Related: Ventaka: The Laffer curve never gets old


September 13, 2019

Clarification on: “Activists, UMN students show support for alleged Richard Liu victim”

Clarfication: Activist Xiaowen Liang flew to Minneapolis from New York City to attend the hearing. Liang, a recent law school graduate, is one of the editors for the Free Chinese Feminists Facebook page and organized the gathering.

Related: Activists, UMN students show support for alleged Richard Liu victim


September 12, 2019

Correction on “Class removed after complaints about controversial professor”

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated which entity recommended discipline against Gianluigi Veglia. The deans of the College of Science and Engineering and the Medical School recommended Veglia be suspended from the BMBB department’s graduate program through the 2019-20 school year.

Related: Class removed after complaints about controversial professor


September 12, 2019

Correction on “Homeless increase in the Twin Cities is mirrored near the University”

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the number of people without shelter from January 2018-19. Shelter counts in January 2018 and January 2019 showed a 50 percent increase in unsheltered people in Hennepin County in the past year.

Related: Homeless increase in the Twin Cities is mirrored near the University


September 8, 2019

Correction on “Sister Species begins where the rest of the world ends”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the range of one of the band members and the cost of the event. The band member has a three-octave musical range and the event costs $10.

Related: Sister Species begins where the rest of the world ends


September 5, 2019

Correction on photo caption for dominant media of “UMN creates group for disabled employees”

Correction: A previous photo caption misrepresented members of the photo. Corbett Laubignat, left, Chris Luhmann and Barb Podesta at a Disabled Employees at the U meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The group aims to build an inclusive and accessible community led by and for disabled University employees.

Related: UMN creates group for disabled employees


September 4, 2019

Correction on “After two years and $104.5 million, Pioneer Hall reopens to UMN students”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated how Pioneer Hall was originally constructed due to a misstated fact in an interview. Pioneer was built in two phases, each consisting of several town homes that were not connected on all levels.

Related: After two years and $104.5 million, Pioneer Hall reopens to UMN students


August 5, 2019

Editor’s note on: “New administrative position to support inclusivity in UMN Medical School|”

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story included comments about the University’s Medical School that have been removed. They were removed because of a misunderstanding between the Minnesota Daily and two previously quoted sources..

Related: New administrative position to support inclusivity in UMN Medical School|


July 24, 2019

Correction on: “Skoog: No justice, no peace, more police?”

Correction: A previous version of this column incorrectly identified the number of current MPD police officers. There are currently about 600 officers.

Related: Skoog: No justice, no peace, more police?


June 26, 2019

Editor’s note on “A night to remember: ‘Queer Prom’ reclaims the high school tradition”

Editor’s note: This piece does not adequately represent members of the 20% Theater Company responsible for Queer Prom. Marcela Michelle, Chair of the Board of Directors for the 20% Theater Company, played a significant role in creating the event described in this article.

Related: A night to remember: “Queer Prom” reclaims the high school tradition


June 21, 2019

Clarification on: “New student representatives to the Board of Regents look to next year”

Clarification: A previous version of this article misstated which groups piloted a shadowing program. The program was piloted by MSA and Twin Cities campus representatives to the board.

Related: New student representatives to the Board of Regents look to next year


June 12, 2019

Correction on: “Meet the new UMN regents”

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the name of an award earned by Janie Mayeron. It is called the Alumni Service Award.

Related: Meet the new UMN regent


May 14, 2019

Clarification on: “Controversy lingers around pregnancy centers near campus”

Clarification: Planned Parenthood in St. Paul is the closest clinic that provides abortions to the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. Whole Woman’s Health of the Twin Cities is the closest clinic that provides abortions to the Minneapolis campus.

Related: Controversy lingers around pregnancy centers near campus


May 5, 2019

Editor’s note on: “Editorial: Reviewing the Task Force report”

Editor’s note: There is a substantial correction for this editorial. We are choosing to leave the original body of text for the sake of transparency – not as an endorsement of the inaccuracies. The correction can be found at the bottom of this page.

Page 52: The original article incorrectly stated that Nicholson was “incensed” at Elmer Austin Benson’s appointment to the University’s Board of Regents. According to the task force report and Berman’s article, Nicholson was “incensed” at George B. Leonard, a Jewish Minnesotan, being appoint to the Board of Regents.

The original article also incorrectly interpreted the citation used to support Nicholson being “incensed” by Leonard’s appointment to the Board. Hyman Berman, a historian, came to the conclusion that Nicholson was “incensed” by Leonard’s appointment based on separate archives, according to citation 38 of Berman’s article titled “Political Antisemitism in Minnesota during the Great Depression.” Berman’s article is used in citation 119 of the task force report. The original editorial only took citation 118 into account.

Page 105: While several African American women lived in the dorms, that does not mean that segregation did not take place in dorms at the University of Minnesota. The atmosphere around African American women in the dorms was not welcoming.

Page 49: The original article incorrectly states that students’ obstacles to employment were a separate matter from their studies at the University. Warning Jewish women about possible obstacles to being employed was related to their time as students at the University, because it related to their decisions to continue studying or not.

Page 51: The original article incorrectly states that the task force report did not include a citation for the “political alliance” described between Dean Nicholson and Ray Chase. The “political alliance” between Nicholson and Chase is cited in citations 111, 112 and 113 of the report. Citation 114 is contextually related to the situation and was not the only citation provided for the “political alliance” described in the task force report.

Related: Editorial: Reviewing the Task Force Report


May 1, 2019

Correction on: “Student app to highlight history of UMN campus area”

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated a detail of the Glen Nelson Center’s relationship with Voy. The center will help connect Ho and Perakslis with potential investors. A previous version also mischaracterized which entity purchased the land. The University of Minnesota Foundation purchased the land. A previous version also mischaracterized the leadership of Motley. It is led by Visus.

A previous correction also mischaracterized who owns the app. Ho and Perakslis own the app.

Related: Student app to highlight history of UMN campus area


April 29, 2019

Correction on: “Knoll Area to get major infrastructure upgrade”

Correction: A previous version of this article misquoted Caddock. Caddock said continuing to use existing buildings is rewarding for him and his fellow colleagues.

Related: Knoll Area to get major infrastructure upgrade


April 26, 2019

Correction on: “Venkata: En l’an 2019”

Correction: A previous version of the article misstated the impact long hours on computers have on student health. Many hours working on a computer did not contribute to more frequent seizures in epileptic students.

Related: Venkata: En l’an 2019