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Donor, Provost’s Office give $1.75 million to philosophy department

August 29, 2016

The University of Minnesota’s Department of Philosophy received the largest donation in the program’s history last Wednesday. Dr. Stephen Setterberg of PrairieCare — a local psychiatric health...

Amid election discord, students show partisanship

July 27, 2016

Despite polls showing historic unpopularity among the two main presidential candidates, the University of Minnesota’s College Republicans and College Democrats plan to support their party’s candidate.As...

U welcomes new transfer students

July 27, 2016

As Elizabeth Momanyi left Coffman Memorial Union last week, she realized she forgot to get the all-encompassing campus pass — her U Card.“Are you from Minnesota?” a student worker at the U Card...

University of Minnesota’s Boynton Health Service aims for LGBTQIA inclusivity

July 20, 2016

In order to bolster inclusivity, Boynton Health Service will hire a consultant to study how its services can be better tailored to students of various sexual orientations and gender identities.  Boynton...

Two Minneapolis Park Board officers to resign

July 17, 2016

Two Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board officers announced their resignation Friday. The announcement follows criticism over racial inequity on the board from black community members last spring. Board...

A 535D bus bound for Normandale Community College pulls into the  I-35W & 46th Street Station on Tuesday. A new University study finds public transit as the most important link and limitation between job seekers and   their quest to find and hold employment, as many positions are far away from citizens homes.

U study finds unemployed far from jobs

July 13, 2016

Many qualified job-seekers in the metro area remain unemployed because they can’t find transportation to work, a new study found.  The study, published by the University of Minnesota’s...

University of Minnesota student Jeremiah Cunningham poses for portraits outside of Xcel Energy in downtown Minneapolis. Cunningham spearheaded a project to switch the seeds around electrical substations from standard highway mix to native prairie grasses in order to attract pollinators such as butterflies.

U student drives Xcel pollinator initiative

July 13, 2016

While interning for Xcel Energy last summer, Jeremiah Cunningham found a solution to a problem the company didn’t know they had.  Cunningham, a University senior studying construction management,...

Body recovered from Mississippi River ID’d as University employee

July 13, 2016

A man found dead in the Mississippi River Saturday has been identified as Rinzin Dorjee according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.  Dorjee, 55 — a University employee...

Body pulled from Mississippi River, says University of Minnesota Police

July 9, 2016

Late Saturday evening, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of an adult man from the Mississippi River, according to the University of Minnesota Police Department.  Officials are...

University of Minnesota grad student Karl Young adjusts one the of telescopes at Universe in the Park at William O'Brien State Park on July 2. Universe in the Park is a summer outreach program hosted by the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics at local and state parks to teach interested attendees about planets and the universe.

Tracking the night sky

July 6, 2016

As Norm and Toots Marohn of Andover, Minn., waited for the program to begin, their granddaughter Hannah impatiently flipped through a book on naturalism. “We’ve tried going to this event before...

MPD releases finalized body camera policy

July 6, 2016

The Minneapolis Police Department released the final version of its body camera policy Wednesday through a special order from Chief Janee Harteau. The policy outlines the instances when officers should...

Minneapolis finalizes police body camera policy

July 1, 2016

The Minneapolis Police Department released the final version of its body camera policy Wednesday through a special order from Chief Janee Harteau. The policy outlines the instances when officers should...

For students, Philosophy Club offers safe space

June 29, 2016

After taking an introductory philosophy course as a University of Minnesota freshman, Akshay Patke felt the school was lacking a space to ask about life’s big questions. After talking with several...

Matthew Stoffel plays on a public piano outside of the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre in Minneapolis after the Twin Cities Pride Parade on June 26. Stoffel has been playing piano since he was 3 years old.

Keys hit the city streets

June 29, 2016

At the Twin Cities Pride parade Sunday, Amanda Haspert sat down at a cat-themed piano.  “I literally only know ‘Frère Jacques,’” she said as a festive crowd gathered...

John Kari from Prospect Park 2020 leads a tour in Prospect Park for members and supporters of the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative on June 17.

Green Line expansion report released

June 22, 2016

Despite more than 250 businesses closing along the Green Line light rail corridor since 2009, overall employment in the areas has increased with the line’s completion.  As Metro Transit’s...

Memorial held for U med student, alleged victim of UCLA shooter

June 22, 2016

A memorial was held in the University of Minnesota’s Mayo Building auditorium on Friday for the friends and family of medical student Ashley Hasti, a victim of alleged UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar....

Memorial held for UCLA shooter victim

June 17, 2016

A memorial was held in the University of Minnesota’s Mayo Auditorium on Friday for the friends and family of medical student Ashley Hasti, a victim of alleged UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar.   Hasti...

John Kari from Prospect Park 2020 leads a tour in Prospect Park for members and supporters of the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative on June 17.

Green Line collaboration wraps up work

June 17, 2016

As Metro Transit’s Green Line light rail celebrated its two-year anniversary, a group that helped make the project possible ceased operations for good. The Central Corridor Funders Collaborative...

Hattie Webb, a University alumni stands in front of Northrop Auditorium on June 12, the place she met and was asked to dinner by Muhammad Ali. 
Ali's interest in the University grew after Webb and a group of black students held a sit-down in Morrill Hall in 1969 in an effort to talk to the university president about discrimination.

Muhammad Ali and activism at the U

June 15, 2016

As many mourned the passing of Muhammad Ali last week, a University of Minnesota student from the 1960s looked back with admiration on the role his humanitarian efforts played in their activism.  The...

Sophomore Alex Winchell created the online game Politics & War when he was in high school. Winchell continues to update and make a profit from the program during his time at the University.

U student coins lucrative online game

June 1, 2016

For University of Minnesota student Alex Winchell, nation-building doesn’t require bricks or mortar — a click will suffice.   The economics and computer science sophomore developed a massive...

Study finds some alcohol programs have little impact on greek communities

June 1, 2016

Students involved in greek life often remain unaffected by alcohol intervention programs, a recent study has found.  The study, conducted by the American Psychological Association,  found that...

U Law School cuts down on admissions amid applicant lull

May 25, 2016

Following a decline in applicants, the University of Minnesota Law School announced earlier this month that it will admit fewer students.  Amid the decision to cut admissions, the school has announced...

Aurora aims to help male survivors

May 25, 2016

This summer, the University of Minnesota’s Aurora Center will start offering a support group for male-identified victim-survivors of sexual assault.  Support and interest in such a group at...

Body recovered from Mississippi River identified as David Miller

May 19, 2016

A body recovered from the Mississippi River has been identified as missing University student David Miller, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. Miller’s remains were...

Authorities recover body from the Mississippi River

May 18, 2016

The body of an adult male was found early Wednesday morning in the Mississippi River, near Ford Parkway Bridge. In a press release, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office announced that the body remains...

Magus worker robbed outside shop storefront

May 4, 2016

The Aurora Center was subject to several harassing calls last week, and a student lost $1,600 to an online scheme.      Sexual Assault     Minneapolis police responded to an assault...

U area sees rise in phone scams

May 2, 2016

The Minneapolis Police Department warned residents Friday of a phone scam that has vexed several residents and students in the University of Minnesota area in recent weeks.      Last...

Biz owner attacked with pipe

April 27, 2016

Spring Jam weekend on the whole was calm crime-wise, according to the University of Minnesota Police Department, though a University student fell from a second-story balcony Saturday afternoon.     Student...

U student scammed out of hundreds

April 20, 2016

A break-in ended in a search for an at-large suspect in a University of Minnesota neighborhood last week, while on campus a student lost $500 in a student loan collection scam.     Burglaries,...

U student robbed on Franklin Avenue

April 13, 2016

A student was robbed at gunpoint on the Franklin Avenue Bridge near Prospect Park last Thursday.      In other reported crimes, threats were made toward teachers at the Heritage Academy...

U area sees spike of auto-related thefts, incidents

April 6, 2016

A spike in thefts related to automobiles hit the University of Minnesota area last week, according police reports.     Burglaries and an apartment fire that destroyed a bedroom in an apartment...

String of thefts in U area

March 30, 2016

A male suspect fled the scene before taking any valuables at the scene of an attempted armed robbery in Marcy-Holmes.     Over the last week, police also received many reports of theft —...

Break sees rise in thefts on campus

March 23, 2016

With many students away, theft remained the biggest contributor of campus crime over spring break, according to the University of Minnesota Police Department.     Other recent incidents involved...