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All content by Alexandria Chhith

Ellison works for immigration

October 22, 2013

The U.S. Congressman representing the district covering the University of Minnesota is looking for bipartisan immigration reform. Rep. Keith Ellison, who represents Minnesota’s 5th congressional...

Champlain intern at Fairview Wenson Masoka and policy research analyst for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Sarah Radosevich talk during a small group session at

University-area church talks immigration

October 14, 2013

As an immigrant from Malawi, Wenson Masoka has faced societal barriers in coming to Minneapolis. “Don’t judge me by my accent,” he said. “You speak, you have an accent.” Masoka,...

Student Neighborhood Liaisons senior Eskender Abebe and junior Megan Felz talk to third ward residents Sarah and Brandon Soderlund about the Student Community Relations group at the Third Ward Neighborhood Festival held at Nicollet Island Pavillion on Wednesday evening.

Third Ward fest targets students

October 10, 2013

University of Minnesota students, business leaders, musicians and other community members gathered on Nicollet Island on Wednesday evening to eat free food, learn about Ward 3 or try out a Segway. Hosted...

Ward 2 City Council candidate runs quiet campaign

October 9, 2013

Diana Newberry works in a candy factory during the day and goes door-knocking with a small group to campaign for the Socialist Workers Party at night. Newberry is a Minneapolis City Council candidate for...

Shutdown threatens University research

October 3, 2013

Because of the U.S. government shutdown, federal funding for new research at the University of Minnesota could be at risk. With application deadlines fast approaching, the process for federally funded...

Ward 3 Libertarian Party candidate Michael Katch discusses ideas on Tuesday at his apartment complex in Minneapolis.

Pirate-endorsed, Katch runs again

September 26, 2013

One of the candidates looking to represent Ward 3 on the Minneapolis City Council drives a limousine and is endorsed by the Pirate Party. Michael Katch is running against incumbent Diane Hofstede and challengers...

Artists survey students on Dinkytown

September 23, 2013

With Dinkytown development in flux, city officials are seeking the opinions of University of Minnesota students on how they think the area should look. City planners are conducting a public survey in collaboration...

University donors favor Andrew, Hodges

September 17, 2013

Thirty-one University of Minnesota faculty and staff members have contributed to candidates running for mayor of Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Elections Division. Most of the listed contributions...

Good deeds ‘spread light’ to 9/11

September 12, 2013

Twelve years after 9/11, the day was marked with little disruption or notice on the University of Minnesota campus. Chabad and Students Supporting Israel’s University chapters, however, have continued...

Historical U intersection’s fate undecided

September 11, 2013

More than half a century ago, the intersection of Pleasant Street Southeast and Pillsbury Drive Southeast served as a hub of the campus trolley line. Now, the intersection will change again to improve...

Free Rides for University of Minnesota Students On Metro Transit

September 5, 2013

Starting 6 p.m. Friday, University of Minnesota students can ride transit for free by showing their U-cards, according to a press release from the Metro Transit. Free rides will be offered from the...

Overnight testing of Central Corridor light rail cars began this week on the western half of University Avenue. When finished, the project will link downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis. The line is planned to open in mid-2014, before the Major League Baseball All-Star game at Target Field next July.

Light rail free fare debate continues

September 3, 2013

When the Central Corridor light rail begins running next year, it could be free for riders between certain parts of the University of Minnesota campus. Officials from the University and Metro Transit are...