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Regents to consider sex assault policy, tuition increase

December 14, 2017

At this year’s final Board of Regents meetings on Thursday and Friday — the first since October — the regents will discuss and act on a new administrative sexual assault policy, collective bargaining...

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is interviewed by the Minnesota Daily in his office on Friday, Dec. 1 at Morrill Hall.

Kaler on the proposed grad tax: ‘It’s fundamentally unfair’

December 4, 2017

The Minnesota Daily met with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler for this year’s final monthly interview on Friday, Dec. 1. Kaler shared his thoughts on the University’s biggest challenges...

Troy Wildenberg poses for a photo on Wednesday, Nov. 29 outside of Burton Hall on East Bank.

First-generation student numbers in decline at UMN

November 30, 2017

The proportion of first-generation undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota has decreased by more than 5 percent since 2010, according to enrollment data. First-generation students and a University...

Student Legal Services sees increase in cases

November 27, 2017

University of Minnesota Student Legal Service has seen a 15 percent increase in cases compared to last fall. SLS has been especially busy this year with landlord, rental and immigration cases, according...

University President Eric Kaler fields questions during an interview with the Minnesota Daily on Thursday, Nov. 16.

Kaler on potential employee strike: ‘I’m eager to get to a conclusion and sign a contract’

November 20, 2017

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Thursday for this month's interview about campus news.  Kaler discussed first-generation college students, a college...

University researchers investigate Minnesota moose mortality

November 9, 2017

In response to the declining Minnesota moose population, University researchers are studying possible factors contributing to the increase in mortality. In 2016, about 4,000 moose lived in Minnesota —...

Betsy Hodges speaks at her campaign party at the Gandhi Mahal Restaurant on Nov. 7.

After initial voting, Hodges’ prospects wane

November 8, 2017

Around 50 people made up the group waiting on election results at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant on East Lake Street Tuesday, where incumbent Mayor Betsy Hodges acknowledged her initial prospects weren't promising.  Hodges...

Jackson Willette, who voted for Al Flowers, exchanges information with election volunteers at Van Cleave Park Recreation Center on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Minneapolis.

Students hit the polls as Election Day in Minneapolis ramps up

November 7, 2017

University of Minnesota student and faculty voters trickled into campus area polling places for the Minneapolis municipal elections Tuesday.  Polls opened at 7 a.m. for the 2017 municipal elections,...

University employees authorize strike

November 4, 2017

Hundreds of University of Minnesota workers represented by the union Teamsters Local 320 voted Thursday to approve a possible strike over working conditions. The union represents workers in building and...

MPD responds to attempted robbery

November 1, 2017

The Minneapolis Police Department responded to a report of an attempted robbery Monday night. The incident occurred at 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of University and 13th Avenue, according to a timely...

Study shows students confused, divided on First Amendment

October 26, 2017

Less than half of college students are aware that the First Amendment protects hate speech, and about a third of those believe hate speech shouldn't be protected, according to a new survey of students’...

Sexual assault advocate Abby Honold speaks to a crowd on East Bank on April 18.

University grad works with Sen. Franken on sexual assault training

October 25, 2017

A Twin Cities area sexual assault advocate and a U.S. senator from Minnesota are working together on a bill to improve interactions between victims of sexual assault and the police. The bill, the product...

Kaler appoints new UMN Medical School dean

October 20, 2017

Jakub Tolar will be the next dean of the University Medical School, University President Eric Kaler announced Friday. Tolar, whose appointment is pending Board of Regents approval, will start in his new...

New University transgender health clinic aims to make care accessible

October 19, 2017

Boynton Health added the Transgender Health clinic as part of an effort to improve services for transgender members of the University of Minnesota community this summer. The effort started with a Boynton...

University President Eric Kaler fields questions from the Minnesota Daily on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Kaler on proposed tuition hike: ‘It is an equity issue’

October 18, 2017

The Minnesota Daily met with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Tuesday for the semester's second monthly interview about campus news. Kaler discussed the search for a new medical school dean,...

Board of Regents adopts new sexual harassment policy

October 16, 2017

The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents adopted a new sexual misconduct policy and approved changes to another at its meeting Friday. The board’s new Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking...

The murals for Turning Point USA, UMN College Republicans and the Minnesota Republic seen after they were repainted by the groups on the Washington Avenue Bridge on Tuesday.

Conservative groups repaint murals with ‘censored’ after vandalism

October 11, 2017

In response to a rash of vandalism targeting University of Minnesota student group murals this weekend, three affected political groups painted “censored” over nine panels on the Washington Avenue...

Vandalism, arguments follow this year’s Paint the Bridge event

October 8, 2017

Politics again took center stage at the University of Minnesota’s Paint the Bridge event this year. Multiple political student groups’ panels were vandalized in the days following the Washington Avenue...

UMN student groups Turning Point USA, College Republicans and the Minnesota Republic's panels on the Washington Avenue Bridge on Saturday morning. Vandals spray-painted their murals and those of other groups, including the Bipartisan Issues Group.

Vandalism of conservative groups’ panels on Washington Avenue Bridge continues

October 8, 2017

Since Friday afternoon, additional vandalism has occurred on the Washington Avenue Bridge, with more political student groups targeted. The original murals for both College Republicans and Turning Point...

The University's College Republicans painted a pro-Trump mural during Paint the Bridge on the Washington Avenue Bridge that was later vandalized, as seen on Friday.

Vandalism, altercation take place during Paint the Bridge at College Republicans’ mural

October 7, 2017

Update: Vandalism of conservative groups' panels on Washington Avenue Bridge continues Two University of Minnesota students fought over the College Republicans’ panel on the Washington Avenue Bridge...

Traffic on Huron Boulevard on Friday, Sept. 29. The University of Minnesota recently purchased the property seen left, with plans to expand one of the main campus thoroughfares.

University eyes potential expansion sites; purchases Huron property

October 4, 2017

As part of the University of Minnesota’s long-term plan to improve campus design, the Board of Regents recently authorized the purchase of a nearly half-acre parcel of land near TCF Bank Stadium. Officials...

President of the MAVNI Advisory Committee Daniel Jung speaks about his personal concerns surrounding the MAVNI process in Heller Hall on Friday, Sept. 22.

Military program suspension hurts international University students

September 25, 2017

At least 30 students and alumni at the University of Minnesota were on track to become U.S. citizens through a federal program that put them through four to six years in the military. Their progress was...

Increasing number of humanities Ph.D.s face shrinking job market

September 21, 2017

Like most students leaving a doctoral program, Joe Nelson is ready to enter the job market next year. Nelson hopes to find a position teaching at a university. But a study from the American Academy of...

Yoji Shimizu poses for a photo outside Johnston Hall on Friday on East Bank. Shimizu is the new associate dean for graduate education and the director of the Graduate School Diversity Office.

Graduate school hires dean to refocus efforts on diversity

September 18, 2017

After changes in leadership in the last year, the University of Minnesota’s graduate school is refocusing its goals on diversity. Appointed in April, Yoji Shimizu is starting his first school year as...


University students get on and off the campus connector bus on Dec. 5, 2015.

GopherTrip simplifies University bus system

September 13, 2017

Thanks to GopherTrip, University of Minnesota senior Krista Hamann no longer wastes time in the morning waiting for a bus that’s running behind schedule or already full. The app, launched in July, shows...

A view outside of Sssdude-Nutz in Dinkytown on June 6.

Sssdude-nutz hits the road for good

September 7, 2017

A square doughnut drizzled with chocolate, covered with almonds and sprinkled with hazelnuts was sophomore Megan Doran’s favorite Sssdude-nutz choice. Now, Doran will have to track down the former Dinkytown...

Carlson offers veteran a new start after brain injury

September 6, 2017

On March 19, 2012, Brian Grundtner fell 50 feet during an airborne training jump, sustaining multiple broken bones and a traumatic brain injury. Four years later, the former special operations staff sergeant...