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Bella Carpentier, Managing Editor

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Fewer student groups requesting operational funding

Fewer student groups requesting operational funding

Published December 1, 2022
Of the 34 student organizations that applied for funding, 10 received no funding from the University of Minnesota Student Services Fees for the 2022-23 school year.
Deanna Mills, courtesy of the Community-University Health Care Center.

Remembering Deanna Mills, former executive director of Community-University Health Care Center

Published April 4, 2022
Deanna Mills, executive director of CUHCC from 2006-2016, died March 9, 2022.
McNamara Alumni Center captured on Sunday, Dec. 5.

University student files complaint with Department of Human Rights over getting accommodations fulfilled

Published April 4, 2022
Student Julia Harvey filed with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights following trouble with a professor, and requested assistance from the DRC, the EOAA and CLA leadership after requesting disability accommodations be fulfilled.
Courtesy of Tony Kamel

UMN student Tobiloba Taiwo remembered by friends after recent death

Published April 1, 2022
Friends recall fond memories of Tobi and reflect on his character following his death on Feb. 21, 2022.
Around 40 University students gathered March 19 to show support for Minneapolis Public School educations and support staff on strike. The strike has been ongoing since March 8.

[Photo] Students hold speak-out in support of Minneapolis educators

Published March 19, 2022

Around 40 University students gathered March 19 to show support for Minneapolis Public School educations and support staff on strike. The strike has been ongoing since March 8.

Sarah Mai

University expands gender care coverage in employee benefit plan

Published February 22, 2022
The University expanded healthcare coverage to include certain secondary procedures to mitigate gender dysphoria facing transgender and gender non-conforming people.
Protestors march down SE Beacon Street on Wednesday, Feb. 16. University of Minnesota students organized the protest in response to the police killing of Amir Locke.

[Photo] Students gather outside Coffman to demand justice for Amir Locke

Published February 17, 2022

Protestors march down SE Beacon Street on Wednesday, Feb. 16. University of Minnesota students organized the protest in response to the police killing of Amir Locke.

UMN Institute on the Environment raises student wages to $15.91

UMN Institute on the Environment raises student wages to $15.91

Published February 4, 2022
Effective on Jan. 3, the Institute on the Environment raised its undergraduate student wage from $11 an hour to $15.91
Dr. Emilian Racila poses for a portrait in his office in the Mayo Building on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank Campus on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Dr. Racila is an assistant professor of pathology who shared his opinion on the University’s COVID-19 protocols.

Students, staff and faculty push for heightened COVID-19 protocols

Published January 26, 2022
Since the start of spring semester, groups on campus have called for an increase in pandemic safety measures by writing press releases, sending letters to University administrators and creating petitions.
Hailee Schievelbein

UMN spring semester updates on quarantining and COVID-19 safety measures

Published January 25, 2022
Are you confused about the COVID-19 policy changes this semester to keep students safe? Here’s a breakdown of the recent updates so far.
Morgan La Casse

College of Biological Sciences raises wages to $15 an hour for some student employment opportunities

Published December 22, 2021
CBS announced in a recent email that the school is set to increase wages for some student positions, which will go into effect in January.
University’s low minimum wage is a major disincentive to on-campus jobs, some students say after email about dining staff shortage

University’s low minimum wage is a major disincentive to on-campus jobs, some students say after email about dining staff shortage

Published December 18, 2021
In an email sent on Nov. 19, an University administrator wrote that some dining facilities would remain closed due to understaffing, which caused students to express their opinions about the University’s minimum wage and working conditions on social media.
Faculty and administrators navigate changing COVID-19 safety policies amid statewide spike in transmission

Faculty and administrators navigate changing COVID-19 safety policies amid statewide spike in transmission

Published December 6, 2021
Currently, Minnesota has one of the highest COVID-19 rates in the nation, with a high chance for more cases on campus after students traveled back from Thanksgiving break, however, many professors said the University has done well so far to prevent spread on campus.
Professor Terresa Moses poses for a portrait in front of student designs in McNeal Hall on Thursday, Nov. 11. Moses has helped organize a College of Design initiative to create space, policies and practices that support the inclusion and retention of BIPOC artists.

The College of Design commits itself to anti-racism through a new initiative called Design Justice

Published November 29, 2021
Created in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Design Justice seeks to support the retention and inclusion of Black, Indigenous and students of color, starting with a cluster-hire this fall.
Boynton Health pictured on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.

Boynton Health, community clinics and student groups work to make healthcare more accessible and affordable at the University

Published November 29, 2021
On and off campus organizations work to provide students with free to low cost health care services like vaccines, contraceptives and consultations.
Students speak out against University’s low wages and stressful working conditions

Students speak out against University’s low wages and stressful working conditions

Published November 5, 2021
With Minneapolis’ minimum wage for big businesses set at $14.25, students voice their opinions about wanting to see the University's $10.08 minimum wage increase to offset Minneapolis’ high living costs, food insecurity and students’ increasing anxiety around finances.
University students and staff push for the adoption of more gender neutral bathrooms on campus

University students and staff push for the adoption of more gender neutral bathrooms on campus

Published November 2, 2021
Although the University has taken action to making all single-stall bathrooms on campus gender neutral, many students and staff think the next step in improving the availability of these bathrooms is making multi-use gender neutral bathrooms.
UMN aims to improve health equity and accessibility by funding eight new medical projects

UMN aims to improve health equity and accessibility by funding eight new medical projects

Published October 20, 2021
The Office of Discovery and Translation recently awarded funding to eight new initiatives that address health care disparities and inaccessibility across different populations.
Located in Scott Hall, the Center for Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender and Sexuality Studies aims to unite students and faculty. The center, previously known as RIGS, recently added disability studies to their mission.

Students and staff celebrate the new formation of the Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Center at the University of Minnesota

Published October 13, 2021
Previously known as the Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Initiative (RIGS), recent changes include disability in the new title and transition into a University center.
Students and faculty march towards Morrill Hall as part of the UMN Climate Strike on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Those in attendance criticized the University’s policies on fossil fuel usage.

University announces plans to divest from fossil fuels

Published October 8, 2021
In the next five to seven years, the University will finally be completely divested from fossil fuels, as a result of several student-led efforts to push for environmental change and accountability.
University fundraiser provides financial support to campus food pantry while student groups take action to fight food insecurity on campus

University fundraiser provides financial support to campus food pantry while student groups take action to fight food insecurity on campus

Published October 1, 2021
The University of Minnesota joins other Big Ten universities in launching the “One Big Week” fundraiser in an effort to support the campus food pantry.
Students gather outside Cooke Hall for a UMN against Frats protest on Friday, Sept. 10.

UMN student-led movement against rape culture gains traction

Published September 21, 2021
UMN Against Frats, a new student group, led a protest to show solidarity with protesters at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Walter F. Mondale Hall on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

UMN student named first recipient of the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship in Law

Published September 15, 2021
The George Floyd Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship offered to Black law students at the University, named the first-ever recipient since its founding a year ago.
Coffman Memorial Union bustling with students on Sunday, Sept. 5. Many students have arrived on campus to see the start of the in-person school year.

University students voice their support for mask and vaccine mandates as fall approaches

Published September 8, 2021
Mask and vaccine requirements go into place as the University of Minnesota gears up for the fall 2021 semester, the first semester with majority in-person classes since the beginning of the pandemic.

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