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UMN to celebrate 50th anniversary of pancreatic transplant

May 1, 2017

Since the 1960s, the University of Minnesota has performed the most pancreatic transplants in the world.On May 19, the University will host a celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first...

As a prison choir director, one UMN student uses music for rehabilitation

April 17, 2017

Amanda Weber believes music is an integral part of rehabilitating incarcerated women.After studying prison choirs for her master’s degree, Weber, a University of Minnesota music doctoral student, had...

Kaylin Fernandez and Nassisse Geleta pose for a portrait on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The two are starting a living learning community at the University for first and second-year black women at the University.

UMN living learning community for black women to open

April 17, 2017

The University of Minnesota will open a Living Learning Community specifically tailored for black women will open in a few years. Freshman Nassise Geleta and sophomore Kaylan Fernandez are hoping to open...

UMN group brings awareness to issue of sex trafficking

April 11, 2017

A University of Minnesota student group is pushing for federal funding for legislation that provides grants to organizations in hopes of cutting rates of modern-day slavery in half.The group is a chapter...

Kitchen staffer Francisco Flores prepares chicken for tacos at Jambo! Kitchen on April 5, 2017 on West Bank in Minneapolis. Jambo! opened in the space previously occupied by Afro Deli.

Jambo Kitchen opens doors on West Bank

April 10, 2017

Jambo Kitchen, a new West Bank restaurant, opened its doors last week to free bowls of food and tacos.The menu features food from the Middle East, Eastern Africa and Asia. The eatery is situated in the...

The Minnesota House and Senate meet in a joint session to vote for new members of the University's Board of Regents on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at the State Capitol.

Board of Regents student reps push to separate UMN race data

April 3, 2017

Student Representatives to the Board of Regents called on the University of Minnesota to disaggregate student data, which currently doesn’t distinguish ethnic subgroups.In a presentation of its annual...

Protesters hold signs criticizing racially restrictive housing codes in Minneapolis in 1946.

New research explores history of housing discrimination in Minneapolis

March 29, 2017

When historian Kirsten Delegard returned to Minneapolis after 20 years, she discovered that little had been done to understand the history of race in the city.Now, a project by the Augsburg College scholar,...

UMN Indian Student Association addresses recent hate crimes, current climate

March 25, 2017

In light of recent attacks against people of Indian descent, the University of Minnesota’s Indian Student Association hosted a two-hour safe-space conversation Wednesday. The topics discussed included...

Study shows Millennials are anxious about the topic of health insurance

March 22, 2017

New research shows that millennials — those born between the 1980s and the early 2000s — know much less about health insurance than their older counterparts.The study, conducted by the Blue...

University students Antonio Elias, left, and Mitch Rold

UMN student creates Spanish-language podcast with local Latino community in mind

March 9, 2017

After working with Latino school kids and parents in Minneapolis, Antonio Elias and Mitch Roldan wanted to give local Latinos a new platform for news.Elias, a University of Minnesota student, and Roldan,...

Students resume their day outside Anderson Hall on West Bank Monday late afternoon

New education secretary worries some UMN educators, students

February 28, 2017

After a controversial appointment, some education experts at the University of Minnesota are worried that new education secretary Betsy Devos could negatively impact future teachers’ training.Devos has...