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Letter from the editor in chief: What I’ve learned since my last day in the newsroom

April 26, 2020

Walking out of the Minnesota Daily office on March 4, I marveled at the warming weather. At about 10:15 p.m., it was just over 32 degrees outside, which to us Minnesotans is a sign of spring. Just like...

Letter from the editor: Minnesota Daily print edition canceled for the summer

April 6, 2020

To the University community, It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that the print edition of the Minnesota Daily has been canceled for the summer. We are choosing to extend this online-only publishing...

President Joan Gabel addresses the Board of Regents at the regents retreat in Duluth on Wednesday, March 11

[Photo] UMN announces classes will be moved online through summer semester

April 6, 2020

President Joan Gabel addresses the Board of Regents at the regents retreat in Duluth on Wednesday, March 11

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel addresses the Minnesota Senate on the University's plans to contend with COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, at the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 10.

Growing number of Big 10 schools, including Minnesota, switch to online-only amid COVID-19 concerns

March 11, 2020

Update: The University of Minnesota announced that it will transition to online-only classes on Wednesday.  Seven of the 14 Big Ten schools have canceled classes or moved to online-only instruction...

President Joan Gabel fields questions in her office in Morrill Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Gabel talks tuition, mental health, crime near campus

January 27, 2020

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel last week to talk about pressing campus topics like tuition, the University’s role in fighting climate change and the rise...

Turkeys mill about outside the East River Road Garage on Friday, Nov. 22.

Who gives a flying flock about turkeys on the University of Minnesota campus?

November 27, 2019

Much like students, 3-feet tall eastern gobblers peruse campus in flocks, searching for food and friendship at the University of Minnesota. Many call Minnesota’s healthy, 70,000-strong population of...

Minnesota Hillel at 1521 University Ave SE as seen on Sept. 23.

[Photo] Minnesota Hillel receives $5.5 million for renovations

September 24, 2019

Minnesota Hillel at 1521 University Ave SE as seen on Sept. 23.

The Wales House, a longtime Dinkytown lodging for UMN guests, as seen on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Cleo Krejci / Minnesota Daily)

[Photo] The Wales House, longtime lodging house for UMN guests, closes

September 17, 2019

The Wales House, a longtime Dinkytown lodging for UMN guests, as seen on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Cleo Krejci / Minnesota Daily)

Trees stand at the Cutfoot Experimental Forest on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

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September 17, 2019

Trees stand at the Cutfoot Experimental Forest on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

Brian Palik, site lead for the Cutfoot Experimental Forest, points out different types of trees at the Cutfoot Experimental Forest on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

[Photo] Research explores strategies for how forests can adapt to climate change

September 10, 2019

Brian Palik, site lead for the Cutfoot Experimental Forest, points out different types of trees at the Cutfoot Experimental Forest on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

A dorm room accessible for students with disabilities as seen in the newly renovated Pioneer Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 21. 

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September 10, 2019

A dorm room accessible for students with disabilities as seen in the newly renovated Pioneer Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 21. 

Pioneer Hall's newly renovated dining hall as seen on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

[Photo] Campus dining halls adjust to COVID-19; Sanford and Comstock to close

March 21, 2020

Pioneer Hall's newly renovated dining hall as seen on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Demonstrators from Teamsters Local 320 gather outside Pioneer Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The group said that more than 30 University employees were unfairly laid off over the summer.

[Photo] As one union reaches an agreement with the University, another waits in limbo

February 2, 2020

Demonstrators from Teamsters Local 320 gather outside Pioneer Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The group said that more than 30 University employees were unfairly laid off over the summer.

Welcome back to the U: A letter from the Minnesota Daily

August 27, 2019

The Minnesota Daily has served as the University of Minnesota’s completely student-run newspaper since it was founded in 1900. Today we cover some of the very same topics the Daily covered in the early...

How to use your University paper to your advantage

August 24, 2019

Those of us working in the news industry adhere to a golden rule: doing our jobs correctly means creating an "open forum" for public discussion. The Minnesota Daily is no different. We have been covering...

Two UMN wrestlers not charged with criminal sexual conduct PRINT

June 18, 2019

Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were held on probable cause of criminal sexual conduct are not being charged pending further investigation. The two athletes were released from custody Tuesday...

Two UMN wrestlers not charged with criminal sexual conduct

June 18, 2019

Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were held on probable cause of criminal sexual conduct are not being charged pending further investigation. The two athletes have been released from custody Tuesday...

Waconia High School senior and University of Minnesota golf recruit Connor Glynn follows the ball during the Minnesota state tournament at Bunker Hlils Golf Club in Coon Rapids on Tuesday, June 11. 

[Photo] Freshman phenom Glynn ready to roll for his sophomore campaign

June 1, 2020

Waconia High School senior and University of Minnesota golf recruit Connor Glynn follows the ball during the Minnesota state tournament at Bunker Hlils Golf Club in Coon Rapids on Tuesday, June 11. 

The University's Board of Regents convene at the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

Regents will vote on resolution to keep building names

April 26, 2019

The Board of Regents will vote Friday on a resolution to decline President Eric Kaler's preliminary recommendations to rename Coffman Union, Nicholson Hall, Middlebrook Hall and Coffey Hall. The board...

Barthollomew Presby makes environmental-friendly shirts at the Environmental Justice Earth Day celebration in Northrop Mall on Friday, April 19. 

A history of UMN students’ Earth Day advocacy

April 22, 2019

Students and community members filled the lawn outside Northrop Auditorium Friday afternoon to support environmental initiatives and celebrate nearly 50 years of Earth Day.  Fighting climate change...

Advocates for construction workers' safety and treatment gathered to protest at the Arrow Apartments on Monday.

Construction workers, advocates protest at The Arrow Apartments

April 15, 2019

Wearing orange and yellow vests, a handful of advocates for fair employment and workers’ safety gathered at The Arrow Apartments Monday to protest alleged ongoing issues with workers’ safety and construction...

The Arrow apartments, formerly known as Prime Place, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Minneapolis.

Chemical analysis finds potential health risks for former workers at The Arrow

March 20, 2019

Ulysses Eldridge gagged from gasoline fumes when he was filling up his car last fall. A few weeks before, he and two other workers went to the emergency room feeling sick after installing carpeting at...

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Professor’s ‘grave misconduct’ in UMN lab leads to discipline

February 11, 2019

A tenured neuroscience professor at the University of Minnesota faces disciplinary action for mistreatment of researchers after the University found "grave misconduct" in his lab. The University’s Medical...

Crowds of Waseca supporters yell and wave signs to greet President Nils Hasselmo as he arrives in Waseca to announce his plan to close the campus on Jan. 10, 1991 in Waseca, Minn.  Local residents called Hasselmo the grim reaper of agriculture.

Nils Hasselmo, former University of Minnesota president, dies at 87

January 24, 2019

Nils Hasselmo, former University of Minnesota president, died Wednesday at the age of 87, the Star Tribune reported. Hasselmo joined the University as professor of Scandinavian language and literature...

Representative Ilhan Omar announced her endorsement for Mohamud Noor in his run for Minneapolis City Council Ward 6 on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at Currie Park in Minneapolis. Omar won the primary in 5th Congressional District, and Noor won the primary for District 60B.

Ilhan Omar, Mohamud Noor clinch DFL primaries

August 15, 2018

In a primary election that saw Minneapolis give its highest primary election turnout in almost 50 years, Minnesota finalized its candidates for the general elections in November.  5th Congressional...

A man enters the building at Van Cleave Park, one of several polling locations around the University of Minnesota, to vote in Minnesota's primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.

Landmark early voting turnout reported for primary elections

August 15, 2018

A landmark number of people hit the polls in Minneapolis on Tuesday night to cast their votes in Minnesota's primary elections.  The ballots will decide the nominees for several big-ticket government...

The American Indian Studies department at the University of Minnesota held its first summer camp for high schoolers to encourage them to further their education. High schoolers played a Lakota version of a handgame outside of Northrop on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Native American high schoolers explore UMN, campus life at new summer camp

August 3, 2018

A new summer camp at the University of Minnesota is aimed at bridging the college attendance gap for Native American high school students in Minnesota. The free seven-day program, hosted the University's...

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler answers questions from members of MSA during a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

Past University of Minnesota leaders reflect on Eric Kaler’s time in office

August 3, 2018

With the search to find a new University of Minnesota president underway after Eric Kaler's resignation announcement in July, former University leaders reflect on Kaler’s time in office and what they...

A protest occurred in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 after the announcement to not charge the two police officers involved in the death of Thurman Blevins. 

Hundreds protest lack of prosecution in Thuman Blevins shooting

August 1, 2018

Hundreds took to the streets in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon to protest the fatal shooting of Thurman Blevins. Around 200 people gathered to protest the death of 31-year-old Blevins, who was...

University study explores national refugee resettlement programs

July 26, 2018

Amid a shifting sociopolitical climate in the U.S., a new University of Minnesota research study examined the state of national refugee resettlement organizations in the country. The study, published earlier...

UMN student in critical condition after campus collision

July 25, 2018

A University of Minnesota student is in critical condition after being involved in an accident near campus last week. Around 11 a.m. on Thursday, senior Robert Cook was hit by an SUV while biking near...

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University sees spike in financial aid support funding

July 24, 2018

The amount of total financial support available to University of Minnesota undergraduate students saw a significant boost in the last year.  Increases in scholarship dollars, along with funding from...

District Executive Cheff Gregg Malsbary poses for a portrait inside TCF Bank Stadium on Monday, July 16. Malsbary led relief efforts to cook thousands of meals a day for people impacted by the two volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala this year.

UMN chef volunteers in disaster relief efforts

July 18, 2018

A University of Minnesota chef recently traveled to Hawaii and Guatemala to support ongoing disaster relief efforts following recent volcanic eruptions in the areas. Gregg Malsbary, the University’s...

A worker at the Como recycling center sorts out recyclable paper products on a conveyor belt on Friday, July 13. The center will bring about 2,000 organics bins to every building on campus over the course of two years.

University moves forward on sustainability goals with new organics plan

July 17, 2018

The University of Minnesota began rolling out a campus-wide organics recycling plan last week. The University will implement its plan to scale-up its organics recycling over the next two years in order...

Illustration by Jane Borstad.

University of Minnesota student group launches as nonprofit

July 11, 2018

Joining the ranks of other University of Minnesota student groups, Women for Political Change recently gained status as a nonprofit organization. Formed in 2015 to establish a space for people of all identities...

A police car patrols University Avenue near TCF Bank Stadium on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Shooting near West Bank campus leaves one dead

July 3, 2018

The Minneapolis Police Department's Homicide Unit is investigating the death of an adult male victim early Tuesday by a still-unidentified shooter near the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus. Police...

Illustration by Jane Borstad

UMN research aims to improve social programs in the state

July 3, 2018

Research findings from University of Minnesota graduate students are aiding in dialogue regarding support for social programs in the state.  The Humphrey School research project, presented in mid-June,...

Lili Rochelle listened to Keith Ellison speak at the Minneapolis courthouse during a protest on Tuesday, June 26.

University members, community respond to travel ban decision

July 2, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision to uphold the Trump administration’s travel ban has raised questions for many at the University of Minnesota. The ban, which limits travel for people from...

Minneapolis City Council members listen to Tawnya Konobeck, an entertainer, talk about her experiences working in the Minneapolis strip club scene on Monday, Mar. 27, 2017. After hearing the report on the workplace conditions for erotic dancers, the council said it wants to begin regulating strip clubs.

City Council members to use University research to draft policies for city strip clubs

July 2, 2018

The Minneapolis City Council is seeking dancers' voices to draft ordinances aimed at improving working conditions in the city’s strip clubs.  Looking for added perspective before moving forward...

University sees increase in students seeking financial counseling

June 27, 2018

As more students seek financial aid resources at the University of Minnesota, fewer are graduating with student loan debt, according to data from One Stop Student Services.  One Stop, a financial...

UMN works with German government on advancing Minnesota’s sustainability

June 26, 2018

Several faculty from the University of Minnesota recently headed to Germany as part of an sustainable energy partnership between the University’s Institute on the Environment and Germany's government. Faculty...

The Board of Regents listen to Medical School Dean Jakub Tolar present during a regents meeting on Friday, May 11, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center.

Kaler to restructure University health sciences operations

June 25, 2018

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced an overhaul of the administrative structure of the University's health sciences network last week.  In a statement sent to University faculty...

A view from the third floor of Pioneer Hall looking through a bay window during the dormitory's renovation on Thursday, June 14.

Pioneer Hall renovations on target for halfway point

June 20, 2018

University of Minnesota students said they will remember Pioneer Hall's quirks. It had a tub, rooms that were only accessible by multiple staircases and misshapen dorm rooms. Some students saw bats, cockroaches...

Senior care manager Emily O'Hara and care manager Sarah Gustafson-Dombeck pose for a portrait on Monday, June 11. The two are apart of an Office of Student Affairs care program that formed after care managers saw a 21 per cent demand for their services over the past year.

A new University program aims to better manage student stress

June 13, 2018

An increase in demand for stress management services at the University of Minnesota led to the creation of a new program last spring that hopes to expand its aid to students in the fall.  In April,...

Photo illustration: A collage of images shot by Minnesota Daily photographers at University events where students say free speech was exercised or challenged throughout 2017 and 2018.

UMN student government calls for dialogue on freedom of speech

June 8, 2018

The University of Minnesota's Student Senate passed a resolution on freedom of speech and artistic expression in May, which sparked conversations around the issue.  The proposal asks the University...

Illustration by Jane Borstad.

Students organize petition for reinstatement of controversial UMN fellowship

May 31, 2018

University of Minnesota students are organizing a response to the delay of a controversial fellowship. Last week, University student government leaders launched a petition demanding a reproductive rights...

Grace Peterson, a member of 15 for Student Workers, discusses her experience with a campus job on Monday, May 21, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center. The Board of Regents responded to her questions about raising the minimum wage at the university to $15 an hour.

Student groups push for $15 minimum wage on campus

May 29, 2018

While a student at the University of Minnesota, Grace Peterson had to work three to four jobs to support herself. Even with these jobs, Peterson lived paycheck to paycheck and graduated in May without...

Illustration by Jane Borstad.

University-hosted abortion fellowship removed after article stirs controversy

May 23, 2018

A University of Minnesota Medical School fellowship application was removed from a University website following controversy surrounding its reproductive healthcare training, which included abortion procedures. The...