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Rapper Signmark performs his single Against the Wall on Wednesday in front of Northrop Plaza.  Signmark was the first deaf person ever to be signed to a record label.

World-famous deaf rapper Signmark performs on campus

Published May 3, 2012

The University of Minnesota hosted Signmark, a world-famous deaf rapper, Wednesday as a part of Disability Services’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day. Originally from Finland, Signmark has toured several...

Political science and global studies senior Tenzin Pelkyi holds the Tibetan flag as she and her colleagues collect signatures for a petition to support the release of the 6-year-old Panchen Lama on Wednesday in downtown Minneapolis.

Student’s human rights work pays off

Published April 26, 2012

  Before Tenzin Pelkyi was born, her parents, both former Tibetan government workers, decided to move from Tibet, China to New Delhi, India escaping the Chinese invasion in 1949. Her father soon received...

Cover the Night participants Emily Johnson, left, and Erik Johnson work as a team to put up several posters for KONY 2012 on Friday in the downtown area. They were part of a larger group that put up posters in various parts of Minneapolis.

Activists ‘Cover the Night’ with posters

Published April 23, 2012

  People across the nation took to the streets with Kony 2012 posters and signs late Friday night but not with the fervor that took over the Internet when the video about the Ugandan guerilla leader...

Database reports racial gap in bone marrow donors

Published April 17, 2012

  While the gap between Caucasian and ethnic minority donors in the nation’s only bone marrow registry has narrowed slightly in recent years, the difference is still significant. About 71 percent...

Volunteer Chris Nguyen teaches event attendees how to properly hold and perform the traditional Chinese lion dance at Coffman Union on Monday. The Asian-American Student Union is a hosting a Spring Conference that is running until Saturday the 14th.

Lessons in lion dancing

Published April 12, 2012

  The Asian-American Student Union celebrates Asian cultures with its 33rd annual spring conference this week. The conference is held each year in line with ASU’s mission “to provide educational,...

Alpha Phi Alpha marks 100 years on campus

Published April 5, 2012

It started with 12 black men at the University of Minnesota who started a social club in 1911. The club became a chapter of the national Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity in 1912. In less than a week, the fraternity...

Protesters march down University Avenue in Dinkytown following Thursday’s rally. The march temporarily blocked Fourth Street and University Avenue.

National protest over Trayvon Martin shooting reaches U campus

Published April 2, 2012

  Hundreds of people wearing hoodies gathered in front of Northrop Auditorium on Thursday night to rally on behalf of Trayvon Martin in the One Million Hoodies March. Florida teenager Martin was shot...

Students support Vietnamese detainees

Published March 28, 2012

  Many Vietnamese-Americans, including students at the University of Minnesota, are involved in the ongoing effort to stop expanding trade with Vietnam at the expense of human rights. A petition for...

Online Ojibwe dictionary helps preserve culture and language

Published March 27, 2012

   Faculty, students and the Department of American Indian Studies have recently launched a new online dictionary of the Ojibwe language. The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary is an online search...

Soloist and university junior Patrick Terry rehearses with the a cappella group 7 Days on Wednesday night in Ferguson Hall.  7 Days is currently preparing to compete in the semifinal round of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella tournament in St. Louis.

7 Days A Cappella competes on national stage

Published March 22, 2012

Like its fictional counterparts on the hit show “Glee,” the University of Minnesota’s vocal group 7 Days A Cappella will compete Saturday for a spot at the international championship. The...

Contraception debate hits home

Published March 21, 2012

   The heated debate across the country about insurance coverage of contraceptives recently landed in Minnesota. On the national level, many faith-based companies, such as Catholic Mutual Relief...

Apolinar walks to his Chicano studies class Tuesday in Folwell Hall. Though Apolinar was born in California and grew up in St. Paul, Minn., his parents live in the country illegally.

Undocumented immigration issues haunt some University students

Published March 7, 2012

  Editor’s Note: A University of Minnesota student’s name was changed in this story to protect his identity due to fears his parents could be deported. In the middle of eighth grade, three...

Students to experience alternative spring break trips

Published March 7, 2012

Instead of spending their spring break partying in sunny southern states, students on the Pay it Forward Tour will help or work for others during their long-awaited break. On Friday, more than 200 University...

Grad assistant union to come to vote in March

Published March 5, 2012

Dates for voting on a graduate assistant union at the University of Minnesota were released Thursday by the state’s Bureau of Mediation Services. After four months of collecting signatures on campus,...

Freshman English major Rachel Hauser designs protest signs for the National Day of Action for Education Rights, a march and rally happening Thursday at Morrill Hall.

U students, staff gather to oppose tuition hikes in national day of education protest

Published March 1, 2012

Students, staff and faculty will march and rally to protest tuition hikes and layoffs Thursday on the steps of Morrill Hall as part of the National Day of Action for Education Rights. For the third consecutive...

A panel of student athletes and greek leaders answers questions from metro-area high school students during an orientation organized by the Black Student Union on Thursday in Coffman Union.

High school minority students visit the U to get a sneak peek at college life

Published March 1, 2012

High school minority students from the Twin Cities and surrounding area attended a workshop, panel and a mock class Thursday to experience what college life is like. The students were on campus as part...

Sexual Consent Week kicks off Tues.

Published February 20, 2012

  The Women’s Student Activist Collective will kick off Consent Week — a series of events to inform the campus community of sexual consent — with an informal sex health talk Tuesday. Sexual...

University researchers find ways to hack into cell phones and track physical location

Published February 17, 2012

  After eight months of work, University of Minnesota researchers released a report that points out weak spots in cell phone service towers that allows hackers to access a user’s physical location. A...

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