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Members of the Anti-Fascist group speak out against right-wing commentator Lauren Southern outside of Anderson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Police break up West Bank protest of right-wing speaker

October 26, 2017

Protest, an arrest and fights marked the campus' reaction to right-wing commentator Lauren Southern's talk at the University of Minnesota Wednesday night. A group of nearly 200 demonstrators gathered outside...

University Medical School Dean Brooks Jackson addresses the Board of Regents at the McNamara Alumni Center on March 27, 2015.

UMN Medical School dean leaves for Iowa position

October 16, 2017

Brooks Jackson, one of the University of Minnesota’s highest ranking administrators, is leaving for the University of Iowa.  Jackson, dean of the University’s medical school and vice president...

University of Minnesota alumnus and third registered uesr to ever edit the text and photos of the UMN Wikipedia page, Mike Hicks, poses for portraits at Bruininks Hall on Sunday, Oct. 8. The text on the whiteboard represents some of the main topics that he has contributed to.

The new historians: ‘Wikipedians’ chronicle UMN

October 16, 2017

Growing up, Mike Hicks would leaf through volume after volume of his family’s encyclopedia set — at that time a household staple. Fast forward to 2002, when Hicks, a recent University of Minnesota...

Unionization vote nixed at University of Minnesota, workers’ association to form instead

October 9, 2017

After an appeals court struck down an effort to allow University of Minnesota adjunct professors and tenured faculty to join together for a union vote, organizers announced they will no longer seek a union...

The corner of 11th Avenue Southeast and 5th Street Southeast in Minneapolis (Photo Courtesy of Google Maps)

UMN student shot at and robbed near Dinkytown

September 3, 2017

A University of Minnesota student was shot at and robbed Sunday night near Pillsbury Court in the Dinkytown area, according to a University timely warning. At approximately 1:30 a.m., two men approached...

President Eric Kaler and Athletics Director Mark Coyle address media following the Gopher football team's announcement to end their boycott on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.

UMN’s actions on football sex assault case fell under federal law and school policy, review finds

August 16, 2017

An external review found the University of Minnesota’s disciplinary actions towards 10 football players accused of sexual assault complied with internal policy and federal laws.The review — conducted...

It’s official: UMN to phase out Moodle

June 7, 2017

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday its plans to shift from Moodle to a new learning management system, Canvas.The shift is expected to take two years, and Moodle will stay active during the...

A cyclist crosses the Mississippi River on the Dinkytown Greenway on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Interactive: A look at bike traffic and growth at the University of Minnesota

May 4, 2017

On any given day, more than a thousand bikers zip across the Washington Avenue Bridge.The bridge is one of the busiest spots for bikers in Minneapolis, which is considered one of the nation’s top biking...

Asian Languages and Literatures and Physiology freshman Jacob Miller, left, and Microbiology and Biochemistry sophomore Tanoa Thome spread mulch outside Coffman Memorial Union on May 2, 2017.

UMN landcare department struggles to find student-workers on campus

May 3, 2017

The University of Minnesota landcare department is about 50 people short as its employees begin work for the spring. The division hopes to hire and train a green-thumbed workforce of roughly 100 student...

The University's Board of Regents talk at a meeting on June 10, 2016.

COGS will now elect its student rep to the UMN’s Board of Regents on its own

May 1, 2017

Last week, the Council of Graduate Students adopted a new process to choose Board of Regents representatives. At the April 24 meeting, COGS voted to elect its student representative to the Board from its...

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.

Optional student service fee proposal may violate UMN autonomy, experts say

April 27, 2017

A legislative proposal to make student service fees optional at the University of Minnesota could violate the school’s constitutional autonomy from the state. If passed, the measure would request that...

Minnesota Student Association President Abeer Syedah listens during the association's forum in Mondale Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Syedah, who previously served as vice president, was elected as president earlier this year.

UMN students call for lawmakers to abandon optional student service fee measure

April 25, 2017

Student government leaders from each University of Minnesota campus are urging legislators to reject a proposal to make student service fees optional.In a letter sent to the chairs of the Senate and House...

Group for UMN grad students with disabilities gets funding

April 17, 2017

Sarah Huebner found nothing when she looked for a support network and community of graduate students with disabilities.Then she met fellow graduate student Ryan Machtmes, and the two formed the first advocacy...

Immigration History Research Center Program Coordinator Saengmany Ratsabout talks during the Community Conversation on Immigration in Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

UMN students, faculty say Immigration Response Team is positive move

April 12, 2017

Students and faculty say the University of Minnesota’s new Immigration Response Team is a good first step to addressing concerns on campus surrounding President Trump’s immigration policies.The school...

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

Student Senate calls for drugs to be included in medical amnesty

April 10, 2017

The University Student Senate passed a resolution asking the University to expand its medical amnesty guidelines to include drug use in the case that current state laws change.The resolution passed at...

The current layout of clinics within the Phillips-Wangensteen Building is not conducive for the workflow of physicians, residents and nurses. The University of Minnesota Medical School, the University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview will partner to fund a new site.

UMN Med School may adopt pass/fail grade scale

April 10, 2017

As scores of medical schools across the nation have changed grading scales, the University of Minnesota is considering following suit.Currently, the school uses a pass-fail-honors scale, but the Medical...

With decreases in student service fees for University student groups, PSG’s grant funding is currently $77,000 — the lowest in four years.

UMN’s Professional Student Government amends grant policies

April 3, 2017

Securing funding for food at Professional Student Government events may be harder to come by with new amendments to the group’s grant policies.In a March 28 meeting, Professional Student Government...

Ann Pflaum, the University's historian, poses for a portrait outside Northrop Auditorium on Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017.

At 76, Ann Pflaum, the UMN’s historian, is a walking storybook

April 3, 2017

Walking around campus, Ann Pflaum recounted the stories behind the famed old names on every campus hall.She paused to check for bicyclists at the bike crossings on the mall, which she calls “the...

Children sit and listen as they are read a story at the Community Child Care Center on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 in St. Paul. The Council of Graduate Students  passed a resolution March 20 to symbolically support the daycares, which could lose more than $30,000 in funding due to a new student service fees allocation process.

UMN childcare centers look for new funding after student service fees cuts

March 27, 2017

As University-area daycare centers face funding losses from student service fees next school year, student-parents and center directors are working to find alternative ways to fund childcare services....

The current layout of clinics within the Phillips-Wangensteen Building is not conducive for the workflow of physicians, residents and nurses. The University of Minnesota Medical School, the University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview will partner to fund a new site.

UMN Medical School ranking slides from 35th to 44th in nation

March 20, 2017

The University of Minnesota Medical School’s research ranking continues to drop after declines in grades and MCAT scores. In the latest U.S. News and World Reports medical school research rankings,...

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.

UMN Board of Regents under fire for diversity concerns

March 20, 2017

Some have raised concerns about a perceived lack of diversity and gender-balance on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents election last month.Concerns were raised after a regents election for...

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

UMN survey finds graduate student-adviser relationships mostly positive

March 9, 2017

In a recent survey, University of Minnesota’s Student Conflict Resolution Center has found that graduate student-adviser relationships fare mostly positive.The survey, conducted in summer 2016 by SCRC,...

MSA vice president candidate Erik Hildesheim answers a question at the MSA Debate in Coffman Memorial Union Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

UMN student government election results announced; Trish Palermo is next MSA president

March 6, 2017

New leaders for the three University of Minnesota’s student government bodies were announced Sunday after votes from last week’s election were counted.Undergraduate students elected Trish Palermo as...

UMN student and faculty senate resolution says Aramark needs to improve service

March 4, 2017

Both student senate bodies passed a resolution critical of the University of Minnesota’s food vendor on Thursday.The University Student Senate and University Senate passed a resolution calling for Aramark...

Left to right, Michael Blomquist, Sumee Lee, Max Hall and Dane Thompson gather onstage for the Professional Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidate debate on Wednesday in the Coffman Union Theater.

Two candidates now running for UMN Professional Student Government President

March 2, 2017

After a rocky start, the University of Minnesota’s professional student government now has two presidential candidates.PSG lacked a presidential candidate after the original filing deadline, but the...

Large plumes of steam rise over the Northern Pacific pedestrian bridge on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Passersby said the noise was deafening.

What was that sound? Steam plant testing captivates UMN students

March 1, 2017

Clouds of steam and raucous ringing coming from the University of Minnesota’s new Main Energy Plant stumped students as they snapped pictures on Washington Avenue Bridge Tuesday.“I don’t know,”...

After filing deadline extension, law student says she’ll run for PSG presidency

February 24, 2017

The University of Minnesota’s Professional Student Government has finally found a presidential candidate.Second-year law student Rachel Cardwell filed to run for president of the professional student...

Instead of a town hall, Council of Graduate Students opts for happy hour

February 23, 2017

Council of Graduate Students sole presidential candidate, Lauren Mitchell shared drinks, salsa and her platform with grad students at a happy hour Wednesday night.Concerns over low turnout for a town hall...

Left to right, Michael Blomquist, Sumee Lee, Max Hall and Dane Thompson gather onstage for the Professional Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidate debate on Wednesday in the Coffman Union Theater.

With lack of presidential candidates, PSG granted extension to continue search

February 23, 2017

Professional Student Government may still lack a candidate, but a deadline extension gives those considering more time.PSG requested that the University of Minnesota’s All Campus Election Committee extend...

PSG granted filing deadline extension for elections

February 22, 2017

Professional Student Government may still lack a candidate, but a deadline extension gives those considering more time.PSG requested that the University of Minnesota’s All Campus Election Committee extend...

Steve Sviggum makes his opening statement at the joint legislative committee for the Board of Regents candidates nomination at the State Office Building in St. Paul on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

UMN student leaders decry legislators’ picks for Board of Regents finalists

February 20, 2017

Student leaders say that their input on Board of Regents candidates has been ignored by legislators.As the field of candidates has been narrowed to four finalists — four white men and all current...

Council of Graduate Students president Nicholas Goldsmith leads the general assembly meeting of COGs on Thursday, September 24.

UMN professional, graduate student gov’t struggle to fill president positions

February 16, 2017

Lauren Mitchell is leading the race for president of the University of Minnesota’s Council of Graduate Students against her opponent: no one. Meanwhile, the Professional Student Government doesn’t...

Sophomore Tom Wyatt-Yerka poses a question to Director of Undergraduate Student Initiatives LeeAnn Melin about the undergraduate advising process during the MSA meeting in the Molecular and Cellular Biology building on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

MSA passes resolution supporting addition of a fall break

February 13, 2017

The Minnesota Student Association passed a resolution supporting the implementation of a fall break last Tuesday.The resolution asks for a one-day break in October to be implemented “effective immediately.”...

University President Eric Kaler answers questions following his State of the University address at Coffman Union's theater on Thursday.

UMN Law School receives record $25 million for immigrant legal support

February 7, 2017

A record $25 million gift to fund the University of Minnesota’s law school immigrant legal support center was announced Monday afternoon.The donation from the Robina Foundation — a private...

New UMN program offers $1,500 to minority grad students for financial emergencies

February 6, 2017

The trial run of a new grant is offering University of Minnesota graduate students from underrepresented populations a chance to bounce back from tumultuous financial situations.The Diversity of Views...

Children sit and listen as they are read a story at the Community Child Care Center on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 in St. Paul. The daycare's funding from student service fees has been cut over 70 percent.

With student service fees change, U-area daycares will have funding cuts

February 2, 2017

Jonathan Ploeger was all set to go back to school for his Ph.D., but he still had one last thing to take care of — his daughter.Ploeger and his wife applied for daycare waitlists for their 16-month-old...

Nurse Jody Geinger speaks on the phone at the new Boynton Health Services mental health clinic. The clinic, located on the St. Paul campus, offers services in mental health, nutrition, physical therapy and primary care.

Report tackles mental health disparities for UMN minority communities

January 30, 2017

Minority students at the University of Minnesota face barriers when seeking mental healthcare their non-person of color counterparts don’t face.As college campuses boost mental health awareness, students...

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

Study says affluent grad students remain wealthy post-grad

January 26, 2017

A new report examining graduate school disparities shows well-off students, well, stay well-off.While there are more people enrolling in graduate school, students from higher-income families pursue higher-paying...

Delta Chi fraternity to be investigated for allegedly writing racist and sexist note

January 25, 2017

A University of Minnesota fraternity will be investigated by its national headquarters after it allegedly used racist and sexist remarks to describe contestants on a reality TV show. In a list allegedly...

Student Senate aims to ease off-campus housing woes

January 20, 2017

Efforts from the University Student Senate are easing the off-campus housing search for students.The taskforce is pushing to revamp an often-unused University off-campus housing service by including landlord...

After complaints over U food service, Student Senate taking steps to address issues

January 19, 2017

University Student Senate leaders are pushing for changes to the University of Minnesota’s food provider.A Student Senate resolution, if passed, would ask the University to deliver a set of food quality...

Graduate students to vote on mental health resolution

December 15, 2016

A graduate student resolution calling for a comprehensive reworking of mental health services at the University of Minnesota is set to be voted on next week.The resolution comes a year after the Council...

Randal Gast, co-owner of Qdoba Mexican Eats in Dinkytown and Dinkytown Business Alliance member, speaks at a town hall about affordable housing and Dinkytown development on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at the Purple Onion Cafe. MSA hosted the town hall for students and members of the Dinkytown community to discuss their concerns about development in the area.

Students, neighborhood councils voice concerns over new apartments

December 8, 2016

Some Dinkytown business owners and University of Minnesota students worry an influx of luxury high-rise apartments could render the Dinkytown area unaffordable and take away its charm.At a Minnesota Student...

University nixes felony question on student applications

December 5, 2016

Questions about past felony convictions or pending criminal charges will be removed from the University of Minnesota’s admission application next year.While the fall 2017 application won’t include...

University to launch new undergraduate research journal

December 5, 2016

Following suit with several other universities, an undergraduate research journal at the U will start its print and online publication next fall.The University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Journal...

University will stop asking potential students about felonies

December 3, 2016

Questions about past felony convictions or pending charges will be removed from the University of Minnesota’s admission application next year.Besides the felony question, the University’s application...

Kaler vows support for undocumented students

December 1, 2016

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler affirmed support for undocumented citizens Wednesday in a response to a petition calling for the school to be made a sanctuary campus that circulated last week.The...

U pledges to move forward with postdoc salary increase

November 29, 2016

While a court order could jeopardize a long sought-after pay raise for postdoctoral researchers, the University of Minnesota has pledged to move forward. Citing an overstep of boundaries, a Texas U.S....

St. Paul Student Center could see facelift in 2020

November 28, 2016

Students who frequent the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus could enjoy a new student center as early as 2020.The more than 55-year-old St. Paul Student Center has fallen into disrepair over...