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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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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 teams 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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 Universitys 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

Published 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 Universitys Board of Regents on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at the State Capitol.

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

Published 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 associations 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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 Universitys 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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 Universitys Board of Regents on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at the State Capitol.

UMN Board of Regents under fire for diversity concerns

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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 Unions theater on Thursday.

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

Published 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

Published 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 daycares funding from student service fees has been cut over 70 percent.

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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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...

Funding for graduate student councils restored by COGS

Published November 28, 2016

After meetings turned into heated arguments earlier this year, the Council of Graduate Students has put a funding feud to rest for now.A disagreement between COGS and graduate school councils originated...

Student Senate adds new at-large representative

Published November 22, 2016

In an effort to increase efficiency, the University of Minnesota’s Student Senate reorganized its executive board this semester.A new at-large representative position replaced one of the two Minnesota...

Petition circulating U calls for “sanctuary campus”

Published November 21, 2016

A petition circulating around the University of Minnesota is calling for administrators to declare the school a “sanctuary campus.”Dozens of similar petitions are dispersing thorugh college campuses...

Former U.S. Marine and Parks and Recreation student Parker Ball poses for a photo outside the Armory on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. Ball said the medias portrayal of the military is very different than the real thing.

Veterans at U struggle to have “traditional” student life

Published November 21, 2016

The life of a non-traditional student comes with challenges, but for student veterans it can be especially hard to adapt.Student veterans are often older, have families and have to deal with standing out...

Robert Lin chants during a march for Philando Castile while walking down Selby Avenue in St. Paul on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. The Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar organized a gathering at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School after Ramsey County attorney John Choi announced charges against St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez for the death of Philando Castile.

St. Anthony officer charged in shooting death of Philando Castile

Published November 16, 2016

The officer who killed Philando Castile in July during a traffic stop was charged with three felony counts Wednesday morning — a decision some called historic and unexpected.A vigil in memory of...

on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Protesters shut down I-94 in response to Donald Trumps election.

Thousands of anti-Trump protesters voice pessimism, call for unity in I-94 protest

Published November 11, 2016

Over a thousand protestors marched down Interstate 94 Thursday evening as part of an anti-Donald Trump rally that began outside of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.The...

Students gather in Coffman Union Wednesday for a discussion on campus climate.

Students gather to discuss accessibility and inclusion on campus

Published November 9, 2016

About 50 students congregated in Coffman Union Wednesday to air frustrations and grievances about the University of Minnesota’s campus climate.The event, hosted by Students for a Democratic Society,...

Political consultants and strategists Kevin Poindexter, David Strom, Tyler Richter and Gregg Peppin spoke on a panel Politics. Advertising. Public Relations. held by Ad Club and PRSSA on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 in Smith Hall.

Students weigh in on the impact of political advertisements

Published November 7, 2016

The two major-party presidential candidates have spent more than $500 million on political advertisements so far this election year, and students can expect even more spending as the race tightens.With...

U’s conversations on Islamophobia are insufficient, students say

Published November 7, 2016

Sidhra Musani started high school at a private Islamic school. Now, she said she is the only visible Muslim in her advanced classes.Musani enrolled at the University of Minnesota and became president of...

The University of Minnesota Police Department released an image of a person of interest in the Nov. 3 defacing of the Muslim Students Associations Washington Avenue Bridge mural.

Person of interest identified in vandalism of Muslim Students Association’s bridge panel

Published November 7, 2016

Religious and political communities at the University of Minnesota are offering support to the school's Muslim students, condemning two incidents from last week as hate speech.The Muslim Students Association’s...

History juniors Nick Carrigan, left, and Ian Lambert, right, play Dota 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at Bruininks Hall on East Bank with the uDota club during its weekly meeting.

University e-sports groups gain members, popularity

Published November 2, 2016

At the University of Minnesota, Nathan Ernst’s sports regimen bears resemblance to other college athletes.His team practices four times a week, coaches review play-by-play tapes and he scrimmages with...

Wilson Library to get $60 million upgrade

Published October 27, 2016

A scarcity of space for Wilson Library’s growing catalog could be alleviated by  $60 million in renovations starting next month.A smaller upgrade, including a new space for group work, will begin...

Gov. Mark Dayton discloses a new initiative for young women of Minnesota on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2016 at the Veterans Service Building in St. Paul. Governor Dayton announced an outreach initiative that incorporates the Womens Foundation of MN and the Universitys Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center to bring opportunity to young women.

Minnesota ranked “best” for some, but not women of color

Published October 25, 2016

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton outlined a new state initiative Tuesday morning for young women who face disparities in their everyday lives.The plan, the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, is...

Compass cofounder Nick Alm introduces the speaking panel on Thursday at the Carlson Atrium. Compass is the first LGTBQ+ group formed at Carlson and held a Coming Out event to discuss LGTBQ topics in the professional field.

New University of Minnesota group advocates for LGBTQIA business students

Published October 24, 2016

Nationwide, students who identify as gender and sexuality minorities have banded together to bridge the gap between them and careers in business.Students in the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School...

On campus, some say conservative voices are muffled

Published October 20, 2016

For some conservative students at the University of Minnesota, the presidential election has silenced their political speech.Fear of being ostracized for vocalizing support for Republican presidential...

Brandon Bogdalek, officer of the Universitys Augmented Reality Collective, demonstrates how to use a HoloLens, an augmented reality device, at the groups meeting in the Coffman Memorial Union Theater on Oct. 9, 2016. The device is one of a few devices the group works with.

New Augmented Reality Collective group powers up on campus

Published October 13, 2016

A new campus club was recently outfitted with thousands of dollars in futuristic gear by Microsoft.The Augmented Reality Collective (ARC), which first met Monday night, is where students got a chance to...

Samaya Mohamed right, speaks with Teddie Potter after the campus conversation ended on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at the University Recreation and Wellness Center. Samaya was one of the protesters that spoke in front of the crowd addressing President Kahlers email that made her personally feel unsafe from it.

‘Build the Wall’ panel added to ongoing free speech debate at U

Published October 10, 2016

A controversial mural that some say was racist and xenophobic has sparked a debate over the limits of free speech at the University of Minnesota.The University has experienced the confluence of frustrations...

Students walk from Coffman to the Wellness Center rallying against hate speech on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in Minneapolis.

Campus climate meeting met with backlash by ‘Build the Bridge’ protesters

Published October 6, 2016

The first in a series of conversations led by University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on campus climate ended abruptly Thursday afternoon after protesters interrupted the meeting.University students,...

Psychology sophomore Melody Colón speaks during a protest on the Washington Avenue Bridge on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2016. During the Paint the Bridge event, College Republicans at the University of Minnesota painted a panel with a Donald Trump slogan that angered students.

Protesters object to ‘Build the Wall’ mural on Washington Avenue Bridge, call it xenophobic

Published October 2, 2016

Nearly 150 protesters gathered on the Washington Avenue Bridge Saturday to rally against a mural promoting Donald Trump’s presidency bid.The multi-paneled mural — created by University of Minnesota’s College...

A group of journalism students watch the first presidential debate in Murphy Hall on Sept. 26, 2016. The students gathered to watch and discuss the debates while enjoying pizza and beverages.

Journalism students partake in debate convo

Published September 28, 2016

As Donald Trump praised the efficacy of stop-and-frisk methods in the U.S., a student at the University of Minnesota couldn’t help but speak up.“That’s a lie!” shouted Brittany Robb, a journalism...

Frat mental health task force disbanded before start

Published September 27, 2016

A push to have mental health advocates in each University of Minnesota fraternity hasn’t got off the ground.In November, the University’s Interfraternity Council created a task force that would...

Baseball legend’s son promotes nonprofit at U

Published September 26, 2016

Baseball and coffee rarely go hand-in-hand, but David Robinson, the son of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, gave a speech at the University of Minnesota Thursday that touched on both.David Robinson, 64,...

FLSA guidelines will boost postdoc pay at University

Published September 21, 2016

With new regulations taking effect this December, the University of Minnesota will raise the salary floor for some postdoctoral students.The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which was updated in...

University of Minnesota Ballroom Dance Club kicked off the semester with their annual Fall Into Dance program on Sunday. The event paired new dancers with experienced competitors for an afternoon of waltz, foxtrot, and cha cha.

For members of the U’s Ballroom Dance Club, expression, diligence are key

Published September 14, 2016

Turning smoothly on her toes, Hannah Alyea aimed her outstretched fingers at an ensemble of onlookers. In perfect time with the music, Alyea and her partner weaved across the floor — all eyes were...

Psychology freshman Aurora Luo, far left, signs up to receive more information on student group AIESEC while other first year students speak with AIESEC representative Jenny Zhou at the Explore U activities fair held at Mariucci Arena on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Luo is an international student from Beijing.

Students from near and far attempt to make the U new home

Published September 9, 2016

While most freshmen worry about making friends and being on their own for the first time, some struggle to understand the language their professor speaks.This year the University of Minnesota accepted...

Biology and Spanish sophomore Will Richardson puts the finishing touches on Delta Chis chalkboard mural on Sept. 5, 2016 at their fraternity house.

Fraternities open their doors during welcome week

Published September 9, 2016

For the University men interested in joining a fraternity this fall, greek life is synonymous with the good life. In recruitment tours earlier this week, fraternities touted million-dollar house renovations,...

University of Minnesota professor launches bone cell experiment into outer space

Published August 29, 2016

A University of Minnesota scientist has blasted his latest research project miles above the Earth’s surface, en route to the International Space Station.Once in space, scientists at the ISS will test...

U leads study on meningitis B vaccine

Published August 29, 2016

When Princeton University was struck with nine cases of meningitis B from 2013-14, a research scholar at the school — Nicole Basta — began the arduous task of studying Bexsero, a new vaccine...

A 1977 kidney transplant at the University of Minnesota. Throughout the 70s, the Department of Surgery offered rare transplant operations for diabetes patients.

Dept of Surgery sees 110th anniversary

Published July 27, 2016

The home of several world-first operations, the University of Minnesota’s department of surgery is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. While the department has experienced some turmoil —...

Butterfly species Eumaeus atala sits under a microscope for imaging in the Snell-Rood Lab on St. Paul campus.

University of Minnesota butterfly research peers into evolution

Published July 20, 2016

While Emilie Snell-Rood was in Florida, she couldn’t resist trekking out to the mangroves to catch butterflies.  She knew she could find a specimen needed for a study she was conducting; her...

Pallbearers and mourners raise their fists in solidarity as Philando Castiles casket is carried out of the Cathedral of St. Paul following his funeral on Thursday, July 14.

Philando Castile funeral draws thousands in St. Paul

Published July 14, 2016

The crowd's chant — “United for Philando” — reverberated as pallbearers lifted Philando Castile’s casket onto a horse-drawn carriage Thursday. The cathedral, which...

University of Minnesota student Stephanie Erlandson works at the Market Science tent at the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday. The Market Science program encourages kids to learn about the science behind food by providing fun activities for them to participate in while at the market.

U outreach displays science’s diversity

Published July 13, 2016

Minutes after looking at fruit through a microscope, elementary students Athena and Bear BlinSchauer were ecstatic.  “It’s cool,” Athena said. “It’s so cool,” her...

University medical student Maria Seewald works with a team of students to run tests on a living swine heart at the Visible Heart Laboratory in the Mayo Building on Friday.

At heart lab, anatomy gains new perspective

Published July 13, 2016

Megan Schmidt didn’t plan to join the University of Minnesota’s Visible Heart Lab, but once she began work there as part of her Ph.D. program, she was sold.  “I would basically do...

Gophers wrestling head coach J Robinson addresses the team for announcements before their practice on Jan. 20.

No charges for Robinson, wrestlers

Published July 6, 2016

No charges will be filed against University of Minnesota wrestlers involved in the alleged sale and use of Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug. In addition, the team’s head coach, J Robinson, will not face...

A radio contour overlay showing the newly discovered Matorny-Terentev Cluster RGZ-CL J0823.2+0333.

Citizen science fosters collaboration

Published July 6, 2016

When University of Minnesota astronomer Larry Rudnick  found two citizen scientists discussing an abnormal radio structure online, he knew they were on to something bigger. He brought the pair’s...

Prosecutors decline to press charges against wrestlers accused of selling Xanax

Published June 30, 2016

No charges will be filed against University of Minnesota wrestlers allegedly involved in the sale and use of Xanax — an anti-anxiety drug —  or against the team's head coach for allegedly...

New sports technology coworking space to open

Published June 29, 2016

The Pitch, which will open its doors next month, aims to make Minneapolis known as the sports technology hub of the nation. Co-founded by Rally Ventures and Sports Ngin, The Pitch will be a coworking space...

Two shot near campus early Wednesday

Published June 29, 2016

Two people were shot early Wednesday morning near the University of Minnesota, according to a campuswide Neighborhood Safety Notice issued Wednesday afternoon. The two victims suffered non-life threatening...

Researchers identify self-destruction step in cells

Published June 29, 2016

Working with monkey and human cells, University of Minnesota researchers have begun to understand the intricacies of self-destructing cellular behavior. Hormel Institute researchers have identified that...

Genomic medicine law taking shape at the U

Published June 22, 2016

Thirteen years after scientists mapped the human genome, a team of experts is working to sequence genomic law.  As the field of genomic medicine continues to grow, a study that started this month...

U Rocket Team ready to blast off in Utah

Published June 15, 2016

As a University of Minnesota sophomore, Chris Gosch vividly remembers his first official launch on the school’s rocket team — a fiery explosion 80 feet in the air. Now graduated and in the...

Former UMD employee sues over sexual orientation discrimination

Published June 15, 2016

A former administrator claims the University of Minnesota-Duluth discriminated against her based on her sexual orientation and disability. In the lawsuit filed against the University’s Board of Regents...

Former UMD administrator sues over discrimination

Published June 13, 2016

A former administrator claims the University of Minnesota-Duluth discriminated against her based on her sexual orientation and disability. In the lawsuit filed against the University’s Board of Regents...

Mighty Axe Hops CEO Eric Sannerud, right, and COO Ben Boo train hop plants to grow correctly at their farm in Ham Lake on Tuesday, June 7.

Hopping into an untapped market

Published June 8, 2016

Though Eric Sannerud never thought of becoming a farmer while growing up in the suburbs, the 25-year-old may soon own the largest hop farm in Minnesota. On Saturday, Sannerud and Ben Boo announced that...

Climate change could harm corn

Published June 8, 2016

Climate change may threaten future corn yields in the Midwest, a new University of Minnesota study shows.  Using predictive models based on historical data, the study, which was released late last...

Bell Museum launches Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas

Published June 1, 2016

A new online portal housing information on the world’s most peculiar flora and fauna may satisfy the curiosity of nature enthusiasts. This month, the Bell Museum launched the Minnesota Biodiversity...

Watercraft Inspector Jack Kronberg, along with the boat owners, inspect a boat for invasive species before it enters the water at Grays Bay on Lake Minnetonka on Memorial Day.

U research targets zebra mussel

Published June 1, 2016

As several Minnesota lakes continue to be infested by zebra mussels, University of Minnesota researchers are helping boat companies understand how humans spread the invasive species. To help combat the...

U Senate approves resolution on transgender bathroom access

Published May 25, 2016

The University of Minnesota Senate passed a May 5 resolution recommending increased accessibility to bathrooms and locker rooms for transgender and gender-nonconforming people. The resolution — which...

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