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UMN students host clothing swap to promote sustainable fashion

Published May 2, 2018

Around 50 University of Minnesota students gathered in Yudof Hall Saturday, taking pictures in a photo booth and posting them with the hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes, as well as exchanging clothes to promote...

A corgi waits to be petted at the Corgi Racing Societys Pet a Corgi event in Yudof Hall on Sunday, April 29.

50 corgis help students de-stress at Yudof Hall

Published April 30, 2018

Students’ faces lit up Sunday afternoon as they discovered a pack of corgis shuffling around the grass behind Coffman Union at the University of Minnesota. The event, called Yudof Hall Pet a Corgi, was...

FIJI advisor wins IFC Advisor of the Year award

Published April 30, 2018

A longtime University of Minnesota faculty member and adviser to the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, also called FIJI, was recognized for nearly 20 years of involvement in the organization. Amelious Whyte,...

Starbucks employee Hanna Okhrimchuk takes down a customers order.

Starbucks in Hanson Hall to become Caribou Coffee

Published April 26, 2018

Minnesota-based Caribou Coffee is replacing the Starbucks Coffee in Hanson Hall at the University of Minnesota in the next few months. By the end of the summer, the Starbucks on West Bank campus will become...

UMN fraternity uses app to encourage campus safety

Published April 18, 2018

Through taekwondo and a new app, Kappa Alpha Psi is teaching its members — and the wider campus community — how to defend themselves in dangerous situations. A former member of the fraternity chapter...

Regent Darrin Rosha speaks during a meeting on June 8, 2017.

UMN spent over $38,000 investigating sex harassment claim against Regent Darrin Rosha

Published April 13, 2018

The University of Minnesota spent more than $38,000 investigating a 2007 claim of sexual harassment against Regent Darrin Rosha.  The Pioneer Press first reported the story Friday. In a complaint...

PHC President Kaela Juarez speaks to the Minnesota Daily on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

Political talk a split subject at Greek events

Published April 12, 2018

After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Florida in February, a University of Minnesota fraternity was discontent with an apparent lack of healthy discussions on gun control in their community. The...

The lobby of the Disability Resource Center as seen Dec. 5, 2017 at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Disability resources feel strain of increasing student needs

Published April 5, 2018

Disability resource staff at the University of Minnesota have felt the strain of increasing student needs — and leaders are calling for better data collection and more funding. The annual student representatives’...

Dogs roam around Phi Sigma Kappa as they hold there second annual fundraising event for the Special Olympics on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Survey shows Greek students feel more connected to UMN than non-Greeks

Published April 3, 2018

Students in Greek life may feel a stronger connection to the University than their nonGreek counterparts, according to survey data. According to the Student Experience in the Research University survey...

Two-time Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman speaks at Coffman Union on Saturday, March 24.

‘This is just the very beginning’: Aly Raisman speaks at Coffman

Published March 25, 2018

Several hundred students and community members gathered in the Great Hall of Coffman Union Saturday night to hear two-time Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman speak. At the event, Raisman spoke about her book,...

MSA pushes for involvement with Greek life, ROTC

Published March 21, 2018

Already a leader in fraternity and Army ROTC circles on campus, Jack Thalhuber felt he could make an impact on the greater campus community at the University of Minnesota. Days before the deadline, Thalhuber...

From left, Simran Mishra, Mina Kian, Larranz Guider and Dobbs DeCorsey

The all-campus elections start today. Here’s what is on the ballot.

Published March 5, 2018

The University of Minnesota’s student government elections are March 5-7, and the following election guide includes all items on Monday’s ballot. Any undergraduate, graduate, professional or PSEO student...

University graduate student Noel Gordon Jr. speaks at the White Supremacy in the Age of Trump Anti-Racist Teach In at the Humphrey Forum on Monday, Feb. 26.

Grad students host anti-racist teach-in during Shapiro event

Published February 27, 2018

As conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s presence on campus was met by protesters in St. Paul, about 40 people gathered on the West Bank at the University of Minnesota to hear presentations and discuss...

Moussa Hatav, left, and Gabe Sinner add a design to the Period.MN table with finger paint in Coffman Union on Wednesday, Feb. 21. After painting, organizers offered them either a napkin to clean their hands or a cookie, to help understand the decisions homeless women have to make between being clean and having menstrual care products.

Student group advocates for menstrual product accessibility

Published February 26, 2018

As students struggling with food insecurity see increased on-campus help, a new group on campus is bringing light to a different kind of insecurity — a lack of access to menstrual care products. This...

The 17th Avenue Residence Hall as seen on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

Huntley House members see positive change

Published February 22, 2018

After a Living Learning Community for African-American men at the University of Minnesota got a new director last year, members are noticing a revised approach to student involvement and community outreach. Jonathan...

Parents and children from the University Child Development Center gather around Vice President of University Relations Matt Kramer in University President Eric Kalers office in Morrill Hall on Thursday, Feb. 8.

[Photo] Graduate student government group advocates for University child care centers

Published February 22, 2018

Parents and children from the University Child Development Center gather around Vice President of University Relations Matt Kramer in University President Eric Kaler's office in Morrill Hall on Thursday,...

Students relax outside of Coffman Union on Tuesday, Sept. 19. MSA is working on a resolution to rename the building which will be presented in March.

Student government committee drafting resolution to rename Coffman Union

Published February 15, 2018

After an exhibit prompted the University of Minnesota’s student body president to call for the renaming of Coffman Union, students are beginning to take action. The Minnesota Student Association’s...

Members of the 15 for Student Workers group sing outside of Morril Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Two students were eventually let in to deliver the large valentine card the group the created to University President Eric Kaler.

Students blocked from protest in Morrill Hall

Published February 15, 2018

Around 20 students gathered at the west entrance of the University of Minnesota’s Morrill Hall Wednesday afternoon to sing songs, sign valentines and advocate for a $15 minimum wage for University student...

Freshman Olivia Kaus competes in the Novice Free Skate group during the first collegiate-level skating competition hosted by the figure skating club at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Sunday, Feb. 11.

UMN hosts first intercollegiate skating competition

Published February 12, 2018

As Olympic figure skaters in PyeongChang prepared for a weekend of competition, so did 19 Midwestern college skating teams. The University of Minnesota’s figure skating club hosted its first-ever intercollegiate...

Commentator Ben Shapiro speaks at the 2016 Politicon at the Pasadena Convention Center on June 26, 2016 in Pasadena, California.

UMN hosts press conference surrounding Ben Shapiro rumors

Published February 10, 2018

Controversy over the location of a conservative speaker prompted University of Minnesota officials to call a press conference to clear the air Friday afternoon. The University held the conference at Northrop...

Parents and children from the University Child Development Center gather around Vice President of University Relations Matt Kramer in in University President Eric Kalers office in Morrill Hall on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Parents and children protest UMN Child Development Center closure

Published February 9, 2018

More than 25 families with small children piled into Morrill Hall and up the stairs to President Eric Kaler’s office at 4 p.m. Thursday. Four days prior, parents from the University of Minnesota Child...

A group of people stand outside the bounds of police tape, looking on at the developing situation at the Graduate Hotel on Tuesday.

Despite 38-hour standoff, classes stay in session

Published February 1, 2018

Undeterred by a 38-hour standoff and a foot of snowfall in the last two weeks at the University of Minnesota, classes remained in session — to many students’ frustration. After a snow emergency last...

Fraternity’s ACT prep program finds its footing

Published January 25, 2018

About 20 student volunteers meandered around the room as more than 200 high school students quietly took a mock ACT exam on Saturday morning in Hanson Hall at the University of Minnesota. The students,...

Students hold light sticks for a light out before the womens basketball game against Wisconsin on Thursday.  University of Minnesota sororities asked members to attend the game to raise attendance and awareness of Gopher womens sports, with more than 300 attending in response.

Sororities partner with Gophers women’s basketball

Published January 19, 2018

What started as an attempt to increase the University of Minnesota’s fan base for Gophers women’s basketball games turned into a full-fledged partnership with the sororities on campus. The partnership...

Evans scholar house seeks to increase diversity

Published January 18, 2018

At age 15, Karah VueBenson didn’t see golf caddying as anything more than a promising summer job opportunity. Now, VueBenson is entering her final semester at the University of Minnesota, thanks to a...

UMN-Morris students unhappy with administrative response to racist incidents

Published December 12, 2017

After swastikas were drawn on walls and controversial fliers were distributed around campus at the University of Minnesota-Morris this semester, many students feel unsatisfied with the University’s response. At...

Four University of Minnesota Ph.D. students presented their thesis projects in the 3-Minute Thesis competition on Friday, Dec. 1 in Walter Library. The competition challenges students to present their research in a way that any audience can understand. 

Grad students compete in Three-Minute Thesis competition

Published December 4, 2017

Typically, an 80,000-word thesis would take nine hours to present, but University of Minnesota Ph.D. students are cramming them into 180-second speeches. Around 80 spectators filled a room in Walter Library...

First year Ph.D student in Computer Science, Matheus Araújo, poses for portraits on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

International student TAs conquer language barriers

Published November 29, 2017

Even though Daniel Mendonza grew up speaking English, when he got to the U.S., he said he lacked the confidence to speak with fellow mechanical engineering students at the University of Minnesota. Through...

Lisa Fazzino, a University grad student, talks about the tuition tax change in a small group on Tuesday Nov. 21 in the Tate lab on East Bank.

GOP tax bill could harm graduate student finances

Published November 22, 2017

A proposed Republican federal tax bill, if enacted, could have serious financial impact on graduate student teaching assistants. The tax proposal, which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last...

UMN Med School podcast addresses application stress

Published November 21, 2017

For many students, applying to medical school is a tedious and overwhelming process. Rather than hosting events for students to make this process easier, the University of Minnesota Medical School Admissions...

First year masters of public health student Yuko Yadastu views the primates exhibit at Como Park Zoo on Sunday, Nov. 19 in St. Paul. Yadastu received a grant from the University to supplement child care payments, a grant that was previously not available to international students like herself.

New grant assists international student parents

Published November 20, 2017

When Yuko Yadatsu moved from Japan to Minnesota to pursue her master’s degree, she had no plans of having a baby while in school. Almost two years later, Yadatsu balances classes at the University of...

Ileana Mejia poses for a portrait on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Grad students assess diversity in local elections

Published November 6, 2017

Ileana Mejia heard about historically low voter turnout in local elections and wanted to do something — even though she no longer lives in the Twin Cities. Mejia, the vice president of public relations...

UMN professor paves way for faculty diversity

Published November 6, 2017

After hearing complaints from students, one University of Minnesota professor took it upon himself to increase faculty diversity. The Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship program, started at the University...

Associate Professor in Biology, Teaching and Learning Sehoya Cotner leads a discussion with biology professors from around the country about the Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM initiative in Bruininks Hall on Saturday.

UMN program aims to reduce inequality in STEM

Published October 30, 2017

More than 20 biology instructors from universities across the country gathered at the University of Minnesota Saturday to brainstorm solutions to inequity in science, technology, engineering and math. Faculty...

Grad students ban old funding system

Published October 25, 2017

After realizing the current funding system was benefiting some graduate students more than others, the Council of Graduate Students voted to outlaw it last month. In a meeting on Sept. 25, COGS voted to...

U of M nationwide leader in graduate student survey

Published October 18, 2017

Three years ago, the University of Minnesota was one of the first schools to spearhead an international graduate student survey aimed at major research universities. Now, the data from the Graduate Student...

President Eric Kaler fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in his office in Morrill Hall on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Kaler recommends 15 percent nonresident, non-reciprocity tuition hike

Published October 10, 2017

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is recommending a tuition hike targeting out-of-state students. The proposal, which the Board of Regents will discuss at their meeting Thursday, suggests increasing...

City approves small business office

Published December 14, 2016

In an effort to help small immigrant businesses, Minneapolis will put money toward a new project.In its budget approved Friday, the Minneapolis City Council approved the creation of a small business office...

A screenshot of breitbart.com from Monday, Nov. 12.

University pulls ads from breitbart.com after backlash

Published December 13, 2016

After receiving complaints last week, the University of Minnesota said Monday it pulled advertisements with Breitbart News, a right-wing news and opinion website.The advertisements were for the Athletics...

A 42-story luxury apartment tower spurred the group, Neighbors for East Bank Livability, to file a lawsuit against Alatus LLC. The tower would be located on Central Avenue Southeast, as represented here with through a superimposed rendering.

Group files lawsuit over proposed 42-story St. Anthony Falls tower

Published November 23, 2016

A lawsuit could halt construction on a proposed luxury condominium tower in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.A group called Neighbors for East Bank Livability spent recent months raising money to...

Vince Traver, owner of Rebel Donut Bar, sells mini donuts to customers at Tin Whiskers Brewery in St. Paul on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

Rebel Donut Bar capitalizes on pop-up trend

Published November 21, 2016

The newest in a string of businesses shows pop-up shops can succeed beyond Dinkytown, where one shop popularized the idea for many students.Rebel Donut Bar, a new pop-up doughnut shop in Northeast Minneapolis,...

Julia Turnbow, left, and Mary Alice Kopf, right, converse over pizza and soup at Marys home in Minneapolis on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

Non-profit bridges gap between students and seniors

Published November 21, 2016

While a college student and a senior citizen might seem like an unlikely duo, a local nonprofit is working to develop rapport between the two demographics.The group, Southeast Seniors, matches University...

U leads in study abroad participation, int’l student enrollment

Published November 16, 2016

The University of Minnesota is among the top schools nationwide in study abroad participation both at home and abroad, according to a recent report.Data from the Open Doors Report on International Educational...

Members of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhoods sixth grade girls basketball team pose for a picture at the Brian Coyle Center on April 8. The center and its programs have been strained by a high level of community use with lack of space to accommodate all programming.

Brian Coyle Center renovation stalled amid lease dispute

Published November 14, 2016

Because of a dispute over a 1992 lease, the Brian Coyle Center — a Cedar-Riverside community staple — won’t be able to undergo renovation.The Minnesota State Legislature allocated $330,000...

Students hold music event in wake of election

Published November 12, 2016

A group of about 40 students gathered at the West Bank outdoor amphitheater near Ferguson Hall Friday afternoon, singing songs like “Lean on Me” and other uplifting, hopeful melodies.Several music...

University won’t renew contract with Teach for America

Published November 7, 2016

The University of Minnesota won’t renew its contract with Teach for America, a nationwide alternative teacher education program, the school announced Monday.The University’s College of Education and...

Late-night crowds line up for a slice of Mesa Pizza during homecoming weekend Oct. 14, 2012, in Dinkytown.

In planning debates, neighborhoods feel left out

Published November 2, 2016

A proposed apartment in Dinkytown that would break ground in the spring has neighborhood residents questioning the city’s approval process for similar projects.Area residents met at the University Lutheran...

Midwest Mountaineering founder and owner Rod Johnson poses for a portrait in his store on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 on West Bank. Johnson started his business in 1970 to get climbing gear at wholesale and began selling out of his kitchen for the first 6 months. After that, he opened a store on Hennepin Avenue, and in 1976, moved to the current West Bank location.

For nearly four decades, Midwest Mountaineering owner serves local climbers

Published October 31, 2016

After a University of Minnesota chemistry graduate backpacked from California to Minneapolis with 200 pounds of climbing gear, he started selling it from his kitchen.Rod Johnson founded Midwest Mountaineering...

University of Minnesota neighborhoods look for more student input

Published October 25, 2016

Under pressure to include more student voices, University of Minnesota neighborhood organizations are taking steps to be more inclusive.Members of Prospect Park Association and Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood...

University of Minnesota to appeal state faculty union ruling

Published October 19, 2016

The University of Minnesota will appeal a state decision from last month that grouped tenure code and non-tenure track faculty together in a potential faculty union at the school.On Monday, the school...

United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks with University professor Robert A. Stein at Northrop Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The lecture was part of an annual series professor Stein and his wife established to bring lawyers and judges to the University.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits Northrop Auditorium

Published October 18, 2016

Pacing through the aisles of Northrop Auditorium Monday evening, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor shared her experience as a younger justice on the Court, her thoughts on Justice Antonin Scalia’s...

University of Minnesota appeals state’s faculty union decision

Published October 18, 2016

The University of Minnesota will appeal a state decision from last month that grouped tenure and non-tenure track faculty together in a potential faculty union at the school.On Monday, the school announced...

Journalist and author Bill Huntzicker poses with his newly released book, Dinkytown on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 in Minneapolis.

Local journalist explores Dinkytown’s rich history

Published October 17, 2016

The Daily sat down Friday with Bill Huntzicker, author of “Dinkytown: Four Blocks of History.”Huntzicker talked about his experience as a University student in the 1970s and how the area has changed.Dinkytown...

Steve Stokowski interviews artist Michael Johnson for his podcast Artists @ A-Mill at the A-Mill Artist Lofts on Oct. 13, 2016.

Neighborhood podcast highlights artists in A-Mill

Published October 17, 2016

After moving into the A-Mill artist lofts a year ago, one tenant wanted a way to explore and document the work of his neighbors.To do this, Steve Stokowski created “Artists @ A-Mill,” a podcast where...

Founders of Sigma Beauty, Simone Xavier and Rene Xavier Filho in the company offices in Mendota Heights on Friday, October, 7, 2016. Xavier said transitioning from being a professor to running a business has been a challenge every day. Thats why we innovate, nothing we do is conventional, she said.

University PhD sells makeup for breast cancer research

Published October 7, 2016

When she moved to Minneapolis to start her PhD, a young professor never imagined her patents would extend past veterinary medicine and into makeup brushes.Now, Simone Xavier and her husband Rene Xavier...

UDA responds to neighborhood association criticism

Published October 6, 2016

Following criticism from the Prospect Park Association (PPA), the University District Alliance (UDA) passed a resolution for more joint planning between area neighborhoods and the University of Minnesota.Amid...

Neighborhoods push to educate residents on new duplex rules

Published September 21, 2016

After a City Council ordinance cut the size of duplexes allowed in certain Twin Cities locales, residents of University of Minnesota neighborhoods are unsure what affect the policy change will have...

Intentional Communities spur debate

Published September 13, 2016

Some Minneapolis residents are challenging a housing ordinance that limits how many non-family members can live within the same house.At a meeting organized by the University District Alliance on Monday,...

Officers prepare to spray the crowd when individuals started throwing plastic bottles and liquid on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Cedar Riverside neighborhood.

HBO show “Mogadishu, Minnesota” stirs controversy in Cedar Riverside

Published September 12, 2016

A block party concert in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood Saturday was disrupted by protesters concerned about how an upcoming TV show will depict their community.The headliner of Saturday’s concert,...

Officers prepare to spray the crowd when individuals started throwing plastic bottles and liquid on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Cedar Riverside neighborhood.

Concerned about portrayal in upcoming TV show, protesters disrupt concert

Published September 11, 2016

A block party concert in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood Saturday was disrupted by protesters concerned about how an upcoming TV show will depict the community.At least three people were detained by police...

The West Bank mudslide area is shown on Sept. 1, 2014. The mudslide, which occurred at the base of the University of Minnesota’s Fairview Medical Center in June of 2014, will re-open Thursday evening to let bicyclists and pedestrians use the West Bank trail.

Two years after landslide, West River Parkway finally set to reopen

Published September 1, 2016

A popular area for Minneapolis bicyclists reopened more than two years after heavy rain caused a mudslide that closed the area to traffic.The West River Parkway mudslide and Franklin Avenue Bridge...

West Bank Coalition sees influx of new members

Published August 29, 2016

Five new faces joined the West Bank Community Coalition Board of Directors in June as its executive director prepared to leave the group.The WBCC now has a full board after months of turnover and elected...

Charges filed against Anthony Sawina in alleged Dinkytown hate crime

Published July 27, 2016

A 26-year-old man has been charged in the late-June shooting of two Somali men near the University of Minnesota. Anthony Sawina, of Lauderdale, was charged in Hennepin County District Court Friday...

Henry Cervantes roller skate design uses spherical balls instead of wheels and has an internal braking system that makes shopping easier.

Businessman Henry Cervantes reimagines roller skates

Published July 20, 2016

From a young age, Henry Cervantes and his seven siblings were pushed to succeed by their single mother.Now, Cervantes — a California native — has collaborated with the University of Minnesota...

Left to right, Sam Hirsch, Cian Newport and Tyler Blase stop for a moment while playing Pokémon Go in front of Sencha Tea Bar at the Stadium Village Mall on Washington Ave. on July 18. Sencha Tea Bar is one of several restaurants that are offering promotions to help attract users of Pokémon Go.

With ‘Pokemon Go’, businesses see boost

Published July 20, 2016

As the popularity of “Pokemon Go” increases, University of Minnesota-area businesses are cashing in on the extra foot traffic.Many local Minneapolis businesses have considered, or implemented, special...

Board, Fairview end merger talks

Published July 13, 2016

After nine months of negotiations, a merger between University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health System was nixed last week. The University’s Board of Regents last Wednesday terminated...

Board of Regents completes Kaler’s performance report

Published July 13, 2016

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has received a positive review from the school’s Board of Regents. The board’s brief 2015-16 performance report — prepared and discussed in...

Following death of Philando Castile, Falcon Heights city officials hold emergency meeting

Published July 8, 2016

City officials from the Falcon Heights City Council held an emergency meeting Friday afternoon, following the fatal police shooting of St. Paul man, Philando Castile. On Wednesday night, Castile was shot...

Marcy-Holmes launches loan program for home improvements

Published July 6, 2016

In an effort to improve housing in the neighborhood, Marcy-Holmes will soon introduce a new loan program. The new zero-percent loan program will be administered by the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation...

Applicant Kaley Byrd shakes hands with potential employers following an interview with Blue Barn at the State Fair Job Fair on Wednesday, June 30.

MN State Fair holds first-ever job fair

Published June 29, 2016

The Minnesota State Fair is holding its first job fair Wednesday to fill hundreds of open positions for this year’s festivities.  The fair hopes to fill 600  positions on Wednesday, said...

Minnesota Daily implements changes

Published June 29, 2016

The Minnesota Daily will implement a new strategy to better engage readers and reach a wider audience beginning this fall. A new Daily website will be launched by the start of the upcoming fall semester,...

Jimmy Young, a Nibbles hotdog food cart operator prepares a hotdog for a customer in downtown Minneapolis on the afternoon of 27 June. The Minneapolis City Council ruled to change an ordinance that had previously restricted the operating area of food carts.

Sidewalk food may see more traffic

Published June 29, 2016

Since the early 1980s, food carts were only allowed in Minneapolis’ downtown area. Now, a City Council vote could let vendors spread across the city. Last week, Ward 5 Council Member Blong Yang introduced...

Afro Deli owner Abdirahman Kahin stands in his restaurant in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Kahin is currently in a legal dispute over the restaurant ownership with Nasibu Sareva, the owner of the African Development Center.

Dispute could close Cedar-Riverside mainstay

Published June 22, 2016

A Cedar-Riverside favorite is in danger of closing in coming weeks over a landlord-tenant dispute. Afro Deli — a cultural hub and West Bank food staple — could close its Minneapolis location...

After Orlando shooting, Kaler asks U to unite against violence

Published June 15, 2016

In a statement Monday, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler expressed support for the LGBT community and encouraged the University community to unite against terror and violence in wake of the...

Former Star Tribune editorialist Jim Lenfestey poses with copies of his anthology of bee-related poems at his home on Monday. The anthology, titled If Bees Are Few, was published with the University of Minnesota Press, and all proceeds will be donated to the Universitys Bee Lab.

Lenfestey’s poem anthology creates buzz

Published June 15, 2016

For decades, writer James Lenfestey has been enraptured by bees — and he isn’t the only one. Last month, the poet published “If Bees Are Few” — an anthology of poems with...

CSE appoints Samuel Mukasa as new dean

Published June 15, 2016

The University of Minnesota announced the appointment of Samuel Mukasa as the new College of Science and Engineering dean Tuesday. Mukasa will serve as chief executive officer and chief academic officer...

St. Cloud State University President dies in car crash

Published June 15, 2016

St. Cloud State University President Earl Potter died Monday evening after he crashed into a guard rail on I-694 and flipped his car.  Potter was on his way to the Twin Cities for a meeting with the...

Man assaulted in Dinkytown Monday

Published June 15, 2016

A man was assaulted by two others on Monday night near campus, according to a University of Minnesota public safety statement. The victim was approached around 9 p.m. near the intersection of 15th Avenue...

Hairstylist Whitney Vermeer cuts Jesse Williams hair at New Aesthetic, her one-chair mens salon in Marcy Holmes on June 6. Vermeer has been nominated as one of five people for the North America 2016 Mens Hairstylist of the Year NAHA finalists, and will be heading to Las Vegas in July for the finals award ceremony.

One chair, space for all

Published June 8, 2016

When Whitney VerMeer got an offer to style celebrity hair at Coachella, she quit her day job and booked a flight. Two days after she got back, she opened her own one-chair salon in Marcy-Holmes. Housed...

Moving service hires college students

Published June 8, 2016

An Uber-like moving app that employs college students has recently seen a significant surge in its Twin Cities demand. Bellhops, a Tenneseebased company, modeled itself after Uber when it started five...

Study shows artists lofts intensify segregation

Published June 1, 2016

A University of Minnesota’s Law School study found that subsidized artist housing could attract white, residential populations at high rates.   According to the study by the Law School’s...

Viking Bar owners Patrick Johnston, Aaron Britt and Amy Britt pose for a portrait in their Cedar Riverside bar on the evening of May 28. The Viking Bar reopened under new management on May 25 after closing its doors 10 years ago.

Revelling in the blues, again

Published June 1, 2016

After a decade of dormancy, the Viking Bar — a West Bank music venue — opened its doors to a crowd of blues-loving fans last Wednesday. Closed since 2006, the historic Riverside Avenue bar...

Turning weeds into wine

Published May 25, 2016

When Jeff Zeitler was laid off from his job as a landscape architect, he went back to his roots — wine-making.  Now, Zeitler and his wife Gita  manage Urban Forage  Winery, where they...

Less animal meat might feed more

Published May 5, 2016

An increase in global meat consumption could have negative impacts for both the environment and people.     A paper published last month by the World Resources Institute found shifting global...

A monarch butterfly caterpillar crawls cross a swamp milkweed stalk in the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab in Skok Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

Sun helps guide monarchs home

Published April 27, 2016

Scientists are one step closer to figuring out the mystery of monarch butterfly migration patterns.     To navigate their 2,400-mile trek from the northern United States and Canada to central...

Students chosen for agriculture internship

Published April 21, 2016

Though demand for food will only continue to surge, college students are wary of entering the agricultural industry.     By 2050, the world population is expected to rise to about 10 billion...

Nearly 30 in Superblock hit by virus

Published April 11, 2016

A virus with unknown source landed some University of Minnesota freshmen in the hospital Wednesday.     More than 30 cases of Norovirus — a common virus causing nausea, vomiting and...

MN Daily announces new EIC and BOO

Published April 4, 2016

The Minnesota Daily’s Board of Directors has selected the Office of the Publisher staff for the upcoming academic year. Starting late next month, Dylan Scott and Elizabeth Luke will assume their positions...

General Mills to label foods with GMOs

Published March 31, 2016

A food industry giant is setting the tone in a nationwide push for transparency surrounding genetically modified organisms.     In the next several months, grocery stores across the country will...

A grove of trees sit in Propsect Park on Monday. According to a new university study, trees can adapt to climate change by shifting their metabolism.

U study: Trees adapt to climate change

Published March 29, 2016

Trees might be better at adjusting to increased temperature than previously thought, according to findings from a University of Minnesota study.     The University’s Department of Forest...

PolyMet to begin permitting process

Published March 23, 2016

A controversial Iron Range mining project is one step closer to the approval of its permitting process.     Next month, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will lay out the permitting...

Sophomore Cece Sjoquist places a K-Cup in the Keurig she shares with her roommates in her Dinkytown apartment on Monday.

K-Cups pile up in landfills

Published March 22, 2016

While K-Cups are convenient to use, the single-serving coffee pods aren’t as easy on the environment.     Researchers and environmental activists are alarmed about the impacts of packaging...

Mild winters affect eagle migration

Published March 8, 2016

Warmer winters have caused America’s national bird to stop seeking out more southern nesting places.     Over the past several years, mild winters in Minnesota have triggered bald eagles...

Justice Dept. will review Mpls protest

Published March 7, 2016

The United States Department of Justice will review how the Minneapolis Police Department handled the 18-day 4th Precinct encampment protest following the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in November.     Mayor...

Website explores the effects of palm oil

Published March 3, 2016

From shampoo to Girl Scout cookies, palm oil is an ingredient widely used in U.S. products. Now, University of Minnesota experts are exploring its possible negative environmental impacts.     The...

Enbridge says oil pipeline plan delayed until 2019

Published March 1, 2016

Controversial oil pipelines slated to run through the state will be delayed following a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling.     Canada-based company Enbridge announced last month to investors...

MDH updates water sample procedures

Published February 24, 2016

Recent events like the Flint, Mich., water crisis are forcing government officials nationwide to take precautions about water safety.     To comply with federal guidelines set for drinking water...

Minneapolis switches recycling provider

Published February 23, 2016

Minneapolis is dumping its former recycling provider for a more localized and sustainable option.     Eureka Recycling, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit recycling company, will replace Waste Management...