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UMN students host clothing swap to promote sustainable fashion

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 Society's Pet a Corgi event in Yudof Hall on Sunday, April 29.

50 corgis help students de-stress at Yudof Hall

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

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 customer's order.

Starbucks in Hanson Hall to become Caribou Coffee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 Kaler's office in Morrill Hall on Thursday, Feb. 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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 Kaler's office in Morrill Hall on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Parents and children protest UMN Child Development Center closure

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

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

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

Sororities partner with Gophers women’s basketball

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Mary's home in Minneapolis on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

Non-profit bridges gap between students and seniors

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

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 neighborhood's 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

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

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

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

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

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...