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Sarah Mai

Graduate student government seeks to place requirements on mandatory fees

January 24, 2020

The University of Minnesota’s graduate student government is aiming to introduce a campuswide referendum to place stipulations on mandatory student fees. The Council of Graduate Students' proposal would...

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CSE plans to increase enrollment by 25%

January 23, 2020

The University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering plans to increase its enrollment numbers by 25 percent over the next six years to accommodate growing job markets.  CSE plans to...

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. candidate Malaney Young poses for a portrait in her lab in Nils Hasselmo Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Young serves as the vice president of the Association of Multicultural Scientists at the University. 

UMN student group to create scholarship for students in underepresented communities

December 11, 2019

A University of Minnesota student group dedicated to promoting diversity in science is creating a scholarship to attract aspiring scientists in underrepresented communities.  While still in the early...

Hailee Schievelbein

Graduate students advocate for changes to intramural sport inclusion

December 5, 2019

When applied economics graduate student Ivan Glinski decided to form an intramural soccer team for his department, he found out that two of his teammates were ineligible to play.  In order to play...

A Bald Eagle at the Gabbert Raptor Center as seen on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Researchers are evaluating the auditory responses in eagles, which are among the most common species of bird killed by wind turbines, as part of an ongoing effort to prevent fatalities caused by collisions.

UMN researchers seek to prevent raptors from running into wind turbines

December 4, 2019

University of Minnesota researchers are evaluating eagles' auditory responses as part of an ongoing effort to prevent fatalities caused by wind turbine collisions. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy,...

One of two existing gender-neutral restrooms in Walter F. Mondale Hall is seen in the Law Library on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The Law Council recently expressed their support for implementing additional gender-neutral restrooms in the building despite some student opposition.

Law school students raise concerns over accessibility to gender-neutral bathrooms

November 24, 2019

After some University of Minnesota students raised concerns about gender-neutral bathroom accessibility, the law school announced plans Friday to potentially add additional gender-inclusive restrooms to...

Taymia, 2, left, and Rishi, 2, right, laugh after looking at their photos at the Como Early Learning Center on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

UMN child care centers worry for future amid falling funds

November 21, 2019

In recent years, cuts to funding and changes to child care on campus have left two day care centers near the University of Minnesota struggling.  The centers, the Como Early Learning Center and Community...

Morrill Hall as seen on Saturday, Oct. 12.

President’s sexual misconduct initiative puts focus on faculty

November 21, 2019

Having emphasized campaigns focusing on students in the past, this year a president-led initiative is implementing projects geared toward faculty and staff, increasing attention surrounding sexual misconduct...

Students walk past Wilson Library on West Bank on Wednesday Nov. 13.

New mental health space planned for West Bank

November 14, 2019

To help students who spend a majority of their time on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus, Boynton Health will soon open a new mental health space for easier access to services. The space...

Sarah Mai

UMN Medical School announces first steps to address climate change

October 27, 2019

The University of Minnesota Medical School recently announced it is taking measures to address climate change and sustainability within the college, including reducing plastic packaging for medical materials. In...

Morgan La Casse

New records fee spurs student concerns

October 27, 2019

A newly implemented fee that requires students to pay a one-time stipend for academic records, like official transcripts and diplomas, has left many concerned over the necessity and legitimacy of the cost. The...

Morgan La Casse

Two robberies reported near UMN campus

October 19, 2019

Two robberies occurred Friday night near the University of Minnesota, according to an all-campus safety alert sent out Saturday. The Minneapolis Police Department responded to the reports around 8:50 p.m....

A group of graduate students enters Morrill Hall on Thursday, Oct. 10 to petition the change in their University sponsored health plans.

‘A complete nightmare for me’: Grad students concerned with UMN health insurance

October 17, 2019

University of Minnesota graduate student Rachel Olzer needed jaw surgery and was told it was covered under her University health insurance. Last month, she found out that was no longer the case. Panicking,...

Erika Wehmhoff, Student American Veterinary Medical Association Chapter President, and Jessi Coryell, SAVMA Chapter Delegate, pose for a portrait on the St. Paul campus outside the Ben Pomeroy Building on Monday, Oct. 7. Wehmhoff and Coryell work at the local level to help students thrive in their veterinary education and advocate for national change in the approach to AVMA accredited veterinary programs.

Facing mental health challenges, UMN veterinary students and faculty take action

October 10, 2019

The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine recently implemented new policies to help students with their mental health and other stressors, amid increasing awareness of high suicide...

Morgan La Casse

Robbery reported near UMN campus

September 26, 2019

A robbery occurred near the corner of 15th Avenue Southeast and 8th Street Southeast Tuesday night, according to an all-campus alert. On Wednesday, the Minneapolis Police Department took a report of the...

James Farnsworth, communications director for the Minnesota Student Association, poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Sept 24. “Having adequate health coverage is a crucial key to success for a student. I am passionate about advocating for changes in the Student Health Benefits Plan to ensure no students are left out.” 

Eligibility requirement concerns arise over student health care insurance

September 26, 2019

Multiple University of Minnesota community members are advocating for eligibility requirement changes to the University's student health insurance. A committee is now set to analyze their concerns. University...

Attendees of the inauguration of Joan Gabel, the 17th President of the University of Minnesota, take selfies with her outside Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Friday, Sept 20, 2019.

Gabel inaugurated as UMN’s 17th president

September 20, 2019

Joan Gabel was formally inaugurated Friday as the 17th president of the University of Minnesota. The day started with an installation ceremony in the regents boardroom in McNamara Alumni Center, followed...

Jinghui Zhou of University Dining Services swipes in a student for dinner at Bailey Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

UMN furthers discussion about disputed Aramark food service contract

September 16, 2019

After years of student complaints about the University of Minnesota’s dining service, the administration is taking the next steps in deciding whether to continue its more than 20-year relationship with...

Josh Clancy, left, President of Professional Student Government, and Kriti Agarwal, right, President of the Council of Graduate Students pose for portraits on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Graduate, professional student leaders talk goals for upcoming year

September 6, 2019

The Minnesota Daily recently sat down with Kriti Agarwal, the Council of Graduate Students president, and Joshua Clancy, the Professional Student Government president, to discuss advocacy and goals for...