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Farrah Mina

Farrah Mina, Campus Activities Editor

Name: Farrah Mina
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @FarrahWMina
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Farrah Mina is the campus activities editor at the Minnesota Daily. She joined the Daily in 2019 as a general assignment reporter, going on to cover student issues and later campus communities. She is currently majoring in journalism and global studies at the University of Minnesota, with minors in Asian and Middle Eastern studies and French. In addition to working at the Daily, she prides herself on her vast collection of earrings. When she's not reading, writing or editing, Farrah is likely watching videos of her sister's cat, Pepper, or trying out new recipes.

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Coffman Union as seen on Wednesday, June 5.

In wake of renaming controversy, new class to address University history

June 12, 2019

The University of Minnesota’s history department will offer a new course this fall in response to recent discussion on the University’s history elicited by efforts to rename campus buildings. The idea...

Hateful flyers on campus target student groups

May 17, 2019

Muslim students at the University of Minnesota were breaking their Ramadan fast on May 7 when they noticed flyers left by the door of the Al-Madinah Cultural Center in Coffman Union. Created by a far-right...

Illustrated by Morgan La Casse and Abby Adamski.

Muslim students prepare for intersection of Ramadan, final exams

May 6, 2019

In addition to juggling final exams and managing stress, many Muslim students at the University of Minnesota will be fasting without food and drink from dawn to dusk as they observe the holy month of Ramadan,...

Ilhan Omar enters her election party with her family on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Minneapolis.

UMN students weigh in on Ilhan Omar controversy

April 22, 2019

As controversy surrounding U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., grows, University of Minnesota students are participating in the debate surrounding the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In...

Canvas to implement name pronunciation software

April 16, 2019

To ensure professors and students pronounce each other's names correctly, all University of Minnesota system campuses will implement a name pronunciation software into Canvas next month. The software,...

Law school creates podcast to increase accessibility

April 16, 2019

The University of Minnesota Law School’s journal recently launched a legal podcast featuring interviews with authors to make legal topics more accessible. The podcast, called “Experto Crede,” was...

Daycare kids Henley Gorka and Max Finney pretend to be horses next to the sign-in table at the University of Minnesota Child Development Center on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Minneapolis. Both have parents who work at the University.

UMN researchers create child care access tool

April 3, 2019

University of Minnesota economists recently launched an online tool that reveals how families’ access to child care varies statewide.  The tool maps child care access in different neighborhoods...

‘Green Book’ producer for commencement speaker sparks criticism

March 25, 2019

Some University of Minnesota students are critical of the decision to have "Green Book" producer and University alumnus Jim Burke as the College of Liberal Arts’ undergraduate commencement speaker this...

Student group dedicates March to international students

March 12, 2019

Third-year University of Minnesota international student Helene Zheng had a phone interview that seemed to be going well until the recruiter asked whether she was a U.S. citizen or a green card holder.  After...

Biology junior Nyanna Wright does her hair for a job interview on Monday, March 4 at her house in Como. Wright said she intentionally slicks back her natural hair for job interviews to avoid bias.

UMN students battle hair bias as they seek jobs

March 5, 2019

Although Nyanna Wright, a third-year student at the University of Minnesota, normally leaves her curly hair out or wears it in a big bun on top of her head, she decided to wear it slicked-back for her...

Illustrated by Abby Adamski

UMN researchers incorporate solar panels in low-income housing

February 21, 2019

University of Minnesota researchers recently released a report that focuses on making solar energy more accessible to low-income households — a solution that could help homeowners meet mortgage payments. A...

Emily Ortlieb poses for a portrait on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Mondale Hall on West bank. Ortlieb serves as a certified student attorney for a new clinic for immigrants at the University's law school. 

Law School opens clinic for rural immigrants

February 11, 2019

The University of Minnesota Law School launched a new clinic late last month that aims to provide legal assistance to immigrants in rural areas. Because the need for immigration services is increasing...

University junior Faisa Ahmed demonstrates how a new health text messaging system, which aims to close the racial gap in healthcare, works on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the People's Center Clinic in Minneapolis. This system is a research project at the University and is conducting some of the project with families in nearby Cedar-Riverside.

New text alert system aids child and maternal care in Cedar-Riverside

February 7, 2019

A team of University of Minnesota researchers are piloting a new text messaging system that aims to promote child and maternal wellness in the Cedar-Riverside community. The program, Reminders for Readiness...