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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Gabrielle Lombard

Gabrielle Lombard, Campus Editor

Gabby is going into her fourth year at the University of Minnesota and is majoring in journalism and political science. Gabby started at the Daily as a campus administration staff reporter, where she covered new campus initiatives, student/faculty reaction pieces and Board of Regents, while also dabbling in some investigative stories and more. Her favorite aspect about reporting is the ability to learn about multiple sides of a story. When she is not working on getting stories out, she enjoys exploring new coffee shops, traveling and cooking her favorite foods.

All content by Gabrielle Lombard
Professors Matt Hadley (left) and Chris Kauffman (right) pose for portraits on Friday, April 29.

UMN faculty reflect on second year teaching during COVID-19

Published May 1, 2022
Faculty shared what they learned from continued teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UMN begins curriculum review, holds forums for students and faculty

UMN begins curriculum review, holds forums for students and faculty

Published April 27, 2022
The Core Curriculum 2025 Committee will review and potentially update the University’s curriculum based on feedback from stakeholders.
UMN Board of Regents sells $500 million of bonds

UMN Board of Regents sells $500 million of bonds

Published April 27, 2022
The bonds would allow the University to save money while spending money on capital projects like renovating buildings on campus.
Minnesota Daily leadership, Maia Irvin, left, and Bella Carpentier, right.

Minnesota Daily announces new leadership for 2022-23

Published April 21, 2022
The Minnesota Daily welcomes Maia Irvin as incoming editor-in-chief and Bella Carpentier as managing editor.
University student Nick Johnson poses for a portrait outside of McNamara Alumni Center on Sunday, April 10.

Mask requirements lifted on campus, UMN students express happiness

Published April 11, 2022
Some students said they enjoy the freedom of not having to wear a mask in certain areas on campus.
Hailee Schievelbein

Comparing Minnesota colleges’ COVID-19 policies

Published April 2, 2022
As COVID-19 cases begin to decline, the University and other colleges in Minnesota are easing mask requirements.
Hailee Schievelbein

UMN staff and faculty respond to and express concern on new masking requirements

Published March 31, 2022
Some staff and faculty voiced their opinions, from disappointment to worry, on the easing of mask requirements in some places on campus.
BREAKING: University announces change to mask requirements

BREAKING: University announces change to mask requirements

Published March 11, 2022
Effective March 21, masks will no longer be required in various indoor spaces, but will continue to be required in classrooms.
Hailee Schievelbein

COVID-19 timeline: key decisions and updates from past two years

Published March 6, 2022
As the second anniversary of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic approaches, regents reflected on key administrative decisions.
University to accept applications without standardized test scores for 2023

University to accept applications without standardized test scores for 2023

Published March 2, 2022
Applicants will not be required to submit an ACT or SAT score when applying to begin at the University in 2023.
Coffman Union on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

UMN Board of Regents lay out policy for renaming campus buildings

Published February 26, 2022
After years of advocacy from students, the University now has a policy for renaming campus buildings, scholarships and other entities.
UMN Red Cross Club holds monthly blood drives amid national blood shortage

UMN Red Cross Club holds monthly blood drives amid national blood shortage

Published February 20, 2022
The group said they hope to encourage more students to donate during the shortage.
Gophers Forward Ben Meyers takes a shot on net at 3M Arena at Mariucci on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The Gophers ended the night with a 6-3 victory over Ohio State. 

USA Men’s Olympic Hockey Team mirrored ‘Miracle On Ice,’ with three Gophers

Published February 17, 2022
This year, Team USA included three current Gophers athletes, before falling in the quarterfinals to Slovakia.
UMN students share study abroad experiences amid COVID-19

UMN students share study abroad experiences amid COVID-19

Published February 13, 2022
There has been a significant increase in the number of students abroad this semester compared to spring 2021.
President Joan Gabel and the Board of Regents discuss the Universitys 2022 budget in McNamara Alumni Center on Tuesday, June 29.

UMN regents approve repatriation of Native American Mimbres objects

Published February 13, 2022
The board also discussed campus safety updates and a new agricultural research initiative at their February meetings on Thursday and Friday.
UMN Faculty Senate cancels classes for Juneteenth; students call it a “first step”

UMN Faculty Senate cancels classes for Juneteenth; students call it a “first step”

Published February 7, 2022
No University classes will be held on June 20, 2022 or June 19, 2023 to recognize the federal holiday.
Mapping Prejudice Project Co-founder Dr. Kirsten Delegard poses for a portrait in front of Wilson Library on Monday, Jan. 24. The Mapping Prejudice Project aims to expose structural racism through geographic research.

UMN receives grant to help diminish Twin Cities racial covenants

Published January 30, 2022
The University received a $615,000 grant to continue locating racial covenants in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.
Q&A: What the UMN community needs to know about masks and face coverings amid Omicron surge

Q&A: What the UMN community needs to know about masks and face coverings amid Omicron surge

Published January 26, 2022
University public health experts explained why N95 respirators are more effective than other masks in preventing the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
UMN and Minneapolis Public Schools partner to develop learning and teaching strategies

UMN and Minneapolis Public Schools partner to develop learning and teaching strategies

Published December 23, 2021
The Minneapolis Foundation funded the partnership to improve educational experiences in the Minneapolis school district.
McNamara Alumni Center captured on Sunday, Dec. 5.

As spring classes approach, UMN Disability Resource Center informs students on available resources

Published December 5, 2021
The University’s DRC works to inform students with disabilities on possible accommodations in the classroom that may be beneficial in their coursework.
Shane Wiskus competes on Day Two of the men’s U.S. Olympic Artistic Gymnastics Team Trials on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at The Dome in St. Louis, Mo. Photo courtesy of John Cheng.

After 2020 elimination of several UMN athletics programs, student athletes and coaches continue the fight for their sports

Published November 22, 2021
Student athletes, coaches and alumni are establishing new club athletic organizations, looking for new funding sources and talking to state legislators in hopes of preserving the legacy of the eliminated sports programs.
“Immigrants in COVID America” project launches new research spotlight on vaccine accessibility

“Immigrants in COVID America” project launches new research spotlight on vaccine accessibility

Published November 22, 2021
The spotlight focuses on the barriers to vaccine accessibility impacting immigrants and people of color in the U.S.
UMN aims to support first generation and low-income students of color with new student success coaching program

UMN aims to support first generation and low-income students of color with new student success coaching program

Published November 16, 2021
The University hired two student success coaches this semester to help guide first-year students through their college experience with individualized advising.
Faculty director of the CLA Public Life Project and sociology professor Douglas Hartmann talks to students during the class Topics in Sociology: Wonderful/Wretched: Reading Minnesotas Racial Paradoxes in Blegen Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 26. This course is one of the CLA Public Life Project classes, which aims to create civic readiness and address divisions among students on campus.

CLA Public Life Project aims to spark discussion across divided lines

Published October 29, 2021
The project will focus on creating civic engagement and developing open conversation among students on campus.
The Board of Regents convene for their September meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Sept. 9.

In an effort to communicate with University leaders, protesters interrupt Board of Regents meeting

Published October 11, 2021
In two separate incidents, one with University union workers and another with Students for a Democratic Society, representatives briefly interrupted to advocate for their respective demands.
Student Jenna Hill poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

UMN students express reservations and highlights about online classes amid first in-person semester since start of pandemic

Published October 9, 2021
Students voiced their opinions, from frustration to satisfaction, on the wide range of class formats available at the University this semester.
UMN leads financial aid literacy initiative across state

UMN leads financial aid literacy initiative across state

Published October 2, 2021
University leaders and state-wide partners are pushing to educate students about the financial options available to help pay for college.
University of Minnesotas Pillsbury Hall reopens after years of renovations on Friday, Sep. 17.

Reopening of Pillsbury Hall highlights liberal arts community engagement and student experience

Published September 23, 2021
The four-year renovation process added the Liberal Arts Engagement Hub and spaces for student groups to meet to the building.
The Board of Regents convene for their September meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Regents talk campus safety improvements and University vaccination rates

Published September 15, 2021
The board also discussed the recent transition back to the classroom and to the office for University students, faculty and staff at the meeting.

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