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What online instruction means for student data privacy

What online instruction means for student data privacy

Published April 23, 2020

As educational institutions across the country shift to online instruction in light of the coronavirus pandemic, increased attention has focused on student data privacy and what it looks like in digital...

Senior Violet Ohnstad poses for a portrait on campus on Friday, April 3. Ohnstad, who enlisted in the National Guard in January, is uncertain what the next few months will look like as she prepares for basic training. 

National Guard students balance basic training and a pandemic — remotely

Published April 6, 2020

Across the United States, students enlisted in the National Guard are adjusting to life during a pandemic.  So far, this means shifting to online classes, using Instagram for workouts and changes...

Members of the Universitys Synchronized Swimming Club participate in a practice session in Cooke Hall on Wednesday, March 4.

Diving in headfirst: Inside the University’s synchronized swimming club

Published March 21, 2020

Set to music from Kanye West, Fall Out Boy and even a Charlie’s Angels medley, a dozen swimmers weave throughout a Cooke Hall pool while incorporating spins, intricate leg kicks and lifts that see them...

UMN class collaborates on streetcar project

Published March 6, 2019

A University of Minnesota undergraduate architecture course is offering design input on a streetcar that will connect St. Paul neighborhoods, destinations and employers along a 12-mile route. The course...

UMN collaborates with rural communities to combat opioid crisis

Published March 1, 2019

A University of Minnesota program is connecting rural and Native American communities in Minnesota with resources to combat the opioid crisis. Earlier this month, the project's team hosted a webinar to...

Horace Huntley, Ph.D., poses for a portrait outside of Morrill Hall, the site of the Morrill Hall takeover of 1969, on Monday, Feb. 25. The takeover, which Huntley was a part of, helped establish the department of African American and African Studies at the University.

Examining the lasting legacy of the Morrill Hall takeover

Published February 27, 2019

The University of Minnesota's African American and African studies department hosted a teach-in Monday to kickoff a yearlong series of events that will examine the University’s history, present and future. Fifty...

China-funded institute set to close

Published February 21, 2019

The University of Minnesota’s Confucius Institute — part of a controversial web of Chinese-backed institutes hosted at universities across the U.S. — will close at the end of the semester. University...

UMN faculty help rural retailers amid dire situation

Published February 5, 2019

In an increasingly competitive environment, University of Minnesota faculty are helping build resiliency in rural small businesses. Working with community partners, faculty from the University’s College...

President Nils Hasselmo speaks at Northrop auditorium during, Six Presidents. Four Decades of Leadership. One University, on May 4, 2015.

Former colleagues remember Nils Hasselmo as caring leader of University

Published January 28, 2019

Former University of Minnesota President Nils Hasselmo — described as “even-keeled” and “down-to-earth” by those who knew him — died Wednesday at the age of 87.  Hasselmo, who served as...

Crystal Compton, a wearable technology Ph.D. student,  demonstrates a virtual reality headset at the Goldstein Museum of Design in Saint Paul on Friday, Jan. 18. The museum is bringing the exhibits outside their walls by making virtual exhibits available to communities who may not be able to visit the site in person.

UMN museum plans to use VR to increase accessibility for the elderly

Published January 21, 2019

University of Minnesota researchers aim to bring virtual reality experiences to people living in senior care facilities, expanding the accessibility of museum exhibits and exploring possibilities of the...

University President-designate Joan Gabel shakes the hand of Regent Ken Powell after being voted into the job on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at McNamara Alumni Center.

Joan Gabel named next University of Minnesota president

Published December 18, 2018

Joan Gabel will be the next president of the University of Minnesota.  The Board of Regents voted to confirm sole presidential finalist Gabel at a special meeting Tuesday. Gabel will be the first...

Regent Steve Sviggum asks Provost Karen Hanson a question at the Board of Regents meeting on Friday, June 8, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center.

Regents interview presidential finalist Joan Gabel

Published December 14, 2018

At its December meeting, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents interviewed lone presidential finalist Joan Gabel, increased non-resident, non-reciprocity tuition, and reviewed a College of Science...

The Universitys Board of Regents convene on Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center.

Regents vote to increase out-of-state tuition by 10 percent

Published December 14, 2018

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted Friday afternoon to increase non-resident, non-reciprocity tuition for incoming students by 10 percent and for continuing students by 5.5 percent. The...

Gila Grad, a student studying gender and womens studies, religious studies, and Jewish studies, poses for a portrait on a bridge on the East Bank campus on Sunday, Dec. 9. Grad survived a suicide attempt over a year ago.

Student suicide tracking shows promise in prevention

Published December 13, 2018

In August, Gila Grad marked one year since surviving a suicide attempt when she jumped from a bridge in Minneapolis. On the anniversary, she gathered friends for a party to celebrate her survival. During...

Presidential finalist Joan Gabel wins over UMN community

Published December 13, 2018

There’s building excitement about University of Minnesota presidential finalist Joan Gabel as she heads into her interview before the Board of Regents this Friday. Among faculty, staff and students who...

A look at Joan Gabel: the sole University presidential finalist

Published December 10, 2018

Joan Gabel, the lone finalist selected in the search for the next University of Minnesota president, brings over two decades of experience in higher education, working her way up from professor to business...

A provost at the University of South Carolina, Joan Gabel is the sole finalist in the presidential search at the University of Minnesota.

Joan Gabel: lone UMN presidential candidate

Published December 6, 2018

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents selected a lone finalist in the search for the next president: Joan Gabel, who could become the first female president of the University. Gabel, the provost...

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

Anti-Semitic vandalism reported in University residence hall

Published December 3, 2018

A University of Minnesota residence hall was vandalized with anti-Semitic messages last Wednesday.  On Nov. 28, members of a Living Learning Community in the University of Minnesota’s 17th Avenue...

New plant protein research center opens on campus

Published December 3, 2018

The University of Minnesota’s Plant Protein Innovation Center — an interdisciplinary research program that will produce and study plant-based proteins — opened Wednesday. The PPIC is the first center...

Economics and Political Science major Sophronia Cheung poses for a photo on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Coffman Memorial Union. 

International students face increasingly complex visa process, political climate

Published November 28, 2018

Due to the complicated process of obtaining work visas and the nation's political climate, some international students say securing jobs is becoming increasingly difficult.  The University of Minnesota...

UMN works to address questions about admissions process

Published November 28, 2018

Following an audit that outlined fifteen areas of improvement last year, the University of Minnesota’s Office of Admissions is still working to resolve four "essential" recommendations, including improvement...

President Eric Kaler fields questions in his office in Morrill Hall on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Kaler discusses midterm elections, fraternity hard-alcohol ban

Published November 19, 2018

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Friday to talk about the recent midterm elections, the enforcement of a hard-alcohol ban for fraternities and changes in...

Karen Hanson to remain in her role, providing continuity during presidential transition

Published November 15, 2018

After a three-month leave of absence beginning in January, University of Minnesota Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson will return to her role full-time April 1, straying from a previous...

Provost Karen Hanson addresses the opening of the We Are Water exhibit on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Institute on the Environment.

Karen Hanson to remain executive vice president and provost after leave of absence

Published November 2, 2018

Straying from previous announcement that she would leave her role in December, University of Minnesota Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson will take a leave of absence from January to March...

Left in limbo, DACA students navigate college life at UMN

Published November 2, 2018

Last September, U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, but ongoing discussions in federal appeals courts have blocked the proposal so far — leaving...

Illustrated by Jane Borstad

Booming campus meme culture sparks new student group

Published October 31, 2018

Internet memes have become a staple of college social media, and many students have created unofficial meme pages to post content related to the everyday life of college students. The University of Minnesota...

Presidential search interest in non-academic candidates raises concerns for some

Published October 25, 2018

University of Minnesota leaders have mixed reactions to what they see as a trend of prioritizing nontraditional candidates in the search for a new University president. Rather than seeking a candidate...

Kaler talks out-of-state student enrollment decrease, student alcohol-related deaths

Published October 19, 2018

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on Thursday to talk about tuition increases for out-of-state students, student voting and alcohol-related deaths on campus.  Gopher...

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

UMN sees increase in disability services requests

Published October 17, 2018

Some students and employees at the University of Minnesota are having difficulty accessing services offered by the Disability Resource Center due to high demand. At a Board of Regents meeting last week,...

Regents discuss disability resources, campus real estate transactions

Published October 15, 2018

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents discussed system-wide disability support services, extended Athletic Director Mark Coyle’s contract and reviewed real estate on the East Bank campus at...

Regents respond to presidential search firm change

Published October 11, 2018

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents are now working with AGB Search on the presidential search since ending their agreement with Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates on Oct. 3 over a perceived...

Provost Karen Hanson listens during a Board of Regents meeting at McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

Regents respond to search for interim executive vice president and provost

Published October 4, 2018

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler finished collecting nominations last week for the role of the interim executive vice president and provost who will take over when Karen Hanson, who currently...

New Fairview-UMN partnership to bring in $35 million in first year

Published October 1, 2018

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents unanimously voted to enter a new partnership agreement with Fairview Health Services at a special meeting Friday. Under the agreement, Fairview will make...

University President Eric Kaler answers questions from the Minnesota Daily on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in his office at Morrill Hall. Kaler told the Daily his favorite part about the fall semester is watching Gopher football and volleyball games.

Kaler discusses letter to Greek life leaders, drafted pronoun policy

Published October 1, 2018

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler earlier this week to talk about the recent death of a student, the future of the Child Development Center and the search for...

University of Minnesota Regent Abdul Omari poses for a portrait on Monday, Sept. 24 on East Bank campus. Omaris regent seat will be up for election in 2019.

Regent Abdul Omari prepares to lead presidential search committee

Published September 27, 2018

For Regent Abdul Omari, everything comes back to relationships. Abdul Omari — tasked with leading the Search Advisory Committee to help choose the next president of the University of Minnesota — believes...

Systemwide strategic plan put on hold after Kaler’s resignation

Published September 23, 2018

University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents reviewed President Eric Kaler’s systemwide strategic priorities at last week’s meeting instead of reviewing a comprehensive plan as originally scheduled.  The...

David McMillan speaks during the Universitys Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Sep. 14 at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Regents approve presidential search committee members

Published September 17, 2018

Last week, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved the membership of the committee responsible for guiding the presidential search, which was met with criticism from faculty, students and...

Peggy Lucas speaks during the Universitys Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Sept. 14 at the McNamara Alumni Center on East Bank.

Regents discuss St. Paul campus revamp

Published September 15, 2018

At its meeting on Friday,The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents discussed long-term visions for the St. Paul campus, voted on the Presidential Search Advisory Committee membership and reviewed...

Regent David McMillan speaks during a University of Minnesota Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8, at McNamara Alumni Center. 

Presidential search costs to exceed those of previous years

Published September 13, 2018

Two months into the search for a new University of Minnesota president, costs associated with the independent executive firm hired to lead the search have already surpassed the final costs of previous...

Regent Steve Sviggum asks Provost Karen Hanson a question at the Board of Regents meeting on Friday, June 8, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center.

‘We had no idea’: Regents unaware of firm’s history

Published September 6, 2018

Some University of Minnesota Regents say they had no knowledge of an unsuccessful administrative search at the University by the third-party firm hired to find the University's next president. The board...

President Eric Kaler pets a lamb held by veterinary medicine student Jennifer Pitkanen at the Miracle of Birth Center on Friday, Aug. 24 at the Minnesota State Fair. Kaler spent the day at the fair with his wife.

Kaler discusses his resignation and goals for the year

Published September 3, 2018

The Minnesota Daily met University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler at the Minnesota State Fair last week to talk about his decision to resign, the search for a new president and the University’s presence...

Representative Ilhan Omar announced her endorsement for Mohamud Noor in his run for Minneapolis City Council Ward 6 on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at Currie Park in Minneapolis. Omar won the primary in 5th Congressional District, and Noor won the primary for District 60B.

Ilhan Omar, Mohamud Noor clinch DFL primaries

Published August 15, 2018

In a primary election that saw Minneapolis give its highest primary election turnout in almost 50 years, Minnesota finalized its candidates for the general elections in November.  5th Congressional...

A man enters the building at Van Cleave Park, one of several polling locations around the University of Minnesota, to vote in Minnesotas primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.

Landmark early voting turnout reported for primary elections

Published August 15, 2018

A landmark number of people hit the polls in Minneapolis on Tuesday night to cast their votes in Minnesota's primary elections.  The ballots will decide the nominees for several big-ticket government...

Provost Karen Hanson listens during a Board of Regents meeting at McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Feb. 8. 

UMN Provost Karen Hanson to step down from role this year

Published August 8, 2018

University of Minnesota’s Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson will step down from her position in December, according to a University-wide statement sent on Tuesday afternoon from Hanson....

From left, Joshua Preston, Patricia Torres Ray, Ilhan Omar and Mohamud Noor.

A student guide to the 60B and 5th Congressional District primaries

Published August 2, 2018

The Minnesota Daily sat down with candidates in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District and House District 60B races to discuss issues such as affordable housing and the cost of higher education ahead...

A protest occurred in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 after the announcement to not charge the two police officers involved in the death of Thurman Blevins. 

Hundreds protest lack of prosecution in Thuman Blevins shooting

Published August 1, 2018

Hundreds took to the streets in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon to protest the fatal shooting of Thurman Blevins. Around 200 people gathered to protest the death of 31-year-old Blevins, who was...

St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board member Ted Tucker reviews two draft designs for Logan Park in Minneapolis on Saturday, July 14 during the twentieth annual East of the River bus tour of neighborhood parks in northeast and southeast Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Park Board seeks UMN feedback on long-term park plan

Published July 19, 2018

Over the past year, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has met with neighborhood organizations and community members around the University of Minnesota area to gain feedback on a long-term proposal...

UMN administrators, researchers work with lawmakers to author agricultural research bill

Published July 18, 2018

A new bill passed last legislative session will privatize some University of Minnesota agricultural data starting this August.  The legislation, described as HIPAA for agricultural research, aims...

Candidates for the 60B Senate seat sit for a forum to give members of the public a chance to learn more about them before the primaries next month on Monday, July 16 at Cowles Auditorium.

Candidates engage with community at 60B forum

Published July 17, 2018

Following Rep. Ilhan Omar’s, DFL-Minneapolis, decision to run for the U.S. House of Representatives, a candidate forum was hosted Monday to provide the public an opportunity to engage with candidates...

UMN students respond to Kaler’s resignation

Published July 17, 2018

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s announcement on Friday afternoon that he will step down as president in July 2019, a year before his term was scheduled to end, was met with mixed reactions...

Float riders participate in chants at the Free Our Future march on Saturday, June 30 in downtown Minneapolis.

Thousands protest family separation in downtown Minneapolis

Published June 30, 2018

Thousands gathered in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon to protest a Trump administration policy that separated families at the southern U.S. border who had entered the country illegally. The...

Construction on 8th Street SE is active on June 23. The project was put off because of Athletes Village construction, and the delay caused additional costs.

City of Minneapolis and UMN reach agreement on 8th Street redesign

Published June 27, 2018

Last week, a Minneapolis City Council committee authorized a cooperative agreement between the University of Minnesota and the City of Minneapolis which requires that the University reimburse the City...

University law student Joshua Preston, who is running for state district 60B, poses for a portrait on Saturday, June 16. Preston is one of seven candidates, and his causes include criminal justice reform, increased access to health care and access to higher education. He said he wants student issues at the forefront of policy change.

Q&A: UMN Law Student Joshua Preston talks House campaign and student engagement

Published June 20, 2018

The Minnesota Daily sat down with Joshua Preston, a law student and student representative to the Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota who is running for House District 60B to talk about his...

Representative Ilhan Omar announced her endorsement for Mohamud Noor in his run for Minneapolis City Council Ward 6 on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at Currie Park in Minneapolis. Omar won the primary in 5th Congressional District, and Noor won the primary for District 60B.

Ilhan Omar wins the DFL endorsement for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District

Published June 18, 2018

Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, won the DFL endorsement for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District at a special endorsement convention Sunday. Omar filed to run earlier this month after Rep. Keith...

Minneapolis City Council meets in the council chambers at Minneapolis City Hall on Jan. 16, 2017.

City of Minneapolis and UMN begin negotiations on universal contract

Published June 14, 2018

Last week a Minneapolis City Council committee authorized negotiation on a universal research and real estate contract between the City and the University of Minnesota.  The master contract — which...

GOP-endorsed candidate for Minnesota Governor Jeff Johnson shakes hands with parade spectators at the Father Hennepin Parade in Champlin, Minnesota on Saturday, June 9.

Experts, lawmakers reflect on Dayton’s legacy and the future of higher education policy

Published June 13, 2018

As midterm election campaigns heat up following DFL and GOP endorsement conventions, higher education policy in the state could shift with the election of a new governor, lawmakers and political experts...

State Rep. Ilhan Omar talks with attendees before speaking at her campaign kickoff. 

Ilhan Omar files to run for U.S. congress

Published June 5, 2018

Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, filed Tuesday to run for the seat held by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., in Minnesota’s fifth congressional district. Omar currently represents House District 60B which...

University student Austin Berger poses for a portrait with Omar Fateh, who is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives on Friday, June 1, 2018 in Dinkytown. Berger and other student staffers created a unionization campaign based on Rep. Erin Murphys campaign for governor.

UMN students lead in campaign unionization

Published June 4, 2018

Student staffers for Omar Fateh’s run for the Minnesota House finalized their unionization contract in May in hopes of establishing a balance between their roles in the campaign and the University of...

Richard Painter, a law professor at the University of Minnesota and former lawyer for President George W. Bush, speaks at the DFL Convention at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota on Friday, June 1, 2018. Painter is running for U.S. Senate and did not win the DFL endorsement.

UMN law professor looks forward to primaries despite failing to win DFL senate endorsement

Published June 2, 2018

Richard Painter, a University of Minnesota law professor, failed to secure the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsement for his U.S. Senate bid at the party’s State Convention Friday in Rochester. Sen. Tina...

A view of Pillsbury Hall on Monday, May 28, 2018. Pillsbury Hall will be the new home for the English department due to funding from the bonding bill.

MN State Legislature’s bonding bill funds Pillsbury Hall

Published June 1, 2018

While the University of Minnesota's Pillsbury Hall will receive renovations following the passage of the bonding bill on Wednesday, the Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement was not fully...

Minneapolis City Council passes Tobacco 21 ordinance

Published May 25, 2018

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 on Friday.  The ordinance — which is expected to go into effect Oct. 1 — was...

UMN staff and students air childcare concerns at forum

Published May 1, 2018

A University of Minnesota committee tasked with finding cost-effective Twin Cities childcare options before the eventual closure of the University’s Child Development Center met with community members...

UMN students protest for renaming of buildings and increased awareness of history

Published April 26, 2018

A campus protest called for the renaming of some campus buildings in a continuation of an ongoing debate spurred by a recent exhibit. A group of about 50 people silently marched across the University of...

Declining enrollment in arts and humanities raises concerns in CLA

Published April 5, 2018

In line with national trends, the University of Minnesota’s arts and humanities majors have seen falling enrollment rates, leading the school to explore possible solutions. Nationally, schools are discontinuing...

UMN animal lab deaths violate federal law, complaint alleges

Published April 2, 2018

The University of Minnesota violated federal law when at least 18 lab animals were killed or abused in laboratories over an eight-month period, according to a March 24 complaint filed with the federal...

Proposed UMN policy on gender expression under consideration

Published March 29, 2018

In response to a growing number of University of Minnesota members publicly identifying as gender nonconforming, a new policy would require members to use an individual’s preferred pronouns, gender and...

The front of Coffman Union on Sept. 19, 2017.

UMN students call for Coffman renaming policy at meeting

Published March 22, 2018

Some University of Minnesota students called for a more specific campus building renaming policy during a Tuesday meeting with the President’s and Provost’s Advisory Committee on University History. Minnesota...

Following UMN’s lead, more schools adopt affirmative consent policies

Published March 8, 2018

More than 50 Minnesota college campuses now follow "yes means yes" consent policies as a result of student advocacy. In 2015, University of Minnesota students were among the first in the state to push...

Biomass specimens sit in storage in the Ecology Building basement on Thursday, Mar. 1. Older specimens are routinely discarded when room becomes unavailable.

UMN researchers ask for specimen retention guidance

Published March 2, 2018

In the early 1990s, researchers with the University of Minnesota’s ecology department began collecting dead leaves from trees, grasses and herbs for a study and stored them in the basement of the department’s...

UMN St. Paul vision considers campus’ long-term goals

Published February 23, 2018

The University of Minnesota is in the early stages of a plan to revamp the St. Paul campus.  The institution began collecting data on how students feel about the St. Paul campus earlier this month...

 The University wrestling team received donations to move from their current practice facility to previous basketball practice facilities in the Bierman Athletic complex.

Out of ‘the dungeon’: UMN wrestling to get new facility

Published February 22, 2018

When University of Minnesota head wrestling coach Brandon Eggum was a member of the team in 1995, the squad practiced in “the dungeon” – the wrestling team’s room deep in the basement of the Bierman...

New UMN parental leave policy under consideration

Published February 15, 2018

Following advocacy from University of Minnesota student and employee groups, a top University committee will vote on a new parental leave policy draft early next month. Governance committees at the University...

A gas leak near Superblock prompted a brief shutdown of the streets on Wednesday, Feb. 14

Gas leak prompts street shutdown near Superblock

Published February 14, 2018

A gas leak near Harvard Street and Delaware Street at the University of Minnesota prompted a brief shutdown of Harvard Street from East River Parkway to Washington Avenue Southeast Wednesday afternoon. The...

Heart-stopping poison could be a promising male birth control, UMN study shows

Published February 7, 2018

A version of a heart-stopping poison could be an effective form of male birth control, according to a University of Minnesota study. Scientifically engineered ouabain — a poison traditionally used by...

UMN parents condemn planned daycare closure

Published February 1, 2018

After nine months on the wait list, Caitlin Caspi was excited to finally send her daughter to the University of Minnesota Child Development Center in 2016. The location is convenient for both Caspi, an...

Asian American resource center opens on UMN campus

Published January 31, 2018

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center, which aims to support education and the empowerment of Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native American students, opened its first designated space at the...

UMN, state pair up for hearing loss education

Published December 14, 2017

John Wodele’s hearing loss went undiagnosed for nearly 15 years. His difficulty hearing impacted his everyday life and caused tension within his family, but doctors repeatedly told Wodele that he simply...

Yao Zhang, a University grad student, demonstrates tweezers that can trap biomolecules on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Zhang, a student in Professor Steven Koesters laboratory, created these graphene-edged tweezers.

UMN researchers create world’s first graphene tweezers

Published December 13, 2017

University of Minnesota researchers have developed graphene-edged tweezers capable of trapping nanometer-sized particles as well as DNA molecules.  The tweezers — which are low-voltage and can trap...

Political climate may deter international grad students, UMN officials say

Published December 8, 2017

Though numbers of international graduate students at the University of Minnesota are increasing, the school still lags behind the national average for international grad student enrollment. University...

Falcon Heights City Council preparing fee for UMN St. Paul campus

Published December 1, 2017

The Falcon Heights City Council is taking steps to impose a fee that would apply to the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus — currently a tax-exempt property. The franchise fee would bring Falcon...

UMN study solves decades-old space mystery

Published November 29, 2017

A new study from University of Minnesota experts solves a 50-year-old space mystery and shows that relatively inexpensive satellites are viable options for astrophysics research. The study is the first...

UMN participating in national nuclear stewardship research

Published November 22, 2017

Researchers from the University of Minnesota are a part of a new center focused on keeping the nation’s nuclear weapons operational and secure. The Actinide Center of Excellence — funded by the National...

Courtesy of UMN Rocket Team. 

University rocket team sets Guinness record

Published November 15, 2017

Using only Alka-Seltzer tablets and water, the University of Minnesota Rocket Team launched a rocket 430 feet in the air — setting a Guinness World Record — as part of a national competition last week.  The...

University researchers engineer biologic blood vessels

Published November 13, 2017

Nearly 25 years ago, University of Minnesota researcher Robert Tranquillo began studying ways to engineer a biological human blood vessel for use in dialysis patients.  Published this month, Tranquillo’s...

UMN researcher aims to help teachers create change with data

Published November 8, 2017

When LeAnne Johnson was partnered with a child with special needs for a college practicum course, they clicked immediately.  While the boy was nonverbal, they quickly formed a bond during the time...

Jackson Willette, who voted for Al Flowers, exchanges information with election volunteers at Van Cleave Park Recreation Center on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Minneapolis.

Students hit the polls as Election Day in Minneapolis ramps up

Published November 7, 2017

University of Minnesota student and faculty voters trickled into campus area polling places for the Minneapolis municipal elections Tuesday.  Polls opened at 7 a.m. for the 2017 municipal elections,...

LGBT people with acne at higher risk for suicidal thoughts, study shows

Published November 2, 2017

People who identify as non-heterosexual and suffer from acne have an increased risk of depression and suicidal thoughts, according to a University of Minnesota study in the November issue of an academic...

New University clinic provides walk-in care for athletic injuries

Published October 25, 2017

A new University clinic aims to provide members of the public with specialized, same-day athletic care. As part of a growing trend in medicine, the University Health Sports and Orthopaedics Walk-In Clinic,...

University study first to look at gut fungi and diet

Published October 23, 2017

New research from the University of Minnesota sheds light on the relationship between obesity and an often-overlooked aspect of gut health: fungi. While previous studies have examined the impact of diet...

Students robbed in two separate incidents Thursday

Published October 13, 2017

University of Minnesota students were robbed in two separate Stadium Village incidents Thursday night, according to a timely warning sent by the University Friday.  At approximately 10:30 p.m., a...

University receives patent for cyanide antidote

Published October 12, 2017

The University of Minnesota was granted a patent for a fast-acting cyanide antidote last month, a development over a decade in the making. While other cyanide antidotes already exist, the antidote developed...

Students constructed the majority of the EOS II, the car University students are driving in this years World Solar Challenge.

University solar car builders race across Outback this week

Published October 9, 2017

Members of the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project will drive about 1,800 miles across the Australian Outback this week in an international solar car competition. The University team is one of...

Left, Associate Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology Jennifer Powers discusses research with the Minnesota Daily on outside Walter Library on Thursday, Sept. 28. 
Right, graduate student Leland Werden poses outside the Ecology building following his return from research in Costa Rica.

University research focuses on little-studied forests

Published October 2, 2017

An experiment led by University of Minnesota researchers sheds light on restoration efforts in an often-overlooked environment. The research, conducted with foresters in Costa Rica, identifies trait-based...

University of Minnesota graduate student and National Geographics Chasing Genius finalist Andrew Carter demonstrates basic lab procedures at the Andrew Boss Laboratory of Meat Science on Thursday, Sept. 21.

CFANS student seeks funding for research to synthesize dairy

Published September 25, 2017

After making it to the finals of a national research competition, a University of Minnesota graduate student is searching for funding for an innovative agricultural project. College of Food, Agriculture...

University offers new program for baby boomers

Published September 21, 2017

A new University of Minnesota program aims to bring baby boomers back to school. In its inaugural year, the University’s Advanced Careers program allows ten fellows aged 55 and up to take classes at...

UMN Advanced Careers Initiative brings boomers back to campus

Published September 18, 2017

The new University of Minnesota program aims to help Baby Boomers transition from career jobs into opportunities for meaningful work in the second half of life.  In its inaugural year, the program...

University researchers release new ‘crisp’ and ‘juicy’ apple

Published September 7, 2017

The nationally renowned University of Minnesota apple growing program released a new apple this year: the Rave.  Nearly 20 years in the making, this apple is the fastest ever developed by University...

UMN Researchers Release New Apple

Published September 6, 2017