The Minnesota Daily

All content by Isabella Murray
The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Delayed regent election may have longterm effects, officials say

May 6, 2019

There's growing pressure for the legislature to elect new University of Minnesota regents as the end of session nears. Senate majority leader, Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, said a date should be set for...

Tim Horton’s Dinkytown location rumored to close

May 2, 2019

The Dinkytown location of Tim Horton’s is rumored to be closing along with a number of other Twin Cities shops, according to reporting from the Pioneer Press.  An employee at the coffee and doughnut...

Incoming MSA President Simran Mishra and Vice President Mina Kian speak during the final forum of the year at Tate Hall on Tuesday, April 24.

UMN could implement institutionalized voter registration

May 1, 2019

The University of Minnesota may soon become one of the first universities in the nation to institutionalize online voter registration for incoming students.  A resolution mandating systemwide online...

Illustrated by Morgan La Casse.

Amid state funding decrease, lawmakers ask UMN for transparency, accountability

April 25, 2019

The State of Minnesota had long intended to pay two-thirds of students’ public higher education costs; this is now a distant memory that resurfaces at the Legislature when lawmakers discuss college affordability. The...

Students from the University of Minnesota campuses including the Twin Cities, Crookston and Morris gather on the steps for a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, April 3 as a part of Support the U Day.

Senate UMN funding ‘falls short,’ officials say

April 18, 2019

House and Senate higher education committees rolled out vastly different session priorities last week in the form of their respective omnibus bills. The Senate funds around a fourth of the University of...

Demonstrators gather to protest the presence of Jeff Sessions on campus and his speaking at the Carlson School of Management on Monday, April 15.

Jeff Sessions’ speech on campus met with questions, protests

April 16, 2019

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stressed the importance of free speech during a campus visit Monday evening amid interruptions from protesters. At the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School...

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

House committee passes bonding bill despite uncertainty from lawmakers

April 15, 2019

The University of Minnesota received a sizeable amount of capital investment funding from a recently passed House bill, but Republican lawmakers say the bill is unlikely to pass if it makes it to the floor. The...

Students from the University of Minnesota campuses including the Twin Cities, Crookston and Morris gather on the steps for a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, April 3 as a part of Support the U Day.

Senate pushes to slow UMN administrative spending

April 11, 2019

The state Legislature is closer to passing another attempt to curb administrative bloat at the University of Minnesota.  The bill included in the Senate’s higher education omnibus bill would require...

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Delayed regent election sparks concerns among lawmakers

April 8, 2019

A decades-old process to elect University of Minnesota regents could be disrupted if lawmakers cannot agree on candidates.  House leadership has twice postponed a joint House and Senate meeting to...

Students from the University of Minnesota campuses including the Twin Cities, Crookston and Morris gather on the steps for a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, April 3 as a part of Support the U Day.

House budget proposal eyes tuition freeze

April 5, 2019

House DFL leadership announced plans to overfund the University of Minnesota's legislative request Thursday in hopes of freezing tuition.  Members of the House higher education committee released...

Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, a University graduate, speaks to students at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, April 3 as a part of Support the U Day. Flanagan urged students to let the legislature know how much the University means to them.

Students push UMN agenda at Capitol

April 4, 2019

Clusters of University of Minnesota students lined the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol Wednesday before setting out to advocate for student issues with state lawmakers.  Gathered for Support...

The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2013.

Despite uncertainty from lawmakers, bills at Capitol push debt relief

April 4, 2019

University of Minnesota students could benefit from loan financing and seek better loan advising if legislative efforts pass this session. Bills supporting these initiatives, aimed at increasing statewide...

Illustrated by Abby Adamski.

UMN pediatric residents could see increased mental health training

March 28, 2019

Minnesota's mental health crisis extends all the way to children, but University of Minnesota pediatric residents could alleviate the need for more mental health professionals, officials say.  Bills...

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

House higher education budget targets double Walz’s recommendations

March 28, 2019

Initial higher education budget numbers released by the Legislature almost double those of DFL Gov. Tim Walz.  Budget framework and targets were released Monday by House DFL lawmakers, which includes...

Gov. Tim Walz greets staff before he announced the state budget proposal at the Minnesota Department of Revenue building on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Governor’s revised budget includes increased higher ed spending

March 25, 2019

New spending in DFL Gov. Tim Walz’s revised state budget gets the University of Minnesota closer to its full funding request over the next biennium.  The newly tweaked budget – a total of $131...

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Bill to freeze tuition at UMN sparks discussion at Capitol

March 13, 2019

In a tearful testimony in front of lawmakers last week, Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Moorhead student Matt Benjamin described his struggle to stay in school while supporting his family.  Benjamin's...

Gov. Tim Walz announces the state budget to legislators and media at the Minnesota Department of Revenue building on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 

UMN Student government leaders urge lawmakers to fulfill budget request

March 12, 2019

The University of Minnesota might see around a third or less of its biennial budget ask this legislative session, but not before student government representatives push for more.  Resolutions passed...

State bonding bill may not fund the UMN’s infrastructure needs

March 7, 2019

While initial proposals by DFL Gov. Tim Walz fund a large part of the University of Minnesota’s infrastructure needs, lawmakers say the school might not be in a bonding bill at all. Walz presented his...

Gov. Tim Walz announces the state budget to legislators and media at the Minnesota Department of Revenue building on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 

Walz stresses college affordability while UMN faces tuition increases

March 4, 2019

A more robust state grant program took precedence over funding the University of Minnesota's ask in DFL Gov. Tim Walz’s biennial budget proposal last month, which officials say will help the state look...

The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2013.

Economic forecast could pose a challenge to UMN budget request

March 1, 2019

Minnesota’s most recent budget forecast indicated economic downturn, which could pose a challenge for the University of Minnesota’s state funding request, officials say.  The state has a $1 billion...

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison speaks during the United Black Legislative Caucus at the Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

Local officials look to increase representation through new legislative caucus

February 28, 2019

Members of the Minnesota House and Senate created the United Black Legislative Caucus in early February with sights on increasing representation at the Capitol. Rep. Mohamud Noor, DFL - Minneapolis, and...

Gov. Tim Walz announces the state budget to legislators and media at the Minnesota Department of Revenue building on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 

UMN students could see larger State Grants in Walz’s budget proposal

February 21, 2019

Qualifying University of Minnesota students could see their State Grant allocations increase next year as school officials propose possible tuition increases.  The changes to the program, proposed...

The University's Board of Regents convene at the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

Lawmakers emphasize need for nonpartisan regent selection process

February 18, 2019

Ahead of lawmakers’ regent candidate recommendations, officials have stressed the importance of keeping the process nonpartisan.   At a joint meeting of the House and Senate higher education committees...

University President Eric Kaler addresses the Senate Higher Education Committee at the Capitol in Saint Paul on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Kaler’s comments on tuition spark discussion at Legislature

February 14, 2019

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s comments on a potential tuition increase next year have prompted some administrators to criticize the school’s approach at the State Capitol.  Kaler...

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Lawmakers weigh in on UMN capital request

February 8, 2019

University of Minnesota representatives testified in front of the state’s House Capital Investment Division for the first time this week as officials weigh the likelihood of a bonding bill this session.  School...

Associate Vice President for Budget and Finance Julie Tonneson gives a summary of finances at all of the University campuses on Monday, May 21, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center. The Board of Regents held a public forum for students, faculty and members of the public to ask questions in an informal environment.

UMN’s plans to reduce administrative costs on track in final year

February 7, 2019

The University of Minnesota has more than $11 million of administrative costs to cut by the end of the year to accomplish one of President Eric Kaler’s major priorities.   Kaler’s plan to reduce...

Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower is seen in Minneapolis on Friday, Jan. 25.

State funding could help UMN tackle backlog of infrastructure improvements

January 31, 2019

The University of Minnesota is seeking support from the Legislature to begin chipping away at its $4.5 billion backlog of infrastructure needs over the next 10 years.  The University's $200 million...

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Minnesota State biennial ask nearly triples that of University

January 29, 2019

The University of Minnesota’s biennial budget request is around one-third that of its state system counterpart, which may help the school make its case to lawmakers this session.  In recent years,...

President Eric Kaler addresses the Minnesota House of Representatives Higher Education Finance and Policy Division Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Saint Paul.

Potential UMN tuition increases draw criticism from legislators

January 22, 2019

A potential tuition increase for University of Minnesota students has drawn criticism from lawmakers, who say the school should do more to cut costs.  At a press conference in early January, University...

University President Eric Kaler addresses the Senate Higher Education Committee at the Capitol in Saint Paul on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Kaler’s final budget request is “prudent,” lawmakers say

January 16, 2019

The University of Minnesota presented a realistic funding request to the Legislature Tuesday, lawmakers said.   During his first testimony of the 2019 legislative session on Tuesday, University President...

Minnesota Student Association President Simran Mishra gives the president's update at Coffman Union on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Medical amnesty was one of the many issues covered in Tuesday's forum meeting.

After failing to pass in 2018, MSA looks to reintroduce past legislative priorities

December 12, 2018

The Minnesota Student Association will push last year’s priorities at the Capitol during the upcoming session, but this time under new legislative and student leadership. Student government leaders will...

Chief Government Relations Officer J.D. Burton, who lobbies the legislature for the University of Minnesota, shares his thoughts and strategies in Morrill Hall on Friday, Dec 7.

Lobbyists push University’s proposal before session

December 10, 2018

As the University of Minnesota prepares to make its case at the new Legislature, its lobbyists will emphasize a “modest” budget request.   The newly-appointed higher education leadership, combined...

Jewish students respond to Ilhan Omar’s BDS comments

December 3, 2018

Recent comments by elected officials about Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel have sparked dialogue between student groups on campus. Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar was recently quoted online...

Connie Bernardy speaks about investing in colleges and creating access for affordable education at the State Office Building on Friday, Nov. 29.

New House higher ed chair looks to advocate for UMN in upcoming session

December 3, 2018

Rep. Connie Bernardy, DFL-New Brighton, will look to use her experience in education funding to lead the newly DFL-controlled House higher education committee.    Bernardy ran for the state House...

Deadline extended for new regent applications

November 29, 2018

In a final push for applications, the Regent Candidate Advisory Council is extending the application deadline for the four open positions on the Board of Regents.   Spots on the 12-person board can...

Minnesota House of Representatives Committee on Higher Education Chair Bud Nornes speaks to Rep. Gene Pelowski during the committee's hearing on the University's Board of Regents selection process at the Minnesota State Office Building on Feb. 28, 2018.

Regent advisory council proceeds with eye on diversity

November 26, 2018

Despite former attempts to modify or dismantle it, the Regent Candidate Advisory Council will soon bring candidates to lawmakers before the upcoming University of Minnesota regent election.  Members...

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

The University’s budget, tuition could be impacted by new split legislature

November 19, 2018

Democrats took over 18 seats on Election Day to win control of the Minnesota state House, a shift lawmakers say could impact future funding for the University of Minnesota. The subsequent split between...

Campus early vote center contributes to student turnout in midterms

November 15, 2018

As University of Minnesota senior Audra Weigand planned her Election Day schedule, she noticed she was too busy to turn out to the polls.  She remembered reading about a campus early vote center on...

Election Judge Helen Torrens helps a voter through a window at the Van Cleve Park polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Students contribute to high midterm voter turnout numbers

November 13, 2018

Last week’s midterm election saw a surge in voter turnout throughout Minneapolis, including several student-dense areas.  While student turnout proved to be less than city averages, student precincts...

911 calls won’t result in eviction under new City amendment

November 12, 2018

To prevent wrongful evictions, the City of Minneapolis is changing its housing policy to make conflict resolution easier for landlords and tenants. On Nov. 2, the full City Council approved a policy reforming...

Mohammed Noor speaks during a forum for candidates for the 60B Senate seat formerly held by Ilhan Omar on Monday, July 16 at Cowles Auditorium.

A student guide to the 60B, 5th Congressional District, gubernatorial and Senate races

November 1, 2018

In the upcoming general midterm elections, Minnesota will see an open race for governor and both U.S. Senate seats on the ballot. The 5th Congressional District and House District 60B races are also open,...

Campus Organizer with the DFL Youth-Coordinated Campaign, Michaela Muza, waits for a resident of a Como home to answer the door on Tuesday, Oct. 23 during a door knocking session.

Student political engagement surges before midterms

November 1, 2018

Ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, organizations around the University of Minnesota have tracked an uptick in student political involvement.   Enthusiasm for voting and political involvement...

Eva Dwyer, left, Joshua Mason and Peter Akal

Students across UMN share voting priorities ahead of midterms

October 31, 2018

Second-year medical student Peter Akal from Syria. “I want there to be a focus on health care and health insurance. More talks about Syrian refugees and resettlements, or any other refugees. Things...

Campaigners for Raymond Dehn, senior Sonia Neculescu and sophomore Aisha Chughtai, offer rides across the Washington Avenue Bridge on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Student campaign strategies shift ahead of midterms

October 31, 2018

As November’s midterm elections approach, University of Minnesota student leaders are shifting away from candidate-driven campaign strategies.  Political mobilization around campus before August’s...

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.

Governor candidates comment on top University issues

October 29, 2018

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association recently released a survey to prepare its members for the upcoming midterm elections, garnering responses from state and federal candidates regarding higher...

From top left, Eva Dwyer, Peter Akal and Kaily Robinson. From bottom left, Joshua Mason, Maggie Madsen and Nathan Alemu.

Students across UMN look toward midterm elections

October 22, 2018

The Minnesota Daily spoke with University of Minnesota students ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Students discussed what issues matter to them and voting on campus.  Freshman Kylee Moberg,...

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan spoke to students and staff at the Vote Concert on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Coffman Great Hall. Flanagan, a University alumni, noted that she is still paying off loans.

DFL candidates come to campus, promote student voting

October 20, 2018

With around two weeks until the general midterm elections, DFL candidates gathered on the University of Minnesota campus Thursday evening to emphasize the importance of the student vote. The University...

Robert Stein, a University of Minnesota Law School professor speaks with Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Northrop Auditorium on East bank.

Chief Justice Roberts visits University, speaks on changing Supreme Court

October 17, 2018

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts spoke to a crowd of nearly 3,000 Tuesday at Northrop Auditorium as part of a University of Minnesota Law School lecture series.  Roberts spoke about...

The Downtown Minneapolis Early Vote Center is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The center opened for the 2018 general election on Friday, Sept. 21, and will be open until Nov. 5, the day before Minnesota votes.

High early voting numbers in campus area may suggest student voting boost, experts say

October 11, 2018

Early voting began Sept. 21 for the general election at a downtown Minneapolis location, where city data shows areas around the University of Minnesota campus netting high turnout rates. Although experts...

Campaigners for Raymond Dehn, senior Sonia Neculescu and sophomore Aisha Chughtai, offer rides across the Washington Avenue Bridge on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Campus campaign strategies shift ahead of midterms

October 10, 2018

As November’s midterm elections approach, University of Minnesota student leaders are shifting away from candidate-driven campaign strategies.  Political mobilization around campus before August’s...

Joseph Patiño, candidate for the Minnesota House Representative District 60B, poses for a portrait near his home in Como on Thursday, Sept. 27. Patiño studied Business Marketing at the University of Minnesota. 

Republican House 60B candidate emphasizes Greek life on campus

October 1, 2018

House 60B candidate Joe Patiño says he wants to reach out to one group he feels has been especially overlooked in the area: the University of Minnesota’s Greek community. Student issues like tuition...

Abdul Omari and Thomas Anderson speak during the University's Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Sep. 14 at the McNamara Alumni Center.

University Board of Regents seeks to broaden criteria for members

September 24, 2018

The impending selection process of four members of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents began last week with the Regent Candidate Advisory Council(RCAC), a citizen group who are filtering regent...

A speaker addresses a crowd of about 100 at the early voting rally on Sept. 21.

Sen. Tina Smith leads campus rally to promote early voting

September 22, 2018

Led by Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., a lineup of female speakers hit the stage at a rally of around 100 Friday at Northrop Plaza to celebrate the start of early voting for the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Smith...

Students walk past the Hennepin County Commissioner's Office in Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The office, which resources like license plate registration, is open one day per week.

Hennepin County Commissioner candidates campaign for student interests

September 19, 2018

Along with a number of high-profile races on November’s ballot, the Hennepin County Commissioner’s race could have a direct impact on campus life. The commissioner's office on campus, which sits in...

The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2013.

University’s biennial budget request less than previous ask

September 17, 2018

The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents discussed a “modest” biennial budget proposal Thursday following a partial state allotment of the school’s request two years ago.     The...

Mohammed Noor speaks during a forum for candidates for the 60B Senate seat formerly held by Ilhan Omar on Monday, July 16 at Cowles Auditorium.

Noor looks to up student engagement before November election

September 6, 2018

Mohamud Noor spent the first day of class at the University of Minnesota engaging with students at Coffman Memorial Union.  The House 60B candidate said it was important for him to be on campus for...

Regent Darrin Rosha speaks during a meeting on June 8, 2017.

University’s strategic plan may prove beneficial in upcoming legislative session

September 3, 2018

University of Minnesota officials are set to release the first system-wide strategic plan for the school, which could positively affect state funding at the next legislative session, regents and lawmakers...

Two children walk past police cars parked outside Riverside Plaza on Monday, March 19.

Cedar-Riverside residents concerned about delayed police response times

May 2, 2018

Delayed police response times on West Bank have led community members and business owners to advocate for change. Members of the Cedar-Riverside community have expressed understanding for Minneapolis Police...

A section of I-94 passes between the Cedar-Riverside and Seward neighborhoods in Minneapolis as seen on May 1, 2018.

Seward and West Bank neighborhoods look to reconnect with new I-94 crossings

May 2, 2018

A community development nonprofit hopes to better connect the Seward and West Bank neighborhoods by reconstructing crossings that span Interstate 94. Seward Redesign is working to rebuild five crossings...

Nice Ride bikes stand by for commuters outside of Keller Hall on July 7, 2017.

City of Minneapolis looks to implement dockless bike sharing

April 25, 2018

A new system of bike sharing could allow Minneapolis residents to use shared bicycles without dropping them off at sparsely located designated docks. The City of Minneapolis will likely implement a dockless...

2020 roadmap lets Minneapolis readjust neighborhood oversight

April 20, 2018

With revenue sources for Minneapolis neighborhood organizations shifting in 2021, the City is asking for the organizations' input on how the funding should be allocated over the next decade . Currently,...

Mayor Jacob Frey speaks during a public safety community forum at Sabathani Community Center on Tuesday, April 10.

Community members mourn loss of local activist Tyrone Williams at Minneapolis public safety forum

April 11, 2018

Shouts filled a gymnasium at the Sabathani Community Center on Tuesday as activists voiced concerns at a public safety community forum hosted by Mayor Jacob Frey and members of the Minneapolis City Council.  The...

Hideaway's Dinkytown location, one of multiple shops in the area that sells tobacco products, as seen on March 29. By early fall, Minneapolis residents under the age of 21 may no longer be able to purchase tobacco products according to the City Council's newly proposed

Minneapolis City Council unveils ‘Tobacco 21’ proposal

April 2, 2018

By early fall, Minneapolis residents under the age of 21 may be barred from purchasing tobacco products. The Minneapolis City Council introduced its “Tobacco 21” ordinance at its March 23 meeting....

Law School professor Christopher J. Roberts speaks to the audience at the Town Hall on Gun Violence hosted by the University's Human Rights Program on Monday, March 26 in Walter F. Mondale Hall. The program held the event to create conversations on campus about gun violence.

UMN hosts gun violence town hall

March 27, 2018

Following the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. and affiliate marches on Saturday, the University of Minnesota joined the nationwide discussion on gun violence by hosting a town hall meeting.  The...

Two children walk past police cars parked outside Riverside Plaza on Monday, March 19. Residents of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood want to see more East African officers policing their community.

Cedar-Riverside residents call for greater representation in Minneapolis Police Department

March 20, 2018

Cedar-Riverside residents and city officials are calling for greater diversity in the Minneapolis Police Department.  Neighborhood residents argue that having more East African officers on the force...

Pedestrians pass by Stadium Village Flats on March 5. Recently, the Minneapolis Police Department has responded to many incidents of non-resident juveniles entering campus apartments and using their amenities.

Loiterers cause headache for local businesses, residents

March 8, 2018

Dining and dashing at Applebee's. Getting kicked out of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. Using amenities at various student apartments. The Minneapolis Police Department has noticed a trend of juveniles...

A University of Minnesota student was reportedly robbed on Sunday at the corner of 15th Avenue Southeast and University Avenue Southeast near D.P. Dough.The student was approached by a suspect around 12:30 a.m. who took her mobile phone.

University student robbed near D.P. Dough early Sunday morning

March 6, 2018

A number of robberies occurred near campus over the past week, while an on-campus auto theft interrupted otherwise quiet campus activities. A University of Minnesota student was reportedly robbed on Sunday...

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro speaks in the Northstar Ballroom of the St. Paul Student Center on Monday, Feb. 26. The speech drew a crowd of dozens of protestors in opposition to Shapiro's presence on campus.

Ben Shapiro addresses venue controversy, free speech in campus visit

February 27, 2018

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke to a packed ballroom of nearly 400 students on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus on Monday. During his speech at the North Star Ballroom, Shapiro...

Protesters march in the streets around the St.Paul Student Center in opposition to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro's appearance on campus out on Monday, Feb. 26.

Protesters take to St. Paul campus to voice disapproval of Ben Shapiro

February 27, 2018

Around two dozen protesters gathered on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus Monday night to voice disapproval of conservative speaker Ben Shapiro. “This issue is so much bigger than Ben Shapiro...

A biker passes by Blarney Pub & Grill on Sept. 30, 2015.

Three men arrested after fight with golf clubs outside Blarney’s Pub

February 22, 2018

While the Minneapolis Police Department responded to multiple thefts and robberies in neighborhoods around the University in the past week, the University of Minnesota Police Department noticed more crime...

A Campus Connector waits for pedestrians to cross the busy Pleasant Street crosswalk between Walter Library and Appleby Hall on Friday, Dec. 1.

University of Minnesota ranks low in national report on campus safety

February 16, 2018

The University of Minnesota recently ranked in the bottom half of a report on America’s safest college campuses.  The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked the University 199th in...

A police car parked outside of the Recreation and Wellness Center late Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

Crime rates surge near UMN campus

February 15, 2018

A spike in robberies and relatively infrequent incidents of violent crime have occurred near the University of Minnesota recently.  These numbers are forcing the University of Minnesota Police Department...

A view outside the Graduate Hotel Monday morning.

SAFE-U alert system gets updates after Graduate Hotel standoff

February 8, 2018

Around 5:45 a.m. on Jan. 29, students, their parents and faculty members at the University of Minnesota were alerted of an incident at the Graduate Hotel.   The incident turned into a 38-hour standoff...

A University student was robbed at gunpoint at around 10 p.m. on Sunday. The crime occurred on the 600 block of 13th Avenue Southeast near Target Express in Dinkytown.

University student robbed at gunpoint near Target Express

February 6, 2018

Three University of Minnesota students had their vehicles stolen in the past week, contributing to a spike in thefts on and around campus. The Minneapolis Police Department were called to the following...

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers at its Stadium Village location on Sunday, Jan. 28. The owner of the location is opening a second store in Dinkytown, with plans to be open for late nights on Fridays and Saturdays until 3 a.m.

Raising Cane’s plans Dinkytown expansion

January 29, 2018

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is set for a Dinkytown expansion.  The franchise will take over the former spot of ProCuts at 302 15th Ave SE — next to D.P. Dough — barring the approval of final...

The University of Minnesota police department is looking to hire students to help fill gaps in security staffing for Super Bowl events on campus.

Security, staffing and student involvement surge for NFL Honors event

January 25, 2018

Super Bowl LII’s proximity to the University of Minnesota has warranted extra security measures for campus events like the NFL Honors event and red carpet show.  University staffing at NFL Honors...

Two University students were robbed at gunpoint on Monday at 11:17 a.m. on 11th Avenue Southeast near Marcy Park, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.

University students robbed at gunpoint in Marcy-Holmes

January 23, 2018

Multiple robberies and thefts were reported near the University of Minnesota last week as on-campus crime remained relatively quiet.  Two University students were robbed at gunpoint on Monday at 11:17...

UMN professor charged with buying guns illegally reaches agreement to have charges lifted

January 23, 2018

A University of Minnesota professor charged in August with purchasing 14 firearms illegally has reached an agreement to have his charges lifted. Massoud Amin, Director of the University’s Technological...

The exterior of the University of Minnesota Transportation and Safety Building as seen on November 26, 2017.

Events and engagement add to UMPD’s spring schedule

January 18, 2018

Large-scale events and increased engagement will add to the University of Minnesota Police Department’s usual responsibilities this semester.  The UMPD will have an increased presence to monitor...

U students, faculty help clear the air

March 21, 2016

Chewing gum and a friendly face could be what it takes to get students to curb their smoking habit — at least that’s the hope for Share the Air Ambassadors.     At the end of February,...

Spring break means lines at MSP

March 10, 2016

Long lines at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will stall passengers during the busy spring travel season.     A short staff and a surge in passengers prompted airport officials...

University greek life talks feminism and gender roles

March 3, 2016

Greek life’s strong systemic adherence to traditional gender roles can make feminism a difficult topic to approach, some University of Minnesota greek students said.     At a Wednesday...

Following national trends, University draws Minn. natives

February 25, 2016

First-year student Teri Holman rolled up her sleeves to reveal a small black pine tree tattoo on her forearm, flanked in ink with “Made in Minnesota.”     Many students like Holman,...

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life names interim leader

February 22, 2016

The University of Minnesota’s greek life office is under new leadership.     In a recent shift in the University’s greek life administration, former student activities employee Anna...

Designation extended to U for fed. grants

February 18, 2016

Increasing numbers of under-resourced Asian-American and Pacific Islander students earned the University of Minnesota a designation last week from the U.S. Department of Education that could give some...

Campus greek life continues inclusion efforts

February 17, 2016

Because many participants in University of Minnesota greek life undergo a formal recruitment process and pay expensive membership dues, some believe it to be an exclusive community.     But members...

Sororities vie for permanent campus home

February 9, 2016

While the reintroduction of two sorority chapters will help expand the University of Minnesota’s Panhellenic presence on campus, housing issues could complicate the growth.     Chi Omega...

Construction Management leaders, left to right, Jackie Larson, Jeremiah Cunningham, and Tansey Cregan look at a subdivision layout of 441 homes that will be built in Frederick County, Maryland on Monday. The trio recently competed in the National Association of Housebuilders' annual home building event and won rookie of the year award.

Construction management students test their craft

February 2, 2016

A group of University of Minnesota construction management students built upon their education by putting their skills to use outside of the classroom.      Members of the University of...

Small fire shuts down Green Line Wednesday

January 28, 2016

A small fire broke out early Tuesday morning on the Washington Avenue Bridge, interrupting travel for Green Line trains, pedestrians and buses, Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla said.     A...

Student gov’t bill to define TCF rental policies

January 28, 2016

When the University of Minnesota provided free use of TCF Bank Stadium for an MLB-sponsored concert in 2014, the school lost at least $128,000 in potential revenue.     On Tuesday, the Professional...

Teaching tolerance through fashion

January 27, 2016

Sophomore Naima Ahmed’s  eyes shone as she scrolled through an Instagram feed of Muslim women wearing intricately draped hijabs and colorful layers of cloth.     Social media presence...

Industry drives research careers

January 25, 2016

It’s in laboratories — not classrooms — that University of Minnesota students often determine whether they want to pursue research as a career.     “I thought it would...