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The Minnesota Daily

All content by Jade Lomeli

MSA to push against marriage amendment

Published August 8, 2012

Minnesota’s looming same-sex marriage amendment will be among the biggest issues the Minnesota Student Association  will address when traveling to the University of Iowa this weekend. MSA President...

Van Handels sue Library Bar for over-serving Dinkytown hit-and-run driver

Published July 25, 2012

  The family of Ben Van Handel, who Timothy Bakdash was convicted of murdering, is suing the Library Bar, which served Bakdash the night of the hit-and-run. Bakdash is now in prison for his 40-year...

A costumed Abraham Lincoln and Goldy Gopher pose for photos during Land Grant Sesquicentennial Day on Friday on Northrop Plaza.

Land Grant 150th: a time to learn the U’s history

Published July 25, 2012

During the Civil War, an act geared to expand higher education was signed into federal law. On Friday, a celebration of the 150-year anniversary of the Morrill Act evoked reflections of the University...

U Honors ranked top new program

Published July 18, 2012

The University of Minnesota was nationally recognized for having the best new honors program in a ranking by Public University Press, a new, independently run organization. The group published “A...

Veg Fest makes first-time camups appearance

Published July 18, 2012

Local nonprofit Compassionate Action for Animals welcomed area animal rights advocates and veggie enthusiasts to the University of Minnesota campus July 14 for the first-ever Twin Cities Veg Fest. The...

Minneapolis chief proposes additional 30 firefighters

Published July 14, 2012

Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel said he would like to add 30 firefighters to the department over the next five years, according to the Star Tribune. This week, Fruetel told the City Council Public...

New preschool program opening near campus

Published July 14, 2012

Student parents looking for childcare and child education programs on campus may find lengthy waiting lists, according to a Minnesota Daily report.   The University's Child Development Center...

U honors program earns top ranking

Published July 13, 2012

The University of Minnesota was nationally recognized for having the best new honors program in  a bi-annual ranking by Public University Press. In a publication, “A Review Of Fifty Public University...

Minn. abortion rates at lowest since 1975

Published July 11, 2012

The abortion rate in Minnesota is at its lowest in nearly 40 years, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. University of Minnesota community members on both sides of the abortion debate said...

$5 mugging leads to man’s death

Published July 10, 2012

Harry Lee- Brown, a 50-year old man, died Sunday July 8 after being beaten to death with a baseball bat in Northern Minneapolis. According to the Pioneer Press, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office...

Mustafe Abidd helps a customer with a money transfer Saturday at KAAH Express in Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

Bill would help ease int’l money transfers

Published July 3, 2012

For Aden Hassan, sending $100 a month to his uncle and cousins in Somalia felt like the least he could do. In January, as they were facing a drought-induced famine, most banks were closing accounts with...

DFL City Council members walk down Hennepin Avenue during the Pride Parade on Sunday. The DFL City Council members also hosted a barbecue in Painter Park after the parade.

Twin Cities Pride festival gets political in 40th year

Published June 27, 2012

  For 40 years, fish nets, multi-colored wigs and platform shoes have been staples of the Twin Cities Pride Festival’s unspoken dress code. But this year, the event’s most popular accessory...

Incoming freshman Michael Orvik fills out paperwork with assistance from theOneStop Veterans Services on Monday in the Science Teaching and Student Services Building. Orvik is currently a combat medic in the Army Reserves and wants to pursue a biology or medical degree.

OneStop recognized for veteran services

Published June 20, 2012

Former U.S. Navy electrician Reed Eichele glided through the Western Pacific on a submarine. As an operator for nuclear reactors, he traveled to Singapore and Guam and stood on top of the world at the...

Program provides international work experience

Published June 18, 2012

James Katsev always dreamt of France. From the time he was 11 years old, he studied the language, culture and history of the country, but never thought he’d get the chance to visit. But through a...

Police find elderly man dead near Van Cleve

Published June 18, 2012

Minneapolis police found a man dead in a car near Van Cleve Park on Monday afternoon. Herbert Pick, Jr., 81, was discovered on 15th Avenue Southeast between Como Avenue Southeast and Rollins Avenue shortly...

Biochemistry major Allen Kerandi poses for a photo Friday at the University of Minnesota Law School. Kerandi will be a peer mentor for the Huntley House beginning this fall.

U program to encourage black male success

Published June 6, 2012

In 1969, a group of African-American students occupied Morrill Hall and demanded a Department of African American and African Studies, more University resources and fair treatment on campus. Dr. Horace...

Sociology senior Chelsey Herndon watches her 8-year-old son, Blane, try on a wig and Thor costume and pretend to do battle Friday in the courtyard of the Como Student Community Cooperative. Herndon is a 28-year-old single mom and a Navy veteran finishing her undergraduate degree in the fall of 2012.

Student-parents balance dual roles with dwindling U support

Published May 30, 2012

Chalk-scribbled hopscotch trails fill park sidewalks and children race around playgrounds to tag their friends. This isn’t the way summer evenings look for most of her University of Minnesota classmates,...