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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

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University student shot outside Centennial Hall

Published January 27, 2010

A University of Minnesota student was shot outside Centennial Hall late Monday night following a string of crimes police believe to be connected. The victim, 19-year-old Timothy Schumacher, is a first-year...

Johnson under scrutiny over campaign funds

Published January 27, 2010

Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson is awaiting judgment after an administrative hearing Tuesday evaluated accusations that she misused campaign funds. Retired Minneapolis teacher Warren...

Police officers stand in front of Centennial Hall Tuesday morning where the shooting occurred.

University student shot outside of Centennial Hall

Published January 26, 2010

A University of Minnesota student was shot outside of Centennial Hall late Monday night. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Hennepin County Medical Center. The shooting was one...

City council member faces campaign fund hearing

Published January 25, 2010

Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson will face an administrative hearing Tuesday in relation to allegations of inappropriate use of campaign funds. Minneapolis resident Warren Kaari filed...

Chemical spill causes Shepherd laboratories evacuation

Published January 20, 2010

An acid spill in the University of Minnesota Shepherd laboratories on Union Street SE caused emergency responders to close a floor of the building last night. Approximately two liters of hydrochloric acid...

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION : According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, heroin use has increased significantly over the past decade.

Heroin use on the rise, but not for students

Published January 20, 2010

An increase in heroin use in parts of the metropolitan area this decade has police and public health officials on the offensive, but college students have seemingly remained apart from the trend. Rates...

A rendering of the completed Campus Crossroads.

City Council reviews East Bank development

Published January 17, 2010

The Minneapolis City Council is reviewing a revised proposal for the Campus Crossroads development on the East Bank, following extensive delays in the construction of the apartment and retail venture by...

City settles with University student

Published January 17, 2010

The Minneapolis City Council approved a settlement Friday in favor of University of Minnesota student Augustin Ganley, who alleged abuses by city police at a protest in 2007. Police arrested Ganley Aug....

U plans to buy property for Rochester campus

Published December 7, 2009

The University of Minnesota-Rochester is set to purchase additional property for the three-year-old campus and may be ready to release the location of the expansion by Jan. 1. University administrators...

Anti-war protesters march in Minneapolis, arrests made

Anti-war protesters march in Minneapolis, arrests made

Published December 3, 2009

Less than 24 hours after President Barack ObamaâÄôs decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, the backlash had already begun. A group of over 100 anti-war demonstrators marched through...

Metropolitan Council and U still in conflict over LRT

Published December 3, 2009

University of Minnesota and Metropolitan Council representatives met with a group of public officials Thursday at the state Capitol to provide an update on Central Corridor Light Rail negotiations. The...

Student activist indicted, released

Published December 1, 2009

Against FBI recommendations, a federal judge in Iowa ordered the release of indicted University of Minnesota graduate student Scott Demuth on Monday. The indictment came Nov. 18 after a grand jury in Davenport,...

U student held in Iowa on conspiracy charges

Published November 24, 2009

Two Minnesota activists are being held in Iowa in relation to the vandalism of a research lab at the University of Iowa in 2004. Scott DeMuth, a University of Minnesota sociology graduate student, and...

Car break-ins still plague campus

Published November 17, 2009

Car break-ins have decreased slightly since last year, according to Minneapolis police, but to first-year student Chelsey Simon, whose car was broken into last week, thatâÄôs hardly consolation....

Gophers football player under investigation

Published November 16, 2009

Another Gophers football player is a suspect in a crime near campus. Gophers freshman linebacker Sam Maresh is accused of assaulting University of Minnesota student Theodore Randall on the morning of Nov....

Police increase house party documentation

Published November 15, 2009

In an effort to streamline enforcement of the Minneapolis âÄúnoisy assemblyâÄù ordinance and improve monitoring of chronic house parties, police have been instructed to revamp the documentation...

Rep. Betty McCollum speaks to a freshman seminar about a bill she is sponsoring to combat world hunger Thursday on the St. Paul campus.

Rep. Betty McCollum speaks to class on St. Paul Campus

Published November 12, 2009

Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., spoke to a University of Minnesota class Thursday about world hunger, including a bill she introduced that would overhaul foreign agricultural aid and research. McCollum attended...

SDS members could face discipline from U

Published November 4, 2009

The University of Minnesota will discipline members of Students for a Democratic Society following a demonstration at freshman Convocation in September. The University Office of Student Conduct and Academic...

New voting system runs smoothly on Election Day

Published November 3, 2009

The implementation of an instant-runoff voting system in Minneapolis had little effect on the municipal elections. Voter turnout was âÄúlight-to-typical,âÄù interim Minneapolis Elections...

Minnesota ranks number one in civic engagement

Published November 2, 2009

Minnesota is the most civically-engaged state in the country, performing better than the national average in nine key civic factors, according to an Augsburg College analysis. Minnesota Secretary of State...

St. Paul to ban BASE jumpers

Published October 29, 2009

There is currently no law against jumping off a building with a parachute in St. Paul. That might end soon however, depending on the outcome of a proposed ordinance that is making its way through the St....

Minneapolis offers business help

Published October 27, 2009

A pilot outreach program from the city of Minneapolis meant to expand commerce and spread awareness about existing tools the city offers to entrepreneurs began last week and will continue through the end...

University continues push for four-year graduation

Published October 20, 2009

The University of Minnesota administration has stressed four-year graduation for nearly two decades to help students keep pace with their peers and to help reduce the economic burden on the University....

Transgender Commission fights for better restroom access

Published October 14, 2009

Many students take the ability to use the bathroom for granted, but for some it is a daily battle. The University of Minnesota Transgender Commission is attempting to raise awareness about restroom access...

University receives high scores in sustainability

Published October 7, 2009

The University of Minnesota received an "A-" on the College Sustainability Report Card 2010. The nonprofit Sustainable Endowments Institute, a project of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors cited improvements...

DFL fields no candidate in Ward 2 race

Published September 28, 2009

The lack of a DFL candidate on the Minneapolis City Council Ward 2 ballot is a rare occurrence in Minneapolis politics, but it might have less of an effect than expected for this yearâÄôs two candidates....

Mike Griffin is the regional field director of the new student group Students Organizing for America.

Political student groups speak about newcomer

Published September 28, 2009

Political student groups thrive at the University of Minnesota, but Students Organizing For America will be a new addition that is already drawing as much criticism as praise from groups across the political...

Laid off clerical worker fights back

Published September 27, 2009

Students know Nancy Wiswell as the smiling face of the University of Minnesota School of Music , but the 39-year veteran clerical worker may not be there to raise spirits for much longer. The School of...

Non-profit provides funding, performs travel research on campus

Published September 14, 2009

There are some major improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians in the works at the University of Minnesota, as well as a wealth of data being collected on these groups. Transit for Livable Communities...