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The Minnesota Daily

Jasmine Snow

Jasmine Snow, Senior Staff Reporter

Name: Jasmine Snow
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @JasmineSnow15
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Jasmine Snow is a senior staff reporter with the Minnesota Daily. Jasmine joined the Daily in 2019 as the national headlines reporter and has stayed that way ever since. The second-year University of Minnesota student is studying journalism and American studies. A free-range South Dakotan, Jasmine enjoys the LA Times crossword puzzle, getting more than three hours of sleep and (most) U.S. presidential history.

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Episode 83: Black women trailblazers at UMN

Episode 83: Black women trailblazers at UMN

Published March 26, 2021
In this episode, we learn about historical Black women and their contributions, which helped pave the way for the future at the University of Minnesota.
The University Lutheran Church of Hope on 13th Avenue Southeast on Monday, March 22. The Dinkytown unsheltered neighbors group is helping unsheltered people in the area.

The ‘magic street’ of Dinkytown: Neighbors work to help the unhoused

Published March 26, 2021
Dinkytown residents have ramped up efforts to provide resources to those in the area who need them.
Toshira Garraway speaks at the Demand a Fair Jury Selection protest in downtown Minneapolis on Monday, March 15.

Activists demand fair jury selection in Chauvin trial

Published March 17, 2021
Protesters expressed concerns about jurors who being dismissed while jurors with ties to police were seated.
Protesters march by U.S. Bank Stadium as part of the Justice for George Floyd protest on Monday, March 8. A coalition of activist groups organized the protest for the first scheduled day of Derek Chauvins trial.

After a long summer, UMN student activists persist

Published March 15, 2021
Facing academic challenges and trauma, University students continue to show up as the Derek Chauvin trial kicks off.
Protesters march by Hennepin County Government Center as part of the Justice for George Floyd protest on Monday, March 8. A coalition of activist groups organized the protest for the first scheduled day of Derek Chauvins trial.

‘I wake up early for justice’: Protest kicks off Chauvin trial

Published March 9, 2021
Hundreds of activists gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center Monday during the intended start of jury selection for the Derek Chauvin trial.
Stylist Jared Swanegan trims Tim Krolseks beard in front of the University Lutheran Church of Hope on Saturday, March 6. The church hosted a drop-in event for unhoused people, offering free haircuts, hot meals, jackets and supplies.

Dinkytown organizations offer haircuts and more to unsheltered neighbors

Published March 8, 2021
At the University Lutheran Church of Hope this weekend, those who needed it could drop in for a hot meal, supplies and other resources.
People gather to listen to one of the performers during the Living Celebration of Black History event at George Floyd Square on Saturday, Feb. 27. Around 30 performers sung, spoke, rapped, and danced to express what Black joy feels like to them.

‘It feels human’: George Floyd Square celebrates Black joy with art

Published March 1, 2021
Nearing the end of Black History Month, community members at East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue held space to celebrate life in a gathering with performing artists.
Black Student Union president Samiat Ajibola poses for a portrait in the BSU room at Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, Feb. 24. A junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Ajibola hopes to continue her education with a Masters in Public Health at the U.

By Black students, for Black students: Black Student Union launches scholarship

Published February 26, 2021
The group is depending on donations and hopes to raise $20,000 to be doled out to about 40 Black students.
SECIA Member and Como Cares co-founder Cody Hoerning poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Feb. 23 near Van Cleve Park. Como Cares is a group focused on mental health crisis counseling and connecting the community through events and outreach.

Como Cares could be Southeast Como’s police alternative

Published February 24, 2021
From yard care to crisis intervention, Como Cares hopes to change the narrative of what it means to be there for your neighbor.
A rendering of the 4th Street Apartments, which was approved by the Minneapolis Planning Commission earlier this month.

Seven-story Dinkytown apartment moves forward

Published February 22, 2021
The building will be located at the site of Hideaway and Cosmic Bean Dispensary in the core of Dinkytown.
The Riverside Park sign on a snowy Sunday, Feb. 21. The Minneapolis Park Board voted for $400,000 to go toward youth outreach to help prevent violence. $50,000 will go to youth outreach in Cedar-Riverside.

Minneapolis park board invests excess funds in youth violence prevention

Published February 22, 2021
As part of the Walt Dziedzic Innovation Fund, $50,000 will go toward youth outreach in Cedar-Riverside.
The Cedar-River People’s Center Clinics and Services stands vacant in Cedar Riverside on Thursday, Feb. 11. The Peoples Center has been offering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors.

Vaccine rollout begins for UMN-area senior citizens

Published February 12, 2021
In Southeast Minneapolis neighborhoods, community organizations have helped senior citizens get inoculated against COVID-19.
A residential street is wet by an afternoon rain shower in the Como neighborhood on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

SECIA reimagines structure after Neighborhoods 2020

Published February 11, 2021
The neighborhood organization in Southeast Como is looking to ramp up engagement efforts in the coming months.
A trash bin adorned with the silhouette of Minneapolis is half buried in snow in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The neighborhood provides housing for a significant number of University students.

Local businesses, neighborhood organizations begin applying for UMN’s Good Neighbor Fund

Published February 3, 2021
The Good Neighbor fund is looking to award $45,000 between several recipients.
Al Milgrom, 2015

‘The spirit of Dinkytown’: Dinkytown remembers legendary filmmaker Al Milgrom

Published January 22, 2021
Longtime residents remember Milgrom’s contributions to the history and culture of the area.
Screenshot of a presentation from Erin Sikkink, public health specialist at the Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention, to Prospect Park neighbors on Wednesday, Jan. 13th.

Prospect Park Association explores public safety alternatives in neighborhood workshop

Published January 21, 2021
The “Who Keeps Us Safe?” series includes input from local activists and city officials.
Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson and administrative assistant Abdi Mohamed discussed safety concerns with local Muslim leaders at Seward neighborhood’s Tawfiq Islamic Center on Tuesday.

[Photo] Local mosques consider lockdown over inauguration violence fears

Published January 19, 2021

Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson and administrative assistant Abdi Mohamed discussed safety concerns with local Muslim leaders at Seward neighborhood’s Tawfiq Islamic Center on Tuesday.

A small group of protesters gather in front of the Minnesota Capitol during the Hold the Line protest on Saturday, Jan. 16. The event was held to protest the presidential election results.

Scant turnout at State Capitol right-wing protests before Inauguration Day

Published January 17, 2021
State Patrol and media outnumbered right-wing protesters during a weekend of demonstrations outside the Capitol building.
Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Armed robbery near Dinkytown Monday night

Published January 12, 2021
A SAFE-U alert reported that the suspect held the victim at gunpoint and took his car.
The McDonalds located on the corner of Fourth Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast is seen on Saturday, Aug. 31. The proposed development would replace Mcdonalds as well as other popular businesses such as Dinkytown Wine and Spirits.

Dinkytown McDonald’s closes after 57 years of business

Published December 14, 2020
Community favorite “Drunk Donald’s” is expected to reopen on the ground floor of the CA Ventures development.
A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Road trips and canvassing: UMN students got creative to make their voices heard

Published December 13, 2020
Some students tried to vote where it would count most, contributing to what is shaping up to be a year of record youth voter turnout.
The University of Minnesotas Native American Medicine Garden stands empty on Friday, Nov. 6.

Native American Medicine Garden caretaker resigns

Published November 23, 2020
The longtime caretaker’s resignation leaves community members with a sense of loss.
A University of Minnesota Police car is parked outside of the Graduate Hotel on East Bank on Thursday, June 21, 2019.

Attempted carjacking reported in Stadium Village Monday morning

Published November 23, 2020
This alert was the second in 8 hours, following an alert about a robbery that happened near Coffman Union around 10:15 p.m.
Robbery reported near Coffman Union Sunday night

Robbery reported near Coffman Union Sunday night

Published November 23, 2020
The incident took place around 10:15 p.m.
A bomb threat was reported at TCF Bank Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

UMPD resolve bomb threat investigation at TCF Bank Stadium

Published November 12, 2020
The building was given the “all clear” later Thursday afternoon.
A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

UMN students push canvassing efforts on Election Day

Published November 3, 2020
University of Minnesota student groups have been working on student turnout efforts for months.
A socially-distanced crowd of students listens intently to an address delivered by U.S. Senator Tina Smith and U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at the Knoll on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Smith, Omar hit campus in last-minute young voter rally

Published November 3, 2020
This year, a broad coalition of students is working to break the University of Minnesota’s 2018 voter turnout record.
Morning light spills over the now shuttered entrance to the Purple Onion Café on Tuesday, Oct. 27.  After 30 years as a campus constant, the café has permanently closed.

UMN mainstay Purple Onion leaves behind complex legacy

Published November 1, 2020
Some patrons remember a late-night hangout, while some employees remember a sense of community eclipsed by management's behavior.
Dawn Fredrich, a School of Nursing clinical assistant professor, called students dirty little rats” and “super weak.

Nursing instructor recorded calling students “little shits” and “dirty little rats”

Published October 23, 2020
Assistant professors teaching a nursing class were captured on video privately insulting students.
A look at UMN employee political donations

A look at UMN employee political donations

Published October 23, 2020
Between congressional and federal races, Democratic candidates receive more donations by a large margin.
Joe and Johannse, long time Purple Onion patrons, enjoy ice cream cones on the patio on Saturday, May 26, 2018. In addition to coffee, the eatery served pizza, sandwiches and ice cream, among other things.

Longtime Dinkytown staple Purple Onion closes doors

Published October 19, 2020
"Ponion," as some lovingly referred to it, announced its closure after nearly 30 years via Facebook.
Sophomore Same Ahmed poses for a portrait on Sunday, Oct. 11 in front of Northrop Auditorium.

Students passionate about interests, underwhelmed by candidates

Published October 16, 2020
Students talked with the Daily about issues that are inspiring them to cast a ballot.
Students, many without masks and not following social distancing guidelines, gather to socialize in the Superblock plaza on Friday, Sep. 25. UMPD and Community Advisors sent the students back into their dorms before the 9 p.m. curfew.

‘It’s a shitshow’: Students and community advisors adjust after Superblock incident

Published October 10, 2020
While the gatherings have largely stopped, there is still a lot of uncertainty in how dorm life is meant to resume during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minneapolis Police drive downtown on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Robbery in Marcy-Holmes Wednesday night, according to SAFE-U alert

Published October 7, 2020
The suspect is described as a male with long dark hair, driving a gray SUV.
From left, Alexandria Alvarez and Alexander Stephenson would typically vote outside the bipartisan system, yet in an election such as this one, and despite problematic statements from Biden, they believe that they are choosing the lesser of two evils. They spoke on this outside their West Bank apartment on Wednesday, Sep. 23.

UMN students seek alternatives or settle in a Biden vs. Trump election

Published September 25, 2020
While Sen. Bernie Sanders swept around the University of Minnesota, some students are settling for the Democratic candidate or casting third-party ballots.
College Republicans President Kirby Gibson poses outside Johnson Hall on Sunday, Sep. 20. Gibson is looking at alternative ways to mobilize and promote campaigns now that safety concerns discourage in-person meetings.

Political student groups gear up for 2020 election

Published September 22, 2020
While the College Republicans and the Collegiate Group for Trump have united in supporting the president’s reelection bid, Democratic groups are split in their support.
Boynton Health’s east bank location COVID-19 testing stations stands empty on Wednesday, Sep. 16. As stated on signs surrounding the tent, patients must schedule an appointment in advance in order to receive a COVID-19 test.

A look at how Big Ten schools are handling reopening

Published September 20, 2020
The fourteen Big Ten schools have faced unique difficulties with reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The George Floyd Memorial stands quiet on Sunday, Sep. 13th. The George Floyd scholarship is being awarded to students who focus on racial and social justice.

Additional consideration given to Black students for universitywide Floyd memorial scholarship

Published September 16, 2020
Frustrated student activists remain wary, citing past administrative action.
Protesters gather outside of the Hennepin County Family Justice Center in response to motions made by the police officers involved in George Floyds murder on Friday, Sep. 11.  The four former officers filed motions to be tried separately.

‘An open wound still’: community members protest dismissal motion

Published September 11, 2020
Judge Peter Cahill started the hearing by saying dismissal motions wouldn't be discussed. Decisions have yet to be made regarding relocation or an anonymous jury.
Pioneer Hall dorms stand empty on Tuesday, Sep. 1, as they will remain for the first two weeks of the fall semester. Upon their eventual move in, students will be expected to follow the Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan, a strategy meant to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

Uncertainty, doubt looms over housing reopening plans

Published September 7, 2020

Despite the anxieties of future student residents, University of Minnesota Housing and Residential Life is set to open its doors to incoming students two weeks after the start of the fall term.  After...

University medical students, medical professionals and community members gather outside Moos Tower for a sit-in demonstration on Wednesday, Aug. 26.  The event, Take His White Coat, called attention to the recent vandalization of the George Floyd memorial by Fourth Year Medical Student Daniel Michelson.

No room for racism in medicine: Students speak out against George Floyd memorial vandalism

Published August 28, 2020

In the wake of national outrage, University of Minnesota medical students held a protest Wednesday after a University medical student defaced the George Floyd memorial.  Hosted by the University chapter...

A University of Minnesota Police car is parked outside of the Graduate Hotel on East Bank on Thursday, June 21, 2019.

Graduate Hotel situation resolved

Published August 13, 2020

Law enforcement have since resolved an incident involving a barricaded suspect at The Graduate Hotel Thursday, according to an all-campus alert.  At 1:42 p.m., UMPD officers responded to a report...

UMN School of Public Health community calls for change, speak out against racism

UMN School of Public Health community calls for change, speak out against racism

Published August 1, 2020

Amid a declaration from Minneapolis elevating racism to a public health emergency, community members within the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health are demanding more from administration. In...

Illustration by Luis Mendoza

During BIPOC Mental Health Month, students hope for more inclusive resources

Published July 31, 2020

When Chaya Gangsei decided she was going to go to college, she knew she would be taking the anxiety that she had battled her whole life with her.  After entering the University of Minnesota, Gangsei,...

 As of July 27, more than $11 million has been distributed to almost 9,300 students.

Second wave of CARES Act funds distributed to students

Published July 29, 2020

As new COVID-19 relief is hashed out in Congress, funds from the first wave of the CARES Act continue to be distributed at the University of Minnesota.  On June 2, the University opened CARES Act...

Robbery attempted with vehicle

Robbery attempted with vehicle

Published July 24, 2020

An attempted robbery happened near Dinkytown Thursday evening, according to an all-campus alert. The incident took place near Pleasant Street Southeast and Arlingston Street Southeast at 5:20 p.m. The...

International students in limbo after ICE ruling reversal

International students in limbo after ICE ruling reversal

Published July 22, 2020

The lives of international students at the University of Minnesota were disrupted this month after guidance was released that would have prevented many of them from staying in the U.S.  On July 6,...

University contends with lack of diversity, racism in residential halls

University contends with lack of diversity, racism in residential halls

Published July 18, 2020

Following patterns of racism and diversity issues in campus residence halls, the University of Minnesota’s Housing and Residential Life has come under scrutiny by students who lived there. Addressed...

Illustration by Sarah Mai

Left out of CARES Act funding, DACA students may face more financial hardship

Published July 17, 2020

University of Minnesota Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients are expecting financial challenges in the upcoming year due to their exclusion from CARES Act funding. Despite alternative University...

Photo by Miranda Edwardson

University under fire for treatment of sacred Indigenous garden, caretaker

Published July 10, 2020

The University of Minnesota has come under fire regarding its treatment of the Native American Medicine Garden and its caretaker.  Hundreds of students, alumni and community members have rallied around...

Illustration by Luis Mendoza

Pioneer Hall to welcome three multicultural Living Learning Communities for fall 2020 semester

Published July 5, 2020

The fall 2020 semester will see three multicultural Living Learning Communities moving to Pioneer Hall. The transfer of Charlotte’s Home for Black Women, Huntley House for African American Men and Tsev...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

UMN moves to test-optional for 2021 application process

Published July 1, 2020

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is going to be test-optional for incoming first-year students for fall 2022, per an email from the University Admissions Office. The 2021 undergraduate application...

The African American and African Studies Department is located inside the Social Sciences building on the University of Minnesota West Bank. 

‘I am tired of being kept on standby’: Black UMN activist group is reborn seeking change

Published June 27, 2020

Fifty years ago, following a series of events catalyzed by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Afro-American Action Committee overtook Morrill Hall and demanded the creation of an African...

Robbery near Radius Apartments Saturday, fourth incident of the week

Robbery near Radius Apartments Saturday, fourth incident of the week

Published June 20, 2020

A robbery occurred early Saturday morning according to an all-campus alert.  The incident occurred near Radius Apartments at 3:50 a.m. The suspect — described as wearing black pants, a white shirt...

Robbery attempt Monday night in Stadium Village

Robbery attempt Monday night in Stadium Village

Published June 16, 2020

An attempted robbery happened Monday night, according to an all-campus alert. The incident took place near University Avenue Southeast and Oak Street Southeast. The suspect — who was implied to have...

Illustration by Sarah Mai

‘Ultimately, the plan is just that — a plan’: A look at reopening plans across the Big Ten

Published June 15, 2020

The University of Minnesota seems to have a middle-of-the-road approach to reopening its doors when compared to other Big Ten schools that have released their own "sunrise" plans.  During the Board...

University of Minnesota medical student Edith Hernandez times out eight minutes and forty-six seconds while leading a moment of silence as first-year medical student Safa Abdulkadir holds an umbrella over them in pouring rain outside of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office on Tuesday, June 2.

Medical students show up for Black lives

Published June 7, 2020

University of Minnesota medical students have donned their white coats and emerged to provide vital frontline assistance in the continued protests in Minneapolis.   Several University medical...

Illustrated by Abby Adamski

Students anxious about health care coverage due to COVID-19 uncertainties

Published June 7, 2020

Many recently graduated students are contending with concerns about healthcare as the economy plunges into a recession.  According to a 2017 Agile Health Insurance survey, 72% of college students...

Soren Stevenson, a University of Minnesota student, was shot in the eye with a rubber bullet by police during a protest against police brutality on Sunday. (Image courtesy of Ryan Stevenson)

Students protesting police misconduct, systemic racism contend with police brutality

Published June 4, 2020

Countless members of law enforcement have perpetrated violence against many University of Minnesota students and community members at protests following the killing of George Floyd, according to several...

Student demonstrators gather outside of Northrup Auditorium on Friday, May 29 to protest the killing of George Floyd and the Minneapolis Police Department. Chalk marks were drawn 6-feet apart to help the crowd with social distancing.

UMN students continue organizing, demonstrating over Floyd killing

Published May 31, 2020

Several hundred University of Minnesota students gathered for an on-campus anti-police rally Friday evening. The demonstration, consistent with the overall message of some hosting groups, was also part...

A burned-out car remains the morning after a second night of protests where dozens of businesses were vandalized near the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct on Thursday, May 28. 

UMN students, community members respond to the Minneapolis riots

Published May 29, 2020

Following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers earlier in the week, dozens of protests occurred around the Twin Cities. What started out as a peaceful march from the scene of Floyd’s...

The West Bank light rail station sits empty after Metro Transit suspended service on Thursday, May 28.

Frey implements curfew, UMN students undeterred

Published May 29, 2020

In light of recent protests, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey released emergency regulations Friday afternoon that included no-travel nighttime curfews this weekend. The emergency regulations stated that from...

Hailee Schievelbein

U.S. Dept. of Higher Ed releases new Title IX regulations during COVID-19 pandemic

Published May 17, 2020

The Department of Education released a controversial set of regulations establishing guidelines for sexual assault and harassment investigations earlier this month. The regulations come after a two-year...

Sarah*, who began using the site SeekingArrangement to help compensate for lost wages after being laid off, poses for a portrait near campus on Monday, May 4.  

Stuck at home and unemployed, some students seek out sugar dating for companionship, financial support

Published May 7, 2020

Sarah* typically uses dating sites like Tinder and Bumble. When she got laid off from her full-time job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she figured she may as well try getting paid to date online. After...

Passersby walk next to Coffman Union on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. 

UMN students sue the University over fee usage

Published May 2, 2020

A group of University of Minnesota students filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Board of Regents on Thursday for using student service fees to provide spaces for certain student groups in...

Life just kind of stopped: a look at the Big Ten COVID-19 response timeline

‘Life just kind of stopped’: a look at the Big Ten COVID-19 response timeline

Published May 1, 2020

The University of Minnesota’s response to COVID-19 disruptions fell in step with most of the thirteen other Big Ten schools across the nation. All Big Ten universities made the official call to initiate...

Illustration by Sarah Mai

University to allow pass/fail after final grades have been submitted

Published April 29, 2020

The deadline for University of Minnesota-Twin Cities students to change grading options has been extended until after grades have been submitted, according to a University-wide email sent Wednesday.  The...

According to the Minnesota Medical Association, 70–80% of people up to the age of 18 have forgone regularly scheduled check-ups and vaccinations since the pandemic began.

New UMN class to offer COVID-19 historical context

Published April 20, 2020

A new May term course aims to put the COVID-19 pandemic response into a global historical context.  “HMED 3940: History Making: Epidemics, Politics and Coronavirus” looks to examine the historical...

Sarah Mai

Enrollment in graduate school could rise after the COVID-19 recession

Published April 16, 2020

University of Minnesota students are reconsidering their graduation plans in the wake of the economic fallout due to COVID-19.  Past recessions have increased interest in higher education among both...

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

UMN announces virtual commencement for Class of 2020

Published April 10, 2020

The Class of 2020 commencement ceremony is officially being moved online, according to an email sent out by University of Minnesota president Joan Gabel. According to the email, the University is currently...

The empty theater of Northrop Auditorium on Tuesday, March 17.

University announces online commencement

Published April 10, 2020

The Class of 2020 commencement ceremony is officially being moved online, according to an email sent out by University of Minnesota president Joan Gabel. According to the email, the University is currently...

Hailee Schievelbein

Pass/fail option worries graduate student hopefuls

Published April 9, 2020

Students eyeing graduate school are worried about how the option to take classes pass/fail will affect their admission chances into postgraduate and pre-professional programs. In an effort to ease the...

UMN doctor, medical devices center create new ventilator to help pandemic response

Published April 8, 2020

When Dr. Steve Richardson was in medical school at the University of Minnesota eight years ago, he was told there would not be enough ventilators in Minnesota to respond to a pandemic.  Now, COVID-19,...

Who benefits from suspension of loan payments and interest?

Who benefits from suspension of loan payments and interest?

Published April 2, 2020

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced his administration would suspend payments to federal student loans and waive accruing interest, but experts say students should take a closer look at...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

CSE group looks to improve diversity, inclusivity in STEM

Published March 28, 2020

Faculty, staff and students within the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering are organizing to support students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM.  Following its first...

Courtesy of Fernando Rodriguez.

New director, new direction for MCAE

Published March 25, 2020

New leadership at the University of Minnesota’s multicultural academic support center is implementing organizational and staffing changes as its new director settles into his position.  Last month,...

Robbery reported on West Bank

Robbery reported on West Bank

Published March 24, 2020

An attempted robbery was reported on campus Monday evening, according to an all-campus alert.  The incident took place near 25th Avenue South and Riverside Avenue South at 5 p.m. The two suspects...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

University demotes student, suspends program after backlash from ‘zombie’ coronavirus skit

Published March 19, 2020

A student-run skit has posed a significant question to the University community: What is offensive when depicting the coronavirus?  In February, a group of students acted out a skit in front of a...

Olivia Cuoco, a first year student at the University of Minnesota, poses for a portrait at the University YMCA, where she works as a childrens’ programs site lead, on Wednesday, March 4. Cuoco’s job is part of the work-study program, without which it would be volunteer only. Cuoco says that she would be unable to remain in the position if the program were discontinued.

Trump budget could cut support, aid for UMN students

Published March 5, 2020

Early last month, the Trump administration released a budget proposal for the next fiscal year which included steep cuts to programs that could impact programs University of Minnesota students use.   The...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

UMN suspends study abroad in South Korea due to coronavirus

Published February 28, 2020

The University of Minnesota has suspended student travel and study abroad programs in South Korea for the spring semester due to COVID-19 concerns, according to a campus-wide email sent Friday. The alert...

From left, Meghan Cahill, Neesha Moore, Jack Kappel pose for portraits on Monday, Feb. 24.

Ahead of Super Tuesday, University students discuss picks for Democratic nomination

Published February 27, 2020

With the Minnesota Democratic presidential primary looming, the Minnesota Daily asked students who they think should get the nomination to be the Democratic presidential candidate. Simone Hendrix Major:...

Panelists John Wright, left, and Abdul Omari discuss the “This Free North” documentary at Northrop Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The event included a documentary premiere and a discussion about black history at the University of Minnesota.

UMN celebrates black history on campus with film, panel

Published February 20, 2020

The University of Minnesota celebrated the 50th anniversary of the African American and African Studies Department with a discussion about Black history on the Twin Cities campus on Tuesday.  Hundreds...

Demonstrators stand the Minneapolis American Indian Center before the march. The event was held to honor missing and murdered Indigenous women and to raise awareness of other issues in the community.

Hundreds march for missing, murdered Indigenous women

Published February 16, 2020

Rita Janelle Papakee was last seen Jan. 16, 2015, but her family refused to let her name be forgotten at a march on Friday alongside hundreds of others.  Janelle Papakee is only one of the thousands...

Illustrated by Abby Adamski

Spaces for historically marginalized students essential to campus life, study says

Published February 10, 2020

On historically white campuses, spaces designated to minority students and their allies helps create a “sense of belonging and connection,” according to a study published last month. The University...

Professor Marcel Castro Sitiriche address the UMN Global Convergence Lab class in Puerto Rico. Courtesy of the Community Resiliency Blog 2020.

UMN students impacted by Puerto Rico earthquakes

Published January 27, 2020

Students from across the University were studying resiliency efforts in Puerto Rico when disaster hit the island earlier this month.  The University’s Global Convergence Lab is a collaborative effort...

Crowds gather on the lawn in front of the Minnesota State Capitol Building on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. The Global Climate Strike is a national movement led by youth organizers in protest of current environmental policies.

The University of Minnesota should do more for the climate, student group says

Published January 27, 2020

A University of Minnesota student group is calling on the school to do more to address climate change. University of Minnesota Climate Strike met with lawmakers and administrators Friday to lay out a...

Jailed UMN international student released, per report

Published January 24, 2020

A former University of Minnesota student who was detained in China for political tweets has since been released, according to a report from the Star Tribune.  Minnesotan congress members, including...

UMN international student detained in China for social media posts

Published January 23, 2020

A University of Minnesota student was detained and sentenced in China for tweeting “unflattering portrayals of a national leader,” according to reporting from Axios. Axios reports that 20-year-old...

Emily Hansen watches a re-election campaign video for President Trump with other students at the end of a meeting put on by The Collegiate Group for Trump in Coffman Union on Tuesday, Jan. 21. 

New UMN student group launches Trump re-election efforts

Published January 23, 2020

Hoping to establish a presence on the University of Minnesota, The Collegiate Group for Trump marked its first semester on campus at a kick-off event Tuesday.  The Collegiate Group for Trump will...

Sarah Mai

Minnesota legal groups struggle with asylum challenges

Published December 12, 2019

Groups that provide legal services to asylum seekers are struggling under new regulations set by the Trump Administration. The administration has taken several steps this year to discourage asylum-seekers...

Sarah Mai

UMN enacts policy on students’ gender identity rights; students weigh in

Published December 12, 2019

A policy on gender identity and expression nearly three years in the making was enacted by the President's Policy Committee last Friday.  The decision comes after 18 months of systemwide University...

Sarah Mai

Amid fears of recession, UMN students split on economy

Published December 8, 2019

As economists speculate on the probability of an impending recession, students feel uncertain about future financial prospects, according to a recent survey. Only 8 percent of University of Minnesota students...

Hailee Schievelbein

Public forum marks student groups’ intent to disarm University police

Published November 27, 2019

A growing movement at the University of Minnesota is calling for campus police to give up their use of “deadly weapons.”  Various groups at the University have been a part of the “Disarm UMPD”...

White Coats for Black Lives members pose for a portrait outside of Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower on Thursday, Nov. 14. WCBL is a medical student group working to overcome racial bias in medicine. 

UMN student group enters fight to combat racism in medicine

Published November 18, 2019

A group of second-year medical students is trying to improve treatment of patients of color in a historically white healthcare system.  The University of Minnesota’s chapter of White Coats for Black...

Illustrated by Jane Borstad.

UMN panel addresses white supremacist myth

Published November 15, 2019

Humanities and cultural studies professors gathered in Heller Hall Wednesday to discuss a white supremacist conspiracy theory and its impact today.  “‘The Great Replacement’: Conspiracy Theories...

Sarah Mai

Headline Roundup: U.S. leaves Paris Agreement, impeachment update and Twitter ban

Published November 14, 2019

The U.S. begins to leave the Paris Climate Agreement  Earlier this month, the United States began its formal exit from the Paris Climate Agreement, a process which will be completed Nov. 4, 2020 —...