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Conduct office is busy with jump in plagiarism reports

May 3, 2012

  At the end of every semester, Jessica Kuecker Grotjohn works hard to keep up with the reports of plagiarism to the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity. Plagiarism reports increase significantly...

Student groups fund food with student fees

May 2, 2012

Every year, the Student Services Fees Committee spends months deciding how to distribute millions of dollars to student groups. A portion of that funding goes to the food for each group, and that number...

GAPSA leadership roles remain open

April 26, 2012

  The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly met Wednesday for the last meeting of the school year to prepare for its work in the summer and next year. All elections for executive board members...

Task force proposes changes to fees process for next year

April 25, 2012

During the Minnesota Student Association’s final meeting of the year, David Kraft and Kyle Kroll presented the results of the Student Services Fees Review Task Force formed in October. A task force...

Speaker of the forum Drew Horwood collects ballots for next year’s speaker Tuesday at Coffman Union. The Minnesota Student Association held its final meeting of the school year Tuesday, which included elections for several key leadership positions at MSA.

MSA fills 2012-2013 positions, approves summer budget

April 25, 2012

The Minnesota Student Association met for the last forum of the year Tuesday to fill positions for next year and take care of final business. Sophie Wallerstedt became the next speaker of the forum in...

COGS elects new president, leaders

April 19, 2012

The Council of Graduate Students selected its future leaders at its final meeting of the year Wednesday. Aaron Beek beat Scott Petty, who was absent from the meeting, with a 21-4 vote in the election for...

Student groups appeal to Rinehart for funding

April 19, 2012

  Student groups and administrative units not recommended the full amount of funding requested from the Student Services Fees Committee had one final chance to make their case Thursday. At a public...

Undergraduate student body president Lizzy Shay, a finance junior, writes out checks Monday afternoon in her Coffman Memorial Union office. Shay has been president for the 2011-12 academic year and will step down June 30.

Shay looks back on MSA presidency

April 17, 2012

  Lizzy Shay, president of the Minnesota Student Association, toiled in the group’s empty and humid Coffman Union office Sunday afternoon. With only a few weeks left before the end of the year,...

MSA doles out $18k in funding

April 11, 2012

  During their penultimate forum of the year Tuesday, the Minnesota Student Association fulfilled a slew of funding requests due to the organization’s large amount of leftover funding. Speaker...

MSA gives student grant for mental health website

April 10, 2012

  When Adam Moen began his college career at the University of Minnesota, he felt lost and supplemented his “lack of purpose” with drugs and alcohol. The senior finance major thought it...

Voting for MSA, GAPSA ends at 8 p.m.

April 4, 2012

After two days of voting, undergraduate students will have until 8 p.m. Wednesday to cast their votes for next year’s president and vice president of the Minnesota Student Association. Graduate and...

Body recovered from the Mississippi River

April 3, 2012

The body of a deceased male was recovered from the Mississippi River at the Ford Dam in St. Paul at approximately noon today. The man was in his 20s. According to a press release from the Hennepin County...

University nursing dean cited for reprisal

April 3, 2012

University of Minnesota Nursing Dean Connie Delaney faces a state human rights finding of discrimination and retaliation for firing an employee who filed an internal workplace complaint, the Star Tribune...

Celebration of Kentucky win turns dangerous

April 3, 2012

Authorities reported that one man was wounded by gunfire early Tuesday in Lexington, numerous small fires were set and dozens were arrested as thousands celebrated Kentucky's win over Kansas to claim...

Sole GAPSA candidate holds forum

April 2, 2012

Graduate and professional students gathered to meet Brittany Edwards, the sole presidential candidate for the University of Minnesota Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, in an open forum Thursday...

VIDEO: GAPSA candidate forum

March 29, 2012

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Sole GAPSA president candidate addresses students at open forum

March 29, 2012

Graduate and professional students gathered to meet Brittany Edwards, the sole presidential candidate for the University of Minnesota Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, in an open forum Thursday...

In quest for fees funding, groups appeal SSFC final recommendations

March 29, 2012

University of Minnesota groups and administrative units had a week to decide whether or not to appeal the Student Services Fees Committee’s final recommendations. Appeals were due by 4:30 p.m. on...

MSA presidential and vice presidential candidates debate Tuesday evening at The Whole. Voting will take place between April 2 and April 4.

MSA hopefuls square off in debate

March 28, 2012

   Four undergraduate student government leader hopefuls met for a debate Wednesday evening — less than a week before elections start — to prove why they would be the best choice...

Video: MSA candidates square off

March 27, 2012

Watch live streaming video from mndaily at livestream.com     The Minnesota Student Association candidates for next year’s president and vice president positions are gearing up for a debate...

SSFC releases final funding levels for admin units

March 26, 2012

The University of Minnesota Student Services Fees Committee released its final recommendations for administrative units last week, with little deviation from the initial recommendations. Administrative...

GAPSA approves budget, new exec VP

March 22, 2012

The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly approved its budget for next year and elected a new executive vice president at Wednesday night’s meeting. After receiving the Student Services Fees...

COGS, GAPSA leaders criticized for pro-union letters

March 22, 2012

Graduate student government at the University of Minnesota saw backlash this week after sending open letters endorsing the union effort that were signed by leadership in the organizations. Both letters...

Student government candidates to take part in a voting awareness campaign

March 22, 2012

The five candidates running for student government leadership positions will take part in the All Campus Elections Commission Voting Awareness Campaign Friday. The event will help promote the upcoming...

Political science sophomore Colter Heirigs and animal science junior Angela Ugorets are running for president and vice president of MSA.

Candidates announced for upcoming MSA, GAPSA elections

March 21, 2012

  The All Campus Elections Commission formally approved the five candidates running for leadership positions in the undergraduate and graduate student governments at the University of Minnesota. Two...

MSA vote adds to list of U groups who oppose the marriage amendment

March 7, 2012

Opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in the state is spreading on the University of Minnesota campuses as students voice their disagreement. Minnesotans will...

Two will vie for MSA presidency; GAPSA job uncontested

March 6, 2012

  Candidates looking to become the next student government leaders are gearing up for the campus-wide election in April. Filings for positions closed at 4:30 p.m. Friday and, over the next few weeks,...

With MSA vote, support grows on campus for collegiate housing act

March 1, 2012

  Support for a bill in Congress that might encourage donations to student housing, especially fraternity and sorority houses, has been gaining support around campus. The Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure...

Nicole Conti, a first year graduate student in the art history department, explains her qualifications for the GAPSA position of Vice President of Student Affairs.  Nicole Conti was elected during GAPSA's Wednesday night meeting.

Former GAPSA president resigned after letter from board members

February 29, 2012

The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly held its first meeting of spring semester last week and discussed restructuring. Since January, several members of GAPSA’s executive committee have...

Students report 29 thefts, burglaries in U dorms since fall

February 28, 2012

Living in close quarters in a University of Minnesota residence hall or apartment with a large number people means many students experience theft and even burglary — which involves trespassing. University...

First GAPSA meeting of the semester is tonight

February 22, 2012

The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly will hold its first meeting of spring semester tonight and address recent changes to its executive board. Since January, several members of the executive...

Admin units hear inital fees recommendations

February 21, 2012

The Student Services Fees Committee released its recommendations on Monday for administrative units, and two of the six organizations requesting student fees learned they wouldn’t be granted their...

Most student groups not fully funded

February 20, 2012

   The Student Services Fees Committee released their initial recommendations for student group funding last week. While most groups were recommended some kind of funding, a majority of them...

Students from the Black Student Union hang out Monday afternoon in their group's designated space on the second floor of Coffman. Multicultural groups on the second floor are concerned about losing their

One year later, student groups still against 2nd floor redesign

February 16, 2012

An advisory committee presented preliminary plans for Coffman Union’s second floor —home to several student communities at the University of Minnesota — Wednesday night. The presentation...

Jimmy John’s workers go to trial

February 14, 2012

Two Jimmy John’s franchise owners were brought before the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday morning over allegations that they fired employees last year because of their role in organizing...

Santorum gains momentum in GOP race

February 14, 2012

Opinion polls show Republican candidate Rick Santorum now holds momentum over front-runner Mitt Romney.  According to ABC News, Santorum moved 2 percentage points ahead of Romney in a national poll...

Outgoing GAPSA president Abou Amara announced Saturday he would resign from his position effective Friday.

President and VPs of GAPSA resign, 2 spots filled temporarily

February 13, 2012

  President Abou Amara and two other executive board members of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly are stepping down, they announced Saturday. Amara and Matt Little, public affairs vice...

New hybrid language classes frustrate instructors, students

February 9, 2012

   After a move to include more online components in language classes, students and instructors in the Spanish department said the new model creates more work for both groups. For the past six...

MSA to lobby against voter ID, for bonding bill

February 8, 2012

The Minnesota Student Association approved a legislative platform for their student lobbying organization during forum Tuesday. The Minnesota Student Legislative Coalition covers all five University of...

Komen official quits after funding controversy

February 7, 2012

According to a letter obtained by The Associated Press, a high-ranking official resigned Tuesday from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity after controversy over whether the group should...

Republican presidential race comes to Minnesota

February 7, 2012

Minnesota Republicans have the chance to select their presidential candidate when the party will caucus across the state Tuesday. This year, Minnesota will be a bigger focus because the Republican presidential...

Some courses pilot eTexts in effort to cut book costs

February 1, 2012

This semester, more than 700 students in nine courses at the University of Minnesota are using eTexts as a part of a pilot program to test their practicality. As textbook prices continue to rise, most...

Pennsylvania University student government found guilty of hazing

January 31, 2012

  The undergraduate student government at Pennsylvania University was found to have violated the University's Antihazing and Alcohol and Drug policies according to a recent article from The Daily...

More student groups seek funding from fees

January 30, 2012

The Student Services Fees Committee kicked off the semester-long process of reviewing applications and doling out funding to University of Minnesota student groups and administrative units last week. Fees...

MSA sets up new service initiative: Improve U

January 25, 2012

The Minnesota Student Association announced plans for a new service initiative called âÄúImprove UâÄù during TuesdayâÄôs forum. The project is an MSA-funded grant of $10,000 for...

More course texts offered electronically

January 23, 2012

The University of Minnesota is taking part in a new program to provide course materials in an electronic format that could lead to reduced textbook prices for students in the future. According to the program...

Apple makes a push for education

January 19, 2012

Apple unveiled three new apps Thursday that got the education community buzzing. According to Apple, iBooks 2, iBooks Author and an upgraded iTunes U are designed to make the classroom a more interactive,...

U of M graduate and web developer Zachary Johnson poses for a photo at Common Roots Cafe in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon. Johnson created a code for the SOPA/ PIPA protests that allows people to use it to black out their websites.

Anti-SOPA code goes viral, blacks out websites

January 19, 2012

Thousands of websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two potential anti-piracy legislations using a code created by a University of Minnesota alumnus, Zachary Johnson. The code turns user's cursors...

Focus groups to begin to improve Boynton health care

January 18, 2012

Graduate student organizations will hold focus groups beginning Thursday with the aim of improving health care for graduate students. The focus groups, to be held throughout January, will be targeted at...

GAPSA Board of Regents rep resigns; spot open

December 13, 2011

Following the resignation of its at-large director, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly will end the semester with unfilled positions on the executive board. The at-large director also serves...