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Photo campaign opens up mental health struggles

March 21, 2018

Having struggled with anxiety and depression since middle school, one member of the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota felt compelled to put student faces to mental illness on...

Campus groups make requests for student service fees

February 28, 2018

Last week, administrative groups at the University of Minnesota made their funding requests for the next fiscal year, and the University's 94 student groups also made their requests for operations funding...

Gophers center Reggie Lynch reaches to block a shot during a game against Indiana on Feb. 15, 2017. Lynch was expelled after allegations of sexual misconduct.

With resolution, MSA hopes to redefine athletic suspensions in response to Reggie Lynch case

February 26, 2018

A student government resolution regarding the sexual assault policy for athletes at the University of Minnesota was unanimously passed on Tuesday, pushing for changes in how an athlete’s suspension is...

University of Minnesota hires two out-of-state recruiters

February 15, 2018

After the University of Minnesota voted last year to raise tuition for out-of-state students, two recruiters were hired to bring students from the East Coast and the South to the Midwest. The two recruiters...

Candidates for Professional Student Government President Sonya Ewert, left, Alanna Pawlowski, and Michael Sund chat while posing for portraits in Coffman Memorial Union on Monday.

COGS and PSG see increased interest in elections

February 6, 2018

While past elections saw low candidate interest, the University of Minnesota’s graduate student governments have seen a spike this year in hopeful presidents and vice presidents. Candidates for each...

CFANS grad student hopes for student boards in more UMN schools

February 5, 2018

Graduate students at the University of Minnesota are working towards increased communication with their college’s administration and faculty to more easily address student concerns and community events...

Attendees listen to Ana Mendoza Packham's presentation on the negative impacts of having the Super Bowl in Minneapolis and potential ways to protest it in the Whole Music Club on Sunday, Jan 28.

Super Bowl prompts protests and community concerns

January 31, 2018

With the excitement of this year’s Super Bowl comes concern over its possible negative consequences. While the game’s presence will bring benefits to the Twin Cities area, some experts and protesters...

Former University student government leader runs for office after student service fees scandal

January 29, 2018

A recent University of Minnesota Graduate School alumna and former president of a graduate student group is running for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Brittany Edwards — the former...

UMN students trudged through the snow to get to classes Monday, Jan. 22 with the metro area facing a snow storm that’s expected to result in up to 10 inches.

Minneapolis, UMN campus hit by snowstorm

January 23, 2018

The bulk of heavy snowfall and strong winds swept through Minnesota’s southern cities Monday, including Minneapolis and St. Paul. Students at the University of Minnesota and others in surrounding areas...

UMN post-doc students get new office in Johnston Hall

January 17, 2018

Post-doctoral associates at the University of Minnesota are finally getting an office in Johnston Hall specific to their needs. The new office initiative was introduced early last year and has been in...

SAEPi President Micaela Yarosh and Vice President Tracey Warsett sit for a portrait on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Hillel on University Avenue. Yarosh and Warsett are starting a chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish sorority.

New Jewish sorority joining Greek life spring semester

December 14, 2017

A new Jewish sorority will join the University of Minnesota’s Greek community after winter break. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi has a founding class of 21 women who will launch informal recruitment during the...

Newly-elected president of the Multicultural Greek Council Kevin Dinh, left, and Vice President Rosa Ruiz Mendez pose for a photo in Appleby Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

MGC and NPHC elect new executive board members

December 6, 2017

As of last week, all four University of Minnesota Greek councils have elected new board members to lead for the next year. Most recently, the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council...

The 17th Avenue Residence Hall as seen on Sunday, Dec. 3. According to an email sent Wednesday, $6,000 in damages, excrement smeared on walls, and exit signs being torn down every weekend has been the scene on the fourth floor of the residence hall since September.

Broken exit signs, smeared excrement lead to over $6,000 in repairs, CA email says

December 4, 2017

Some freshmen students at the 17th Avenue Residence Hall at the University of Minnesota have caused over $6,000 of damage on the fourth floor — also called the Greek Unity House — since September,...

PHC President Kaela Juarez speaks to the Minnesota Daily on Friday, Nov. 17.

New PHC president-elect promotes financial transparency program at UMN

November 30, 2017

The Panhellenic Council instated a financial transparency program this fall to make it clear what costs prospective University of Minnesota sorority members would have to pay before joining. Kaela Juarez,...

Urban studies majors find promising career prospects

November 22, 2017

A majority of urban studies majors at the University of Minnesota graduate with a job in their desired field. According to Paula Pentel, University undergraduate advisor for the urban studies program,...

PHC President Kaela Juarez speaks to the Minnesota Daily on Friday, Nov. 17.

Greek councils elect new leadership

November 21, 2017

The University of Minnesota's Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council held their executive board elections on Nov. 12, bringing in a new president, vice president and six other members for each...

Minnesota nonprofits work to amend federal tax bill

November 14, 2017

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits collected almost 200 signatures from nonprofits across the state for a letter sent on Nov. 8 voicing concerns about the recently proposed U.S. House of Representatives...

Ginger Jentzen speaks with supporters during her Election Day party at the Ukrainian Event Center on Nov. 7.

No winner in Ward 3 race Tuesday night

November 8, 2017

Update: Steve Fletcher wins Ward 3 City Council seat No clear winner emerged in the competitive Minneapolis Ward 3 city council race Tuesday night.  Four candidates ran a close race in the ward, which...

President of the MAVNI Advisory Committee Daniel Jung speaks about his personal concerns surrounding the MAVNI process in Heller Hall on Friday, Sept. 22.

Campus troops could see easier citizenship path

November 6, 2017

Thousands of men and women in a special military program, including some University of Minnesota international students and alumni, are now closer to getting their U.S. citizenship through service. Following...

UMN Delta Sigma Theta implements the Delta Academy for community youth

October 29, 2017

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated has opened applications for the Delta Academy for young girls.  The UMN chapter of Delta Sigma Theta will join...

UMN graduate creates poetry-focused podcast

October 25, 2017

Last year, brothers Brendan and Andy Stermer had a vision to get people from all walks of life interested in poetry through a podcast. Now, the brothers have officially launched “Interesting People Reading...

Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity's step team perform their routine for the first annual Minnesota Stampede step show at Ted Mann Concert Hall on Saturday, Oct. 21.

NPHC Step Competition held on Saturday of homecoming week

October 23, 2017

Hundreds filled an auditorium at the University of Minnesota on Saturday to watch six historically African-American Greek organizations perform choreographed routines using stomping, clapping and chanting. Though...

Two Greek council advisors leave University

October 16, 2017

Two advisors in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Minnesota are leaving the school this month after taking job offers at other schools. Ronald Atkinson, who advises the Interfraternity...

Secretary of the Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Yengcha Lee, teaches Social Chair of the Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Zachary Keo, how to make tea at Bruininks Hall on Friday, Oct. 6. This was a tea ceremony event between the Pi Delta Psi Fraternity and the Japanese Student Association.

Spreading cultural awareness through tea

October 9, 2017

Using traditional Japanese tea-making techniques, Pi Delta Psi carried out their mission to spread Asian-American cultural awareness to the University of Minnesota Friday. The multicultural fraternity...

Brooks Jackson, vice president for Health Sciences and dean of the UMN Medical School, discuses long-term goals for health sciences facility upgrades at a Board of Regents meeting on July 8, 2015.

UMN Medical School dean eyed for University of Iowa job

October 9, 2017

University of Minnesota Medical School Dean Brooks Jackson, one of the University's highest profile administrators, is now a finalist for the University of Iowa's position as vice president for medical...

Members of the Student Veterans Association of Minnesota pose for a portrait on Friday, Sept. 29, on East Bank. The group said they struggle to recruit the more than 700 veterans on campus to their group and the Veteran's Resource Center located in Johnston Hall.

UMN student veteran group struggles to attract participation

October 3, 2017

One floor below ground, at the end of a long hallway in Johnson Hall sits a small room, lit up with conversation and laughter every Friday morning at the University of Minnesota. The Student Veteran’s...

Boynton’s east bank clinic closed due to city water main break

September 28, 2017

The University of Minnesota’s Boynton Health clinic on east bank has been closed due to three concurrent city water main breaks, said Greta Bergstrom, City of Minneapolis Communications Director. The...

Erin Shen, Jason Xiao and Holly Parker pet PAWS dog Bailey as Tom Jackson holds his dog Ally outside Phi Sigma Kappa's fundraising event for the Special Olympics on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Eating waffles and petting puppies for a cause

September 26, 2017

The sweet scent of waffles wafted outside the Phi Sigma Kappa house as fluffy dogs soaked up attention from a small crowd.  On Sunday, Phi Sigma Kappa hosted its second annual “Woofles for Special...

Delta Upsilon back from suspension

September 21, 2017

The University of Minnesota Delta Upsilon chapter is back from a four-month long suspension due to sexual assault allegations. The fraternity resumed activities this semester, including fall formal recruitment. The...

Members of the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council dance on Northrop Plaza at the Cultural Greek Meet & Greet on Sept. 7.

Multicultural Greek life groups honor culture, heritage in initiation rituals

September 11, 2017

Loud rap music and dance routines shook display tables in front of Northrop Auditorium Thursday as 15 multicultural Greek chapters promoted their organizations to potential members. The Multicultural Greek...

Illustration by Harry Steffenhagen.

Fraternities struggle to fill rooms despite increased membership

September 11, 2017

Hundreds of college students spill from the fraternity houses lining University Avenue on Friday nights. During the week, the houses are emptier than normal. Despite the fact 11 percent of the University...