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Protesters lay on the ground outside of University of Minnesota Police Department headquarters as part of a “die-in” demanding the University disarm and defund UMPD on Sunday, June 7. They laid on the ground for eight minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd.

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Protesters lay on the ground outside of University of Minnesota Police Department headquarters as part of a “die-in” demanding the University disarm and defund UMPD on Sunday, June 7. They laid on...

Protesters hold up signs outside of University of Minnesota Police Department headquarters as part of a “die-in” demanding the University disarm and defund UMPD on Sunday, June 7. They laid on the ground for eight minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd.

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Protesters hold up signs outside of University of Minnesota Police Department headquarters as part of a “die-in” demanding the University disarm and defund UMPD on Sunday, June 7. They laid on the...

Recent University of Minnesota graduate Natasha Sohni speaks to a group of about protesters outside of University of Minnesota Police headquarters as part of a “die-in” demanding the University disarm and defund UMPD on Sunday, June 7.

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Recent University of Minnesota graduate Natasha Sohni speaks to a group of about protesters outside of University of Minnesota Police headquarters as part of a “die-in” demanding the University disarm...

Protesters lay on the ground outside of University of Minnesota Police Department headquarters as part of a “die-in” demanding the University disarm and defund UMPD on Sunday, June 7. They laid on the ground for eight minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd.

[Photo] Students stage 'die-in' at University of Minnesota police headquarters

June 8, 2020

Protesters lay on the ground outside of University of Minnesota Police Department headquarters as part of a “die-in” demanding the University disarm and defund UMPD on Sunday, June 7. They laid on...

Ilhan Omar target of “taunts” and “threats” by D.C. cab driver

December 8, 2016

Ilhan Omar, incoming state House representative for District 60B, was verbally attacked while riding in a cab to her hotel in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.Omar, who was voted in November the nation’s first...

U mental health services eliminate wait times for some, decrease wait times for others

December 8, 2016

After an increase in mental health specialists, wait times for mental health services at the University have been eliminated or significantly reduced.Last year, the wait for mental health services was...

Students Sara Jalil and Rebecca Goldblum practice overpowering an aggressor at a womens self defense seminar at the Recreation and Wellness Center on Nov. 30, 2016.

Recent events spurs flurry of interest for University, YMCA self-defense class

December 1, 2016

A self-defense class received unexpected interest from more than 2,000 people on Facebook after the presidential election early last month.The event, organized by University of Minnesota YMCA, eventually...

She’s the First sponsors education for girls around the world

November 28, 2016

Young women at the University of Minnesota are raising scholarship money so girls in low-income countries can go to college.She’s the First is a nonprofit organization that conducts fundraising events...

In last five years, Greek life GPAs continue to rise

November 28, 2016

Greek members at the University of Minnesota are raising their GPAs to avoid punishments and receive benefits from chapters. Leaders of the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils are making academics...

More than 300 Twin Cities residents gathered at the Brian Coyle center in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood to discuss building a resistance against President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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November 28, 2016

More than 300 Twin Cities residents gathered at the Brian Coyle center in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood to discuss building a resistance against President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Ginger Jentzen, a member of Socialist Alternative MN, called on a crowd of more than 300 community members to continue protesting President-elect Donald Trump at a panel discussion Nov. 19 at the Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside.

At anti-Trump discussion, activists call on community to protest

November 20, 2016

Socialist Alternative MN promised concerned Twin Cities residents at a panel discussion Saturday that it will continue to lead protests and walkouts in the weeks leading up to President-elect Donald Trump’s...

New IFC president aims to boost membership, marketing

November 19, 2016

The University of Minnesota Interfraternity Council selected Simon Beck, a Phi Kappa Psi brother and finance, accounting, and applied economics junior, as its new president Sunday night.Beck, who previously...

Haeg elected to be new PHC president

November 15, 2016

 The University of Minnesota’s Panhellenic Council elected eight new executive board members on Sunday, including a new president, Molly Haeg.Haeg, a junior studying kinesiology and leadership,...

Crookston Chancellor Fred Wood accepts position in California

November 10, 2016

University of Minnesota-Crookston Chancellor Fred Wood announced Friday he will transition to chancellor at Contra Costa Community College District — his alma mater — in northern California.“While...

The University of Minnesota Police Department released an image of a person of interest in the Nov. 3 defacing of the Muslim Students Associations Washington Avenue Bridge mural.

Person of interest identified in vandalism of Muslim Students Association’s bridge panel

November 7, 2016

Religious and political communities at the University of Minnesota are offering support to the school's Muslim students, condemning two incidents from last week as hate speech.The Muslim Students Association’s...

The Electric Steel Grain Elevator stands near TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 20, 2016. The University is looking to build new track and field facilities, which would lead to the demolition of the elevators.

U sued after Regents approved grain elevator demolition

October 27, 2016

A group of preservationists issued a lawsuit against the University of Minnesota last Thursday after the University’s Board of Regents voted to demolish the 115-year old grain elevators on campus property.Friends...

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, center, speaks to a full lecture hall about the current Supreme Court vacancy on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 on West Bank. President of the Law School Democrats, Seth Zawila, left, moderated the forum with Klobuchar and Former U.S. Vice President Walter F. Mondale, right, about their experiences in the senate with vetting and voting on Supreme Court nominees.

Klobuchar, Mondale discuss Supreme Court vacancy

October 26, 2016

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Vice President Walter Mondale answered questions on the future of the U.S. Supreme Court at a forum led by Law School Democrats and American Constitution Society for Law and...

MN United to play at TCF in 2017, 2018

October 21, 2016

Minnesota United will play its first games as a Major League Soccer team at the University of Minnesota.The team will play 23 games at TCF in 2017 and 11 games in 2018 under a contract approved Friday...

Students walk from Coffman to the Wellness Center rallying against hate speech on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in Minneapolis.

Campus climate meeting met with backlash by ‘Build the Bridge’ protesters

October 6, 2016

The first in a series of conversations led by University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on campus climate ended abruptly Thursday afternoon after protesters interrupted the meeting.University students,...

University awarded grant to improve academics for children with disabilities

October 5, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $10 million grant to the University of Minnesota’s National Center on Educational Outcomes to fund research into testing accommodations for K-12 students with...

Angie Craig, U.S. House of Representatives Democratic candidate for Minnesotas 2nd Congressional District poses for a photo at Voterpalooza on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at Northrop Plaza. Craig came to interact with students. Two of Craigs focuses are to grow the economy so students have jobs after graduation and high quality public education and affordable college.

DFL congressional candidate Angie Craig emphasizes jobs, education at Voterpalooza

September 28, 2016

Democratic congressional candidate Angie Craig reiterated the importance of a millennial vote during her visit to campus Tuesday at the University of Minnesota Student Association’s “Voterpalooza.”“This...

Lecturer William Banks speaks to protesters on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at Northrop Plaza. Student coalition Differences Organized gathered to protest the treatment of contingent faculty.

University students and faculty protest non-tenure track working conditions

September 23, 2016

Holding signs that read “Connected Through Contingency” and “Stronger Together,” around 75 students and faculty members gathered outside Northrop Auditorium Friday to support the University’s...

State ruling says tenure-track and contingent faculty can form one union

September 21, 2016

Contingent faculty members — positions like teaching specialists and lecturers — can be included in a faculty union at the University of Minnesota, the state Bureau of Mediation Services ruled...

Man assaulted in Como with shovel, grill

September 21, 2016

A 38-year-old man was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon after he chased down another man in Southeast Como Thursday with a bicycle, a shovel and a grill.Seneca Woods followed John Griffin, 47,...

Man who fell five stories from FloCo balcony identified as a University student

September 12, 2016

The 19-year-old man who fell from a fifth story FloCo Fusion apartment balcony Saturday night has been identified as Mackenzie John Caron, University of Minnesota student.Caron landed on the concrete about...

Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons set to open in Dinkytown

September 6, 2016

Tim Hortons, a popular Canada-based doughnut and coffee chain, is set to open a new shop in Dinkytown. Steve Young, who owns the divided building where Sssdude-Nutz and the now-closed Bruegger’s...

Minneapolis Police Department to partner with mental health professionals in new pilot program

September 6, 2016

With a new program set to launch early next year, mental health professionals will ride along with Minneapolis Police Department officers for calls involving people with mental illnesses, reports the Star...