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Episode 29: How renaming was rejected

May 2, 2019

On Friday afternoon, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted against renaming four buildings on campus 10-1. Regents said the University should address its complicated history in other ways...

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Episode 28: Students run free clinic for Minneapolis

April 25, 2019

The free, student-run Phillips Neighborhood Clinic is only open two days a week. It’s typical for a line of neighborhood residents, many of them immigrants, non-native English speakers and the uninsured,...

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Episode 27: From the mighty Mississippi, to taps at the University

April 18, 2019

Water at the University of Minnesota comes from a body of water that students walk over every day. From the mighty Mississippi River to taps at the University of Minnesota, we look at how the water is...

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Episode 25: Supporting students serving mandatory military time

April 4, 2019

The episode explores Minnesota Daily reporter Jason Nam's reporting on mandatory military service for South Korean males aged 18-28, which often interrupts their academic work for around two years. Cultural,...

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Episode 24: Understanding eating disorders at UMN

March 28, 2019

The University of Minnesota's the student health center offers no major treatment options for eating disorders. This episodes explores why Boynton does not treat eating disorders, the effect it has on...

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Episode 23: What to do with all of the snow

March 14, 2019

Minnesota has seen a record amount of snow. Find out how the University of Minnesota manages the tremendous amount of snow and the barriers it faces when doing so.

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Episode 22: A fierce push for student data privacy

March 7, 2019

Sina Roughani, a second-year electrical engineering student, devoted much of his first semester at the University of Minnesota in 2017 to advocating for a change in the student records policy.  Roughani...

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Episode 21: Legacy taking over Morrill Hall

February 28, 2019

Fifty years ago, a group of University of Minnesota students took over Morrill Hall. They demanded the establishment of an Afro-American studies program, funding for a black conference and development...

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Episode 20 – The renaming of Coffman

February 21, 2019

On Wednesday, a task force released a report that recommended the renaming of four University of Minnesota buildings. This episode looks at how the University got here and the future of the renaming process.

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Episode 19: Connecting with youth in Cedar-Riverside

February 14, 2019

In this week's episode, Tiffany Bui, the Minnesota Daily's podcast reporter, shares the story of one Cedar-Riverside community member who is working to support its youth.

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Episode 18: The bittersweet life of UMN sugar babies

February 7, 2019

On this week's episode, "In the Know" dives into the bittersweet life of University of Minnesota students who pursue sugar baby lifestyles to pay for tuition.

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In the Know: Episode 17

January 31, 2019

In this episode of "In the Know," Luke Diamond and Tiffany Bui speak with four University of Minnesota students who are struggling with the continued non-resident tuition hikes, as well as Features Reporter...

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In the Know: Episode 16

January 24, 2019

The University of Minnesota is footing $500,000 a day to fund research that is typically funded by the federal government. As the shutdown lingers, the future of landmark projects throughout campus face...

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In the Know: Episode 15

December 13, 2018

Some students at the University of Minnesota battle an invisible disease: diabetes. The Minnesota Daily sits down with one of our own to discuss how diabetes has impacted his life, as well as a new study...

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In the Know: Episode 14

December 6, 2018

Alexis Murillo, a University of Minnesota student in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Science, has worked with faculty and and peers to promote diversity in the agricultural college.  When...

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In the Know: Episode 13

November 29, 2018

Over the weekend, the Gophers brought home the axe when they beat the Badgers 37-15 on Saturday. This week's episode of "In the Know" discusses the game and shares the story of one life-long Gopher fan.

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In the Know: Episode 12

November 22, 2018

In this week's episode, University of Minnesota students and Minnesota Daily reporters respond to a new study that found Generation Z, or those aged 15 to 21, are the most stressed generation.  Dylan...

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In the Know: Episode 11

November 15, 2018

This episode dives into the University's recently filed motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former and current Gophers' football players, as well as a new student housing campaign. The Minnesota Daily's...

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In the Know: Episode 10

November 8, 2018

Tuesday's midterm elections will have long-lasting implications nationally, statewide and locally. In this episode, we dive into how students mobilized for the elections, election night and the results.

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In the Know: Episode 9

November 1, 2018

In this spooky episode of In the Know, Maraya King and Luke Diamond take a look at spooky University of Minnesota myths, legends and tall tales — with a little help from Daily reporters.

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In the Know: Episode 8

October 25, 2018

In this episode, In the Know discusses an international women in engineering conference held in Minneapolis over the weekend. With the underlying theme that being a woman in STEM isn't always easy, the...

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In the Know: Episode 7

October 18, 2018

For the third year in a row, the University of Minnesota chapter of College Republicans had its Washington Avenue Bridge panel vandalized. This week's episode looks at the history, implications and context...

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In the Know: Episode 5

October 4, 2018

This week, the Minnesota Daily Podcast Producers talks with Lew Blank, a staff reporter, about a University of Minnesota class that designs and creates clothing for girls in an Uganda orphanage.

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In the Know: Episode 4

September 27, 2018

Minnesota Daily Podcast Producers Luke Diamond and Maraya King chatted with Emma Dill, a reporter on the city desk, and Liv Martin, an A&E reporter. They discuss crimes in the University of Minnesota...

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In the Know: Episode 3

September 20, 2018

In this week's episode, Luke Diamond and Maraya King sit down with Austen Macalus, the higher education reporter for the Minnesota Daily to discuss the University of Minnesota's proposed policy, which...

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In the Know: Episode 2

September 13, 2018

Bella Dally-Steele, features reporter at the Minnesota Daily, joins producers Luke Diamond and Maraya King to discuss how a federal regulation impacts the distribution of scholarships to University of...

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In the Know: Episode 1

September 6, 2018

On this week's episode of "In the Know," we discuss University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler's early resignation announcement with Minnesota Daily Campus Administration Editor Katrina Pross.