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Vegan author to speak at Coffman

May 4, 2010

Famous vegan author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau said she finds the world extremely strange. While compassion in children is praised, that same compassion felt as an adult for animals makes some people feel...

Minnesota senior Dan Wingard passes the ball while being hit by Mankato players on Saturday at Burnsville High School.

U of M lacrosse team falls in finals

May 2, 2010

For players on the University of Minnesota MenâÄôs Lacrosse Club team, hiring coaches, balancing a budget, reserving practice space, keeping grades up and raising money are all necessary just to...

MSA to represent small groups

April 28, 2010

While University of Minnesota groups that encourage people watching, performing, gaming and chess playing may not seem to have much in common, they have banded together to help their groups stay afloat....

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum speaks Friday at Northrop Auditorium as part of PeaceJam.

Nobel laureate visits PeaceJam

April 25, 2010

Nearly 30 years ago, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchú TumâÄôs parents, two of her brothers, her sister-in-law and several of her nieces and nephews were tortured and murdered...

Running trails back in action for spring

April 22, 2010

With the scent of blossoming lilacs filling the air and the reemergence of 70-degree, sunny days, Twin Cities running paths are welcoming winter gym-goers back to the outdoors. On top of the beautiful...

Spring Jam 2010 to be a three-day event

April 20, 2010

With more than 11 University of Minnesota-sponsored events packed into three days this weekend for Spring Jam, students will need to decide which events they want to attend âÄî or if they will...

Junior psychology major Jim Born (right) and junior journalism major Trevor Born host an open mic night free to University of Minnesota students once a month in the Whole of Coffman Memorial Union.

U club brings comedy to campus

April 19, 2010

Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center found that laughter and a good sense of humor can protect people against heart disease, and a new University of Minnesota group is providing the...

Social Psychology graduate student Susanne Gabrielsen leads a group of swimmers Monday at the Aquatic Center. The University of Minnesota Triathlon Club is training for a triathlon that will take place in Texas next week.

Triathlon team to compete in national championships

April 15, 2010

While other University of Minnesota students are catching extra hours of shut-eye at 6:30 a.m., students from the Minnesota Triathlon Team are up with the sun, motivating one another by swimming, biking...


U celebrates hip-hop culture

April 11, 2010

Hip-hop artists, break dancers, spoken-word performers, authors, rappers and poets from all over the country invaded Coffman Union and the Weisman Art Museum this past weekend. The array of artists came...

Speaker visits greek community

April 7, 2010

Three leaders from multicultural greek organizations put their heads and ideas together to bring awareness to the University of Minnesota about their unique history and challenges Wednesday night. The...

Bus University brings students to downtown clubs

April 6, 2010

A typical cab ride from the University of Minnesota campus to downtown Minneapolis can cost as much as $15, but for students who are part of Bus University, $5 will get them to and from campus and admission...

Roderick Ferguson is a University American Studies professor. He believes that if a University does not produce a demographically diverse student population, the result can be students who are not well-rounded.

Race on campus: A work in progress

April 4, 2010

The University of MinnesotaâÄôs mission statement says the institution is focused on offering a broad range of educational programs in a âÄústrong and diverse community of learners and...

Student data stolen from loan company

March 29, 2010

An information heist from a Minnesota student loan processing company has culminated in the theft of names, addresses, birth dates and social security numbers of 25,000 students throughout Minnesota. Educational...


Students aid victims of sexual assault

March 29, 2010

Every night, Kaitlin Voight-Fitzpatrick must be alert and ready to bolt out of bed or drop whatever sheâÄôs doing in order to offer her presence. Through community programs and the University of...

LGBTQ conference comes to U

March 25, 2010

One of the nationâÄôs largest mental health conferences on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer issues will take place at the University of Minnesota Friday. Close to 300 students, mental...

Computer Science senior Stew Wilson checks his line of fire during a game of Warhammer 40,000 on Friday, March 12 at Coffman Union.

Student group brings wargaming to U campus

March 22, 2010

Unicorns, dragons, orcs and space marines square off in battle every Friday night for four hours in a third-floor room in Coffman Union. Members of the University of Minnesota Campus Wargamers club spend...

Travel Channel’s host of Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern talks about a culinary book in his office Tuesday.  Zimmern will be speaking in Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey Center with award winning travel writer Rudy Maxa at 7 p.m. tonight.

Local travel celebrities speak at U

March 11, 2010

Jewish Culture Month is in full swing at the University of Minnesota, and itâÄôs bringing more than free matzo ball soup to University students. Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel ChannelâÄôs...

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Radio K tunes played in American Eagle stores

March 8, 2010

Radio K listeners donâÄôt have to turn on their radio to hear their favorite songs âÄî they can just step into American Eagle stores nationwide. In November, American Eagle Outfitters Inc....

Groups call for cultural exchange

February 18, 2010

Many multicultural groups strive to share and educate the University of Minnesota community about their culture, but some student group leaders say there isnâÄôt enough interaction between multicultural...

Course takes analytical look at hip-hop lyrics

February 15, 2010

University of Minnesota students sit through PowerPoint presentations in most classes, but in others, they analyze songs from hip-hop artists like Lil Wayne. At least thatâÄôs true for one African-American...

Gopher spirit group looks to increase student involvement

February 11, 2010

The University of Minnesota student group We Are MinnesotaâĦSportsmanship -Council has planned changes for increasing Gopher s spirit inside and outside TCF Bank Stadium at football games...

The Oriental Music club entertains a crowd at the Chinese New Year celebration Saturday at Coffman Memorial Union.

Students welcome Year of the Tiger

February 7, 2010

Students adorned in elaborate lion costumes bounded around to the pounding of drums while onlookers sipped banana-flavored grass jelly drinks. Underneath the red glow of Chinese lanterns and twinkling...

Morrill Hall takeover remembered by alumni

February 4, 2010

On Jan. 14, 1969, a group of 70 students took over the offices of University of Minnesota administrators in Morrill Hall and refused to leave until a list of seven demands calling for black cultureâÄôs...


TSA policies spur student debate

February 1, 2010

After the Transportation Security Administration tightened security measures following the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day, some students of color at the University of Minnesota...

Campus escort requests increase after shooting

January 28, 2010

Requests for University of Minnesota campus safety escorts spiked following Monday nightâÄôs shooting near Centennial Hall. Campus escorts accompanied 54 people Tuesday night, and 45 people Wednesday...

U engineers must wait to help Haiti

January 24, 2010

The University of Minnesota student group Engineers Without Borders (EWB) would have been in Haiti on Jan. 12 when the magnitude-7 earthquake hit its capitol had they not decided to postpone their trip...

Local rappers hold hip-hop benefit for Haiti

January 20, 2010

Bar-goers and hip-hop fans drank beer and tried Haitian cuisine for charity at Nomad World Pub near the University of MinnesotaâÄôs West Bank. Local hip-hop artist UnicusHarry and his brother Jimmy...


MLK Day holds special meaning for students

January 17, 2010

Not until 2000 did every U.S. state recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal paid holiday, but since 1968 a University of Minnesota program has championed the civil rights leaderâÄôs name...