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Madison Roth

Madison Roth, Campus Activities Reporter

Hello! My name is Maddie Roth and I am a second-year student at the University of Minnesota. I am a campus activities staff reporter and have worked at the Daily since my freshman year. I am double majoring in journalism and sociology of law, criminology and deviance. My favorite part about working at the Daily is having the chance to write about so many different topics! The editors are all so sweet and open to any ideas.

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Jason Beddow worked as a research assistant professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University. 
 Courtesy of Lucy Angelis.

Fentanyl numbers, overdoses on rise in Minn.

Published November 22, 2022
Jason Beddow, who worked for the University of Minnesota, died in 2016 of a fentanyl overdose and is remembered as a caring, loving individual by those around him.
Many students and faculty on the St. Paul campus received emergency alerts from Ramsey County on Oct. 25 to shelter in place.

UMN community reacts to October classroom lockdowns

Published November 13, 2022
A lack of active instruction from the University of Minnesota left some faculty and students feeling unprepared in the event of a future lockdown.
UMN annual safety report shows fluctuations in campus crime

UMN annual safety report shows fluctuations in campus crime

Published November 4, 2022
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report looks into crime on and around campus.
This initiative will include up to 10 additional officers from the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).

UMN announces Operation Gopher Guardian

Published November 2, 2022
The University will pay additional UMPD and MPD officers overtime to patrol the Dinkytown and Marcy-Holmes area Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 11-12.
Boynton Healths Recovery on Campus offers resources to students struggling with addiction. Illustration courtesy of ROC.

“There is hope”: Survivors continue to fight the opioid epidemic

Published October 18, 2022
As opioid overdoses around the Twin Cities rise to record levels, those who have been impacted advocate for change.
This is not the end”: USG looks to future after wage victory

“This is not the end”: USG looks to future after wage victory

Published October 11, 2022
Students look back at the Fight for $15 campaign as the University of Minnesota implements the new $15 minimum wage.
The first two September incidents occurred at Smith and Middlebrook halls. A third incident in September took place at Bailey Hall, the investigation of which has just been closed.

BREAKING: Bailey Hall Sept. bathroom incident update

Published October 7, 2022
The University of Minnesota Police Department has concluded their investigation into the Bailey Hall. The investigations into incidents of indecent conduct in two other bathrooms in September remain ongoing.
The first two September incidents occurred at Smith and Middlebrook halls. A third incident in September took place at Bailey Hall, the investigation of which has just been closed.

Students report feeling unsafe after 3 September bathroom break-ins

Published October 4, 2022
During the past month, SAFE-U alerts reported inappropriate incidents in the bathrooms at Middlebrook, Bailey and Smith halls.
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.

BREAKING: Gabel announces UMN Morris chancellor search

Published September 27, 2022
The University of Minnesota-Morris looks for a new chancellor after Michelle Behr retired in June 2021.
The City of Minneapolis will not renew the Student Co-op boards lodging license until existing safety violations are cleared.

Updates on the Student Co-op property

Published September 21, 2022
Some students and parents remain concerned about crime on the 1700 block of University Avenue despite renewed efforts toward safety.
This initiative will include up to 10 additional officers from the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).

BREAKING: DPS announces Dinkytown Alerts

Published September 8, 2022
The Department of Public Safety is working with the City of Minneapolis to release Dinkytown Alerts for students.
The University Avenue Student Cooperative House, captured on Tuesday, July 26. UMPD recently responded to four calls to the co-op.

Student Co-op president, VP speak on recent events

Published August 2, 2022
After UMPD responded to four separate events at 1721 University Ave., the student cooperative board tells their side of the story.
A bus stop at the intersection of University and Berry Street, captured on Wednesday, April 6.

Universal Transit Pass gets green light

Published July 28, 2022
The pass will allow students to ride the light rail and other public transportation for free during the 2022-23 academic year.
Big Ten student debt, tuition, cost of living comparison

Big Ten student debt, tuition, cost of living comparison

Published July 15, 2022
As inflation is on the rise, some Big Ten universities decide whether to increase tuition or not for the 2022-23 academic year.
The Board of Regents convene for their September meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Sept. 9.

UMN regents name David McMillan UMD interim chancellor

Published July 15, 2022
The board also discussed President Gabel’s performance pay, the universal transit pass and the safety plans for the upcoming academic year at their July meeting on Wednesday.
The Board of Regents convene for their September meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Letter calls out Board of Regents actions, Gabel’s contract, UMD chancellor search

Published July 12, 2022
A current regent, former governor and a lawyer sent a letter to the Legislative Audit Commission detailing concerns about recent Board of Regents actions connected to President Joan Gabel’s contract and the search for Duluth’s next chancellor.
Headshot of Kim Than

UMN student wins national competition using VR

Published July 11, 2022
Kim Than will head to New York City to work with Kate Spade after designing a VR fashion store.
Students react to 3.5% tuition increase

Students react to 3.5% tuition increase

Published July 4, 2022
Students, along with Board of Regents members, speak out about the tuition increase for the 2022-23 school year.
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

Gabel discusses tuition increase, removing masks

Published June 19, 2022
Gabel also addresses two recent student deaths near campus and updates on Fight for $15 and CPAC.
Minnesota Student Association President Abdulaziz Mohamed and Vice President Samiat Ajibola pose for a portrait in front of Coffman Union on Tuesday, April 26.

Q&A with MSA president and vice president

Published May 6, 2022
The University of Minnesota’s Student Association president and vice president sit down to talk about what they have accomplished this year.
Frontier Hall on Monday, Nov. 8 2021.

UMN to add locks to residence hall bathrooms

Published May 2, 2022
HRL announced they are adding locks to residence hall bathrooms so students can access them only with their dorm room keys, while MSA advocates for using U Cards instead of keys.
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.

Gabel addresses campus safety, masking requirements at MSA forum.

Published May 1, 2022
President Gabel answered questions regarding topics like masking requirements, UMPD, academic scholarships and more.
Two referendums on the UMN campus election ballot pass

Two referendums on the UMN campus election ballot pass

Published April 15, 2022
The Fight for $15 and CPAC referendums have passed in UMN campus elections.
Courtesy of Flora Yang

Q&A with the 2022-23 Minnesota Student Association President and Vice President

Published April 6, 2022
Flora Yang and Zeke Jackson have been elected as the new president and vice president of the Minnesota Student Association.
Acreligiousabsence

UMN students use academic accommodations for religious holidays

Published April 4, 2022
With holidays like Passover and Ramadan coming up, University of Minnesota allows students to take excused absences from classes.
The light rail as seen on Thursday, June 20 2019 in Minneapolis.

MSA pushes for Universal Transit Passes

Published March 23, 2022
The Minnesota Student Association is working with the Metropolitan Council to provide students with Universal Transit Passes providing unlimited access to all transit systems.
Illustration by Sarah Mai

What to expect on the upcoming campus election ballot

Published March 20, 2022
The University of Minnesota prepares to hold campus elections for students and staff between March 21-25.
Illustration by Eva Berezovsky

MSA leads ‘Fight for $15’ campaign

Published March 4, 2022
The Minnesota Student Association and other student organizations fight to increase the student minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Territorial Residence Hall on Tuesday, February 22.

Students react to unknown suspect in Territorial Hall women’s bathroom

Published February 25, 2022
After two prior incidents occurred within this school year, Territorial Hall is the third residence hall to report an incident with an unknown suspect.
Students in the Science Court class listen to Professor Ellad Tadmor on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

UMN class, Science Court, set to debate S/N grading this semester

Published February 17, 2022
Throughout the semester, Science Court will build a case with S/N grading and bring it to the University Student Senate.
Courtesy of Nyamouch Kong Gai

UMN Student Sansan Kong dies at 20

Published February 17, 2022
Sansan Kong was described by many as a caring individual who advocated for Black and Sudanese rights.
Illustration by Sarah Mai

MSA prepares to send COVID-19 resolution to administration

Published February 16, 2022
As COVID-19 cases increase at the University of Minnesota, MSA takes action to help administrators take more precautions.
Update

MSA pushes for mental health crisis numbers on U Cards

Published February 11, 2022
As UMN faces an increase in students struggling with mental health, MSA proposes to add mental health phone numbers on the back of U Cards.
Minnesota Student Association President Abdulaziz Mohamed and Vice President Samiat Ajibola pose for a portrait in Northrop Auditorium on Wednesday, Jan 19.

Q&A with the MSA President and Vice President

Published January 19, 2022
The Minnesota Student Association President and Vice President discuss their accomplishments in the past semester and plans for spring.
Sarah Mai

UMN students voice opinions on Gabel’s salary increase

Published December 24, 2021
The Minnesota Student Association released a statement opposing the pay raise, which will amount to over $1.1 million by 2026.
MSA pushes for environmental justice liberal education requirement

MSA pushes for environmental justice liberal education requirement

Published December 16, 2021
MSA sent a letter to the Council on Liberal Education to change the “environment” requirement theme to “environmental justice”
The Basic Needs Task Force of the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Student Association (MSA) partnered with The Food Group, a local food nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, to bring affordable food options to students.

MSA works with local food company to provide low cost groceries for students

Published December 15, 2021
The Mobile Market bus will come to the University of Minnesota once a month to help college students looking for more affordable grocery options.
MSA institutes new safety committee on campus

MSA institutes new safety committee on campus

Published December 12, 2021
According to MSA’s November 2020 student survey, after only 18.81% of students said they felt safe at night on campus, MSA decided to form a new proactive committee.
Frontier Hall on Monday, Nov. 8 2021.

Students at Frontier Hall report feeling uneasy after unknown person was spotted attempting to film student in shower

Published November 17, 2021
A series of “inappropriate incidents” occurred in Frontier and Comstock residence halls where an individual attempted to record students in the shower on two separate occasions.

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