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Llamas interacting with students at Agriculture Awareness Day on Northrop Mall on April 20, 2010.

University researchers discover llama nanobodies as possible COVID-19 treatment

September 16, 2021
New research suggests that llama nanobodies can be an effective treatment against the virus in animals, and there is potential for success in humans.
Coffman Memorial Union bustling with students on Sunday, Sept. 5. Many students have arrived on campus to see the start of the in-person school year.

University students voice their support for mask and vaccine mandates as fall approaches

September 8, 2021
Mask and vaccine requirements go into place as the University of Minnesota gears up for the fall 2021 semester, the first semester with majority in-person classes since the beginning of the pandemic.
President Joan Gabel and the Board of Regents discuss the University's 2022 budget in McNamara Alumni Center on Tuesday, June 29.

Board of Regents approve COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students

August 14, 2021
The “Get the Vax 2.0” policy includes a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students contingent on FDA approval.
President Joan Gabel and the Board of Regents discuss the University's 2022 budget in McNamara Alumni Center on Tuesday, June 29.

Board of Regents hold first meeting of 2021-22 academic year, provide updates on campus master plan

July 13, 2021
The board also focused on discussing the search for a new chief auditor.
Colleen Manchester poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of Colleen Flaherty Manchester.

Incoming FCC leadership highlights priorities and goals for the committee’s future

July 2, 2021
The new Faculty Consultative Committee leadership discussed their journey to becoming involved in the committee and its role in the University’s larger decision-making processes.
UMN faculty leadership reflect on challenges and silver linings from year of online operations

UMN faculty leadership reflect on challenges and silver linings from year of online operations

June 21, 2021
University governance committees will continue to meet remotely through fall 2021.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medecine and Pediatrics Carolyn Bramante poses in a medecine storage room in her clinic on Tuesday, June 15. Bramante is the principal investigator for COVID-OUT, a nationwide COVID-19 outpatient trial for which the University of Minnesota hosts the lead study site.

UMN receives $1.5 million for COVID-19 treatment trial

June 17, 2021
As the first trial of its kind, researchers will use common and widely available drugs to treat symptoms of COVID-19.
English professor and diversity advocate Qadri Ismail dies at 59

English professor and diversity advocate Qadri Ismail dies at 59

June 16, 2021
Professor Qadri Ismail impacted many students and colleagues with his rigorous intellect, generous personality and advocacy.
Ilean (second from right) stands with her family.

Students, friends and colleagues honor legacy of Regent Kao Ly Ilean Her following death at 52

June 8, 2021
Her was buried Sunday following a memorial service held June 5 and 6.
Bones, left, and Ro, right, pose for a photo outside the Dinkytown Target on Jan. 25. Bones, 64, has been dealing with housing insecurity for almost 45 years; Ro, 53, has faced housing insecurity for five to 10 years.

Limited COVID-19 cases counted among Twin Cities’ homeless population

February 18, 2021
Twin Cities homeless shelters found that residents are not testing positive for COVID-19 in the mass numbers they originally anticipated. The bigger risk is the staff.