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Students bring forward proposals on campus safety reform

Published June 19, 2020

In a push toward law enforcement reform following the killing of George Floyd, students presented proposals to disarm, defund and monitor the University of Minnesota Police Department at a Senate Consultative...

Students seek to create UMPD advisory board

Students seek to create UMPD advisory board

Published June 17, 2020

As calls for police reform and abolition have grown louder following the police killing of George Floyd, students and faculty are seeking oversight over the University of Minnesota Police Department.  Student...

The Board of Regents convene for their December 2019 meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Regents pass systemwide plan, approve fall reopening strategies and 2021 budget

Published June 13, 2020

The Board of Regents finished its June meeting Friday, hearing reports from University of Minnesota leaders and voting on measures that will impact the University’s operation in the coming years.  The...

The Board of Regents convene for their October 2019 meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Regents endorse fall reopening plans, 2021 budget and salary cuts

Published June 12, 2020

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents discussed plans for the fall semester, the annual budget and salary cuts in a virtual meeting Thursday. The Finance and Operations Committee approved the...

Illustration by Luis Mendoza

UMN leaders weigh COVID-19 financial strategy options

Published June 6, 2020

As the University of Minnesota is projecting to lose hundreds of millions of dollars due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University leaders are considering ways to soften the financial blow in the coming year. On...

A burned-out car remains the morning after a second night of protests where dozens of businesses were vandalized near the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct on Thursday, May 28. 

UMN students, community members respond to the Minneapolis riots

Published May 30, 2020

Following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers earlier in the week, dozens of protests occurred around the Twin Cities. What started out as a peaceful march from the scene of Floyd’s...

Protesters hold signs as they begin to march from Cup Foods on Chicago Avenue South in Minneapolis to the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Minnehaha Avenue on Tuesday, May 26. The protest was in response to the death of George Floyd in police custody. 

UMN adjusts relationship with MPD following death of George Floyd

Published May 27, 2020

Following the death of 47-year-old George Floyd, which occurred after a Minneapolis Police Department officer knelt on his neck and filmed in a video which has since gone viral, President Joan Gabel announced...

Robberies reported on campus, continuing December trend

Robberies reported on campus, continuing December trend

Published December 30, 2019

A robbery and an attempted robbery were reported near campus on Saturday, according to an all-campus alert.  The attempted robbery took place at 3:25 p.m. near 6th Street Southeast and 15th Avenue...

Attempted armed robbery reported on campus, fourth in December

Attempted armed robbery reported on campus, fourth in December

Published December 30, 2019

A robbery and an attempted robbery were reported near campus on Saturday, according to an all-campus alert.  The attempted robbery took place at 3:25 p.m. near 6th Street Southeast and 15th Avenue...

Armed robbery reported in Dinkytown

Armed robbery reported in Dinkytown

Published December 24, 2019

A robbery was reported in Dinkytown on Monday night, according to an all-campus alert The robbery took place at 10:08 p.m. near University Avenue Southeast and 10th Avenue Southeast. The two suspects wielded...

Two attempted robberies reported on campus over the weekend

Published December 8, 2019

Two attempted armed robberies were reported on the University of Minnesota campus over the weekend, according to all-campus alerts.  One of the incidents occurred at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday near the...

A University of Minnesota Police car is parked outside of the Graduate Hotel on East Bank on Thursday, June 21.

Sexual misconduct reported on UMN campus

Published September 15, 2019

A victim was sexually assaulted by five suspects on the University of Minnesota campus Saturday evening, according to an all-campus alert.  The incident occurred around 6 p.m. on Washington Avenue...

Minneapolis Police cars stationed in front of the Marshall apartment complex on Tuesday, May 7.


Minneapolis Police cars stationed in front of the Marshall apartment complex on Tuesday, May 7.

Residents wait outside The Marshall apartments in Dinkytown on Tuesday, May 7 as fire fighters respond to an unconfirmed report of ricin in the building. 

[Photo] The Marshall residents evacuated after unconfirmed report of ricin in the building

Published May 7, 2019

Residents wait outside The Marshall apartments in Dinkytown on Tuesday, May 7 as fire fighters respond to an unconfirmed report of ricin in the building. 

UMN announces new vice president for equity and diversity

Published September 13, 2018

The University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced that Michael Goh will take over as its new vice president for equity and diversity Thursday.  Kaler announced the decision through an email...

Police, firefighters respond to gas leak on UMN campus

Published August 9, 2018

A gas leak on the University of Minnesota campus prompted response from police officers and firefighters Thursday morning. Police began closing off several roads near Southeast Harvard Street around 9:30...

The intersection of University Avenue SE and Oak Street SE is seen on Monday, July 2.

One dead after altercation near TCF Bank Stadium

Published July 2, 2018

A campus-area altercation between two men left one dead and one University of Minnesota student in custody on Sunday night, officials say.  At 11:02 p.m., the Minneapolis Police Department responded...

MSA President Trish Palermo speaks during the final forum of the year at Tate Hall on April 24, 2018.

UMN student government wraps up year; looks to fall semester

Published May 2, 2018

The University of Minnesota student government is finishing up an active year and shifting its focus to the fall semester as new leadership moves in.  The Minnesota Student Association began numerous...

Professor Richard Painter answers questions in an interview at Mondale hall on West Bank on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

UMN law professor Richard Painter to run for U.S. Senate

Published April 30, 2018

University of Minnesota law professor Richard Painter, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, will run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Tina Smith, according to a Federal Election...

Curator of the Tretter Collection Lisa Vecoli poses for a portrait in the University archives.

University of Minnesota LGBT collection curator to retire

Published April 30, 2018

The curator of one of the country’s premiere archives documenting LGBT history is retiring.  In April, Lisa Vecoli announced her retirement after six years of expanding and organizing the University...

Online sexual assault reporting program could come to UMN

Published April 24, 2018

A program that changes how victims report sexual assault could be coming to the University of Minnesota. On April 10, the Minnesota Student Association passed a resolution in part calling for the University...

Assistant Professor in Learning Technologies Bodong Chen poses for portraits in the LT Media Lab in St. Paul on Wednesday, April 18.

University of Minnesota professors use their free time to write free textbooks

Published April 19, 2018

Over the past few years, several University of Minnesota faculty members have spent hundreds of hours creating free online textbooks for their classes in lieu of traditional print ones. The free textbooks,...

Students pose for a photo while using their phones to browse the internet via eduroam, the University’s updated internet service, while lounging in hammocks outside Frontier Hall on Sept. 1, 2017.

Where can you get the best download speeds on campus? A guide to UMN Wi-Fi

Published April 19, 2018

From Coffman Union, it would take about three seconds to download all 73.5 MBs of Cardi B’s debut album through Wi-Fi – up to four times faster than speeds a year ago. Got a cable? A wired connection...

Members of Students for a Democratic Society stand outside of UMPD headquarters voicing concerns about the quantity of weapons at the departments disposal on Thursday, April 12.

Stadium Village rally calls for UMPD to disarm

Published April 13, 2018

A Stadium Village student rally supported a growing nationwide movement calling for the disarmament of campus police departments. About 15 students and activists and two speakers gathered adjacent to the...

Zachariah Little, center, engages with Daymian Snowden, left, and Lauren Foley at his tea club in Comstock Hall on Wednesday, April 11. He runs this club every Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m.

Residence hall student groups get funding for LaCroix, cereal and sushi

Published April 12, 2018

Every month or so, a group of Middlebrook Hall residents gather in a dorm room to socialize over cans of LaCroix sparkling water paid for by the University of Minnesota. The group, called “La Cry,”...

Artist Muna Abdulahi perfroms spoken word inside Northrop during an event hosted by the Aurora Center honoring the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Aurora Center sees increased traffic; calls for more funding

Published April 7, 2018

The Aurora Center at the University of Minnesota is calling for more staff, programming and funding during April in response to increasing student needs. The Fund Aurora campaign will go through the second...

Illustration by Harry Steffenhagen

New legislation could expand free online textbooks on campus

Published April 5, 2018

A new federal bill could expand the University of Minnesota’s already growing open textbook program.  On March 23, the federal government approved a spending bill that includes $5 million for fiscal...

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Lil Yachty to perform at UMN’s Spring Jam

Published April 2, 2018

Rapper Lil Yachty will come to campus as part of the annual Spring Jam concert on April 21. DJ Cashmere Cat and singer Ella Mai will join the Atlanta rapper as the concert’s main performers. The opening...

Study finds student-teacher biases in online classrooms

Published March 28, 2018

In a time when online classes are increasing their presence in higher education, some could leave students vulnerable to bias. In March, Stanford University published a study that found instructors of...

Thousands of protesters, many of them teenagers, gather outside the Minnesota State Capitol to speak out against gun violence on Saturday, March 24.

Thousands of Minnesotans hold March for Our Lives rally in St. Paul

Published March 24, 2018

Thousands marched to the State Capitol building on a cold Saturday morning to protest gun violence. The international March for Our Lives rallies took place in hundreds of cities around the globe, including...

Protestors march towards the State Capitol in St. Paul on Saturday, March 24 as part of the international March for Our Lives rally.


Protestors march towards the State Capitol in St. Paul on Saturday, March 24 as part of the international March for Our Lives rally.

State nutrition education faces uncertainty in Farm Bill

Published March 22, 2018

A University of Minnesota nutrition education program could see large cuts if a long-debated federal budget is passed. On March 15, Democrats in the House Agriculture Committee sent a letter to ranking...

After all-campus elections, policy could be changed

Published March 20, 2018

The University of Minnesota’s 2018 all-campus elections were marred with setbacks, complaints and controversy, but the policy responsible for some of these issues could be changed in the future.  On...

UMN Divest referendum passes by 217 votes

Published March 11, 2018

The University of Minnesota student body passed a controversial referendum on Sunday. The All Campus Elections Commission announced shortly after 1 p.m. that a referendum that calls on the University to...

Simran Mishra and Mina Kian

Simran Mishra elected as next MSA president

Published March 9, 2018

The all-campus elections have come to a close, and several student groups at the University of Minnesota have new leadership.  The All Campus Election Commission announced winners of the all-campus...

Students relax outside of Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

UMN student government votes to rename Coffman as ‘Memorial Union’

Published March 8, 2018

The Minnesota Student Association unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday proposing a new name for Coffman Union — an effort started last fall. The resolution recommends that Coffman be renamed “Memorial...

New counseling service hopes to lower barriers to treatment

Published March 8, 2018

A new counseling program hopes to engage University of Minnesota students who may be uncomfortable with seeking treatment for mental health struggles.  In late February, Student Counseling Services...

Members of Students for Justice in Palestine answer questions about divestment efforts during an event at the La Raza Student Cultural Center in Coffman Union on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Extension given to professional students excluded from UMN Divest referendum vote

Published March 6, 2018

A voting extension was given to some professional students at the University of Minnesota after they were unable to vote on a controversial referendum in the all-campus elections. Though voting in the...

President of Students for Justice in Palestine Malak Shahin speaks about divestment efforts to a group at the La Raza Student Cultural Center in Coffman Union on Wednesday, Feb. 28 2018.

With over 600 signatures, UMN Divest referendum may reach ballot

Published March 1, 2018

An initiative demanding the University of Minnesota to divest from companies who support Israel is gaining support from some students, while others oppose the push. As of Wednesday night, a petition for...

James Farnsworth leads a meeting of Gophers to Washington D.C. in Coffman Union, Tuesday Feb. 27. Farnsworth started a fundraiser and is raising money for UMN students to participate in March for our Lives in Washington DC on March 24.

Students organize to march against gun violence in Washington

Published March 1, 2018

Several University of Minnesota students are organizing to protest gun violence later this month in response to recent events that have led to a national discussion on gun regulations. The group, using...

From left, Art Knight, Sasha Cotton, Joseph Descenclos and Nekima Levy- Pounds speak to police, community, faculty and students about successful solutions in community policing at Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Feb. 20.

Humphrey School hosts discussion on police relations

Published February 21, 2018

Police officers, activists, academics and students converged early Tuesday morning at the University of Minnesota to discuss community relations with law enforcement. At the Humphrey School of Public Affairs’...

New national data shows increase in grants

Published February 14, 2018

Newly released national data suggests a recent trend of students increasingly receiving grants and fewer students taking out loans.  The study, curated by the National Center for Education Statistics...

A view of Scholars Walk on Sunday, Feb. 11.

Garrison Keillor taken off Scholars Walk at UMN

Published February 12, 2018

Former radio host Garrison Keillor was removed from the University of Minnesota’s Scholars Walk following a recent sexual harassment scandal.  Scholars Walk, which honors outstanding University...

The University of Minnesota installed a plaque honoring alumna Dessa Wander to replace one depicting former NPR radio host Garrison Keillor.


The University of Minnesota installed a plaque honoring alumna Dessa Wander to replace one depicting former NPR radio host Garrison Keillor.

Rochester campus names new chancellor

Published February 8, 2018

The University of Minnesota Rochester named Lori Carrell as its new chancellor Wednesday. Carrell, who has served as the campus’s interim chancellor since August, will officially take office on Feb....

Prime Place Apartments, recently re-branded as The Arrow Apartments, seen under construction on Sunday, Nov. 12. 

Tenants of apartment complex formerly known as Prime Place in ongoing legal negotiations

Published February 7, 2018

Over six months after initial construction delays, many residents of The Arrow Apartments are still embroiled in legal negotiations. Residents of The Arrow Apartments in Prospect Park — formerly known...

Protests take place ahead of Super Bowl LII

Published February 5, 2018

Protests took place at a campus light rail station in the hours leading up to the kickoff of Super Bowl LII. Several protesters locked arms on the tracks in front of the West Bank light rail station, preventing...

Students pitch in for Super Bowl festivities

Published February 2, 2018

With increased attention and traffic brought by Super Bowl LII to the University of Minnesota area, many students are taking jobs to help the festivities run smoothly. Hundreds of temporary jobs have been...

The current installment of the new Coffman restaurant Meta Flavors, Tavolino, as seen on Monday, Jan. 29. The new restaurants format uses student polling to decide which menu it will carry each month.

New Coffman restaurant puts emphasis on diversity, sustainability

Published January 29, 2018

A new restaurant on the University of Minnesota campus brings diverse food options and a rotating menu, all controlled by the student body. On Jan. 16, the University launched Meta Flavors on the ground...

Jinghui Zhou of University Dining Services swipes in a student for dinner at Bailey Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Student hunger program follows up on successful semester

Published January 24, 2018

After a successful first semester, a University of Minnesota hunger relief program is hoping to carry its momentum into the spring.  Swipe Out Hunger, a national nonprofit that allows University students...

JaNaé Bates of ISAIHA documents the march against the repeal of DACA with her phone on Sept. 5, 2017.

New fund at UMN hopes to support at-risk immigrant students

Published January 18, 2018

Amid a national immigration debate, a new scholarship hopes to support students at the University of Minnesota who may be affected by proposed legislation.  On Friday, the University of Minnesota’s...

After at least three years, syllabi database still in progress

Published December 14, 2017

A database which would allow University of Minnesota students to view syllabi for different courses is in the works again after several years of attempts by past student government administrations. On...

Student Body President Trish Palermo talks about the new school year with the Minnesota Daily on Friday, Sept. 22.

MSA hopes to build on busy semester

Published December 13, 2017

With around 50 ongoing or in-progress platform items to complete, the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota hopes to maintain momentum for spring semester. This fall, MSA focused...

University faculty support remote education for DACA students

Published December 7, 2017

Professors are rallying to help University of Minnesota students whose education may be threatened by deportation or the federally-proposed travel ban. A letter drafted by the Minnesota Student Association...

Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, speaks to students at MSAs Cookies with Constituents event at the TCF Bank Stadiums Indoor Club Room on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Legislators, students discuss issues at MSA forum

Published December 6, 2017

University of Minnesota students discussed policy and issues with state legislators over cookies and refreshments Tuesday night. The Minnesota Student Association hosted nine bipartisan state legislators...

A Gopher Chauffeur driver makes their rounds on Feb. 5, 2012.

Gopher Chauffeur will test new schedule during spring semester

Published November 30, 2017

Gopher Chauffeur, the University of Minnesota’s free student taxi service, will run six days a week starting this spring semester, though logistics like additional employees and costs have not been finalized. At...

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler answers questions from members of MSA during a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Kaler discusses proposed tuition hikes, campus climate at MSA forum

Published November 22, 2017

Around 150 students gathered at Fraser Hall to hear University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler discuss student issues Tuesday night. At the Minnesota Student Association forum meeting, Kaler discussed...

Landlords identified on housing violation list

Published November 20, 2017

Well-known University of Minnesota-area landlords were notified a few weeks ago of their inclusion on a list identifying problematic leasing companies. The list, created and published by the University’s...

MSA tries new format for mental health discussion

Published November 16, 2017

On Tuesday night, around 20 students gathered to discuss mental health over coffee, donuts and coloring pages. The students gathered at the Whole Music Club in Coffman Memorial Union to share experiences...

Interim Associate Vice President of Facilities Management Bill Paulus discusses the renewal projects on various UMN campus during the student senate meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Coffman Memorial Union. Senate members from all five University of Minnesota campuses were in attendance via video.

Senate meetings feature sexual assault prevention and student-parent funding

Published November 13, 2017

Two University of Minnesota senate meetings for students and faculty on Thursday highlighted sexual assault prevention tactics and a resolution regarding student parenting issues. The strategies are part...

Campus groups start student safety committee

Published November 9, 2017

Various campus groups formed a student-safety committee in response to a report that revealed how some students feel unsafe at the University of Minnesota and its surrounding neighborhoods. On Nov. 3,...

New vegan group hopes to expand options in dining halls

Published November 9, 2017

Vegan students will soon be able to voice their campus dining concerns directly with University of Minnesota officials.  On Friday, University Dining’s new vegan team will hold its first meeting,...

Raymond Dehn looks over election results during his Election Day party at Du Nord Craft Spirits on Nov. 7.

Dehn votes fall short, campaign sees victories in student precincts

Published November 8, 2017

Around 50 attendees at state Rep. Raymond Dehn’s election party watched the Minneapolis mayoral candidate take in about 17 percent of first-choice votes on Tuesday night. “We’re looking at the numbers,...

Student employees trained to recognize mental health struggles

Published November 2, 2017

University of Minnesota students can now get guidance and mental health support from fellow students at the help desk in Bruininks Hall. This semester, the help desk, called Helping U, added two student...

Identical twins Amanda and Ashley Overgaauw pose with their llamas before competing at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 31 at part of Minnesota 4-H.

Board of Regents to vote on dissolving 4-H foundation

Published October 26, 2017

The 4-H Foundation may soon be dissolved into the University of Minnesota Foundation in favor of a new funding system. On Oct. 13, University of Minnesota Extension brought a resolution to the Board of...

MSA compiling list of problematic landlords

Published October 25, 2017

Students at the University of Minnesota will soon have access to a list identifying landlords who violate housing policies, along with other resources to protect them from landlord mistreatment.  In...

MSA members support new DRC location on St. Paul campus

Published October 19, 2017

Students living on or near the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus may no longer have to make the trek to Minneapolis if they need accommodations while taking exams. At a forum this month, the Minnesota...

MSA meets for their first forum of the year in Fraser Hall on Sept. 19.

New MSA task force focuses on sexual assault

Published October 17, 2017

The Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota charged a task force to develop new strategies to battle sexual assault on campus. The group comprises members of various communities around...

New program tackles food insecurity on campus

Published October 10, 2017

Students with meal plans at the University of Minnesota can now donate their unused meal swipes to help hungry classmates, thanks to a national movement and an ambitious student. The program, called Swipe...

Dr. Umesh Goswami holds a cell phone displaying Soundly on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The app uses a game format to exercise the vocal muscles that cause snoring, and has reduced snoring in some patients by 20 percent.

U faculty and alumni develop app to prevent snoring

Published October 5, 2017

Loud, disruptive snoring could be cured through a game that helps players train and strengthen their airways. The app, called Soundly, is being developed by sleep apnea researchers at the University of...

Interim Vice President for University Services Mike Berthelsen speaks at a Campus Conversation held Monday in Walter Library on East Bank.

Mike Berthelsen named VP of University Services

Published September 29, 2017

The University of Minnesota named its new vice president of University Services Thursday. The University announced that Mike Berthelsen, who served as interim VP for the past 13 months, accepted an offer...

MSA meets for their first forum of the year in Fraser Hall on Sept. 19.

New MSA subcommittee works on recommendations for possible new dining vendor

Published September 27, 2017

With a potential change in the dining halls’ food supplier, a new Minnesota Student Association subcommittee is tasked with considering student needs. The MSA dining subcommittee, which first met on...

Students relax outside of Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

After Andersen Library exhibit, student body president hopes Coffman Union will be renamed

Published September 25, 2017

The University of Minnesota student body president recently voiced support for changing the name of Coffman Memorial Union. After a new campus exhibit drew attention to racial segregation in the University’s...

Student Body President Trish Palermo talks about the new school year with the Minnesota Daily on Friday, Sept. 22.

Student body president discusses goals for campus in first Q&A

Published September 25, 2017

University of Minnesota Student Body President Trish Palermo joined the Daily on Friday for her first Q&A interview. Palermo discussed dining hall food quality, expanding Gopher Chauffeur hours and...

Brianna Hanson, a ranking representative of the student senate, addresses At-Large Rep candidates at the first Minnesota Student Association forum of the semester on Sept. 12 in Frasier Hall on East Bank.

MSA discusses goals for the year at first meeting

Published September 15, 2017

The Minnesota Student Association held their first meeting Tuesday, which covered campus issues and plans to resolve them. Affordable housing, quality food options and student body support were a few of...

Doran Companies and CSM Corporation will present plans for a 25-story apartment tower in Marcy Holmes at a Heritage Preservation Commission meeting in October.

Student government and neighborhood association lobbies for housing affordability in Marcy-Holmes

Published September 14, 2017

A residential project proposed for the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood could fill an entire city block, but residents and students aren’t sold on the project’s scale and price tag.  Doran Companies...

UMN offers new kosher and halal dining options

Published September 5, 2017

Students no longer need to travel off-campus for food that fits some religious dietary restrictions. The University of Minnesota is offering kosher and halal foods in dining halls as of Saturday. The new...

Delaware Street Southeast in September, 2016 (Photo Courtesy of Google Maps)

Sexual assault reported near Superblock

Published September 2, 2017

A sexual assault was reported on campus Friday night, according to a University of Minnesota Police Department timely warning. The incident took place at approximately 9:30 p.m. around the corner of Southeast...

Kesha performs on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 during the Homecoming Concert at TCF Bank Stadium.

Ty Dolla Sign to headline at the 2017 University of Minnesota homecoming concert

Published August 31, 2017

Ty Dolla Sign and Tinashe were announced as the 2017 University of Minnesota homecoming co-headline performers during the class of 2021’s Pride and Spirit night Wednesday.  Ty Dolla Sign and Tinashe...

New UMN report details sex trafficking landscape in Minnesota

Published August 3, 2017

A one-of-a-kind University of Minnesota study detailing sex purchasing patterns across Minnesota was unveiled Wednesday.While most studies on sex trafficking focus on the providers, victims and traffickers,...

The Prime Place apartments under construction on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. With fall approaching and the apartments still unfinished, lesses were offered the option to either annul their leases or wait until Dec. 29 and receive $1,500 in compensation.

Unfinished apartment leaves students without a home for fall

Published August 2, 2017

Some University of Minnesota students are on a last minute housing hunt after a new apartment complex delayed its opening by several months.Last week, the management of Prime Place, a 195 unit apartment...

House education budget bill softens White House’s proposed cuts

Published July 27, 2017

A U.S. congressional committee approved an education budget bill this month that would cut far less than a White House proposal from earlier this year.The House Appropriations Committee approved a health,...

UMN professor hits the road to bridge political divide

Published July 26, 2017

A University of Minnesota professor is touring the country in an attempt to mend frayed cross-party relations.While some are pessimistic at the prospects of bridging the divide, William Doherty, who teaches...

Hair stylist Jeanne McCoy cuts and styles Nicole Shusters hair at the Masonic Childrens hospitals new hair salon. Nicole was happy to use the service as her three-month-old son is treated at the hospital.

For patients and their families, comfort with style

Published July 19, 2017

Jeanne McCoy is part of a group of volunteers at a University of Minnesota children’s hospital that is giving patients a little style.Since late May, McCoy has worked at the University Masonic Children...

UMN will see largest freshman class in 40 years

Published July 13, 2017

This fall will see the largest University of Minnesota freshman class in 40 years.In the Board of Regents’ first meeting led by new Chair David McMillan, administrators and officials reported Wednesday...

University researchers look to reinvigorate greater Minnesota

Published July 13, 2017

A new research initiative from the University of Minnesota aims to analyze population trends in order to reinvigorate rural Minnesota.With a recent $500,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture...

Brittany Seaver poses for portraits with her children Serenidee, Jazzlynn and William Watson outside their home in Plymouth, Minnesota on Monday. Brittany is now involved with the Minnesota Prison Doula Project, giving support and advice to pregnant inmates and new moms who are incarcerated.

For pregnant Minnesota inmates, a doula helps to maintain family ties

Published July 12, 2017

In 2011, Brittany Seaver gave birth to her third child. It was her first while in prison. She was looking for support during her pregnancy, but the confines of prison made support difficult to find. Two...

Postdoc parents face biases, study finds

Published July 5, 2017

A new study shows postdoctoral researchers have trouble accessing parental accommodations.The study, published June 21, found that postdocs were often hesitant to request pregnancy accommodations, had...

Lian Shen poses for a portrait outside the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory on Monday, June 26. The former professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering will start as the labs new director Sep. 1.

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory names new director

Published June 28, 2017

The University of Minnesota’s St. Anthony Falls Lab near the Stone Arch Bridge recently appointed its new director.Earlier this month, Lian Shen was named the new director of the SAFL after a two-year,...

Left, Anna Wetmore and Jake Scholz stand outside Carlson School of Management for a portrait with fidget devices in hand.

Amid fidget toy craze, U grads create silent device

Published June 27, 2017

In 2016, a group of University of Minnesota business students were looking to create a way for young students and their classmates to fidget in peace.Not long after, an unexpected craze formed with fidget...

Students and faculty evacuate the Masonic cancer research center after reports of a possible chemical spill.

Chemical spill prompts brief evacuation at University

Published June 23, 2017

A chemical spill at a University research building led to a brief evacuation Friday.Around 12:55 p.m., the Masonic Cancer Research Building located on 425 E. River Parkway was evacuated for precautionary...

Doctoral candidate Shiyu Liu explains how microwaves can be used to convert waste material into oil on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Building in St. Paul.

U center explores a sustainable future

Published June 23, 2017

In a workshop in St. Paul, several researchers work to advance the future of sustainable energy.For almost 15 years, theUniversity of Minnesota’s Center for Biorefining has researched ways to convert...

New NIH initiatives bolster future of research

Published June 16, 2017

New measures are being taken to aid young researchers.Since 1982, National Institutes of Health research grants for young researchers have gradually decreased as funds for older researchers have increased,...

One Stop expands financial resources

Published June 13, 2017

As part of a push to improve students’ fiscal responsibility, the University of Minnesota is expanding its financial education resources.Counselors at One Stop Student Services recently completed...

Study shows students prefer “authentic” professors

Published June 9, 2017

A recent study shows students prefer professors they perceive to be “authentic.”The study, published in Communication Education, surveyed nearly 300 college students on behavior from past professors...

Cab driver found guilty in Rep. Omar discrimination incident

Published June 8, 2017

A district court judge has ruled in favor of Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL – Minneapolis on charges stemming from a December taxi incident in Washington D.C.The driver, Uka O. Onuma, was charged with...

Trump’s proposed education budget would affect U

Published June 6, 2017

Some University of Minnesota students face potential student aid cuts following a White House budget proposal.The White House released its full budget proposal May 23, detailing the Trump administration’s...

Report documents a year of UMN bias complaints

Published June 5, 2017

In the last year, religious bias caused the highest number of University of Minnesota bias incidents, according to a new report.The University Bias Response and Referral Network, a team of faculty, staff...

FBI investigating UMN athletics ticketing office

Published June 2, 2017

The FBI is conducting a fraud investigation on the University of Minnesota athletics ticket office. Former Gophers Assistant Athletics Director, Sales and Service Brent Holck was fired in February after...