The Minnesota Daily

All content by Megan Germundson
Episode 83: Black women trailblazers at UMN

Episode 83: Black women trailblazers at UMN

March 26, 2021
In this episode, we learn about historical Black women and their contributions, which helped pave the way for the future at the University of Minnesota.
Episode 81: Organizers and activists prepare for the Chauvin trial

Episode 81: Organizers and activists prepare for the Chauvin trial

March 12, 2021
In this episode, we talk with activists and organizers to learn how they have been preparing for the Derek Chauvin trial and their experiences protesting on the first day of public court proceedings.
Episode 79: Explaining the Derek Chauvin trial

Episode 79: Explaining the Derek Chauvin trial

February 25, 2021
In this week's episode, "In the Know" reporters break down what can be expected from the Derek Chauvin trial slated to begin next month.
Episode 77: University medical workers face the emotional toll of the pandemic

Episode 77: University medical workers face the emotional toll of the pandemic

February 12, 2021
In this episode we hear from three medical professionals working on campus about their experiences and emotions around battling COVID-19 on the frontlines, almost a year into the pandemic.
Episode 75: With $5 million grant, UMN seeks to change relationship with tribal nations

Episode 75: With $5 million grant, UMN seeks to change relationship with tribal nations

January 28, 2021
The University of Minnesota will use grant money for the recently announced Minnesota Transform Initiative to examine their historical relationship with Minnesota’s tribal nations. The project will compile digital storytelling projects, research University/tribal relations and provide funding toward the school’s Ojibwe and Dakota language programs. In this episode, we spoke with faculty leaders on the project and the Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council to learn more about the initiative and how it will mean for the University's relationship with the 11 tribal nations of Minnesota.
Episode 72: University relations with the tribal nations of Minnesota

Episode 72: University relations with the tribal nations of Minnesota

December 3, 2020
Megan and Ava team up with campus administration reporter Hana Ikramuddin to examine the current state of affairs between University of Minnesota leadership and the Tribal Nations of Minnesota following a letter from the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, which was sent to President Gabel and the Board of Regents over the summer.
Episode 69: The 2020 Election

Episode 69: The 2020 Election

November 5, 2020
The "In The Know" team takes you through Election Day 2020 in the Twin Cities, from talking to voters during the day to covering the DFL and GOP results parties.
In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News

Episode 60: The George Floyd Case

June 18, 2020

MEGAN PALMER: Happy Thursday, and thank you for joining us. This month, the team at "In The Know" has been following the George Floyd protests and the history of police brutality in the Twin Cities....

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News

Episode 58: The George Floyd Protests: U Students Demand Accountability

June 4, 2020

MEGAN PALMER: Hello, and welcome back to "In The Know." My name is Megan Palmer, and I'm the new podcast producer at the Minnesota Daily. Our original production plans for this month have been turned...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Students with learning disabilities tackle online instruction

April 20, 2020

Cole Cooper, a foundations of special education major at the University of Minnesota, prepares for another hour of squinting, confusion and distraction.  As he logs in to his online class, phone...

Illustration by Eva Berezosky

Loneliness, grief during social distancing can negatively impact health, experts say

April 6, 2020

Tori Harder, a senior in the University of Minnesota's graphic design program, had been interning at an advertising agency this semester and had a full-time job lined up for after graduation.  But...