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COGS shoots down all-campus election proposal

February 5, 2015

The Council of Graduate Students voted Wednesday to keep its internal election process. The University had advised COGS to hold ballot elections to elect next year’s president and vice president....

COGS may adopt new election process

January 22, 2015

A proposed change to the Council of Graduate Students’ election process raises concern among its members. The University’s Office for Student Affairs is advising the student government group...

Gift program eases student-parent stress

December 10, 2014

Susan Warfield started choking up as she described the struggles some student-parents face during the holiday season. Already strapped for money, those University of Minnesota students have to worry whether...

MSA recommends dropping student representative Carrière

December 2, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s undergraduate student government is requesting that a student representative to the Board of Regents be removed from his position after he allegedly accused a student...

No tilling, better soil

November 19, 2014

At the end of each harvest season, farmer Dean Dostal of Hutchinson, Minn., carefully tends to his corn and soybean crops, preparing for the next year’s planting season. It’s a familiar routine...

Erika Bailey-Johnson, Sustainability Director, speaks on behalf of Bemidji State University for the Building Minnesota's Capacity for Climate Adaption conference at the Hyatt Regency, Thursday afternoon. This is the second conference for climate adaptation hosted by the University of Mn and McAlester College.

Colleges tackle climate change

November 10, 2014

Large institutions like the University of Minnesota are working to become leaders in addressing climate change as the issue grows in the state with heavier rainfalls and warmer temperatures. About 200...

Combined heat, power plant to up efficiency

November 6, 2014

In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and save money, the University of Minnesota is renovating the Old Main Heating Plant building. The century-old building in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood is undergoing...

Grant will help gather transgender experiences

October 15, 2014

Editor’s note: Some sources in this story are referenced using the gender-neutral pronouns “they” because they do not identify with masculine or feminine pronouns.   Through sharing...

Students push for Meatless Mondays

October 9, 2014

Some University of Minnesota students are urging campus to wipe its dining halls completely free of chicken, pork, beef and all other meats for one day each week. The small group started a petition late...

Humphrey School aims to diversify

October 1, 2014

Zachary Hylton entered his final year at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs last fall as one of about 60 students of color enrolled there. For future years, the school’s leaders and students are...

MSA takes open-source pitch to faculty

September 24, 2014

After a failed attempt to create a statewide open-source textbook program last year, University of Minnesota student government leaders and faculty members are taking matters into their own hands. But...

Rybak continues teaching

September 16, 2014

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has gone from teaching University of Minnesota students about leadership to helping them use their own projects and designs to improve the communities around them. “Six...

Sophomore Collin Klimisch navigates for the Gopher Chauffeur on Thursday night. Gopher Chauffeur is undergoing design changes to increase its vans' appearance.

New student-designed Gopher Chauffeur vans roll out

September 8, 2014

Due to heavy ridership and the need to stand out on the streets, the University of Minnesota’s fleet of Gopher Chauffeur vans will soon sport a new design — from front to back, they’ll...

Faculty push for Ojibwe, Dakota languages to become majors

September 3, 2014

Some faculty members within the University of Minnesota’s Department of American Indian Studies are trying to preserve two languages indigenous to the state. Currently, students don’t have...