The Minnesota Daily

All content by Mukhtar Ibrahim

MN group calls for more bottom-up public schools

August 11, 2010

A nationwide movement designed to promote accessible, democratically-controlled public education may soon find a home in Minnesota. Last Thursday, a group of local students, teachers and community members...

African community honors local hero

August 4, 2010

When he moved to Minnesota from Maine in 2006, Abdirizak Mahboub saw several killings in the state’s Somali community, including that of an Augsburg College student who was shot dead in broad daylight...

SELF Loans losing popularity as result of 2008 federal law

August 4, 2010

Kara Motta, a University of Minnesota dance major, has taken out SELF Loans before. But when she tried to fill out her eFAAN this year, she was surprised to see that the loan wasn’t included in the...

Bedlam closes, it’s curtains for internships

July 28, 2010

When the West Bank’s Bedlam Theatre closes its doors Sept. 7 to make way for a displaced mosque, the community will lose more than a place to see a show. University of Minnesota theater and dance...

EXCO offers free class at the U

July 21, 2010

A free experimental class held at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Union explores the correlation between social ideologies and government functionality. The course, the Exploration of Societal...

Minn. Future Doctors’ first class to begin medical school in fall

July 14, 2010

Thuy Nguyen-Tran and Krista Stowe did not go to the same university nor live in the same city, but they have something in common. They’re part of the first group of students to be accepted to medical...

Summer driving deadlier than winter

July 7, 2010

Although 83 percent of Americans think winter is the most dangerous season for driving, summer — specifically the Fourth of July weekend — actually claims that title, a recent University of...

Saadiq Enow speaks to members of the Somali Student Association Monday at the Wabun Picnic Area.

U Somali Student Association celebrates Somali independence

July 7, 2010

Some of them had not seen Somalia, some did not fully understand the Somali language and others had lost family members in the country’s violent civil war. But the members of the University of Minnesotas...

Associate Professor John Chandy [VERB] at his laboratory Thursday in the Lions Research Building/McGuire Translational Research Facility

U professor studies cerebral malaria in Kenya and Uganda

June 30, 2010

Chandy John remembers when he got malaria while doing his medical residency in Nigeria. “It was the worst I ever felt in my life,” he said. “I felt incredibly weak and drained and absolutely...

Professor retires after 42 years

June 23, 2010

A University of Minnesota professor who devoted his career to studying cell communication and pioneering the study of genetics at the University is set to retire. Ross Johnson spent 42 years in the College...

U looks to save $25 million per year

June 16, 2010

When University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks  appointed the 14 people who make up the Strategic Procurement Advisory Committee  in March 2009 to review the University’s purchasing...

U to rename building after former president Keller

June 9, 2010

The University of MinnesotaâÄôs Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building will soon be named Kenneth H. Keller Hall. Keller, the 12th University of Minnesota president and a former chemical...

Pawlenty talks oil spill, immigration at U

May 28, 2010

Gov. Tim Pawlenty sounded off on a number of controversial topics Thursday in an interview with Meet the Press host David Gregory at the University of Minnesota. Pawlenty said he supports the Tea Party...

U student reports rape at Sally’s Saloon

May 26, 2010

A University of Minnesota student reported being raped last Thursday in a bathroom at SallyâÄôs Saloon and Eatery, according to a police report. The victim was waiting in line to use the restroom,...

Former Biology Without Borders president Jenna Racine, middle, talks with Jan Swan, right, and Peter Swan at a picnic Thursday before departing to the airport.

U student group raises awareness in Africa

May 26, 2010

Sixteen students from the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Biology Without Borders student group are in Tanzania and Kenya to help build a rainwater collection system for a school, volunteer at maternity...