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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Nat Jacobwith, Staff Reporter

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Graduate Hotel opens doors to students looking for housing

Published October 8, 2020
When the University of Minnesota delayed move in for first-year students, some turned to the Stadium Village hotel as a flexible housing option.
George Floyds mural on the corner of 38 Street and Chicago Avenue after being vandalized on Tuesday evening. 

Man caught defacing George Floyd memorial once a UMN medical student

Published August 21, 2020

The young man caught on camera defacing the George Floyd memorial on Tuesday evening has been identified as Daniel Michelson, a 26-year-old student "not presently enrolled" at the University of Minnesota...

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

Gopher Chauffeur service suspended until further notice

Published August 1, 2020

Boynton Health Service announced its suspension of the Gopher Chauffeur service for the fall semester due to COVID-19, leaving some students out of work. Gopher Chauffeur is a free ride service available...

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Regents vote to make no cuts to Student Services Fees

Published August 1, 2020

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents discussed its COVID-19 response, approved further Title IX changes and voted to make no cuts to Student Services Fees at a special meeting Thursday.  The...

Hillels rooftop will overlook downtown Minneapolis and Folwell Hall when the building reopens this upcoming fall semester. (Image courtesy of MN Hillel)

Minnesota Hillel reopens building to students of all faiths this fall

Published July 22, 2020

The University of Minnesota’s Jewish student group Minnesota Hillel is experiencing measured joy as they cautiously prepare for their new student space to open on campus this fall.  Hillel began...

According to the Minnesota Medical Association, 70–80% of people up to the age of 18 have forgone regularly scheduled check-ups and vaccinations since the pandemic began.

The public health costs of returning to campus

Published July 15, 2020

COVID-19 is not the only public health risk affecting campus communities, and some students and healthcare professionals are bracing for the spread of other illnesses in the fall.  The University...

Robert Glisky, Melvin Giles and Sneha Sinha stand in front of a mural in the Peace Garden in the St. Anthony neighborhood of St. Paul. (Photo courtesy of Engineers Without Borders)

Engineers Without Borders creates new growth in Twin Cities neighborhoods

Published July 8, 2020

For some St. Paul neighborhoods, hope is starting to grow after the police killing of George Floyd.  Recent unrest left several neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul as food deserts when grocery...

Sumaya Aden, Isak Aden’s sister, addresses protesters in a parking lot near Twin Cities Premium Outlets, the site where police killed 23-year-old Isak Aden in July of 2019 in Eagan on Wednesday, July 1.

Eagan community celebrates Somali Independence Day and the life of Isak Aden

Published July 6, 2020

More than 200 people marched through Eagan Wednesday evening, both in celebration of Somali Independence Day and in protest over last year’s police killing of Isak Aden, a young Somali man and University...

Minneapolis Police drive downtown on Tuesday, June 26.

Armed robbery reported at Stadium Village CVS

Published July 2, 2020

A female suspect robbed a business in Stadium Village Thursday morning, a SafeU Alert said. The robbery took place at the CVS Pharmacy located at 818 Washington Ave. S.E. at around 8:15 a.m. A gun was...

Robbery reported near campus, says second SAFE-U alert of Tuesday evening

Robbery reported near campus, says second SAFE-U alert of Tuesday evening

Published June 17, 2020

Three suspects robbed a person near the corner of Elm Street Southeast and 17th Avenue Southeast on Tuesday night, an all-campus alert said.  Two male suspects and one female suspect were involved...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News

Episode 59: The George Floyd Protests: The history of police brutality in the Twin Cities

Published June 11, 2020

MEGAN PALMER: Hey everyone, and happy Thursday. As the effects of the killing of George Floyd continue to ripple throughout the world, the team at In The Know is continuing our examination of its context...

Illustrated by Abby Adamski

Incoming freshman say goodbye to senior year and hello to online orientation

Published May 5, 2020

On the heels of a virtual end to their senior year, incoming freshmen at the University of Minnesota are about to experience another first: an online college orientation.  As the COVID-19 pandemic...

Russell Brown poses for a portrait in front of his house in Plymouth on Monday, May 4.


Russell Brown poses for a portrait in front of his house in Plymouth on Monday, May 4.

Students gather in a common area inside the Carlson School of Management on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.

Carlson study abroad requirement raises questions during pandemic

Published April 30, 2020

The Carlson School of Management's requirement that all students study abroad is causing concern for some University of Minnesota students during the COVID-19 crisis. On March 15, students abroad received...

Ally Slaughter, sophomore, stands for a picture in the lobby of her apartment building with her favorite reusable grocery bag on Tuesday, April, 14. Slaughter says that she has had more flexibility in her grocery shopping since the stay at home order began.

Avoiding public transportation, grocery shopping on campus proves challenging

Published April 16, 2020

In addition to dealing with the challenges of online classes and canceled commencement ceremonies due to COVID-19, University of Minnesota students are also dealing with addressing basic needs like grocery...

Sarah Mai

U, partners take steps to keep students connected online during the pandemic

Published April 12, 2020

The University of Minnesota and public and private dollars are working to keep students connected to the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and about a dozen other senators...

Illustrated by Hailee Schievelbein

Law students face work, certification challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

Published April 8, 2020

As the University of Minnesota Law School moves to completely online and pass/fail grade instruction, many law students are experiencing unprecedented challenges as they pursue their legal education.  As...

A man walks his dog along a quiet Washington Avenue bridge on Saturday, March 21.

While some students flee home, others torn about costs of staying on campus

Published March 24, 2020

Many students at the University of Minnesota are moving out earlier than expected this school year due to the coronavirus pandemic, causing added stress during an already trying time. As the school moves...

Horses walk about their enclosure at the Leatherdale Equine Center near the St. Paul campus on Monday, Feb. 24.

Researchers study irregular horse heartbeats, hoping to find a cure

Published March 16, 2020

University of Minnesota researchers are looking at cardiac conditions in racehorses to point toward a solution for both horses and humans. Researchers are examining the effects of irregular heartbeats...