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Breaking: UMN to require COVID-19 vaccine upon full FDA approval

Breaking: UMN to require COVID-19 vaccine upon full FDA approval

August 9, 2021
The FDA is anticipated to formally approve multiple COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks, according to University President Joan Gabel.
Breaking: UMN reinstates campus mask mandate amid spread of Delta variant

Breaking: UMN reinstates campus mask mandate amid spread of Delta variant

August 2, 2021
The mandate will go into effect Aug. 3
Pillsbury Hall as seen on Sept. 16, 2015. The building is the second-oldest standing building on campus.

Members of the English department speak about Pillsbury Hall move

July 24, 2021
The building has undergone renovations since 2018 and will officially reopen this fall to house the English department, creative writing program and brand new Liberal Arts Engagement Hub.
A collection of art contributions at George Floyd Square on Sunday, June 13. (Alexa Lewis / Minnesota Daily)

CLA hosts discussion on the power of art, role of museums in fight for racial justice

June 17, 2021
The discussion is part of the college’s “What’s Next?” series where it examines the next steps to eliminate institutional and systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.
Better Together: Dental school student group focuses on changing culture, dismantling bias

Better Together: Dental school student group focuses on changing culture, dismantling bias

June 8, 2021
The group was formed in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in May 2020
Morrill Hall as seen on Saturday, Oct. 12.

New task force will address abusive faculty after push from graduate student government

April 29, 2021
A graduate student petition called for forming a body consisting of graduate students, faculty, relevant staff and administrators to address abusive faculty behavior.
UMN classes TH 5117: Performance and Social Change and TH 5950: Topics in Theatre holding in person class in the Rarig theater building.

Theater class links pharmacy studies with Greek tragedies

April 22, 2021
Combined with a study of Greek tragedies, the class examines the contemporary and historical aspects of pharmacy to create performance through science.
A student guide to getting vaccinated through Boynton

A student guide to getting vaccinated through Boynton

April 14, 2021
With recently expanded eligibility, students may receive an invitation to get a vaccine through Boynton Health.
CLA students petition for college to explore in-person graduation options

CLA students petition for college to explore in-person graduation options

April 4, 2021
Two students started the petition in hopes that the College of Liberal Arts would offer an in-person graduation ceremony for interested students.
A Minneapolis Police officer patrols Dinkytown on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

Robbery reported Monday night in Dinkytown, per SAFE-U notification

March 29, 2021
The suspect allegedly threatened two victims with a handgun.
University of Minnesota law student Kristen Trapp poses outside of her condo building in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, March 21. Trapp launched an organization with the goal of removing gendered language in the Minnesota constitution.

Law student launches organization to make state constitution language gender-neutral

March 24, 2021
Kristin Trapp, a third-year law student, founded “He2We” to push for “simple, overdue updates” to state constitutions that only use male-gendered pronouns and language.
From left to right: Rielle Perttu Swanson, candidate for COGS president; Federico Facciolo, candidate for COGS vice president; U.J. Bhowmik, candidate for PSG president; and Victoria Anderson, candidate for PSG vice president.

Meet the candidates for graduate and professional student government

March 18, 2021
All president and vice president candidates are running unopposed.
New fee for international alumni in STEM to be delayed after pushback

New fee for international alumni in STEM to be delayed after pushback

March 10, 2021
The proposed fee is for an extension to a program that allows international STEM graduates to remain in the US after graduation to work.
Robbery reported Tuesday morning in Dinkytown, per SAFE-U notification

Robbery reported Tuesday morning in Dinkytown, per SAFE-U notification

March 9, 2021
The three suspects allegedly assaulted a victim and took their wallet.
Law students push for COVID-19 notation on transcript

Law students push for COVID-19 notation on transcript

March 1, 2021
The notation would serve as an acknowledgment of the pandemic’s impact on students' lives, and could apply beyond the spring 2021 semester.
Professional students confront policing, institutional racism in two task forces

Professional students confront policing, institutional racism in two task forces

February 22, 2021
The task forces aim to reform policing, increase student and faculty diversity and require a curriculum addressing systemic racism.
Photo courtesy of Hana Maruyama (right) and Noah Maruyama (left), the hosts and producers of the Campu Podcast.

Podcast carries stories of incarcerated Japanese Americans through symbolic objects

February 16, 2021
A University Ph.D. candidate and her brother created the podcast to collect and preserve stories of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.