The Minnesota Daily

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Minnesota Student Association President Abeer Syedah speaks in support of Hillary Clinton at Northrop Auditorium on Oct. 4, 2016 ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders' speech.

For some student-leaders, navigating the terrain of personal beliefs can be tricky

November 3, 2016

For Minnesota Student Association to maintain its school funding, the group must remain nonpartisan and strive to represent the entire student body. Still, many of the group’s members, as well as its...

Some say the University’s parental leave policy is exclusionary

November 3, 2016

In response to concerns about gaps in the University of Minnesota’s parental leave policy, some students are pushing for changes to make the policy more equitable. The Council of Graduate Students (COGS)...

Protesters assemble at the University of Cape Town on Oct. 5, 2016. Protests over tuition in South Africa have resulted in long university closures, leaving students studying abroad unable to attend classes.

In South Africa, University students locked out of classes amid national protests

October 31, 2016

University of Cape Town (UCT) Professor Elisa Galgut managed to cover only a third of the semester’s curriculum before she was forced to cancel classes.As a result of intensifying student-led protests...

Council of Graduate Students President, Mia Divecha, counts votes during a General Assembly meeting in the Cargill Building on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.

Following inequity concerns, graduate student groups feud over funding at U

October 20, 2016

A graduate student council fund that distributes thousands of dollars each fall was withheld this year, creating tension after some groups claimed they had no say in the change.The Council of Graduate...

Person robbed, assaulted near West Bank

October 19, 2016

A robbery was reported Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Cedar Avenue South, just blocks from the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus, according to the University...

University of Minnesota will review student sick note policy

October 17, 2016

As sick students come to campus clinics in droves during the flu season for notes excusing their absence, Boynton Health hopes to change the University of Minnesota’s absence verification policy.Under...

Revival of U-Swap program may help students’ search for textbooks, housing

October 13, 2016

After a few years of inactivity, University of Minnesota students are revamping U-Swap, a website designed to help students buy and sell textbooks and look for housing.While students can already buy books...

Facilities Management employee Sandra Johnson refills a tampon and pad dispenser in the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building on Oct. 11, 2016. MSA has been working with Facilities Management to increase the availability of these supplies across campus, including putting dispensers in gender-neutral bathrooms.

MSA, University collaboration may ease some period pains

October 12, 2016

In response to accessibility complaints, menstrual care products will now be more accessible in University of Minnesota restrooms.University Facilities Management will stock the school’s gender-neutral...

With financial help, students to join pipeline protest

October 6, 2016

Students from the University of Minnesota are gearing up to join the ongoing opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction later this month.American Indian studies students will receive financial...

Strategic communications sophomores Maja Cave, left, and Marisa White, center, register to vote with the online software TurboVote with help from MSA member Cara Nix, right, at Voterpalooza hosted by MSA on Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016 at Northrop Plaza. MSA decided to use TurboVote this year to increase student registration on campus for the upcoming election.

University adopts TurboVote to boost registration

September 28, 2016

To combat low student turnout during elections, this fall University of Minnesota student groups are using new and old platforms to encourage voter registration on campus. While some political student...

Nursing mothers struggle to find lactation spaces at the U

September 26, 2016

For women who choose to breastfeed, finding an adequate place to pump on campus only adds to an already tense experience.While University of Minnesota advocates have worked for years to add more lactation...

Source: The New York Times, Human Rights Watch, Latin America Working Group Education Fund

Three thousand miles away, Colombian students affected by peace agreement

September 20, 2016

After over half a century of bloody civil war, Colombians expect to know peace again.The Colombian government reached a heated peace agreement with a Marxist guerrilla army — the Revolutionary Armed...

Annabelle Stalboerger reads to her two children, 18-month-old E.J., and 5-year-old Clara on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at their home in Sartell, Minnesota. Stalboerger's fiancé University of Minnesota third-year law student Edward

Despite state subsidies, rising child care costs an enduring burden

September 19, 2016

With child care costs doubling in the last 25 years, student-parents are seeking additional resources to help pay their bills. In the spring, after professional and graduate student-parents lobbied the...

Minnesota Student Association President Abeer Syedah listens during the Association's forum in Mondale Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Syedah, who previously served as Vice President, was elected as President earlier this year.

Working to spotlight issues of social justice, Abeer ‘pushes boundaries’

September 15, 2016

With a dynamic following on Twitter, Minnesota Student Association President Abeer Syedah has embraced the connectivity of social media, posting her musings on topics, such as xenophobia to heteronormativity,...

Course evaluation info made accessible for students

September 12, 2016

The course evaluations students fill out on the last day of class are now available online, a change that some think will inform decisions about course registration.Last month, the Minnesota Student Association...

Student governments broaden perspective through diversity

September 9, 2016

Student government bodies at the University of Minnesota are placing an emphasis on recruiting members from diverse backgrounds this school year.The Minnesota Student Association, Council of Graduate Students...

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New University of Minnesota campaign aims to curb campus plastic waste

September 6, 2016

Students can earn rewards just for filling reusable water bottles on campus through a new program at the University of Minnesota.The campaign, Choose ReUse & Win, uses an app called Cupanion in hopes of...

Ticket scalper Dan Waage stands outside of Mariucci Arena offering tickets for sale to the Men's Hockey 2015 Hall of Fame Game on Saturday.

Ticket scamming on the rise

October 13, 2015

Better technology is making it easier than ever for scammers to design, print and sell fake tickets for sporting events in the Twin Cities.    Cheaper and clearer printing has led to an overall...

Students play video games during Greek Week in September. Glitch is a nonprofit organization based at the University that promotes the exploration of video games as a culture, career and creative practice.

Game-developing coalition in the works

October 8, 2015

A potential partnership between the University of Minnesota and two off-campus groups could help young adults on the West Bank find jobs.   Nonprofit video game developer Glitch, the West Bank Community...

Korean Student Organization President Youngran Jung (left) engages in discussion Monday night in Moos Tower. This Fall, UMPD officer Sam Schooler was appointed as a liaison for Korean students, serving as a direct contact for helping them navigate the U.S. legal system as well as communicating safety messages.

UMPD connects with Korean students

October 6, 2015

A new partnership between the University of Minnesota Police Department and Korean international students at the University could increase the students’ access to information about safety on campus...

Chief of police to focus on training, engagement

September 29, 2015

Newly appointed University of Minnesota Police Chief Matthew Clark is meeting with student leaders to garner feedback about his department and better serve the University community.      As...

Crime alert says two victims in two days near U of M

September 29, 2015

Two victims were robbed near the University of Minnesota campus Sunday and Monday.   A University of Minnesota student was robbed near the intersection of 11th Avenue Southeast and...

Burglaries on the rise at Mayo building

September 21, 2015

In the past seven weeks, 10 burglaries and have occurred in University of Minnesota-owned buildings. Four of those crimes took place in the University’s Mayo Memorial Building alone.   University...

TCF game days lead to theft

September 15, 2015

On every Gophers football game day, the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Police Department place more officers at TCF Bank Stadium and the areas surrounding campus in preparation for the large...

Minnesota legislators apologize to law enforcement

September 14, 2015

The Minnesota state legislators who were cited for kissing in a parked car in late August have apologized and stepped down from the House Ethics Committee.   According to the Pioneer Press, a Dakota...

Four recent burglaries near University

September 10, 2015

A string of burglaries occurred in houses surrounding the University of Minnesota last week.   Robberies happen often come early fall, Minneapolis Police Department Public Information Officer John...

Minneapolis targeting police interactions

September 8, 2015

A partnership between universities nationwide and Minneapolis law enforcement is gearing up in order to change the way police interact with their communities.    Minneapolis is one of six cities...