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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Samantha Alisankus

Four frats seek return to campus

Published December 4, 2012

As the University of Minnesota’s greek population rises, so does expansion interest from new fraternities.  The greek community added more than 700 members to fraternities and sororities this...

U uses stingless wasps to eliminate emerald ash borer infestation

Published November 29, 2012

The emerald ash borer has been creating havoc for Minnesota trees since its arrival to the state in 2009. Since 2010, the University of Minnesota has been working with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture...

Fees committee doesn’t fully represent campus

Published November 26, 2012

While the group of University of Minnesota students that distributes student services fees is supposed to be representative of the entire student body, this year’s committee is skewed toward greek...

SSFC lacks college diversity

Published November 19, 2012

University of Minnesota student government seeks a Student Services Fees Committee that’s representative of the student body to better distribute students’ money to groups and organizations. But...

U study first to measure grade retention rate by state

Published November 15, 2012

John Warren, a University of Minnesota sociology professor, spent years researching the correlation between high school exit exams and dropout rates. He, along with other researchers, speculated that retention...

Panhellenic Council considers adding new sororities

Published November 8, 2012

The University of Minnesota’s Panhellenic Council began discussions this fall regarding the addition of a new sorority to campus. Members hope to have the new chapter on campus by fall 2013. Undergraduate...

NYC awakes after hibernation

Published October 31, 2012

Few things can push the city that never sleeps into a virtual slumber, but Super storm Sandy is one of them. The storm, which hit New York City Monday night, pushed the city into a two day hibernation...

University of Minnesota Study reveals effects of homelessness on academic achievement

Published October 31, 2012

On Tuesday, The University of Minnesota released a study that shows how homelessness affects academic achievement among Minneapolis students.  In a press release, lead researcher J.J. Cutuli said,...

Greek Task Force looks at housing

Published October 30, 2012

In recent years, the University of Minnesota’s greek community has surged in numbers — but it’s still the smallest in the Big Ten. After reaching a 20-year membership high in 2011, the...

Greek society honors late members

Published October 22, 2012

Last spring, members of the University of Minnesota’s Delta Chi chapter named Christopher Lifgren “Brother of the Month,” an honor reserved for a current member who has gone above and...

Theta Chi registers more than 20 men for fraternity

Published October 18, 2012

The Theta Chi Fraternity expansion team held its first organizational meeting on campus on Sunday, during which it registered more than 20 men. The fraternity is in the process of re-establishing a chapter...

University fraternity chapter receives national recognition

Published October 12, 2012

The University of Minnesota chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho recently received national recognition for their campus efforts. In August, the fraternity received a series of chapter awards from national headquarters,...

Greeks, athletics to team up

Published September 26, 2012

The University of Minnesota’s athletics department and greek community are teaming up just in time for Homecoming. In an effort to boost attendance at Gopher games and also offer opportunities for...

After 13-year absence, Theta Chi Fraternity looks to come back

Published September 19, 2012

Just over 13 years ago the University of Minnesota chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity closed its doors on campus. Now, it’s looking to make a comeback. Starting this semester, national Theta Chi representatives...

Greeks create own ethics board

Published September 12, 2012

As the recruitment process for fraternities and sororities comes to a close, the greek community is partnering with the University of Minnesota’s Student Unions and Activities for a slightly different...

Women interested in joining the University of Minnesotas greek community lined up outside of Alpha Gamma Delta Monday night for the last night of sorority recruitment.

In recruitment, sororities see spike and frats go formal

Published September 11, 2012

Amid fraternity and sorority recruitment festivities, those passing University Avenue last week likely noticed two things — large crowds and a near constant influx of tour groups led by men in light...

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