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University researchers partner with Minneapolis and St. Paul to make crosswalks safer.

Improved transportation infrastructure coming to University Avenue Southeast and Fourth Street Southeast

Published July 27, 2021
Minor improvements were made in 2019, but the majority of renovations were saved for the upcoming project.
Members of 365Green pose for a portrait along highway 12 in Chaska, Minn. on July 11.

“365Green” club advocates for sustainability through advocacy, action

Published July 16, 2021
Jacob Bechtold, a third-year student at the University, started the club in early 2020.
Left: Photo courtesy of U.J. Bhowmik, the Professional Student Government (PSG) president. Right: Photo courtesy of Victoria Anderson, the PSG vice president.

New PSG leadership discusses plans for advocacy, collaboration with other student organizations

Published July 16, 2021
President U.J. Bhowmik and Vice President Victoria Anderson took office on July 1.
President and Speaker of the Council of Graduate Students, Rielle Perttu Swanson, left, and Richard Gonigam pose for a portrait on the Washington Avenue Bridge on July 9 in Minneapolis, Minn.

New graduate student leadership talks goals, initiatives for the next year

Published July 14, 2021
Speaker Richard Gonigam and President Rielle Perttu Swanson took office on July 1.
All public, nonprofit private colleges in Minnesota now eligible for state funding for food insecurity

All public, nonprofit private colleges in Minnesota now eligible for state funding for food insecurity

Published July 9, 2021
Colleges can apply for up to $8,000 to launch food pantries, hold educational events and create task forces to reduce food insecurity.
Courtesy of Abdulaziz Mohamed and Samiat Ajibola

“I want to push student government out of the box”; MSA leadership discusses goals for the upcoming school year

Published July 2, 2021
President Abdulaziz Mohamed and Vice President Samiat Ajibola took office on July 1.
UMN senate members encourage University to reverse vaccine decision

UMN senate members encourage University to reverse vaccine decision

Published June 23, 2021
Representatives of the faculty and student senate created a resolution asking the University to mandate the COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations starting fall 2021.
Photo courtesy of Jerica Berge, Professor and Vice Chair for Research 
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota

UMN researchers awarded $5 million grant to study racial and ethnic disparities in childhood obesity

Published June 21, 2021
The team will use multiple intervention methods to encourage healthy family food habits.
MSA advocates for an all-electric vehicle fleet, University cites challenges with supply and cold winters

MSA advocates for an all-electric vehicle fleet, University cites challenges with supply and cold winters

Published June 9, 2021
The University plans to continue gradually adding electric vehicles to its fleet as they become more readily available on the market and technology improves.
Photo curtesy of Safiya Anwar.

High school senior advocates for better mental health resources for PSEO students

Published April 26, 2021
Safiya Anwar, a second-year PSEO student at the University of Minnesota and her team are hoping to make more mental health services, like Boynton therapy sessions, available to high school students in the PSEO program.
‘Unfortunately, it is very American’: UMN professor testifies before Congress about anti-Asian violence

‘Unfortunately, it is very American’: UMN professor testifies before Congress about anti-Asian violence

Published March 29, 2021
Congress has not heard testimonies about anti-Asian discrimination in 34 years, Dr. Erika Lee said in her testimony.
Official Spring 2021 Toledo program picture, courtesy of Lauren Huspeni

Last spring, there were 1,075 UMN students abroad. This semester, there are 28.

Published March 19, 2021
After being suspended for two terms, five programs now have students abroad, which program directors consider an accomplishment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘The students are why were all here’: Gabel launches new student mental health initiative

‘The students are why we’re all here’: Gabel launches new student mental health initiative

Published March 11, 2021
The committee’s co-chairs say they hope students will see an increase in access to mental health resources as early as next fall.
Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council to stay split this spring

Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council to stay split this spring

Published March 6, 2021
The Panhellenic Council will continue to reevaluate its partnership with the Interfraternity Council each semester going forward.
Rural Alzheimer’s patients have less access to specialized providers, research finds

Rural Alzheimer’s patients have less access to specialized providers, research finds

Published February 22, 2021
While geriatric care is already challenging, health experts say a lack of aging specialists in rural areas adds another barrier.
Photo courtesy of Terresa Moses, Assistant Professor and Director of the College of Design Justice Network at the University of Minnesota. Moses launched Racism Untaught, a course that teaches about racism in design.

Redesigning Aunt Jemima: Design course centers anti-racism in branding

Published February 3, 2021
Led by Terresa Moses, a course focused on racialized designs in branding is now being shown at the Goldstein Museum of Design.
Regents consider allowing UMN logo on alcohol products

Regents consider allowing UMN logo on alcohol products

Published January 27, 2021
The policy changes would be expected to generate an estimated $300,000 in revenue for the University annually.
The Board of Regents meets to discuss current University issues in the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.  Some members met in person, while others joined the meeting via Zoom.

University members weigh in on regent selection

Published January 20, 2021
The Legislature will fill the four open positions on the board.

Regents discuss public safety and a proposed free tuition program for families making less than $50,000

Published December 12, 2020
The board also provided feedback to administrators on the systemwide strategic plan, and discussed budget shortfalls at their virtual meetings on Thursday and Friday.