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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

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Sarah Mai

UMN students host Earth Day conference

Published May 3, 2022
Panel experts spoke about water quality and rural climate resilience in Minnesota.
A University bus drives on campus on Wednesday, April 27.

University takes first step on campus vehicle electrification project

Published May 2, 2022
If completed, the electric vehicle switch will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.
Students and protesters march toward Northrop on Friday, April 22. The protest, planned by Teamsters Local 320, was organized to bring attention to the low wages of union workers and custodial staff at the University.

Students for Climate Justice rallies for student, faculty management wage increases

Published May 2, 2022
University group Students for Climate Justice held a rally calling for livable wages and environmental accountability as union negotiations approach.
University narrows search for new chief sustainability officer position

University narrows search for new chief sustainability officer position

Published April 28, 2022
The position will develop the University's sustainability strategies for increasing cost efficiencies while reducing greenhouse gas emissions as part of the climate action plan.
UMN School of Public Health recognized for sustainability in healthcare management curriculum

UMN School of Public Health recognized for sustainability in healthcare management curriculum

Published April 19, 2022
The Climate Change and Health Organizations course trains students to address environmental issues in healthcare.
Lighting and ventilation updates in buildings create energy savings for UMN

Lighting and ventilation updates in buildings create energy savings for UMN

Published April 14, 2022
LED lighting and ventilation improvements lower maintenance costs campus wide.
University researchers study harmful “forever chemicals” amid expanded monitoring plan

University researchers study harmful “forever chemicals” amid expanded monitoring plan

Published April 6, 2022
PFAS chemicals are a growing concern for ecosystems and public health.
Addressing physician shortage, UMN trains medical students for work in rural MN

Addressing physician shortage, UMN trains medical students for work in rural MN

Published April 5, 2022
The Rural Physician Associate Program provides medical students with clinical experience in Minnesota rural communities.
The University of Minnesotas College of Liberal Arts Student Sustainability Fair held in Coffman Union on Tuesday, March 22. The fair provided resources and talked about efforts on campus to be more sustainable.

CLA student board hosts resource fair to promote conversations about sustainability

Published March 29, 2022
Groups talked with students about how to make the University more environmentally sustainable and what they hope to change in the future.
University develops health informatics track for Native American public health students

University develops health informatics track for Native American public health students

Published March 28, 2022
The School of Public Health is participating in a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health to train students in health informatics.
Second-year student Madison Stoltzman works in a lab in the Universitys Food Science and Nutrition Building on Monday, March 21. Stoltzman assisted masters students on two research projects studying pea proteins in beverages.

UMN Plant Protein Innovation Center encourages student participation in research across colleges, departments

Published March 24, 2022
The center offers research opportunities to students from all majors.
A “Help Wanted” sign stands outside of the Como Recycling Facility asking for additional drivers for the Waste Recovery Services program. Photo courtesy of Jackson Kerr of Teamsters Local 320.

University frontline workers express concerns about waste management practices

Published March 22, 2022
Union representatives said a staffing shortage and inadequate training have contributed to unsustainable practices on campus.
University sees increased demand for diversity and equity resources

University sees increased demand for diversity and equity resources

Published March 20, 2022
Increasing numbers of academic departments and faculty members have requested to participate in equity and diversity programs offered through the University of Minnesota.
University Parking and Transportation Services work to improve campus bus system

University Parking and Transportation Services work to improve campus bus system

Published March 3, 2022
Staffing shortages and app malfunctions have contributed to late arrival times.
Community activists lead chants as protestors march towards the 1st Minneapolis Police Precinct on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. The protest was held to honor Amir Locke, who was fatally shot by Minneapolis Police officer Mark Hanneman earlier that week.

UMN’s Black Law Student Association calls to fire officers involved in Amir Locke’s killing

Published February 20, 2022
The letter demands action from responsible policymakers, University to address police violence.
Hailee Schievelbein

UMN health center to distribute prescriptions for oral COVID-19 treatments

Published February 16, 2022
Following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, individuals with a high risk of contracting COVID-19 can now be treated with antiviral medications.
CEO of CM Dr. Aminul Mehadi works in a lab to develop Next-gen power magnetics.

University alum receives $100,000 grant for green magnetic core technology

Published January 27, 2022
Dr. Aminul Mehedi’s startup company creates environmentally friendly magnetic material that is being used to charge electric cars.
UMN student project begins developing new model for solar panel technology

UMN student project begins developing new model for solar panel technology

Published January 18, 2022
The project will address sustainability and environmental issues by making solar panel installation more accessible for consumers.
Systemwide University partnership aims to incorporate Indigenous culture and knowledge into widespread growth

Systemwide University partnership aims to incorporate Indigenous culture and knowledge into widespread growth

Published November 5, 2021
The Mellon Foundation grant provides curriculum development, environmental education and community involvement within an Indigenous framework.
Dr. Marc Schwabenlander poses for a portrait on University of Minnesota Saint Paul Campus on Thursday, Oct. 28. Schwabenlander is assisting on a project researching Chronic Wasting Disease, a fatal disease for deer.

University Veterinary Science faculty lead chronic waste disease research

Published November 3, 2021
University researchers investigate decontamination and detection practices for hunters and the meat processing industry.

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