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Tiffany Bui

Tiffany Bui, Former Managing Editor

Name: Tiffany Bui
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @tiffanybu1
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Tiffany Bui was the managing editor of the Minnesota Daily during the 2020-2021 academic year. She joined the Daily in 2018 as an intern covering city issues, and she studied journalism and sociology. She likes thrifting, boba and her small yet fierce dog, Cora.

All content by Tiffany Bui
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs as seen on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Student leaders want plan to address sexual misconduct at Humphrey

Published September 23, 2021
After two professors were disciplined for sexual harassment, graduate students frustrated with the administration’s response want to see changes.
Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Attempted burglary in Southeast Como Monday night

Published April 20, 2021

An attempted burglary occurred at Como and 27th Avenue Southeast on Monday night, according to a SAFE-U alert. The suspect followed the victim off the bus to the door of his apartment, and then...

Police officers responded to reports of a shooting in Dinkytown late Monday night on March 29.

One death, one injury reported from Dinkytown shooting Monday night

Published March 29, 2021
The shooting occurred at approximately 11:10 p.m., according to an all-campus alert.
Sarah Mai

UMN paid professor disciplined for sexual harassment over $190,000 after resignation

Published February 11, 2021
The amount paid covered the professor’s severance pay, insurance premiums and attorney fees.
Tracking COVID-19 at the University of Minnesota

Tracking COVID-19 at the University of Minnesota

Published January 26, 2021
The Minnesota Daily staff updates the COVID-19 tracker every Friday.
Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., waves to those who came out to support Amy Klobuchar’s presidential bid on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.

In close race, Tina Smith wins U.S. Senate seat

Published November 4, 2020
Smith beat Lewis by about 6 percentage points, winning the state with 49.4% of the vote.
Humphrey professor disciplined for sexual misconduct leaves UMN

Humphrey professor disciplined for sexual misconduct leaves UMN

Published September 17, 2020
In 2018, a University investigation found that James Ron violated school policy for sexually harassing a student. Ron’s resignation was effective July 1.
Morgan La Casse

Shots fired in Marcy-Holmes over the weekend

Published August 11, 2020

Gun shots were fired in two separate incidents early Saturday in Marcy-Holmes, according to an alert from the 2nd Precinct.  Minneapolis police, assisted by University of  Minnesota police, responded...

Students celebrate Juneteenth with a dance competition, a cookout, and speeches in the Super block on Saturday, June 20. The celebration was organized by the Black Student Union. (Emily Urfer / Minnesota Daily)

A day to recuperate: UMN students celebrate Juneteenth

Published June 22, 2020

For Lina Abdirahman, it was good to see many of her friends again after weeks of protests and even longer weeks of social distancing.  Abdirahman, the president of the Black Student Union, was joined...

Letter from the Editors: After George Floyd, a letter of support for University communities

Letter from the Editors: After George Floyd, a letter of support for University communities

Published June 22, 2020

To the University of Minnesota community, There is no easy way to open this letter. Now is a time of grief, heartbreak and outrage, and sometimes words fail to wholly capture the essence of the time. But,...

Sarah Mai

Gender studies class looks to activism to prevent sexual misconduct

Published December 16, 2019

This fall semester, a University of Minnesota freshman seminar put student activism at the forefront of ending sexual misconduct on campus.  The course, “Ending Sexual Violence at the University...

Morgan La Casse

A step to rebuild relationships: U hires director of tribal relations

Published December 12, 2019

The University of Minnesota appointed the first-ever senior director of American Indian Tribal Nations Relations late last month to help build relationships between local tribes and the University.  Tadd...

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs as seen on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Disciplined Humphrey professor still “performing faculty duties”

Published December 5, 2019

A disciplined Humphrey School of Public Affairs professor will not teach classes for the rest of the academic year.  The Minnesota Daily reported in October that, according to his faculty mentor Ragui...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

Episode 42: History, in the present

Published November 26, 2019

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

Preview: Episode 42

Published November 21, 2019

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs as seen on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Disciplined Humphrey professor resigns, according to faculty mentor

Published October 17, 2019

Editors note: there has been an update to this story. James Ron is currently a University employee and performing faculty duties.  James Ron, a tenured professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs,...

Sarah Mai

Disciplined professor set to lead lone human rights capstone course

Published October 6, 2019

A professor disciplined for alleged sexual harassment by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is slated to be the sole instructor teaching the only human rights capstone class next spring, leading some...

Hailee Schievelbein

Following the return of two disciplined professors, students advocate for policy changes

Published September 26, 2019

This is part two of a two part story. Some students are demanding policy changes at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs following the return this fall of two tenured professors...

Nora Radtke poses for a portrait outside of Walter F. Mondale Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 10. 

‘It’s mine too’

Published September 16, 2019

A Minneapolis Police officer patrols Dinkytown on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

Abduction attempted in University-area neighborhood

Published September 12, 2019

An attempted abduction occurred early Thursday in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood, according to a campus-wide timely warning sent out Thursday morning.  The attempted abduction took place near the 400...

Members of the University Pro-Choice Coalition protest outside of the First Care Pregnancy Center on Monday, April 29 in Minneapolis.

Controversy lingers around pregnancy centers near campus

Published May 13, 2019

A handful of student protestors lined the sidewalk in front of First Care Pregnancy Center in Prospect Park in late April. One of their signs proclaimed that the clinic behind them was a "fake center." The...

First Care Pregnancy Center awards clients points when they attend a paretning program session, which can be redeemed for childrens clothing and toys.


First Care Pregnancy Center awards clients points when they attend a paretning program session, which can be redeemed for children's clothing and toys.

Fire fighters huddle near the Marshall apartments on Tuesday, May 7.


Fire fighters huddle near the Marshall apartments on Tuesday, May 7.

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

Episode 29: How renaming was rejected

Published May 2, 2019

On Friday afternoon, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted against renaming four buildings on campus 10-1. Regents said the University should address its complicated history in other ways...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News

Episode 28: Students run free clinic for Minneapolis

Published April 25, 2019

The free, student-run Phillips Neighborhood Clinic is only open two days a week. It’s typical for a line of neighborhood residents, many of them immigrants, non-native English speakers and the uninsured,...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

Episode 27: From the mighty Mississippi, to taps at the University

Published April 18, 2019

Water at the University of Minnesota comes from a body of water that students walk over every day. From the mighty Mississippi River to taps at the University of Minnesota, we look at how the water is...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News

Episode 25: Supporting students serving mandatory military time

Published April 4, 2019

The episode explores Minnesota Daily reporter Jason Nam's reporting on mandatory military service for South Korean males aged 18-28, which often interrupts their academic work for around two years. Cultural,...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

Episode 24: Understanding eating disorders at UMN

Published March 28, 2019

The University of Minnesota's the student health center offers no major treatment options for eating disorders. This episodes explores why Boynton does not treat eating disorders, the effect it has on...

UMN student convicted in Super Bowl sex-trafficking sting

Published March 16, 2019

A University of Minnesota student was convicted on felony prostitution charges after he was arrested in a Super Bowl sex-trafficking sting last year. Koushik Mamidala, a 21-year-old Carlson School of Management...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

Episode 23: What to do with all of the snow

Published March 14, 2019

Minnesota has seen a record amount of snow. Find out how the University of Minnesota manages the tremendous amount of snow and the barriers it faces when doing so.

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

Episode 22: A fierce push for student data privacy

Published March 7, 2019

Sina Roughani, a second-year electrical engineering student, devoted much of his first semester at the University of Minnesota in 2017 to advocating for a change in the student records policy.  Roughani...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

Episode 21: Legacy taking over Morrill Hall

Published February 28, 2019

Fifty years ago, a group of University of Minnesota students took over Morrill Hall. They demanded the establishment of an Afro-American studies program, funding for a black conference and development...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

Episode 20 – The renaming of Coffman

Published February 21, 2019

On Wednesday, a task force released a report that recommended the renaming of four University of Minnesota buildings. This episode looks at how the University got here and the future of the renaming process.

The Minneapolis Police Department leads the Free Our Future march past the Hennepin County Government Center on Saturday, June 30 in downtown Minneapolis.

Man shot in Cedar-Riverside

Published February 20, 2019

One person was shot in Cedar-Riverside Tuesday afternoon, police say.  Minneapolis police say an adult male was shot at 3:45 p.m. on the 400 block of Cedar Avenue.  The Cedar Cultural Center...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

Episode 19: Connecting with youth in Cedar-Riverside

Published February 14, 2019

In this week's episode, Tiffany Bui, the Minnesota Daily's podcast reporter, shares the story of one Cedar-Riverside community member who is working to support its youth.

Minneapolis Police drive downtown on Tuesday, June 26.

Two women found shot and killed in Marcy-Holmes

Published February 10, 2019

Officers found two women shot and killed at an apartment complex in Marcy-Holmes late Saturday.  Minneapolis Police officers received a call reporting gunshot sounds at 10:30 p.m. and found the women...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

Episode 18: The bittersweet life of UMN sugar babies

Published February 7, 2019

On this week's episode, "In the Know" dives into the bittersweet life of University of Minnesota students who pursue sugar baby lifestyles to pay for tuition.

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

In the Know: Episode 17

Published January 31, 2019

In this episode of "In the Know," Luke Diamond and Tiffany Bui speak with four University of Minnesota students who are struggling with the continued non-resident tuition hikes, as well as Features Reporter...

In the Know: Breaking Down the Us News.

In the Know: Episode 16

Published January 24, 2019

The University of Minnesota is footing $500,000 a day to fund research that is typically funded by the federal government. As the shutdown lingers, the future of landmark projects throughout campus face...

Andrew Geller was last reached Sunday. Anyone with information is urged to contact the police or Minnesota Hillel.

UMN student, Minnesota Hillel member reported missing

Published January 23, 2019

A University of Minnesota student and member of Minnesota Hillel has been reported missing, according to a Facebook post by the group. Andrew Geller was last reached Sunday afternoon when he was in Edina,...

The Universitys Board of Regents convene on Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center.

Regent Candidate Advisory Council advances 25 applicants to interview stage

Published December 13, 2018

A citizen advisory council selected 25 applicants — including seven students — as candidates to fill vacancies on the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents. Four regent seats will be vacated this...

City’s latest affordable housing policy excludes student housing

Published December 13, 2018

A new City of Minneapolis housing policy meant to bolster affordable housing is opening up discussion about where students fit into the issue. The Minneapolis City Council excluded student housing from...

Citywide neighborhoods plan incentivizes diversity through funding

Published December 13, 2018

A City of Minneapolis comprehensive draft plan proposes directly tying neighborhood association funding to diversity initiatives for the first time. The Neighborhoods 2020 draft recommends a slate of different...

Community Outreach team member Mark Woods plays a game of Jenga with students at Patrick Henry High School  on Friday, Dec. 7. Woods sees him self as a positive instigator who is able to offer mentorship to youth outside of typical school and athletic environments.

City takes community approach to curbing youth violence in Cedar-Riverside

Published December 10, 2018

With growing anxieties about youth violence in Cedar-Riverside, local leaders are rerouting Minneapolis budget money to bring a outreach team to the neighborhood aimed at alleviating the issue.   At...

University housing forum tackles 2040 plan

Published December 6, 2018

Students had a chance to question housing experts about one of the most controversial issues in Minneapolis’ overarching city plan at a Tuesday forum on campus.  Housing policy was spotlighted at...

The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood as seen on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

West Bank vies for City recognition to preserve cultural significance

Published December 4, 2018

A West Bank organization is pushing for the City of Minneapolis to designate Cedar-Riverside as a culturally and ethnically distinct neighborhood under a new policy amendment. The policy, approved by a...

Minneapolis comprehensive plan recognizes University area for first time

Published November 29, 2018

As the Minneapolis City Council prepares to complete a draft of its comprehensive 2040 plan, an amendment will uniquely recognize the University of Minnesota and surrounding neighborhoods for the first...

The Metro Transit 6 Bus is seen along 4th St SE on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

Metro Transit scopes out high-frequency transit line for Dinkytown

Published November 27, 2018

Metro Transit is exploring the possibility of replacing a popular Dinkytown bus route with a high-frequency transit line.  The bus rapid transit project through Marcy-Holmes would be part of the proposed...

The Hub Minneapolis, which opened for tenants this summer, is seen near East Bank on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The building is 284 ft. tall.

By the numbers: among U neighborhoods, Marcy-Holmes sees most development

Published November 19, 2018

While many areas around the University of Minnesota have been a hotbed for new development, Marcy-Holmes has shouldered the majority of new construction compared to other neighborhoods around campus. Other...

A training workshop hosted by the University’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs plays out on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Diversity in neighborhood organizations still needs work, community leaders say

Published November 17, 2018

While local neighborhood organizations and University of Minnesota programs have put equitable representation into focus, local leaders say there’s still work to be done. Diverse members of neighborhood...

Subsidized energy efficiency could curb renter costs

Published November 9, 2018

Although insulation may not be the first thing on students’ minds when they look for an off-campus house, the City of Minneapolis has made affording insulation and other energy efficiency measures a...

Ben Golnik, Ilhan Omar, Denise Cardinal and Vin Weber converse at the Post-Election Analysis event at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The event took place the night after midterm elections to discuss what happened and the state of Minnesota.

Ilhan Omar and Republican panelists break down midterm results

Published November 8, 2018

Fresh off her victory in the midterm election, Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar met with Republicans at a University of Minnesota panel to unpack Tuesday’s results.  With all Minnesota precinct results...

Kristina Tester, right, Marley Molcjan, 5, and Kara Lillehaug hand out food to people on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the homeless encampment in Minneapolis. A large group of homeless individuals has set up tents alongside Hiawatha Avenue.

On the other side of Hiawatha Avenue, life in a tent city goes on

Published November 1, 2018

Two miles from the University of Minnesota campus, a homeless community has taken refuge within rows of tents alongside a highway wall. The makeshift homes line Franklin and Hiawatha avenues outside the...

A voting booth is set up at Weisman Art Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Minneapolis.

What’s on the ballot?

Published November 1, 2018

Minnesota’s midterms have garnered national attention as one of the most closely-watched elections in the nation. Minneapolis voters have responded by casting early ballots in record amounts. A landmark...

Voters line up outside of First Congressional Church in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on Nov. 8, 2016. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and hundreds of voters came out early to cast their votes.

SPECIAL ISSUE: How do you vote?

Published October 30, 2018

Minnesota residents that are 18 years or older and US citizens have a variety of voting options. Here’s how students can be prepared to cast their ballot.  First: locate your polling place The Office...

8th Street SE is partially closed for construction on Monday, June 12.

Protected bike lanes coming to busiest Dinkytown streets

Published October 23, 2018

Plans for bike lane and pedestrian safety improvements in Dinkytown are nearing completion.  City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County officials presented new bike lane protections on University Avenue...

Community members attend a workshop to plan the future of Dinkytown at University Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 20. Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association hosted the workshop.

UMN students envision ideal Dinkytown at workshop

Published October 22, 2018

Questions about Dinkytown's shifting landscape brought University of Minnesota students and Marcy-Holmes residents together this weekend to envision the area's future. The area’s recent population and...

Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences Antonella Borgatti drops off her sons Leonardo and Lorenzo Everest at the University of Minnesota Child Development Center on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Minneapolis. She drops her boys off every morning before going to work on campus.

Amid push for more childcare at UMN, local centers want in

Published October 18, 2018

Two local child care centers are hoping to be considered in the University of Minnesota’s push for expanded child care services. Although the University hasn’t yet officially issued a request for outside...

Alliance between University, city and neighborhoods at crossroads

Published October 15, 2018

An 11-year-old partnership between the University of Minnesota, the City of Minneapolis and neighborhood organizations is figuring out how to remain relevant. The University District Alliance, comprised...

Valhalla Place, an addiction treatment center in Prospect Park, is seen on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Neighbors have expressed ongoing concerns with patient behavior.

Addiction clinic patient behavior draws neighbor concerns

Published October 10, 2018

When Kate Needleman went to her backyard last spring and discovered a needle, she knew she had to take action. Needleman lives behind Valhalla Place, an addiction and mental health treatment center in...

The Somali House, a structure made of sticks and held together by various forms of weaving, is fixed by Cedar Riverside resident Ayan Isaq on Thursday, Sept. 27 in Minneapolis. The house serves as a space for Somali people to gather and experience Somali culture.

Home away from home: handbuilt ‘Somali house’ connects neighbors through Somali culture

Published October 1, 2018

After feeling alone and unsafe during her early months in Cedar-Riverside, Ayan Isaq decided to find a way to bring her community together.  Her idea spurred local Somali women to create a traditional...

Mardelle Madsen, Fran Holmsten and Mary Rafferty walk past a map of the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. They walk a loop on the East River Parkway section of the byway every Monday. 

Century-long planning of 50-mile parkway makes incremental progress

Published September 26, 2018

A 50-mile byway encircling Minneapolis is just three miles short of being completed, with the last remaining leg running through parts of Prospect Park and Southeast Como. Once it is completed, the Grand...

The abandoned warehouse at 622 9th Street SE awaits demolition Thursday, Sept. 14. The building was formerly used by Despatch Oven Company and will be replaced by a five-story hotel.

Changes for Marcy-Holmes warehouse district on the horizon

Published September 20, 2018

Tucked away on the west side of Marcy-Holmes is a sprawling block of abandoned, aging warehouses that have recently caught the attention of several developers. The 9th Street Industrial area, bordered...

The West Bank Business Association pop-up is adorned with international flags at the Night Market Sunday, Sept. 16.

[Photo] West Bank celebrates first-ever Night Market

Published September 17, 2018

The West Bank Business Association pop-up is adorned with international flags at the Night Market Sunday, Sept. 16.

The West Bank Business Association pop-up is adorned with international flags at the Night Market Sunday, Sept. 16.

West Bank celebrates first-ever Night Market

Published September 17, 2018

Local businesses and vendors were on showcase at West Bank’s first gathering of pop-up shops this weekend.  The evening celebration, dubbed the “Night Market,” provided vendors the opportunity...

The Hub Minneapolis, which opened for tenants this summer, is seen near East Bank on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The building is 284 ft. tall.

New Stadium Village tower brings new commercial space

Published September 6, 2018

Amidst a rapidly-changing commercial landscape, The Hub Apartments will bring with it a chunk of retail space to Stadium Village. The newly opened luxury student housing complex has two spaces available...

The contents of Ed Nelson’s suitcase, the only item Nelson took with when he left the Hair Shaft on June 24. Nelson has been a barber in Dinkytown for 49 years. “The only bad thing is we’re packing up and leaving. Tonight’s my last night. When I take my suitcase there, that’s the end of it,” Nelson said. “If I could, I’d work until my ambulance takes me out.”

Closing time approaches for several Dinkytown businesses

Published July 31, 2018

As of Wednesday, the historic building adjacent to Varsity Theater will stand empty. In February, Milo’s on Fourth, Dinkytown Optical, Underground Printing, Blue Serge Alterations and Hair Shaft barbershop...

Dinkytown library seeks to become community destination through renovation

Published July 27, 2018

The start of renovations for Dinkytown's public library signals the conclusion of many months of focused discussion.  After five years of planning, final renderings for Hennepin County’s Southeast...

Map by Jane Borstad.

Gentrification study provides insight on changing UMN neighborhoods

Published July 25, 2018

A University of Minnesota study is using data and lived stories to drive a better understanding of gentrification in Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhoods, including areas around campus.  The Center...

Stocker Zach North fills cooler shelves at United Noodles in Minneapolis on Friday, July 13. The Staple Foods Ordinance requires all grocers to carry certain healthy food items, but some small businesses have violated it, leading city council members and UMN researchers to reconsider the ordinances value.

City officials look to change grocery regulations to make staple foods ordinance more inclusive

Published July 18, 2018

City officials are using University of Minnesota research to update a Minneapolis policy regulating the products carried by grocery stores.  The City rule, which requires grocery stores to stock certain...

A rendering of American Spirit Apartments.

Developer seeks funding for new affordable housing in Marcy-Holmes

Published July 16, 2018

Marcy-Holmes may have a chance to catch up to a rise in affordable housing that other University of Minnesota neighborhoods have seen in recent years. Reuter Walton Development is in the early planning...

Forest Lake natives Heather Quarnstrom and Claire Radatz were unaware of the price increase for parking in Dinkytown and Stadium Village. The hourly rate went from $1.25 per hour to $2.00 per hour in Dinkytown and Stadium Village.

Parking meter cost increases for Dinkytown, Stadium Village

Published July 10, 2018

Visitors to high-traffic University of Minnesota areas may need to carry extra change to meet the city's increased parking fares.  The City of Minneapolis raised parking meter rates in Dinkytown and...

Michelle Kwan, the daughter of Keefer Courts original owners, gives change to a customer during the end of the Chinese bakery and restaurants lunch rush on Monday, June 25.

West Bank small businesses weather a shifting market

Published June 29, 2018

While new developments and chain restaurants reshape the University of Minnesota area, some West Bank small businesses have stood the test of time.  The area’s retention of local shops is particularly...

Customers eat at Burrigato on Tuesday, June 26. Burrigato opened in April 2017 and features a unique menu of Asian burritos.

Amidst growing competition, Dinkytown Asian cuisine seeks to differentiate

Published June 27, 2018

Dinkytown is no stranger to change, and neither are the palates of its customers.  The area has experienced a gradual proliferation of Asian restaurants over the past few years, leading to heightened...

T-Rex Cookie Owner Tina Rexing takes a fresh tray of cookies off the cooling rack on Saturday, June 9. The arts and architecture building that T-Rex Cookie operates in will be replaced by new apartments and retail space in 2018.

Tenants of historic Prospect Park building reflect on leaving with uncertainty, optimism

Published June 11, 2018

Tina Rexing, owner of T-Rex Cookie, understands being a small business owner comes with challenges. Rexing’s latest challenge is securing the future of her business after redevelopment of the Art and...

A rendering of the apartment building that will be part of a new development at 8th St and 9th St SE in Marcy Holmes. The development also includes an office building and a hotel.

New hotel will cater to University area

Published May 31, 2018

The Marcy-Holmes neighborhood is expected to see construction start on a new hotel catered to University students and families by fall 2018. The development, undertaken by DJR Architecture, Inc., includes...

Graph by Harry Steffenhagen

Student Senate survey results provide insight on off-campus housing to incoming tenants

Published May 30, 2018

Using data from an ongoing off-campus housing survey, University of Minnesota Housing and Residential Life will display reviews of University-area landlords and properties to new tenants before they arrive...

Van Cleave Park as seen on May 1, 2018.

Police respond to robbery near Van Cleve Park

Published May 2, 2018

The University of Minnesota Police Department and Minneapolis Police Department responded to multiple thefts, burglaries and assaults in a busy week for UMPD. MPD officers responded to a reported robbery...

City program aims to encourage neighborhood upkeep for the warmer season

Published April 23, 2018

The melting snow means University neighborhood residents will have the opportunity to see what needs cleaning around their homes.  The Minneapolis Department of Regulatory Services hopes the “All...

Cody Olson talks about his time with the Southeast Como Improvement Association at Bordertown Coffee on Thursday, April 12. Olson began working for the organization through a service-learning class his freshman year at the U and went on to the become its executive director.

From neighborhoods to transit, UMN alum Cody Olson to leave SECIA director role

Published April 19, 2018

Cody Olson’s farewell party at Sporty’s Pub and Grill in Como on Monday was filled with lively conversation, recounting of old memories and a toast.  Olson has led the Southeast Como Improvement...

A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.

Bill to increase student athlete protections passes in the House

Published April 9, 2018

State lawmakers are pushing legislation to establish protections for student athletes who enter agreements with agents.  The bill, called the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act, passed in the House...

The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2015.

State bills would prevent local governments from regulating to-go containers, enforcing ranked-choice voting

Published April 6, 2018

The City of Minneapolis may no longer be able to make businesses use eco-friendly to-go boxes or enforce its ranked-choice voting system if a proposal by state lawmakers is passed.  Bills that would...

Thousands of protesters, many of them teenagers, gather outside the Minnesota State Capitol to speak out against gun violence on Saturday, March 24.

Thousands of Minnesotans hold March for Our Lives rally in St. Paul

Published March 24, 2018

Thousands marched to the State Capitol building on a cold Saturday morning to protest gun violence. The international March for Our Lives rallies took place in hundreds of cities around the globe, including...

GoldPASS to get new look by end of spring semester

Published March 22, 2018

GoldPASS, the University of Minnesota’s career networking database, will get a digital facelift at the end of April. GoldPASS will be powered by the software service provider Handshake starting April...

The Arts and Architecture building as seen on March 4 off of University Avenue in Prospect Park. Last week, the PPAs Land Use Committee heard a proposal from Vermilion Development to add condos and apartments to the building.

Developer looks to redesign Art and Architecture building in Prospect Park

Published March 5, 2018

A Chicago-based real estate developer has plans to redesign Prospect Park’s Art and Architecture building while preserving most of its structure.  Vermilion Development is considering a purchase...

Protesters march in the streets around the St.Paul Student Center in opposition to conservative commentator Ben Shapiros appearance on campus out on Monday, Feb. 26.

Protesters take to St. Paul campus to voice disapproval of Ben Shapiro

Published February 27, 2018

Around two dozen protesters gathered on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus Monday night to voice disapproval of conservative speaker Ben Shapiro. “This issue is so much bigger than Ben Shapiro...

Justin Hui and fellow University graduate students play soccer at Van Cleve Park in Minneapolis on May 25, 2014.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board plots future for neighborhood parks

Published February 19, 2018

Minneapolis residents in communities east of the Mississippi River are envisioning a comprehensive plan for neighborhood parks. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and community members are working...

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke speaks to students during her appearance at Coffman Union on Friday, Feb. 16.

Founder of #MeToo movement comes to UMN campus

Published February 17, 2018

A hashtag that brought national attention to the prevalence of sexual assault has been highly visible on social media and the news.  On Friday, University of Minnesota students gathered at Coffman...

Political science freshman Katie Szarkowicz signs up to be a delegate at the state convention during the DFL Caucus on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in Murphy Hall. Szarkowicz said she attended the caucus because she thinks democracy and being engaged in ones community are important. 

UMN students caucus on campus

Published February 7, 2018

University of Minnesota students living in Ward 2, Precinct 4 gathered in Murphy Hall on Tuesday night to caucus for local DFL candidates.  The caucus location was one of many on campus Tuesday night,...

A view outside the Mayo Building

UMN staff member assaulted with a bottle on East Bank

Published February 6, 2018

A UMN facilities management worker was assaulted on Monday night at the Mayo Building, according to a timely warning email sent by University of Minnesota police. After the victim asked the suspect to...

The members of Fountane accept their student startup award at the Startup Capital of the North Showcase in McNamara on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

UMN students showcase entrepreneurship at Super Bowl startup event

Published January 31, 2018

University of Minnesota and state startups took the stage at McNamara Alumni Center Tuesday for an event sponsored by the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. The “Startup Capital of the North Showcase,”...