The Minnesota Daily

All content by Yasin Mohamud

With NRP’s closure, city department takes over funding neighborhoods

January 23, 2012

Bob Miller looks at the 20 years he spent as director of the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program with pride. âÄúOne of the beauties of that program was the fact that I could look at...

Neighborhoods halt city project to build noise barriers along Interstate 35W

January 17, 2012

A plan to build sound walls on the east and west sides of Interstate 35W is putting the Minneapolis Department of Transportation at odds with residents of the Marcy-Holmes and Southeast Como neighborhoods. The...

Anthropology junior Tim Clemens transfers Aaron Wager from his wheelchair to his bed with a ceiling lifting system Monday at Wager's home in MInneapolis. Clements works as a personal care assistant in the Wager's family.

Full-time and debt-free

December 14, 2011

Even with student loan debt totaling $1 trillion and a weak job market, some University of Minnesota students will graduate debt-free because they worked their way through college. More than 60 percent...

CSE receives $17M grant from Dow Chemical Co.

December 8, 2011

  The College of Science and Engineering received nearly $17 million from the Dow Chemical Company last week in a new partnership that will strengthen research and enable the expansion of Amundson...

Senior horticulture major Spencer Barriball lays out the tarp Friday on the St. Paul campus. Barriball is constructing a high tunnel that will protect crops for the winter.

High tunnels mean bigger yields in winter for Minnesota farmers

December 6, 2011

Watching his father constructing high tunnels âÄî structures that keep crops warm during the winter âÄî sparked Spencer BarriballâÄôs interest. The farming bug hit the University...

U helps get vaccines to rural Africa

November 30, 2011

A group of University of Minnesota researchers have joined forces to combat problems in current vaccine delivery systems in rural Africa. Researchers from the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise,...

Junior Rezwam Islam goes up for auction during a fundraiser for Feed My Starving Children on Thursday night at Comstock Hall.

U Students auction men for famine

November 21, 2011

Sabah Husain and Sameyah Khan shouted the names of University of Minnesota students, fighting to be heard over the loud laughter and screams of women of all backgrounds. They were screaming and bidding...

Student gardener Rachel Soika trims perennial grasses Tuesday near TCF Bank Stadium.

Landcare preps campus for yearly challenge: Snow

November 17, 2011

In the fall and summer, ground maintenance on campus is about keeping sidewalks clean, leaves raked and flowers blooming in their beds. When winter hits, itâÄôs about making sure students can get...

A view of the preliminary plans for the proposed bike pasture near Rapson Hall.

MSA invests $15,000 in bike pasture by Rapson

November 15, 2011

Emily Lowery enrolled in an architecture course last May hoping to learn about different architecture and landscape design solutions. She walked out as part of a team of students who would design the University...

200 cameras are set to capture millions of lion images from Tanzania

November 11, 2011

Craig Packer has a love-hate relationship with the lions he has researched for more than 30 years. But the University of Minnesota ecology professor and lion behavior expert said he has more love than...

Chris Hong, left, and Jaymond Huinh, right, scoop soy into containers for other volunteers to disperse into the manna packs for Feed My Starving Children Saturday morning in the University Field House. The mobile packing event was hosted by the Pre-Med American Medical Student Association and is the first time Feed My Starving Children has been on campus.

U students pack meals for Africa

October 31, 2011

Students from the University of Minnesota, along with volunteers from the public, assembled at the UniversityâÄôs field house early Saturday morning to pack meals with hope that they would reach...

U researchers get grant to track carp

October 24, 2011

A $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation has brought together two computer scientists and a fish biologist from the University of Minnesota to develop robotic boats that track the common...

Somali students fight famine, forgetfulness

October 19, 2011

Students from the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Somali Student Association are frustrated with the mediaâÄôs declining interest in the African famine. A drought throughout the Horn of Africa...

U to invest $4M for green fund

October 11, 2011

The University of Minnesota, joining 33 other colleges and universities in the âÄúBillion Dollar Green Challenge,âÄù will invest $4 million to energy-saving projects over the next four...

Students go back in time to 19th century Chicago

October 6, 2011

Students in Evan Roberts freshman seminar are immersing themselves in a different time and place âÄî 19th century Chicago. Roberts, an assistant history professor who usually teaches economic and...

BWCAW fires are a classroom topic

September 26, 2011

The wildfires ripping through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota have sparked the interest of University of Minnesota professors and students. As firefighters continue...

U researchers grow vital African crops in St. Paul

September 12, 2011

The plants growing on a one-acre plot of land in St. Paul may hold the key to ending the famine that has ravaged East Africa. The University of MinnesotaâÄôs Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics...

U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks on a panel of of local and federal officials, politicians and experts on the nation's response to the famine is the region of Somalia Wednesday at the Humphrey School.  The panel talked about their experience with the crisis and then took questions from the audience.

U hosts talk on African famine

August 31, 2011

State and national leaders gathered Wednesday afternoon on the University of Minnesota campus to address the African famine. The forum, which brought to campus House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, U.S....

University provides funding for MPD stadium reinforcement

September 16, 2010

In attempts to mitigate neighborhood disruptions from TCF Bank Stadium, the University of Minnesota is paying Minneapolis police to provide extra coverage for the second consecutive year. The funding this...

Local man remains in jail after accosting a University worker

September 9, 2010

A Minneapolis man was arrested Friday after he hurled a box of trash onto a University of Minnesota employee’s desk and threatened her in Pattee Hall. Edgar Romeo Coleman, 67, remains in jail after...