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While past elections saw low candidate interest, the University of Minnesota’s graduate student governments have seen a spike this year in hopeful presidents and vice presidents. The presidential candidates for COGS are Scott Petty, Jonathan Borowsky, Ryan Machtmes and Sean Chen. The presidential candidates for the Professional Student Government are Mike Sund, Sonya Ewert and Alanna Pawlowski.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture last week launched a six-week workshop series aimed at educating farmers’ families and friends, as well as law enforcement, about farmers and mental health.
A University student was robbed at gunpoint at around 10 p.m. on Sunday. The crime occurred on the 600 block of 13th Avenue Southeast near Target Express in Dinkytown. The suspect demanded valuables from the student, and struck her with the butt of the gun until she surrendered her belongings.
For viewers across the country, the annual Super Bowl viewing is made up of three crucial parts: the game, the halftime show and the commercials. With advertisers paying millions of dollars for the best ad slots, the comedic commercials can bring sports fans and the sports-ambivalent together for a night of entertainment.
The University of Minnesota Marching Band performed alongside Justin Timberlake in Super Bowl LII’s halftime show.
The band was prominently featured in Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” on Sunday night at U.S. Bank Stadium.
With the recent Super Bowl, there has been a significant increase in the concerns about sex trafficking. The increase in concern is obviously well-placed. Sex trafficking is an issue that warrants more attention, and necessitates strong policy to combat. However, the idea that the Super Bowl is the reason for this is largely a myth that has important consequences.
The Minnesota men’s and women’s track & field teams traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Power Five Invitational on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3.
For the women's team, the name — Power Five — was fitting.
The No. 11 Gophers had five first-place finishes and an additional six top three finishes.
Minnesota (17-6, 6-4 Big Ten) couldn't keep the magic of the three-game win streak on Sunday. The Gophers lost to Iowa (18-7, 6-5 Big Ten) 92-84 Sunday, dropping to sixth in the Big Ten standings.
Several protesters locked arms on the tracks in front of the West Bank light rail station, preventing trams from passing through. The West Bank station is only one stop away from the U.S. Bank Stadium. Metro Transit Police removed 17 people from the tracks around 4:30 p.m., none of whom were moved to detention centers, said Howie Padilla, a spokesperson for MTP.
Minnesota (4-1) lost 4-3 to Utah (1-1) in a tight match Sunday. The match came down to Minnesota’s Camila Vargas Gomez against Taylor Calton, and Calton clinched the victory or the Utes.
As our campus swings into student election season and we look to elect new student leadership, the policies and practices of Turning Point USA’s national organization deserve focus. The organization has demonstrated that it is committed to what the Chronicle of Higher Education calls a “stealth plan of political influence” to eliminate thought that is different from its own.
With four seconds left, Michigan's Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman sank a layup. Guard Nate Mason's game-tying three-point shot missed in overtime, as the Gophers (14-11, 3-9 Big Ten) were defeated 76-73 by the No. 24 Wolverines (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Gophers (2-2) beat Sacramento State (0-3) 7-0 on Friday afternoon. In singles competition, four of the six matches went into the third set, but Minnesota edged the Hornets in each one. Sophomore Stefan Milicevic picked up his first victory in the No. 1 singles spot.
The planned closure of the University of Minnesota Child Development Center is simply reckless.
As my spouse and I are recent graduates, the availability of quality child care at the University was a major factor in my family's decision to choose Minnesota over other attractive faculty positions, as well as a factor in retaining us as in the face of competitive offers while our daughter was of daycare age.
I love the University of Minnesota, and there are a lot of reasons I chose to come here. There are a lot of reasons I chose to go to college at all. But there’s only one reason why not going to college wasn’t an option. Every time I imagined myself deviating from the path prescribed by high school counselors, parents, friends and college recruiters, I imagined myself poor and miserable. I think many of us believe this deeply. It’s why we work hard and pay big to be here. Like it or not, my University benefits from that belief. My education was sold to me as a product and as a solution. I bought social mobility.
Some Minnesotans have grown paranoid while the Super Bowl is in town, perhaps believing sex trafficking is typically a more international, foreign issue, but the fact is, this problem is transpiring in our own backyards 365 days a year. In fact, Minnesota had the third-highest number of human trafficking cases in the U.S. in 2015.
Nebraska (4-0, 4-0 Big Ten) beat Minnesota (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) in a close meet 196.850-196.375 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The meet marked Minnesota's second consecutive road loss.
No. 18 Minnesota (5-6, 2-4 Big Ten) fell to No. 7 Hawkeyes (11-2, 6-2 Big Ten) 34-7, handing the Gophers their fourth consecutive loss on Friday in Iowa City, Iowa.
After losing the Windy City Invitational, Minnesota (2-1, 2-1 Big Ten) looked for its first victory in an away meet on Saturday.
They won and in the process, the Gophers posted the second-highest score in the NCAA, including the best vault score.
Like many young people, Charly Tiempos and Hamsa Osman love playing sports.
But the pair of Cedar-Riverside teenagers noticed their neighborhood lacked sufficient access to sports equipment. After attending a local AdVenture Capital startup competition in 2016, Tiempos, Osman and their friend, Sayed Adan, found a way to address the issue.