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Every day, University of Minnesota biologist Lesley Knoll takes a photo of Lake Itasca from the same spot in her office and tweets it out with “#Lake365.” Knoll, an Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories biologist, founded year-long photo project #Lake365 in January to document changes in Lake Itasca. Now, she and co-founder Sarah Princiotta from Murray State University hope the movement will catch on among scientists as a way to network, communicate about lake science and learn about other lakes.
More than 25 families with small children piled into Morrill Hall and up the stairs to President Eric Kaler’s office at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Four days prior, parents from the University of Minnesota Child Development Center started a petition in response to the University’s recent decision to close the center in 2019. Parents and children from the CDC personally delivered the petition — which has 3,000 signatures — to the president’s office.
The ice at Ridder Arena was dull and dirty the morning of Jan. 31. Adam Stirn, the University of Minnesota’s lead ice maker, doesn’t like dirt; not in hallways, not on rink boards and especially not on ice. Stirn was preparing to take out the Zamboni – which he calls a “zam” – before the women’s hockey practice, when his coworker stepped off the ice and asked if he was ready for his trip to the Winter Olympics.
The University of Minnesota’s decision over what venue to host conservative commentator Ben Shapiro's Feb. 26 visit has drawn criticism from the event’s sponsor. The event, hosted by student groups Students for a Conservative Voice, Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow and Minnesota Students for Liberty, will take place at the North Star Ballroom on the University’s St. Paul Campus.
Endesha Ida Mae Holland was a civil rights activist in the Twin Cities and beyond, marching, speaking and registering voters. As a vocal public activist, she was incarcerated an additional thirteen times. Through her life and legacy, Holland, sex worker, activist, alumna, mother, dramatist and author, shows us we each have the power to not just change our own personal circumstances, but to change the whole world.
Minneapolis natives were largely disregarded as we prepped for tourists and big-spenders. The disruptions affected almost everyone. Students who use public transit to commute to campus had to make other arrangements, and many of the homeless citizens were left out in the cold. Literally.
Community engagement organizations should play a significant part of our community, both on and off campus. Law enforcement's goal, according to their nationwide motto, remains to “protect and serve.” That goal cannot be accomplished unless an open line of communication is established and remains a factor in how policing gets accomplished. With police/community relations tense, given the current climate, any peaceful way to engage with law enforcement should be welcomed and utilized.
Months ago, when Harvey Weinstein’s repugnant abuses were brought to light and catalyzed the #MeToo movement, Uma Thurman contributed that she was one of Weinstein’s many victims in the film industry. Thurman said that when she was ready, she would talk about it, and last week she did. Her discussion with Maureen Dowd was printed in the New York Times on Feb. 3.
The Minnesota Student Association wants to help facilitate discussions between the University of Minnesota Police Department and students by establishing a student-led engagement team.
The University of Minnesota Rochester named Lori Carrell as its new chancellor Wednesday. Carrell, who has served as the campus’s interim chancellor since August, will officially take office on Feb. 12.
Senior Caroline Ryba has been an essential part of Minnesota her whole career, closing in on her 50th consecutive match in the No. 1 singles spot.
There's no confusion here
With the Gophers lineup featuring six ranked wrestlers, redshirt senior Chris Pfarr can go unnoticed by the average fan.
However, he doesn’t go unnoticed by his teammates and coaches.
Walk into Coffman Union and you’ll see the two campuses of the University of Minnesota captured with a bold maroon and gold flair on the wall. Look closer, and you’ll find the tulips of the Northrop Plaza and the falling leaves of fall semester.
To protect students who may be impacted by immigration policy changes, the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota passed a resolution Tuesday to advocate for their education.
Seniors Jack Glover and Steve Johnson will play their last regular-season border battle against the Badgers this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin in a fight for home-ice advantage in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Johnson has tallied more points than Glover and been a mainstay in the Gophers' defense, while Glover fights for points and has earned his starting position back in his final year.
Around 5:45 a.m. on Jan. 29, students, their parents and faculty members at the University of Minnesota were alerted of an incident at the Graduate Hotel. The incident turned into a 38-hour standoff between police and a man residing in the hotel. A campus emergency announcement system called SAFE-U Alerts notified students throughout the standoff until it ended in the afternoon on Jan. 30.
The 38-hour standoff at the Graduate Hotel on the University of Minnesota campus last week ended without harm. The end to the standoff was made possible by a coalition of law enforcement agencies that collaborated to secure the suspect, 43-year-old Rashad Bowman of Woodbury. Law enforcement officials say police and SWAT training for prevention of mass-casualty events was partially responsible for ending the standoff.
Job applications can involve a long, arduous process, with potential employees waiting months to hear back. While that may be the case for some, it doesn't describe new Minnesota head coach Jamie Trachsel's path to the Gophers.
Saturday night marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Apparel Design Fashion Show. Completely student-run at one time, the show is now integrated into the curriculum of the College of Design’s (CDES) Apparel Design program.