IN-DEPTH


An unidentified University sophomore poses for a portrait in her apartment near campus on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Dinkytown. She dropped out of the semester largely because of her alcohol use. 

An unidentified University sophomore poses for a portrait in her apartment near campus on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Dinkytown. She dropped out of the semester largely because of her alcohol use. 

11/18/2018, 11:02pm

Shedding light on addiction: UMN students grapple with limited addiction resources

After a group for students struggling with addiction started back up this fall, many are still discussing ways to make recovery part of their campus experience.

Until late October, the only advertised support group for students struggling with addiction on campus was Students Off Booze Enjoying Recovery (SOBER). The group re-branded to Recovery On Campus last month in order to assume a new identity and strengthen University resources.


5/4/2018, 6:09am

Nutritionist Ancel Keys, once the pride of UMN research, presents a fat problem for modern science

In 1957, Ancel Keys and a team of researchers embarked on an ambitious, global mission to reverse the heart attack epidemic through studying diet. Two decades later, Keys’ work was published in a landmark study – the Seven Countries Study. It evaluated a range of diets and was one of the first studies to pin cardiovascular disease, or CVD, to diet. The work helped define national nutrition guidelines today. 


5/3/2018, 1:38am

Eric Kaler looks to stamp presidential legacy in term's final stretch

Kaler’s leadership of Minnesota’s largest university has been filled with triumph and turmoil. To his colleagues, Kaler is known for his fundraising prowess and holding resident tuition down. But his term has also been marred by numerous athletics department scandals, steep nonresident tuition hikes and scrutiny from state legislators.