IN-DEPTH


Computer science major Jeremiah Michalik poses for a portrait in his empty apartment on Tuesday, April 24 in Minneapolis. Michalik struggles to pay his $500 monthly rent, so he's adding a commute to school and moving to Crystal, Minnesota to cut costs.
Computer science major Jeremiah Michalik poses for a portrait in his empty apartment on Tuesday, April 24 in Minneapolis. Michalik struggles to pay his $500 monthly rent, so he's adding a commute to school and moving to Crystal, Minnesota to cut costs.

4/26/2018, 1:21am

Piecing the puzzle together: facing low-income life at UMN

Low-income students juggle school payments, long work hours and classwork to make their way through school.

Low-income students face lower graduation rates, strained schedules and a variety of hurdles that impede their collegiate careers. While the University has improved resources available to low-income students, resulting in increased academic performance, some low-income students' experiences still demonstrate the challenges they face. 


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.