IN-DEPTH


8/25/2016, 4:17pm

In aftermath, city jolted

In the span of 36 hours, two fatal shootings of black men — one, Alton Sterling from Baton Rouge, La., the other, Philando Castile of St.


5/5/2016, 12:00pm

Pressured to punish

Buckling under enormous federal pressure, colleges nationwide have begun to impose newly sharpened sexual assault policies.  At the University of Minnesota, the number of sexual misconduct cases has also ticked up in recent years — though at its peak the school only investigated a dozen in 2014.  Offenders at the University have also faced stiffer discipline starting in 2011, the year the U.S.


4/28/2016, 9:00pm

Minnesota sex-ed programs go unregulated

Sitting in a circle with several other then-high school girls, Claire Loveall admitted she masturbated. One by one, so did the others. Now a University of Minnesota first-year student, Loveall said she divulged the secret to defend a friend who was ridiculed for mentioning female self-pleasure. Hesitation to discuss masturbation exemplifies the sex talk taboo, said Bielca Guevara, an HIV health educator at West Side Community Health Services in Minneapolis.


4/26/2016, 4:34pm

Beyond the classroom, UMN students find Instagram fame

Posing in a sun-lit, white brick studio space, Sami Huerta illustrated how to create a “geo-inspired silhouette” for a post on her blog.  The University of Minnesota apparel design junior initially started the project as a way to meet new people after transferring to the school.