David Clarey

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UMN students call for lawmakers to abandon optional student service fee measure

Student government leaders from each University of Minnesota campus are urging legislators to reject a proposal to make student service fees optional. In a letter sent to the chairs of the Senate and House higher education committees Sunday and posted on social media, the students called for legislators to leave the proposal out of its final higher education funding bill.


Group for UMN grad students with disabilities gets funding

Sarah Huebner found nothing when she looked for a support network and community of graduate students with disabilities. Then she met fellow graduate student Ryan Machtmes, and the two formed the first advocacy and support group for University of Minnesota graduate students with disabilities in January.


UMN students, faculty say Immigration Response Team is positive move

Students and faculty say the University of Minnesota’s new Immigration Response Team is a good first step to addressing concerns on campus surrounding President Trump’s immigration policies. The school announced the group after student governments pushed for President Kaler to declare the school a “sanctuary campus,” which would symbolically support immigrants on campus.


Student Senate calls for drugs to be included in medical amnesty

The University Student Senate passed a resolution asking the University to expand its medical amnesty guidelines to include drug use in the case that current state laws change. The resolution passed at an April 6 Student Senate meeting, notes some students are concerned they can’t call for medical help in situations involving drugs because they’re afraid of legal repercussions. Currently, the University’s student conduct code aligns with the state’s medical amnesty law, which provides legal immunity to underage drinkers who call for medical help for themselves or an underage friend.


UMN Med School may adopt pass/fail grade scale

As scores of medical schools across the nation have changed grading scales, the University of Minnesota is considering following suit. Currently, the school uses a pass-fail-honors scale, but the Medical School Student Council decided at a recent meeting to ask the school to change it to pass-fail for first and second-year students.


UMN's Professional Student Government amends grant policies

Securing funding for food at Professional Student Government events may be harder to come by with new amendments to the group’s grant policies. In a March 28 meeting, Professional Student Government made several amendments to its grant policy.


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