David Clarey


UMN's actions on football sex assault case fell under federal law and school policy, review finds

An external review found the University of Minnesota’s disciplinary actions towards 10 football players accused of sexual assault complied with internal policy and federal laws. The review — conducted by two Minneapolis attorneys — pointed to several factors which fostered the team’s boycott, including weak leadership from the coaching staff, poor communication between administration and the team, and a lack of understanding of the team of disciplinary processes.

It's official: UMN to phase out Moodle

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday its plans to shift from Moodle to a new learning management system, Canvas. The shift is expected to take two years, and Moodle will stay active during the transition.

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.