After a Living Learning Community for African-American men at the University of Minnesota got a new director last year, members are noticing a revised approach to student involvement and community outreach.
The Minnesota Student Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is drafting a resolution, gathering signatures for a petition and planning to present the material at a forum in early March with a goal of renaming the central campus building.
Around 20 students gathered at the west entrance of the University of Minnesota’s Morrill Hall Wednesday afternoon to sing songs, sign valentines and advocate for a $15 minimum wage for University student workers. Though the students attempted to march into President Eric Kaler’s office, they were barred from entering Morrill Hall by police officers.
The University of Minnesota’s figure skating club hosted its first-ever intercollegiate skating competition on Feb. 10 and 11, attracting nearly 200 skaters from across the region and funding for future competitions.
Controversy over the location of a conservative speaker prompted University of Minnesota officials to call a press conference to clear the air Friday afternoon. The University held the conference at Northrop Auditorium to explain why Ben Shapiro, a prominent conservative scheduled to speak Feb. 26, would be hosted on the St. Paul campus later this month.
More than 25 families with small children piled into Morrill Hall and up the stairs to President Eric Kaler’s office at 4 p.m. Thursday. Four days prior, parents from the University of Minnesota Child Development Center started a petition in response to the University’s recent decision to close the center in 2019. Parents and children from the CDC personally delivered the petition — which has 3,000 signatures — to the president’s office.
Undeterred by a 38-hour standoff and a foot of snowfall in the last two weeks at the University of Minnesota, classes remained in session — to many students’ frustration.
About 20 student volunteers meandered around the room as more than 200 high school students quietly took a mock ACT exam on Saturday morning in Hanson Hall at the University of Minnesota.
What started as an attempt to increase the University of Minnesota’s fan base for Gophers women’s basketball games turned into a full-fledged partnership with the sororities on campus. The partnership took effect for the first time at a home game at Williams Arena Thursday night, when the Gophers took on the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Evans Scholars Foundation — a national scholarship program for mid- to low-income golf caddies — is 25 percent female, while just 2 percent of all caddies in the U.S. are female. In contrast to the other 18 Evans Scholar houses nationwide, the number of women scholarship recipients is particularly low at the University’s house, despite national efforts to recruit more diverse caddies.