Elizabeth Flores, a freshman nursing major, is spearheading a mental health photo campaign in response to rising rates of mental illness on college campuses. The campaign will run from March 26 to 31, featuring six students and their stories.
About $1.4 million in student service fees was distributed last week to 94 student groups to fund operations and programs this semester at the University of Minnesota. Continuing a re-structured application process, funding included requests for a mental health expansion at Boynton Health, a continuation of the men’s engagement coordinator at the Aurora Center and money for a NASA Robotic Mining Competition.
A student government resolution regarding the sexual assault policy for athletes at the University of Minnesota was unanimously passed on Tuesday, pushing for changes in how an athlete’s suspension is handled during a misconduct investigation. In the most recent sexual misconduct case surrounding Gophers men’s basketball player Reggie Lynch, the athlete was allowed to practice with the team throughout the investigation.
After the University of Minnesota voted last year to raise tuition for out-of-state students, two recruiters were hired to bring students from the East Coast and the South to the Midwest.
While past elections saw low candidate interest, the University of Minnesota’s graduate student governments have seen a spike this year in hopeful presidents and vice presidents. The presidential candidates for COGS are Scott Petty, Jonathan Borowsky, Ryan Machtmes and Sean Chen. The presidential candidates for the Professional Student Government are Mike Sund, Sonya Ewert and Alanna Pawlowski.
Graduate students at the University of Minnesota are working towards increased communication with their college’s administration and faculty to more easily address student concerns and community events – a previously intimidating process.
While the game’s presence will bring benefits to the Twin Cities area, some experts and protesters are highlighting issues such as financial burdens, stress on the area’s infrastructure and sex trafficking.
Brittany Edwards — the former president of the now-defunct University student government group Graduate and Professional Student Assembly from 2013 to 2014 — is vying to become the 46A state representative for a district that covers St. Louis Park, Plymouth, Golden Valley and Medicine Lake.
The bulk of heavy snowfall and strong winds swept through Minnesota’s southern cities Monday, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Post-doctoral associates at the University of Minnesota are finally getting an office in Johnston Hall specific to their needs. The new office initiative was introduced early last year and has been in the planning stages for close to a year.