Kayla Song


Greek councils elect new leadership

The University of Minnesota's Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council held their executive board elections on Nov. 12, bringing in a new president, vice president and six other members for each council. 

Minnesota nonprofits work to amend federal tax bill

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits collected over 200 signatures from nonprofits across the state for a letter sent on Nov. 8 voicing concerns about the recently proposed U.S. House of Representatives tax bill.

No winner in Ward 3 race Tuesday night

No clear winner emerged in the competitive Minneapolis Ward 3 city council race Tuesday night.  Four candidates ran a close race in the ward, which covers the Marcy-Holmes and Dinkytown neighborhoods. The council seat for the nearly 30,000-person district was left open by City Council Member Jacob Frey’s mayoral bid. Voters can expect an announcement with the winner Wednesday at the earliest, following rank-choice tabulation.

Campus troops could see easier citizenship path

Thousands of men and women in a special military program, including some University of Minnesota international students and alumni, are now closer to getting their U.S. citizenship through service. 

UMN graduate creates poetry-focused podcast

Last year, brothers Brendan and Andy Stermer had a vision to get people from all walks of life interested in poetry through a podcast. Now, the brothers have officially launched “Interesting People Reading Poetry” from the safety of their bedrooms.

NPHC Step Competition held on Saturday of homecoming week

Hundreds filled an auditorium at the University of Minnesota on Saturday to watch six historically African-American Greek organizations perform choreographed routines using stomping, clapping and chanting. Though homecoming has been a tradition for over 100 years at the University of Minnesota, the school’s multicultural fraternities and sororities have wished to hold their own homecoming event for years and finally achieved that through Saturday’s event. 

Spreading cultural awareness through tea

Using traditional Japanese tea-making techniques, Pi Delta Psi carried out their mission to spread Asian-American cultural awareness to the University of Minnesota Friday. The multicultural fraternity hosted a collaboration event in Bruininks Hall with the Japan Student Association to showcase the delicacy of making tea in the Japanese culture.

UMN Medical School dean eyed for University of Iowa job

University of Minnesota Medical School Dean Brooks Jackson, one of the University of Minnesota's highest profile administrators, is now a finalist for the University of Iowa's position as vice president for medical affairs and medical school dean. Jackson is the second final candidate to take over as dean of the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

UMN student veteran group struggles to attract participation

One floor below ground, at the end of a long hallway in Johnson Hall sits a small room, lit up with conversation and laughter every Friday morning at the University of Minnesota. The Student Veteran’s Association of Minnesota — called SVAM — was formed in 2006 to serve the 1,000 veterans enrolled at the University.