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.
A new Jewish sorority will join the University of Minnesota’s Greek community after winter break. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi has a founding class of 21 women who will launch informal recruitment during the spring semester.
As of last week, all four University of Minnesota Greek councils have elected new board members to lead for the next year. Most recently, the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council held elections on Nov. 14 and Nov. 27, respectively.
Some freshmen students at the 17th Avenue Residence Hall at the University of Minnesota have caused over $6,000 of damage on the fourth floor — also called the Greek Unity House — since September, according to an email sent to residents of the floor.