Not all students can expect to work for companies like General Mills or 3M right after graduation, and forging connections to find those types of jobs isn’t easy.
A new sustainable housing option may soon break ground in a nearby University of Minnesota neighborhood.
As the temperature gets colder and the sidewalks get icier, a single slip might mean a cracked phone for students. But a new store, CPR: Cell Phone Repair opened its doors in Stadium Village Thursday to offer a solution to winter mishaps.
While many click-bait articles have headlines that claim using public transportation has a significant impact on health, a University of Minnesota study, which explored the correlation between transit and public health, found that there was no significant evidence showing that using public transit improves health. “For the last 10-15 years, people have been saying they want people to be walking or using transit because there is a significant health benefit,” said David Levinson, University transportation studies senior research associate and co-author of the study.
While many underage students attempt to buy alcohol from liquor stores or bars using fake IDs every year, the University has seen a surge in the number of cases involving fake IDs this year. The University of Minnesota Police Department has investigated 17 fake ID cases this year.
In the evening, hoards of University of Minnesota students can be seen trekking down Washington Avenue for a quick bite to eat before heading back to their apartments for the night.
Amid nationwide discussions about police conduct, the city of Minneapolis has adopted body cams. Earlier this month, the Minneapolis Police Department announced officers in all five precincts will wear body cameras while on duty.
In polarizing elections, it can be hard for students with opposing political ideologies to find middle ground. A new University of Minnesota freshman seminar taught a group of 18 students how to facilitate student discussion about the voting preferences.
Drivers with lead feet take heed. University of Minnesota experts are touting automated speed enforcement cameras as an effective way to curb speeding drivers — a top cause of driving fatalities in the state.
Encouraging college students to go out and vote has historically been a tough feat. Hoping to reverse that trend, the University of Minnesota is participating in the Minnesota College Ballot Bowl, a program created to encourage students across the state to register to vote. The University is one of 68 campuses in the contest, which pits colleges throughout the state against each other to get the most voters to the ballot box on Election Day. The program will award the schools with the highest student registration with prizes and a visit from Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, whose office is putting on the event. In order to encourage younger voters to register, Simon thought the contest would spur some friendly rivalry.