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Gopher Chauffeur launches pilot program extending shuttle hours

Gopher Chauffeur is now available every night of the week — except Sundays — for free rides around campus. Increased demand last semester for the University of Minnesota’s late-night shuttle, along with a successful Minnesota Student Association resolution, brought the extra nights and 20 newly-hired drivers to the service.


MSA passes immigration policy change

To protect students who may be impacted by immigration policy changes, the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota passed a resolution Tuesday to advocate for their education.


MSA Grants Committee budget decreases

Funding for student group event grants has been cut in half over the last two years at the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota Student Association’s grant committee is offering $45,000 in grants this year for over 800 student groups.


Candidates announced for MSA, PSG, COGS president and vice president

Wednesday was the last day for University of Minnesota students to file their candidacy to run in this year’s  student government elections. Recent years have seen lower turnout in attracting candidates, but the All-Campus Election Commission didn’t confirm a full list of candidates until Thursday afternoon. 


Deadline extended for hopeful student body representatives

The deadline to apply to be a student body representative at the University of Minnesota is quickly approaching, yet no one seems to be in a hurry.  The All-Campus Elections Commission is preparing for the upcoming election season, which starts next month, by amending the rule book and trying to increase student engagement.


MSA seeks self-operated dining service

Instead of suggesting a new dining vendor at the University of Minnesota as the current contract approaches expiration, the Minnesota Student Association is pushing for a self-operated dining service.


UMN student government leaders forecast goals for spring semester

As the spring semester begins, the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota plans to improve food, transportation, immigration and sexual assault awareness on campus. Additionally, MSA is increasing involvement with the state legislative process this semester, said MSA President Trish Palermo. Minnesota’s legislative session begins Feb. 20.