The Minnesota Student Association held their first meeting Tuesday, which covered campus issues and plans to resolve them. Affordable housing, quality food options and student body support were a few of the topics brought up during the forum, which was open to all University of Minnesota students.
A residential project proposed for the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood could fill an entire city block, but residents and students aren’t sold on the project’s scale and price tag. Doran Companies and CSM Corporation are pitching several structures for a block along University Avenue SE near the General Mills site. Plans for the proposal will be presented to the city in October.
Students no longer need to travel off-campus for food that fits some religious dietary restrictions. The University of Minnesota is offering kosher and halal foods in dining halls as of Saturday. The new food options are the result of a push last spring from Jewish and Muslim student groups. In addition, Coffman will offer several kosher grab-and-go items supplied by a local deli.
The incident took place at approximately 9:30 p.m. around the corner of Oak Street SE and Delaware Street Southeast, across the street from Territorial Hall.
Ty Dolla Sign was announced as the 2017 University of Minnesota homecoming headline performer during the class of 2021’s Pride and Spirit night Wednesday. Ty Dolla Sign will headline the concert on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at TCF Bank Stadium. Coin and Tinashe will open the concert. Tickets go on sale Wednesday night and cost $25 per student and $45 to the general public.
A one-of-a-kind University of Minnesota study detailing sex purchasing patterns across Minnesota was unveiled Wednesday. While most studies on sex trafficking focus on the providers, victims and traffickers, this one aimed to identify the least known portion of the sex trafficking marketplace — buyers. The research was conducted by the University’s Urban Outreach and Outreach-Engagement Center using data from law enforcement and activist groups. "This is critical for an overall understanding of the marketplace's role of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation within that market, and for the identification of strategies that might combat that trafficking," said Lauren Martin, lead author of the study and director of research at UROC. The research found sex buyers are often middle-aged, white, married men with disposable income.
Some University of Minnesota students are on a last minute housing hunt after a new apartment complex delayed its opening by several months. Last week, the management of Prime Place, a 195 unit apartment complex under construction at 117 27th Ave.
A U.S. congressional committee approved an education budget bill this month that would cut far less than a White House proposal from earlier this year. The House Appropriations Committee approved a health, human services and education budget July 19 that added funding to several programs the White House budget would have cut. The bill, while approved by the House committee, still faces a long road to passage.
A University of Minnesota professor is touring the country in an attempt to mend frayed cross-party relations. While some are pessimistic at the prospects of bridging the divide, William Doherty, who teaches family social science, is touring the U.S.
Jeanne McCoy is part of a group of volunteers at a University of Minnesota children’s hospital that is giving patients a little style. Since late May, McCoy has worked at the University Masonic Children Hospital’s new Blythe Brendan-Mann Foundation Wellness Center.