Police officers, activists, academics and students converged early Tuesday morning at the University of Minnesota to discuss community relations with law enforcement.
Newly released national data suggests a recent trend of students increasingly receiving grants and fewer students taking out loans. The study, curated by the National Center for Education Statistics and released every four years, reflects the years-long trend of students increasingly utilizing federal grants.
Former radio host Garrison Keillor was removed from the University of Minnesota’s Scholars Walk following a recent sexual harassment scandal.
The University of Minnesota Rochester named Lori Carrell as its new chancellor Wednesday. Carrell, who has served as the campus’s interim chancellor since August, will officially take office on Feb. 12.
Over six months after initial construction delays, many residents of The Arrow Apartments are still embroiled in legal negotiations. Residents of The Arrow Apartments in Prospect Park — formerly known as Prime Place Apartments — are engaged in ongoing discussions with the company, some involving rent reimbursement after unexpected hotel stays.
Several protesters locked arms on the tracks in front of the West Bank light rail station, preventing trams from passing through. The West Bank station is only one stop away from the U.S. Bank Stadium. Metro Transit Police removed 17 people from the tracks around 4:30 p.m., none of whom were moved to detention centers, said Howie Padilla, a spokesperson for MTP.
With increased attention and traffic brought by Super Bowl LII to the University of Minnesota area, many students are taking jobs to help the festivities run smoothly.
A new restaurant on the University of Minnesota campus brings diverse food options and a rotating menu, all controlled by the student body. On Jan. 16, the University launched Meta Flavors on the ground floor of Coffman Memorial Union. The restaurant uses student polling to decide which menu it will carry each month.
Swipe Out Hunger, a national nonprofit that allows University students to donate up to 10 unused dining hall meal swipes to food-insecure students, concluded a semester of testing and planning. Now, plans are being put into place for a second donation drive during spring semester.
On Friday, the University of Minnesota’s Immigration Response Team launched the Dream Fund, which aims to support student immigrants whose legal status may be at risk, affecting their ability to earn money for college expenses.