Max Chao


New national data shows increase in grants

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.

Rochester campus names new chancellor

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.

Protests take place ahead of Super Bowl LII

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. 

New Coffman restaurant puts emphasis on diversity, sustainability

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.

Student hunger program follows up on successful semester

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.