Mike Hendrickson


In last week, two anti-Semitic incidents reported at UMN

The University of Minnesota continues to see an increase in anti-Semitic incidents. With the discovery of swastika-covered fliers advertising a neo-Nazi website Friday and the arrest of a student for allegedly committing vandalism using a swastika, the University has documented at least eight incidents involving swastikas, neo-Nazi propaganda and other anti-Semitic graffiti since December, according to the school’s Bias Response and Referral Network.

Lynda Welage named dean of UMN College of Pharmacy

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy named its new dean, Lynda Welage, on Wednesday. If approved by the Board of Regents in March, Welage will assume her role on July 31, according to a news release from the college. Welage held the same role at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque since 2011.

Minneapolis officials push to relax housing codes for UMN greek life

As greek life membership at the University of Minnesota increases, leaders are pushing for city housing codes to relax to accommodate more members. A proposed Minneapolis City Council ordinance could let University fraternities and sororities expand their houses. Currently, greek houses are limited to a maximum of 32 “served” residents and can only be two and a half stories tall.

Jewish UMN student finds anti-Semitic message in Pioneer Hall dorm room

A Jewish student at the University of Minnesota found an anti-Semitic message in his dorm room Wednesday night. The first-year, Pioneer Hall resident — who the Daily is choosing not to name — shared on Facebook that he came home and found the message that read “Nazis rule,” accompanied by a swastika and a depiction of a Nazi death camp.

Three Gophers football players leave University, following UMN panel decision.

Tamarion Johnson, one of the football players recently expelled from the University of Minnesota for his role in an alleged sexual assault, will transfer schools, he announced on Twitter Monday. The defensive lineman will transfer to Arizona Western College, a community college, and will open up his recruitment, he said on Twitter. Johnson, a redshirt freshman, didn’t play in any games during his time at the University. “I want to thank all the coaches and staff at the University of Minnesota for helping me grow as an athlete, student, and a man,” he said in a statement posted to his Twitter account. Johnson was expelled last week after a three-person panel made up of University students determined he and other football players had violated the student conduct code. The players allegedly sexually assaulted and/or harassed a University game-day employee in September after a football game. He was one of four football players who were expelled.