Ryan Faircloth


State Rep. Ilhan Omar appears on cover of Time magazine

A local lawmaker will be featured on the cover of Time magazine.  Democratic state Rep. Ilhan Omar is one of 46 women featured in a Time special project titled, “Firsts: Women who are Changing the World.” The list includes other prominent women like Hillary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey.

UMN President Eric Kaler talks tuition increase, Donald Trump's budget

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University President Eric Kaler on Friday for the semester’s final edition of “Kickin’ it with Kaler.” Kaler discussed the consequences of diminished state funding, President Donald Trump’s proposed budget and funding for the Aurora Center.

UMN officials voice concern over proposed higher education funding cuts

Tuition hikes and program cuts may be in store for the University of Minnesota if state lawmakers don’t boost proposed funding. Members of the Minnesota House and Senate higher education committees held a conference committee meeting Tuesday to hear testimony on higher education spending bills.

For Somali Museum, expansion hinges on state funding

When Osman Mohamed Ali returned to Somalia in 2009, he noticed few cultural artifacts remained. Most relics had been destroyed in the country’s 1991 civil war, Ali said, and there were no museums left in Somalia to preserve remaining items.

Q&A: Gov. Mark Dayton talks higher education, UMN funding

The Minnesota Daily spoke with Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday about how higher education has fared in this year’s legislative session. Dayton discussed the University of Minnesota’s budget request, the House and Senate higher education omnibus bills and the consequences of inadequate state college funding.