Dirty dorm rooms have always been a hassle, but a recent study shows dusty floors might have other risks. A study by Dr. Robin Dodson of the Silent Spring Institute released last month shows carcinogens in fire retardants used on dorm furniture can work its way into dust in the room.
The University of Minnesota will soon drop its notoriously slow Wi-Fi network — UofM Secure. Starting this month and continuing through the end of the year, the University’s Office of Information Technology will bolster Wi-Fi services across all five of the University’s campuses. Called the Next Generation Network Project, changes consist of eliminating UofM Secure and opening up more server space to create faster internet speeds through a Wi-Fi network called ‘eduroam.’ “We identified that the students wanted a change, and really it was time to update the system,” said Louis Hammond, University IT service owner.
Bradley Taylor wove through a crowded college party, handing out doughnut holes from his tricycle. The stunt was part of his latest marketing tactic — bringing Sssdude-Nutz doughnuts to college parties.
Three semesters into his mechanical engineering degree, Kenny Hubbell wanted an escape. During fall 2016, the University of Minnesota student started building an escape room with his wife, Tessa Hubbell.
For five hours Saturday, a squad of students squared off against strangers on a digital battlefield.
The University of Minnesota Curling Club slid into first place at a national competition earlier this month, and members say momentum for the sport is growing. At the College Curling National Championship, the University’s club beat out the University of Nebraska in a 9-2 final game.
Residents at the Students’ Cooperative began placing signs in their front yard at the beginning of the spring semester with phrases like, “frat boys: stop raping people.” Members say the displays — located on University Avenue and fraternity row — have drawn concern from greek life members and gratitude from survivors.
With no snow, the University of Minnesota Nordic ski club has resorted to roller skiing on sidewalks.
Some University of Minnesota students are struggling with confusion over specific terms on leases and promises from campus-area landlords. This school year, the University Student Legal Service has seen an influx in cases where a student loses a space in the apartment because management has already given it to someone else.
The University of Minnesota’s Cryptocurrency Club is tracking trends in alternative banking one meeting at a time. Headed by second-year computer science major Ethan Schulz, the club meets sporadically and holds discussions centered around alternate forms of electronic payment technology.