Corrections

The Minnesota Daily strives for complete accuracy and corrects its errors immediately. Corrections and clarifications will always be posted in this space. If you believe the Daily has printed a factual error, please contact us.

06/25/2019

Clarification on "A night to remember: “Queer Prom” reclaims the high school tradition

Editor’s note: this piece does not adequately represent members of the 20% Theater Company responsible for Queer Prom. Marcela Michelle, Chair of the Board of Directors for the 20% Theater Company, played a significant role in creating the event described in this article.

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06/20/2019

Clarification on: New student representatives to the Board of Regents look to next year

Clarification: A previous version of this article misstated which groups piloted a shadowing program. The program was piloted by MSA and Twin Cities campus representatives to the board.

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06/11/2019

Correction on: Meet the new UMN regents

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the name of an award earned by Janie Mayeron. It is called the Alumni Service Award. 

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06/11/2019

Correction on: UMN deals with declining transfer applications

Correction: A previous version of this story misrepresented part of the SERU data. Transfer students are less likely to choose to enroll at the University again than non-transfers.

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05/14/2019

Correction on: Editorial: Reviewing the Task Force report

Editor’s note: there is a substantial correction for this article. We are choosing to leave the original body of text for the sake of transparency – not as an endorsement of the inaccuracies. The correction can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Page 52: The original article incorrectly stated that Nicholson was "incensed" at Elmer Austin Benson's appointment to the University's Board of Regents. According to the task force report and Berman's article, Nicholson was "incensed" at George B. Leonard, a Jewish Minnesotan, being appoint to the Board of Regents. 

The original article also incorrectly interpreted the citation used to support Nicholson being "incensed" by Leonard's appointment to the Board. Hyman Berman, a historian, came to the conclusion that Nicholson was “incensed” by Leonard’s appointment based on separate archives, according to citation 38 of Berman’s article titled “Political Antisemitism in Minnesota during the Great Depression.” Berman's article is used in citation 119 of the task force report. The original editorial only took citation 118 into account.

Page 105: While several African American women lived in the dorms, that does not mean that segregation did not take place in dorms at the University of Minnesota. The atmosphere around African American women in the dorms was not welcoming. 

Page 49: The original article incorrectly states that students' obstacles to employment were a separate matter from their studies at the University. Warning Jewish women about possible obstacles to being employed was related to their time as students at the University, because it related to their decisions to continue studying or not.

Page 51: The original article incorrectly states that the task force report did not include a citation for the "political alliance" described between Dean Nicholson and Ray Chase. The “political alliance” between Nicholson and Chase is cited in citations 111,  112 and 113 of the report. Citation 114 is contextually related to the situation and was not the only citation provided for the “political alliance” described in the task force report.

Related: Editorial: Reviewing the Task Force report

05/13/2019

Clarification on: Controversy lingers around pregnancy centers near campus

Clarification: Planned Parenthood in St. Paul is the closest clinic that provides abortions to the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus. Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities is the closest clinic that provides abortions to the Minneapolis campus.

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05/08/2019

Clarification on: Editorial: Reviewing the Task Force report

Clarification: Many of our claims rely on Hyman Berman’s “Political Antisemitism in Minnesota during the Great Depression.” Citation 38 in this article relies on letters between Nicholson and Chase. As stated in the editorial, we are not historians. The above findings reflect only our interpretation of the report. We want to acknowledge that Chase was a problematic character in the University's history, but, based on the letters, it’s unclear that his character substantiates claims made against Nicholson. This letter does not substantiate claims in Hyman’s citation, which were used for the task force report. The editorial does not reflect the task force’s immense amount of detailed work and the problematic history of the University. Instead, it only offers to small details we found uncorroborated in the report. 

Related: Editorial: Reviewing the Task Force report

04/30/2019

Updated correction on: Student app to highlight history of UMN campus area

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated a detail of the Glen Nelson Center's relationship with Voy. The center will help connect Ho and Perakslis with potential investors.  A previous version also mischaracterized which entity purchased the land. The University of Minnesota Foundation purchased the land. A previous version also mischaracterized the leadership of Motley. It is led by Visus. 

A previous correction also mischaracterized who owns the app. Ho and Perakslis own the app.” 

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04/29/2019

Correction on: Student app to highlight history of UMN campus area

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated a detail of the Glen Nelson Center's relationship with Voy. The center will help connect Ho and Perakslis with potential investors.  A previous version also mischaracterized which entity purchased the app. The University of Minnesota Foundation purchased the app.

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04/28/2019

Correction on: Knoll Area to get major infrastructure upgrade

Correction: A previous version of this article misquoted Caddock. Caddock said continuing to use existing buildings is rewarding for him and his fellow colleagues. 

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04/25/2019

Correction on: Venkata: En l’an 2019

Correction: A previous version of the article misstated the impact long hours on computers have on student health. Many hours working on a computer did not contribute to more frequent seizures in epileptic students.

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04/23/2019

Corrections

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