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Last Updated 4 hours ago

Crime rates expected to rise with temperatures, authorities say

While crime rates have remained stagnant on campus, the University of Minnesota area has seen a recent spike in violent crime incidents. A robbery and assault near the Knoll area and a stabbing at the Metro Green Line Station in Prospect Park were reported within the past two weeks.


Last Updated 12 hours ago

CLA names new commencement speaker

University of Minnesota creative writing professor Julie Schumacher will replace Jim Burke, producer of the Oscar-winning film “Green Book,” as the College of Liberal Arts' 2019 commencement speaker. A CLA announcement stated Burke withdrew due to "family health matters."


4/22/2019, 2:30am

UMN students weigh in on Ilhan Omar controversy

As controversy surrounding U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., grows, University of Minnesota students are participating in the debate surrounding the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


4/22/2019, 2:25am

'Indiana Jones' of fungi helps save Egyptian artifacts

Two hundred miles south of Cairo, in an old part of Egypt west of the river Nile, there is life in the city of the dead. Wood-decaying fungi have been feasting in the tombs of Abydos for millennia, leaving the ornate caskets and hand-carved statues so weak they disintegrate at the touch.


4/22/2019, 1:36am

UMN student organizations bridge the gap between their communities and cultures

Two University of Minnesota student groups held a discussion last week in hopes of bridging the gap between their cultures and seeking solidarity. The Asian-American Student Union and the Black Student Union held a (POC)ulture workshop Friday examining stereotypes and attitudes within the black and Asian communities through the frames of pop culture and historical context.


4/19/2019, 11:45am

UMN professor pleads guilty to assault

University of Minnesota professor Aaron Doering pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault by strangulation Thursday after being arrested late last year for choking and slapping his fiancee in their apartment.


4/18/2019, 12:13am

Students give free health care to underserved communities at local clinic

Though the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday and Thursday night, it’s typical for a line to form by 5:45 p.m. The line often includes immigrants, non-native English speakers and the uninsured, all seeking no-cost treatment from a primary clinic run by University of Minnesota professional students.