NEWS


4/25/2019, 12:43am

Plans for public housing renovations spark criticism

Amid criticism, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved protections for public housing residents Friday. The measure comes as the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority plans to use Rental Assistance Demonstration, a 2012 federal program meant to attract private or nonprofit investment to buildings in need of repair.


4/25/2019, 12:43am

Bikes, kombucha and social justice: the co-op on frat row

Keith Killian was walking down University Avenue when a member of the Students’ Alliance for Cooperative Living caught his eye in 2014. The University of Minnesota student said he's always been — and dressed as — an expressive person, and knew he found his place when he met members of the cooperative.


4/23/2019, 11:42pm

UMN ranks third for Peace Corps volunteers

A report released last month by Peace Corps, the U.S. governmental organization that connects volunteers with underserved communities, ranked the University of Minnesota as third in the nation for supplying Peace Corps volunteers.


4/23/2019, 11:40pm

On renaming, regents pursue own historical research

After a University task force recommended renaming four buildings on campus, some members of the Board of Regents went to local archives to do their own research. However, several historians familiar with contextualizing higher education archives and assessing the actions of historic figures see the regents’ approach to this historical debate as insufficient. 


4/22/2019, 3:55pm

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.