An exhibit explaining the importance of treaties between Native peoples and the U.S. government has traveled the state for the past seven years, finally making its way to the University of Minnesota last month. Though the U.S. government stopped creating treaties over 250 years ago, those treaties still determine the rights of Native peoples and where they can operate as a self-governed nation.
University of Minnesota students launched #UMN4DACA on Sept. 18 — a letter-writing and photo campaign to rally students to protest the Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals repeal. The events on Sept. 18, 19 and 25 are co-run by the Public Affairs Student Association and the Humphrey Students of Color Association.
On Sundays and Fridays at the East River Flats, a group of college students can be seen “flying” around on PVC pipe brooms and throwing deflated balls through towering vertical hoops. These students are members of the University of Minnesota’s Quidditch club, and are playing a game inspired by the wizard sport of the same name in J.K. Rowling's “Harry Potter” series.They started practice for their seventh season last week.
After firecrackers were taped in his mouth and lit, severely burning his face, Raha, a sighthound-shepherd mix, survived malnourishment and traveled from Iran to the University of Minnesota for special treatment. After his August surgery at the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Medical Center, the young dog, who was rescued in Iran this summer, lives at the Home for Life Animal Sanctuary near Star Prairie, Wisconsin.
A glittering, three-part sculpture that hides a scientific puzzle made by University of Minnesota professors welcomes students entering the east side of the newly renovated John T. Tate Hall, which opened for classes on Sept. 5.