Dylan Miettinen


Remembering the women the world forgot

According to a report released last May by the Urban Indian Health Institute, there are more than 5,700 cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in the U.S. Of those, only 116 are logged in the Department of Justice’s missing persons database. 

Rich colors and histories to be added to Mia's Tudor Room

A University of Minnesota alumna and several graduate students are working to install an exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art that better showcases the relationship 15th and 16th century England had to the Islamic world.  

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.

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.

Waka Flocka Flame to light up Spring Jam stage

Performers for the one-day music festival, slated for April 27 and hosted by Student Unions and Activities, include the Battle of the Bands winner, Ella Vos, Jay Rock and Waka Flocka Flame.

English department committee formed to address diversity

The English department formed a committee this spring to work on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. This is part of a three-year plan that is required of all College of Liberal Arts departments. According to department head Andrew Elfenbein, the committee includes tenured and tenure-track faculty, staff and graduate students.