Already a leader in fraternity and Army ROTC circles on campus, Jack Thalhuber felt he could make an impact on the greater campus community at the University of Minnesota. Days before the deadline, Thalhuber took his fraternity president’s advice and applied to run for the Minnesota Student Association At-Large Representative position. He won the position when campus election results were announced March 8.
The University of Minnesota’s student government elections are March 5-7, and the following election guide includes all items on Monday’s ballot.
As conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s presence on campus was met by protesters in St. Paul, about 40 people gathered on the West Bank at the University of Minnesota to hear presentations and discuss ideas opposing Shapiro’s view.
As students struggling with food insecurity see increased on-campus help, a new group on campus is bringing light to a different kind of insecurity — a lack of access to menstrual care products.
After a Living Learning Community for African-American men at the University of Minnesota got a new director last year, members are noticing a revised approach to student involvement and community outreach.
The Minnesota Student Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is drafting a resolution, gathering signatures for a petition and planning to present the material at a forum in early March with a goal of renaming the central campus building.
Around 20 students gathered at the west entrance of the University of Minnesota’s Morrill Hall Wednesday afternoon to sing songs, sign valentines and advocate for a $15 minimum wage for University student workers. Though the students attempted to march into President Eric Kaler’s office, they were barred from entering Morrill Hall by police officers.
The University of Minnesota’s figure skating club hosted its first-ever intercollegiate skating competition on Feb. 10 and 11, attracting nearly 200 skaters from across the region and funding for future competitions.
Controversy over the location of a conservative speaker prompted University of Minnesota officials to call a press conference to clear the air Friday afternoon. The University held the conference at Northrop Auditorium to explain why Ben Shapiro, a prominent conservative scheduled to speak Feb. 26, would be hosted on the St. Paul campus later this month.
More than 25 families with small children piled into Morrill Hall and up the stairs to President Eric Kaler’s office at 4 p.m. Thursday. Four days prior, parents from the University of Minnesota Child Development Center started a petition in response to the University’s recent decision to close the center in 2019. Parents and children from the CDC personally delivered the petition — which has 3,000 signatures — to the president’s office.