Eliana Schreiber


Sororities partner with Gophers women’s basketball

What started as an attempt to increase the University of Minnesota’s fan base for Gophers women’s basketball games turned into a full-fledged partnership with the sororities on campus. The partnership took effect for the first time at a home game at Williams Arena Thursday night, when the Gophers took on the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Evans scholar house seeks to increase diversity

The Evans Scholars Foundation — a national scholarship program for mid- to low-income golf caddies — is 25 percent female, while just 2 percent of all caddies in the U.S. are female.  In contrast to the other 18 Evans Scholar houses nationwide, the number of women scholarship recipients is particularly low at the University’s house, despite national efforts to recruit more diverse caddies.

GOP tax bill could harm graduate student finances

A proposed Republican federal tax bill, if enacted, could have serious financial impact on graduate student teaching assistants. The tax proposal, which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, contains a section that would count tuition reductions for teaching assistants as taxable income.

New grant assists international student parents

The $150,000 grant, called the University Student Service Fees Child Care Assistance Grant, is awarded to the University's Student Parent Help Center each year. All fee-paying University students are eligible, and individual awards are determined on a case-by-case basis.