University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced the University’s new decision to require face masks to limit the spread of COVID-19 at Monday’s University Senate Meeting.
While many University students were surprised when they learned classes would be shifted entirely online for the rest of the semester, some students with disabilities faced extra concerns regarding the transitions.
The state Attorney General Keith Ellison also upped charges against Derek Chauvin, the then-police officer who pinned Floyd to the ground.
Several University of Minnesota students gathered for an on-campus anti-police rally Friday evening. The demonstration, consistent with the overall message of some hosting groups, was also part of the protests following the killing of George Floyd.
One order of business for the regents has been measuring how the switch from in-person to online classes has impacted learning.
The University is grappling with rapidly changing circumstances around COVID-19 and looking for possible paths forward.
The plan aims to incrementally introduce more workers back to campus.
Last week, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel sat down virtually with the Minnesota Daily to discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the system. She also discussed tuition and possible plans for how funding from the CARES Act will be distributed to students.
Many University of Minnesota students are struggling to find alternative summer work plans to make up for lost income.
At a special meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Regents approved a tuition freeze for most University of Minnesota students in 2020-21.