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.
For those who remain within Minnesota’s borders, services from Boynton Health and Student Counseling Services continue to be accessible through telehealth appointments. However, for out-of-state students who have chosen to move away from campus, certain types of services from these providers may be inaccessible.
At its Friday meeting, the Board of Regents unanimously agreed to set the student refund start date from March 28 to March 16. With the added two weeks, estimated revenue lost from housing, dining and other fees jumped from nearly $28 million to more than $35 million.
The motion also includes refunds for parking, recreation and safety fees, and 50% of student services fees on all five system campuses.