Major institutions have closed as businesses and residents hunker down to mitigate the threat of COVID-19.
Property crime has risen in the first three weeks of March after the departure of hordes of students due to COVID-19.
Provost Karen Hanson sent out a staffwide email proposing the switch. More than 12 other universities have taken similar action.
After switching from a caucus to a primary election, Super Tuesday in Minnesota brought out more University-area voters, who experts say could turn the tides in November.
The rest of the semester will continue through alternative instruction formats.
The student is recovering in isolation off campus, according to an email by University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel.
Minneapolis Police Department is requesting the public's help in finding the man believed to be responsible for various attacks over the past several years.
With dwindling student interest in on-campus security roles, the University recently added 11 full-time positions.
The second attempted abduction in two weeks fits within a rise of violent crime in the area.