Lauren Otto


Students working to improve University dining

University of Minnesota students and faculty are partnering with the Minnesota Student Association to improve University food services. A group of students from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition are developing ideas to improve sustainability and nutrition within University Dining Services.

Planetarium construction at the new Bell Museum begins

Construction of the new Bell Museum’s planetarium dome on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus began Tuesday. According to a University press release, the 12,000-pound dome structure will be installed over the next 45 days.

Police chief ouster shifts mayoral race landscape

Former Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau’s resignation on Friday altered the landscape of the November mayoral election. The same day, Mayor Betsy Hodges held a press conference on the resignation, which Hodges requested after MPD Officer Mohamed Noor’s fatal shooting of Justine Damond, and announced the appointment of Assistant Chief Medaria “Rondo” Arradondo as the new interim Police Chief. Damond’s death heightened an already tense MPD-community relationship and was highlighted when protesters disrupted the press conference, calling for Hodges’ own resignation.

Kaler talks University's sexual misconduct plan, largest freshman class in 40 years

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler Monday to discuss the upcoming academic year and look back on the summer’s events so far, including the newest tuition hike. What have been some of the highlights of your summer? The highlight will be on Saturday ... my son Sam is getting married ... Then looking forward to vacation at the end of the month and just getting rested and recharged. Where are you going on vacation? My father’s family is from southern Maine, and I’ve never been there.

Dog shot by Minneapolis police set to receive treatment at U

The University of Minnesota is set to treat one of the two dogs that were shot and injured Saturday by a police officer in North Minneapolis. Jennifer LeMay, owner of the Staffordshire Terriers, said one of the dogs, Ciroc, is slated to begin recovery treatment through the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center on Wednesday morning. Ciroc and the other dog, Rocko, received emergency medical treatment on Saturday at Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service in Golden Valley, she said.