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Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro's campus lecture venue draws criticism

The University of Minnesota’s decision over what venue to host conservative commentator Ben Shapiro's Feb. 26 visit has drawn criticism from the event’s sponsor. The event, hosted by student groups Students for a Conservative Voice, Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow and Minnesota Students for Liberty, will take place at the North Star Ballroom on the University’s St. Paul Campus.

Cedar-Riverside program gives youth a 'library' of sports equipment

Like many young people, Charly Tiempos and Hamsa Osman love playing sports.  But the pair of Cedar-Riverside teenagers noticed their neighborhood lacked sufficient access to sports equipment. After attending a local AdVenture Capital startup competition in 2016, Tiempos, Osman and their friend, Sayed Adan, found a way to address the issue. 

Minneapolis City Council members address affordable housing at MSA town hall

Minneapolis City Council members held a town hall at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday to discuss their plans to address student housing needs. Ward 2 City Council Member Cam Gordon and Ward 3 City Council Member Steve Fletcher fielded questions prepared by the Minnesota Student Association before the audience engaged the council members. 

UMPD chief update on Graduate Hotel: "We're hoping to resolve this situation fairly soon"

Roads and buildings on East Bank campus remain closed Monday morning as police negotiate with at least one individual inside the Graduate Hotel. Text and voice messages sent to University students and faculty just before 6 a.m. said the Recreation and Wellness Center and Washington Avenue Parking Ramp were closed because of a “public safety situation.” In a press conference around 8 a.m., University Police Chief Matt Clark said access to the East Bank campus will likely be limited for much of Monday morning. 

Report: University child care center set to close

The University of Minnesota’s Child Development Center is expected to close in the summer of 2019, according to the Star Tribune. The Child Development Center has provided childcare and enrichment programs to children for University faculty, staff and students since 1974. The center is part of the University’s College of Education and Human Development.