In a push toward law enforcement reform following the killing of George Floyd, students presented proposals to disarm, defund and monitor the University of Minnesota Police Department at a Senate Consultative Committee meeting Thursday.
Resolution authors envision board membership including community stakeholders that could create rules and review investigations in UMPD.
The Board of Regents finished its June meeting Friday, hearing reports from University of Minnesota leade
The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents discussed plans for the fall semester, the annual budget and salary cuts in a virtual meeting Thursday.
As the University of Minnesota is projecting to lose hundreds of millions of dollars due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University leaders are considering ways to soften the financial blow in the coming year.
“My anger has so many different colors. It's red, it's white, and it's blue. … My anger is bubbling and bubbling and messy — ineloquent. … I often wonder how, every time another one of my kin gets slaughtered, the pain punches me in a new place. I often wonder, just how much surface area does my heart have?” said Muslim Student Association president Abdimalik Ahmed.
Following the death of 47-year-old George Floyd, which occurred after a Minneapolis Police Department officer knelt on his neck and filmed in a video which has since gone viral, President Joan Gabel announced Wednesday that the University of Minnesota would change its relationship with MPD.
A victim was "slapped and pinched on the behind" by five suspects on the University of Minnesota campus Saturday evening, according to an all-campus alert.