Several protesters locked arms on the tracks in front of the West Bank light rail station, preventing trams from passing through. The West Bank station is only one stop away from the U.S. Bank Stadium. Metro Transit Police removed 17 people from the tracks around 4:30 p.m., none of whom were moved to detention centers, said Howie Padilla, a spokesperson for MTP.
With increased attention and traffic brought by Super Bowl LII to the University of Minnesota area, many students are taking jobs to help the festivities run smoothly.
A new restaurant on the University of Minnesota campus brings diverse food options and a rotating menu, all controlled by the student body. On Jan. 16, the University launched Meta Flavors on the ground floor of Coffman Memorial Union. The restaurant uses student polling to decide which menu it will carry each month.
Swipe Out Hunger, a national nonprofit that allows University students to donate up to 10 unused dining hall meal swipes to food-insecure students, concluded a semester of testing and planning. Now, plans are being put into place for a second donation drive during spring semester.
On Friday, the University of Minnesota’s Immigration Response Team launched the Dream Fund, which aims to support student immigrants whose legal status may be at risk, affecting their ability to earn money for college expenses.
A database which would allow University of Minnesota students to view syllabi for different courses is in the works again after several years of attempts by past student government administrations.
With around 50 ongoing or in-progress platform items to complete, the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota hopes to maintain momentum for spring semester.
Professors are rallying to help University of Minnesota students whose education may be threatened by deportation or the federally-proposed travel ban.
University of Minnesota students discussed policy and issues with state legislators over cookies and refreshments Tuesday night.
Gopher Chauffer, the University of Minnesota’s free student taxi service, will run six days a week starting this spring semester, though logistics like additional employees and costs have not been finalized.