Students living on or near the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus may no longer have to make the trek to Minneapolis if they need accommodations while taking exams. At a forum this month, the Minnesota Student Association members announced they would pursue the creation of a new disability testing center in St. Paul.
The Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota charged a task force to develop new strategies to battle sexual assault on campus. The group comprises members of various communities around campus, and hopes to lead discussion and action related to sexual assault.
Students with meal plans at the University of Minnesota can now donate their unused meal swipes to help hungry classmates, thanks to a national movement and an ambitious student. The program, called Swipe Out Hunger, will let students donate guest swipes from their meal plan every semester to food-insecure students. It is set to launch at the end of October.
Loud, disruptive snoring could be cured through a game that helps players train and strengthen their airways. The app, called Soundly, is being developed by sleep apnea researchers at the University of Minnesota. Soundly uses daily exercises, presented in a game format, to strengthen the upper airway.
The University of Minnesota named its new vice president of University Services Thursday. The University announced that Mike Berthelsen, who served as interim VP for the past 13 months, accepted an offer for the permanent position in a press release.
With a potential change in the dining halls’ food supplier, a new Minnesota Student Association subcommittee is tasked with considering student needs. The MSA dining subcommittee, which first met on Sept. 14, is set to write a report detailing their hopes for campus dining.
The University of Minnesota student body president recently voiced support for changing the name of Coffman Memorial Union. After a new campus exhibit drew attention to racial segregation in the University’s history, Student Body President Trish Palermo called for the renaming of the campus staple through Facebook and Twitter earlier this month.
University of Minnesota Student Body President Trish Palermo joined the Daily on Friday for her first Q&A interview. Palermo discussed dining hall food quality, expanding Gopher Chauffer hours and her favorite spot to eat on campus.
A University student was reported missing and was last seen at a student group event. Daud Jama, a junior transfer student in the College of Education and Human Development, was reported missing this week. He was last seen at an off-campus Somali Student Association bonfire Friday.
The Minnesota Student Association held their first meeting Tuesday, which covered campus issues and plans to resolve them. Affordable housing, quality food options and student body support were a few of the topics brought up during the forum, which was open to all University of Minnesota students.