Max Chao


UMN offers new kosher and halal dining options

Students no longer need to travel off-campus for food that fits some religious dietary restrictions. The University of Minnesota is offering kosher and halal foods in dining halls as of Saturday. The new food options are the result of a push last spring from Jewish and Muslim student groups. In addition, Coffman will offer several kosher grab-and-go items supplied by a local deli.

Sexual assault reported near Superblock

The incident took place at approximately 9:30 p.m. around the corner of Oak Street SE and Delaware Street Southeast, across the street from Territorial Hall. 

Ty Dolla Sign to headline at the 2017 University of Minnesota homecoming concert

Ty Dolla Sign was announced as the 2017 University of Minnesota homecoming headline performer during the class of 2021’s Pride and Spirit night Wednesday.  Ty Dolla Sign will headline the concert on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at TCF Bank Stadium. Coin and Tinashe will open the concert. Tickets go on sale Wednesday night and cost $25 per student and $45 to the general public.

New UMN report details sex trafficking landscape in Minnesota

A one-of-a-kind University of Minnesota study detailing sex purchasing patterns across Minnesota was unveiled Wednesday. While most studies on sex trafficking focus on the providers, victims and traffickers, this one aimed to identify the least known portion of the sex trafficking marketplace — buyers. The research was conducted by the University’s Urban Outreach and Outreach-Engagement Center using data from law enforcement and activist groups. "This is critical for an overall understanding of the marketplace's role of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation within that market, and for the identification of strategies that might combat that trafficking," said Lauren Martin, lead author of the study and director of research at UROC. The research found sex buyers are often middle-aged, white, married men with disposable income.

Unfinished apartment leaves students without a home for fall

Some University of Minnesota students are on a last minute housing hunt after a new apartment complex delayed its opening by several months. Last week, the management of Prime Place, a 195 unit apartment complex under construction at 117 27th Ave.

House education budget bill softens White House's proposed cuts

A U.S. congressional committee approved an education budget bill this month that would cut far less than a White House proposal from earlier this year. The House Appropriations Committee approved a health, human services and education budget July 19 that added funding to several programs the White House budget would have cut. The bill, while approved by the House committee, still faces a long road to passage.

UMN professor hits the road to bridge political divide

A University of Minnesota professor is touring the country in an attempt to mend frayed cross-party relations. While some are pessimistic at the prospects of bridging the divide, William Doherty, who teaches family social science, is touring the U.S.

For patients and their families, comfort with style

Jeanne McCoy is part of a group of volunteers at a University of Minnesota children’s hospital that is giving patients a little style. Since late May, McCoy has worked at the University Masonic Children Hospital’s new Blythe Brendan-Mann Foundation Wellness Center.

UMN will see largest freshman class in 40 years

This fall will see the largest University of Minnesota freshman class in 40 years. In the Board of Regents’ first meeting led by new Chair David McMillan, administrators and officials reported Wednesday on plans for the fall and its new crop of students, along with updates on the past year’s progress in athletics and long term academic goals. University President Eric Kaler detailed the incoming freshman class in his annual report to the board. He said the new class was the largest in 40 years with around 6,000 students.