Meghan Holden


On last day, candidate drops out

On the eve of the all-campus student elections, one of the three candidates contending to be the next Minnesota Student Association president dropped out of the race.  

Northrop, Aurora vie for funding

After receiving just fractions of their funding requests in the first round of student services fees recommendations, supporters of the Aurora Center and Northrop fervently voiced opposition to their proposed allocations. The organizations were among a handful of administrative units that made cases for additional funding in front of the Student Services Fees Committee on Friday. Altogether, campus organizations are asking for $35.7 million, which would drive up student fees more than $30 from their current level for next school year.

Drunken driver hits 2 students

A drunken driver hit two University of Minnesota students near campus on Monday night, according to a complaint filed in the Hennepin County District Court. Ewan Henry Leask, 26, was charged on Wednesday with two counts of criminal vehicular operation while driving under the influence, the complaint said. Leask remained in the Hennepin County Jail on Wednesday evening. His bail is set at $75,000. Leask hit Lanxiao Song and Zifei Guan, both age 20, on University Avenue Southeast near highway I-35W late Monday night, according to the complaint.

UMPD returns assault rifles

The University of Minnesota Police Department is shipping back eight military-grade rifles amid concerns that they may be causing discontent on campus. UMPD received six M-16s and two M-14s in 2006 through a U.S. Department of Defense program that allows police departments to receive military surplus.

Two charged in Anarae Schunk’s death

Nine months after Anarae Schunk’s body was found in a rural ditch, two people are facing charges for the University of Minnesota student’s murder. Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, also known as Anthony Lee Nelson, 32, and Ashley Conrade, 24, are charged with second-degree intentional murder for aiding each other in Schunk’s death last fall. Police don’t know the motives behind the murder or the exact events leading up to it, but Friday’s charges in the Dakota County District Court brought some relief to those waiting for answers.

Two face charges in Anarae Schunk's death

Anarae Schunk was stabbed 22 times in a Rosemount townhouse before her body was taken to a ditch in rural Rice County, according to charges filed Friday in the Dakota County District Court. Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, also known as Anthony Nelson, and Ashley Conrade are charged with second-degree intentional murder for aiding one another in the University of Minnesota student’s death last September.

Two will be charged in Anarae Schunk's death

Two people will be charged on Friday for the death of University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk. The two suspects who police believe to be involved with her death, Anthony Lee Nelson and Ashley Conrade, will be charged with second-degree intentional murder, according to Schunk’s family.

Tuition hikes loom for some

Tuition will stay frozen at the University of Minnesota next year, but prices will rise for some students if University President Eric Kaler’s budget proposal passes. Kaler plans to continue the two-year tuition freeze for undergraduates paying resident tuition, according to his newly released 2014-15 budget proposal. Though some students won’t see a hike, higher prices will fall on nonresidents and some graduate students. The Board of Regents will review the president’s proposal Friday and vote on a final budget June 13.

Kaler talks riots, Pitino, adjunct unions

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler for its monthly “Kickin’ it with Kaler” interview Monday morning. In the last meeting of the semester, the president discussed the recent contention over the student services fees process, updates to TCF Bank Stadium and Gophers head men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino’s future at the University.

New student reps need to speak up

Student representatives to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents say next year’s wave of elects should push administrators harder than they have in the past. Eight students throughout the five-campus system give a voice to the student body by asking regents and administrators difficult questions, but some say representatives aren’t always taking full advantage of their power.