MN Daily Staff


John Wright’s speech on renaming at the regents meeting

At the Board of Regents’ special meeting Friday, longtime African American studies professor John Wright stepped forward to speak about his own family’s experience of discrimination at the University of Minnesota. Here is that speech.

What you need to know before Friday’s renaming meeting

The discussion on renaming campus buildings will come to a head Friday, when the Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center. The board is slated to vote on whether to rename Coffman Union and three other buildings on campus.

Ilhan Omar sweeps 5th Congressional District

Minnesota made history by electing the first refugee and Somali-American woman to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis is a rising star in the Democratic Party who has seen strong support from students and young voters. She won Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District seat Tuesday in a landslide victory, more than tripling the vote total of her GOP challenger Jen Zielinski. 

Tim Walz takes governor's office

Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., who was re-elected to his seat five times before running for governor, ran against Republican nominee Jeff Johnson. Walz will take over the seat when DFL Gov. Mark Dayton leaves office in January after serving for two terms.