Natalie Rademacher


Police: Search continues for missing UMN student who fell into Mississippi

Police, family and friends continued to search over the weekend for a University of Minnesota student swept into the Mississippi River last week. Chris Stanley, a 22-year-old neurobiology senior, was last seen the evening of April 25 when he fell into the river while he and a friend were sitting near the water, the Minneapolis Park Police Department said.

Advocates, more sex assault prevention training slated for UMN Greek members

Trained sexual assault advocates and additional training could be next steps in University of Minnesota Greek life sexual assault prevention efforts. The Interfraternity Council is working with The Aurora Center and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action to provide Greek members with information on how to address accused perpetrators and victims in their community and will train some members to respond when a sexual assault occurs. The new prevention measures will start in the fall. “We will be giving them the resources to provide people within the Greek community with additional knowledge, skills and a sense of community surrounding sexual assault prevention,” said Aurora Center Director Katie Eichele. EOAA added resources for the community after Greek members asked the office how it responds to sexual misconduct cases, said EOAA Director and Title IX Coordinator Tina Marisam. “The idea we had was to talk to the Greek organizations about how to respond to sexual assault.

UMN plan will cut rates for campus night parking

After a push from the Student Senate, the University will reduce overnight parking costs. Starting May 1, the overnight parking rate at 11 designated campus lots will be $1 per hour, with costs capping at $6.

Students fundraise for Aurora Center; push for UMN to fund it

Student leaders are pushing school administrators to allocate more funding to the Aurora Center. To help erase budget deficits and encourage the University of Minnesota to allocate additional resources to the center — which provides resources on sexual assault prevention, education and support for survivors — several student groups on campus are fundraising for the center this week.

UMN professor helps develop new method for mental health diagnoses

Following years of disagreement among mental health experts on diagnosis models, University of Minnesota researchers have proposed a new method. University psychology professor Bob Krueger, along with several other researchers, published their new approach — called the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology, or HiTOP — in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology in March.