Parker Lemke


Gay males find greater acceptance among greeks

As the vice president of Delta Lambda Phi, a fraternity originally founded by gay men, Nathan Bakken doesn’t think there’s a need for fraternities that focus only on gay students.  

MSA requests new rules for elections

The commission in charge of overseeing the University of Minnesota’s all-campus student elections could overhaul some of the rules and procedures in place for future elections.  

More than one way to go greek

Sarah Sham struggled to form close bonds with the sorority sisters she pledged with during her freshman year.   So the University of Minnesota international student left the traditional greek chapter to help charter a new group on campus, the national Asian-interest sorority Sigma Psi Zeta.   “We couldn’t really find anything that suited [my friends and I],” said Sham, who’s now the sorority’s vice presid

Machy Days widens scope

Celebrating in warm weather, the University of Minnesota’s greek community held its second annual Machy Days week with a mix of activities and community outreach events.  

U fertility med center will close in summer

The University of Minnesota’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health is closing its Reproductive Medicine Center this summer, after three of its physicians announced their departure.  

Presidential hopefuls square off

Three pairs of candidates faced off at the Minnesota Student AssociationâÄôs presidential and vice presidential debate Wednesday night. Fielding questions in front of an audience of more than 80 students, the candidates touched on a variety of student issues and clashed over how the student government group has served undergraduates. Current student body president Joelle Stangler, a political science and mass communication junior, is running for a second term against marketing and international business junior Henry Benson and economics and political science junior Prahith Chakka.

After fees shortfall, Northrop looks ahead

Northrop Concerts and Lectures fought hard in public hearings for more student services fees funding after its initial request wasnâÄôt met. But after receiving a final recommendation that fell far short of its goal, the organizationâÄôs staff decided not to appeal its funding. Instead, the group is adapting programming plans to match its current funding level while also working to ensure it proves itself worthy of increased funds next year. The Student Services Fees Committee allotted Northrop about $178,000 of its more than $400,000 request, a small increase from last yearâÄôs amount.

Student group teaches campus about Islam

More than 350 University of Minnesota students covered their heads with hijabs in front of Coffman Union on Tuesday while Muslim students taught them about the importance of the headscarves in I