Austin Berger, a junior studying economics and political science, said he is running to give back to the community.
The panel invited Standing Rock activist Joye Braun to speak on the unique connection between the Earth and tribal communities.
“I hope to lead by that example for all students across campus that they have to always have [academics] as a top priority,” Kian said.
Under current policy, University students have freedom of speech rights, but the Minnesota Student Association says the policy is not detailed enough.
The undergraduate student government hopes to reduce pressure on students to commute to class in "dangerous conditions."
The Higher Education Act has not been updated in 11 years and many say it is outdated.
MSA members hope to one day make the U-Pass, which provides unlimited rides on Metro Transit services, free for all students.
Emilia Janik is the one-woman show for MSA's data driven advocacy of over 30,000 students.
The conflict follows six member resignations since July 2019.