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How quarantine will change higher education

How quarantine will change higher education

John Quinlan

April 6, 2020

With many states extending stay-at-home orders until June to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country have switched to alternative online learning for the rest of the semester.  Like many universities across the nation, the University of Minnesota has transitioned to online learnin...

University of Minnesota suspends classes, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

University of Minnesota suspends classes, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

On Wed. Mar. 11 President Joan Gabel notified students that the university has made its final move in keeping its students safe amid the COVID-19 crisis. As the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed the virus a pandemic early Wednesday, the university has officially decided to close its doors for all...

Breaking: UMN prepares online courses, cancels university travel amid spring break COVID-19 threat

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Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

In an email Tuesday at 4:33 p.m. President Joan Gabel addressed the student body with an advisory that all non-essential university travel has been halted and instructors are being encouraged to prepare online material for students as the university closely monitors the current COVID-19 situation. Currently,...

A challenge to our Antifa critics

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

February 7, 2020

The Minnesota Republic has always provided a positive space for our writers to openly and freely share their opinions and ideas, regardless if they were deemed controversial by the university community. Here are some of the things we do for our students: Fight for free and equal speech on campus,...

Students for a Democratic Society: disarm the police!

Students for a Democratic Society: disarm the police!

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

November 25, 2019

No, the title you just read is not clickbait, sadly. Earlier this month, University of Minnesota's Chapter of Students for a Democratic Society stood outside of Coffman Memorial Union, speaking to passerbyers and holding a sign that sported the message: "Disarm UMPD" simple, but not well researched...

Tasting success: where does the football team go from here?

Tasting success: where does the football team go from here?

Ethan Olson, Contributor

November 23, 2019

Currently enjoying their highest-win season since 1904, only dragged down by the absolutely heart-breaking loss to rivals Iowa, it is hard to think of this season as anything but a historic success for PJ Fleck and the entirety of the football team. As of Nov. 21 with the team fighting for a shot...

Ideology face-off: a campus debate

Ideology face-off: a campus debate

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

November 21, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19th, 3 distinct politically-minded clubs on the University of Minnesota campus faced off in a debate of ideologies. The College Republicans, College Democrats, and Minnesota Students for Liberty (a libertarian-minded club) all chose representatives to argue a variety of topics,...

Psychedelic Research Nationally and at the U of M Nielson Lab

Psychedelic Research Nationally and at the U of M Nielson Lab

Adam Erickson, Contributor

October 26, 2019

Between the early 1960’s and the mid 1970’s was a time known as the psychedelic era. You may picture hippies, the desire for political activism, and images of hundreds of thousands of people enjoying three days of peace, love and rock and roll at Woodstock. While all this is true, perhaps the more...

Augsburg’s unstated political views promote exclusivity

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

September 18, 2019

On September 3rd, 2019 Augburg's A-Mail, a platform for submitted news and announcements had an event posted with the title, "Undoing White Body Supremacy Series" and invitation for,  "Any white faculty or staff, interested in building anti-racist community and building culture among white bodies." The...

A personal statement on the need to rename the union

Nathan Harman, Contributor

September 17, 2019

Facts can be evil. If evil facts are public and notable, then they are even more evil. Historical anti-Semitism on our campus has no right to be known privately. I believe that no student has any business being independently aware of prominent historical figures at the University if those figures created...

Gophers start hot: who’s next?

Minneapolis, United States - June 20, 2014: TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. TCF Bank is an outdoor stadium and home to the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team.

Ryan Calvert, Sports & Feature Editor

September 15, 2019

  School has started, and that means the Gopher football team is back in action. Expectations are high this year for P.J. Fleck and the team he's built the past two seasons. ESPN uses its Football Power Index (FPI) before every season to predict the outcome of every game. This year, the n...

Kris Humphries: former Gopher, current entrepreneur

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Ben Dettmer, Contributor

September 12, 2019

It’s not often that a basketball player of Kris Humphries’ caliber is most known for something completely unrelated to sports.  Then again, it’s not often that two people are married for as short a time as 72 days—which is how long the former Gopher was married to ubertalented reality TV star and meg...

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