Latest University of Minnesota News

Minnesota college students design walker for younger users

Oct. 23, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four University of Minnesota students have come up with a new way for people to move around. They took the wheeled walker that many seniors use and reimagined it for a younger clientele. Growing up, Steven Bleau saw how multiple sclerosis complicated...

Reformed university advocacy center puts focus on disability

Oct. 23, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fall semester has brought the establishment of the new Center for Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender and Sexuality Studies (RIDGS) at the University of Minnesota. When the RIGS initiative was adopted in 2015 following student and faculty...

University of Minnesota takes steps to curb Dinkytown crime

Sep. 27, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcy-Holmes residents are voicing concerns as violent crimes have nearly doubled in comparison to 2020. The University of Minnesota responded to the elevated rates by implementing more public safety measures in Dinkytown. In May 2021, the number of...

Kernza crop part of Minnesota farmers' eco-friendly lineup

Sep. 13, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Don Wyse has long been an evangelist for perennial crops. The University of Minnesota professor, who leads the U of M Forever Green Initiative, now thinks the potential of those crops is beginning to be realized. “It took us 30 years to get to...

Steveson signs NIL deal with WWE, will wrestle for Minnesota

Sep. 09, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has achieved his childhood dream of signing with World Wrestling Entertainment — with a twist. The WWE announced Thursday that it has signed Steveson to a deal that will allow him to join the WWE roster and return to the University...

US regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Aug. 23, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, potentially boosting public confidence in the shots and instantly opening the way for more universities, companies and local governments to make vaccinations mandatory. The Pentagon...

Pedestrian struck, killed was a Minneapolis pediatric nurse

Aug. 17, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The pedestrian struck and killed in a Twin Cities suburb over the weekend has been identified as a 29-year-old pediatric nurse who lost her track star sister to cancer two years ago. Ramsey County sheriff's officials say Abigail Anderson...

The Latest: Australian state sees 478 new virus infections

Aug. 15, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state on Monday reported its worst day of the pandemic with 478 new COVID-19 infections and seven deaths. The previous record daily tally in New South Wales was 466 new cases reported on Saturday. Two of the dead...

The Latest: Poland sends 1 million vaccines to Australia

Aug. 14, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Poland has sent one million COVID-19 vaccines to Sydney where the delta variant continues to spread, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The first of the Pfizer vaccines left Warsaw via the United Arab Emirates and will arrive in Sydney...

UMinn students, staff face vaccination or regular testing

Aug. 14, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota System will join hundreds of colleges nationwide in requiring a COVID-19 vaccination for students and staff at its five campuses. The mandate approved by the Board of Regents on Friday will take effect once the U.S. Food...