On Wednesday, the University of Minnesota’s Pet Away Worry and Stress initiative opened over the summer for the first time.
Students, staff and community members were able to spend the afternoon with dogs, a cat, bunnies and Tilly the therapy chicken. The project, also known as PAWS, typically only runs during the academic year, but expanded after students’ and the animal team’s calls for more.
“We had so many students say… ‘Why do you go away for the summer?’” said Tanya Bailey, animal assisted interactions program coordinator for PAWS.
The Trump administration’s decision this week not to immediately end a program that lets young undocumented immigrants remain in the United States on two-year renewable terms was cautiously welcomed by so-called Dreamers who still worry about their long-term status.
The Department of Homeland Security released the decision on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
If you’re spending time around University of Minnesota police, remember to smile — because you might be on camera.
After months of planning, the UMPD started distributing tester body cameras to officers June 14. For the next two months, officers will wear the cameras and give feedback on their usability.
If the department is pleased with the technology, it will request funds to secure the cameras for good.
The following email was sent by Laura Bloomberg, dean, to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs community
Please find our department's statement on the recent verdict regarding Philando Castile.
No justice, no peace. #Philando
The Black Student Union will hold a healing space in 209 Coffman Memorial Union this evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and tomorrow, June 17, from 2:00-6:00 p.m.
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Travel Ban Injunction
For the second time, a federal appeals court upheld an injunction against portions of the president's revised travel ban. On Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Hawaii district court's national order prohibiting the government from enforcing portions of the executive order widely known as the "travel ban" or "Muslim ban."
Welcome, international students!
Note: In recent years, the University of Texas at Austin and the The University of Maryland have experienced similar traumas related to campus climate. In recognition that our individual experiences are part of a national conversation, The Daily Texan and The Diamondback exchanged editorials on the subject. The Texan's editorial is viewable here.