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Protest, an arrest and fights marked the campus' reaction to right-wing commentator Lauren Southern's talk at the University of Minnesota Wednesday night.
A group of nearly 200 demonstrators gathered outside Anderson Hall where around 80 listened to the Canadian YouTube personality give a talk on “the evils and inefficiencies of socialism and the necessity of free speech in political discourse."
One person was arrested for disorderly conduct by the end of the event.
Less than half of college students are aware that the First Amendment protects hate speech, and about a third of those believe hate speech shouldn't be protected, according to a new survey of students’ opinions on campus expression.
The October study from the nonprofit, nonpartisan group Foundation for Individual Rights in Education showed partisan divides on many subjects, like campus protests and guest speakers. Some members of the University community say they see this ideological gap growing more evident on the University’s campus.
The University of Minnesota is increasing efforts to recruit students of color to its Twin Cities campus, with a focus on black students.
And while numbers aren't where the school would like them to be, the U is starting to see results.
There’s a philosophy out there that says it’s inevitable for college students to eat the “ramen diet”—cheap, inexpensive food that pack a lot of calories but little actual nutrition.
Rebecca Leighton is working to change that notion. She believes that proper nutrition starts with access to healthy and affordable food, and that’s why she founded Nutritious U—a food pantry for students on the U of M campus.