News and Perspectives
Thousands of University of Minnesota students see Krista Soria’s name in their inboxes every spring semester.
Soria, the University’s data analyst, sends messages encouraging students to take the Student Experience in the Research University survey so she can use data about students’ academic, civic and personal experiences to guide University services. In the midst of SERU season, many who work with Soria say she is the link between student voices and the University’s staff, faculty and administration.
Erika Lee, a professor of history in the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts and director of the University's Immigration History Research Center (IHRC), has been named one of 31 winners of a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Nicknamed the “brainy award,” the Carnegie Fellowship—chosen from among 270 nominations by a distinguished panel of jurors— provides support for scholarship that applies fresh perspectives from the humanities and social sciences to some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Two groups are telling conflicting stories about what happened at the University of Minnesota last week at an event meant to honor the Somali culture.
On Friday night, Northrop Auditorium hosted the Somali Student Association’s annual celebration of culture and heritage. The event featured fashion, music and dancing.
However, discrepancies remain over how police responded to reports of a fight.
Read the full April 23 story on the WCCO website.