“Parents and community members have been raising concerns about safety on and off campus for years”
This is being driven by concerns about crime around campus.
University of Minnesota may end public access to most Twin Cities campus buildings
The University of Minnesota is considering restricting public access at nearly all its buildings, effectively shutting most of the Twin Cities campus to the general population following years of open hours.
- While the U has temporarily limited access to specific buildings following safety incidents before, this would be a sweeping change that affects both the public and the tens of thousands of people that live, work and study on campus.
Driving the news: Around half of the U’s buildings already require a U Card for entry — an official ID primarily reserved for active students, faculty and staff.
- Leadership is currently discussing requiring a U card to access the remaining ~70 buildings, Axios confirmed.
Reality check: Though some buildings will switch to “university hours” on or around July 31, changes are still being discussed on a building by building basis, U spokesperson Jake Ricker said. The list of affected areas has not been finalized.
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