Programs

BULLDOG TAXI

The Bulldog Taxi program is sponsored by UMD Student Association.

Starting on Friday, February 7 2014, Student Association’s Bulldog Taxi program will be changed in order to provide students a more efficient and accessible service. Bulldog Taxi will no longer be run through Bayside Taxi. Instead, we will continue the program through Custom Cab and Yellow Door Taxi. Please take note of a few major changes with the program:

1. Rides will be offered at 50% off the total cab fare (please tip accordingly).

2. You must present the driver with your UCard to receive the Bulldog Taxi rate.

3. Cab rides must not exceed $30 (no physical boundaries exist).

4. Custom Cab can be reached at (218) 341-9711 and Yellow Door can be reached at 218-428-0911.

You may direct any questions to the Bulldog Taxi Director, Brittany Nystrom at taxi@d.umn.edu.

 

BETTER NEIGHBORS

Better Neighbors Coordinates between the University of Minnesota Duluth student government on campus and the community.
We are involved in the following ways:

  • Attend community meetings and provide information to the public of the actions that the school is taking in strengthening relationships
  • Help develop programs to strengthen University and community relationships
  • Develop workshops to inform college students on rental rights

Here are the Better Neighbors Events during the year:

  • Renters Rights Forum with Professional Attorney
  • Renters Right’s seminar series
  • Spring City clean up
  • UMD furniture pick up program

 

LEGISLATIVE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Legislative Certificate Program (LCP) is a leadership certificate program that focuses on government and policy leadership skills. Participants in the LCP, called Student Legislative Advocates, work on local, state and federal policy issues that are relevant and pertinent to UMD students, such as higher education funding.

The Student Legislative Advocates for 2013-2014 are:

Lydia Elvine
Major: Political Science
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Cambridge Isanti, MN
Why I joined LCP: To learn and get more hands-on experience about
politics and our government.

Nathan Ernst
Major: Political Science & Criminology
Minor: Russian Area Studies
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Becker, MN
Why I joined LCP: To make a difference for the student body and learn
the system at the local/state/federal level. Also, to meet people and
have fun!

Jimmy Cornish
Major: Political Science
Minor: Aerospace Studies
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Parkers Prairie, MN
Why I joined LCP: I wanted to have the opportunity to see the whole
political process and be able to get involved in topics that affect us as
students, Minnesotans, and citizens.

Samuel Mayerhofer
Major: Psychology
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chaska, MN
Why I joined LCP: I joined because my roommate and friend suggested
I would be good for the program and that I might enjoy the experience
a lot.

Nick Feldmeier
Major: Political Science
Minor: International Studies
Year: Senior
Hometown: Shakopee, MN
Why i joined LCP: To lower tuition for students as well as work on
the 4th street corridor project.

Carson Giller
Major: Political Science
Minor: Communication
Year: Senior
Hometown: Luck, WI
Why I joined LCP: to lobby in congress and truly make an impact at my
time in Duluth as well as having an influence during my time here.

Alek Mintz
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Minnetonka, MN
Why I joined LCP: I thought LCP would be a great experience to have and
I thought it would grant me a better perspective of the world.

Rose Lindquist
Major: Political Science
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN
Why I joined LCP: I thought it would be a good experience and an opportunity
to meet people especially those in my major. Also, I want to stay informed
on current issues.