Jenna Ross

Reporter | State News
Phone: 612-673-7168
Jenna Ross covers state news. She previously reported on higher education, including the University of Minnesota, for more than four years. She tweets at @ByJenna.

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On campus beat: College scorecard reveals real costs

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama promised parents and students a new tool "to compare schools based on a simple criteria -- where you can get the most bang for your educational buck."

Updated: February 13, 2013, - 06:10 PM

In Minnesota, possibility of change is in air

The surprise departure of Pope Benedict is leading Catholic worshipers and scholars in Minnesota to consider the possibility of change in a church that is beset with serious challenges.

Updated: February 11, 2013, - 11:50 PM

U to experiment with year-round degree programs

Summer will offer full course loads, but will students sign up? After study, U leaders decided 'carefully and thoughtfully' was best approach. Pilots in the College of Design start next fall.

Updated: February 08, 2013, - 10:03 PM

U students rally behind budget request

"Students want a better future," legislators were told.

Updated: February 07, 2013, - 08:54 PM

On campus beat: NCC's new look mirrors its new vision

Approach Normandale Community College from the south and it's the same old college, surrounded by parking lots. But travel along the west side and -- suddenly -- a new look.

Updated: February 07, 2013, - 07:25 PM

Gustavus Adolphus College president faces revolt on campus

A groundswell of students, faculty and alumni seeks to oust the St. Peter college's president.

Updated: February 03, 2013, - 10:41 PM

Dayton's plan to boost college grants gets scrutiny

Formula used to award aid is far from perfect, critics say.

Updated: January 29, 2013, - 09:52 AM

Obituary: Conrad Smith, a winner for sports in Minnesota

From Strikers to Twins to Lynx, he was an all-around good sport.

Updated: January 25, 2013, - 10:57 PM

College of Visual Arts faces questions as president abruptly quits

College of Visual Arts alumni, staff protest the decision to close.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 11:22 PM

On campus beat: Cheaper plan for U golf course advances

Big plans to upgrade the University of Minnesota's golf course have been scaled back. The historic Les Bolstad Golf Course can be spiffed up for under $7.5 million, a new report says.

Updated: January 23, 2013, - 07:46 PM

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