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Program falls short of free community college for all, but backers hope it’s a start.
By the fall of 2016, students at Minnesota’s two-year colleges will pay less in tuition than they do now, thanks to legislation passed this weekend.…
Licenses delayed after a state board penalized the school.
In 1990, Bemidji State University thought it was starting a trend when it decided to open its first residence hall just for single parents.The goal…
Dorothy Duran is second college president to be cleared after critics launched “campaign of personal attacks” on a blog.
The case sparked a wave of concern across campus after the student, an 18-year-old woman, told police that she was sexually assaulted early Sunday in her dorm room by two strangers.
Forum’s use of cartoon image of Mohammed and school’s response draw complaints.
“There are some people who should never be in front of a classroom; they really don’t enjoy what they’re doing,” the geography professor said. “While I’m having a wonderful time.”
The 75 high school juniors are the first class in a pilot project called the VIP Weekend.
National survey puts both in top 10 for schools with best return on investment.
When Phebe Givens was growing up in north Minneapolis, her mother worked as a washroom attendant at the Minneapolis Athletic Club to support the family.So…
It must have felt like a moral victory when a team from Metropolitan State University came in a “surprising second” in a cyber security competition…
It was, experts say, one of the first whistleblower cases in the country to result in a jury award against a for-profit college. But the case has lingered on appeal, until now.
Secret Service is investigating claims in hacker’s blog, ones identified by a Metro State prof, above
A computer hacker who broke into a database at St. Paul-based Metropolitan State University likely exposed personal information on as many as 160,000 people, officials…
Chancellor says he considers case against SCC head closed.
Hamline University has named its 20th president: Fayneese Miller, the dean of the college of education and social services at the University of Vermont. Miller,…
On the surface, it may sound like an indictment of our public school system: 1 in 4 high school graduates end up taking a remedial…
A mother in Burnsville who once hid her son's autism is now acting to bring to the public's attention the high number of Somali-American kids in autism classes.
For nearly half his life, Josef Mestenhauser lived a sort of double life. In Minnesota, he was a revered professor who won international awards promoting…
Foes say they discourage students; instructors say they’re needed.
For the first time, President Eric Kaler acknowledged that the University of Minnesota made “misleading or inaccurate” statements in the aftermath of the suicide of Dan Markingson, a psychiatric patient who was in a U drug study at the time of his death.
Lawsuit argues students not responsible for loans with “staggering” rates.
The first time Darrin Rosha was elected to the U’s Board of Regents, he was barely out of his teens. Then, he was the lone…
He’ll fill remaining term of the late David Larson.
In college, plagiarism is serious business. But sometimes, students cross the line without even realizing it, says Melissa Anderson, a professor of higher education at…
After a five-month standoff, faculty and administrators have agreed to settle their differences over a controversial plan called Charting the Future to reform Minnesota’s 31…
MnSCU calls plagiarism allegations “reckless’’; experts say blog posts merit investigation.
U wants the state to cover tuition freeze for 2 more years.
Jerry Organ wasn’t surprised to hear last week that two of Minnesota’s four law schools are planning to merge in the face of dropping enrollment.…
William Mitchell, Hamline join forces as enrollment declines nationwide
Mark Gordon will join the law school in July.
Sure, applications have dropped by a third nationwide since 2010, and they’re still falling. But to Jean Holloway, that’s no reason to be discouraged.
The master’s program gives them a chance to learn some tricks from the lawyer’s playbook, such as negotiating and conflict resolution, in roughly a third of the time as regular law school, and at a fraction of the cost.
A joint committee split, mostly along party lines, over appointees for two districts.
For-profit college says it hopes to attract more students with its lower tuition prices.
Faculty, administrators seek common ground on “Charting the Future” initiative.
Some express concern the plan’s benefits might be misplaced.
After monthslong rift, two sides issue joint statement.
Parents, do you ever wonder if your college student is skipping class? Now you can find out — for a mere $200 a year. An…
Carl Elliott has waged a contentious campaign against the psychiatry department, which he blames for the 2004 death of a mentally ill patient.
Officials warn students, staff to take precautions against identity theft.
Relatively little-known CLEP exams can help students can save thousands of dollars in tuition before they even set foot on campus.
St. Paul’s William Mitchell welcomes an eclectic, pioneering “hybrid” class.
Richard Beeson is the only incumbent seeking reappointment.
Attorney general wants for-profit colleges to dislcose grad, job data.
He spent 30 years defying Mother Nature, breeding flowering shrubs to withstand the harsh Minnesota climate. Every spring, his Northern Lights azaleas put on a spectacular show.
In her first semester of medical school, she learned that her cancer had returned. She used her last months to send a powerful message to friends and fellow students.
Lisa Lewis knows that students aren’t the only ones who may need career advice. Sometimes, so do alumni, even years after they earn their degrees.…
Critics say outside experts are hobbled by conflicts of interest.
A man released the 7-year-old two hours later just blocks from her north Minneapolis home.
When he was an advance man on Hubert Humphrey’s presidential campaign, Kingsley Murphy Jr. had one rule for everyone working with him.“Nobody sleeps and nobody…
The suit against the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University said the schools have left some of their students saddled with tens of thousands of dollars of debt and unable to find work in their fields.
The university’s online program takes a new approach to art of delivering a baby.
A proposal to extend a tuition freeze another two years at 31 Minnesota colleges and universities is now heading for the Legislature.On Wednesday, the board…
More campuses to consider no-confidence votes this week.
In the past two weeks, faculty groups at five Minnesota state universities have passed votes of no confidence against Steven Rosenstone.
Chancellor’s act follows no-confidence votes at five state universities.
Faculty controversy stems from plan to reform 31-school system.
The retired Cargill executive endowed a scholarship and “cared deeply for students.”
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Culinary program is on the verge of closing because grads find only low-paid jobs, raising concerns about student loan repayment.
The unions representing faculty at all 31 state colleges and universities say they will no longer take part in an effort to improve programs throughout the system. But Chancellor Steven Rosenstone says that won’t slow down the project.
Should professors of history or philosophy or English literature spend more time contemplating how their classes can help students get jobs? John Coleman, the new…
So few students buy season tickets at TCF Bank Stadium that the U is looking for another way to fill the empty seats.
Some profs say the organizing effort at U’s largest campus is a long shot.
The library at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., has never limited itself to lending books. For years, students have been able to check out laptops,…
The plan would require the Legislature to increase funding by $65 million.
U Police Chief Greg Hestness, above, and other officials say intoxicated students are easy targets for criminals.
In the wake of a crime-plagued fall semester, the University of Minnesota is launching a “multipronged initiative” to promote safety on and off campus.
The University of Minnesota has invited Washington’s NFL team to join in a debate about a touchy subject: the use of Indian stereotypes in sports mascots and logos
The training manual for recruiters at the Globe Education Network is stamped “Confidential and Proprietary.” But this week, it burst into the spotlight when Minnesota…
Tim Robinson was a student at Gustavus Adolphus College when it hosted its first Nobel Conference in St. Peter, Minn. It was January 1965, and…
Investigators found limited security breach at exposed state higher ed database.
Hodne was an award-winning architect, a one-time professor at the University of Minnesota and an avid Twins fan, despite his disdain for the Metrodome.
Dozens of former world leaders are expected to converge on Minneapolis in October 2015 for an international summit on climate change and democracy, organizers announced Monday.
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