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First graduating class of Bethel University Inclusive Learning and Development program is filled with pride and excitement.
Facing shortfall in state funds, U and Minnesota State schools look for ways to balance their budgets.
More than 260 journalists have signed a petition urging the University of Minnesota to halt its investigation into the source of news leaks about an…
Budget gap between GOP, Gov. Mark Dayton would mean hard decisions.
Lawyers will "not rehash the investigation," but see if the university followed its own rules.
"Career Readiness Initiative" helps give grads an edge
A dozen Minnesota cities will host March for Science events.
She was driven to "advancing the role of women in society."
U moves to act quickly after reports of bigotry, but critics worry about chilling effect.
Regents seek lessons from new scrutiny of high-profile incident involving football players.
Angelia Millender has been named the next president of Century College in White Bear Lake. Millender, who is now president of Olive-Harvey College in Chicago,…
Incident disrupted light rail service, but no trains were involved, spokesman says.
Reidar Dittmann was a Holocaust survivor who taught art and Norwegian at the Northfield college for more than 45 years and died in 2010 at age 88.
DFL Rep. Jennifer Schultz is leading the charge to reform the way regents are chosen after her fellow legislators elected four white men last month.
Kaplan, who died at age 98 on Feb. 2, was one of the first female advertising executives in Minnesota and a mentor to younger generations who would follow in her path.
Mandatory training for faculty and staff is part of the plan.
Name change at Minneapolis liberal arts school will take effect in September.
Former Metropolitan State head Devinder Malhotra drew praise from trustees and faculty members.
Ken Powell was the surprise as the Legislature picked four for the University of Minnesota's governing board.
Philosophy professor at University of Minnesota, Morris campus triggers outcry with comments on immigrants.
Months of training sessions on code of conduct preceded alleged sexual assault.
Former House speaker was tapped at last minute for vacancy, five years after he was forced to quit.
She helps create a website to show how past immigration crackdowns went awry.
A University of Minnesota disciplinary panel has cleared four of the 10 Gophers football players who had been accused of sexual misconduct in the alleged assault on a female student in September. But penalties remain for the other six players.
The first time Dallas Bohnsack tried to win a seat on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, things didn’t go as planned. When state…
Eric Kaler said Gophers coaches could have done more to address the concerns of other players, who threatened to boycott a Dec. 27 bowl game in anger over the suspensions.
Debate over the university's handling of allegations against football players shifts to State Capitol.
Protesters had planned rally to press for Claeys' ouster.
A Minneapolis attorney who is becoming an expert in the field notes it's not an easy task for people who typically don't do this sort of thing for a living.
You might think it's consensual, attorney says, but be careful.
Campuses can take action, even if police drop the case.
SDS protests tuition, U decision on sanctuary demands.
Nearly 300 complaints of sexual assault were reported to Minnesota colleges or universities in 2015, and 79 resulted in disciplinary action greater than a warning, according to information made public under a new state law.
It could become third local school in two years to do so.
It is, almost everyone agrees, a great way to earn college credits for free. But the popular “College in the Schools” program, which allows Minnesota…
She will succeed Jacqueline Johnson in February, pending approval of regents.
Organizers hope to deliver petition with more than 1,100 signatures to U President Kaler on Wednesday.
Special 2-year degree may cost low-income students as little as $1,000 a year.
Four-year schools adopt same standards for accepting students.
Former Medtronic executive's husband, a neurosurgeon, joins with her to endow a new neuroscience professorship.
Chancellor Steven Rosenstone has come up with a three-pronged strategy to save the Minnesota State colleges and university system from a looming financial crisis. The…
On the face of it, the University of Minnesota’s Morris campus says it’s merely trying to promote tolerance, respect and civility by regulating what kind…
Burton Levin was the U.S. ambassador to Burma when he called his daughter at Carleton College as gunfire raged outside the embassy. It was 1988,…
In Minnesota, nearly 40 percent of minority students drop out of community college by the end of the first year, and many more never make…
Meanwhile, adjunct instructors at Augsburg College petition to hold their own election.
Minnesota State’s 37 public colleges and universities would freeze tuition through 2019 in exchange for a $178 million increase in state funding, under a proposal…
The rare steel structures, which were built from 1901 to 1914, were considered significant enough to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, but they never quite made the mark.
The University of Minnesota will ask the Legislature for a 10 percent raise over the next two years — an extra $126 million — to…
Not long ago, a University of Minnesota student accidentally dialed 911 when she was at a busy restaurant. Because the call came from her cellphone,…
The research could lead to new treatments for humans, but that would be 10 years away.
Election is part of a national organizing effort.
Regency Beauty Institute, with headquarters in St. Louis Park, has shuttered all of its 79 beauty schools, including five in Minnesota, without warning.
As schools crack down on campus assaults, lawsuits ask: Where are rights of the accused?
She says schools are creating a new class of victims; one was her son.
Instructor banned from Inver Hills campus for 3 months is challenging the discipline.
A ruling Tuesday has cleared the way for a vote this fall on forming a faculty union at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus.…
The project will preserve the historic red brick exterior while gutting much of the interior to create more spacious living areas and a brand-new $23 million dining hall.
In another sign of a national job market that is recovering, employers are once again lining up for the chance to recruit and hire Minnesota…
This year, for the first time, Minnesota is offering an alternative to residents stuck with high-interest student loans. In January, the Office of Higher Education…
The Aug. 1 letter from the dean of diversity affairs was an invitation to a special orientation session for minority students. But it was one particular sentence in bold caps that sparked an outrage: "ALL NEW STUDENTS OF COLOR ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THIS MEETING."
Alysia Lajune says she was fired for raising concerns over wording that was used in campus crime alerts.
Law requires new training and reporting on campuses this fall.
Under the plan, training will be increased for those deciding whether to discipline accused students.
Melania Trump’s convention speech may well turn into a teachable moment at college campuses this fall as a real-life lesson in the dangers of plagiarism.…
Advisory group suggests a full-time staffer to respond to sexual misconduct claims.
Face-lift would preserve exterior of one of the oldest dorms on campus and bring it up to 21st century standards.
After what he called an “extraordinarily challenging” year, President Eric Kaler got a positive — but not glowing — job review Wednesday from the University…
Full disclosure: Once upon a time, I was an English major. Back in the 20th century, it never occurred to me to abandon Shakespeare or…
Sarah Carlson gave the students fair warning about what to expect when they reached the caverns, 80 feet below ground. “It’ll be pretty chilly down…
For many students, community college is the first step toward earning a bachelor’s degree. But many others never finish. Now, officials at the newly named…
Apparently, nobody liked the name MnSCU, including the people who run it. Now, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has decided to ditch the…
The report, eight months in the making, blames the slowdown in state funding for the dire situation facing the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
St. Catherine University cut ties with an event organizer, Heartland Inc., after protesters accused the school and the company's owners of being insensitive to rape survivors.
Earl H. Potter III was on his way to the Twin Cities for a meeting with the Foundation Board Chair when the crash happened. Provost Ashish Vaidya has been appointed as acting president.
Protesters disrupt meeting but fail to block increase.
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