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Tuition hikes would range from 2.5 percent for state residents to nearly 10 percent for nonresidents, but thousands of undergrads would see no hike at all.
After bumping Drum Corps International twice in two years, U officials apologize and say it can have the football stadium July 16.
Academic outsider boasts business, nonprofit acumen.
Her lawsuit says college failed to suspend or expel attackers in two assaults.
Drum Corps International organizers, told they would have to move the July 16 event from TCF Bank Stadium because of a private football camp run by Gophers coach Tracy Claeys, are crying foul.
The final report isn’t due for two months. But already, faculty members are getting nervous about changes that may be in the works at Minnesota…
After pushback from employees and legislators, MnSCU officials agreed to shelve the rule until a compromise can be worked out.
Virginia Arthur, the executive vice president and provost of Metropolitan State University, has been appointed president of the St. Paul-based university. Arthur, who has been…
Terry Dosh spent the better part of three decades in a monastic setting — as a student, monk and priest at St. John’s University in…
During the summer, it’s not unusual to find kids as young as third-graders taking classes on college campuses. Throughout Minnesota, there are summer enrichment camps…
Tenure has been marked by clashes with faculty.
The private college in Northfield insists that it's doing its best to crack down on sexual assault, but it is asking the federal government to review how the college handles those complaints.
Some fear sharp increases will scare away national students; supporters say low rates are a subsidy.
Move will let personal phones be inspected if used for work; unions raise privacy alarm.
For the better part of 20 years, Phillip Adamo has been inspiring students to study the past, not for its own sake, he says, but for what it can teach them about the present.
She sees past problems at school as "opportunities to make a large difference."
Faculty, college president have clashed in recent weeks.
This weekend, about 60 newly admitted students will gather at the University of Minnesota’s Rochester campus to compete in person for $200,000 in merit scholarships.…
Milo Yiannopolous has emerged as a hero of the right in campus culture wars.
Concordia College's move to drop language majors vexes students, alumni.
Two weeks from now, thousands of college students will converge on the Minneapolis Convention Center in hopes of lining up a job or internship. And…
They profess "complete confidence" in heads of Inver Hills, Ridgewater.
Inver Hills plans a no-confidence vote while a Ridgewater College group will meet with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system leaders.
Two years ago, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota started a pilot program to help people on the verge of defaulting on their student loans. Now,…
Goal is better job security and pay for instructors.
As the son and son-in-law of Lutheran ministers, Paul Eid thought he would become a preacher himself. But he found his true calling as a…
Helens will replace embattled McClellon.
Next week, Prof. Shaul Hanany will lie on a bed of nails while someone takes a hammer and smashes a cement block on his stomach.…
The university is something of a magnet for birds because of its proximity to the Mississippi River flyway. It's the same reason that activists have been warning about birds colliding with the new Vikings stadium.
In a drama now playing out like a Greek tragedy on a national stage, a Winona college instructor has lost two jobs in a clash over a campus production of "Medea."
Hiring, spending issues dogged head of Rochester community college.
Libraries offering 'stress busters' to students in need of a study break
Hamline instructors' tentative pact includes first pay raise in 10 years.
Move follows audit's findings of misuse of department funds.
After years with the lowest rates in the Big Ten, the University of Minnesota is considering raising tuition for nonresident students by $12,800, more than 60 percent, by the end of the decade.
Payments for booze, parties and hair stylists were among improper receipts found, but investigators say there is little evidence of sexual harassment at the U's athletics department during Norwood Teague's tenure.
The results of two investigations into the University of Minnesota’s athletics department will be presented Tuesday at a special meeting of the Board of Regents.…
A march, complete with a bullhorn and protest signs, capped a week of events designed to rally support for Nikki Hagan, a 19-year-old biology major from Woodbury.
Rochester Community and Technical College is in open rebellion against President Leslie McClellon, just 17 months after taking office as the overwhelming favorite of faculty, staff and students alike.
A student group's vote triggered a backlash, so leaders responded.
Proposal to create "moment of recognition" stirs backlash, triggers debate over inciting racism.
Jon McGee has been a college administrator for two decades. So he has a pretty good grasp of why, for example, it costs so much…
The University of Minnesota is now, officially, one of the most bicycle-friendly campuses in the nation. This week, the League of American Bicyclists awarded the…
Protesters' defend actions denounced by a U law professor, others.
Minnesotans staring down years of payments ask themselves the big question: Was it worth it?
Is there a place at the University of St. Thomas for a two-year college? For the first time, St. Thomas officials are seriously considering the…
Seven in 10 seniors who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2014 had student loan debt, with an average of $28,950 per borrower, according to the survey.
In the past, Irene Duranczyk would assign her students a $180 textbook and hope they had the money to pay for it. Now, she still…
Mark Kappelhoff led two federal investigations into police shooting of unarmed black teen.
The state's costliest schools are urging prospective students to apply, despite high tuition.
$166 million complex, unanimously approved by the Board of Regents, is expected to be completed by 2018.
The University of Minnesota is expected to give final approval Friday to a $166 million "Athletes Village" that officials say is essential for the Golden Gophers to compete successfully in the Big Ten.
Details of 2014 consultant's review of athletics department have never been publicly released
Looking ahead, Chancellor Steven Rosenstone admits he’s a little worried about how to keep Minnesota’s 31 public colleges and state universities afloat. Enrollment has been…
There are, Stephen Parente estimates, nearly 13,000 congressional staffers in Washington, D.C. — most of them under 30, with little or no business experience. And…
Between May and August, the university received four complaints against Scott Studham accusing him of rigging contracts, hiring friends without competitive bids, using university funds for personal expenses, and other misconduct.
Teague's troubles — including two past gender discrimination complaints — are roiling a university that has faced persistent concerns about shortchanging women's athletes for decades.
Regents Laura Brod and Abdul Omari will serve on the panel, along with Jean Quam, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and the university's chief lawyer, William Donohue.
Richard A. Hanson, the president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, has announced plans to retire next summer. Hanson, 65, will step down…
The women, who work on President Eric Kaler's leadership team, said Teague's e-mail to the U community prompted them to identify themselves.
One part will examine the finances of the athletic department, the other will involve an employment lawyer to look at "the culture and hiring practices" in the department.
They may know how to get A’s in philosophy or chemistry, but some college students don’t have a clue about managing their money. That’s one…
For nearly two years, Dave Glesne and a small group of supporters have been laying the groundwork to shake up the college landscape by holding classes in neighborhood churches.
Would seniors want to live in University of Minnesota housing? Senior citizens, that is? In the past few years, a number of colleges and universities…
MBA students in Duluth are seeing tuition bills drop nearly 25 percent to try to beef up enrollment.
A regent asked for the "affirmative consent" policy to be put on hold.
The co-founder of the Affirmative Consent Project Morano admits that she doesn't expect everyone to actually sign such a document. But she sees the contract as a way to make a point about having sex: Are they sure the feeling is mutual?
The sexual-assault prevention policy is postponed until the Board of Regents reviews it in September.
Nonresident students will pay 7 percent more – $20,660 a year.
You might wonder why a teenager would want to spend her last summer before college taking precalculus. But Emily Johannsen, of Austin, Minn., has no…
Some Minnesota lawmakers say that the university has been too generous to outsiders, and that it's one reason Minnesota residents are facing a tuition increase this fall.
Public has commented, so now regents to consider final version.
Chancellor says the increase is "modest."
The proposal, which would boost average tuition to $7,016 a year, would be the first tuition hike since 2012 at the system's four-year universities.
For the first time, University of Minnesota scientists will be barred from accepting consulting fees from companies that sponsor their research, under a new ethics plan endorsed Friday by the Board of Regents.
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