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Members of Minnesota's congressional delegation and free-speech advocates voiced support for a University of Minnesota student sentenced in China for tweets he made while studying in the United States.
Bloomington for-profit school's leaders say the name change signals a renewed push to expand options for students.
During three terms in the Minnesota Legislature, the father of five drew votes and made friends across the political spectrum.
Relocation of homeless families to a nearby downtown Minneapolis church continues.
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel has chosen a Michigan State University dean to serve as her second-in-command.The U announced Wednesday that Rachel Croson, who…
New initiative aims to improve graduation rates and other outcomes for minority, low-income and first-generation students.
Any of the 1,330 students who attended the programs is eligible for tuition refund.
Minnesota community college professors file claims for back pay under settlement.
State says firms defrauded customers with illegal fees; companies defend their actions.
As sanctioned faculty return to Minnesota public and private campuses in the MeToo era, administrators are feeling new pressure to talk about their cases more openly.
The Board of Regents tasked new President Joan Gabel with planning permanent displays and educational activities to address campus segregation as well as with helping to overhaul the renaming policy.
The university expects to end double-digit increases, officials told regents.
FluiDyne, the company he launched in the 1950s, made inroads in markets from Sweden to Japan, earning a reputation for innovation and reliability.
He will work with students on an oral history project.
The review came after concerns about the U's handling of an information request.
The ceremony was designed to herald a presidency that would honor the university's history while at the same time embracing innovation and more fiscal restraint.
The case is the first one filed in Minnesota that stems from last year's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Student groups want fresher food and more kosher, halal, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Aramark says it has worked to make the changes.
Joan Gabel kicked off her historic presidency at the University of Minnesota this summer with an unapologetically upbeat message: The U doesn’t have pressing problems,…
Red Lake Band funds most of the $35.8 million complex, with Minneapolis' help.
New series is designed to help first-generation students.
The incoming freshman class on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus is shaping up to be among the U's most academically accomplished.
The Minnesota State system, facing intense pressure, is taking steps to shrink the number of students who take such courses.
An early proponent of evidence-based medicine, Miller played a key role in the university's pioneering work in bone marrow and stem cell transplantation
The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State system together have paid more than $10 million in the past five years for outside help in recruiting administrators.
The Rev. Brian Friedrich will take the helm on Jan. 1.
The announcement comes after school officials admitted mistakes in handling recent public data request.
The head of the Minnesota Senate's higher education committee is voicing concern about the University of Minnesota's handling of a recent data request for correspondence…
The request followed the contentious debate over task force recommendations to rename buildings named after U administrators.
Some want more greater Minnesota students and conservative ideas to the university.
Joan Gabel pledged to address issues ranging from the steady climb of tuition costs to a "crisis" of student mental health.
The system faces another enrollment dip this fall.
Gabel inherits an institution enjoying strong student demand and stable finances but one that also is facing formidable challenges, including renewed calls to control costs and a need to better serve an increasingly diverse student body.
Kaler wraps up his eight years at the helm of Minnesota's flagship research institution Sunday.
Because of another projected dip in enrollment this fall, the system is poised to see less revenue from tuition despite the new higher rates.
The increase is less than the 2.5% President Eric Kaler was seeking, the result of pushback from university regents.
The University of Minnesota's governing board is pushing back on President Eric Kaler's proposal to raise Twin Cities undergraduate tuition by 2.5%, urging leaders to consider ways to limit that increase.
President Eric Kaler's proposed tuition hike would affect Minnesota undergraduates on the Twin Cities campus.
Intense deadline pressure, hurdles to tracking down records and skepticism about administrator support plagued a task force that weighed renaming the buildings.
The state estimates a total of $7.2 million is owed to 6,000 former students.
The head of North Hennepin Community College will lead the private nonprofit college in August.
St. Thomas college-within-a-college gets creative, with free meals, laptops and $1,000 tuition
The agreement, signed Wednesday, settles a lawsuit filed by the union representing faculty.
Michael Hemesath has served for seven years as the school's first lay president.
For pastors, the Rev. Duane Addison was an intimidating presence in the pews of St. Anthony’s Nativity Lutheran Church when he joined 25 years ago…
More than 600 positions on five campuses, a plant pathology library and the water coolers in the law school — that's what the University of Minnesota cut to keep a pledge its president made to lawmakers six years ago.
"We've got to get creative to get fans to come back to our venues," the University of Minnesota's Athletic Director told regents.
New leader comes from George Washington University's arts and design school
Demand for skilled tech workers fueling boom on local college campuses.
Regents voted 10-1 to preserve the former leaders' names, despite calls by U president, students and a faculty task force to change them.
U regents plan to act on a resolution keeping the names of Coffman Memorial Union and three Twin Cities halls, defying recommendations by President Eric Kaler and a faculty task force.
More than 83 percent of students graduated on time, with some progress in narrowing the achievement gap.
Move keeps continuity at time of enrollment decline, other challenges.
Many are still struggling to regroup after the abrupt closure of the Eagan campus.
A national advocate for liberal arts education, Rosenberg has served 16 years as president of the St. Paul college.
As number of adjunct faculty swells, efforts to form alliances grow.
Today's increasingly diverse, student-centered campuses is at the middle of the argument over the future of the long-standing policy.
Some local higher education officials voiced skepticism that the order will have much of an impact.
Rift widens between top officials, regents over handling of report urging changes.
The longtime St. Thomas Academy physics teacher was instrumental in integrating private school teams into the Minnesota State High School League.
In his final State of the University speech, Eric Kaler spoke of his accomplishments and a few regrets.
The costs include $165,000 in fees for outside search consultants, more than $22,000 for search committee and regent travel, and about $15,000 to a local four-star hotel.
Plan to rename buildings unfairly maligns relatives, they say.
For-profit university has withheld students' loans while in receivership.
For-profit university has reportedly withheld loans while in receivership.
Leaders seek outside ideas to address enrollment.
If U's governing board backs Eric Kaler's proposal, the names of campus buildings will change for the first time in the U's 167-year-old history.
Jay Barnes, president since 2008, is retiring after 25 years at the school.
History of racism, anti-Semitism factored into the recommendations.
State legislators are making a push to appoint more women and people of color to the University of Minnesota's male-dominated governing board — an effort that led one of its veteran members to drop out of contention.
Most recent bill would cover first two years at any state school. The costs of proposal are unknown at this point.
Colleges work to better monitor international programs.
He is credited with improving graduation rates, restoring stability, and raising the school's profile as an undergraduate teaching institution.
The effort, which costs more than $740,000 in its first two years, culminates this academic year with a public awareness campaign and workshops.
George Rafferty re-imagined religious architecture in the wake of World War II — from imposing, awe-inspiring churches to welcoming places that fostered a sense of…