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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…
Advisory council sends 16 applicants to legislators to fill four seats on board.
President Eric Kaler, in his final pitch, did not tie the increase to a tuition freeze.
A debate about race and inclusion lays bare fault lines at the Minneapolis university.
Scholar's latest fight in the name of Title IX is with colleges that host girls-only STEM summer camps.
Joan Gabel said she is said she is "incredibly excited and humbled."
Joan Gabel's two-hour interview with regents was heavier on compliments than tough follow-up questions.
Joan Gabel was at her next-to-last stop on a tour of all five U campuses.
Presidential candidate is touring all five campuses.
Joan Gabel has brought a collaborative style and low-key charisma to academia.
Joan Gabel, provost at the University of South Carolina, was the Board of Regents' nominee. Some concern was raised about only one finalist, but in the end she had the support of all but one regent.
Some semifinalists for the president job are willing to be named finalists — and go public with their identities — only if they are the sole front-runner.
Contenders' identities not disclosed; regents might name them Wednesday.
As the search for a new president enters the final stretch, five of the nine who scored an interview were female.
New campus tours showcase ways to address workforce shortages as the system seeks more funding.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she aimed new proposed rules to better balance the rights of alleged victims and the due process rights of the accused.
The year before Sydney Anderson arrived at St. Catherine University last fall, she visited its St. Paul campus four times for events tailored to would-be…
Almost 150 people had applied for the job the last time the U sought a new president in 2010.
University says contenders for president need privacy.
Pace, which follows recent trend, continues even with new search firm.
University's president issued an "action plan," calls off classes for campuswide meeting next week.
The waiver aims to encourage more students to apply for college, at a time when enrollment in the Minnesota State system has been declining.
The system is planning to seek $246 million more in state dollars over two years.
Mark Coyle was named Minnesota's athletic director in May 2016 and immediately dealt with serious issues in Gophers athletics. He has replaced six of 21 head coaches.
Even with the concern, President Eric Kaler is proposing a double-digit increase for the third year in a row.
Hill made Macalester College a more connected, convivial and homier place during more than four decades of working at the St. Paul campus.
Some argue Kaler's successor must make less, but that waters down the candidate pool.
After the University of Minnesota reverses its decision, parents decry planned closure of University of St. Thomas center.