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Freshman confirmations are up 14% at the Twin Cities campus. Other colleges in the state are not seeing the same spike, though some are reporting promising increases in international students.
University of Minnesota graduate shifts therapy focus to less discussed mental health issue of job loss
Therapist helps jobless clients preserve sense of identity, stay optimistic.
Tuition hike would apply to students at U's five campuses.
The compromise allows the system to hike undergraduate tuition by as much as 3.5% per year.
Academics collided with life challenges, but there were some triumphs — and many see more hope ahead.
St. Thomas program for underrepresented students celebrates graduates amid struggles with enrollment
The program has seen mixed results four years in.
As they plan for return to campus life, many schools weigh requiring the shots.
Underrepresented students, women to benefit in new program.
She was the U's first Hmong regent.
Senate Republicans are pushing a 5% tuition cut in exchange for funding the Minnesota State college system and want the University of Minnesota to slash its tuition by 3%.
Alison Byerly will succeed longtime President Steven Poskanzer.
"We promised them that we would recognize them when we were able to do so," Hamline President Fayneese Miller said. "This is a group that always maintained hope."
The leaders called for the chief to resign, and a state police association stepped in to defend officers from criticism.
The Northfield institution is the second Minnesota college to do so.
With ACT and SAT scores waived, applications at selective schools surge
Three new college presidents were named this week.
Students and employees must provide proof of vaccination before returning.
Some colleges will stage ceremonies, with twists.
Law enforcement made no moves to disperse the dwindling crowd after the 11 p.m. curfew took effect. Earlier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., stopped by.
Journalists covering protests in Brooklyn Center last week following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright say they have been assaulted, pepper-sprayed and detained by law enforcement officers despite showing their credentials.
The controversial crop was at the center of a short-lived program during WWII.
In 1965, he tapped Leo Burnett advertising to come up with a mascot, which led to the iconic Poppin' Fresh Doughboy.
Minnesota public colleges expecting more than $400 million in stimulus funds, yet budget deficits remain
Pandemic deficits still a problem for the U, Minnesota State.
Four new regents bring fresh perspectives to U's board.
Tribal leaders statewide have called on the U to own up to actions "rooted in institutional racism," including land seizures, research on tribal members and museums that failed to return sacred objects.
The University of Minnesota Extension adds anti-racism to its fundamental lessons.
Minnesota attorney general strikes $39M deal to forgive loans, compensate students defrauded by for-profit colleges
The agreement comes after a court battle involving two trials, several appeals and bankruptcy filings by the schools.
Mankato appointee to succeed longest-serving college president in Minnesota.
Task force recommendations will be voted on Wednesday.
Five women now serve on the U's 12-member Board of Regents.
One year later, the chief academic officer weighs future of hybrid, online learning.
Students criticized current regents for donating to the PAC.
The university's leaders said fall coursework and activities should resemble what they were before the pandemic.
Deputy Commissioner Heather Mueller to be agency's new leader.
Student trauma may have worsened during pandemic.
Michelle Behr has led the U's Morris campus since 2017.
Professors say they face similar risks as K-12 educators, who have been designated as vaccine priorities.
The picks set up a final vote by the full Legislature.
Legislation would give commerce commissioner oversight authority.
The NXT GEN MED program will combine online and in-person instruction in an accelerated year-round format, allowing students to complete their studies in just over two years instead of four and graduate with less debt.
U announces first systemwide effort to address student mental health.
A 24-member council charged with recruiting and recommending qualified regent candidates has become too political, says its chairman.
With kids learning from home, many say their own courses take back seat.
The regents approved dozens of long-term priorities.
U leaders lay out five-year diversity goals.
Minnesota police association defends University of Minnesota police, demands student apology for 'inaccurate' allegation
Student's account disputed by video.
Walz's budget includes $150 million in new spending for higher education.
Minnesota college students and advocates are excited about the possibility of loan forgiveness, but they acknowledge more sweeping changes are needed to protect future borrowers from falling deep into debt.
The U tapped an outside expert to review campus police last fall.
Andrea Peterson, first female mayor of Grand Marais and former Minnesota teacher of the year, dies at 82
Andrea Peterson poured her heart into public service, teaching elementary school for more than three decades and serving nearly four terms as the first female…
Minnesota colleges are breathing a sigh of relief as they prepare to collect more than $300 million in federal stimulus aid, which will help them…
The U halts admission into many of its doctoral liberal arts programs.
The robbery occurred just before 3 a.m. Saturday near Selby Avenue in St. Paul.
The newly reported deaths bring the statewide total to 5,927.
University of Minnesota initiative to examine school's history with tribes, teach residents about racial justice
The new U initiative is backed by $5 million in grant funding.
Both college systems are grappling with large budget deficits.
The trend could lead to enrollment decrease, sidetracked plans.
Four seats on the U's governing board are up for grabs.
Augsburg administrators have pledged to work with the union.
Months of online classes and social distancing took a toll on many. But the various campus life restrictions that institutions put in place appear to have paid off.
Myron Frans has experienced a sort of déjà vu since taking over as the University of Minnesota's chief financial officer in September.The longtime state budget…
Student leaders call for more urgency.
The school faces an estimated $166 million shortfall.
U leaders will discuss the proposal with the Board of Regents.
More than 200 tuned in, many to oppose making sheriff's job appointed.
A University of St. Thomas student was one of two young women killed in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin this weekend.Kyra…
The interim president of St. John's University will step down at the end of this academic year, the private college announced last week.Eugene McAllister, who…
The lawsuit alleges the U breached contract with students by charging full tuition for online classes.
The student suffered noncritical injuries and is being treated at a hospital.
Minnesota's community colleges are bleeding students during the COVID-19 pandemic, a reversal of what has typically occurred during economic downturns.
Bob Morris loved nothing more than to mingle with his fellow University of Minnesota faculty and take promising law students under his wing.Morris taught torts,…
Even though she already has had COVID-19, Emma Zellmer is hesitant about returning home from college for Thanksgiving. The Minnesota State University, Mankato junior is…
Strapped state unlikely to grant system's request.
A Maple Grove man was charged Monday with defrauding more than half a million dollars from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, a key source of…
The shooting occurred on a Green Line train near the Capitol/Rice Street station.