Daily Digest: Asbestos violations, Russell protest at Penn State

Lisa Zehner

TGIF and welcome to Daily’s weekend online-only extravaganza. Each day, we try to use this space to digest some University-related news for you that may not have made it into the paper you pick up.

*The University of Minnesota is having to pay some $60,000 for asbestos violations, Star Tribune reports. State officials said Thursday that the University had violations at UMore Park in Rosemount and Centennial Showboat in St. Paul. The violations come from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.


Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom.

*A study done by Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom at the University of Minnesota is referrenced in a Savage Pacer story about adjusting school start times. Her study showed that pushing start times from 7:15 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. in Minneapolis schools improved attendance, enrollment rates, and daytime alertness. It also decreased reported student depression.

*You may have read about the upcoming protest of Russell Athletic today at the University of Minnesota. Well, a group of students from United States Against Sweatshops staged a sit-in Thursday at the offices of Penn State’s President Graham Spanier, the Daily Collegian reports. The school has put Russell on probation because of a breach in a licensing contract and violating the school’s code of conduct. We will have more on the protest today later on mndaily.com.

Have a beautiful Friday and keep safe on the roads. We’re supposed to get some good snow, according to KSTP.