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New opportunities in the School of Music with the world music and ensemble music minors, which allow students to gain credits by playing in ensembles.

School of Music is expanding its curriculum

by Logan Anderson
Published February 20, 2024
The School of Music began the school year with a new director and a plan to continue building off previous successes in expanding options for students.
A map showing the density of impaired lakes per 100 square miles in each Minnesota county based on data from the Draft 2024 Impaired Waters List. Interact with the data through ArcGIS. Source: MPCA. 2020 Census data.

UMN community addresses regional environmental injustice through new assistance center

by Caleb Fravel
Published February 4, 2024
A new EPA-funded assistance center promises to help underserved communities in the region access federal funds.
State Capitol on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.

Faculty say they are undercompensated as UMN seeks $45 million from legislature

by Logan Anderson
Published February 1, 2024
The $45 million supplemental budget request is intended to increase compensation for faculty and staff, which has been in a tailspin for two decades.
Dr. Amelious N. Whyte Jr., PhD, poses for a portrait in his office in Johnston Hall. Dr. Whyte was recently named the new Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Minnesota.

Get to know Amelious Whyte, CLA’s new interim director of DEI

by Logan Anderson
Published January 30, 2024
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts starts the new year with new leadership.
Regent Penny Wheeler and Medical School Dean Jakub Tolar talk with their fellow task force members during a break in the Wednesday meeting.

Task force on UMN academic health convenes for final meeting

by Alex Lassiter and Olivia Hines
Published January 24, 2024
The task force voted on final recommendations for University healthcare and discussed the draft report they will be submitting to Gov. Tim Walz.
Spivak working with honeybees in 2015.

Marla Spivak to retire next year after 30 years teaching

by Amelia Roessler
Published December 5, 2023
A world-renowned researcher, Spivak is preparing to say goodbye to the Bee Lab.
Students often struggle in these core classes for their major.

UMN students and faculty discuss chemistry introductory course challenges and resources

by Sophie Eydis
Published December 5, 2023
Students and faculty address both challenges and support available to students in introductory chemistry courses.
The colleges budget is done in three-year cycles.

CLA Dean and CFO address college budget

by Georgia Jensen
Published November 22, 2023
Webinars held on Nov. 14 and 16 discussed the college’s future and budget.
The study said that students can get work done faster but just as well.

New law school study says students who use generative AI finish work quicker

by Alex Lassiter
Published November 22, 2023
Though the study says time to finish the work decreases, the quality of the work remains the same.
Gov. Tim Walz’s Taskforce on Academic Health meeting Nov. 21.

Fairview recommends investments in UMN healthcare research and education

by Olivia Hines
Published November 21, 2023
At Tuesday’s task force meeting, Fairview discussed recommendations for health care at the University and the company’s decision to not renew their contract.

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