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Dr. Rebecca Cunningham at a press conference following the Monday Board of Regents meeting. Cunningham will replace Joan Gabel, who resigned in April 2023.

Rebecca Cunningham named as 18th University president

by Alex Lassiter
Published February 26, 2024
The announcement was made after the Board of Regents selected finalists in mid-February and conducted public interviews on Feb. 26.
Candidates Cunningham, Holloway and Bloomberg were asked questions submitted by students and faculty during their visit to the Twin Cities campus. The interviews were conducted by CEHD Dean Michael Rodriguez.

Presidential finalists visit UMN campuses for public interviews

by Alex Lassiter
Published February 22, 2024
Over a week and a half, the three finalists visited each of the five campuses for a series of publicly-conducted interviews.
The current exterior of Morrill Hall on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus on Friday, July 3, 2020.

Meet the three finalists for UMN presidential search

by Alex Lassiter
Published February 19, 2024
The finalists will visit each of the five UMN campuses before the president is selected the week of Feb. 26.
The exterior of Morrill Hall on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus on July 3, 2020.

BREAKING: Robert McMaster announced decision to step down

by Henry Hagen
Published February 7, 2024
McMaster, currently the vice provost and dean of undergraduate education, will stay with the University as a faculty member in the Department of Geography.
The University of Minnesota Police Department on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2023.

UMN students, faculty reflect following pre-semester shooting threat

by Alex Lassiter and Hannah Ward
Published January 26, 2024
A western Minnesota man’s threat to “start killing kids” raised concerns among students and faculty about gun safety and emergency procedures on campus.
Senior Vice President Myron Frans presenting during the University of Minnesota Board of Regents special meeting on Monday June 26, 2023.

Senior Vice President Myron Frans announces resignation

by Sam Hill and Logan Anderson
Published January 23, 2024
Interim University President Jeff Ettinger announced in a system-wide email Frans' resignation.
Interim President Jeff Ettinger inside Morrill Hall on Sept. 20, 2023.

Ettinger talks shooting threat, antisemitism complaints

by Alex Lassiter and Olivia Hines
Published January 22, 2024
Interim President Ettinger also discussed three last-minute recommendations made to the task force on academic health and broke down the University’s asks for the 2024 legislative session.
Interim President Jeff Ettinger outside Morrill Hall on Sept. 20, 2023.

Ettinger talks Israel-Palestine, 2024 state legislative budget requests

by Alex Lassiter
Published December 6, 2023
Interim President Ettinger also discussed the aftermath of the weekend Dinkytown shooting and the future of the University’s healthcare partnerships.
The Presidential Search Advisory Committee (PSAC) holds its first listening session at Northrop on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Chair Mary Davenport and Vice Chair Chris Uggen are joined by members of WittKieffer, the search firm assisting the University.

UMN students and faculty share thoughts on next University president

by Alex Lassiter
Published October 29, 2023
The Presidential Search Advisory Committee held seven listening sessions systemwide over the past two weeks and is now beginning the process of narrowing down candidates.
The efforts relocation signals the end of the program.

Gabel’s PRISMH program enters third year, starts to transition to OSA

by Alex Lassiter and Henry Stafford
Published October 25, 2023
The initiative was the former UMN president’s response to student mental health concerns under MPact 2025.

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