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Governor candidates comment on top University issues

GOP-endorsed candidate for Minnesota Governor Jeff Johnson shakes hands with parade spectators at the Father Hennepin Parade in Champlin, Minnesota on Saturday, June 9.

Isabella Murray

October 29, 2018

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association recently released a survey to prepare its members for the upcoming midterm elections, garnering responses from state and federal candidates regarding higher education funding and policy. Survey results included over 105 candidates' answers to five questions...

High early voting numbers in campus area may suggest student voting boost, experts say

The Downtown Minneapolis Early Vote Center is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The center opened for the 2018 general election on Friday, Sept. 21, and will be open until Nov. 5, the day before Minnesota votes.

Isabella Murray

October 11, 2018

Early voting began Sept. 21 for the general election at a downtown Minneapolis location, where city data shows areas around the University of Minnesota campus netting high turnout rates. Although experts say the numbers around campus don't necessarily indicate increased voter turnout among students,...

Ilhan Omar, Mohamud Noor clinch DFL primaries

Representative Ilhan Omar announced her endorsement for Mohamud Noor in his run for Minneapolis City Council Ward 6 on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at Currie Park in Minneapolis. Omar won the primary in 5th Congressional District, and Noor won the primary for District 60B.

Helen Sabrowsky and Cleo Krejci

August 15, 2018

In a primary election that saw Minneapolis give its highest primary election turnout in almost 50 years, Minnesota finalized its candidates for the general elections in November.  5th Congressional District Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, won the DFL primary election for the 5th Congressional Distric...

MN State Legislature’s bonding bill funds Pillsbury Hall

A view of Pillsbury Hall on Monday, May 28, 2018. Pillsbury Hall will be the new home for the English department due to funding from the bonding bill.

Helen Sabrowsky

June 1, 2018

While the University of Minnesota's Pillsbury Hall will receive renovations following the passage of the bonding bill on Wednesday, the Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement was not fully funded. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bonding bill after it passed the Minnesota State Legislature last week...

University receives partial request in last-minute bonding bill

The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2013.

Madeline Deninger

May 21, 2018

In the last hour of session Sunday evening, the Minnesota State Legislature passed an $825 million bonding bill, which would fund about one-third of the proposed infrastructure projects across University of Minnesota campuses if confirmed.  After a bonding bill failed to pass in the Senate last week...

MN Senate fails to pass bonding bill

The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2015.

Madeline Deninger

May 17, 2018

The Minnesota State Senate failed to pass its bonding bill, which contained part of the University’s capital investment request, on a party line vote Wednesday. After Democrats proposed a bill that exceeded the Republicans’ $825 million target, the proposal fell short by seven votes. Lawmakers have unti...

UMN HEAPR request partially funded in first version of House bonding bill

Madeline Deninger

May 5, 2018

The University of Minnesota would receive roughly $160 million less than it asked for in its 2018 capital request under a bonding bill released by House Republicans on Wednesday.  The $825 million public works proposal, which would fund just over $78 million of the University’s $238.5 million r...

Five UMN regent candidates under consideration by the Legislature

Minnesota House of Representatives Committee on Higher Education Chair Bud Nornes speaks to Rep. Gene Pelowski during the committee's hearing on the University's Board of Regents selection process at the Minnesota State Office Building on Feb. 28, 2018.

Madeline Deninger

April 19, 2018

State lawmakers are looking to elect a new member to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents before the end of the legislative session.  Lawmakers must elect a candidate to replace Regent Patricia Simmons — who announced her resignation last month — before the Legislature adjourns ...

Minnesota Legislature considers UMN proposal to freeze tuition

The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2015.

Madeline Deninger

March 30, 2018

The University of Minnesota presented its supplemental budget request to the House and Senate higher education committees this week, which officials claim will prevent tuition increases for undergraduate resident students. Addressing the House higher education committee on Tuesday, University President...

Editorial: Legislature should approve large portion of University’s request

Daily Editorial Board

February 26, 2018

Every year, a process to fund the state of Minnesota begins. The state breaks funding into two separate categories. In odd numbered years, the state Legislature usually focuses on the overall budget, which includes University of Minnesota funding. In even numbered years like this one, the government lo...