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Students from the University of Minnesota campuses including the Twin Cities, Crookston and Morris gather on the steps for a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, April 3 as a part of Support the U Day.

UMN receives half of budget ask from state legislature

J.D. Duggan
May 21, 2019

With just hours to spare in the regular session, the legislature allocated half of what the University of Minnesota requested in state funding for the next two fiscal years. The higher education omnibus...

Editorial: Legislature must go through traditional regent election process

Daily Editorial Board
April 22, 2019

State legislators are dragging their feet deciding who will fill the four open seats for the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents — an entity responsible for carrying out some of the most pressing...

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

House committee passes bonding bill despite uncertainty from lawmakers

Isabella Murray
April 15, 2019

The University of Minnesota received a sizeable amount of capital investment funding from a recently passed House bill, but Republican lawmakers say the bill is unlikely to pass if it makes it to the floor. The...

State bonding bill may not fund the UMN’s infrastructure needs

Isabella Murray
March 7, 2019

While initial proposals by DFL Gov. Tim Walz fund a large part of the University of Minnesota’s infrastructure needs, lawmakers say the school might not be in a bonding bill at all. Walz presented his...

Letter to the Editor: Tobacco 21 bills in Legislature deserve our support

Letter to the Editor
March 4, 2019

With all the deserved attention that Tobacco 21 has gotten, there are other anti-tobacco bills being considered at the Legislature that are worth our support. Bill HF 350, which would provide funding for...

University President Eric Kaler addresses the Senate Higher Education Committee at the Capitol in Saint Paul on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Kaler’s comments on tuition spark discussion at Legislature

Isabella Murray
February 14, 2019

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s comments on a potential tuition increase next year have prompted some administrators to criticize the school’s approach at the State Capitol.  Kaler...

Abdul Omari and Thomas Anderson speak during the University's Board of Regents meeting on Friday, Sep. 14 at the McNamara Alumni Center.

RCAC forwards 16 UMN regent candidates to state Legislature

Madeline Deninger
January 12, 2019

The Regent Candidate Advisory Council voted Friday to forward a total of 16 University of Minnesota Board of Regents candidates to the state Legislature for their consideration in the upcoming election.  Members...

The Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 18.

The University’s budget, tuition could be impacted by new split legislature

Isabella Murray
November 19, 2018

Democrats took over 18 seats on Election Day to win control of the Minnesota state House, a shift lawmakers say could impact future funding for the University of Minnesota. The subsequent split between...

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.

Governor candidates comment on top University issues

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...

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.

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

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...