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Regents discuss tuition increases

May 9, 2008

With 10 days left in the state legislative session, many at the University are wondering: Will it be 7.5 percent or 9.5 percent? The Board of Regents discussed tuition hike scenarios for 2008-09 on Thursday...

Declaration of Independence makes a journey to Minnesota

May 6, 2008

Minnesota may be celebrating its 150th anniversary this month, but a document with a little more national bearing may steal the state's spotlight. where to go see The Declaration of Independence what:...

University discusses campus plans in public forum

April 29, 2008

Back in 1996, Bill Clinton was a first-term president, Michael Jordan was a Chicago Bull and gas cost less than $2 per gallon. It's also the last time the University updated its Twin Cities Campus Master...

Rep. Kahn pushes for Sunday liquor sales

April 18, 2008

Even though Dinkytown Wine & Spirits isn't open on Sundays, owner Irv Hershkovitz said his customers don't always remember that. "My door is pulled on constantly," he said. "We have so many students...

U promotes college readiness and postsecondary education

April 11, 2008

By this time of the year, many high school seniors have some kind of postsecondary education on their minds. But the University says not enough do. University officials are working on ways to better prepare...

Vendors compete for U business

April 7, 2008

Residence hall meals and pop machines around campus will have a familiar feel to them for at least another decade, if the University gets its way. The Board of Regents will vote Friday on whether to keep...

Threat-assessment groups cropping up nationwide

April 4, 2008

The Virginia Tech shooting that resulted in 33 student and faculty deaths last April left university officials across the country re-examining their emergency preparedness systems. But what about finding...

University officials weigh in on tuition cuts

March 24, 2008

State Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, said he'll present a proposal to state legislators Tuesday that offers an approximate $6.5 million budget cut to the University. The offer would cut significantly...

Bruininks’ address reports on bonding bill and tuition

March 7, 2008

University President Bob Bruininks delivered his sixth-annual State of the University address to roughly 250 people Thursday afternoon at the Mayo Auditorium. A focus on the University's goal to become...

Diverse religions becoming the norm

March 6, 2008

Jana Burt said she was a longtime Christian, in a broader sense, when two Mormon missionaries struck up a conversation with her on campus last spring. "I was walking home from class and two of them asked...

Middle-class students feel pain of limited financial aid

February 29, 2008

Theodor Maghrak said he considers himself from a middle-income family. Because of the financial squeeze, his parents don't help pay for college. The senior studying Spanish, whose parents are divorced,...

Ellsbergspeaks at Ted Mann

February 27, 2008

Of all the parallels that politicians, pundits and the public draw between the Iraq and Vietnam wars, perhaps no one has a more distinctive insight on the issues than Daniel Ellsberg. The former military...

UMore Park sketches narrowed to 7

February 26, 2008

A proverb mused that it takes a village to raise a child. Now, the University is finding out how many people it takes to create such a village and what the obstacles are. Several groups, including a design...

They came, they spoke, we caucus

February 5, 2008

Today, Minnesotans will get a chance to caucus at their local precincts as part of Super Tuesday - when 24 states across the country hold caucuses or primaries. As the candidates' race for party nominations...

Bruininks discusses light rail, politics

January 31, 2008

.The Daily sat down with University President Bob Bruininks at Morrill Hall on Tuesday to discuss political fever hitting Minnesota and how the University factors into it. Gov. Tim Pawlenty's bonding plan...

Student reps gain understanding

January 24, 2008

Adam Engelman has heard the complaints of fellow students before, colleagues frustrated by soaring tuition costs. "A lot of people often place blame on the administration for tuition going up, which is...

U pledges $32 million to recruit and retain faculty

December 12, 2007

Three years ago, University President Bob Bruininks announced the University's Strategic Positioning plan to become one of the top three public research universities in the world. According to Bruininks'...

Some say on-campus resources for the visually impaired are lacking

December 6, 2007

Ken Rodgers was working as a registered nurse in 1995 when his vision began to deteriorate. Doctors soon diagnosed him with progressive outer retinal necrosis, which severely infected his retinas. One...

General counsel comes from a decorated past

December 4, 2007

It's approaching 5 p.m. on a Friday and Mark Rotenberg is still at his Morrill Hall office - perhaps because he's about to be interviewed, perhaps because he's thinking about how the University got sued...

What’s in a med school’s name? Maybe $150 mil

November 30, 2007

For an individual to change his or her name in Minnesota, he or she would have to appear in court and pay a filing fee. For the University's Medical School to change its name, it could cost more than $100...

U looks to add on to alert technologies

November 27, 2007

The University's recent launch of a text-messaging alert service is the third of four technologies the school is trying to implement to handle emergency situations. The efforts are modeled after recommendations...

Provost Sullivan talks Minnesota and modesty

November 20, 2007

Edward Thomas Sullivan thinks people at this school are way too modest. "A lot of people don't understand what a great university this is," said the University Senior Vice President and Provost of Academic...

U aims to compensate for rural health professional shortage

November 13, 2007

As more health professionals retire, the University is working to avoid a future workforce shortage crisis. Since 2002, the University's Academic Health Center has worked in under-served, rural parts of...

Board of Regents reviews I.P. policy

November 9, 2007

The Board of Regents addressed changes that would narrow University intellectual property and copyright policies at its Educational Planning & Policy Committee meeting Thursday. Under one suggestion,...

Pres. reflects on past 5 years

November 8, 2007

.Did you celebrate homecoming last week? We attended a lot of activities. We, first of all, were in the homecoming parade and then we went to the tent before the game, where we host and entertain friends...

Underground lab for IT physics research in works

November 6, 2007

A plan for a multimillion-dollar international physics laboratory in northern Minnesota will aim to assist University scientists in exposing secrets about the universe's formation. The U.S. Department...

Craigslist safety in question

November 1, 2007

Karl Olson said his older sister, Katherine, frequently used craigslist, the popular online network that offers free classified advertising. "She found two other nanny jobs on craigslist over the years,"...

U to turn UMore into sustainable community

October 29, 2007

Almost a year ago, the Board of Regents approved initial plans for the University's UMore Park site - plans that involved creating a sustainable and research-enriched community near Rosemount, Minn. Now,...

U policy on UND mascot stands

October 25, 2007

Perhaps Gopher hockey fans, players and coaches should be thankful they're still able to play one of their biggest rivals. The University of North Dakota, ranked first in the nation by many national polls,...

U acquires ownership interest in Dinnaken

October 24, 2007

The ownership interest in Dinnaken Properties, a gift to the University Foundation, will not affect residents of Dinnaken's four near-campus housing complexes. The interest in Dinnaken Properties, LLC...

Law school seeks new dean

October 23, 2007

The University's Law School hasn't had a permanent dean in more than a year and a half, but the committee heading the national search is rounding the last corner to finding a new one. Guy-Uriel Charles...

Controversial author talks global warming

October 17, 2007

University classes and curious Twin Cities residents came together for a sold-out event at the Varsity Theater on Tuesday evening to listen to one man's controversial ideas about environmentalism. Author...

Carlson school adds nonprofit major

October 15, 2007

Although some people think the Carlson School of Management's goal is to launch its students into the fast-paced - and lucrative - corporate world, the recent addition of a nonprofit major may change that...

U favors minority-owned businesses

October 11, 2007

Chris Juarez showed off his business' latest product: a light-enhanced faucet that when turned on, makes cold water appear blue and hot water appear red. Juarez, president of Electronic Office Environments,...

Frustrating times for West Bank’s Hard Times Cafe

October 10, 2007

There are a few handwritten notes taped to the front window of Hard Times Cafe, varying in appearance and author, but all addressing one issue: Hard Times Cafe isn't open for business right now. When the...

A Q&A with Bruininks

October 3, 2007

.Have you gotten a chance to attend a football game yet? I saw Purdue, Ohio State and I believe I saw the Miami game. Any thoughts so far on coach Tim Brewster? I think he's done an excellent job of recruiting...

Regents to discuss funding

October 2, 2007

Even though next week's Board of Regents meetings are scheduled at the University's Morris campus, there are plenty of Twin Cities issues on the discussion table. The regents will conduct a work session...

New regent brings different perspective to the board

September 27, 2007

If the University created a map of its various people and interests, Venora Hung would be standing in front of it, trying to connect all the dots. Hung, a second-year University law student elected to...

Budget request increased

September 25, 2007

Funding for a new science teaching and student services center and a proposed ambulatory care center are part of the University's $308 million state capital request for the 2008 state legislative session,...

Carlson to require international experience

September 19, 2007

The Carlson School of Management plans to announce next week that starting with the freshman class of 2008, all of its undergraduates must fulfill an "international experience" requirement before graduation. Carlson...

U looks to help on north side

September 14, 2007

The University hopes to finalize plans in November to purchase the Penn Plymouth Shopping Center in north Minneapolis as part of the University Northside Partnership. The plan was reviewed by the Board...

Student-veteran services expand

September 13, 2007

After serving five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Aaron Ledebuhr came to the University to begin working on a degree in electrical engineering. He found himself in a giant pool of students, with seemingly...

Republican convention less than year away

September 10, 2007

With the 2008 Republican National Convention less than a year away, people are hard at work to ensure the University makes the most of the four-day St. Paul event and the opportunities it will present...

Two area health schools in works

September 7, 2007

Recent announcements of a potential medical school at the University of St. Thomas and a new school of health planned for the College of St. Catherine have the University of Minnesota paying attention,...

University students respond to Interstate 35W bridge collapse

September 5, 2007

Eric Neumann rode over the bridge minutes before the accident, on his way home from his Target Corporation internship. His corner Florence Court apartment overlooks 10th Avenue and what was the Interstate...

Condos give students housing options

September 4, 2007

Even though Tony Zosel's three young children won't be heading to college for another 10 years, he already knows who he'll be sending their rent checks to: himself. With the increasing presence of condominiums...

Hard Times Cafe breaks for intermission

August 15, 2007

For the first time in months, Hard Times Cafe closed its doors for more than two hours. But restaurant regulars and coffee-seeking students crawling back to campus have no reason to worry, because the...

Those who were there: Routine jog turns to rescue effort

August 8, 2007

Even bystanders without medical experience were able to lend a hand to the disaster scene. Tim Mueller was going for a run near West River Parkway when the bridge came down. Mueller, who had been listening...

Those who were there: Stories from the bridge

August 8, 2007

>Nicole Kopari & Missie Wayne, fourth-year medical students While residents and curious onlookers gathered near the Interstate 35W bridge collapse site wearing expressions of disbelief and fear,...

Accredited online university rents facilities on campus

August 1, 2007

Last month, University students, faculty and staff may have noticed a flux of campus visitors that weren't part of any first-year orientation tour group. These visitors were part of Walden University's...