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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

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US Bank, JP Morgan to stop offering student loans

Published April 25, 2012

Two of the biggest banks in America announced they’re pulling out of the student loan market, leaving students searching for private loans with fewer options. But the move is a result of tougher...

Local aves. to benefit from U funding

Published April 5, 2012

Talmage and Riverside avenues are getting makeovers, and the University of Minnesota is pitching in to help cover the costs. The Minneapolis Public Works Department plans to reconstruct Talmage Avenue...

Bill would include 10th graders in PSEO

Published March 29, 2012

A proposal in the state Senate would open the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program to high school sophomores interested in career and technical classes. Currently, juniors and seniors who meet the...

Metro Transit studies local bus routes

Published March 22, 2012

The opening of the Central Corridor light-rail transit line will mean more changes for Twin Cities’ bus routes. In preparation for its scheduled opening in 2014, Metro Transit is conducting a service...

Bill would require MnSCU schools disclose textbook prices earlier

Published March 7, 2012

  A proposal in the state Legislature would allow students to see how much textbooks for a given course would cost before they enroll — at least for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Although...

The 2401 space on University Avenue is one of the many vacant spaces along the central corridor that the Starling Project, a volunteer graduate student group, is working to fill with temporary tenants. This space is looking to be filled by an art professor at the University.

Graduate students fill vacant storefronts

Published February 21, 2012

Times are tough on University Avenue in St. Paul. But the Starling Project, a volunteer-driven organization created by a group of University of Minnesota graduate students, is working to change that. A...

Cars on Interstate 35W drive under University Avenue Southeast on Monday night. A proposal in the state Legislature would increase the threshold for a speeding violation to appear on a driving record.

Bill would put fewer speeding tickets on drivers’ records

Published February 14, 2012

A proposed bill in the state Legislature would require fewer speeding tickets to go on a driver’s record, keeping insurance companies in the dark about violations. A section of the proposed House...

University student teacher Amanda Borgardt leads a class of third graders through a set of math problems Friday at Earle Brown Elementary IB World School in Brooklyn Center. A proposed bill in the Minnesota House would reduce the role of seniority in layoff decisions for teachers across the state.

Bill: teacher evals overrule seniority in K-12 schools

Published February 6, 2012

  A proposed bill in the state Legislature could drastically change how schools make staffing decisions in tough times by leveling the playing field for new teachers. Currently, when a school district...

Republican college students get behind Ron Paul’s platform

Published January 31, 2012

Minnesota voters will go to the polls next Tuesday to select their favorite Republican candidate for the presidential election. Support for candidates has been quiet on the University of Minnesota campus,...

Light rail construction in the intersection of Oak Street and Washington Avenue was supposed to be completed in November.

Light-rail construction lags on campus

Published January 25, 2012

  Complications with construction on the Central Corridor light-rail project have caused contractors to miss major deadlines in the University of Minnesota campus area. Although the light-rail project...

Construction of the light rail line 40 percent complete

Published January 17, 2012

Amid the vast changes and the occasional bout of confusion for University students and faculty, the Central Corridor light- rail line has begun to take shape. While adjusting to these changes proved difficult...