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Student sexually assaulted in Marcy-Homes

March 23, 2015

A University of Minnesota student was sexually assaulted in Marcy-Holmes early Monday morning, according to a crime alert from University of Minnesota Police Chief Greg Hestness. The student was scraping...

U puts building worth $2.5M up for sale

February 5, 2015

The University of Minnesota put the building that previously housed the Minnesota Geological Survey for sale on Wednesday. The approximately 42,000 sq. ft. building at 2642 University Ave. W. was appraised...

Cold-weather construction continues

December 10, 2014

In below freezing temperatures on Thursday, construction workers labored atop WaHu, a student housing project. About a mile away, builders continued work on another massive student housing development,...

Dinkytown could add bike lanes, parking

December 8, 2014

After years of frustration rooted in a lack of parking, Dinkytown is starting to recover. Dinkytown Business Alliance members met with city officials Thursday to weigh in on a plan that would displace...

Gender-open housing moves forward

December 4, 2014

The University of Minnesota is making progress on a gender-based housing initiative it announced about a year ago. As part of the school’s initiative to make transgender students feel more comfortable...

White House names Minneapolis as climate leader

December 4, 2014

The White House recognized the city of Minneapolis on Wednesday for its recent environmentally friendly initiatives. The city was named one of the nation’s 16 “Climate Action Champions,”...

Attendee Steve Pflaum listens to speakers at the Dinkytown Reunion on Sunday at the Varsity Theater. Members of Preserve Historic Dinkytown hosted the event, in part, to strengthen their case for zoning the neighborhood as a historic place. The event included historical archives, films and speakers about Dinkytown's history.

Dinkytown fans rally for historic preservation

November 25, 2014

Don Olson saw Dinkytown through some of its most memorable social and political movements during the 1960s. As Vietnam War protests flared up at colleges across the country, the former student activist,...

Minnesota jobless rate hits 3.9 percent

November 20, 2014

The jobless rate in Minnesota dropped to a seasonally adjusted 3.9 percent in October, according to a Thursday press release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. According...

Barista Allison Noble makes a drink with soy milk Monday, Nov. 10 at Bordertown Coffee. Local businesses say they are trying to avoid increasing their prices while the cost of milk rises.

Milk costs straining shops

November 18, 2014

Stephen Miller paid $3.15 for a gallon of 2 percent milk in August. Two weeks ago, he paid about $3.45 per gallon. Though it was a price increase of about 30 cents, Miller, the manager of Bordertown Coffee...

Minneapolis approves Prospect Park hotel

November 17, 2014

The Minneapolis City Council gave the final stamp of approval for a hotel in Prospect Park on Friday. A five-story Hampton Inn & Suites is set to break ground in December across from the Green Line...

Surly's new taproom in Prospect Park is set to open in December. The acuity approved a liquor license for the taproom Friday.

Surly clears final hurdle

November 17, 2014

Surly Brewing Company checked off the last step in a nearly five-year process to build and open its Prospect Park taproom when the Minneapolis City Council approved the business’s liquor license...

U files patent infringement suits

November 6, 2014

The University of Minnesota filed federal patent infringement lawsuits against the nation’s four largest wireless service providers on Wednesday. The institution alleges that Verizon Wireless, AT&T,...

Mike Mulrooney, new Dinkytown Business Alliance president, completes paperwork inside Blarney Pub and Grill Tuesday afternoon. He assumed his position in August.

New name, leader for Dinky biz group

November 6, 2014

Members of the newly re-named Dinkytown Business Alliance say they hope broader membership and updated bylaws and leadership will better equip the organization to handle sweeping changes to the area. Those...

Create-your-own pizza comes to Dinky

November 3, 2014

University of Minnesota students are used to the speed of Mesa Pizza and being able to customize their pie toppings at other pizza chains. Now, a new Dinkytown restaurant will offer the best of both worlds,...

Dinkytown newcomers fit in well

October 30, 2014

TargetExpress and Gina + Will took the spots below the new Venue at Dinkytown and the Marshall apartments this summer, bringing a wave of new costumers to the area with their arrival. A few months later,...

Pizza’s folded cousin coming to the U

October 20, 2014

University of Minnesota students can get pizza from more than a dozen eateries on or near campus, but no place serves slices folded in half. A college-targeted calzone franchise, D.P. Dough, will make...

Problems arise at new apartment

October 16, 2014

The Marshall was on its way to becoming one of Dinkytown’s two newest housing complexes when Mikala Jaderborg and her three friends signed a lease to live there. In addition to being blocks away...

City could alter U-area parking policies

October 13, 2014

A new fix for an old parking dilemma is making its way to the Minneapolis City Council. The city’s zoning and planning committee passed an amendment Thursday that would change the number of required...

Matching the market

October 8, 2014

Despite widespread accusations of high administrative spending at the University of Minnesota, pay for the institution’s senior leaders falls in line with that of its peers. The University’s...

Apartments built from sticks

October 7, 2014

Long, thin pieces of wood hold up many of the University of Minnesota-area’s newest apartments. Slender wood pillars and a sheath of plywood, or a similar material, wrap some of the rooms inside...

U department shuttering in 2016

October 1, 2014

The University of Minnesota will close its Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning in two years, school officials announced Tuesday. The department’s programs, staff and faculty members...

Scammers target University students

September 25, 2014

Scammers posing as law enforcement officials have targeted University of Minnesota students to steal their personal information, according to a public safety update sent Wednesday. The callers, usually...

Hotels closing in

September 24, 2014

Developer Kelly Doran marked the beginning of a luxury student housing explosion near the University of Minnesota when he broke ground on Sydney Hall  in 2009. More than a dozen near-campus complexes...

Dinkytown adds Great Clips, Starbucks to Venue apartments

September 15, 2014

Right now, some residents of the Venue in Dinkytown live above vacant spaces — but come mid-October, they’ll have a Starbucks and a Great Clips below their bedrooms. The Opus Group, which developed...

City loosens reins on food-to-booze ratio

September 10, 2014

An ordinance to repeal the decades-old rule regulating restaurants’ food-to-alcohol sales ratios moved through a Minneapolis City Council committee on Tuesday — the final step before going...

Students and parents bring belongings to their apartments on move-in day at The Venue on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The Venue is a new luxury apartment complex on campus.

Dinkytown hopes for commercial boost with new apartments

September 4, 2014

After summer construction on new luxury apartment complexes in Dinkytown kept foot and car traffic at bay, about a thousand potential customers made the area their home last week. The opening of the Venue...

Professor pleads guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a minor

September 2, 2014

A University of Minnesota professor has pleaded guilty to pursuing a sexual relationship with a minor, according to a plea agreement filed Wednesday. Associate professor of neuroscience Woody Dale Branton...

First year student Allie Gooley pages through a book Saturday afternoon at Espresso Royale in Dinkytown.

Businesses blend beans and books

September 2, 2014

Thousands of books from the Book House in Dinkytown now line the walls of Espresso Royale as the result of a new partnership between the two businesses. As apartment complexes and chain restaurants...

Green Line hits pedestrian

August 26, 2014

A man was hospitalized with noncritical injuries after being struck by the Green Line light-rail Monday. The westbound light-rail hit the man at the intersection of Chatsworth Street and University Avenue...

Somali president’s Northrop speech draws protest

August 9, 2014

More than 100 people protested Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s speech at the University of Minnesota on Saturday night, alleging his administration supports terrorists and demanding he step...

College of Science and Engineering Dean Steven Crouch meets with faculty members at Walter Library on Monday. Crouch has served as the college's dean for nine years.

Dean turnover affects colleges

August 6, 2014

This year, the University of Minnesota welcomed two new permanent deans and one interim dean to lead its colleges. This number of incoming deans is unusual for the University, school leaders say, though...

Student groups struggle with funds

August 6, 2014

University of Minnesota students have annually given student organizations at least $1 million in recent years, but it’s not always clear how that money is spent. Last year, one University student...

New CLA dean takes the reins

July 31, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts welcomed its new dean Thursday.   John Coleman will lead the University’s largest college, with more than 15,000 students and more...

The science of predicting retention

July 30, 2014

The University of Minnesota predicts which students are most likely to graduate. By measuring incoming students’ high school grades, test scores, financial background and other factors — and...

Jobs in STEM fields stagnant as Minnesota’s job market rebounds

July 23, 2014

As Minnesota’s job market improves, jobs in many areas are becoming easier to secure. But for students pursuing a higher science or engineering degree, the demand for their skills may come as a surprise. The...

When does creative writing become concerning?

July 16, 2014

For many college students, creative writing classes can serve as an artistic outlet or a place of expression. But when the created works are possibly threatening, the line between concerning and creativity...

Tenured professor Ray Newman examines a lake plant with biology, society and environment senior Kao Vang at Hodson Hall in St. Paul on Thursday morning.

Tenure hangs in the balance

July 9, 2014

Though tenured faculty have some of the most demanding jobs at universities, their status has been an ongoing topic of debate in higher education, and their numbers are on the decline. At the University...

Four colleges accused in free speech lawsuits

July 2, 2014

Three state universities and a community college were named in lawsuits alleging violations of the first amendment, according to news sources. A free speech watchdog group, called the Foundation for Individual...

U budgets for academic improvements

July 2, 2014

Amid millions of dollars in cuts to its administrative spending, the University of Minnesota has budgeted more than $23 million for academic improvements. The University will spread money — garnered...

Hamline’s adjunct union raises skepticism

July 2, 2014

David Weiss hasn’t seen his salary increase in about nine years. Since he began teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University, he said he’s made about $4,000 per course. But for...

CEHD graduate student Clare Foley talks in a small group with other graduate students at Cityview Elementary School in Minneapolis on Tuesday morning. The U partnered with Teach For America to provide an alternate program for students to get their teaching license.

Partnership between U and TFA set in motion

June 25, 2014

At Cityview Elementary School in Minneapolis, University of Minnesota students with less than a month of instruction are assisting teachers as they begin their time in a new alternative teaching licensure...

New tool gauges post-graduate success

June 25, 2014

Some of the highest-paid University of Minnesota graduates are those who earned a degree in health, engineering and business programs. Recent graduates in those programs have earned a post-graduate median...

Corinthian agrees to sell

June 23, 2014

Corinthian College Inc. reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that will save it from closing down, according to news sources. The agreement includes a plan to sell most of its campuses...

U research faces deep review after scrutiny

June 18, 2014

The University of Minnesota will undergo two external reviews evaluating its past and current clinical research practices after having been a yearslong source of scrutiny. Minnesota legislative auditor...

School of Music cuts leaders, irking students

June 18, 2014

Sylvia Reilly needed some convincing before she chose to pursue her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota. Anne Barnes, the former primary adviser and assistant department director of the...

Grad student programs get a boost

June 11, 2014

Once she receives her doctorate, Diane Cormany hopes to become an academic. After having spent four years in the communication studies program, her last step in earning that doctoral degree is completing...

U hires external group to review clinical research practices

June 11, 2014

The University of Minnesota announced last week that it has hired an external organization to oversee an investigation of the institution’s practices of research on human subjects, according to a...

Doran: All U-area projects up for sale

June 6, 2014

After opening doors of luxury apartment complexes to University of Minnesota students for nearly four years, prolific developer Kelly Doran put five of his projects up for sale. Doran’s...

U faculty member passes away

June 3, 2014

A University of Minnesota faculty member passed away last month after fighting complications resulting from a heart attack. Frank W. Snowden, 74, was a chemical engineering and materials science professor....

CFANs interim dean Brian Buhr sits in his office in Coffey Hall on the University's St. Paul Campus on Friday.  Buhr was previously the head of the University's Department of Applied Economics.

CFANS plucks veteran professor for new dean

May 28, 2014

Brian Buhr has played a prominent role in shaping the College of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences during his two decades at the University of Minnesota and will now serve as the college’s...