The Minnesota Daily

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University suspends four wrestlers for violating team rules

October 20, 2016

Four University of Minnesota wrestlers have been suspended from competition until January, a team spokesman confirmed Wednesday evening.Redshirt freshman Larry Early and sophomores Ethan Lizak, Tommy Thorn...

Former wrestling head coach J Robinson oversees a practice on September 18, 2012.

U athletics department knew of drug problem months before taking action

September 28, 2016

Evidence suggests a University of Minnesota Athletics Department administrator and several staff members knew of at least one wrestler using and selling drugs as early as December 2015 — about three...

University releases proposed $122 million biennial budget request

September 3, 2016

The University of Minnesota is readying to lobby the Minnesota legislature for funding this year with the release of its proposed $122 million biennial budget request Friday. The request — which...

U employee scholarship under review

May 3, 2016

Recent data on the University of Minnesota’s Regents Scholarship could impact how employees perceive its benefits.      A small portion of the University’s noninstructional...

Admins eye dean reviews

April 28, 2016

The comprehensive review process for deans at the University of Minnesota could get a revamp this summer.     Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson discussed the dean review process...

Next Morris chancellor announced

April 26, 2016

The University of Minnesota-Morris has selected its next chancellor.     Effective July 1, Rodney S. Hanley will replace current Chancellor Jaqueline R. Johnson. School leaders made the...

Left to right, University faculty Samanth Gopinanth, Mary Pogatshnik, Rob Stewart, Aaron Sojourner and Joel Waldfogel speak at a community forum on faculty unionization cohosted by the Faculty Consultative Committee and the Minnesota Daily in the Coffman Theater on Monday afternoon.

Discord emerges at faculty member unionization forum

April 26, 2016

Tempers flared as University of Minnesota faculty members voiced their opinions at a faculty unionization forum Monday.      A crowd of about 50 gathered at Coffman Union for the event,...

Faculty hear Boynton presentation about health and food insecurity

April 20, 2016

To help solve pressing health issues, Boynton Health Service administrators are reaching out to a variety of groups on campus for input.      In recent weeks, Boynton has presented its...

Faculty fear new fee may scare donors

April 19, 2016

Low interest rates are forcing the University of Minnesota Foundation to find new ways to cover overhead costs.     Faculty members raised concerns earlier this month that a new 3-percent UMF...

After appeal, unionization push revived

April 19, 2016

The push for unionization at the University of Minnesota will regain some traction because of a Minnesota Court of Appeals decision on Monday.     The court denied a request by the University...

Union wouldn’t hit tenure

April 13, 2016

As the University of Minnesota’s union push continues, faculty members have voiced concerns over its potential effects on tenure and pay.      But some experts say faculty members...

Groups rally for mental health collab.

April 6, 2016

Two University of Minnesota governing bodies may soon team up to battle mental health issues on campus.     The Faculty Consultative Committee, Minnesota Student Association and the Council...

Supreme Court ties 4-4 on fair share fees vote

April 4, 2016

The recent death of a U.S. Supreme Court justice has delayed efforts to ban a controversial union fee.    The court’s 4-4 vote on fair share fees -— a due employees pay if they belong...

U appeal could delay union vote

April 4, 2016

The vote for a University of Minnesota faculty union could see large delays if the state agrees to hear a University appeal.     The school filed an appeal Tuesday challenging a state...

University files appeal to state in union process

April 1, 2016

The vote on faculty unionization at the University of Minnesota could experience large delays if the Minnesota Court of Appeals decides to allow a hearing of a school appeal.   The University filed...

Left to right, freshmen Laura Darling, Nadja Malby, Alison Gould and Grant Zastoupil hang a hammock outside of Territorial Hall in the Superblock on March 24. All four students are residents of dorms on campus.

‘Unintended consequences’

March 31, 2016

Though they bonded in freshman dorms, the four friends couldn’t wait to move into a place of their own off campus.     First-year students Grant Zastoupil, Laurel Darling, Alex Mickelson...

City attorney issues pretrial gag order

March 30, 2016

The Minneapolis city attorney has issued a gag order against lawyers and an unnamed jury in the case of a local lawyer awaiting trial.     Jordan Kushner, a civil rights lawyer, is being charged...

Current COGS president and candidate for reelection Nicholas Goldsmith responds to a question from graduate student Lauren Mitchell about his plans for the coming year during a town hall style meeting in the Coffman Memorial Union theater on Tuesday evening. Goldsmith spoke about his plans to introduce gender neutral bathrooms throughout campus.

COGS kicks off student gov. debates

March 30, 2016

On Tuesday night, the incumbent leader of the Council of Graduate Students called for an increase to graduate student pay and more focus on LGBT issues to a nearly empty room.     COGS President...

Faculty worry about unionization efforts

March 24, 2016

While many faculty members at the University of Minnesota vocalized support when a unionization push began again in January, others have questioned the necessity of the organization efforts.     Now,...

Speech resolution advances

March 22, 2016

In response to recent debates on college campuses, faculty members at the University of Minnesota recently approved a preliminary version of a resolution to protect free speech at the school.     Members...

Despite holes in process, universities nationwide continue use of search firms

Despite holes in process, universities nationwide continue use of search firms

March 11, 2016

Finding an executive-level administrator to fill an open position at a university comes at a cost.Some officials say schools lack means to conduct large-scale searches to find the perfect fit, which can...

Paying for potential

March 10, 2016

Finding an executive-level administrator to fill an open position at a university comes at a cost.     Some officials say schools lack means to conduct large-scale searches to find the perfect...

Union dues raise concern with faculty

March 9, 2016

Discussions on union dues have surfaced as University of Minnesota faculty members wait for the state to declare eligible members for the upcoming union vote.     Like any union, faculty members...

Leg. preps for paid leave

March 8, 2016

Workers throughout the state could receive more support from their employers when caring for a newborn, a child or an ill family member.     At a press conference Monday, state politicians announced...

Campus speech debated

March 3, 2016

Debates over free speech on campus may soon see faculty taking a definitive stance.     Amid nationwide discussion about free speech on college campuses, some University of Minnesota faculty...

Admins revise guidelines for outdoor use

February 29, 2016

In the past, megaphones on campus had to be accompanied by a permit.     Soon, groups will be allowed to use one bullhorn outside without having to apply to do so, as part of a set of changes...

K-12 honors access has implications

February 25, 2016

Students of color are underrepresented in gifted student programs nationwide, and a new study points to a lack of diversity in teachers as one reason for the gap.     Vanderbilt University researchers...

Rumors circulate of Klobuchar Supreme Court nomination

February 16, 2016

Amid speculation over the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, some are envisioning a Minnesotan nominee.     MSNBC, USA Today and CNN are among the prominent news organizations including U.S. Sen. Amy...

Janitors to strike on Tuesday

February 16, 2016

Twin Cities janitors will strike Wednesday for the first time in nearly 60 years.     Service Employees International Union Local 26 workers will hold a one-day strike to advocate for...

U work group proposes solutions for ethics noncompliance

February 15, 2016

After alleged ethical violations arose at the University of Minnesota last week, some faculty members are critical of the school’s proposed solutions.     A University ethics review group...

State unveils new program to assist lower-income students

February 10, 2016

Amid a growing push to fill high-demand jobs, the state unveiled a trial grant program to help low- and middle-income students pay for technical and community college.     Starting this fall,...

Allyson Taubenheim, Student Engagement Coordinator at Northrop, discusses upcoming events while addressing the student fees committee Saturday at Coffman Memorial Union on Saturday.

Admin groups vie for student service fees

February 8, 2016

Campus organizations like the Learning Abroad Center and Northrop started to make their cases for receiving student fees last week, raising concerns about tight budgets to a 12-member committee.     The...

Union push may pause admin talks

February 4, 2016

As some University of Minnesota faculty members make a push to unionize, state laws might complicate the process.     While the school’s faculty members and administration work with the...

Author, Professor and Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Project on the Middle East Peace Process David Makovsky poses for portraits at the University of Minnesota Hillel building on Tuesday before speaking at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

MN Daily Q&A: David Makovsky

February 3, 2016

Author, professor, journalist and Middle East expert David Makovsky delivered a talk at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Tuesday evening.     The Minnesota Daily sat down for...

For University, diversity still a pressing issue

January 28, 2016

Since a sit-in at Morrill Hall last February, the University of Minnesota has introduced a number of initiatives to address growing concerns about a lack of diversity at the school.     But...

U renames and modifies public safety updates

January 28, 2016

The University of Minnesota is changing the way it informs students about crime near campus.     The school is now sending “Neighborhood Safety Notices” as the result of ongoing cooperation...

Dayton to deliver speech on campus

January 27, 2016

Ongoing renovations at the state Capitol have forced Gov. Mark Dayton to move the location of his upcoming State of the State address to the University of Minnesota campus.     Because of limited...

Response for UMD coaches

January 26, 2016

The University of Minnesota responded Wednesday to discrimination claims made last fall by three female former University of Minnesota-Duluth coaches.      The Board of Regents...

Athletes’ load may lighten

January 21, 2016

If a student-athlete is interested in joining a student group, getting an internship, studying abroad or visiting family, they need to find a way to fit it in between their academic and athletic commitments.     To...

Faculty files to unionize

January 20, 2016

Faculty members at the University of Minnesota are expected to file to form a union Wednesday, taking action on long-running discussions dating back to 2014.     The filing would kick-start...

Eric Kaler talks football, tuition

December 16, 2015

Just in time for the semester’s final issue, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler sat down with the Minnesota Daily for December’s edition of Kickin’ It with Kaler.  In this...

For athletics, revenue up but profits stagnant

December 14, 2015

Sell-out crowds, prime-time games and increased revenues don’t equal profitability for the University of Minnesota’s athletics department.   Mirroring a nationwide trend, the University...

U asks for additional state money

December 14, 2015

After state leaders announced a $1.2 billion surplus, the University of Minnesota is requesting additional funds from the state Legislature.    The $38.85 million  request, which is an addition...

U president introduces out-of-state tuition hike

December 14, 2015

To better match rates of other Big Ten schools, undergraduate nonresident, nonreciprocal tuition at the University of Minnesota might reach $35,000 in a few years.   For a newly admitted out-of-state...

Regents talk out-of-state tuition strategy

December 11, 2015

In order to more closely match rates at other Big Ten schools, tuition for out-of-state undergraduates at the University of Minnesota might reach $35,000 in a few years. President Eric Kaler revealed his...

UMD admin resigns amid enrollment, budget woes

December 9, 2015

Amid slumping enrollment, financial struggles and lawsuits, a high-ranking University of Minnesota-Duluth administrator announced her resignation on Tuesday.    In an email to faculty members Tuesday,...

Int’l student numbers reach lull

December 7, 2015

At the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, one in every eight students comes from abroad.    The amount of international students at the campus has increased every year since...

Title IX complaint follows UMD ex-coaches’ lawsuit

December 3, 2015

Three former University of Minnesota-Duluth coaches and five former or current student-athletes lodged a Title IX complaint against the school Monday, two months after the coaches filed a lawsuit...

Internal emails reveal concern over U’s response to Teague misconduct

November 25, 2015

Emails released Monday by the University of Minnesota offer a glimpse into the school’s strategy for handling the resignation of its former athletic director. More than three months after Norwood...

Kaler talks 9/11 recognition and Mizzou protest

November 24, 2015

BY BRIAN EDWARDS [email protected] Before students leave for Thanksgiving break, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler sat down for another installment of Kickin’ It with Kaler. In November’s...