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Congress reintroduces the Higher Education Act

February 9, 2005

After failing to pass legislation last year to renew the Higher Education Act, Congress is once again working to get a new bill approved. The act is supposed to be reauthorized every five years but has...

Bush aims to cut Perkins Loans

February 8, 2005

The University could lose access to as much as $6.7 million in federal funding for student loans if Congress passes the federal budget released Monday by the Bush administration, said Kris Wright, the...

Army recruiter law stalls

February 7, 2005

A law that prevents colleges from barring military recruiters could be in limbo. A federal appeals court decided last week to postpone enforcing its November ruling that would let law schools bar military...

Bill might aid immigrants

February 3, 2005

A bipartisan group of state legislators introduced a bill Monday that would make it more affordable for children of illegal immigrants to attend college. The bill stems from federal legislation called...

Bush expected to cut TRiO funding

February 1, 2005

When he was in ninth grade, Dan Jackson became one of thousands of students across the country to join a TRiO Program. TRiO Programs are funded by the government to help middle school and high school students...

Yale profs detail difficulties in getting morning-after pill

January 31, 2005

The University's Women's Center of Excellence and the Center for Bioethics sponsored a lecture Friday in Moos Tower discussing the ethical issues and availability of emergency contraception. The talk covered...

Bush plans to up Pell Grants

January 26, 2005

President George W. Bush announced last week that although he will not include his proposal to raise the maximum Pell Grant award by $500 in his 2006 budget request, he plans to raise the grant amounts...

U gives admissions perks

January 24, 2005

Many colleges, including the University, give some extra weight to the children of full-time employees in their admissions process, according to a recent survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The...

Health official advises flu vaccinations

January 21, 2005

The number of flu cases at the University is increasing, said one Boynton Health Service official. Dave Golden, a spokesman for the service, encouraged students to get vaccinated. Although not every Minnesotan...

Medical mistakes in Minn. revealed

January 20, 2005

For the first time, a new report released Wednesday offered a glimpse into the frequency of preventable medical errors that occur in Minnesota hospitals. In the study released by the Minnesota Department...

Foundation urged to track more grants

January 18, 2005

The National Science Foundation could do a better job of evaluating the progress of the projects it funds, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported last week. According to an audit conducted by the foundation's...

Gender gap for profs exists

December 9, 2004

Although women surpassed men for the first time in earning doctoral degrees from U.S. universities in 2002, the vast majority of professors at research universities are still men, The Chronicle of Higher...

Fewer blacks begin college

December 3, 2004

Public universities across the country, including the University, are seeing a decline in the enrollment of black first-year students, according to a Boston Globe article last week. The number of incoming...

Some students are pushing to change U’s sexual-assault policy

December 1, 2004

A group of approximately 30 students is working to change the University's sexual-assault policy. The students say the current policy, which does not allow the University to punish students who commit...

University researchers head creation of virtual laboratory

November 24, 2004

The University is leading an international group of universities in developing a virtual laboratory for Earth and planetary studies with a grant from the National Science Foundation. The laboratory will...

Calif. vote gives U research competition

November 19, 2004

A vote in California to publicly fund embryonic stem cell research could bring some serious competition to the University's Stem Cell Institute. Californians voted Nov. 2 to use $3 billion of taxpayer...

Minn. called a leader in flu vaccine crisis

November 15, 2004

Minnesota is leading the nation in dealing with the flu vaccine crisis, a University health professor said on Friday. Michael Osterholm, a School of Public Health professor and Center for Infectious Disease...

University program helps fight underage drinking

November 12, 2004

A program developed by University researchers is being used to battle underage drinking in cities across the country. The program focuses on combating illegal activities happening in the community, rather...

Carlson team wins competition

November 1, 2004

A team of four Carlson School of Management seniors defeated 17 other teams from around the world to win the International Business Challenge held in October at the University of Texas at Austin. This...

COAFES enrollment at 20-year high

October 26, 2004

Enrollment in the University's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is the highest it's been in 20 years. The college's faculty and administration said the increase, 25 percent in the...

Nursing school awarded $2.58M grant for research

October 21, 2004

The University's School of Nursing announced last week that it has received a grant from the federal government to establish an adolescent health research training program. The $2.58 million grant is the...

U’s Austrian center staff earn medals

October 19, 2004

The Austrian government recently awarded two University professors and a retired staff member with medals of honor for their contribution to the University's Center for Austrian Studies. University professors...

U employee to head Ecuadorian Consulate

October 12, 2004

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs named University staff member Juan Moreno as Minnesota's honorary consul of Ecuador. As consul, Moreno will head a new Ecuadorian Consulate, which will open in...

Kaplan center helps some test takers

October 7, 2004

Many University students study countless hours to prepare for graduate school entrance examinations such as the MCAT and LSAT. Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions and other test-preparatory organizations offer...

Minnesota Population Center moves to new location at U

October 5, 2004

On Monday, the Minnesota Population Center moved to a new location at the University. Since its development in 2000, the center has been scattered all over the West Bank, said Robert McMaster, College...

University tests new OCD drug

October 1, 2004

University researchers might have found a new use for an old drug. Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry are testing the drug - originally developed to treat tuberculosis - for treatment of obsessive-compulsive...

U aims to advance healthy marriages

September 28, 2004

The University will help develop a new marriage-research center with funds from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on the St. Paul campus last week that...

U profs create parent project

September 24, 2004

When Blong Xiong came to the United States in 1982, he had no idea he would become a professor at the University and help fellow Hmong immigrants succeed in the country, he said. At age 15, Xiong and his...

CLA offers free computer classes

September 17, 2004

Starting this month, College of Liberal Arts students will be able to take free computer classes sponsored by CLA and the University Technology Training Center. The classes, which will take place September...

U creates new vice provost position for Academic Affairs

September 14, 2004

The University has created a new vice provost position and is in the process of reviewing candidates for the job. The new vice provost for Academic Affairs will assist Senior Vice President and Provost...

Visa policy might change

September 9, 2004

Re-entering the United States would become easier for some international students if the Department of Homeland Security changed a policy that requires them to renew visa clearances yearly. The department...