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Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

UMN regents will review sexual assault case involving Gophers football players

March 24, 2017

The University of Minnesota will conduct an internal review of the school’s handling of a sexual assault case involving Gopher football players. On Friday, Board of Regents Chair Dean Johnson said regents...

Walter F. Mondale Hall on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

UMN Law School professor arrested for alleged criminal sexual conduct

February 20, 2017

A University of Minnesota Law School professor was arrested Friday on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, among other accusations. The law professor was arrested by U.S. Marshals Friday on probable...

Ryan Pacyga, attorney for University of Minnesota football player Antoine Winfield Jr., addresses the press in front of the Gibson-Nagurski Football Practice Facility on Saturday.

Attorney says football players didn’t receive due process in UMN hearing

February 6, 2017

Six of the 10 Gophers football players accused of sexual misconduct have been sanctioned by a University panel.Ray Buford, Kiante Hardin, Dior Johnson and Tamarion Johnson have been expelled from the University....

Gophers defensive back Ray Buford tackles Cornhuskers tight end Cethan Carter at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.

Four football players expelled, two suspended in relation to sex assault, UMN panel says

February 4, 2017

Six of the 10 Gophers football players accused of sexual misconduct in an alleged Sept. 2 assault have been sanctioned by a University of Minnesota panel, according to a source close to the situation....

UMN panel will rule on fate of accused Gophers football players

January 30, 2017

A three-person student panel will decide by Friday whether 10 Gophers football players will be punished for their alleged involvement in a September sexual assault. The players — accused of sexual...

Football players accused of sexual assault to get hearings this week

January 26, 2017

The suspended Gophers football players accused of sexual misconduct will have closed-door hearings this week to determine if they will be disciplined, the Star Tribune reported Wednesday evening.In day-long...

Surrounded by volunteers and field staff, Ilhan Omar prepares to go door-knocking on Monday in her Minneapolis office.

Ilhan Omar defeats longtime Representative Phyllis Kahn in 60B primary race

August 24, 2016

Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American political activist defeated one of the Minnesota’s longest-serving legislators in Tuesday’s DFL primary election, likely becoming the nation's first Somali-American lawmaker.With...

Dinky shooting of two Muslim men may be ‘bias-motivated’

July 6, 2016

A shooting that injured two Muslim men early Wednesday morning in the Dinkytown area will be investigated as a possible “bias-motivated crime,” according to the Minneapolis Police Department. At...

Shooting near campus will be investigated as a “bias motivated” crime

July 1, 2016

A shooting that injured two Muslim men early Wednesday morning in the Dinkytown area will be investigated as a possible “bias motivated crime,” according to the Minneapolis Police Department. At...

Search for missing U student continues

May 13, 2016

More than 70 police officers from several agencies scoured Dinkytown and University of Minnesota area Friday in an unsuccessful attempt to locate a University student missing since Tuesday. Friday’s...

Finalist announced for Gophers AD job

May 11, 2016

A lone finalist has been announced in the search for the next University of Minnesota Athletics Director. University President Eric Kaler announced Wednesday morning that Mark Coyle was poised to become...

Gophers basketball player released from jail without charges filed

May 10, 2016

Criminal charges against a University of Minnesota basketball player were deferred pending further investigation, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Gophers men’s basketball...

Kaler rolls out tuition hike proposal

May 6, 2016

Tuition will increase nearly 10 percent for some students at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus if a plan proposed Friday is approved by the Board of Regents. University President Eric Kaler’s...

Pressured to punish

May 5, 2016

Buckling under enormous federal pressure, colleges nationwide have begun to impose newly sharpened sexual assault policies.      At the University of Minnesota, the number of sexual misconduct...

Former U student charged with rape

December 28, 2015

A former University of Minnesota Student allegedly raped two women at a fraternity and an off-campus apartment on back-to-back weeks last year. Daniel Drill-Mellum, 22, of Waconia was charged with five...

Pedestrians jaywalk across 15th avenue and SE University Ave Tuesday evening.

Pedestrian deaths rise in fall

October 14, 2015

Shorter days and students’ return to campus makes fall the deadliest time of year for pedestrians across the state.    And as the season continues to set in, the Minnesota Department of...

No more research recruits from medical hold

October 7, 2015

As part of the University of Minnesota’s research ethics overhaul, the University has banned the recruitment of patients confined under involuntary medical holds.   The change, which took effect...

Research review ongoing

October 6, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s Human Research Protection Program’s reaccreditation was put on hold by the same group that managed a critical report of the school’s research practices earlier...

University sexual assault trends mirror nationwide numbers

September 22, 2015

About a quarter of female undergraduates at the University of Minnesota have experienced sexual assault or sexual misconduct while enrolled, according to the results of a national survey released Monday.   The...

More women come forward after Teague resignation

August 20, 2015

More women have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against former University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, MPR News reported. University President Eric Kaler told MPR News...

University President Eric Kaler responds to questions from the media at a press conference held in the Northrop Memorial Auditorium on July 7, 2015, regarding the resignation of now former University athletic director Norwood Teague. Teague made the decision to resign following allegations of sexual harassment from two non-student University employees.

Athletics director resigns after sexual harassment allegations

August 7, 2015

University of Minnesota Athletics Director Norwood Teague resigned following sexual harassment allegations, the school announced Friday. University President Eric Kaler accepted Teague’s resignation...

The Electric Steel Elevator in stands in Prospect Park on June 30, 2015. Last week, the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission voted to deny the demolition request of the elevator because of it's local historical significance.

Grain elevator and silos may stay

August 5, 2015

After the University of Minnesota agreed to buy property on the campus’ borders in June, the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission voted to deny an application to demolish a grain elevator...

University officials did not disclose acquisition of grenade launchers

August 5, 2015

The University of Minnesota announced in October it was returning military-grade weapons that it acquired through a federal program — but it failed to mention a few.    The campus group...

Retired University alumni may be able to settle near campus

August 5, 2015

As former Gophers continue to age and enter their golden years, some regents and administrators at the University of Minnesota say the campus area could be a desirable retirement destination for baby boomers.   The...

Dean of the University's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences Brian Buhr and Vice President for University Services Pamela Wheelock deliver a statement regarding future plans for the construction of the new Bell Museum and observatory outside of the Cargill Building on Saturday, July 25.

Bell Museum nabs additional funds for space

July 29, 2015

An updated plan for the new Bell Museum of Natural History includes additional space after project leaders recently raised concerns about scaled-back designs.   The revamped conception includes a...

Legal review of University’s updated affirmative consent policy completed

July 29, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s Office of the General Counsel has finished its review of the schools’ proposed affirmative consent policy after Board of Regents members expressed concerns about...

State lawmakers aim to ease gun laws for military members

July 27, 2015

Some state Republican lawmakers say that Minnesota National Guard and U.S. Armed Forces members shouldn’t be required to secure a permit to carry a firearm in the state, the Star Tribune reported.   Proposed...

Additional space added to new Bell Museum design

July 25, 2015

After concerns were raised about a smaller than envisioned new Bell Museum of Natural History, the layout’s size has been increased. The decision was announced after a meeting held for the project’s...

U museum plans create concerns

July 22, 2015

As progress on the University of MinnesotaâÄôs new Bell Museum of Natural History inches forward, some leaders involved in the planning process have expressed worry regarding the buildingâÄôs...

Psychiatry prof forges document

July 22, 2015

A professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Psychiatry will retire at the end of the month after the University announced last week that he was caught fabricating a document. Ken Winters...

University president Eric Kaler sits in his office in Morrill Hall on Friday.

Kaler discusses consent policy, tuition

July 22, 2015

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler for the summer installment of KickinâÄô It with Kaler. He discussed the affirmative consent policy, administrative...

Brooks Jackson, Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Medical School, discuses long-term goals for health sciences facility upgrades at Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, July 8. The University has been exploring options and setting goals for building upgrades in the health sciences buildings and in Superblock residential halls.

Superblock tops health expansion

July 15, 2015

Despite the projected future space needs of the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Academic Health Center, school administrators are moving forward with plans to update the Superblock, the campus housing...

Norwood Teague, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, speaks about Title lX at Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, July 8. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is currently investigating the University's compliance with Title lX.

Sports equity discussions reach Board of Regents Legislators, emergency planners seek oil plan

July 15, 2015

As the University of Minnesota continues to grapple with gender equity concerns in athletic departments across multiple campuses, the Board of Regents waded into the conversation at its meeting last week....

Consent policy postponed following debate

July 15, 2015

University of Minnesota administrators agreed to delay updating the institutionâÄôs sexual consent policy just days before they expected to implement it, after regents requested additional time...

Wisconsin governor announces presidential bid

July 14, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced that he’s running for president in 2016, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.   Walker — who becomes the 15th prominent Republican to say he’ll...

Regents push back new consent policy

July 8, 2015

University of Minnesota leaders are asking for more discussions before implementing the proposed revamp of the school’s sexual consent policy. University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler agreed...

After criticism, new U regents up engagement

July 8, 2015

As the University of Minnesota raises tuition after a failed bid to freeze costs while simultaneously trying to cut down on unnecessary spending, some state legislators are calling for the Board of Regents...

The University Board of Regents authorized the purchase of the land occupied by the now-abandoned Electric Steel Elevator at a board meeting on June 19. The agreement includes the demolition of the existing elevator and 32 silos, leaving the land to the University for future development.

University acquiring land for future use

July 1, 2015

The University of Minnesota is making a habit of acquiring land at its borders, even though there may be no immediate use for it.   A recent million-dollar purchase of nearly five acres  near...

Faculty, departments worried about admin cuts

July 1, 2015

As the University of Minnesota’s plan to cut $90 million in administrative costs enters its third year, some are worried the cuts will begin to impact faculty members in departments and colleges.   In...

Talks show divide on tuition plan

July 1, 2015

Tuition for nonresident undergraduates at the University of Minnesota will increase next fall, seven years after the University of Minnesota slashed prices for those students.   And while most University...

Convicts caught, but feds’ investigation lingers

June 29, 2015

The FBI has started an investigation into possible corruption at Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, where two inmates escaped earlier this month, CNN reported. Allegations of drug trafficking...

Leg. auditor: U reports lacking

June 24, 2015

The Minnesota Legislative Auditor’s second look at the University of Minnesota’s psychiatric drug trials found flaws with how researchers report adverse medical events.   Released Thursday,...

Regents finalize tuition hikes

June 24, 2015

Tuition will increase between 1.5 and 7 percent for students at the University of Minnesota next fall after the Board of Regents approved President Eric Kaler’s budget Wednesday. Under the budget,...

U veterinarians treating descendant of famous racehorse

June 22, 2015

A descendant of the legendary racehorse, Secretariat, is being nursed back to health at the University of Minnesota, WCCO reported. Babe, the 21-year-old great-great-granddaughter of Secretariat, the 1973...

State audit finds researchers didn’t fully report adverse events

June 18, 2015

The second review of the University of Minnesota’s psychiatric drug trials by the state’s legislative auditor found researchers often inadequately reported serious medical events with study...

Grad and prof. programs to get new classification

June 17, 2015

After years of discussion, the way graduate and professional programs at the University of Minnesota are classified is set to be revamped.   The new classification will better distinguish between...

Safeguards worry some researchers

June 17, 2015

Some researchers at the University of Minnesota fear new safeguards for human research subjects could stifle their work at the school.   New protections — approved by the Board of Regents last...

Regents approve human research protection, discuss tuition increase

June 17, 2015

After initiating changes in March, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents  approved steps the school plans to take in order to better protect research participants.   On Friday,...

Regents elect new chair

June 15, 2015

Regent Dean Johnson has been elected to replace Regent Richard Beeson as chair of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents, the Forum News Service reported. Regent David McMillan was elected...

Regents approve research safeguards, review budget

June 12, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has approved steps the school plans to take to better protect research participants. Regents approved dozens of steps Friday the University will take...