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Minneapolis-based sound engineer Neil Weir finishes up work on the upcoming Chambermaids album in the control room of Old Blackberry Way studio on Wednesday.

Iconic studio finds new life

Published May 7, 2015

The band France Camp didn’t get much done during its first recording sessions at the Old Blackberry Way studio.   They got too drunk one night.    On another, they got too high.   “James...

Top U lobbyist leaving his post

Published February 25, 2015

As the University of Minnesota fights for $1.3 billion in state funding this spring, one of its leading lobbyists is leaving his post. Todd Iverson, the University’s assistant director of state relations,...

Sydney Hall residents notified of measles exposure, case no longer infectious

Published January 29, 2015

Hennepin County health officials sent a letter notifying residents of Dinkytown's Sydney Hall apartment complex that they may have been exposed to a case of the measles through contact with an ill resident...

U hospital set to provide Ebola care

Published October 27, 2014

The University of Minnesota Medical Center has agreed to care for patients diagnosed with Ebola, the Minnesota Hospital Association announced Friday. The West Bank hospital is one of four health care facilities...

George Clarke of Deafheaven performs at Triple Rock in Minneapolis on Monday.

Concert review: Deafheaven at the Triple Rock Social Club

Published June 24, 2014

Deafheaven frontman George Clarke locked hands with nearly everyone at the front of a sold-out crowd Monday night at the Triple Rock. From the start of the band's five-track, hour-long set, he only broke...

Police investigating ‘suspicious’ death near West Bank

Published May 1, 2014

Minneapolis police are investigating a “suspicious death” after finding a body blocks off the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus early Wednesday morning, according to a news release. Police...

Police investigating suspicious Cedar-Riverside death

Published April 30, 2014

Minneapolis police are investigating a suspicious death after finding a body blocks off the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus early Wednesday morning, according to a news release. Police responded...

U, police take riot precautions

Published April 10, 2014

The last time the Gophers men’s hockey team won a national championship, there were riots in Dinkytown. That was in 2003. As the No. 1-ranked team heads to Philadelphia for the Frozen Four this weekend,...

Adjunct faculty push to unionize

Published March 27, 2014

As higher education institutions increasingly rely on adjunct faculty to supplement their teaching workloads, one of the largest union organizations in the country is urging these contingent employees...

CFANS-CBS merger scrapped

Published February 5, 2014

The University of Minnesota has scrapped a possible merger of the College of Biological Sciences and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. A task force charged with studying...

Faculty take on clinical drug trials

Published December 5, 2013

The University of Minnesota Faculty Senate will discuss a resolution Thursday to create an independent, external panel to investigate how the institution conducts clinical research on human subjects. The...

Student robbed outside home

Published November 21, 2013

A University of Minnesota student was robbed at gunpoint while entering his home in Dinkytown early Wednesday morning, according to a Minneapolis police report. The student wasn’t harmed, but the...

University student robbed in Dinkytown

Published November 20, 2013

A University of Minnesota student was robbed at gunpoint while entering his home in Dinkytown early Wednesday morning, according to a Minneapolis police report. The student wasn’t harmed, but the...

University police Chief Greg Hestness addresses questions and concerns on Wednesday at UMPD regarding the gunman incident on on Monday.

New suspect identified in robbery

Published November 14, 2013

University of Minnesota police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in Monday’s alleged armed robbery in Anderson Hall. University police sent a campus-wide...

U employee jumps to death in Nils Hasselmo Hall

Published November 5, 2013

A University of Minnesota employee committed suicide in Nils Hasselmo Hall on Monday morning, University police said. The 37-year-old man was a part-time University employee, said University police Deputy...

Minnapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak begins a proposition for the renovation of the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis before the City Council on Thursday.

Candidates vie for split power

Published November 5, 2013

With the first new mayor in 12 years and a city council in flux, this election could offer the most sweeping changes to Minneapolis City Hall in recent history. Because power in Minneapolis government...

Bill would change orchestra ownership

Published October 15, 2013

As negotiations continue in the Minnesota Orchestra lockout, a state legislator announced plans Monday for a bill that would turn the world-renowned ensemble into a publicly owned corporation. Rep. Phyllis...

Police recover body from Mississippi River

Published September 25, 2013

University of Minnesota police recovered a body from the Mississippi River after authorities received a report of a man jumping off the Washington Avenue Bridge around 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to a...

Armed robbery locks down UW-Madison campus

Published September 19, 2013

A shots-fired report locked down the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Wednesday night. The incident was part of an alleged armed robbery in a residential area near campus, close to several fraternity...

Shots fired near UW-Madison campus

Published September 19, 2013

University of Wisconsin-Madison police are responding to a shots fired report near the school's campus. The shots were reported on the 100 block of Langdon Street, where several fraternity and sorority...

Sallys Saloon and Eatery torn down

Sally’s Saloon and Eatery torn down

Published August 15, 2013

Sally's Saloon and Eatery was torn down last week after closing July 18 to make way for construction of a 98-unit apartment complex. CPM Property Management made a deal with Sally's to construct 700 Washington,...

Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak marries Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke, with their son between their arms, at Minneapolis City Hall Wednesday at midnight.

Same-sex marriage celebration brings hundreds to Minneapolis City Hall

Published August 7, 2013

Hundreds of anxious onlookers filled Minneapolis City Hall well past its usual open hours early Thursday morning, waiting for a midnight wedding. After making vows 12 years ago, Margaret Miles and Cathy...

Student loan deal reached

Published August 7, 2013

President Barack Obama is expected to sign a bill into law this week that will, for now, lower student loan interest rates. Congress passed the measure July 31, tying interest rates on multiple student...

Dinkytown Greenway opens, connecting suburbs to downtown Minneapolis

Published August 5, 2013

The Dinkytown Greenway opened to bike traffic on Aug. 4, providing cyclists with a mostly car-free path from the suburbs to downtown Minneapolis. The bikeway, which runs from TCF Bank Stadium to the Mississippi...

Construction to close roads around U

Published August 5, 2013

Two major University of Minnesota transit areas will experience closures in the next month for light rail testing and Washington Avenue bridge construction projects. Crews will conduct overnight tests...

Twin Cities bikers get more protections with new law effective Aug. 1

Published August 1, 2013

New safety measures will keep bikes and cars farther apart on Minnesota roads starting Aug. 1. The Legislature’s transportation bill prohibits parking or pausing in bike lanes and tightens restrictions...

U releases 2014 bonding requests

Published July 31, 2013

The University of Minnesota is gearing up for the 2014 legislative session with a $230 million preliminary bonding bill request. The request, released July 15, asks for funding of six construction and...

Construction workers work on a site located on 14th Avenue that had closed off a stretch between University Avenue and 4th Street in Dinkytown, Monday morning.

City taking control of Dinkytown sewer line

Published July 31, 2013

A piece of Dinkytown infrastructure is changing hands, a transition local businesses say is overdue. Beneath 14th Avenue Southeast, crews are renovating a sewer line before the City of Minneapolis ...

Under medical amnesty law, underage drinkers will get new legal protections

Published July 31, 2013

Underage University of Minnesota students who overdrink will have new legal protections when a medical amnesty law begins Aug. 1. University students had urged state legislators to pass the law for years...

Minneapolis credit rating downgraded

Published July 30, 2013

Moody's Investor Service downgraded Minneapolis' credit rating in a report released on Monday. The city went from Moody's highest rating of Aaa to its second highest of Aa1, which applies to...

Vehicles circle a temporary roundabout installed by Parking and Transportation Services recently at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Pillsbury Drive. Officials are monitoring the effectiveness of the roundabout which will last until August 21.

University roundabout tests post-construction transportation options

Published July 25, 2013

University of Minnesota officials are experimenting with a roundabout at one of the most-traveled intersections on campus. Parking and Transportation Services installed a temporary roundabout at the intersection...

Green Party candidate vies for Ward 3

Published July 24, 2013

While most of the attention is focused on Democratic City Council candidates Diane Hofstede and Jacob Frey, a third candidate is carving her own niche in Ward 3. Fifty-seven-year-old Kristina Gronquist,...

Bus drivers to look for trafficking

Published July 24, 2013

To combat sex trafficking in the Twin Cities, Metro Transit officials are looking to train bus drivers to spot suspicious activity and implement a public awareness campaign. Although it isn’t frequently...

Detroit files for largest municipal bankruptcy in US history

Published July 18, 2013

Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy on Thursday.After years of economic turmoil, the city's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, asked a federal judge for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection,...

Metro Transit ridership increases to 40 million

Published July 17, 2013

Twin Cities commuters have chosen Metro Transit for rides nearly 40 million times so far this year. Metro Transit released its mid-year report on Wednesday, showing a 0.8 percent increase in overall number...

City of Minneapolis to hold public hearings on forming a municipal power utility

Published July 17, 2013

Minneapolis is weighing the option of taking public control of its utilities, similar to the way the University of Minnesota does. City leaders are looking into forming a public option for electrical and...

University begins 2014 bonding requests

Published July 16, 2013

The University of Minnesota has started funding requests for some key construction projects.  The Minnesota Management and Budget Office released the University's preliminary capital budget request...

In Duluth, more synthetic drug clashes

Published July 12, 2013

A Duluth head shop known for its controversial sales of synthetic drugs stopped selling the substances on Thursday as a city ordinance banning the product took effect, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The...

Congress to start over on student loan crisis

Published July 11, 2013

After weeks of debate, Congress still can’t agree on how to tackle student loans. A bipartisan plan to lower the recently doubled interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans was found to be too costly...

MN United leader goes national

Published July 10, 2013

The man behind Minnesota's legalization of same-sex marriage will now lead similar efforts around the country. Richard Carlbom, campaign manager for Minnesotans United For All Families, announced Tuesday...

Minneapolis lawyer and DFL-endorsed City Council candidate Jacob Frey, right, discusses plans for the 3rd annual Big Gay Race Monday, July 8, 2013, at his home in Northeast Minneapolis. City Council member Diane Hofstede, left, listens to public hearings during a City Council meeting Monday, July 8, 2013, at Minneapolis City Hall.

Mid-summer, Ward 3 candidates run contrasting campaigns

Published July 10, 2013

Months after the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party endorsed attorney Jacob Frey, he and incumbent Diane Hofstede are still vigorously, but quietly, campaigning to represent the University of Minnesota area...

State tackles grey area of synthetic drugs

Published July 10, 2013

Stadium Village’s Smokedale Tobacco location was raided for synthetic drugs about two weeks ago. Store manager David Yousef said a U.S. marshal and Drug Enforcement Administration agents stormed...

Minneapolis finalizes car sharing expansion

Published July 3, 2013

For Minneapolis residents without a car, it will soon become easier to rent one for short-term use. City Council voted last week to expand car sharing with Hourcar and Zipcar programs, according to a news...

The 10th Avenue bridge exposes reinforcement steel and concrete on Tuesday June 2nd, 2013. The city is currently working on a $10 million rehabilitation project for the bridge that was built more than 80 years ago.

Minneapolis’ 10th Avenue SE Bridge to get major repair work

Published July 3, 2013

A main artery between the East and West Banks of the University of Minnesota campus will undergo a multimillion dollar renovation project next year. The Minneapolis City Council approved last week a nearly...

On July 1, many new laws take effect

Published July 1, 2013

Many of this legislative session's new laws take effect July 1, including some that affect University of Minnesota students.  -The tax on cigarettes increases by $1.60 per pack, worrying some...

Stafford student loan interest rate doubles

Published July 1, 2013

Congressional inaction has led the interest rates on the most common federal student loans to double. Interest rates on Stafford loans jumped to 6.8 percent Monday after lawmakers were unable to agree...

Summer construction on campus

Published June 26, 2013

Summer time in Minnesota always comes with a slew of construction projects. Road closures, remodeling work and new building projects are prevalent throughout the state and Twin Cities — especially...

Minneapolis officials address Dinkytown bikeway safety for July opening

Published June 26, 2013

In the last year, bikers on the Midtown Greenway in South Minneapolis have been attacked, robbed — and one man even had a Molotov cocktail thrown at him from an overpass. With the Dinkytown bikeway...

A streetcar passes over the old Washington Avenue bridge.

Modern streetcar project gains traction

Published June 12, 2013

In the first half of the 20th century, streetcars dominated the Minneapolis transportation landscape. But amid decreased ridership and government policy change, buses and cars phased out streetcars in...

Minneapolis mayoral candidates former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew, City Council members Gary Schiff, Don Samuels, and Betsy Hodges, and former City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes listen to an introductionat a forum hosted by the Somali DFL caucus May 31, 2013, at Safari Restaurant in Minneapolis. The DFL party will choose a mayoral candidate at the city DFL convention June 15.

Somalis raise their civic voice

Published June 5, 2013

In 2010, Hussein Samatar became the first Somali-American to hold public office in Minnesota. In 2011, Mohamud Noor fell 300 votes short of becoming the first Somali-born state senator in the nation. In...

After Bachmann drops out, Graves does the same

Published June 1, 2013

Days after U.S. Rep. Michele Bachman, R-Stillwater, announced she won't run for reelection, her main challenger said he will do the same. Democrat Jim Graves announced Friday that he will not run for...

Congress locked on student loans

Published May 31, 2013

If Congress doesn’t act soon, almost 200,000 Minnesota students could see interest rates double on their college loans. The Stafford student loan interest rate is set to double July 1, but the Republican-led...

Hundreds gathered in the rotunda of the capital cheer as it is announced that the bill had passed, Monday afternoon.

What passed, what didn’t

Published May 29, 2013

  The Minnesota state Legislature adjourned its 2013 session last week, and with it comes a slew of new legislation that will directly affect the University of Minnesota and its students. With the...

Water damage liters the ceiling of the demonstration center in the Tate Lab of Physics. Due to the cuts in the bonding bill the the Tate Lab will not receive funding for renovation and structural repair.

Failed bonding bill delays University renovations

Published May 29, 2013

  The renovation and reconstruction of several University of Minnesota buildings will have to wait another year after funding was cut late in the legislative session. A bonding bill that included...

CLA names interim dean

Published May 21, 2013

Raymond Duvall will take over James Parente's post as College of Liberal Arts Dean beginning July 1. Duvall is currently the chair of the political science department and will serve as CLA Dean until...

Tuition freeze, DREAM Act pass both House and Senate

Published May 17, 2013

An undergraduate tuition freeze and the DREAM Act may soon become realities at the University of Minnesota. The state Senate and House both passed the higher education omnibus bill on Friday, which allocated...

Medical Amnesty passes House

Published May 16, 2013

A bill to protect underage drinkers seeking emergency help is one step closer to becoming law in Minnesota. Thursday, the state House passed medical amnesty legislation, which would provide legal immunity...

Governor Dayton signs the marriage equality bill into law May 15, 2013 while Senator Karen Clark looks on at the Minnesota State Capitol.

With Dayton’s signature, same-sex marriage is legal

Published May 13, 2013

  Come August 1, same-sex couples will be able to get legally married in Minnesota.  Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill  Tuesday to make Minnesota the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriages. The...

GAPSA’s appeal approved in final fees review

Published May 6, 2013

  In one of the final steps of the student services fees process this week, only one of eight groups’ appeals was approved. University of Minnesota Vice Provost and Dean of Students Jerry Rinehart...

A University of Minnesota residential hall tenant stops for a smoke break in front of Territorial Hall on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Smoking ban gains traction on campus

Published May 6, 2013

  After years of discussion and debate, the University of Minnesota may become a smoke-free campus. The University Senate passed a resolution Thursday to make the Twin Cities campus tobacco free....

U campus could become smoke-free

Published May 3, 2013

After years of discussion and debate, the University of Minnesota may become a smoke-free campus. The University Senate passed a resolution on Thursday to make the Twin Cities campus tobacco-free. To take...

CLA dean search begins

Published May 2, 2013

The search to replace College of Liberal Arts Dean James Parente intensified Thursday with the announcement of a search committee. College of Design Dean Tom Fisher will be the committee chair and...

Student groups remain concerned over stipend cuts

Published May 2, 2013

  Khoa Vu made about $600 last year as president of the Minnesota International Student Association. Next year, he and other board members, who work more than 20 hours a week, will earn nothing. MISA...

MSA holds elections and transitions to new term

Published May 1, 2013

In its last forum of the year, the Minnesota Student Association reflected on the past year and prepared for the future. President Taylor Williams spoke about accomplishments of the year, including medical...

Global studies freshman Lee Anne Mills speaks on behalf of La Raza Student Cultural Center to Vice Provost of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jerry Rinehart during a public hearing Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Coffman Union.

Amid fees requests, Graduate and Professional Student Assembly asks for a cut

Published April 29, 2013

  In an unprecedented move, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly is asking for a reduction of more than $24,000 in student services fees. The group, which is one of the largest recipients...

Log rolling comes to the University

Published April 24, 2013

  When Jaime Medina tried log rolling for the first time Sunday, he was told to have quick feet. A few seconds later, he ended up in the pool — a common fate for a first-time log roller. The...

AP Twitter account gets hacked, market temporarily drops

Published April 24, 2013

The Associated Press Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday, resulting in erroneous messages going out to more than one million followers. The false messages said there were two explosions at the White...

MSA pushes for bike lane on Wash. Ave.

Published April 22, 2013

  The Minnesota Student Association is leading a possibly late attempt to put a bike path along Washington Avenue Southeast from Stadium Village to downtown Minneapolis. While Metro Transit intends...

In fees appeals, many stipends remain cut

Published April 18, 2013

  Despite their appeals, many University of Minnesota student groups will still not get student services fees for stipends, according to appeals committee recommendations obtained by the Minnesota...

Car hits Tea House in Stadium Village

Published April 16, 2013

A car ran into the Tea House Chinese Restaurant in Stadium Village on Monday night. There were no injuries, but a Minneapolis police officer and Tea House employee say the driver may have been intoxicated. The...

Student body presidential candidate drops out, elections begin

Published April 9, 2013

A candidate for Minnesota Student Association President, Adam Motzko, has dropped out of the race and came out in support of Mick Hedberg's campaign in a statement Sunday. "The issues facing...

Bill to block Fairview takeover

Published April 8, 2013

Amid growing discussion of a potential merger, two House Democrats unveiled legislation on Monday that would prevent any non-Minnesota-based entity from taking control or ownership of Fairview Health Services. Representatives...

GAPSA presidential candidates debate

Published April 4, 2013

Three candidates participated in a Graduate and Professional Student Assembly presidential debate Wednesday night, but each of them backed the same platform. Two of the three candidates — all current...

Finance and applied economics junior Adam Motzko speaks on his goals for if he is elected Minnesota Student Association President on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Coffman Union.

MSA presidential candidates debate

Published April 4, 2013

About 50 students crowded into  Coffman Union’s President’s Room  on Tuesday night. While there, they heard four Minnesota Student Association presidential candidates discuss what...

Inside of Northrop Auditorium, which is currently under construction.

Post-renovation, Northrop may have limited programming

Published April 1, 2013

  A large crane now sits where the stage used to be inside Northrop Auditorium. There are no seats, and construction materials litter its four floors. “Every time I come in here it’s a...

Grad students raise issues with fees

Published March 27, 2013

  Some University of Minnesota graduate and professional students say increasing fees are creating a financial burden. To begin discussion on the fees — which are higher for international students...

Supreme Court takes on another affirmative action case

Published March 26, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a case regarding the constitutionality of Michigan's ban on the use of racial or ethnic preferences in admissions to public colleges, the Chronicle...

Student fees committee releases final opinions

Published March 26, 2013

Despite protests from several groups, the Student Services Fees Committee didn’t recommend full funding for many salary and officer stipend requests, saying the use of student services fees was not...

10 years in, study scandal lives on

Published March 14, 2013

The University of Minnesota’s top lawyer and a prominent professor are going head-to-head as part of an ongoing dispute over a clinical drug trial that happened a decade ago. Bioethics professor...

LRT construction will close roads over spring break

Published March 12, 2013

  As Central Corridor light rail construction continues, there will be closures on roads near the University of Minnesota campus next week.   Portions of West Bank and Stadium Village roads will...

Medical amnesty gets a look

Published March 12, 2013

A bill that would provide legal immunity for underage drinkers seeking medical care will be heard in two legislative committees Tuesday. The medical amnesty measure would legally protect underage drinkers...

Open content discussion starts in Legislature

Published March 6, 2013

  Widespread use of free online textbooks may soon become a reality for Minnesota students. A bill calling for an “open educational resource council,” made up of faculty from various public...

Students: fund mental health fully

Published March 4, 2013

  University of Minnesota students protested Boynton Health Service’s underfunded student services fees request for more mental health resources at a public hearing Thursday. Several students...

Initial recs: largest fee hike in recent years

Published February 26, 2013

  If the initial student service fees committee recommendations stick, University of Minnesota students could see one of the largest year-over-year fees increases in recent years in 2013-14. Each...

Medical amnesty bills introduced in Minn. Legislature

Published February 26, 2013

Medical amnesty legislation was introduced in the state Legislature on Monday. The proposed bills would provide legal protection from charges relating to underage possession or consumption of alcohol for...

China denies hacking allegations

Published February 20, 2013

Chinese officials denied any involvement with a series of U.S. hacking attacks, news sources report. Recently, a Virginia-based security company, Mandiant, filed a report accusing the People's Liberation...

Mental health clinic to expand

Published February 20, 2013

To account for increased demand for mental health services, Boynton Health Service is requesting more than $380,000 in increased funding from the University of Minnesota Student Services Fees Committee. The...

MSA to increase budget transparency

Published February 20, 2013

The Minnesota Student Association on Tuesday passed a bylaw to increase budget transparency after requesting increased student services fees. The bylaw, which passed unanimously and without debate, states...

Grad students mischarged for health insurance

Published February 18, 2013

Mike Rowe almost threw away his insurance card when he received a new one from a different provider in the mail last month. Upon realizing that the card — along with a $950 fee charged to his student...

Surfing Minnesotans brave the cold

Published February 14, 2013

Sledding or building snowmen may be the most popular forms of recreation for Minnesotans after a winter storm. But some took advantage of the weather with a different activity uncommon for a landlocked...

University supporters congregate in the Capitol rotunda on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in St. Paul.

Students rally at Capitol

Published February 11, 2013

More than 200 University of Minnesota students crowded the state Capitol rotunda Thursday to demand higher education support from state legislators. Issues like a proposed tuition freeze, medical amnesty...

Friedman, Academic Health Center vice president, to step down

Published February 11, 2013

  Aaron Friedman will step down as vice president for health sciences and dean of the University of Minnesota’s Medical School at the end of 2013, University President Eric Kaler announced in...

U students lobby for higher ed support

Published February 7, 2013

University of Minnesota students filled the state Capitol rotunda on Thursday to rally for higher education support from state legislators. Students from all University campuses joined together for Support...

Minnesota Student Association resolves tax situation

Published February 6, 2013

  After failing to fulfill federal tax obligations for two years, the Minnesota Student Association has received an abatement for non-compliance fines. The student association didn’t file its...

Minnesota Student Association to push for charging stations

Published February 6, 2013

  The Minnesota Student Association will push for installation of cellphone charging stations in high-traffic areas on the University of Minnesota campus. If budget allocations are passed at the next...

MSA to push for campus cell phone charging stations

Published February 5, 2013

The Minnesota Student Association will discuss installing cell phone charging stations on campus at its forum on Tuesday night. The student association will present a budget request for installing cell...

Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Robert McMasters, second from left, responds to questions about the fiscal cliff and its effect on the University during a panel discussion Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Coffman Union.

Federal debt could affect U, students

Published February 5, 2013

Josh Nelson attends the University of Minnesota full time. He also works 50 to 60 hours each week, in hopes of graduating with less than $15,000 in debt. But doing so could soon become harder. In light...

Tuition gap at U second lowest in Big Ten

Published January 28, 2013

  Amid growing controversy, the University of Minnesota will raise non-resident tuition rates next fall, widening the relatively small difference between resident and non-resident tuition rates. Critics...

GAPSA passes grant process revisions

Published January 24, 2013

The University of Minnesota Graduate and Professional Student Assembly passed a resolution to change its grants process Wednesday night. Currently, GAPSA awards various grants for academic initiative,...

MSA to push tuition freeze, amnesty

Published January 23, 2013

The Minnesota Student Association will push for a tuition freeze and medical amnesty in the 2013 state legislative session. At MSA’s Tuesday forum, leaders announced which issues they would advocate...