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President Joan Gabel fields questions in her office in Morrill Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Gabel discusses salary for incoming provost

December 29, 2019

President Joan Gabel discussed the salary for incoming Provost Rachel Croson, the ongoing effort to create procedures around renaming and a potential budget request to the Legislature in her final sit...

The Board of Regents convene for their December meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Renaming, real estate and research on the books at year’s last regents meeting

December 13, 2019

In their final meeting of the decade, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents focused on a new real estate plan, a record year for research funding and continued a discussion about how to approach...

Morgan La Casse

Attempted robbery in Dinkytown is second safety alert of the day

December 13, 2019

Three robbers attempted to steal a person's phone just before 3 p.m. on Friday in Dinkytown, according to a SAFE-U alert sent to students — the second alert of the day.  The suspects are only described...

The Board of Regents convene for their October 2019 meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Regents formally approve Rachel Croson as next UMN provost

December 13, 2019

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved a more than half-million dollar contract officially installing Rachel Croson as the next executive vice president and provost. The approval did not...

Two attempted robberies reported on campus over the weekend

December 8, 2019

Two attempted armed robberies were reported on the University of Minnesota campus over the weekend, according to all-campus alerts.  One of the incidents occurred at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday near the...

Morgan La Casse

Attempted robbery reported on UMN campus near Eddy Hall

December 6, 2019

Students are being told to use caution after an attempted robbery on the University of Minnesota campus late Thursday night.  The alert was sent to students just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, saying...

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Gabel postpones search for new human resources head, names interim

December 6, 2019

A monthslong search to find a new head of human resources at the University of Minnesota has failed. In an email to the University community Thursday, President Joan Gabel postponed the search that started...

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs as seen on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Disciplined Humphrey professor still “performing faculty duties”

December 5, 2019

A disciplined Humphrey School of Public Affairs professor will not teach classes for the rest of the academic year.  The Minnesota Daily reported in October that, according to his faculty mentor Ragui...

Sarah Mai

Felons 2.5 times more likely to be denied to college, according to UMN research

December 5, 2019

Research from the University of Minnesota shows having a low-level felony conviction adds a significant barrier to accessing a higher education. The study, published in October, found applicants with a...

Morgan La Casse

Next provost Rachel Croson values multifaceted approach to leadership

December 1, 2019

Rachel Croson liked Star Trek growing up, but while most of her friends were in love with Captain Kirk, she was drawn to Mr. Spock. His logical and analytics-based approach appealed to her.  Economics...

Courtesy of Seth Moore, Director of Biology and Environment for the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa.

Crowdfunded research works to protect Minnesota’s moose from brainworm

November 27, 2019

Minnesota is one of the few states that have moose, and researchers are trying to ensure the population stays stable. A partnership between the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the University...

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Gabel talks UMN’s role in dealing with climate change and reconciling with University history

November 21, 2019

President Joan Gabel spoke about reckoning with the University of Minnesota’s past, the school's role in combating climate change and what Rachel Croson, the next provost, will bring to the University,...

Illustration by Sarah Mai

Anti-Semitic graffiti at UMN indicates larger problem

November 18, 2019

Last month, several swastikas and the phrase “white power” were graffitied in a bathroom stall at the University of Minnesota Law School. Law School Dean Garry Jenkins was quick to condemn the vandalism...

Professor John S. Wright, center, speaks during the Luminaries Lecture Series in Africana Studies at Northrop Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Lecture illustrates University’s ties to slavery

November 18, 2019

The University of Minnesota has ties to slavery, even owing money to one of the largest slaveholders in South Carolina when the Civil War broke out. Last Thursday, Christopher Lehman, chair of the Department...

Head coach P.J. Fleck observes the game at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Gophers defeated Penn State 31-26 to bring their record to 9-0. A first since 1904.

It’s official: Fleck signed through 2026 season

November 14, 2019

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents unanimously approved a contract extension signed by football head coach P.J. Fleck in a rather empty special board meeting Thursday. The deal, signed by Fleck...

Rachel Croson, a candidate for the University of Minnesota's provost position, spoke at a public forum on Oct. 7.

Rachel Croson hired as next University of Minnesota provost

November 14, 2019

Rachel Croson will be the next executive vice president and provost at the University of Minnesota, pending Board of Regents approval. In a systemwide email on Wednesday, President Joan Gabel heralded...

Morgan La Casse

Midnight robbery reported near UMN campus

November 9, 2019

Minneapolis police are telling residents to be aware and avoid suspects — four to five men, one wearing a mask — after a midnight robbery in Dinkytown, according to an all-campus safety alert.  Shortly...

Faculty Consultative Committee Chair Amy Pittenger poses for a portrait outside of Coffman Union on Friday, Nov. 2.

For Amy Pittenger, it all comes back to students

November 7, 2019

As Faculty Consultative Committee chair, nearly every big decision at the University of Minnesota seems to have Amy Pittenger’s involvement.  Pittenger, in her 15th year as a professor in the College...

Morrill Hall as seen on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Improving campus climate starts in the classroom, committee says

November 4, 2019

Students of color report having a lower sense of belonging at the University of Minnesota when compared to their white peers.  President Joan Gabel’s response: “We have work to do.” But efforts...

The University's Board of Regents meets on Friday, June 14, 2019 at McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis. The meeting covered topics including policy revisions, Board of Regents operations, and University tuition. Four new regents were also sworn in at the meeting.

UMN Regents look to update internal conduct policies

October 31, 2019

University of Minnesota regents are looking to refresh board policies governing themselves.   In a robust conversation at the October meeting, regents discussed what changes, if any, they feel are...

Hailee Schievelbein

This year’s freshman class sees record diversity, a female majority, and lots of Minnesotans

October 27, 2019

The 2019 freshman class is the largest in 50 years and has the most Minnesota residents in 30 years.  The majority of the students are female, and the class has the highest percentage of students...

The Murphy Warehouse Company, a property recently donated to the University, as seen on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Regents shelve sale of warehouse property

October 20, 2019

In December 2015, the University of Minnesota purchased about 22 acres of land across the railroad tracks, just northeast of campus. At the time it was called a “very strategic acquisition” by regents,...

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs as seen on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Disciplined Humphrey professor resigns, according to faculty mentor

October 17, 2019

Editors note: there has been an update to this story. James Ron is currently a University employee and performing faculty duties.  James Ron, a tenured professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs,...

President Joan Gabel fields questions in her office in Morrill Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Gabel on campus climate: ‘We have work to do’

October 17, 2019

President Joan Gabel discussed hiring the next provost, campus climate and the undefeated Gopher football team in a sit-down with the Minnesota Daily this week.   [The Gopher football team has] not...

Hailee Schievelbein

Report: UMN should bolster public record production unit, training

October 13, 2019

The University of Minnesota could be better at producing public records when requested and has outlined ways to improve how it turns over records to the public, a new report says. The Data Practices Review...

Illustrated by Abby Adamski

Similar to other schools, students of color report lower sense of belonging at UMN

October 11, 2019

University of Minnesota officials presented statistics about campus climate, adding numbers to a continued discussion from a Board of Regents retreat in July.  The takeaway: The University is not...

Representative Steven Sviggum listens to an address during the September Board of Regents meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, Sep. 13.

Gabel updates regents on work to fulfill renaming charge

October 11, 2019

Real estate, food service, procedures for renaming and campus climate were among the topics explored by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents during its October meeting. The board took several actions...

Sarah Mai

Disciplined professor set to lead lone human rights capstone course

October 6, 2019

A professor disciplined for alleged sexual harassment by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is slated to be the sole instructor teaching the only human rights capstone class next spring, leading some...

Final UMN provost candidate introduced

October 6, 2019

Carol Fierke, the current provost at Texas A&M University, is the final candidate to be the next executive vice president and provost at the University of Minnesota.  Fierke has a local connection,...

Provost Karen Hanson addresses the opening of the

These are the four candidates in the running to be UMN’s next provost

October 6, 2019

All four candidates for the University of Minnesota's provost position have been announced. Two of the candidates have already spoken at public forums, and the remaining candidates will participate in...

Provost Karen Hanson addresses the opening of the

Third provost candidate unveiled

October 6, 2019

Rachel Croson, a current dean at Michigan State University, is the third of four candidates to fill the role of the University of Minnesota’s executive vice president and provost. With a degree from...

Hailee Schievelbein

Renaming to resurface at next regents meeting

October 3, 2019

In a meeting last April, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents voted against renaming four buildings on campus, ending a campaign endorsed by then-President Eric Kaler to visibly reckon with...

Provost Karen Hanson addresses the opening of the

There are four candidates to be the next provost at UMN. Here’s how they were chosen.

October 2, 2019

The second of four candidates to be the next University of Minnesota provost was released Tuesday, the result of a monthslong search process to find the next chief academic officer for the system. The...

Illustrated by Morgan La Casse

Student portal revamp aims to better inform students about their finances

September 29, 2019

Miranda Soppeland started her education at a private college in California before she transferred to the University of Minnesota to study anthropology. She now has about $140,000 in student loans and it...

Hailee Schievelbein

Following the return of two disciplined professors, students advocate for policy changes

September 26, 2019

This is part two of a two part story. Some students are demanding policy changes at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs following the return this fall of two tenured professors...

Antonio Tillis speaks at a public forum on Tuesday, Sept. 24. 

First provost candidate makes his case

September 25, 2019

Antonio Tillis, the first of four candidates vying to be the next University of Minnesota provost, talked of the importance of shared governance and diversity at a public forum on campus Tuesday. The current...

Antonio Tillis speaks at a public forum on Tuesday, Sept. 24. 

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September 25, 2019

Antonio Tillis speaks at a public forum on Tuesday, Sept. 24. 

Provost Karen Hanson addresses the opening of the

University unveils first provost candidate

September 23, 2019

 Antonio Dwayne Tillis, current dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston, is the first of four candidates vying for the job as the University of Minnesota’s...

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Gabel announces public forums with potential provosts

September 17, 2019

The University of Minnesota has four candidates to be the next executive vice president and provost. The candidates, yet to be named, will participate in public forums on campus in the coming weeks kicking...

Nora Radtke poses for a portrait outside of Walter F. Mondale Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 10. 

‘It’s mine too’

September 16, 2019

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Gabel hopes inauguration is less pageant, more party

September 15, 2019

Joan Gabel will be inaugurated as the first female president of the University of Minnesota Friday after a week of events, culminating with a live streamed ceremony and speech on the steps of Northrop...

Representative Steven Sviggum listens to an address during the September Board of Regents meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, Sep. 13.

First regents meeting briefly interrupted by union protest

September 13, 2019

 The University of Minnesota Board of Regents wrapped up its first meeting of the academic year Friday after beginning its final session with an unexpected guest — a brief protest from a campus...

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Gabel discusses first day of school, diversity and the next steps of renaming conversation

September 9, 2019

In her first monthly sit down with the Minnesota Daily, President Joan Gabel discussed promoting diversity, student mental health and the next steps in the process of reckoning with the University's history....

Sarah Mai

Rare disease council hopes to ensure families are not an ‘afterthought’

September 9, 2019

In 2008, Erica Barnes welcomed a new member of the family. Fourteen months into her daughter Chloe’s life, Barnes started to notice she had some neurological abnormalities. She was reassured by the pediatrician...

The board of regents listens to President Gabel speak at the regents retreat on Friday, July 12 in Faribault.

UMN regents outline year’s priorities

September 1, 2019

As students flood back to campus, University of Minnesota regents are preparing to dive into Joan Gabel’s first semester as president by outlining several priorities for the year. Baked into nearly all...

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel poses for a photo with City Council President Lisa Bender and City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins at City Hall on Wednesday, July 24.

UMN president visits Minneapolis City Council

July 24, 2019

In a first of its kind visit for a University of Minnesota president, Joan Gabel met with the Minneapolis City Council on Wednesday.  The stop at City Hall is another milestone for Gabel, who earlier...

Illustrated by Morgan La Casse

Making higher ed great again: Trump seeks workforce-geared education

July 24, 2019

As some Democratic presidential primary candidates are prescribing drastic higher education policy ideas, President Donald Trump sees pushing a workforce-oriented education system as the best way to “Keep...

University President Joan Gabel listens to Vice Chair Steven Sviggum at Gabel's first regents retreat on Friday, July 12 in Faribault.

What kind of ‘research powerhouse’ should UMN be?

July 24, 2019

At the regents retreat earlier this month, members of the Board of Regents and President Joan Gabel discussed the University of Minnesota’s research goals as a pillar that will ultimately go into the...

Illustrated by Morgan La Casse

Ska-U-Mah: UMN creates new reggae institute

July 17, 2019

The University of Minnesota’s School of Music held the nation’s first International Summer Institute for Reggae Studies last month, a significant first step in increasing the overall education and...