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All content by Ellen Schmidt

Rising egg prices hit businesses

July 8, 2015

While the avian flu has forced the cost of eggs to rise, local breakfast joints have yet to increase their prices.    And although the disease is now on the decline, egg costs have risen about...

U Researcher finds that marriage legalization saw lower Medicaid use

July 2, 2015

A University of Minnesota researcher published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reporting the New York Marriage Equality Act leads to lower enrollments in Medicaid for same-sex...

Student plan limits coverage for HIV drug

July 1, 2015

As the population of young people affected by HIV rises at the state level, a preventative drug called Truvada is prescribed increasingly to keep the partners of those infected safe.   The University...

U research furthers options for colorectal treatment and prevention

June 25, 2015

A University of Minnesota study published Wednesday in Genome Medicine identified how gut bacteria lends to tumor growth and formation in colorectal cancer patients. The study analyzed bacteria near tumors...

Ferd Schlapper

Boynton’s top leader leaves his position

June 24, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s Boynton Health Service is replacing its director and chief health officer, Ferdinand Schlapper, for reasons that are currently unclear.    Carl Anderson, Boynton’s...

Defense courses could fight sex assault

June 24, 2015

When orientation leader Christina Jensen goes on stage to perform her part in Pieces of the Puzzle — a presentation for students attending the University of Minnesota’s orientation —...

Focusing on men’s mental health

June 24, 2015

Stigma regarding men and mental health is causing the national rate of men seeking care to decrease, falling behind the rate of women across the country and at the University of Minnesota.   A study...

U researchers find that World Health Organization air quality guidelines work

June 18, 2015

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and other institutions found that by following the World Health Organizations guidelines for air quality, two million annual deaths could be avoided.   By...

U hospital to add Ebola resources

June 17, 2015

A federal grant will help equip the University of Minnesota Medical Center on West Bank with the necessary accommodations to treat up to four patients with highly infectious diseases like Ebola, the Minnesota...

A tanning bed sits available for residents to use at FloCo Fusion Apartments on Monday, June 15. Many luxury apartments near the U offer tanning as a free amenity for their residents despite CDC studies that report an increase in Melanoma cases in recent years.

Indoor tanning, melanoma on the rise

June 17, 2015

At least 10 apartment complexes surrounding the University of Minnesota campus offer free tanning to their residents, a common housing feature at nearly half the country’s 125 top colleges.    The...

No medical cannabis requests at Boynton

June 17, 2015

While more than two-thirds of physicians across the state are choosing not to certify patients to register for the state’s medical cannabis program, some University of Minnesota doctors are hoping...

Two robbed in Prospect Park

June 12, 2015

Two people were robbed early Friday morning in Prospect Park near the intersection of 26th and University Avenues Southeast, according to a crime alert sent to University of Minnesota students, staff and...

Camera traps in Serengeti provide wild animal classifications, public learning opportunities

June 10, 2015

A University of Minnesota study turned citizen science revolution, Snapshot Serengeti, developed into a database that aids in wild animal classification.   The project, headed by lead researcher Chris...

U study recommends earlier HIV treatment

June 10, 2015

A University of Minnesota-led HIV study could change the way world health leaders treat the disease by instructing them to do so sooner.   Though researchers planned to continue the study for at...

New study using new definition of Alcohol Use Disorder shows that number affected has increased

June 3, 2015

A new government study revealed today that 14 percent of US adults are affected by Alcohol Use Disorder. AUD is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, a universally...

MNsure seeks to increase college enrollment numbers

June 3, 2015

Whether out of convenience or budget restrictions, college-age residents are choosing to stay on parent or school-sponsored insurance plans rather than opting in to MNsure.   Only about 7 percent...

New health plan adds gender identity disorder

June 3, 2015

The University of Minnesota Student Health Benefit Plan is adding benefits for students with gender identity disorder.   School officials are removing a limit on the types of benefits offered to students...

New rules increase protections for Minnesota waterways

May 27, 2015

The Obama administration closed a loophole in the Clean Water Act today, which restored federal protections to 51% of Minnesota’s streams. The bill aims to keep the nation’s drinking water...

Justin Hui and fellow University graduate students play soccer at Van Cleve Park in Minneapolis on Monday evening. 14.9 percent of the city's land area is parkland.

Parks make for a fit metro

May 27, 2015

The Minneapolis metro area is the second-fittest city in the nation, according to a report released last week.   The American College of Sports Medicine’s American Fitness Index found that spending...

U names incoming chief of police

May 27, 2015

The search for a new leader of the University of Minnesota’s police department is over, University officials announced Tuesday.   Matthew Clark, who was a member of the Minneapolis Police...

U selects new police chief

May 26, 2015

A new Chief of Police will run the University of Minnesota’s police department, the school announced in a press release Tuesday. Matthew Clark has been a member of the Minneapolis Police Department...

Student robbed near Washington Avenue

May 26, 2015

A University of Minnesota student was robbed at 11:30 p.m. Monday night near Stadium Village, according to a crime alert sent by UMPD chief Greg Hestness. The incident occurred at the intersection of Walnut...

Shoplifting on the rise in Dinkytown

May 7, 2015

Dinkytown Wine and Spirits owner Irv Hershkovitz was dumbfounded when a University of Minnesota student slipped an $8 bottle of liquor down his pants.   “How dumb are you? Why would you do that...

MSA moves forward with internal restructuring

April 29, 2015

The Minnesota Student Association is one step closer to revamping its structure to cater to a wider range of student issues.   The group voted Tuesday evening to expand the number of its...

Fulbright Grants Awarded to nine at the university

April 27, 2015

Last week, the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program awarded grants to seven University of Minnesota seniors from and two recent graduates. The grants will pay for all of the recipients living and travel expenses...

Graduate architecture student Ben Kraft works on his thesis project, a tiny house, behind Rapson Hall on Monday. Kraft and his wife intend to live in the 221-square-foot home when he graduates in the spring.

Tiny house, wide impact

April 21, 2015

Behind Rapson Hall on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank, architecture master’s student Ben Kraft spends 14 hours a day building a miniature home for him and his wife.   Kraft’s...

Report puts college-bank relationships under fire

April 15, 2015

College and university partnerships with financial institutions are convenient for students to bank on campus, but there’s growing concern that they may not have students’ best interests in...

Some ignore University smoking ban

April 8, 2015

Though the University of Minnesota grounds have been tobacco-free since last summer, some smokers continue to light up at their favorite on-campus spots. The University promoted social enforcement when...

Experts worry about Palcohol

April 1, 2015

Some state legislators and health experts are worried about how powdered alcohol could affect young people if the substance is allowed in Minnesota.   Earlier this month, the federal government approved...

Lizzo performs at Rock the Garden on June 21, 2014. Lizzo will be a part of this year's Spring Jam line-up, along with YG, Travis Porter, Kiesza and Betty Who.

Spring Jam shortens its schedule

March 24, 2015

For the first time, Spring Jam will be a one-day mini music festival, with daylong performances, carnival rides and food trucks. Rapper YG will headline the main event on April 25 after opening performances...

Gopher Chauffeur routes will not expand

March 12, 2015

After waiting a year for a response from the University of Minnesota, student leaders’ requests for expanded Gopher Chauffeur routes were denied. The Minnesota Student Association contacted University...