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All content by Emily Mongan

Kaler talks budget, football and Chick-fil-A

Published September 25, 2012

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler last week to discuss his recent budget proposal to the Board of Regents, the upcoming departure of two senior administrators...

Congressional District 2 candidate Mike Obermueller speaks to members of United Transportation Union Local 650  Wednesday evening in South St. Paul, Minn. Obermueller, a Democrat, is running against Republican incumbent John Kline.

Redistricting makes for hot race in district 2

Published September 20, 2012

Greg Sakowski’s hometown of Eagan, Minn., sits in what he calls the “awkward middle spot.” “We’re just far enough away from the city that you can forget about the city, and...

Applications open for 2013 regents positions

Published September 13, 2012

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents is looking to fill four vacancies in 2013. The Regent Candidate Advisory Council is now accepting applications for the four positions — one to...

Experts discuss role of women in 2012 election

Published September 12, 2012

Is 2012 the year of the woman? With record numbers of females running for Congress and debate on women’s health issues filling headlines, the media are proclaiming it “the year of the woman.”...

Experts debate if 2012 is the year for women

Published September 11, 2012

Various newspapers and media pundits have declared 2012 “the Year of the Woman.” With female politicians running in record numbers in congressional elections across the country, and women’s...

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Jerry Rinehart recently announced he will retire from his position in April. Rinehart has led the Office of Student Affairs since 2003.

VP of student life to retire

Published September 6, 2012

After 35 years of serving the University of Minnesota community, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and dean of students Jerry Rinehart will retire early next year. Rinehart announced last week he will step...

U plans for $84M tech makeover

Published September 5, 2012

The University of Minnesota’s Enterprise System software is due for a much-needed makeover, and last week the school signed a contract for the $84 million project. In July, the Board of Regents approved...

CFANS sees shift in student demographics

Published May 1, 2012

  Emilie Lane graduated from her Lakeville, Minn., high school with the intention of becoming a doctor. Growing up in the suburbs, she didn’t have much exposure to agriculture outside of participating...

Project studies city households’ impact on environment

Published April 25, 2012

In heavily populated areas, like the Twin Cities, the habits of individual families and households can impact the environment. A project run by the University of Minnesota is studying how much household...

TEDxUMN conference gets to the “Heart of Discovery”

Published April 23, 2012

  A diverse group of students, faculty and members of the public gathered early Saturday morning at Coffman Union for the University’s first-ever TEDxUMN conference. TEDxUMN is an independently...

Dept. of Public Safety cracks down on distracted driving

Published April 19, 2012

  The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is ramping up patrols from 400 law enforcement agencies Thursday in an effort to curb distracted driving. The effort is part of a larger campaign to educate...

TV Personality Dick Clark dies of heart attack at age 82

Published April 18, 2012

Dick Clark, the American TV personality known for hosting "American Bandstand" and the yearly "Rockin Eve" New Year's Eve special, passed away Wednesday at the age of 82 from a...

Student group to return to Tanzania

Published April 18, 2012

   A group of nine students from the University of Minnesota’s Biology Without Borders  will travel to Tanzania this May for service and volunteering projects in the impoverished town...

U identifies state’s important plants

Published April 11, 2012

  The University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum is asking the public to decide the top-10 plants that have had an impact on Minnesota. Members of the public — especially students —...

First Great Reuse Race kicks off

Published April 9, 2012

  The Great Reuse Race scavenger hunt will kick off its first running in the Twin Cities on Monday. The race, hosted by Reuse Alliance Minnesota, is a two-week scavenger hunt in which participants...

J.D., a 12-year-old Jack Russell terrier, chews on a stick in his owner’s St. Paul backyard Tuesday. J.D. used to get seizures, but regular medication and check-ups at the University of Minnesota have reduced his seizures to about one per year.

U research helps predict and control seizures in epileptic dogs

Published April 4, 2012

Research conducted by the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine could help owners of severely epileptic dogs predict, control and more effectively treat their pets’ seizures. The...

Design Intersections conference inspires creative change for Twin Cities

Published March 29, 2012

  Twin Cities students and professionals gathered on campus Thursday to discuss how design thinking could help re-brand the area. “What does creativity and innovation mean to you as a citizen...

U alum addresses warming in Arctic

Published March 27, 2012

  The Arctic serves as a gauge in global warming trends for the rest of the world, prompting researchers to study and speak about the impact of warming on plant and animal species. A lecture by Eric...

Housing major is often overlooked

Published March 21, 2012

With only 26 undergraduates in the program, housing studies is one of the smallest majors in the University of Minnesota’s College of Design. Housing studies focuses on the study of housing policy,...

CBS students, faculty argue for a new facility

Published March 6, 2012

   For more than 70 years, University of Minnesota biology students have been using the diverse ecological backdrop of the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories to aid their studies. But...

Lecture looks at economic costs of obesity epidemic

Published February 27, 2012

  The physical costs of obesity are many — the risk of diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol are increased greatly in obese individuals. This obesity epidemic has economic costs as well....