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Mariana Shuck sits in the livingroom of her Burnsville home, March 8. A collage of their family made my Anarae hangs above her head along with other family photos.

The aftermath

April 9, 2014

Anarae Schunk’s room hasn’t changed. Clothes hang in her closet, a pair of her shoes sits neatly near the door and books line her shelves — “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Life...

U associate professor arrested

March 8, 2014

FBI Special Agents arrested a University of Minnesota faculty member Friday following accusations of child exploitation, KSTP reported. An arrest warrant was issued out of Louisiana for Woody Dale Branton,...

U student found near Stone Arch Bridge was intoxicated, officials say

February 28, 2014

A combination of hypothermia and acute alcohol intoxication contributed to the death of a University of Minnesota freshman whose body was found near the Mississippi River in December, WCCO reported Thursday. According...

U student victim of criminal sexual conduct

January 24, 2014

A man inappropriately touched a University of Minnesota student Thursday afternoon as she was walking near the intersection of Essex Street and Huron Boulevard, University police said. According to a crime...

Body found in Chicago River presumed to be that of missing student

January 14, 2014

A body found in the Chicago River Wednesday afternoon is apparently that of University of Minnesota senior Lauren Li, who fell in the river trying to rescue a friend early Monday. Li was visiting Chicago...

New CLA dean announced

January 8, 2014

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday that John Coleman is set to become the next College of Liberal Arts dean, pending Board of Regents approval. The appointment of Coleman, who has served as...

Firefighters continue to hose down Minneapolis apartments and a grocery store that exploded and caught fire Wednesday morning near Cedar Riverside. A total of 14 people were taken to hospitals, 6 in critical condition. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Explosion, fire in Cedar-Riverside injure 14

January 1, 2014

An explosion and fire at a Cedar-Riverside building Wednesday morning injured 14 people, 6 critically. The building, located at 516 Cedar Ave., is owned by Garad Nor of Wadani Properties LLC and houses...

UMD student stable after night in freezing temps

December 11, 2013

It's still unclear how a young woman ended up unconscious on her neighbor's porch in Duluth, Minn. Friday night, spending more than nine hours in temperatures that dropped to 17 below zero. University...

U student victim of attempted kidnapping

November 27, 2013

A University of Minnesota student was the victim of an attempted kidnapping early Wednesday, according to University police. The victim was walking near the intersection of University Avenue Southeast...

University Village evacuated for two hours after CO leak

November 25, 2013

A carbon monoxide leak forced University Village residents out of the apartment building for about two hours Friday night. Officials let residents back in shortly after 10 p.m. Minneapolis Fire Battalion...

Halloween robberies add to increasing list

November 1, 2013

A string of robberies Thursday night added to a growing list of similar incidents near the University of Minnesota campus. Just before midnight Thursday, a suspect approached two victims – one a...

Here we are in the 90s

September 17, 2013

  The fashion world is a time warp. Trends go in and out of style faster than you can say “jeggings,” things we laughed at in our parents’ old photographs have wiggled their way...

University Regent Laura Brod could pursue legal action for online photo

July 31, 2013

University of Minnesota Board of Regents member and former state legislator Laura Brod said in a statement last week that she is pursuing legal action after a private photograph of her — which she...

U students leave Egypt amid unrest

July 10, 2013

University of Minnesota graduate students on a summer internship in Egypt decided to leave the country last week, amid escalating violence and unrest. The four Humphrey School of Public Affairs students...

New Vice Provost for Student Affairs announced

May 17, 2013

The University of Minnesota’s new vice provost for student affairs and dean of students was announced Friday, following a five-month search. Danita Brown, who has worked as Purdue University’s...

Normandale students Mohamed Hassan and Quadsia Anjum work on a chemistry lab on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Normandale Community College in Bloomington. Hassan is one of many students that are interested in transferring to the University of Minnesota, although retention in the admissions process could make that transfer more difficult.

As standards skyrocket, so do barriers

April 25, 2013

Two decades ago, only 15 percent of University of Minnesota students graduated in four years. It was a problem the Board of Regents asked administrators to tackle in the years that followed. In the early...

A university facility management worker guards the door of a first floor men's bathroom of Nicholson Hall while a crew cleans the a written threat from a stall wall inside Friday, April 12, 2013.

Nicholson Hall evacuated after bomb threat

April 15, 2013

Nicholson Hall on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank was evacuated at about 11 a.m. on Friday after a bomb threat was discovered earlier in the day. University police called the all-clear a...

UMAA board names new president and CEO

April 11, 2013

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association’s Board of Directors has named a new president and CEO. Lisa Lewis, who is currently serving a similar role at the University of Connecticut, will start...

Both Fairview merger proposals axed

April 11, 2013

Amid controversy and concern from all sides, proposals from both Sanford Health and the University of Minnesota to merge with Fairview Health Services were nixed Wednesday. The proposal from South Dakota-based...

University: study consent forms not falsified

March 25, 2013

  After a request for an investigation into research misconduct in a University of Minnesota clinical drug trial, University officials said they investigated and found the concerns are baseless. After...

FBI raids room in Middlebrook

March 11, 2013

Minneapolis FBI agents searched a student’s dorm room in the University of Minnesota’s Middlebrook Hall early Wednesday morning. University spokesman Matt Hodson said the agents had a search...

GLBTA office reflects on 20 years

February 18, 2013

In November, Minnesota became the only state in the nation to reject a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage; now, after remarks from Gov. Mark Dayton in last week’s State of the State...

Freshman Emily Simmons gazes at James Rosenquist's

In a crunch, turning to art

February 11, 2013

On a quiet Monday evening in October 2007, police in Lynchburg, Va., surrounded the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. The president of the college strode into the museum with art handlers, an attorney...

Search begins for new Vice Provost for Student Affairs

December 11, 2012

University of Minnesota administrators announced today that a committee will begin a national search for the next Vice Provost for Student Affairs and dean of students. Jerry Rinehart, who has held the...

U for sale: branding in higher ed

December 10, 2012

Minnesota’s largest advertising agency sits in the Ford Center in downtown Minneapolis. Where Model Ts were once lowered from the ceiling and assembled piece-by-piece, advertising professionals now...

Money woes impact academics

December 5, 2012

In the wake of the economic recession and amid rising tuition costs, college students nationwide are experiencing financial stress — and it’s impacting their academic work. The 2012 National...

U to assess undergrad programs

December 3, 2012

Top research universities have traditionally been measured by the quality of their graduate programs. But recently the focus has shifted toward undergraduate education. Administrators at the University...

Violence abroad hits home

November 28, 2012

Every morning, Ahmed Musallam wakes up and checks Palestinian news sources to see if the list of casualties in his native Gaza includes any family or friends. As the only member of his family living outside...

Interior design freshman Cody Johnson works on papers Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Coffman Union.

Over break, all’s quiet on the East Bank

November 26, 2012

On Friday, the University of Minnesota campus was silent. Locked buildings full of empty classrooms were dark, and passersby were few and far between, bundled and walking quickly to escape the cold. Only...

U committee tackles grad student academic freedom

November 21, 2012

The University of Minnesota has been involved in a number of academic freedom cases in recent years, leading it to establish guidelines on how the protection applies to faculty. But for graduate students,...

Michael Powers works to grow tissue for opiate receptor research Monday afternoon in Weaver-Densford Hall. Powers has started to more seriously consider his plans for retirement as grant funding for his current project winds down over the next few years.

U course helps retirees transition

November 20, 2012

In four years, Michael Powers will reach the University of Minnesota’s Rule of 90 — when his age plus the number of years he’s worked at the University equal 90. The rule allows University...

Second-year orchestral conducting doctoral candidate Sergey Bogza conducts the University Symphony Orchestra in playing Tchaikovsky's

Lockouts a ‘big loss’ for U students

November 12, 2012

Sergey Bogza came to Minneapolis for two reasons: the University of Minnesota’s School of Music and the reputation of the area’s orchestras. Growing up in Portland, Ore., Bogza — a second-year...

U making second try for diversity VP

November 5, 2012

After a months-long search and a two-year vacancy, the University of Minnesota is one step closer to choosing a new vice president for equity and diversity. Last week the two finalists for the position...

In revamp, thinking about diversity

November 1, 2012

The plan to restructure the University of Minnesota Graduate School is intended to streamline processes and cut costs, but some are worried that amid the changes, the University’s attention to diversity...

U stays silent in affirmative action case

October 30, 2012

Though the U.S. Supreme Court isn’t expected to decide Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin  until July, individuals and institutions across the U.S. have taken public stances to support...

Kaler names new VP of research

October 29, 2012

A University of Texas administrator will be the next head of the University of Minnesota’s research efforts and funding. Brian Herman will begin the job Jan. 1, pending regents’ approval. He...

New VP for research announced

October 25, 2012

The University of Minnesota announced its new vice president for research Thursday, following a five-month search. Dr. Brian Herman, a professor and administrator at the University of Texas, will begin...

Design thinking re-envisions higher education

October 23, 2012

Groups of students, faculty members and community leaders sat at tables and discussed their options, working on designs with materials like pipe cleaners, duct tape and clay. Their challenge? To re-design...

University of Minnesota Senate pushes for voter ID education

October 22, 2012

The University of Minnesota Senate suspended its rules to pass a resolution encouraging education on the voter ID amendment before the Nov. 6 election. The resolution was written by members of the Senate’s...

Students borrowers now average over $26,000 in debt, study finds

October 18, 2012

Of students who graduated from college in 2011, 66 percent graduated with student loan debt and averaged a total of $26,600, according to a recent report by the Institute for College Access and Success. Average...

U cuts state reg. for controlled substance research

October 17, 2012

University of Minnesota researchers who work with controlled substances now face one less obstacle in the process. After 13 years without an incident of substance diversion — a theft from a research...

Law students, profs debate required pro bono work

October 16, 2012

Paula Polasky went to law school because she wanted to make a difference. Now in her third year at the University of Minnesota Law School, she’s done extensive legal volunteer work, including a weeklong...

Tibetan leader visits U

October 15, 2012

Zhen Wang is a strong believer in the power of dialogue to make lasting change. So, when she discovered Tibetan political leader Dr. Lobsang Sangay would be at the University of Minnesota for an open discussion...

Donations to the U increase for third year

October 15, 2012

Donations to the University of Minnesota increased 10 percent this year to a total of $244 million. The donations, in the form of outright gifts and future commitments, came from more than 78,000 donors...

Al-Shabab witness probed

October 15, 2012

A former al-Shabab member testified Thursday that he lied to the FBI and a federal judge about his involvement with the terrorist group. Kamal Said Hassan, 27, is a witness for the U.S. government in its...

Tibet’s political leader to visit U

October 11, 2012

Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Tibet's prime minister, will arrive at the University of Minnesota Law School Friday, his first visit to Minnesota since coming to power. Sangay's visit comes in the wake of...

U administration to review pay gap

October 3, 2012

The University of Minnesota administration plans to analyze 2012 salary data for gender disparities this fall, which may lead to new review methods in the spring. The analysis, to be conducted by the University’s...

Research vice president finalists announced

October 3, 2012

A University of Minnesota search committee announced three finalists for the University’s vice president for research position Wednesday. The finalists are Mark M. Banaszak Holl of the University...

Black faculty, staff look to reboot association

October 1, 2012

People of color at the University of Minnesota can feel isolated on a campus where faculty, staff and students are primarily white. In an effort to change this, Alysia Lajune, assistant department director...

Robert Jones: Grammy winner, VP, president

September 27, 2012

When Robert Jones took an assistant professorship at the University of Minnesota in 1977, he planned to stay for five years, or possibly until he got tenure. Thirty-four years later, the University’s...