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Average football attendance falls after 30-year high

Average football attendance falls after 30-year high

December 7, 2016

 Average announced attendance at Gopher football games fell sharply after near-record numbers.Reported numbers show that average turnout was down about 8,500 per game after hitting 52,000 last year...

University of Minnesota's freshman class features upswell in diversity

University of Minnesota’s freshman class features upswell in diversity

November 29, 2016

More students of color and applicants from outside the Upper Midwest helped shape the University of Minnesota’s class of 2020 — the biggest since 1970, according to recently-released freshmen...

The data behind students' courses evaluations has been requested for years, but only recently became publicly available.

See which classes fared best in their course evaluations

November 16, 2016

The data behind students' courses evaluations has been requested for years, but only recently became publicly available. Some of the data is not public under the Minnesota Data Practices Act, but in 2014...

U employees gave overwhelmingly more to Democrat-affiliated groups, candidates

November 9, 2016

Ninety-seven percent of all federal campaign contributions from University of Minnesota faculty went to Democrats or Democrat-affiliated groups this election year. Hillary Clinton received the most...

Wilson Library to get $60 million upgrade

October 27, 2016

A scarcity of space for Wilson Library’s growing catalog could be alleviated by  $60 million in renovations starting next month.A smaller upgrade, including a new space for group work, will begin...

Interactive: What kills Minneapolis residents?

September 13, 2016

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in 22 states, a trend that mirrors numbers in Minneapolis.According to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, cancer was...

Former Gophers wrestling head coach J Robinson would be entering his 30th season of coaching Minnesota, but was fired Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Robinson was originally put on paid administrative leave on June 1.

Report details ‘serious misconduct’ with J Robinson’s handling of team’s drug problem

September 8, 2016

Former University of Minnesota wrestling team head coach J Robinson tried to shield Minnesota wrestlers allegedly involved in a drug ring from punishment, while obstructing investigations of the claims,...

Election turnout on the rise

April 13, 2016

Almost a fifth of University of Minnesota undergraduate students voted in last week’s Minnesota Student Association presidential election — nearly double the turnout of 10 years ago.      ...

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April 4, 2016

By Danylo Loutchko I’ve had a lot of movies on my “To Watch” list for a long time, and over winter break I drove with my family to the mountains in Montana and just watched movies the...

University to remember 9/11 after MSA rejects resolution

November 19, 2015

After the Minnesota Student Association rejected a resolution last week calling for a school-wide moment of silence on Sept. 11, the University of Minnesota said in a press release Wednesday it...

Anderson smoke due to radiator

November 12, 2015

Smoke rose from the University of Minnesota’s Anderson Hall Thursday afternoon after a radiator overheated in the building. The Minneapolis Fire Department responded to the smoke coming from a radiator...

University of Minnesota alum allowed to travel after arrest in Thailand

September 8, 2015

By Katie Bogensberger A former University of Minnesota student who was detained in Thailand has been given permission to leave the country until a Sept. 17 bail renewal hearing, the Star Tribune reported...

U releases final plan to strengthen human research protections

June 9, 2015

The University of Minnesota released its final plan Tuesday to tighten protections for human subjects in research. The plan calls for the creation of an outside review board and stricter requirements for...

The abandoned Bunge grain elevator sits in Southeast Como, where a woman fell to her death while exploring the interior on Saturday. This is not a first  for the the tower, as in 2006 University student Germain Vigieant fell to her death while exploring without a flashlight.

Woman dies after fall in Como grain elevator

June 7, 2015

A woman fell to her death in an abandoned Southeast Como grain elevator late Saturday night, the Minneapolis Fire Department said in a statement Sunday. The woman was trespassing in the Bunge Grain Elevator,...

CSE grows number of females

May 7, 2015

Just over a decade ago, women made up about nine percent of the faculty in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering’s.    But for the next school year, that...

Woman raped in Sanford

May 6, 2015

A University of Minnesota student was sexually assaulted in Sanford Hall early Sunday morning.   The victim was in a hallway outside of her room between 12:45 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. when...

U center will audit cop review processes

May 5, 2015

A University of Minnesota center was selected to audit the panel that reviews complaints against the St. Paul Police Department, Mayor Chris Coleman’s office announced Friday.   The University’s...

University student sexually assaulted in Sanford

May 5, 2015

A University of Minnesota student was sexually assaulted in Sanford Hall between 12:45 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. The victim was in a hallway outside her room when she met two males who walked her back...

University professor Daniel Voytas developed a method of editing plant genes using a technology that is currently at the center of a patent dispute.

DNA tech in a legal battle

April 29, 2015

As the University of Minnesota fights a patent lawsuit of its own, one of the school’s researchers is using a piece of technology that’s the subject of a different legal battle.   Genetics,...

Study highlights city segregation

April 28, 2015

Minneapolis is one of the most segregated cities in the country, new research shows. A study from University of Minnesota researchers suggests the city has more racially concentrated areas of affluence...

In gathering big data, citizens lend a helping hand

April 22, 2015

When scientists reach out to community members to do their work for them, it turns out they can get results on a massive scale.   A University of Minnesota paper published earlier this month showed...

U study reveals more about dark matter

April 20, 2015

Dark matter might not be as obscure as astronomers once thought.   The nebulous substance that makes up more than 85 percent of the universe’s mass may interact with itself, rather than exclusively...

Geography professor John Fraser Hart talks about his history of teaching in his office in the Social Sciences building on Wednesday. Hart, 91, has been teaching at the University for 48 years and plans to retire after this semester.

School braces for aging staff

April 20, 2015

John Fraser Hart has had a lot of fun in his 91 years.      The World War II veteran has traveled the world, taught countless students and despite his retirement this spring, says he’ll...

U website upgrades rolling out

April 9, 2015

An upgrade to the University of MinnesotaâÄôs technology systems will start Friday. Some services, like class registration and financial aid information, wonâÄôt be available to the systemâÄôs...

Two students work for more Native Americans in the sciences

April 7, 2015

Native American students have traditionally had difficulties breaking into science-related fields, like biology and engineering. Two University of Minnesota students, Jake Grossman and Siddharth Iyengar,...

Body recovered from river identified as Houle

April 6, 2015

A body pulled from the Mississippi River was identified Thursday as University of Minnesota student Jennifer Houle.   The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said the 22-year-old died of freshwater...

Body found in river is Jennifer Houle

April 2, 2015

Jennifer Houle, the University of Minnesota student missing since Friday, died south of the 10th Avenue Bridge, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner said in a press release. The 22-year-old business senior...

Body recovered from Mississippi

April 1, 2015

Search crews recovered the body of a young adult female from the Mississippi River near the 10th Avenue Bridge  at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, according to a press release from the Hennepin County...

Police: video footage shows missing U student entering Mississippi

March 30, 2015

Video footage was discovered showing missing University of Minnesota student Jennifer Houle entering the Mississippi River from the 10th Avenue Bridge early Friday morning, police said Monday. Authorities...

New map tool bolsters studies

March 30, 2015

Michelle LaRue always had trouble getting her hands on the proper satellite imagery for her research projects. For studying wildlife populations, the University of Minnesota earth sciences research associate...

Plant pathology master's student Josh Havill shows hop plant varieties in the Plant Growth Facilities on the St. Paul campus Monday morning. Havill said he sees more demand in agriculture companies for employees with technical backgrounds.

Attracting a new student

March 25, 2015

If there’s a field that hasn’t suffered a dip in job openings since the recession, it’s agriculture. As the number of available positions in the field increase, the number of those interested...

Officials, U monitoring bird flu cases

March 23, 2015

Earlier this month, scientists in the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine confirmed the state’s recent bout of avian flu, which has resulted in the death of about 15,000 ...

Obama signs student loan bill of rights

March 12, 2015

President Barack Obama signed the Student Aid Bill of Rights on Tuesday, calling on federal officials to increase borrowers’ access to federal loan information and help them avoid dishonest lenders. The...

Neurolaw could split parties

March 10, 2015

University of Minnesota researchers found officials’ political affiliation can determine their level of support for using neuroscience in criminal sentencing. Republican and Independent political...

New focus put on eclectic field

March 5, 2015

A substance hailed as a “wonder material” could make computers and smartphones run a million times faster in the future. The material — black phosphorus — might offer a better replacement...

Cradle to K Cabinet plan advances

March 2, 2015

A group of University of Minnesota researchers and city officials are working to address developmental and educational disparities among Minneapolis children, and after a year of work, they’re seeking...

Pesticide may harm butterflies, ladybugs

February 25, 2015

Bachman’s floral company’s customers want pollinator-friendly plants, staff say, so the company doesn’t use a common type of insecticide that is harmful to bees.  And a University...

Sophomore Mohamed Khatib works at Adam's Food and Fuel, his family's business, in Roseville on Sunday.  Khatib wants to major in business marketing education and says his experience with the family business will help him in the future.

20s may decide life earnings

February 24, 2015

Mohamed Khatib says he’ll make most of his life’s mistakes in his 20s, just as he enters the job market. And as he gets older, the University of Minnesota marketing sophomore said he hopes...

U researchers jump on social media and science bandwagon

February 18, 2015

Clean lakes get more visitors than dirty ones, says a University of Minnesota study published earlier this month. That’s rather intuitive, said the study’s lead researcher Bonnie Keeler, a...

Heidi  Rehm speaks on genomic variant interpretation at the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment and the Life Sciences at Northrop Auditorium's Best Buy Theater on Thursday.

Precision medicine debate hits University campus

February 16, 2015

Health care professionals nationwide are tangled in a discussion regarding the ethics and regulations of the growing field of precision medicine. Also known as personalized medicine, the field aims to...

Dry winter may mean growing problems

February 12, 2015

Experts say this winter’s lack of snowfall and resulting low levels of moisture could have grim implications for the upcoming growing season. More than 60 percent of the state has two inches or less...

Chemical engineering graduate student Limin Ren displays a form of zeolite in an Amundson Hall laboratory Friday evening. University researchers tested the zeolite's absorption rate to determine its potential for use in biofuel processing.

U finds a faster way to turn crops into fuel

February 9, 2015

A University of Minnesota study released late last month found a way to turn crops into fuel faster. But just days after the University published its study, an environmental think-tank unveiled a report...

Researcher links Ebola to forests

February 3, 2015

A University of Minnesota researcher’s recent work may have found a link between deforestation and the ongoing Ebola epidemic. As large corporations have spent the past two decades cutting down large...

City OKs transfer to new cable company

February 2, 2015

Minneapolis’ only cable TV provider is looking to transfer its services to another company. The Minneapolis City Council approved a settlement on Friday that would transfer Comcast subscribers to...

Environmental scientist appointed as CBS dean

January 29, 2015

After more than eight months of searching, the University of Minnesota has picked Valery Forbes to be the new dean of the College of Biological Sciences on Thursday. Forbes has previously been the director...

Measles case confirmed on campus

January 29, 2015

A case of measles has been confirmed in a University of Minnesota student, state health officials said Wednesday. Immunized students, staff and faculty are not at risk, though the disease is highly infectious...

U among top-25 research universities

January 28, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s commercial activities could be improving its ranking in research. For the first time, the school is considered one of the top-25 best public research universities nationwide....

DHS eyes U food protection tech

January 27, 2015

A computer program developed by a team of University of Minnesota scientists could soon be in the Department of Homeland Security’s possession. Criticality Spatial Analysis, or CRISTAL, was created...