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St. Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts PSEO student Tiller Martin receives a bass lesson from adjunct faculty instructor of double bass Christopher Brown on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Ferguson Hall.

SPCO returns, concerns remain

Published May 1, 2013

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra ratified a new, three-year contract Monday after a months-long lockout but not before University of Minnesota School of Music students started questioning their career...

U professor teams up with Oreo

Published March 6, 2013

By: Roy Aker University of Minnesota College of Design assistant professor Barry Kudrowitz teamed up with Oreo for a “Cookies vs. Cream” video series that has since gone viral on YouTube. More...

U wins transportation award

Published November 9, 2012

BY CODY NELSON University of Minnesota Parking and Transportation Services has won a 2012 Commuter Choice Award. The annual award is sponsored by Metro Transit to recognize organizations, individuals and...

Clinton to return to Minnesota

Published November 2, 2012

  BY CODY NELSON Former President Bill Clinton will make his second trip to Minnesota in less than a week. According to a CBS article, Clinton will be speaking in St. Cloud on Sunday. Clinton came...

Hurricane Sandy death toll rising

Published November 2, 2012

  BY CODY NELSON The death toll from hurricane Sandy continues to rise in the Northeastern U.S. and Caribbean countries. According to CNN, 97 people in the U.S. have been killed so far. New York state...

President Kaler to hold session on equity and diversity this afternoon

Published October 17, 2012

    By Cody Nelson University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will host a listening session to promote equity and diversity on campus this Wednesday. The event will be held in Coffman Memorial...

Daily Digest: Alcohol pics hurt college applicants

Published October 4, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Oct. 4: Digital footprint hurts college applicants Online evidence of alcohol consumption and profanity are increasingly hurting college applicants,...

Surly brewery looks to build near U, seeks help cleaning site

Published September 30, 2012

By Tyler Gieseke A recent law passed by Gov. Mark Dayton allowing breweries to sell pints of beer on site prompted Surly Brewing Company to develop plans to build a destination brewery in the Twin Cities. One...

Behind the Farmer’s Market

Published September 30, 2012

 By Hailey Colwell Every Wednesday morning, Courtney Tchida packs her Prius with fresh produce for the St. Paul and Minneapolis campus farmers markets. As the manager of the Cornercopia Student Organic...

West Nile Virus outbreak on track to be worst ever

Published September 23, 2012

By Tyler Gieseke This year’s West Nile Virus outbreak could be most deadly.  With nationwide cases of severe West Nile Virus continuing to increase, the disease may claim more lives this year...

Daily Digest: Drought worsens

Published September 6, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Sept. 6, 2012: Minnesota's drought is spreading. Almost 63 percent of the state is rated as abnormally dry--an increase of about 9 percentage points since last week,...

Students can track campus buses via phone or computer this fall

Published August 28, 2012

Students no longer will have to guess whether it would be faster to trek to class instead of waiting for a Campus Connector. This fall University of Minnesota students can know where the campus buses are,...

Faculty debate adding more info to transcripts due to grade inflation

Published May 2, 2012

As the number of A grades awarded increases nationwide, University of Minnesota faculty are thinking of ways to assign meaning to a grade almost half of all students in a class receive. To counteract grade...

Data shows gender gap in faculty earnings

Published April 18, 2012

A study of University of Minnesota salaries showed unexplained gaps between male and female faculty members, prompting female faculty members to demand a salary review. According to a study done by the...

Grad student union debate will be settled in May

Published April 17, 2012

Following the filing of an unfair election practices charge against the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services announced the procedure for handling the allegations. The Graduate...

UAW files unfair election practices charge against U

Published April 12, 2012

  Following a heated union election that resulted in a failed unionization attempt for graduate student workers, United Auto Workers is alleging the University of Minnesota committed unfair election...

Some students allege that careless labeling and cross-contamination have resulted in allergic or harmful reactions at University dining halls.

Allergies add work to navigating UDS meals

Published April 3, 2012

  Two bites into his kung pao beef in the Pioneer dining hall last Monday, Joel Fowler felt a tingle in his mouth and knew something wasn’t right. The dish contained peanuts but wasn’t...

Data shows men dominate science and engineering faculty at the U

Published March 6, 2012

At times during her 11 years in the School of Mathematics, Carme Calderer has been the lone woman. When she first took the job, there was only one other woman in her department. She’s one of three...

At the U, fewer men study abroad

Published March 1, 2012

  Chances are high students studying abroad will be in a group dominated by women. About two-thirds of students studying abroad from the University of Minnesota are female, prompting the Learning...

Schools respond to tough job market, demand for technical industry workers

Published February 28, 2012

  After six months of searching and more than 100 job applications, 2010 University of Minnesota graduate Megan Smith went back to school. Smith, who holds a bachelor’s degree in political science...

Sociology major and senior Andrew Ensign, left, and applied economics major Muqian Tian, junior, chat in English as they walk toward the bus stop Friday afternoon.  The students met through the Universitys TandemPlus program and get together to speak English and Chinese on a regular basis.

U program pairs learning students with native speakers

Published February 21, 2012

A program that connects University of Minnesota students with those who speak the foreign language they are studying both on campus and internationally is exploding with applicants. TandemPlus, a program...

For aid, FAFSA neglects students’ special financial circumstances

Published February 16, 2012

Students cut off financially by their parents can slip through the cracks when the University of Minnesota awards financial aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid  calculates parents’...

D-level grade policies are inconsistent

Published February 14, 2012

Taking a pass/fail course could backfire for University of Minnesota students. Depending upon their chosen grade option, only some students can get credit with a D grade, leaving faculty members arguing...

Grad student union rally Monday

Published February 13, 2012

Graduate student assistants are getting pumped up Monday for a union election. The rally is to "show off the excitement" and broad support for an election to form a union for graduate assistants,...

Excavators find treasure in Egyptian trash heap

Published February 9, 2012

  University of Minnesota students can be a part of discovering history by helping researchers decipher Greek characters on 2,000-year-old fragments of ancient papyri discovered in Egypt. Their participation...

U competes against Wisconsin to donate most blood

Published February 3, 2012

The University of Minnesota will hold three blood drives during February, competing against the University of Wisconsin to donate the most blood to the American Red Cross, according to a press release. Blood...

Daily Digest: Komen reinstates Planned Parenthood funding, Minnesotans high-risk for Lyme disease

Published February 3, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Friday, Feb. 3: Komen reverses decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood After a week of backlash sparked by the decision of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to halt funding...

Hot Diggity Dog closes after five months

Published February 3, 2012

About five months after its opening, Hot Diggity Dog in Stadium Village papered its windows and left a note announcing its closure Thursday. The owners, University of St. Thomas graduates Andrew Jorgensen...

U colleges battle for enrollment, tuition dollars

Published February 2, 2012

Colleges within the University of Minnesota are competing to enroll more students in order to net more tuition dollars. By duplicating courses traditionally available in other colleges and applying to...

Communication studies and sociology senior Allison Brenneise was able to find a table for students with disabilities in her sociology class Monday at Blegen Hall. Brenneise said if she would have to sit in an individual desk for the rest of the semester, she would drop the class.

Classroom seating lacks options for overweight students

Published February 1, 2012

Allison Brenneise was humiliated when she had to say what she thought was obvious. âÄúIâÄôm too fat for this chair.âÄù For 315-pound Brenneise, sitting in the stadium-style seats...

International students evicted from ND university for poor English skills

Published January 26, 2012

Five international students at Dickinson State University in North Dakota were asked to leave because of poor English skills, according to the Associated Press. The university, which emphasizes "educating...

Access to Success could expand to all undergraduate colleges, all four years

Published January 26, 2012

  The University of Minnesota may soon expand its Access to Success program across all freshman-admitting colleges and increase its scope to all four years. Robert McMaster, vice provost and dean...

Carlson adds new MBA admissions program for honors undergrads

Published January 24, 2012

In an attempt to attract more Master of Business Administration students from majors outside the Carlson School of Management, the University of Minnesota will offer seniors in the University Honors Program ...

Provost Sullivan seeks University of Vermont presidency

Published January 24, 2012

Thomas Sullivan, the University of MinnesotaâÄôs outgoing senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, is in the running to become president at the University of Vermont. Sullivan was...

U can’t keep up with influx of int’l students

Published January 19, 2012

Despite the recent influx of international students at the University of Minnesota, resources like composition classes and student services have not been able to keep up with demand. The number of international...

Grad assistants file petition to form union, ask Kaler to file joint petition

Published January 17, 2012

University of Minnesota graduate assistants came one step closer to forming a union Tuesday morning. The GSWU/UAW organizers hand delivered a letter to President Eric Kaler to sign a joint petition...

Facing lawsuit, website operator removes U’s personality test

Published January 17, 2012

The University of Minnesota is suing a website operator who posted its acclaimed psychological test online, saying itâÄôs a cheat sheet for people to outwit the personality test. Mark Rotenberg,...

U sues over psych test copyright

Published January 10, 2012

The University of Minnesota filed a lawsuit Monday alleging violation of copyright law against a website operator who had posted the psychological test it developed online, according to Minnesota Public...

Architecture grads face highest unemployment of all majors, study finds

Published January 5, 2012

Unemployment rates for students with bachelor's degrees vary by major, with architecture, the arts and the humanities topping the list with the most graduate unemployed, a new study released Wednesday...

Studham announced as new VPCIO

Published January 3, 2012

The University of Minnesota announced Tuesday the appointment of new vice president and chief information officer R. Scott Studham. Studham will take office Feb. 13, according to the email sent by University...

Grad Assistant Unionization Panel held Thursday

Published December 13, 2011

University of Minnesota graduate assistants are taking another step towards unionization. Graduate Student Workers United, UAW, a union for University of Minnesota graduate student assistants, is...

CEHD plays catch-up in four-year grad rates

Published December 12, 2011

While the University of Minnesota continues to make progress toward its retention and four-year graduation goals, the College of Education and Human Development struggles to keep up with other freshman-admitting...

U is 9th in nation for most undergrads

Published December 10, 2011

The University of Minnesota is among the top 10 universities in the nation with the most undergraduate students, according to a report by U.S. News and World Report. The University came in 9th with about...

Thomas L. Alexander III, a diversity department manager at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, speaks on Dec. 2 in Appleby Hall as a finalist for the director position of the University of Minnesotas Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence.

Four vie for director positions in diversity office

Published December 8, 2011

Over the past two weeks, finalists for director positions in the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs Office have talked with staff, students...

U will admit fewer transfers come ’12

Published December 6, 2011

A cap on the number of transfer students admitted to the University of Minnesota starting in fall 2012 will make it more difficult for prospective students who start at two-year colleges. For some of the...

U student wins Orbit design contest

Published December 2, 2011

Amber Billings completely forgot she entered in a design contest until she received a call from Orbit telling her she’d won $5,000 in July 2011. “I was running around my house, trying to find my Dad,...

Dziedzic tops candidates for funds in quick SD59 election

Published December 1, 2011

With less than a week before the party primary, Kari Dziedzic is leading the pack in fundraising in the race for the Senate District 59 special election. Dziedzic raised $36,000 in the candidatesâÄô...

GLBTA and MCAE director finalists, public forums announced

Published November 23, 2011

This week, the Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota announced finalists for two open director positions in its department — the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Programs...

Finalists chosen in MCAE search

Published November 23, 2011

The Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota announced the finalists for its director of the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence in an email Monday and invited public feedback. The...

ESL program cut draws ire from faculty, graduates

Published November 23, 2011

The College of Liberal Arts cut the English as a Second Language masterâÄôs degree in October, and the decision has since sparked backlash from University of Minnesota alumni, faculty and students. The...

Daily Digest: Occupy Wall Street arrests, Turkey Day travel up

Published November 17, 2011

Here's your daily digest for Nov. 17. More than 75 Occupy Wall Street protesters have been arrested in a clash with police, reported the New York Times. It said that officers could be seen punching protesters...

Professor Bobak HaEri shares his experiences and diverse path to law Tuesday morning in Coffman Union. In the style of Elle Woods, HaEris admission essay for law school had the personality and attitude hes demonstrated throughout his careers and current teaching style.

Quirky Law School professor engages students

Published November 17, 2011

During Bobak HaâÄôEriâÄôs first teaching experience, he showed students how to correctly put a condom on a synthetic banana. Before he went to law school, the adjunct University of Minnesota...

U boosts effort to woo out-of-state students

Published November 15, 2011

The University of Minnesota has stepped up its efforts to recruit out-of-state students in the past five years, bringing in $5,000 more in tuition and fees per student. Their approach models a national...

Professor John Hart shows the different model planes he used to teach other sailors with during World War II Saturday morning at his home in Edina. Planes like these helped sailors determine enemy planes from American.

WWII vet leads an old-fashioned classroom

Published November 10, 2011

John Fraser Hart grinned as he examined a World War II model aircraft for the first time in 20, maybe 30 years. âÄúI loved to watch [the real ones],âÄù he said. The University of Minnesota...

Freshman Julia Ennen walks across the Washington Ave. Bridge to her 8 am music class on West Bank early Thursday morning.

Early birds get better grades

Published November 7, 2011

When registration begins for spring semester classes Tuesday, students looking for a higher GPA should consider taking an 8 a.m. class. Early classes lead to higher average GPAs and decreased alcohol use...

Class scheduling changes for 2012-13

Published November 7, 2011

A new class scheduling policy will go into effect during the 2012-13 school year, which promotes âÄúfair-use of classrooms,âÄù according to the Office of Classroom Management website. This...

Minnesota 4th in student loan debt

Published November 3, 2011

Minnesota amassed the fourth-highest average of student loan debt in the nation in 2010, according a report released Thursday. It was also fifth in its percentage of 2010 students who graduated with debt,...

Some call student loan reform ‘welcome relief’

Published November 2, 2011

As a University of Minnesota junior, Taylor Kippels already owes about $25,000 in student loans. The public relations major is financing college on her own dime and working two part-time jobs just to pay...

Local chefs have fish to fry

Published November 1, 2011

Chef Chad Rasmussen may have never cooked lake herring before, but Tuesday he and eight other chefs will compete at the University of Minnesota for $1,000 to make the best entrée. âÄúI...

A semi-truck collided with a University of Minnesota campus connector bus on the Transitway Monday. The truck was southbound on Westgate Dr. when it hit the middle of the eastbound bus. Four people were injured.

Truck hits campus connector, four injured

Published November 1, 2011

A campus connector en route to St. Paul was t-boned by a large truck Monday afternoon, injuring four people, said University of Minnesota police Chief Greg Hestness. Three students and a University employee...

Cain denies sexual harassment claims

Published October 31, 2011

Herman Cain, a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, denied sexual harassment allegations Monday after a report surfaced over the weekend of sexual harassment claims. Politico reported that...

Law schools brought to court over job rates

Published October 27, 2011

Law schools nationwide are coming under fire and litigation, for inflating their employment rates for recent graduates to prospective students. Students alleged that they were duped by law schools that...

U honors feels strain of more STEM students

Published October 25, 2011

An additional 48 science, technology, engineering and math students admitted to the University of Minnesota Honors Program in fall 2011 are straining program resources. Last week, the University announced...

Co-chair of lactation advocacy committee Susan Warfield points out the fridge used to store breast milk outside the lactation room in Appleby Hall Tuesday evening. The room is intended to provide a safe, clean environment for nursing mothers to be able to pump during the day and store it in its own refrigerator.

A peaceful place to pump

Published October 19, 2011

When Jennifer Porter came back to work after the February 2011 birth of her son, she had to find a private place to pump breast milk twice daily. Now, part of a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health...

Health care benefits cost more for GLBT employees

Published October 18, 2011

While University of Minnesota employee health care costs continue to rise, health benefits for same-sex partners of University employees cost even more. Because he is gay, Benjamin Munson has less take-home...

U faculty: efficiency can’t be quantified

Published October 12, 2011

Increased state budget cuts have prompted a national discussion on controversial faculty productivity measures, and faculty members at the University of Minnesota are eager to set the record straight. Some...

Schwartz takes office at Humphrey School

Published October 12, 2011

Eric Schwartz spent two days in a Honda packed with books and other belongings he needs as the new dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs âÄî a job he begins today. The University of Minnesota...

Increased U admin costs equal higher tuition, says finance analyst

Published October 9, 2011

Increased administrative costs created the University of Minnesota's budget crisis and lead to increased tuition, according to a presentation given by a finance analyst Friday, reported the Star Tribune. Howard...

U professor a ‘homegrown jewel’

U professor a ‘homegrown jewel’

Published October 6, 2011

Judith Martin, a geography professor who had been at the University of Minnesota for more than 35 years, died Monday of complications from breast cancer treatment. She was 63. Martin, who founded the UniversityâÄôs...

Minnesota is blazing hot, literally

Published October 5, 2011

Today’s temperature surpassed the normal high by 20 degrees, according to the Star Tribune, and has some officials worried about fires. While two years ago, the high on Oct. 12 was only 36 degrees, temperatures...

U faculty lags behind nation in diversity

Published October 5, 2011

  As diversity increases across the nation, the University of Minnesota faculty continues to play catch-up. Just 16 percent of faculty was of color in 2010, according to University data, which is...

Rybak pushes Obama’s jobs act

Published October 5, 2011

As unemployment has remained steady in Minnesota, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak advocated for the American Jobs Act Tuesday, which he said could generate thousands of new jobs for the state in 2012. President...

University professor launches new word game for iPhone

Published September 29, 2011

If you like word games, you might want to try a new iPhone app created by a University of Minnesota professor. “Word Bounce,” a mash-up of Boggle and Tetris, was released Monday on iTunes, according...

Colleges target students who can pay full tuition for admission

Published September 28, 2011

Institutions like the University of Minnesota are targeting below-average students who can pay full tuition, according to a new study. More than half of public doctoral universities said they have focused...

11-year-old PSEO student Lucas Kramer shakes hands with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler Thursday Sept. 22 in Coffman Union.

A doctorate degree by age eighteen?

Published September 28, 2011

Professor Amanda Long thought Lucas KramerâÄôs mom was one of her chemistry students when the pair came to office hours. ItâÄôs a common reaction to the 11-year-old student, who attends...

University online resources down this weekend

Published September 26, 2011

Here’s an excuse not to do any homework available only through online University resources Saturday night. Information Technology services will be shut down for 12 hours beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday....

Freshmen bringing in more AP credits

Published September 26, 2011

Sarah Hannine started her first year at the University of Minnesota as an academic sophomore. She is one of an increasing number of freshmen who are entering with credits for required courses, and itâÄôs...

Mechanical Engineering resources,TAs strained by enrollment

Published September 22, 2011

The mechanical engineering department is busting at its seams with students, and its equipment, space and staff are struggling to accommodate them. An increase in the number of students has led to bigger...

Eliezer Freitas Santos leads a class in Brazilian percussion on Monday in Ferguson Hall.

School of Music finds way to offset cuts: teaching the samba

Published September 14, 2011

Eliezer Santos doesn't have a doctorate in musicology, nor is English his first language. In many ways, he is not the typical University of Minnesota professor. But through an initiative created last year...

New data shows U defies national student loan default trends

Published September 14, 2011

As the student default rate continues to climb nationwide, fewer University of Minnesota students are having trouble paying back their loans. The percentage of college students in loan default is the highest...

College of Biological Sciences dean Robert Elde

CBS dean announced as first provost candidate

Published September 13, 2011

Robert Elde, dean of the College of Biological Sciences, will be the first of five candidates to come out on campus vying for the position of University of Minnesota senior vice president for academic...

Sociology major Rob Stewart poses for a photo Wednesday afternoon on the U of M campus. Stewart is a member of the Boynton supported student group SOBER which provides students with a supportive community as they go through various stages of recovery.

U supports recovering addicts

Published September 8, 2011

Rob Stewart was 15 when he began using drugs. It became an addiction that led him to quit studying at Hamline University. Now that heâÄôs four years sober and back at college, the 30-year-old senior...

Wanted: New business school dean; will pay big

Published September 7, 2011

The search for the next leader of the Carlson School of Management, a position which paid its former dean the second-highest annual salary at the University of Minnesota, is now underway. Alison Davis-Blake,...

U gets a C on general education requirements

Published August 30, 2011

The University of Minnesota is one of seven Big Ten schools to receive a C on its teaching of general education to students, according to a study. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni released Tuesday...

U international programs face large cut from feds

Published May 4, 2011

Mohamed Dirie grew up speaking Somali, but he was not able to read or write it until the University of Minnesota started an intermediate-level language course in fall 2009. âÄúIt made me believe...

U prof: ‘we just teach what we know’

Published May 3, 2011

Kirsten Fischer thought she might make a career as a potter in Oregon after she finished graduate school. While she loves pottery, it was when she tried teaching, as a kind of "test" at the University...

U’s Promise Scholarship will shrink in 2011-12

Published April 27, 2011

Starting in the fall, the University of Minnesota will no longer offer free tuition to low-income students through its University Promise Scholarship. The maximum amount awarded to eligible students will...

Professor Ananya Chatterjea works on the choreaography with students in her contemporary Indian dance class Wednesday afternoon in Barbara Barker Center for Dance.

U prof lauded for dance, social justice choreography

Published April 18, 2011

Because of her effort to blend social justice themes with dance, Ananya Chatterjea became one of five choreographers to win a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship. The fellowships were awarded to 180 artists, scholars...

Freshman Jessica Johnson, left, competes in the Amateur Sheep Show Saturday during the Minnesota Royal in St. Paul.

Students take livestock center stage

Published April 11, 2011

Colby Voigt was âÄújust a city boyâÄù until about two weeks ago, when he began training with a sheep for two hours every day. The mortuary science freshman was encouraged to enter the Minnesota...

Jesse Ventura aims for a VP spot in 2012 election

Published April 5, 2011

Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura said Monday he would consider running as vice president with Ron Paul in 2012, according to MinnPost. He would join the ticket on the condition that Paul, a Texas...

Companies warn clients after email addresses stolen

Published April 4, 2011

Major companies warned customers about possible hacking attempts over the weekend after millions of consumer email addresses were stolen from a marketing-email service, according to the Associated Press. Email...

Coffman’s second floor requires rearranging

Published March 30, 2011

The second floor of Coffman Union will likely require physical reconfiguration to provide a solution to the long-term problem of space allocation. Members of cultural student groups expressed outrage at...

U researchers looking at bacteria see new biofuels

U researchers looking at bacteria see new biofuels

Published March 30, 2011

A breakthrough in the development of a biofuel could eventually eliminate the need for foreign oil, according to University of Minnesota researchers. The team recently discovered how to use a protein to...

Students test ROTC, no strings attached

Published March 23, 2011

Austin Knott broke family tradition when he quit the Army ROTC program. With a chief petty officer in the Navy reserve for a father, Knott planned to join the military out of college but preferred the...

U applications up 7 percent

Published March 9, 2011

Less than a quarter of applicants to the University of Minnesota will be accepted for next year after a 7 percent increase in freshman applications. Of the 38,831 applications submitted to the UniversityâÄôs...

Mortuary Science sophomore Luke Mooi is one of the two students studying Tuesday at the EFW Library. Because of the minimal use of the Fishery Library in Skok Hall and the EFW Library in Hodson Hall, a decision will be made by the end of the spring semester.

University may merge two St. Paul libraries

Published March 2, 2011

University of Minnesota senior Lillian Ballard studies for two hours every day in the Forestry Library. But with a new proposal to merge two St. Paul libraries, she could soon lose her quiet space âÄúon...

Art improves students’ mental health

Art improves students’ mental health

Published February 21, 2011

Some patients with eating disorders are finding solace in an unlikely place: visual art. âÄúArt gives them a nonverbal approach to communicate the difficulties that theyâÄôre struggling...

Carlson dean resigns

Published February 16, 2011

Dean Alison Davis-Blake announced Tuesday her decision to resign from the position she has held for five years in the Carlson School of Management. Davis-Blake accepted a deanship set to begin Aug. 22...

Obama budget gives light rail $200 million

Published February 15, 2011

President ObamaâÄôs 2012 budget proposal on Monday allocated $200 million to the Central Corridor light-rail line. The federal money is necessary to make the project go forward, Tim Busse, University...

Carlson dean resigns for Michigan post

Published February 15, 2011

Dean Alison Davis-Blake announced Tuesday her decision to resign from the position she has held for five years in the Carlson School of Management. Davis-Blake accepted a deanship which is set to begin...