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UMPD Community Investigator Beth Thomas listens to her police radio during conservative comentator Lauren Southerns talk in Anderson Hall on West Bank on Oct. 25, 2017.

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UMPD Community Investigator Beth Thomas listens to her police radio during conservative comentator Lauren Southern's talk in Anderson Hall on West Bank on Oct. 25, 2017.

Carlson School of Management as seen on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

UMN’s business school bucking national MBA trends

Published November 14, 2017

As declining enrollment has forced universities across the country to shake up their master of business administration programs, the University of Minnesota has tried to be proactive. Business schools...

Melvin Carter claims victory in St. Paul mayoral race

Published November 8, 2017

Melvin Carter III is poised to become the next mayor of St. Paul.  Carter was at almost 51 percent of votes with all precincts reporting. Ranked-choice voting rules dictate the winner needs more than...

Chris Meyer leads District 1 Park Board race

Published November 8, 2017

Chris Meyer, the DFL candidate for Minneapolis Park Board District 1, lead the Minneapolis Park Board race Tuesday night.  Meyer secured 44.5 percent of first-choice votes with all precincts reporting.  Green...

Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon poses for a portrait in his office at Minneapolis City Hall on Tuesday Sept. 26.

Gordon re-elected in Ward 2

Published November 8, 2017

Cam Gordon, the unopposed Green Party candidate for Minneapolis City Council’s Second Ward, secured his victory shortly after polls closed Tuesday. This will be Gordon’s fourth term. Ward 2 covers...

From left to right: Betsy Hodges, Jacob Frey, Raymond Dehn, Tom Hoch and Nekima Levy-Pounds

The students’ guide to the 2017 Minneapolis municipal election

Published November 3, 2017

With the Minneapolis municipal election set for Nov. 7, learn about the candidates, rank-choice voting and where you can vote in the Minnesota Daily's election hub. This year, positions in the mayor's...

Gophers fans raise their arms to DJ Khaleds All I Do is Win on Saturday, Oct. 21 at TCF Bank Stadium. The University enrolled 6,195 new freshmen this fall, on top of almost 2,300 transfer students, the largest class in almost 50 years.

Largest freshman class in decades causes concerns for some UMN professors

Published November 1, 2017

University of Minnesota officials are lauding its most recent freshman class, but its large size has caused problems for some professors. The University enrolled 6,195 new freshmen this fall, on top of...

Members of the Anti-Fascist group speak out against right-wing commentator Lauren Southern outside of Anderson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Police break up West Bank protest of right-wing speaker

Published October 26, 2017

Protest, an arrest and fights marked the campus' reaction to right-wing commentator Lauren Southern's talk at the University of Minnesota Wednesday night. A group of nearly 200 demonstrators gathered outside...

Attendees of Lauren Southerns event at the University of Minnesota applaud during her talk in Anderson Hall on West Bank on Wednesday.

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Attendees of Lauren Southern's event at the University of Minnesota applaud during her talk in Anderson Hall on West Bank on Wednesday.

Right-wing commentator Lauren Southern gives a talk to a crowd in Anderson Hall on West Bank on Wednesday.

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Right-wing commentator Lauren Southern gives a talk to a crowd in Anderson Hall on West Bank on Wednesday.

Right-wing commentator Lauren Southern gives a talk to a crowd in Anderson Hall on West Bank on Wednesday.

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Right-wing commentator Lauren Southern gives a talk to a crowd in Anderson Hall on West Bank on Wednesday.

UMPD Community Investigator Beth Thomas listens to her police radio during Lauren Southerns talk in Anderson Hall on West Bank on Wednesday.

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UMPD Community Investigator Beth Thomas listens to her police radio during Lauren Southern's talk in Anderson Hall on West Bank on Wednesday.

People gather on West Bank to protest right-wing commentator Lauren Southern on Wednesday.

Right-wing speaker met with protests on West Bank

Published October 25, 2017

Update: Police break up West Bank protest of right-wing speaker Right-wing commentator Lauren Southern is scheduled to speak on the University of Minnesota campus Wednesday at 7 p.m., and demonstrators...

Construction taking place at the new Athletes Village complex on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Fundraising and debt: How UMN is funding Athletes Village

Published October 16, 2017

With a projected $166 million bill, the University of Minnesota’s Athletes Village will be funded in part by the largest fundraising campaign its athletics department has ever undertaken.  The department...

Grad student Tien Do inputs data into a computer to demonstrate a drone flying in the MARS lab on Friday, Sept. 29.

As artificial intelligence makes the future, UMN researchers look to contribute

Published October 5, 2017

Twenty-five years ago, Nikos Papanikolopoulos started his work in the University of Minnesota’s Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Vision lab. For the first five years, the lab researched and developed...

Former Minnesota Student Association President Abeer Syedah speaks during an MSA forum in Mondale Hall on Sept. 13, 2016.

Life after MSA: Inside the many careers of former UMN student body presidents

Published September 21, 2017

Former Minnesota Student Association presidents have often used the position as a springboard into post-college careers. While some former presidents used networking in MSA as a catalyst to a future career,...

A banner hangs outside Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Small group of students protest UMN administration at Coffman

Published September 13, 2017

A small group of students stood in front of Coffman Memorial Union Wednesday afternoon to protest a list of perceived failures by the University of Minnesota administration during the school's annual activities...

Breaking down the unionization push at the University of Minnesota

Published September 11, 2017

A Minnesota Court of Appeals opinion released Tuesday said the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services lacked the authority to assign University of Minnesota teaching specialists, lecturers and faculty...

From left, students Laura Darling, Nadja Malby, Alison Gould and Grant Zastoupil hang a hammock outside of Territorial Hall in the Superblock on March 24, 2016.

Diversity in the Big 10: a multifaceted approach

Published September 11, 2017

As Big 10 conference schools have grown more diverse over the years, the universities often show higher levels of diversity than their states.  For universities in the Big 10, growing diversity over...

Protesters march against the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy on Sept. 5 on East Franklin Avenue.

What DACA’s termination means for nation, Minnesota

Published September 8, 2017

Fulfilling a divisive Trump campaign promise, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday the end of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  In a statement released Tuesday...

President Eric Kaler delivers his State of the University address at Coffman Union Theater on Thursday, March 7, 2016.

Trump begins DACA termination; Kaler responds

Published September 5, 2017

President Donald Trump officially announced Tuesday the Department of Homeland Security will end the federal program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  In a statement released Tuesday morning,...

UMN student robbed near campus

Published August 28, 2017

A University of Minnesota student was robbed Sunday night at the intersection of Oak Street Southeast and East River Parkway near the Ronald McDonald House, according to a University of Minnesota Police...

High ACTs trump residency as admissions at UMN tighten

Published May 4, 2017

More students than ever want to study at the University of Minnesota, but the school’s admission standards have become stricter, pushing thousands to out-of-state schools and two-year colleges. The stringent...

Students resume their day outside Anderson Hall on West Bank Monday late afternoon

Trump announces UMN professor as intended nominee for administration post

Published April 10, 2017

A University of Minnesota health care economist in an intended nomination for a post in President Donald Trump’s administration.Stephen Parente, a Carlson School of Management health care economics professor,...

Demolition of the Electric Steel grain elevators continues on the edge of the East Bank campus on April 8, 2017.

Despite legal contention, UMN goes foward with elevator demolition

Published April 10, 2017

The University of Minnesota is proceeding with the demolition of the Electric Steel elevators near TCF Bank Stadium despite legal attempts to halt the process.Demolition of the elevators began last month,...

Brian Burnett, Julie Tonneson and University President Eric Kaler present to the House of Representitives higher education committee about the Universitys impact on Minnesota at the State Office Building on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

UMN IT consolidation reflects broader admin trends at school

Published April 7, 2017

The University of Minnesota is undergoing significant changes to make its administrative structure more efficient.The school is currently searching for a new vice president of information technology, who...

Governor Mark Dayton answers questions during a press conference about Minnesotas budget at the Capitol in St. Paul on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

Higher education funding bills far from UMN’s requested $147.2M

Published April 5, 2017

Recently passed spending bills by the Minnesota Legislature would provide significantly less state funding for the University of Minnesota than requested by the school.The House higher education omnibus...

The current layout of clinics within the Phillips-Wangensteen Building is not conducive for the workflow of physicians, residents and nurses. The University of Minnesota Medical School, the University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview will partner to fund a new site.

UMN School of Nursing to expand mental health services

Published April 5, 2017

The University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing is expanding mental health services to underserved parts of the state.After receiving a $2.1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration,...

The Universitys Board of Regents talk at a meeting on June 10, 2016.

Mary Holz-Clause named new UMN Crookston chancellor

Published April 4, 2017

Mary Holz-Clause has been appointed chancellor of the University of Minnesota Crookston, pending approval by the University’s Board of Regents in May. Holz-Clause has served as dean of the Huntley College...

Students crowd the front lawn of Coffman on Friday for Poliças concert on Friday as part of spring jam.

UMN Spring Jam 2017 lineup announced

Published March 28, 2017

the University of Minnesota’s Student Unions and Activities announced this year’s Spring Jam lineup Monday.The lineup includes headliner A$AP Ferg, Jon Bellion, Robert DeLong and Bad Bad...

The new University of Minnesota Police Department squad car.

UMN student assaulted and robbed on West Bank Sunday

Published March 27, 2017

A University of Minnesota student was assaulted and robbed near the Carlson School of Management Sunday night, according to a campus-wide alert.The assault and robbery happened at around 8 p.m., according...

The Universitys Board of Regents talk at a meeting on June 10, 2016.

UMN regents mull preliminary increases to Twin Cities tuition

Published March 27, 2017

University of Minnesota students could see tuition hikes next year.At last week’s board meeting, the University outlined preliminary tuition increases for Twin Cities campus students. Rates would remain...

Administrators and regents outline possible tuition hike for UMN students

Published March 25, 2017

University of Minnesota administrators and Regents mulled tuition hikes Friday.At the Board of Regents meeting on the Duluth campus, the University outlined preliminary tuition increases for Twin Cities...

Walter F. Mondale Hall at the University of Minnesota on Sunday.

UMN law professor allegedly steals millions from investors

Published March 23, 2017

A University of Minnesota law professor who specializes in business investments allegedly embezzled millions from investors in companies he controlled.Edward Adams — an expert in commercial, bankruptcy...

Steve Sviggum makes his opening statement at the joint legislative committee for the Board of Regents candidates nomination at the State Office Building in St. Paul on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

Newly-elected UMN regents look to strengthen relationship with Legislature

Published March 22, 2017

Two newly-elected members of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents are looking to bolster transparency and trust with lawmakers after fielding their criticism.Former regent Steve Sviggum and...

Gophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015.

Three Gophers football players win appeals in UMN sexual assault case

Published March 22, 2017

Three Gophers football players won appeals Monday over University of Minnesota sanctions for their alleged involvement in a September sexual assault case.University Provost Karen Hanson — who oversees...

The Minnesota House and Senate meet in a joint session to vote for new members of the Universitys Board of Regents on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at the State Capitol.

UMN Board of Regents under fire for diversity concerns

Published March 20, 2017

Some have raised concerns about a perceived lack of diversity and gender-balance on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents election last month.Concerns were raised after a regents election for...

All charges dropped against UMN law professor accused of stalking, rape

Published March 9, 2017

Charges against a University of Minnesota law professor accused of raping and stalking an ex-girlfriend were dropped Thursday. Criminal sexual conduct and stalking charges against Francesco Parisi, which...

President of College Democrats Laura Pratt writes on a whiteboard while group members brainstorm ideas for an event that would educate students on ranked choice voting on Wednesday evening in STSS. The student group endorsed Mark Andrew and Jacob Frey.

UPDATE: Damaged steam pipeline reopened

Published March 9, 2017

University of Minnesota crews reopened the Southeast Steam Plant Thursday returning heat to campus buildings.Crews identified the problems in steam tunnels and were able to fix them after Interim...

University President Eric Kaler talks with the Minnesota Daily in his office in Morrill Hall on Wednesday.

Q&A: Eric Kaler discusses possible tuition hike, combating sexual assault

Published March 9, 2017

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University President Eric Kaler in his office Wednesday for the March edition of Kickin’ It with Kaler.Kaler discussed alleged recruiting violations by Gophers head...

University President Eric Kaler fields questions from the audience at his State of the University address in Coffman Memorial Union on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Administrative cuts at UMN are growing difficult to make, officials say

Published March 6, 2017

As the University enters its fourth year in a plan to trim $90 million in administrative costs by 2019, school officials say the last round of cuts will be the hardest. Starting in fiscal year 2014, University...

University Dean of Humphrey School of Public Affairs Eric Schwartz on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in his office. Schwartz was recently nominated to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, which monitors different circumstances overseas where religious freedom is endangered.

Eric Schwartz to step down as head of Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Published March 3, 2017

The dean of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs will step down in June to lead an international refugee advocacy group.Eric Schwartz, who joined the Humphrey School in 2011,...

Governor Mark Dayton answers questions during a press conference about Minnesotas budget at the Capitol in St. Paul on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

University of Minnesota presents State Legislature with budget requests

Published March 1, 2017

University of Minnesota representatives continued to make their case to state legislators for millions of dollars in additional state funds. University administrators, faculty and students presented the...

Newly elected Regent Ken Powell poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at the State Capitol.

Four new members elected to the UMN Board of Regents

Published February 23, 2017

Two incumbent regents, a former regent and the CEO of a Fortune 500 company were elected to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents Wednesday.Incumbents David McMillan and Darrin Rosha were reelected....

University of Minnesota Regent Laura Brod speaks about a proposal put forth by regent Michael Hsu regarding the salaries of high paid falculty during the board of regents meeting in the Mcnamara Alumni Center on Thursday morning.

Board of Regents discuss sex assault prevent in athletics; approve health center building

Published February 13, 2017

During its meeting Friday, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents voted to approve renovations to its academic health center and discussed changes to the Athletics Department, among other topics....

The Universitys Board of Regents talk at a meeting on June 10, 2016. Regents voted 8-1 Thursday to approve the contract of head football coach P.J. Fleck.

Board of Regents don’t see eye-to-eye on approval of coaching contracts

Published February 13, 2017

Despite approving the largest coaching contract in school history last week, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents is divided over whether they should approve large coaching contracts.Regents...

Steve Sviggum makes his opening statement at the joint legislative committee for the Board of Regents candidates nomination at the State Office Building in St. Paul on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

Legislative committee picks four candidates for open UMN Board of Regents seats

Published February 8, 2017

Legislators recommended three current regents and a former board member on Tuesday for four open seats on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents.A joint meeting of the Senate and House Higher...

Regent Laura Brod poses for a portrait in the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.

Laura Brod brought ‘quiet change’ to the Board of Regents

Published February 7, 2017

Though she would eventually serve for years on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents, Laura Brod’s first memories of the school were watching her brothers play hockey.“My parents would throw...

Candidates respond to questions asked by moderators at the Regents Candidate Forum at the State Office Building in St. Paul on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

12 candidates vie for four open Board of Regents seats

Published February 6, 2017

After days of interviews from a screening council, the list of candidates for the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents was narrowed to 12 last month.The Regent Candidate Advisory Council —...

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler fields questions from the Minnesota Daily on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 in his Morrill Hall office.

Pres. Kaler talks football boycott, Title IX and bonding requests

Published February 2, 2017

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University President Erik Kaler Wednesday for the first Kickin’ It with Kaler of 2017. Kaler talked about the Gophers football boycott and concerns over immigration...

University President Eric Kaler presents during a meeting  on  March 12, 2013, at the Minnesota state Capitol.

President Kaler responds to Trump’s immigration executive order

Published January 31, 2017

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler released a statement Sunday night expressing concern over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim...

Students and faculty evacuate the Mechanical Engineering building on east bask  Monday around 4:00pm.

Bill introduced to MN Senate could ease burden of college debt

Published January 20, 2017

A bill was introduced in the Minnesota State Senate Tuesday that could ease the burden of debt for Minnesota college students.The bill — authored by Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, and Sen....

The Universitys Board of Regents talk at a meeting on June 10, 2016.

For some regent members, Fleck coaching costs cause unease

Published January 17, 2017

In the next five years, new Gophers football head coach P.J. Fleck could rake in $18 million, generating concern among some University of Minnesota regents.The compensation — making Fleck the highest...

University of Minnesota Board of Regents finalists narrowed to 12

Published January 11, 2017

The list of candidates vying for a seat on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has been narrowed to 12 after three days of interviews.The 12 finalists, which include three current regents,...

The new University of Minnesota Police Department squad car.

UMPD officer charged with misdemeanor assault

Published December 17, 2016

A University of Minnesota police officer was charged with misdemeanor assault Thursday after allegedly grabbing a woman by the throat during an altercation following a traffic incident in St. Paul. Phillip...

The Universitys Board of Regents talk at a meeting on June 10, 2016.

Advisory committee to interview 17 Regent candidate finalists

Published December 14, 2016

After narrowing the pool from 35 to 17 candidates, the Regent Candidate Advisory Council will interview applicants next month for the four vacant seats on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents.Four...

The Universitys Board of Regents talk at a meeting on June 10, 2016.

University to relocate cancer research operations

Published December 13, 2016

Following a decision to demolish the Veterans of Foreign Wars Cancer Research Center and the Masonic Memorial Building, University officials are planning to move the buildings’ operations to a new location....

Parents of U student suing Minneapolis for wrongful death

Published December 13, 2016

The parents of a University of Minnesota student are suing over his 2013 death.Jacob Anderson, a first-semester University freshman, was found frozen under the 10th Avenue Bridge on Dec. 15, 2013. His...

University may change the way it lobbies for state funding

University may change the way it lobbies for state funding

Published December 12, 2016

With control of both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature shifting to Republicans, the University of Minnesota may have to change the way it lobbies the state for funds.Legislators have expressed mixed...

Drivers use Huron Boulevard to enter and exit the University area on Dec. 12, 2016. The area, which sees a high volume of traffic during most University sports and events, is under review by the Board of Regents for a possible expansion.

With 70 acres of land, U plans housing, retail development

Published December 12, 2016

As the University of Minnesota prepares for major building development on the school’s East Bank, officials are creating a plan to completely change the face of an area called East Gateway District.Representatives...

Ombudsman for Mental Health implements oversight of Psych Department drug trials

Published December 7, 2016

Participants in psychiatric drug trials at the University of Minnesota that have complaints now have a direct line to the state ombudsman for mental health and developmental disabilities.A law passed last...

University officials will reimburse MSFA for luxury suite tickets to games at U.S. Bank Stadium

Published December 6, 2016

Eight University of Minnesota officials will reimburse the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority for suite tickets to games at U.S. Bank Stadium after public outcry about the use of suites by public officials...

Kaler names interim Vice President for Research

Published December 2, 2016

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler named Allen Levine — a former dean of the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences — as interim vice president for research Thursday....

University president Eric Kaler answers questions for the Minnesota Daily in his office on Monday morning.

President Kaler discusses campus free speech, demolition of historic grain elevators

Published November 29, 2016

For the last time this semester, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler sat down with the Minnesota Daily Monday afternoon.Kaler talked about Thanksgiving food, a University decision to demolish...

University of Minnesota, Morris announces appointment of new chancellor

Published November 23, 2016

The University of Minnesota- Morris announced Michelle Behr as its next chancellor.Behr will take over the position Feb. 6, pending approval by the University’s Board of Regents. Current Chancellor Jacqueline...

Regent Chair Johnson builds coalitions, in legislature and at U

Published November 21, 2016

When Dean Johnson ran for a seat on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents, he was no stranger to elections.Johnson was elected twice to the Minnesota House of Representatives and eight times...

Vice President for Research Brian Herman presents an update and review of human subjects research standards at the University of Minnesota to the Senates Higher Education Committee in the Minnesota Senate Building on March 10, 2016. Herman will resign at the end of December, University President Eric Kaler announced Nov. 2.

VP for Research discusses research at the University under his tenure

Published November 18, 2016

After nearly four years as a top administrator at the University of Minnesota, Vice President for Research Brian Herman is stepping down.University President Eric Kaler announced Herman’s decision in...

The Board of Regents talk at McNamara Alumni Center on June 10, 2016.

Questions around U’s autonomy continue to linger

Published November 18, 2016

For over 15 years, outside groups have worried about the University of Minnesota’s hardline stance on its autonomy, and now a decision to demolish historic grain elevators has reignited that debate.While...

Students gather in Coffman Union Wednesday for a discussion on campus climate.

Students gather to discuss accessibility and inclusion on campus

Published November 9, 2016

About 50 students congregated in Coffman Union Wednesday to air frustrations and grievances about the University of Minnesota’s campus climate.The event, hosted by Students for a Democratic Society,...

The officer stands next to a sign that reads There is hope make the call on the west side of Washington Avenue Bridge as pedestrians gather on the east side of the bridge on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

An unidentified person dies after fall from Washington Avenue Bridge

Published November 8, 2016

An unidentified individual died after a fall from the Washington Avenue Bridge just after 11 a.m. Tuesday near the University of Minnesota’s West Bank, according to a University spokesman.The Office...

The Electric Steel Grain Elevator stands near TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 20, 2016. The University is looking to build new track and field facilities, which would lead to the demolition of the elevators.

U will fight lawsuit attempting to stop demolition of grain elevators

Published November 7, 2016

The University of Minnesota will fight a lawsuit that would prevent it from demolishing the Electric Steel Elevators near TCF Bank Stadium.A group of preservationists filed a lawsuit against the University...

An ariel shot of the regent-approved $104.5 million renovation of Pioneer Hall.

Housing continues to be a concern for University

Published November 7, 2016

Despite ramped-up efforts at the University of Minnesota to provide housing on or near campus for students, lodging continues to be a big concern for the school.Debate over how to house more students —...

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison speaks to students on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 outside of Coffman Union. Minnesota Democrats held a rally encouraging students to get involved and vote.

Four Minnesota Democrats visit the U to talk voting local

Published November 5, 2016

Four of Minnesota's Democratic politicians visited the University of Minnesota Friday to encourage students to vote in the Nov. 8 elections. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota,...

Vice President for Research Brian Herman presents an update and review of human subjects research standards at the University of Minnesota to the Senates Higher Education Committee in the Minnesota Senate Building on March 10, 2016. Herman will resign at the end of December, University President Eric Kaler announced Nov. 2.

Kaler announces resignation of U’s vice president for research

Published November 3, 2016

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced Wednesday that Vice President for Research Brian Herman will be resigning from his position effective Dec. 31. In an email to faculty Wednesday, Kaler...

Restraining orders against five Gopher football players dismissed

Published November 3, 2016

Restraining orders against five University of Minnesota football players were dismissed Wednesday after a settlement was reached during a Hennepin County District Court hearing.The five players must stay...

Protesters gather outside Minneapolis City Hall on Friday Oct. 28, 2016. Protestors rallied together to show their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Hennepin County Sheriffs deputies participation in dispersing protesters.

Hundreds protest Hennepin County involvement in Dakota Access Pipeline arrests

Published October 31, 2016

Demonstrators, including members of Black Lives Matter, gathered outside the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis on Friday to support those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.More than 200 demonstrators...

U eyes alternative funding sources for upkeep costs

Published October 27, 2016

The way the University of Minnesota lobbies the state Legislature has recently come under scrutiny from school officials.As the University prepares to ask for $100 million for infrastructure fixes in the...

University President Eric Kaler answers questions for the Minnesota Daily on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 in his office at Morrill Hall.

Kaler talks free speech, faculty unionization and mental health resources

Published October 24, 2016

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler Friday for the semester’s second installment of “Kickin’ it With Kaler” to talk about free speech and faculty unionization,...

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Report: Total crimes increased in Minneapolis last year

Published October 20, 2016

While serious crime rates have gone down at the University of Minnesota over the last decade, crime increased slightly last year compared to 2014.According to the University’s latest Annual Security...

University President Eric Kaler and the Board of Regents talk before voting on the Universitys new budget at McNamara Alumni Center on the morning of Friday, June 10.

Regents approve grain elevator demolition, new track facility

Published October 17, 2016

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents voted Friday to demolish the grain elevators near TCF Bank Stadium to build a new track and field facility, but failed to decide where to move the sports...

Regents to vote on six-year of capital projects

Published October 13, 2016

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents will vote Friday on approval of a $1.6 billion plan to fund capital projects across the system over six years. Under the plan, the University would foot...

University President Eric Kaler and the Board of Regents talk before voting on the Universitys new budget at McNamara Alumni Center on the morning of Friday, June 10.

Regents to discuss grain elevators, union contracts and campus safety

Published October 12, 2016

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents will vote this week on plans to demolish 115-year old grain elevators near TCF Bank Stadium and a police union contract.At meetings Thursday and Friday,...

Regent Thomas Anderson poses for a portrait on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at McNamara Alumni Center.

Regent Tom Anderson talks surgery, M Health and his time as a regent

Published October 7, 2016

In the fall of 1963, 5-year-old Tom Anderson was admitted to the Variety Club Heart Hospital at the University of Minnesota for a risky open-heart surgery.Anderson had a congenital atrial septal defect,...

Law School Dean Garry Jenkins poses for a portrait in Walter F. Mondale Hall on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.

New University Law School dean aims to refocus school’s goals

Published October 6, 2016

Amid declining enrollment and budget deficits at the University of Minnesota’s Law School, the new dean wants to shift the narrative. Since taking over leadership at the law school in July, Garry...

University of Minnesota works to fill senior positions

Published September 26, 2016

Last summer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Richard Pfutzenreuter retired and Vice President for University Services Pam Wheelock resigned, taking with them decades of combined experience...

University President Eric Kaler sits down with the Minnesota Daily to field questions on Friday, Sept. 23 in Morrill Hall.

Kaler talks J Robinson termination, faculty union push and M Health merger

Published September 26, 2016

On his 60th birthday, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler sat down with the Minnesota Daily for the school year’s first Kickin’ It.Kaler talked about former wrestling coach J Robinson, faculty...

University plan to trim admin costs appears to be ahead of schedule

Published September 23, 2016

The University is expected to reallocate about $70 million into its academic mission, as a result of the school’s long-term goal of trimming administrative expenses. Starting in fiscal year 2014,...

Slashed budgets push University Of Wisconsin faculty to Minnesota

Published September 19, 2016

Christina Ewig and her husband Will Jones each spent 11 years teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But shrinking state funding to the UW system and the adoption of controversial new tenure...

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine talks to students on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at Coffman Memorial Union. Kaine was on campus for a surprise visit to engage with students one-on-one about issues important to them.

Tim Kaine visits University of Minnesota campus ahead of private fundraiser

Published September 13, 2016

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine visited Coffman Memorial Union Tuesday amid a swarm of TV cameras and young voters hoping to catch a few minutes of the senator’s time. The unannounced...

Coyle updates Regents on changes to Athletics Dept. spending

Published September 13, 2016

While not completed, spending reforms in the University of Minnesota’s Athletics Department are on track.Two internal audits from last December this May — spurred by the resignation of former Athletics...

Pioneer Hall, which does not currently hold up to many contemporary building codes, stands in the Super Block on the evening of Saturday Sept. 10, 2016.

University of Minnesota Regents approve large-scale renovations for Pioneer Hall

Published September 12, 2016

Pioneer Hall, the University of Minnesota’s oldest residence hall in the Superblock, is getting a costly facelift.The University’s Board of Regents approved plans for the $104.5 million renovation...

Regents approve $104.5 million Pioneer Hall upgrade

Published September 11, 2016

Pioneer Hall, The University of Minnesota’s oldest dorm, will get a more than $100 million facelift.The University’s Board of Regents approved plans for the $104.5 million renovation by a 9-3 vote...

Regent Michael Hsu poses for a portrait at the McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

Regent Michael Hsu discusses his time as a University of Minnesota Regent

Published September 9, 2016

More than 20 years after Michael Hsu toured the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents chamber as an honors student, he was elected as a member of the school’s governing Board.Since taking his...

Regents outline priorities for school year

Published September 8, 2016

Following an August goal-setting retreat, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents emerged with four main priorities for the upcoming school year: boosting the Medical School’s national profile,...

University President Eric Kaler answers questions for the Minnesota Daily in his office on Mar. 3, 2016.

Kickin’ It: President Kaler visits the State Fair, talks upcoming school year

Published September 6, 2016

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler attended the Minnesota State Fair last week, touring several University of Minnesota exhibits alongside University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.The...

Attorney chosen as chair of U’s Alumni Association board

Published August 29, 2016

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association — a body that advocates for the University with the support of graduates —elected a new chair to its Board of Directors.Daniel McDonald, a partner...

Director Young seeks to engage visitors with Bell

Published August 29, 2016

Set to begin in the fall, Denise Young will take over as the Bell Museum and Planetarium’s new executive director — helping to lead the 144-year-old institution as it prepares for the unveiling...

Prosecutor: No charges in Lynch sex assault case

Published August 24, 2016

Gophers basketball player Reggie Lynch won’t face sexual assault charges, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.Hennepin County declined to pursue charges against Lynch — a 21-year-old...

University adjusts to retiring faculty

Published July 27, 2016

As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, colleges and universities — including the University of Minnesota — across the country are dealing with growing numbers of retiring faculty...