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Maturi to seize new role after Teague takes over

April 24, 2012

The news of Norwood Teague’s appointment ended a swift search that began just more than two months ago, when Joel Maturi announced his retirement. Maturi’s Feb. 2 announcement ended more than...

Daily Digest: Obama v Romney and news from the Norway summer massacre

April 10, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Tuesday, April 10: Obama v. Romney fight taking shape There’s still more than a month of primaries to go, but President Barack Obama has focused his attention square...

Legislature elects Devine to Board of Regents

April 4, 2012

The Minnesota Legislature selected Wednesday Tom Devine to fill the empty Board of Regents seat. Devine will take over for former Regent Steve Sviggum, who left the board in early March after a lengthy...

Daily Digest: Obama’s hot mic, Afghanistan and James Cameron as Jacques Cousteau

March 27, 2012

Hot mic and hot waters President Barack Obama is again being criticized for remarks intended to be private that were picked up by a hot microphone. It happened Monday in Seoul, South Korea, where Obama...

VP for research Mulcahy will retire at the end of the year

VP for research Mulcahy will retire at the end of the year

March 21, 2012

  Vice President for Research Tim Mulcahy will leave the University of Minnesota at the end of 2012. After more than seven years overseeing the University’s research, Mulcahy, 60, called his...

Daily Digest: Super Tuesday, Dayton shoots down gun bill and Rink-rat woes

March 6, 2012

Here’s your Daily Digest for Tuesday, March 6: (Kinda) Super Tuesday Ten states today will host Republican presidential primaries or caucuses, in which more than 400 delegates for the nomination...

POSTED: Legal opinions on Regent Sviggum’s possible conflict of interest

February 29, 2012

At February's meeting, Board of Regents Chairwoman Linda Cohen requested legal opinions from University of Minnesota general counsel Mark Rotenberg and an outside attorney on whether Regent Steve Sviggum's...

Daily Digest: Sviggum, Netflix and the tale of two primaries

February 28, 2012

Here’s your Daily Digest for Tuesday, Feb. 28: Sviggum's conflict of interest inquiry nearing decision Regent Steve Sviggum will meet Friday with the ad hoc committee taking up a potential conflict...

#mndailychat – Tatro v. University of Minnesota

February 13, 2012

We held our very first #mndailychat Monday morning to talk with readers about their thoughts on the First Amendment and social media, and the implications of the Amanda Tatro v. University of Minnesota...

Federal court rules California’s Prop. 8 unconstitutional

February 7, 2012

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that California’s controversial Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state, was unconstitutional. The case may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court,...

Daily Digest: Stadium drama and the State of the Union

January 24, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Jan. 24: #Asthestadiumturns Gov. Mark Dayton told Vikings' owner Zygi Wilf last night that the current Metrodome site is the only viable option for a new stadium if a deal...

Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to step down from Congress

January 22, 2012

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., announced Sunday that she will step down from her seat in Congress. "I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for Arizona, I will step down this...

POSTED: Board of Regents Chair Cohen’s statement on Sviggum

January 18, 2012

The same day that Regent and former Republican lawmaker Steve Sviggum started his new job as spokesman of the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus, Board of Regents Chair Linda Cohen issued the following...

By the numbers: SD 59 special election results

January 11, 2012

Kari Dziedzic won the election for the Senate District 59 seat Tuesday. She'll take office some time before the Legislature gears up on Jan. 24. Check out some interactive graphics on the results and...

DFL holds primary for state Senate district 59 seat today

December 6, 2011

Polls are open today for the DFL primary in the race for the Senate District 59 seat, which represents the University of Minnesota area. The winner will likely go on to win the general election on Jan....

Cain campaign comes to an end

December 5, 2011

The once-surging presidential campaign for Herman Cain is coming to a close. The Georgia Republican and businessman announced Saturday that he is âÄúsuspendingâÄù his bid for the Oval Office. Political...

Carlson School’s holiday ‘flash mob’

December 2, 2011

Impromptu flash mob? Not quite, but University of Minnesota music students brought some holiday cheer to the Carlson School of Management.    My first thought? High School Musical has come...

Daily Digest: Britain and Breivik

November 30, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Nov. 30: Britain cuts diplomatic ties with Iran In the wake of an attack Tuesday on its embassy in Tehran, British officials evacuated staff from Iran's capital...

State Senate candidates on campus for forum

November 29, 2011

Candidates in the special election to represent the University of Minnesota area in the state Senate will be on campus for a forum Monday night. The six remaining candidates in the election for Senate...

Daily Digest: Julian Assange and the crumbling Capitol

November 2, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Nov. 2: Assange Though his legal battle likely won't end any time soon, the United Kingdom's high court upheld Wednesday a ruling that Julian Assange should be extradited...

Daily Digest: Small business boost, Saddam and some good lookin’ buildings

October 26, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Oct. 26 Dayton announces $100M for small business The morning after he hosted a daylong Jobs Summit in downtown St. Paul, Gov. Mark Dayton announced $100 million...

Daily Digest: Wild animals, bridges, and Wayne Newton

October 19, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Oct. 19: Lions and tigers and bears (and wolves) Police officers in the eastern Ohio town of Zanesville are hunting down about 50 exotic animals on the loose, according...

Daily Digest: Prisoner exchange, Vikings stadium news, and a dead bill

October 12, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Oct. 12: Israel executed a deal with Hamas — the Palestinian political party that governs the Gaza Strip — to release 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange...

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs dies

October 5, 2011

Former CEO and Apple Inc. Co-founder Steve Jobs has died, the company announced Wednesday night. He was 56. âÄúApple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing...

WATCH: President Kaler’s entire inauguration speech

September 30, 2011

Eric Kaler was officially inaugurated as the 16th president of the University of Minnesota last Thursday, Sept. 22. He had been serving as president since July 1, when former President Bob Bruininks left...

Daily Digest: Swine swindling, Israel-Palestine troubles

September 28, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Sept. 28: Swine swindlers strike in Minnesota Nearly 750 hogs have been stolen from Minnesota farms in the past two months, according to the Star Tribune. Why pigs,...

Former Sen. Coleman joins Romney team

September 21, 2011

Written by Reporter Intern Dina Elrashidy Former Minnesota U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman announced Wednesday that he will be joining Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign as a special adviser, according to the...

Daily Digest: Google hearing and Twitter politics

September 21, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Sept. 21:   Google under fire The chairman of the internet giant Google will appear before the U.S. Senate at an antitrust hearing today.  Amid allegations...

Provost candidacy reduced to four

September 19, 2011

  The search for the University of MinnesotaâÄôs next senior vice president for academic affairs and provost is already down to four candidates. The fifth, unnamed candidate, who was scheduled...

Daily Digest: Poverty, Perry and a burning car

September 14, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Wednesday, Sept. 14:   Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday indicates Minnesota is faring better than the nation on average when it comes to poverty, but that's...

Pawlenty endorses Romney

September 12, 2011

A month after dropping out of the race, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Monday he's backing Mitt Romney in his bid for the presidency, according to the Star Tribune. Pawlenty will serve as...

Daily Digest: T-Paw and a plane crash in Russia

September 7, 2011

In his first big appearance since dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination mid-August, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty showed off his lighter side as a special guest on the Colbert...

Bachmann wins Minnesota State Fair straw poll

September 6, 2011

Straw polls appear to be presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann's thing - she pulled in another victory at the Minnesota State Fair, the Republican Party of Minnesota announced Tuesday. Bachmann won the...

Two managers step away from Bachmann campaign

September 6, 2011

The last month has not been kind to U.S. Rep. and Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, and two of the top leaders of her campaign stepped down Monday, according to Politico. Citing health...

Bush to speak at St. Louis Park synagogue

September 2, 2011

Former U.S. President George W. Bush will speak Sept. 21 at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park, Minn., according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The nation's 43rd president is being brought in to speak...

Pawlenty drops bid for the Oval Office

August 14, 2011

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has bowed out of the presidential race, according to the Associated Press. The two-term Minnesota governor announced he would end his campaign Sunday, the day after an improved...

First look at U’s Rec Center expansion

August 11, 2011

Finance and Commerce released Tuesday a first look at what the addition to the University's Recreation Center will look like. The University broke ground on what will eventually become a four floor, 150,000-square-foot...

End of CLA fall graduation ceremony sparks backlash

July 21, 2011

The University of MinnesotaâÄôs College of Liberal Arts announced Thursday that, starting this year, there will be no December commencement ceremony for its fall graduates. In an email sent to...

North Dakota may not really be a state

July 14, 2011

Time magazine reported today what Minnesotans have expected all along: North Dakota is not a real state. At least not constitutionally. Our neighbors to the west - who officially joined the United States...

Dayton to visit campus Thursday

July 14, 2011

In the midst of the largest government shutdown in state history, Gov. Mark Dayton will speak at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Thursday morning. Dayton will take the stage of Cowles Auditorium...

Open or closed: Govt. shutdown 101

June 30, 2011

Weeks of speculation on what services may continue in the event of a government shutdown came to an end Wednesday, when Ramsey County District Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin ordered what will remain open...

Move to undo marijuana prohibition in Congress

June 23, 2011

U.S. Reps. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and Barney Frank, DFL-Massachusetts, will introduce a bill today that aims to get the remove the federal government's role in regulating marijuana sale and use, according...

Bachmann is in the race

June 14, 2011

As she stood on stage with fellow Republicans eyeing the Oval Office, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Monday night she is officially seeking the presidency in the 2012 election. Bachmann put...

Budget battle spills into special session

May 25, 2011

State legislators and the governor were unable to agree on a budget before the Legislature adjourned Monday night. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed Tuesday all of the budget proposals Republicans laid on his...

Reports: Pawlenty will officially enter Pres. race Monday

May 20, 2011

After almost two years of preparation and media speculation, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will officially declare himself a candidate in the 2012 presidential race Monday, according to the Associated...

Despite budget progress, special legislative session looms

May 18, 2011

As Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled state Legislature work tirelessly to agree on a budget before the session ends in five days, the two parties have hit an impasse that will likely drag...

Voter ID passes House, headed to Senate

May 5, 2011

A bill that would require all voters to present photo identification at polling places across Minnesota passed through the state House of Representatives Thursday evening, and may soon be headed to Gov....

Painkiller abuse not a campus problem

May 5, 2011

While prescription painkiller abuse has increased nationwide in recent years, University of Minnesota officials say the problem hasnâÄôt migrated to clinics on campus. Distribution and nonmedical...

Law profs decry gay marriage ban bill

May 5, 2011

A large group of professors from the University of Minnesota Law School sent a letter urging state legislators to stop pursuing a bill that would put a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on...

U law professors oppose gay marriage amendment

May 4, 2011

A large group of professors from the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Law School sent a letter urging the state Senate and House of Representatives to prevent a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage...