The Minnesota Daily

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Some question GradTRAC

April 1, 2005

Graduate employees will decide later this month if they want a union to represent them, but some are already saying they are unsure if they want to unionize. If the Graduate Teaching and Research Assistants...

U TAs, RAs to vote on union

March 30, 2005

University graduate employees will decide next month if they want union representation. The state's Bureau of Mediation Services approved a request last week to hold a vote from graduate student employees...

U TV show centers on workers

March 29, 2005

For two decades, the University's Labor Education Service has put together a weekly public-access show to highlight labor issues from around the state. "Minnesota at Work" celebrated its 20th birthday...

U plans to be in top three for research

March 21, 2005

The Board of Regents voted unanimously to work to become one of the top three research universities in the world within the next 10 years. The vote came during the board's monthly meeting Feb. 11. "I believe...

U Senate looks at credit policy

March 10, 2005

Some students say a proposed credit requirement change for transfer students makes sense, despite inconvenience. The University Senate passed an amendment last week regarding transfer students and the...

Retired professors help int’l RAs, TAs with English skills

March 8, 2005

Though they no longer teach classes, some retired professors are still working to improve the learning experience at the University. The professors are spending several hours each week with international...

U Senate alters grad rule

March 4, 2005

The University Senate voted on Thursday to change a credit requirement for graduation. The change, if approved by the Board of Regents, will require students to complete at least half their major credits...

Reorganizing of U Senate adds staff members’ voice

March 3, 2005

The University Senate is reorganizing for the next school year, which will make it unique among higher education legislative bodies. There will now be 25 seats for civil service employees and 25 for academic...

Colo. shifts college funding

March 1, 2005

Beginning this fall, Colorado will have a new method for funding higher education, using a program Minnesota might soon emulate. The College Opportunity Fund will take effect in Colorado for the 2005-06...

Event unites Big Ten graduate students to discuss unionization

February 28, 2005

Representatives from five Big Ten schools' graduate student unions spoke Friday to University teaching and research assistants. Approximately 150 people gathered in Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey Institute...

Mayor debate keys on money

February 24, 2005

The two Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidates for mayor of Minneapolis met Wednesday for their only debate before the Democratic caucuses March 1. Mayor R.T. Rybak and Hennepin County Commissioner Peter...