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Recent poll finds college grads are more likely to drink alcohol

August 11, 2010

It’s not just the side effects of the alcohol college students are drinking today that will follow them long after college is done. According to a Gallup poll released July 30, college graduates...

State aims to commercialize U research

August 4, 2010

In recent years, the University of Minnesota has witnessed a slow decline in the number of new startup businesses based on its research. Taking research from the laboratory shelf to a retail store can...

Federal Judge Blocks Parts of Ariz. Immigration Law

July 28, 2010

A federal judge blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona's much-protested immigration law on Wednesday, according to a Star Tribune article. United States District Court Judge Susan Bolton blocked...

Students to protest Ariz. law enaction

July 28, 2010

Four University of Minnesota students piled into a station wagon Tuesday, setting off on a cross-country road trip to add their voices to the protest against Arizona’s new immigration law. The four...

Northrop summer concerts get the ax

July 21, 2010

 The free concert series on Northrop Plaza was created to make campus livelier during the summer, but after 56 years, the University of Minnesota is hitting the mute button. Next year, the series...

Fees Committee members selected

July 14, 2010

Following disagreements over the Student Services Fees allotment process during the past academic year, the presidents of both the Minnesota Student Association and the Graduate and Professional Student...

MnCAP offers guaranteed credits to Minnesota transfer students

July 14, 2010

Transferring credits to the University of Minnesota can be a sticky business. To have no wasted credits, no wasted money and no wasted time almost sounds too good to be true. However, guaranteed transfer...

A Minnesota Cricket Association match is played on Sunday June 20th at Bryn Mawr Park.

U cricket team seeks student group funding

July 7, 2010

  From wickets to bowlers, exchanging bases to Twenty20 and six-hour-long games, University of Minnesota students are oftentimes understandably confused by cricket. "We don’t have many spectators...

More H.S. transcripts omit class rank

July 7, 2010

Ranking high school students’ academic success against that of their peers is a tradition. Tradition or not, 40 percent of high schools across the nation have kicked class rank off transcripts or...

The Twin Cities Pride Parade marches down Hennepin ave, Sunday.  Over 200,000 people attended the parade and festival.

TC Pride Festival crowds downtown Mpls

June 30, 2010

While the park eventually drained and the tables were retrieved, dissenters more difficult to tame than Friday night’s heavy rains were expected at the event. Scantily clad men in feather boas danced...

New course offering will address current oil spill crisis

June 23, 2010

Oil and water don’t mix. That is, unless they are coming together in a class dubbed “Oil and Water: The Gulf Oil Spill of 2010,” a joint venture of the University of Minnesota’s...

The three dollar “Cash & Concerts” scratch cards offer free music downloads, concert tickets, Ipods and cash prizes.

New lottery ticket targets college-aged audience

June 16, 2010

The saying goes that the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of winning the lottery in a given year. While that might be true for some lotto games, as far as the Minnesota State...

University scientist Jay Maher looks over items to bid on at the University ReUse Auction on Saturday.

ReUse Program auctions rare and antique U items

June 9, 2010

Most students are not in the market for a dental chair circa 1960, but University of Minnesota ReUse Program coordinator Chris Hruza knows who is. âÄúPeople that do woodworking will be interested...

Local PR firm uses Facebook votes to select company’s next summer intern

May 26, 2010

A small Minneapolis public relations firm has added a twist to todayâÄôs already competitive job market by giving anyone with a Facebook account the power to vote on who the companyâÄôs...