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Regents refuse public meeting with Met Council

November 13, 2009

The Metropolitan Council requested to speak before the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Board of Regents Friday about issues surrounding the Central Corridor light rail line , but the request was rejected....

Regents hear report on U transfers

November 12, 2009

The number of enrolled transfer students increased on each of the University of MinnesotaâÄôs campuses this fall, according to a report presented at a Board of RegentsâÄô Faculty, Staff...

MnSCU provides majority of U transfer students

November 8, 2009

The University of Minnesota relies heavily on the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system for transfer students, which make up about a third of the undergraduate student body. Of the 2,058 new...

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak talks with press Tuesday evening at his election party at the Graves 601 hotel downtown.

Rybak and Coleman handily win back their seats

November 3, 2009

With an overwhelming majority of first place votes, R.T. RybakâÄôs expected re-election was confirmed Tuesday night. With endorsements by all 13 city council members and numerous other elected...

Northwestern U president’s pay reduced

November 2, 2009

Data released by the Chronicle of Higher Education today shows the president of Northwestern University, the only private university in the Big Ten, apparently took a cut in pay between the two most recent...

Library exhibit highlights 40-year-old programs

November 1, 2009

Copies of old documents, photos and newspaper clippings lining the curved walls of Elmer L. Andersen LibraryâÄôs second and third floor atrium display the history of two pioneering programs founded...

Quam named new dean of CEHD

October 30, 2009

Professor Jean Quam was named dean of the College of Education and Human Development on Friday by Tom Sullivan, vice president for academic affairs and provost. Quam has been serving as an interim dean...

Steering committee to plan U’s academic future

October 28, 2009

University President Bob Bruininks said the most significant way the University of Minnesota can cut costs is by âÄúresetting prioritiesâÄù âÄî determining which activities merit...

A financial crossroad: U to narrow academic focus

October 27, 2009

Decreasing state aid and increasing tuition is forcing the University of Minnesota to function more independently of the state financially and narrow academic focuses to invest in its most promising areas....

Steve Kelly, senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute, announced Oct. 19 that he will seek the DFL endorsement for governor in 2010.

Campaign for the Capitol: Steve Kelley

October 25, 2009

Steve Kelley officially announced his candidacy in the 2010 gubernatorial race last week, adding another name to the growing list of DFL hopefuls. A former state legislator, Kelley has spent the last two...

Increased financial aid offsets tuition hikes nationally

October 20, 2009

NPR blogger Frank James delved into tuition today after a new College Board study reported an average 6.5 percent increases for in-state students at public four-year schools this academic year. Private...

Honors students take advantage of small classes, driven community

October 19, 2009

When Stephanie King has questions about physics, chemistry or calculus, she walks out of her room on the eighth floor of Middlebrook Hall and quickly finds classmates working on the same assignment. In...

Sallys Saloon and Eatery bartender Kevin Sprenger prepares a vodka and red bull, one of the restaurant’s most popular drinks. Although the University of Minnesota discontinued its contract with Red Bull, students can still find the drink at off campus locations.

U terminates Red Bull agreement

October 15, 2009

The University of Minnesota discontinued its contract with Red Bull, after repeated breaches in the purchasing agreement between the University and the energy drink company. University spokesman Dan Wolter...

U scrambles to fend off looming shortfall

October 14, 2009

Beginning in 2012, tuition would have to increase by 9.8 percent each year for students on the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Twin Cities campus to close the gap left by a decrease in state funding....

U approves state request, $50 million shortfall looms

October 11, 2009

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved the 2010 request for funding from the state Friday, a sum of $193.3 million. The money will go toward the renovation and construction of buildings...

Regents approve 2010 capital investment request

October 9, 2009

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved the 2010 request for funding from the state Friday, a sum of $193.3 million. The money will go toward the renovation and construction of buildings...

Regents review sustainability goals, announce higher enrollment

October 8, 2009

Multi-faceted goals designed to make the University of Minnesota more successful in its sustainability efforts were presented to regents on the Facilities Committee meeting Thursday. University President...

Bruininks talks capital request and student aid

October 7, 2009

University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks opened his office to The Minnesota Daily on Tuesday to talk about the 2010 state capital request to be approved by the Board of Regents on Friday. He also...

State Rep. probes MPLS finance records

October 6, 2009

A broad request for public information had Ward 2 Council member Cam Gordon and his staff sifting through old records to find anything âÄî memos, documents, files, e-mails âÄî pertaining...

U regent’s trip to Berlin sheds light on German health care system

October 1, 2009

In an effort to spur discussion on health care reform across national borders, the University of Minnesota Center for German and European Studies organized a 13-member delegation to visit Berlin last week....

Big Ten budgets not so big

September 30, 2009

From administrators to custodians, men and women employed by the universities in the Big Ten are dealing with heavy budget cuts and salary freezes. While no two schools have reacted the same way, each...

Arts and humanities professor receives research funds

September 27, 2009

Susan Noakes, University of Minnesota professor in the department of French and Italian , will have $70,000 over the next two years to initiate a research project, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs...

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Reps bring student voice to regents

September 23, 2009

When the University Of Minnesota Board of Regents meets each month to consider policies and issues affecting the University, seven students take two days off from classes to represent the student voice....

U seeks ways to improve space on campus

September 22, 2009

Occupying 29 million gross square feet across five campuses and 18 research and outreach centers, the University of Minnesota spends an average of $83 million each year maintaining its facilities. While...

UC Regents consider major fee increase

September 18, 2009

A controversial proposal to raise student fees midyear for undergraduates at the University of California went before the UC Board of Regents this week. The proposal also includes plans to further limit...

State Legislators react to University funding proposal

September 16, 2009

A $242 million state funding request will go before the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in October before being handed over to the state Legislature for consideration next session. The proposed...

Bruininks talks summer decisions, new stadium

September 14, 2009

University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks sat down with the Minnesota Daily during the first week of classes to talk about triumphs over the summer and challenges looming over the coming year. How...

Regents hear capital request, UMore Park plans

September 13, 2009

University of Minnesota administrators presented at FridayâÄôs Board of Regents meeting their plan to request $194.7 million from the state Legislature next session as part of a $242 million capital...

Regents hear 2010 capital investment request

September 11, 2009

University of Minnesota administrators presented their plan to request $242 million from the state Legislature next session at FridayâÄôs Board of Regents meeting. The University wants $100 million...

Regents OK 1701 building purchase; finish stadium budget changes

September 11, 2009

The University made an emergency $2.5 million purchase of the 1701 University Ave SE property between the July and September Board of Regents meetings because its lease of the building ended August 31....

U med student invited to hear Obama speak

September 8, 2009

When President Barack Obama discusses health care Wednesday in a joint session of Congress , Peter Olsen will be there listening closely for a plan to support primary care. Olsen, a fourth-year medical...

BSU, local African American barber shop offer haircuts at Coffman

April 23, 2009

The University's Black Student Union group collaborated with a north Minneapolis barber shop to bring discounted services to black students in Coffman Memorial Union this week. Ashton Penister, treasurer...

15K raised to help end homelessness

February 19, 2009

On Monday, the Daily printed an article about the Concert to End Homelessness, a two night event last Friday and Saturday at The Cabooze.  Ticket sales benefitted St. Stephen's Human Services,...