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5 claims settled in 5 years

Published September 23, 2015

The University of Minnesota has paid nearly $450,000 over the past five years to settle five claims of sexual harassment.   According to public records obtained Tuesday by the Minnesota...

Man allegedly left flares in Coffman

Published August 12, 2015

University of Minnesota police arrested a man on Tuesday who allegedly left a bag of smoke flares inside Coffman Union on Sunday, which pushed police to close the building the next day. A criminal complaint...

Coffman Union closed for ‘security threat’ Monday

Published August 10, 2015

University of Minnesota officials closed Coffman Union on Monday morning to “investigate a security threat,” according to a text message alert sent at about 4:30 a.m. The University’s...

Police closed Coffman Memorial Union on Monday, August 10 to search for any potential security threats after night staff reported that a suspicious bag was in the building at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 9. Coffman will reopen Tuesday morning.

Suspicious bag in Coffman sparks FBI, UMPD investigation

Published August 10, 2015

University of Minnesota police are working with the FBI after a suspicious bag found in Coffman Union prompted the building’s closure Monday. Barricades blocked both footbridges leading to the student...

Fed grant to fund new bus shelters

Published October 7, 2014

A federal grant will help cover the cost of building new-and-improved bus shelters in areas of poverty throughout the Twin Cities beginning next year. Metro Transit received a $3.26 million grant late...

Building and grounds worker ​Bryan Fish cleans a room on Monday at Sanford Residence Hall. On average, Twin Cities campus civil service workers make $10,000 more per year than the same employees on Crookston campus.

Staff pay unequal across campuses

Published August 6, 2014

On average, a civil service employee at the University of Minnesota’s Crookston campus makes about $10,000 less per year compared to a similar employee on the Twin Cities campus. A pay gap for civil...

Regents to seek freeze extension

Published August 6, 2014

University of Minnesota officials are planning to ask the state Legislature for a boost in funding next session, which they say could extend the school’s already-active tuition freeze. Securing state...

Reporter’s Notebook: Student-athletes make academic strides

Published July 31, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s student-athletes earned higher marks this year than they have in the past. As of spring semester 2014, the average GPA for the University’s student-athletes was...

East Bank purchase expands University

Published July 30, 2014

Some of the unused land behind TCF Bank Stadium could sprout more research buildings as the University of Minnesota continues a slow expansion beyond the eastern confines of its Minneapolis campus. At...

University’s financial outlook remains ‘stable’

Published July 30, 2014

Despite a slow national recovery from the recent recession and uncertain federal research funding, credit rating agencies say the University of Minnesota’s finances look promising. Two high-profile...

University President Eric Kaler voices his position on the lightrail, the smoking ban, and other campus issues during an interview in his office on Thursday.

Kaler talks light-rail safety, NFL games

Published July 23, 2014

About a week after University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler agreed to a contract extension and a salary boost, he chatted with the Minnesota Daily for its summer edition of Kickin’ it with Kaler. The...

No longer a ‘safety school’

Published July 23, 2014

More applications from prospective University of Minnesota students are rolling in than ever before, which has helped push the University to become a more selective institution. Record numbers of applicants...

University President Eric Kaler poses for a portrait at McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday afternoon. Kaler

Kaler gets pay raise, extension

Published July 16, 2014

Amid debates over high administrative pay at colleges nationwide, University of Minnesota officials agree President Eric Kaler’s successes outweighed any signs of his failure — earning him...

University Athletic Director Norwood Teague presents Minnesota

Athletics department preps for changes, facilities

Published July 16, 2014

A national discussion to boost scholarships for student-athletes has reached the University of Minnesota, and school officials say the looming changes could bring a competitive advantage, despite the added...

App to help the blind navigate nears completion

Published July 9, 2014

Walking through construction zones is challenging for Nicole Plan, a recent University of Minnesota graduate who’s visually impaired. When Plan attended the University, crossing campus was sometimes...

Regents extend Kaler’s contract to 2020

Published July 9, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents unanimously voted on Wednesday to extend President Eric Kaler’s contract, setting the stage for his continued leadership through the end of the...

U nears record in donations

Published July 2, 2014

The University of Minnesota received an almost record-breaking amount of donation money this year. Total donations since last July topped $276 million on Friday, just $13 million shy of the University’s...

Rep. McCollum: Redskins name violates U policy

Published June 26, 2014

Democratic U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., sent a letter last week urging Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf to take a stand against the Washington Redskins’ name, also stating that it would violate...

SNAP-Ed hires employees after federal funding boost

Published June 25, 2014

A University of Minnesota Extension program is adding back about half of the jobs it recently lost. The University’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education recently received its annual...

Sophomore Maddie Blake sits at her desk in 17th Avenue Residence Hall on Friday. Blake is not planning to return to on-campus housing in the fall, but her roommate Stephanie Murch is.

U aims to house more sophomores

Published June 25, 2014

The University of Minnesota wants more of its students to live on campus for their sophomore year. This approach to student housing is gaining traction across the country, and University data show that...

U rower, coaches pull injured woman out of Mississippi River

Published June 19, 2014

Two college rowers and two University of Minnesota rowing coaches rescued an injured woman from the Mississippi River early Wednesday. The woman, who was conscious, was trapped in some trees near the shoreline...

U set to speak up about development

Published June 18, 2014

As neighborhoods surrounding campus continue to change rapidly, University of Minnesota administrators are making plans to become more vocal about their opinions on area development. Top University officials...

President Eric Kaler speaks at the Board of Regents meeting at McNamara Alumni Center on Friday. The board approved the Athletic Departments request to sell student tickets to the general public earlier in the season in the hopes of increasing attendance on game days.

Following low sales, student season football tickets get a push

Published June 18, 2014

The University of Minnesota is trying to fill its student section at Gophers football games — even if students alone aren’t enough. After years of student season ticket sales plummeting, the...

Regents OK budget, capital funding

Published June 14, 2014

  The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents gave its formal nod on Friday to President Eric Kaler’s budget and capital improvement funding for next year.   The board gave the...

In prep for Vikings, new turf finished at TCF Bank Stadium

Published June 11, 2014

Crews have finished laying new, heated turf at TCF Bank Stadium in preparation for the arrival of the Minnesota Vikings, KSTP reported. The Vikings will share the stadium with the University of Minnesota...

Student reps to push for more financial literacy programs

Published June 11, 2014

In response to continual increases in tuition and student debt, student representatives to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents are asking school leaders to help students spend wisely by...

Capital budget highlights safety

Published June 11, 2014

The University of Minnesota’s proposed capital improvement budget for next year provides funding for safety initiatives, more efficient technology and improvements to campus buildings, among other...

Minneapolis puts off vote to ban smoking in parks

Published June 5, 2014

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will wait to decide whether to ban smoking in city parks after questions about enforcing the ban surfaced at a discussion late Tuesday, the Star Tribune reported. The...

CLA to put greater focus on career prep

Published June 4, 2014

Students in the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts could soon see a greater focus on jobs and more advising support. In an attempt to combat common negative perceptions regarding the...

Facing low enrollment, Law School gets a $2.2 million boost

Published June 4, 2014

As its enrollment continues to drop, the University of Minnesota’s Law School is set to receive more money to fight financial woes. President Eric Kaler’s proposed budget for next year includes...

Green Line will run 48 minutes end to end

Published May 29, 2014

Come June, passengers traveling along the light rail’s new Green Line will need to plan for about 48 minutes to get from one end to the other, news sources report. The route will pass through the...

Merit aid will grow, but not need-based

Published May 28, 2014

The University of Minnesota plans to amp up funding for merit-based financial aid next year. As part of a push to recruit more top-notch students to the University, President Eric Kaler proposed in early...

Karen Kaler briefly visits with a patient in a play room at the University of Minnesota Childrens Hospital on West Bank during a tour of the building on April 25. Karen Kaler volunteers to rock premature infants at the Childrens Hospital.

The University’s No. 1 ambassador

Published May 6, 2014

Karen Kaler is a naturalized Gopher. A charming Tennessee accent combined with warm Southern hospitality make it difficult for Kaler, wife to University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler, to pass as a...

Clyde Bellecourt, a cofounder of the American Indian Movement, blows a whistle during a circle dance in City Halls atrium on Friday.

Minneapolis throws Columbus Day overboard

Published April 29, 2014

More than 500 years after Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, the city of Minneapolis has decided to remember him a little differently. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday...

Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges gives her first state of the city address at the Minneapolis American Indian Center on Thursday.

Hodges praises growth

Published April 28, 2014

In her first State of the City address, Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges applauded new city construction projects, specifically ones around the University, saying development won’t slow down anytime...

Ward 2 council member Cam Gordon.

Gordon’s goals don’t sway

Published April 24, 2014

Even after serving on the City Council for nearly a decade, Cam Gordon hasn’t strayed from his roots. The Ward 2 City Councilman has served the University of Minnesota and surrounding neighborhoods...

Hodges makes first State of the City address

Published April 24, 2014

Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges applauded new growth in the University of Minnesota’s area and called for more citywide development in her first State of the City address on Thursday. “We are...

U area on trend for growth

Published April 22, 2014

Twin Cities’ population is poised to skyrocket, and city leaders are evaluating whether the University of Minnesota area is ready for a smooth transition. The Metropolitan Council presented its 30-year...

City develops regulations for Lyft

Published April 17, 2014

Lyft and UberX connect riders and drivers through a mobile app, essentially providing a citizen chauffeur service. The companies are currently operating illegally in Minneapolis, since standing city code...

City Council member Jacob Frey speaks to the press Friday in Dinkytown about being safe after Saturdays Gophers mens hockey teams NCAA championship game.

When the U is involved, Frey isn’t shy

Published April 17, 2014

Jacob Frey has already made a noticeable mark on Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota, even though he’s been a City Council member for less than four months. Frey, who as Ward 3 City...

One of the many potholes that cars attempt to avoid hitting on Pillsbury Drive Southeast on the Universitys East Bank on Thursday.

Minneapolis patches pothole fund with $1 million

Published April 15, 2014

This year’s harsh winter conditions have created massive potholes throughout Minneapolis, prompting City Council members to pass a budget measure Friday to help speed up repairs. But the streets...

HOME Line housing attorney Matt Eichenlaub talks to a renter on the phone on Friday at their Minneapolis office. HOME Line is a nonprofit that provides free legal, organizing, educational and advocacy services for tenants in Minnesota and now have the resources to help Minneapolis tenants beginning April 1.

Law students lend help to local renter hotline

Published April 7, 2014

Minneapolis renters can now get free legal advice with help from University of Minnesota law students. Home Line, a call service offering legal advice to tenants, made its services free in Minneapolis...

Audience members listen and dance to Night Moves close to the stage at the Varsity Theater on Friday night. The proposed ordinance would require venues to provide earplugs to concert attendees.

City may plug local ears

Published April 2, 2014

A new city law might force music venues to give concertgoers’ ears a break. The change would come in the form of free earplugs, which Minneapolis venues would have to provide under the new ordinance. Some...

Local high schools host medical residencies

Published April 1, 2014

Family medical residents from the University of Minnesota will work in Minneapolis schools as part of a new five-year partnership set to launch next academic year. Minneapolis City Council members approved...

After stand-off, Minneapolis set to legalize Lyft

Published March 26, 2014

Minneapolis will likely allow ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uberto to operate in the city after weeks of contention over whether company drivers should have to purchase taxi licenses. Lyft, a citizen...

Minneapolis reworks 911 staffing

Published March 24, 2014

Minneapolis City Council members reviewed a new staffing plan last week designed to lower 911 answer and dispatch times — upgrades the University of Minnesota’s Emergency Communications Center...

LRT derailment simulation to hit Stadium Village

Published March 13, 2014

Smoke, first responders and volunteers faking injuries will fill Stadium Village early  on Tuesday, March 18, during a Light Rail Transit derailment simulation, while many University of Minnesota...

U wants a say in development

Published March 11, 2014

University of Minnesota administrators say it’s time to strengthen the institution’s role in nearby development. Minneapolis City Council members and University administrators say that...

Mallory Kurkoski, 2nd year Carlson part-time MBA student, is a driver for Lyft about 20 hours per week. She is shown here at the beginning of her shift on Monday.

Lyft dodges city sanctions

Published March 6, 2014

Zac Henderson hitched rides to class, work and parties this week in strangers’ cars, using a ridesharing app that’s new to Minneapolis. The family social science sophomore is taking advantage...

City asks for state funds to renovate Nicollet Mall

Published March 5, 2014

As part of their 2014 legislative agenda, Minneapolis leaders will urge state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage and provide funding for a renovation of Nicollet Mall — a spot they say could become...

Citizen chauffeur service Lyft plans to launch in Minneapolis despite ban

Published February 27, 2014

Setting the stage for conflict with Minneapolis officials, the car-sharing business Lyft is scheduled to launch in Minneapolis on Thursday, news sources report. Through Lyft, regular citizens...

Minneapolis City Council member Cam Gordon discusses the citys long-term goals with residents and community leaders on Saturday.

Updated city vision targets equity, growth

Published February 26, 2014

After months of campaign rhetoric, Minneapolis City Council members are beginning to act on their promises. City leaders recently updated goals and values for Minneapolis, proposing a greater focus on...

Minneapolis explores new energy options

Published February 25, 2014

City Council members are considering modifications to the city’s current contracts with two large utility companies in an effort to achieve cleaner and more sustainable energy in Minneapolis —...

‘People just aren’t talking about it’

Published February 20, 2014

After her high school friend’s untreated depression led to his suicide last year, University of Minnesota student Julia Schliesing vowed she would be more vocal about her own treatment. “I...

Twin Cities pledge to end vet homelessness

Published February 19, 2014

After serving in the U.S. military, veterans sometimes struggle finding permanent places to live. “They find it very hard to reintegrate,” said University of Minnesota sociology professor Teresa...

The Minneapolis City Council gathered at  City Hall on Friday morning. Ward 2 Councilman Cam Gordon introduced a proposal that would require rental property owners to disclose the results of environmental contamination tests to tenants in designated areas, in response to the trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination of the Southeast Como neighborhood.

Como TCE prompts city action

Published February 12, 2014

After state authorities measured above-normal levels of a potentially harmful vapor in the Southeast Como neighborhood, city leaders are pushing for more transparent chemical reporting in Minneapolis. A...

Fans could get more fresh air

Published February 10, 2014

In preparation for the Minnesota Vikings playing home games at TCF Bank Stadium next season, restaurants want to expand how often they can sell food and liquor outside normal locations. City code currently...

City proclaims “Don Fraser Day”

Published February 7, 2014

A former state senator representing the University of Minnesota area now has a day of his own. The City Council on Friday proclaimed Feb. 7, 2014 to be “Don Fraser Day” in honor of the former...

Heidi Ritchie, aide to Ward 3 Minneapolis City Councilman Jacob Frey, talks about her job duties at City Hall on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

At City Hall, aides have a hand in everything

Published February 6, 2014

Though Heidi Ritchie spends part of her day dealing with frustrated constituents, she always leaves work feeling like she made an impact on Minneapolis. As an aide to Ward 3 City Councilman Jacob Frey,...

Former Minneapolis mayor RT Rybak greets students before the first lecture of his freshmen seminar, Mayor 101, at Ralph Rapson hall on Monday.

Is crowd-surfing on the final?

Published February 4, 2014

Former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak strolled through a bustling Rapson Hall classroom Monday night, greeting and joking with students before he began teaching his first class at the University of Minnesota. With...

Minneapolis construction trends match U-area development

Published January 30, 2014

Minneapolis building permits totaled $1.2 billion last year, mostly for residential housing, breaking a city record and reflecting a larger migration trend — one that University of Minnesota neighborhoods...

MPD to test body cameras

Published January 23, 2014

Minneapolis police officers will soon sport small cameras to record their patrols, but University of Minnesota police officers will not be joining them. The City Council voted in December to set aside...

City Council pushes for environment

Published January 22, 2014

Chemicals lingering in the Phillips neighborhood in central Minneapolis inspired Ward 9 City Councilwoman Alondra Cano to join a newly formed City Council committee that will focus on sustainability and...

U alum to be released from UAE prison

Published January 8, 2014

University of Minnesota alumnus Shezanne Cassim is set to be released from a United Arab Emirates prison after spending eight months in custody for posting a satirical video to YouTube, news sources report. UAE...

University alumnus Shezanne Cassim is in a maximum-security prison in the United Arab Emirates. The government has held him for 247 days after he posted a video to YouTube that satirized teenage life in Dubai.

U rallies behind alum in prison

Published December 11, 2013

Tuesday marked University of Minnesota alumnus Shezanne Cassim’s 247th day in foreign custody. He’s sitting in a maximum security prison, and his future remains unclear. Tuesday was also Human...

Tobacco ban on home stretch

Published December 10, 2013

A tobacco-free policy at the University of Minnesota opened for public comment online Monday, one of the final steps to its approval. University employees, students and the public will have one month to...

Boy dies on flight to see father

Published December 9, 2013

A 16-year-old boy died on a flight from Washington state to Georgia on Saturday, news sources report.   The Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle made an emergency landing in Spokane, Wash.,  CNN reported.   He...

South African leader Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Published December 8, 2013

Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist and former president of South Africa, died on Thursday, news sources report. He was 95.   Family and friends were with Mandela when he died in his Johannesburg...

Minneapolis declares snow emergency

Published December 4, 2013

The City of Minneapolis declared a snow emergency on Wednesday, according to its website. City officials announce snow emergencies before 6 p.m. on days of heavy snowfall, according to the site. The emergencies...

Unions accept University health care cost hikes

Published December 4, 2013

Technical, clerical and health care workers’ unions at the University of Minnesota have approved contracts accepting cost increases to the employee health insurance program after more than four months...

U students report more depression

Published December 2, 2013

This year, more University of Minnesota students reported being diagnosed with depression than in 2010, according to a recent survey. Experts say the finding mirrors a growing demand for mental health...

Freshman Joey Ryan shovels off the sidewalk in front of his fraternity house Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

Shoveling snow comes with health risks

Published November 27, 2013

While shoveling snow, Tai Do said he doesn’t take it slow — a practice some say could lead to injury. The University of Minnesota psychology and sociology senior said he shovels quickly to...

Boynton pushes for text-based mental health help

Published November 26, 2013

Boynton Health Service is investigating another way to address the ever-increasing demand for mental health resources on the University of Minnesota campus. This time, it’s catering to what often...

Dayton: Minn. won’t follow Obama’s 1-year health insurance extension

Published November 25, 2013

Despite President Obama's announcement that health insurance companies can choose to continue offering plans that don't meet the Affordable Care Act's standards for another year, Governor Mark...

University student Alec Fischer discusses ways to support someone who might be going through a mental health crisis at a discussion panel at Coffman Union on Wednesday.

U groups address mental health stigma

Published November 21, 2013

When she was a child, Solome Tibebu had trouble talking with her parents about her obsessive-compulsive disorder because she didn’t want them to worry. But she opened up to a counselor, and she has...

U program cuts jobs

Published November 20, 2013

Responding to successive cuts in federal funding, University of Minnesota Extension announced Monday it will scale back a program that helps low-income families make healthy, cost-effective food choices. Supplemental...

Former University student and faculty member Gary Johnsons gallery of photos taken in the chiefdom of Tikonko in Sierra Leone hang at Boynton Health Service. Johnson is involved with the Rural Health Care Initiative, a nonprofit founded by a Boynton employee that works to improve infant and maternal health care in Tikonko.

U health efforts span the globe

Published November 20, 2013

When Gary Johnson’s wife told him they were having guests, he set out chairs and made coffee. He didn’t realize the meeting about women’s health in Sierra Leone would end up taking him...

China to relax one-child rule

Published November 16, 2013

The  Chinese government announced on Friday that it will relax the longtime policy forbidding that families have more than one child, news sources report.    As the law currently stands,...

Obama combats insurance policy cancelations with one-year extension

Published November 16, 2013

Facing political pressure from Americans and his own party after his promise fell through that Americans who liked their current health insurance policies would be able to keep them under the Affordable...

Medical magnet is on its way

Published November 12, 2013

The world’s strongest imaging magnet is on its way to the University of Minnesota after being delayed more than a year. Come December, the Siemens MAGNETOM 10.5T will aid in brain research as part...

Many options, little nutrition exist on campus

Published November 11, 2013

Colleges may need to ramp up the healthy food choices they offer on campus, according to the lead author of a University of Minnesota study released last week. Twin Cities college students who didn’t...

FDA announces end to trans fats

Published November 10, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that it will order food producers to phase out trans fats from all food, news sources report.   The use of trans fats has already declined dramatically...

Minneapolis picks park, tax board commissioners

Published November 6, 2013

Minneapolis races for two Board of Estimate and Taxation seats and Park and Recreation Board commissioners at large had to go to a second round of ranked-choice voting tabulation Wednesday. Tuesday’s...

Med school hopefuls to see heftier MCAT

Published November 4, 2013

As patients complain of a shortage of primary care physicians, a new version of the Medical College Admission Test will be longer and test more material beginning spring 2015 — potentially making...

Canceled health insurance plans draw criticism for ACA

Published November 3, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of health insurance cancelation letters recently sent to consumers because of the Affordable Care Act have drawn criticism for the Obama administration, news sources report. Under...

Many students use Adderall, a mix of amphetamine salts, to enhance their concentration when studying or taking tests. But experts warn the drug is addictive and its long-term effects are uncertain.

Students pop pills to increase success

Published October 31, 2013

When midterms and assignments pile up, some University of Minnesota students turn to drugs they aren’t prescribed to get an extra boost of energy and focus — a practice that’s getting...

Senior Brielle Sprecher pets Boudie, an 8-year-old golden retriever therapy dog, at Coffman Union on Tuesday. Boynton Health Service will host therapy animals weekly starting in mid-November and running through May.

Boynton prescribes more pet therapy

Published October 29, 2013

Nick Ott went to the University of Minnesota’s “Cirque De-Stress” last week because he smelled the popcorn. The linguistics freshman left feeling a little closer to home after petting...

Tuition hikes slow nationwide

Published October 29, 2013

As the University of Minnesota froze in-state tuition for this year and the next, the increase in public, four-year college tuition slowed to the smallest it’s been in more than a decade, according...

Costco recalls potentially contaminated ground beef

Published October 27, 2013

A Costco store in Coon Rapids is recalling ground beef that could be contaminated with E. coli, news sources report. The ground beef was sold to 342 customers last month, MPR reported.   According...

U looks back on organ transplant history

Published October 23, 2013

Mandy Bradley needed a heart transplant as soon as possible. Last summer, an ambulance rushed the 25-year-old to the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, where she waited for a donor. If she...

Health VP candidates talk goals

Published October 21, 2013

Three academic medical center leaders from across the country gave public interviews this month to be the new dean of the University of Minnesota’s Medical School and vice president for health sciences. Drs....

Sue Payne bids on the silent auction at the 50th Anniversary Transplant Gala celebrating 50 years of transplantation on Friday evening at McNamara Alumni Center.

U celebrates 50 years of transplants

Published October 21, 2013

Half a century ago, physicians at the University of Minnesota performed the institution’s first successful organ transplant, transferring a kidney between twins. Now, University employees save lives...

Nearly 3,800 enroll in health insurance on MNsure

Published October 20, 2013

Nearly 3,800 people enrolled in health insurance on Minnesota's new online insurance exchange in the two weeks after it opened, news sources report. MNsure released enrollment numbers Wednesday, the Associated...

How the ACA affects U

Published October 17, 2013

Although the Affordable Care Act will affect the University of Minnesota’s students and employees and many Americans in years to come, some may not understand the law’s provisions and impact. The...

Yogis begin their Heated Power Yoga class Friday morning at Corepower Yoga in Stadium Villiage.

Weighing the benefits

Published October 17, 2013

The thermometer read 98 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity was 30 percent. The yoga students reverse swan dived back into a standing pose, sweat rolling off their noses onto the mats below. Continuing to recite...

MNsure accounts reach 10,000

Published October 12, 2013

More than 10,000 accounts were created on Minnesota's online health insurance exchange during the first 10 days of its operation, news sources reported Friday, although the program won't release...

Junior economics major Mackenzie Hanson and junior architecture major Cozy Hannula add seasoning as instructed by SNAC members for a southwestern hash recipe on Thursday at their apartment.

Student group offers food, lessons

Published October 10, 2013

Rose Betzler and Erin Ziolkowski finished unloading potatoes, a pepper and an onion and placed them alongside other ingredients on the kitchen table of a Dinkytown apartment, setting a southwestern hash...

U researchers involved in studies leading to Nobel Prize in Physics

Published October 8, 2013

Peter Higgs and Francois Englert received the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for developing the theory that suggests the existence of the Higgs boson or "God particle," news sources report....

Registered nurse Lorelee Miner gives freshman animal science major Andrea Engstrom a flu shot, Thursday afternoon at the St. Paul Student Center.

New flu vaccine available for University students, faculty and staff

Published October 8, 2013

This fall, a new flu vaccine will be available for free to University of Minnesota students, faculty and staff. The quadrivalent vaccine can be administered as a nasal spray or an injection and fights...

U shows aging buildings to legislators, media to gain support for capital request

Published October 6, 2013

In an effort to gain support for its $299 million capital request in 2014, the University of Minnesota has begun showing legislators its aging buildings, news sources report. University administrators...