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University president Eric Kaler answers questions for the Minnesota Daily in his office on Monday morning.

Kaler talks Prince, tuition increase and higher-ed bill

May 5, 2016

In the Minnesota Daily’s final issue of the semester, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler sat down with the Daily to discuss the last weeks of the legislative session, athletics, ongoing...

U bioethics mainstay to retire

May 4, 2016

After almost 35 years at the University of Minnesota, Medicine Professor Dr. Steven Miles announced Sunday to medical school leaders that he plans to retire after the 2016-17 school year.      While...

University juggles value of out-of-state tuition hike

April 28, 2016

Differing views are stacking up as a tuition increase approaches for out-of-state students at the University of Minnesota.      Last month, the Board of Regents approved raising tuition...

U Psychiatry chair enters into new role

U Psychiatry chair enters into new role

April 21, 2016

Though she hasn’t officially begun her tenure as chair of the University of Minnesota’s embattled psychiatry department, Dr. Sophia Vinogradov is getting a head start.      Last...

Kaler’s admin shift gets mixed reviews

April 14, 2016

With the impending retirement  of the University of Minnesota’s chief financial officer, University leaders are revamping a number of leadership positions, but those realignments have drawn...

University President Eric Kaler sits in his office on Friday, March 11.

Kaler talks AD hiring, tuition rise, research

April 12, 2016

Last week, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler joined the Minnesota Daily for this semester’s third installment of Kickin’ It with Kaler.     Kaler sat down with the Daily...

Local leaders call to reopen Clark case

April 6, 2016

After Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced he would not prosecute two police officers in the shooting death of Jamar Clark, the Minneapolis NAACP and Black Lives Matter are calling for another...

University’s financial outlook improves

April 5, 2016

The University of Minnesota’s financial outlook was revised from negative to stable after school leaders expressed concern that the school was unfairly assessed.     The revised outlook...

University of Minnesota Regent Laura Brod speaks about a proposal put forth by regent Michael Hsu regarding the salaries of high paid falculty during the board of regents meeting in the Mcnamara Alumni Center on Thursday morning.

Regents call for more oversight of athletics, AD hiring

April 4, 2016

Some members of the Board of Regents would like additional oversight of the athletics department and its coaches amid a national search for an athletics director.     A resolution introduced...

Members of Jamar Clark's family mourn together at the site of his shooting on Plymouth Avenue North on Wednesday. While some demonstrators marched to the Hennepin County Government Center, others chose to remain behind at the memorial. The day's demonstrations came after Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman announced his decision to not charge MPD officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze, who were involved in Clark's death.

No charges for cops in Jamar Clark case

March 31, 2016

After months of uncertainty and tension, a Hennepin County prosecutor announced Wednesday he will not file criminal charges against the two Minneapolis police officers who fatally shot a black man last...

No charges against officers in Jamar Clark shooting

March 30, 2016

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday morning he would not press criminal charges against two officers for the shooting death of Jamar Clark last fall. The decision not to charge officers...

University of Minnesota Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Richard

Kaler: U CFO will be ‘hard to replace’

March 28, 2016

For the past four decades, public service has been Richard Pfutzenreuter’s life.     Pfutzenreuter, better known as Fitz by his peers, announced in February that he plans to retire this...

University still under fire for fetal research

March 24, 2016

After the University of Minnesota flip-flopped last year and admitted it did indeed use fetal tissue in research, lawmakers are still unsatisfied with the school’s response and later apologies.     University...

Kaler talks divestment, free speech

March 22, 2016

Just before spring break, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler sat down with the Minnesota Daily for the latest edition of Kickin’ It with Kaler.     With this year’s state...

Legislative Auditor to review U research again

March 16, 2016

Though University of Minnesota officials have vowed to improve psychiatric research practices, state lawmakers and critics are still not satisfied. Minnesota Legislative Auditor James Nobles said he plans...

Despite holes in process, universities nationwide continue use of search firms

Despite holes in process, universities nationwide continue use of search firms

March 11, 2016

Finding an executive-level administrator to fill an open position at a university comes at a cost.Some officials say schools lack means to conduct large-scale searches to find the perfect fit, which can...

U leaders debate use of ACT test

March 10, 2016

As thousands of students prepare to take the ACT, some University of Minnesota officials are debating if the test should factor into the school’s admissions.      Some University leaders...

Search begins for M Health CEO

February 29, 2016

As the search for a CEO of the new University of Minnesota Health system begins, University of Minnesota leaders and officials are expressing a strong preference for someone with an academic background.     Some...

U leaders plan increase for undergraduate enrollment

February 24, 2016

University of Minnesota leaders hope to see the school’s student population expand in a few years.     The number of undergraduates at the Twin Cities campus would increase by 2,500 by...

BOR campus housing talks continue

February 22, 2016

After months of discussion, plans to upgrade the Superblock and renovate Pioneer Hall remain unchanged.     The Board of Regents heard a presentation of the University of Minnesota’s 30-year...

Law school fiscal woes may lessen

February 16, 2016

While turbulent times continue to impact law schools across the country, the University of Minnesota Law School’s outlook may be improving.     After years of University subsidies —...

External firm to lead search for next AD

February 15, 2016

The University of Minnesota will use an external search firm to hire its next athletics director, President Eric Kaler announced on Thursday.     Kaler previously said he was against using...

U launches search for new Athletics Director

February 12, 2016

A search for University of Minnesota’s next athletics director is officially underway.   University President Eric Kaler announced Thursday during a Board of Regents committee meeting that the...

Regents to examine Law School, housing

February 10, 2016

When the University of Minnesota Board of Regents meet for the first time this year on Thursday and Friday, they will discuss the future of the Law School, student housing and cybersecurity,...

With stagnant national funding, U looks to private sources

February 8, 2016

As federal funding for higher education research stagnates nationwide, University of Minnesota officials are turning to private funding sources.     To help offset the recent loss, the University...

University President Eric Kaler stands in his office in Morrill Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

Kaler discusses bonding and diversity

February 4, 2016

This week, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler joined the Minnesota Daily for spring semester’s first installment of Kickin’ It with Kaler.     Kaler sat down with the Daily on...

U revisits fetal tissue practices

February 3, 2016

After denying use of fetal tissue in research, the University of Minnesota is backpedaling, claiming the language used in past inquiries was unclear.     Documents obtained in October by Alpha...

Lawyers Kate Evans, left, and Rebecca Scholtz pose for portraits with law students John Bruning, left, Nadia Anguiano-Wehde, Mary Georgevich and Alexandra De Leon in the University's law school on Tuesday. The students recently traveled to Dilley, Texas, and prevented the deportation of 12 immigrant families, who would have faced immediate harm if sent back.

Law students defend asylum-seekers from deportation

January 28, 2016

When Alexandra De Leon woke up at 6 a.m., she usually wouldn’t return to the Days Inn in Dilley, Texas until late in the evening.     Most days, she and other volunteers would pull...

U mines for Iron Range fixes

January 21, 2016

Amid layoffs, company shutdowns and an uncertain future, some state officials are looking to the University of Minnesota to provide answers for Minnesota’s Iron Range.     The University...

U Internet security needs work

January 18, 2016

With aging network infrastructure and increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, the University of Minnesota is looking to bolster its defense against hackers.     Starting next year, the University...

MN universities face more scrutiny

August 5, 2015

When Art Institutes International graduate Justin Karels first applied to the school, he was told nearly all graduates find a job in their field of study.    But five years and $130,000 later,...

University implements changes in vacation donation procedure

August 5, 2015

When University of Minnesota library accountant LaVon Beseman was diagnosed with cancer, she planned to have her husband give her one week of his vacation time.    The University currently has...

Zimbabwe hopes to extradite Minnesota trophy hunter sooner than later

August 5, 2015

A Zimbabwean diplomat said his government is working to quickly extradite Eden Prairie hunter Walter Palmer, who allegedly shot and killed Cecil the Lion, a well-known research lion, the Star Tribune reports. Deputy...

U study researches academic success through language skills

July 29, 2015

Something as simple as starting a conversation in the grocery store could make a difference in a child’s scholastic achievement, a University of Minnesota researcher found.    In her study...

More scholarships for unpaid internships

July 29, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts is increasing the amount of scholarships it doles out to help students afford to take on unpaid internships.   Last year, CLA awarded 71...

Seven killed in small plane crashes in Minnesota and Wisconsin

July 28, 2015

Two plane crashes occurring within a few hours of each other in and near Minnesota have left seven people dead, the Star Tribune reports. Four people died around 5:20 p.m. last night, 50 miles from the...

University starts online election program

July 22, 2015

Following a White House report urging universities to take on a role in training election officials, the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Humphrey School of Public Affairs is launching a new online...

U leaders promote end dates for underutilized research centers

July 22, 2015

To make room for new centers and to attract faculty to the University of Minnesota, faculty leaders and administrators say some research centers need to close. The University has several hundred research...

Students flooded with invites to honors societies

July 22, 2015

When University of Minnesota journalism junior Taylor Johnson opened a letter inviting her to join an honors society, she said she thought she received an offer to an exclusive club. But as she read into...

Minnesota ranks best in well-being for children, new study finds

July 22, 2015

Minnesota is the best state for childhood well-being according to a report released today. The annual report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, called Kids Count, ranked Minnesota near the top...

Minneapolis resident Jonathan Parish and his son, Jayden, view the damaged slope above West River Parkway on Monday afternoon. The area was affected by a mudslide last June and is being repaired this month.

Mudslide repairs begin after lack of funds

July 15, 2015

Repairs to the river bluff below the University of Minnesota Medical Center are underway after a mudslide brought 4,000 cubic yards of dirt and debris onto West River Parkway last year. The parkway has...

Faculty seek clarity on study abroad rules

July 8, 2015

University of Minnesota faculty members aren’t allowed to promote non-University undergraduate travel programs, according to a University study abroad policy — and some are concerned this violates...

U athletics ahead of the game following proposal

July 8, 2015

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is considering a new proposal that would strengthen academic integrity rules, but the University of Minnesota is already a step ahead.    The idea,...

FBI searches home of long-time Subway spokesman

July 7, 2015

Authorities on  Tuesday searched the home of longtime Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, seizing electronics from the home, CNN reports. FBI agent Wendy Osborne told Associated Press reporters the FBI...

U announces new director of Institute on the Environment

July 1, 2015

The University of Minnesota announced Jessica Hellmann as new director of the Institute on the Environment. Hellmann’s appointment, announced Wednesday, comes after Jonathan Foley, the former director,...

Fifth district Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison discusses political practices with fellows from the Mandela Washington Fellowship in the Freeman Commons of the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on June 30. The fellows hail from 25 different countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and they look to further their insight into American politics through their visit.

U hosts fellowship for African leaders

July 1, 2015

When people ask Osman Abdal Timbo where he’s from, he says he’s from Africa. When pushed a little further, he’ll reluctantly say he was born in Sierra Leone. Timbo, a lawyer, advocates...

University plans to launch “career bundles” program next year

July 1, 2015

As an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, Matt Paulbeck knew he wanted to go to law school after graduation.   But the 2015 graduate said he wanted the necessary skills to obtain a law degree...

University faculty worry private information hacked to file taxes

July 1, 2015

A number of University of Minnesota faculty members suspect criminals have committed tax fraud using their personal information, prompting an investigation into a possible data breach.   Sociology...

New laws affecting Human trafficking , Uber and tuition take effect tomorrow

June 30, 2015

Several new laws passed in the 2015 state Legislation are set to go into effect July 1.   To offer tuition relief, the legislature increased funding for two year colleges, according to the Associated...

Faculty worry private information hacked to file taxes

June 25, 2015

A number of University of Minnesota faculty members suspect tax fraud was committed using their personal information, prompting an investigation into a possible data breach. Sociology professor Rob Warren...

Application standards rise at CSE

June 24, 2015

Three of Harry Barrett’s classmates in one of his engineering classes at Century College were accepted to the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering, including himself.   The...

Fang Li demonstrates how to create an X-ray image of a MERS coronavirus crystal structure at Nils Hasselmo Hall on Monday afternoon. MERS has infected over 1100 people since it was first diagnosed in 2012.

U researchers link MERS to animals

June 24, 2015

A University of Minnesota researcher has made a major discovery about the mutation of Middle East respiratory syndrome, a potentially life-threatening respiratory illness that causes fever and difficulty...

EBay joins other retailers in removing Confederate flag from its stores

June 23, 2015

EBay announced today that it would no longer sell Confederate flags and other similarly-themed  merchandise, calling it a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism," the Associate...

Donald Trump announces he will enter GOP races

June 19, 2015

Real estate mogul Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for president, according to a CNN report. The announcement came as Trump delivered a 45-minute speech,...

Union-repped employees address the Regents

June 17, 2015

A number of University of Minnesota workers voiced their concerns regarding wages and working conditions in front of the Board of Regents Fridayafternoon.   Calling for “respect and raises”...

New MA program expected next year

June 17, 2015

Damir Utrzan knows what it’s like to flee a war-torn country and resettle in a foreign land.   After leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War more than 20 years ago, the University...

New Master’s program expected next year

June 17, 2015

Damir Utrzan knows what it’s like to flee a war-torn country and resettle in a foreign land.   After leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War more than 20 years ago, the University...

Union-repped employees address concerns in front of Board of Regents.

June 12, 2015

A number of University of Minnesota workers voiced their worries about wages and working conditions in front of the Board of Regents Friday afternoon. Calling for “respect and raises” as they...

LSAT optional for J.D. hopefuls

June 10, 2015

Some students applying for fall 2015 admission to the University of Minnesota’s Law School may not need to take the Law School Admission Test — but there are some other steep conditions.   The...

Starting next year, U must show how it allocates money across campuses

June 9, 2015

The University of Minnesota will need to report how it distributes its funds amongst its campuses to state lawmakers under the recently passed state higher education bill, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Sen....

Job classifying project set to finish late July

June 3, 2015

The University of Minnesota’s years-long job reclassification project is nearing completion, but some employees are unhappy with the new system so far.   Officials are reclassifying thousands...

Hispanic, Latino pop. on the rise

June 3, 2015

The country’s growing Hispanic and Latino population is putting pressure on University of Minnesota officials to look at how they recruit, retain and provide resources for those types of students.   The...

FBI behind mystery aircraft in Minneapolis

June 2, 2015

The Associated Press learned this morning that the FBI has been operating its own surveillance air force, which has been monitoring cell phones and capturing video in cities across the country, including...

Professor Larry Wackett explains the usage of large-scale laboratory equipment on Friday. University labs have become more commercialized, bridging the gap between research and real-world applications.

University to invest in startup companies

May 27, 2015

In order to get research and patents into the hands of companies, the University of Minnesota’s Faculty Senate recently voted to update the school’s policy on the commercialization of technology...