A Washington D.C.-based consumer advocacy group is calling on the University of Minnesota to revisit the events surrounding the suicide of Dan Markingson, a 26-year-old schizophrenic man who stabbed himself to death while participating in an experimental anti-psychotic drug study. In a June 16 le ... More >>
Laura Brod, a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and current member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, has released a statement admitting a boudoir photo on the internet is her."The Brod Family loves each other, and we stand united against anyone who would seek to ... More >>
A petition asking Gov. Mark Dayton to order an independent investigation into the 2004 suicide of a patient enrolled in a University of Minnesota clinical drug trial has picked up more than 1,700 signatures over the past three weeks. Among them: three former editors of The New England Journal of M ... More >>
Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, has a case of the sads over the exodus of the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.SEE ALSO: UMD hockey fans warned after "smallpox blankets" chant during Fighting Sioux seriesNext year, the storied ... More >>
On the list of top-earning University of Minnesota employees for fiscal year 2012, University President Eric Kaler comes in a distant third.See Also:- When it comes to U salaries, Tubby, Blake-Davis top Bruininks- Minnesota universities join the rest of the nation in plying presidents with CEO salar ... More >>
Gay rights supporters at Hamline continue to call for school administration to reconsider its neutral stance on the Minnesota marriage amendment.SEE ALSO:-- Hamline professor Stephen Kellert calls on university administration to come out against Minnesota marriage amendment-- Hamline Wesley Award wi ... More >>
Macalester President Brian Rosenberg is appalled by Rick Santorum. The liberal arts college bigwig has come out against the Republican presidential candidate despite the potential for alienating his conservative alumni. Rosenberg spends part of a recently-published essay ruminating on the responsib ... More >>
Business is business. Larry Isaak leaves Capella.Just a few weeks ago, Minnesota for-profit university Capella predicted a 35 percent drop in enrollment for the coming quarter. As a result, upwards of 125 non-faculty were expected to get pink slipped, and the company's stock took a beating. ... More >>
Courtesy of Mill City Video ServicesThe author of the allegations disputes the U of M's response.The University of Minnesota has found no violations in an internal investigation into Department of Psychiatry Chair Dr. Charles Schulz, according a letter signed by Mark Rotenberg, the college's ... More >>
Courtesy Mary WeissMarkingson committed suicide in 2004 while enrolled in a study through the U of M.The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents will not organize an independent investigation into the events surrounding Dan Markingson's 2004 suicide, according to a letter signed by Regents ... More >>
Courtesy Mary WeissMarkingson committed suicide in 2004 while enrolled in an experimental study at the U of M.University of Minnesota counsel Mark Rotenberg will meet with the Board of Regents to discuss a letter requesting an independent investigation into events surrounding Dan Markingson's ... More >>
A booze-free zoneTCF Bank Stadium will remain a booze-free football field for the time being. Rather than adopt a compromise approved in the Minnesota Legislature that would have allowed alcohol sales in the most expensive seating areas at TCF Bank Stadium, along with some of the general adm ... More >>
Good news for Gophers fans and stadium-goers looking to get their booze on in TCF Stadium: a bill that would allow stadium vendors to sell alcohol passed through the Senate Finance Committee yesterday and is heading toward the full chamber.University regents originally wanted beer and liquor to b ... More >>
Graduate students at the University of Minnesota are protesting the student fees they pay, arguing that they are underpaid workers.
The faculty senate approved a 1.15 percent salary cut yesterday by a 130-26 vote.
The doctors caught the cancer early and expect a full recovery.
If you want to drink booze at the new University of Minnesota football stadium on campus, you'll have to be privileged, says University President Robert Bruininks.
With this issue, as with so many things, I turn to Mojo Nixon for guidance.
Ward Rubrecht's news article Gun Shy discusses the case of Hamline student Troy Scheffler's suspension following e-mails sent to Hamline University President Linda Hanson on the subject of concealed weapons on campus following the massacre at Virginia Tech. Read Gun Shy here, then come back to share ... More >>
In Minnesota, the average compensation with salary and benefits for 4-year private college presidents was around $225,000 in the 2003-2004 academic year.
Approximately 300 students, faculty members, and local politicos rallied outside of Northrop Plaza yesterday afternoon to protest the University of Minnesota's recommendation to dismantle the school's General College. U of M President Robert Bruininks is determined to turn the U into a top research ... More >>