Last week, the Star Tribune endorsed John Kline for a seventh term in office, pardoning the Republican congressman for "a reputation that has been tarnished by his coziness with for-profit colleges." The editorial board credited the former marine for, among other things, his expertise on foreign pol ... More >>
By Cory Zurowski The marbled corridors of the Rayburn House Office Building are deserted at the moment, save for the tardy staffer bravely power-walking in masochistic heels. That wasn't the case five minutes ago. Then, the hallways of this four-story structure, home to U.S. representatives and t ... More >>
Jennifer Beckham has worked as an adjunct English professor at Hamline University in St. Paul for nine years. During that time, she hasn't received a raise or even a cost of living adjustment to her pay, and she has little hope of ever being promoted.So you can understand why Beckman joined with 44 ... More >>
As we told you about this morning, college is expensive and only getting pricier. So what's an aspiring human being with limited financial means to do? One option, you might think, is to take free online classes, like those offered by Coursera.SEE ALSO: Minnesota college grads have third-most debt; ... More >>
Education comes second to institutional income at a steep price
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 >>
j.o.h.n. walkerCongratulations, debt slaves!How can you tell when a college or university is taking advantage of its students? When the school is better at signing them up for student loans than it is at preparing them for the job market. By that test, some Minnesota schools aren't doing so well ... 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 >>
Meanwhile 15.7 percent of graduates default
DKE was the site of the first of three U of M sexual assaults.The new booze ban for guests at University of Minnesota frat houses made headlines yesterday, as the campus reacts to three sexual assaults at different fraternity houses in as many weeks. But there's more fallout: Delta Kappa Eps ... More >>
So much for clamping down on frat house booze and security issues ahead of homecoming. Minneapolis police say a woman was sexually assaulted at the University of Minnesota's Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house on Thursday night. That means there have now been three such assaults in three weeks ... More >>
Minnesota, where the ACT scores are above averageWe need a new bumper sticker: "I'm From Minnesota, And My Kid's Smarter Than Your Kid." Here's why: While the rest of the country's high school seniors appear to be dumming down -- at least as measured by ACT scores -- Minnesota's seniors are w ... More >>
Graduate students at the University of Minnesota are protesting the student fees they pay, arguing that they are underpaid workers.
Greek grades are getting better, and fraternity leaders want to keep it that way.
The Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin are among many colleges objecting to a Bud Light beer promotion: "Fan Cans" in college colors. And it looks like they have won.
Would you be more or less likely to drink Bud Light if the can was in your school's colors? Bud's betting the former.
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Maybe not -- at least at the University of Minnesota. Fewer people are signing up for greek organizations.
So what will you get out of this stimulus package? A lot, analysts say.
That would come at a hefty price tag of $70 billion. By comparison, it's a drop in the hat next to the more than $800 billion stimulus package just passed by the U.S. House.
Lawyers beware. The Goat is ready to practice.
Yes, Tim Brewster has only had one year, has NFL coaching experience, and is regarded as a top-notch recruiter. Just hear me out.
The Minnesota Daily reported yesterday on the ruckus currently unfording at the U of M Law School over the hiring of Robert Delahunty to teach a Constitutional law course next semester. Delahunty formerly served in the Just ... More >>
The Catholic Church's right turn touches off battles over dogma and diversity at the University of St. Thomas
When a couple of students objected to the course materials in Stephen Philion's race and culture class at Hamline University, he thought the trouble would pass. Wrong.
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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 >>
A budget squeeze at HCMC means diminished medical care for those who can't go anywhere else
Dr. Mildred Hanson is one of the few Minnesota physicians who hasn't been bullied out of performing abortions. At 77, she's more afraid of what will happen when she retires.
University of Minnesota fraternities make it their mission to toss out the booze bottle and sober up
If the University of Minnesota is going to treat graduate school as a job, then teaching assistants say they deserve to be treated as well as employees.
"The Carlson School should look in their backyard and learn how to recruit a diverse student body from within Minnesota," says Renee Jenson, who charges the business school uses international students to diversify the student body.
Replacing campus messages from student groups with commercial ads is just one more example of the UM's newfound emphasis on mimicking private-sector methods.
The arrival of managed health care at the University of Minnesota's medical clinics may mean research opportunities will dry up. As a result, many doctors are leaving the university for private practice.
Although Alumni Association card promoters are at campus events signing up new card members, they say UM students aren't their primary audience. That would come as a surprise to some students
A long and rancorous effort to do away with tenure and run itself more like a business has set the University of Minnesota back for years to come.
Is the University of Minnesota trying to carve up the academic tenure system under cover of saving its beleaguered medical complex?