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 >>
Around 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, 19-year-old Stephanie Lehr fell from the sixth floor of the University of Minnesota's Yudof Hall dorm building to the ground below. She was reportedly conscious when first responders arrived at the scene, but died from her injuries yesterday morning.SEE ALSO: Nic ... More >>
Photo: Ben Franske, Wikipedia.The University of Minnesota scored an overall 99 percent on the survey.For the second consecutive year, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities ranked among the most LGBT-friendly college campuses in the country based on a survey by Campus Pride, a national organization ... 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 >>
Yesterday, the California-based Institute for College Access and Success released its seventh-annual state-by-state student debt report, and it turns out Minnesota is right near the top of the charts when it comes to average debt load for college grads.SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic reco ... More >>
This fall's Brother Ali tour is an exciting one for a number of reasons. Not only is Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color a landmark album to share with the world, but things already get good with his opening act; Homeboy Sandman. The Stones Throw-signed MC has been the reigning king of the New ... More >>
This week, for the fourth time since 1990, graduate student workers at the University of Minnesota are voting on whether to unionize. If a majority of voters support the unionization proposal, the U of M's graduate students will organize under the umbrella of United Auto Workers. Graduate student ... More >>
There are plenty of sappy, romantic things to do in the Twin Cities over the weekend before Valentine's Day, but more than likely there isn't anything as interesting and decidedly off-the-wall happening as Ice Rod's Chatroulette show Saturday night at the Turf Club. Michael Gaughan will once ... More >>
There's news out today from St. Paul that Wisconsin owes Minnesota almost $13 million this year as part of the reciprocity deal that allows Wisconsin and Minnesota college students to pay their own in-state tuition in the other state's public universities. The 43-year-old program is hugely p ... More >>
Eric KalerIt's tempting to think that there must be a course on language torture at the University of Minnesota. How else could it get away with naming Eric Kaler as the only "finalist" being considered for president of the university, while not actually naming his president? Turns out there ... More >>
The first of three U sexual assault cases is closed for lack of evidence.No charges are being filed in one of of three reported sexual assaults at University of Minnesota fraternities in recent weeks. "A thorough investigation" took place, which included interviewing both the man and woman i ... More >>
Carleton College, where nerds rule.Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth eat your hearts out. Some of the biggest college brains in the country, who go to class just for the sheer delight of exercising their cerebral cortex, can be found at Carelton and Macalester colleges. Rating website Unigo arrive ... More >>
Photo: akaaliasA tough week for the un-tenured at St. Cloud StateIt's been a rough past week for a couple dozen faculty members at St. Cloud State University. In order to balance a stiff budget and meet union deadlines, the college sent out 26 layoff notices on the same day late last week to ... More >>
Bring us your fancy college degrees and maybe we'll give you a jobAttention yuppies: Wondering where to put that freshly minted college degree to work? Forbes Magazine says Minneapolis is the third best place place in the country for you -- if you're tough enough to endure our winters and the ... 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 >>
Maria Anne MihalikThat lady in scrubs with the odd ID badge wandering around Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids last week was no nursing student; it was Maria Anne Mihalik, and she's been nabbed for siphoning off morphine from patients' IV bags. Guards became suspicious of Mihalik because no nurs ... 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 >>
Try getting anything through a college mail system and into the hands of a student in the dorms is hard enough.
The former University of Minnesota-Morris student is part of a vast conservative activist network.
The proposal is likely to create another budget bone of contention between the governor and the DFL-controlled Legislature.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty is still discussing his cuts with reporters, but we've got the basics for you to look at.
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.
In a Congressional district so heated from Rep. Michele Bachmann's near-constant barrage of gaffes and extreme comments, perhaps it's never too early to announce your plans to defeat her in 2010.
A Democratic state senator has a genius idea that makes gambling feel OK. It's for the children!
A smart dude from Yale seems to think so.
More information has been released about the murder of William L. Smith, the nephew of Gopher basket ... More >>
With this issue, as with so many things, I turn to Mojo Nixon for guidance.
The Nobel Laureate deemed too offensive by the University of St. Thomas offers his thoughts in an exclusive interview
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 >>
Applying for financial aid but have a drug rap? Just say "no."
They'd seem quaint if they weren't so eloquent: Meet the University of St. Thomas's loudest rabble-rousers
The AIDS drug Ziagen has brought healthy windfalls to the University of Minnesota and GlaxoSmithKline. But it isn't doing anything at all for the millions who are dying of the disease in Africa.
The University of Minnesota's new computer system goes $22 million over budget--and the glitches still aren't fixed
Teaching Minnesota's student prisoners reveals the power of the pen