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 >>
Would you still want to attend Minnesota State University Moorhead if the following happened to you?You get a letter in the mail with happy news -- despite either poor grades or a low ACT score, you've been accepted at MSMU. But some time later, you receive another letter from administrators telling ... 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 >>
It's a dark day for proponents of the University of Minnesota's campaign to unionize graduate student workers.
After a long and arduous push, students voted against forming a union last week, according to the college's Office of Human Resources. In total, 2,999 votes were cast across the Twin Citie ... More >>
Clark Griffith, a Minneapolis attorney and law school instructor whose father, Calvin, owned the Twins until 1984, has lost his job and faces criminal charges following a January incident where he allegedly made a student squeeze his penis. According to charges filed yesterday, Griffith, 70, buil ... 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 >>
One or two of these kids probably even knows how to read.Down about the economy, unemployment, the rise of Asian commerce, the rapid growth in income inequality? Do not fear for the future of the American dream: The University of Minnesota just welcomed the smartest freshman class it's ever had. ... 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 >>
What's your college known for?With apologies to the Bard of Anoka, we really do live in a place where the men are strong, the women are good looking, the children are above average, and the colleges hover somewhere below the top of the heap. The Princeton Review is out with its annual college ... 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 >>