Last week, the University of Minnesota's weekly Public Safety Update warned students about a new scam involving some relatively sophisticated techniques.Here's how it works. The scammers, posing as cops or the FBI, call potential victims -- many of them international students -- and tell them they o ... More >>
-- Updates at bottom -- Smoke was seen billowing out out of the top floor of the patient and visitor parking ramp at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview on the East Bank of campus early this afternoon.Here's a couple photos of the fire shared by witnesses on Twitter:
Minneapolis cops have been struggling to deal with a crime spree on the University of Minnesota campus. So, in hopes of maintaining law and order, they've taken to... writing people tickets for spitting? SEE ALSO: Mpls cops use flashers to illegally park, grab leisurely sandwich at Milio's [PHOTOS] ... More >>
As anyone who has walked through the Soviet Union-esque concrete jungle that is the West Bank can attest, the University of Minnesota isn't the epitome of beauty.SEE ALSO: Two U of M students caught having sex inside the Bell Museum But one of the ugliest campuses in the country? Given the prettines ... More >>
Yesterday, University of Minnesota police sent out a crime alert after four violent robberies occurred on or near campus during a four hour stretch early Sunday morning. Those robberies were similar to six other incidents that have taken place since mid-August.SEE ALSO: Rush Limbaugh decries Univers ... More >>
Yesterday, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund and Minneapolis resident Isaac Peter filed a lawsuit against the University of Minnesota for violating the state's open meeting and open records laws.SEE ALSO: PETA: "There's just no excuse" for Lake Superior Zoo animal deaths during Duluth ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" belief likely stems from University of Minnesota paper-- University of Minnesota graduate student defends controversial hamster sex drive studyA new study co-authored by Vlad Griskevicius, a psychology professor at the U of M's Carlson's School of Management ... More >>
Frothy melodrama at Centennial Showboat highlights skills of U of M students
A study by University of Minnesota researchers found that black bears have amazing healing capabilities during hibernation.Scientists from the U of M, University of Wyoming, and Minnesota DNR monitored 1,000 black bears in northern Minnesota for 25 years. They found many examples of bears settlin ... More >>
Harrison Salisbury: The original smoking advocate at the University of Minnesota. A University of Minnesota student group is trying to push the anti-tobacco agenda a step further and ban all smoking across campus by 2013. The Student Health Advisory Committee sent a letter to newbie college pres ... More >>
Engineering is not one of the social sciences -- at times, it's more like anti-social. But the University of Minnesota is setting about to change that, thanks to a series of new classes offered to engineering students that are meant to help them be a little less Isaac Newton, science weirdo, and ... More >>
Isn't one of the purposes of a college degree supposed to be that it helps people lift themselves up and out of challenging economic circumstances? We ask, because the University of Minnesota has announced that it's cutting back on a key scholarship program for low-income students.
The bike rider was run down across from McDonald's, shown on the map above.For the second time in a week, someone has been run over in the neighborhood next to the University of Minnesota. This morning's crash was deadly. We don't know the victim's name yet, but police say she was struck at ... More >>
Christophercarfi, Flickr.Internet pervs catch up with modern technologyA University of Minnesota student began receiving some unsavory phone calls and text messages earlier this year from creepy men who liked her nude photos. This was unpleasant news to the U of M sophomore, who says she ne ... More >>
Maybe satire isn't the best way to comment on rape...Reports of sexual assaults at fraternities near the University of Minnesota have made for big headlines in all the local newspapers these past few days. In Tuesday's paper, the Minnesota Daily's editorial board decided to attack the controv ... More >>
The suspect told police he was just trying to land a date.Ever notice a pair of headlights in your rear-view mirror for a few miles and get the feeling someone might be tailing you? That's the situation a University of Minnesota graduate student found herself in last Saturday just after 4 a.m ... More >>
The U of M police never heard of the time-honored holiday, so the celebration went on without interruptions.
The student was out for a late-night jog when the would-be mugger stabbed him in the torso.
Graduate students at the University of Minnesota are protesting the student fees they pay, arguing that they are underpaid workers.
Drinking soda increases your chance of getting pancreatic cancer says a new University of Minnesota-led study.
Next thing you know, we're going to find out that there's underage drinking on campus.
Greek grades are getting better, and fraternity leaders want to keep it that way.
New research out at the University of Minnesota shows how you can play tennis through ESP. Sweet!
Perhaps the Dinkytown Rental owner realized this isn't exactly the best time to be evicting people who are quite happy to pay for overpriced and shitty Dinkytown housing.
Some students are pissed and say the police used excessive force to break up the drunken street party.
So you've got an itch and somehow a little scratch does the trick. Why does it work?
Are these whining dancers or people with a real message?
Blotter highlights all the weird news that's fit to print
The University of Minnesota released preliminary results of their independent 35W bridge collapse study that came to simila ... More >>
University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks made an interesting statement about their ongoing crusade to make it ... More >>
...if he only managed to get better grades in his chemistry class at the University of Minnesota. He also shops at Wal-Mart and says--apparently with a straight face--that John McCain shares a "lineage" with great Republicans such as Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln. All this comes in a The perils of multi-tasking
A bigger menace than drugs and alcohol?That seems to be an emerging consensus. Exhibit one: The Pi Press reports that University of Minnesota researchers have found that sober people punching buttons on their car radios or talking on cell phones perform worse in driving skills tests than drunks. Exh ... More >>
The University of Minnesota Press, author Judith Levine, and one very hot topic
University of Minnesota fraternities make it their mission to toss out the booze bottle and sober up
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