mndaily.com - all articles http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en Rybak continues teaching http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/09/15/rybak-continues-teaching By: <a href="/users/mmichaletzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Molly Michaletz</a><br/><p>Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has gone from teaching University of Minnesota students about leadership to helping them use their own projects and designs to improve the communities around them.</p> <p>&ldquo;Six Great Places,&rdquo; the second class Rybak has taught at the University, focuses on teaching students &ldquo;city logic&rdquo; &mdash; everything from public transportation to sewer systems &mdash; so they can examine real-life problems and use the knowledge to influence public work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/09/15/rybak-continues-teaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus University R.T. Rybak Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:29:52 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87939 at http://www.mndaily.com New effort to increase women in business revs up http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/09/15/new-effort-increase-women-business-revs By: <a href="/users/caadlandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Christopher Aadland</a><br/><p>As the University of Minnesota focuses on boosting entrepreneurship, it&rsquo;s putting a special emphasis on recruiting women.</p> <p>The Carlson School of Management&rsquo;s Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship hosted an event on Friday led by three local women entrepreneurs. The event, which is one of many, reflects a growing effort on the school&rsquo;s part to encourage women to consider entrepreneurial endeavors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/09/15/new-effort-increase-women-business-revs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Business Carlson School Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:43:59 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87938 at http://www.mndaily.com Commons Hotel workers find unexpected guest http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/09/15/commons-hotel-workers-find-unexpected-guest By: <a href="/users/nwickermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Nick Wicker</a><br/><p>When employees at the Commons Hotel found a man sleeping under tables in the building late Wednesday night, they soon learned it was his fourth night doing so.</p> <p>Alex Karls, acting manager for the overnight crew on Wednesday, was doing his nightly security rounds when he said he noticed blankets and pillows piled underneath some tables on the building&rsquo;s second floor.</p> <p>Karls said he then rushed downstairs and told a co-worker to call the University of Minnesota Police Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/09/15/commons-hotel-workers-find-unexpected-guest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Crime University Police Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:41:28 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87937 at http://www.mndaily.com University and state to employ higher proportion of people with disabilities http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/09/15/university-and-state-employ-higher-proportion-people-disabilities By: <a href="/users/kkarnermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Kevin Karner</a><br/><p>As a new state directive aims to increase the proportion of state employees with disabilities, the University of Minnesota is hoping to do the same.</p> <p>Gov. Mark Dayton&rsquo;s executive order issued last month would affect the future of Minnesota&rsquo;s approximately 40,000 employees by requiring state agencies to design more inclusive recruitment and hiring tools, invest in additional human resources personnel and submit progress reports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/09/15/university-and-state-employ-higher-proportion-people-disabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Economy Equity and Diversity Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:34:00 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87936 at http://www.mndaily.com Dr. Date http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/2014/09/15/dr-date <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;"><strong>Dr. Date,</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:3.0pt;">I have an issue: Since the eighth grade, I have been listening to my friends talk about their sexual adventures with girlfriends and one-night stands. While getting laid sounds great and all, I am not looking for that per se &mdash; just an occasional blow job. I, however, have only engaged in less rousing sexual activities &mdash; mainly the annual to biannual make-out session or an occasional hand job.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/backtalk/2014/09/15/dr-date" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Backtalk Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:16:21 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87935 at http://www.mndaily.com Tuition freeze is not enough http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2014/09/15/tuition-freeze-not-enough By: Matt Boynton, American studies doctoral candidate<br/><p>Last Friday, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler pitched the idea of extending the two-year undergraduate tuition freeze by another year to the Board of Regents. The current tuition freeze is set to expire at the end of spring semester, and if it is not extended, University students are likely to face a hike in the cost of education the following year. This is a good step by Kaler, but it is not enough. We need to see a drop in the cost of education at the University. This has been a consistent demand by student activists for years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2014/09/15/tuition-freeze-not-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:10:54 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87930 at http://www.mndaily.com Congress muddies clean water bill http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2014/09/15/congress-muddies-clean-water-bill By: Rachel Schindler, Environment Minnesota<br/><p>A recent Minnesota Daily article, &ldquo;After population decline, researchers optimistic about monarchs,&rdquo; shows that we should be doing everything we can to protect our rivers, lakes and other water habitats. Unfortunately, it seems that Congress, including Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., is doing everything it can to put them in jeopardy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2014/09/15/congress-muddies-clean-water-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:06:59 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87929 at http://www.mndaily.com Minnesota may receive a portion of BP oil spill fines http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2014/09/15/minnesota-may-receive-portion-bp-oil-spill-fines <p>The American white pelican, which spends its summers on Minnesota lakes and in other northern areas, faced threats for decades. The species has been recovering in recently, but it&rsquo;s now facing a new problem &mdash; contamination from the 2010 British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2014/09/15/minnesota-may-receive-portion-bp-oil-spill-fines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:05:00 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87928 at http://www.mndaily.com Professors’ right to free speech taken http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2014/09/15/professors%E2%80%99-right-free-speech-taken <p>Soon after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offered Steven Salaita a tenure-track professor position in its American Indian studies program, the college&rsquo;s Board of Trustees overturned that decision because of a series of tweets Salaita wrote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2014/09/15/professors%E2%80%99-right-free-speech-taken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:55:55 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87927 at http://www.mndaily.com Online gym is not a good solution http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2014/09/15/online-gym-not-good-solution By: <a href="/users/bboveemndailycom" title="View User Profile">Brooke Bovee</a><br/><p>Since elementary school, many of us have faced the excitement of being picked first or the fear of being taken last for a game in gym. However, we often neglect to consider how such excitement or fear can shape a person&rsquo;s personality and build character.</p> <p>Some Minneapolis high school students have had trouble earning their diplomas because the district used to require two semesters of physical education to graduate. Minnesota law requires only one semester.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2014/09/15/online-gym-not-good-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:54:25 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 87926 at http://www.mndaily.com