mndaily.com - all articles http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en U expands greek alumni involvement http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/19/u-expands-greek-alumni-involvement By: <a href="/users/sconnormndailycom" title="View User Profile">Sarah Connor</a><br/><p>The University of Minnesota is pushing greek alumni to keep close ties with their sororities and fraternities.</p> <p>After the school&rsquo;s 2012 Greek Community Strategic Task Force Report pointed out a lack of alumni involvement with chapters on campus, the University is focusing on increasing their presence to combat what the report called a &ldquo;laissez-faire&rdquo; attitude among greek alumni.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/19/u-expands-greek-alumni-involvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Greek Life Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:31:15 +0000 adohnalek@mndaily.com 88563 at http://www.mndaily.com Humphrey’s dean brings in big names http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/19/humphrey%E2%80%99s-dean-brings-big-names By: <a href="/users/tnachtigalmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Taylor Nachtigal</a><br/><p>Just four months after hosting a former president, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs booked former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright for a public event and an intimate discussion with students.</p> <p>Albright&rsquo;s visit last week was one of the many recent appearances of high-profile politicians brought to the University by the Humphrey School. These events are part of a broad effort to increase the school&rsquo;s national standing, which some credit to its dean&rsquo;s close ties with well-known political leaders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/19/humphrey%E2%80%99s-dean-brings-big-names" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Politics Humphrey School Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:30:59 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88562 at http://www.mndaily.com Pick smart costumes, admins say http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/19/pick-smart-costumes-admins-say By: <a href="/users/hhansenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Haley Hansen</a><br/><p>As Halloween approaches, University of Minnesota leaders are asking students to make smart costume choices.</p> <p>Administrators sent an email to students late last week that addresses offensive costumes that could propel harmful cultural stereotypes.</p> <p>The email from Vice Provost for Student Affairs Danita Brown Young and Vice President for Equity and Diversity Katrice Albert reminds students to be thoughtful and respectful when preparing costumes for the holiday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/19/pick-smart-costumes-admins-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Katrice Albert Greek Life Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:29:09 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88561 at http://www.mndaily.com U prepares for demographic changes http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/19/u-prepares-demographic-changes By: <a href="/users/bemersonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Blair Emerson</a><br/><p>Over the next six years, Minnesota&rsquo;s high school graduation rates are projected to flatten. At the same time, the state&rsquo;s older population will outnumber younger residents, putting a new strain on public funds.</p> <p>University of Minnesota leaders are preparing a response to those trends and other forecasts that are poised to affect colleges across the state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/19/u-prepares-demographic-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Metro & State Administration Karen Hanson Board of Regents Tuition Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:26:09 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88560 at http://www.mndaily.com Contract aims for greener Minneapolis http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/19/contract-aims-greener-minneapolis By: <a href="/users/kkarnermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Kevin Karner</a><br/><p>Minneapolis&rsquo; top energy providers will collaborate with government leaders to meet the city&rsquo;s sustainability goals, after a City Council vote on Friday and a multi-year campaign from sustainability activists and University of Minnesota students.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/19/contract-aims-greener-minneapolis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Environment Cam Gordon City Council Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:26:07 +0000 adohnalek@mndaily.com 88559 at http://www.mndaily.com Berkholtz leads Gophers to 15th place http://www.mndaily.com/sports/cross-country/2014/10/19/berkholtz-leads-gophers-15th-place By: <a href="/users/mgreensteinmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Matt Greenstein</a><br/><p>The Gophers women&rsquo;s cross country team came into the Wisconsin adidas Invitational looking for a top-15 finish.</p> <p>Minnesota accomplished that Friday, finishing 15th in a field of 38, which included some of the top teams in the country.</p> <p>Head coach Sarah Hopkins gave the team a &ldquo;B.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;You can&rsquo;t be too upset when you put up a solid performance at this time of year,&rdquo; Hopkins said.</p> <p>Redshirt juniors Liz Berkholtz, Becca Dyson and Kaila Urick led Minnesota.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/cross-country/2014/10/19/berkholtz-leads-gophers-15th-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cross Country Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:23:22 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88558 at http://www.mndaily.com Minneapolis gets new sibling in Somalia http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/19/minneapolis-gets-new-sibling-somalia By: <a href="/users/kkarnermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Kevin Karner</a><br/><p>Minneapolis became sisters with a Somali counterpart on Friday &mdash; becoming the first city in the country to do so &mdash; in an effort to strengthen international ties with Somali-American residents.</p> <p>The City Council voted to add Bosaso, Somalia, as Minneapolis&rsquo; 12th sister city in an arrangement that has inspired local residents and Somali citizens abroad. City leaders say the tie could lead to new fundraising efforts, student exchanges and heightened cultural&nbsp;understanding.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/19/minneapolis-gets-new-sibling-somalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Cedar-Riverside City Council Jacob Frey Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:23:07 +0000 adohnalek@mndaily.com 88557 at http://www.mndaily.com Women dominate, men fall short in dual meet http://www.mndaily.com/sports/swimming-diving/2014/10/19/women-dominate-men-fall-short-dual-meet By: <a href="/users/dnelson" title="View User Profile">David Nelson</a><br/><p>A family emergency kept Daryl Turner from competing against Arizona State in the Gophers&rsquo; first dual meet of the season two weeks ago.</p> <p>However, the sophomore made sure his presence was felt Friday night as Minnesota faced off against Wisconsin &mdash; winning all four events he competed in.</p> <p>&ldquo;You don&rsquo;t know how much I missed this environment,&rdquo; Turner said. &ldquo;So I just wanted to come here and do all I could for the team.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/swimming-diving/2014/10/19/women-dominate-men-fall-short-dual-meet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Swimming & Diving Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:22:49 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88556 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers downed by Badgers at home http://www.mndaily.com/sports/soccer/2014/10/19/gophers-downed-badgers-home By: <a href="/users/bgotzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ben Gotz</a><br/><p>Despite a strong first-half performance, the Gophers weren&rsquo;t able to keep up with their rivals from across the border.</p> <p>The Gophers (8-7-1, 5-4-1 Big Ten) allowed three second-half goals to visiting No. 15 Wisconsin, losing 4-1 on Saturday. It&rsquo;s the first time the Gophers have suffered a loss to the Badgers since 2010.</p> <p>&ldquo;Obviously, we&rsquo;re all upset,&rdquo; said senior midfielder Taylor Wodnick. &ldquo;We came out playing how we wanted to play, how we normally play, and [then] in the second half, it just wasn&rsquo;t&nbsp;connecting.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/soccer/2014/10/19/gophers-downed-badgers-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Soccer Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:22:04 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88555 at http://www.mndaily.com Minnesota falls in Border Battle rematch http://www.mndaily.com/sports/volleyball/2014/10/19/minnesota-falls-border-battle-rematch By: <a href="/users/rtimmermanmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Rachel Timmerman</a><br/><p>The Gophers had an opportunity for redemption Saturday night when they traveled to Wisconsin for the border battle rematch.</p> <p>The two teams faced off on Wednesday, and the Badgers swept Minnesota in three sets.</p> <p>The Gophers were again unable to keep up with the top-10 Badgers on Saturday, falling in three sets.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our young group was battling as best they could, but we weren&rsquo;t able to sustain it,&rdquo; head coach Hugh McCutcheon said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/volleyball/2014/10/19/minnesota-falls-border-battle-rematch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Volleyball Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:21:09 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88554 at http://www.mndaily.com