http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en Gophers add Caluori and Rasmussen to roster http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/08/28/gophers-add-caluori-and-rasmussen-roster By: <a href="/users/rtimmermanmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Rachel Timmerman</a><br/> <p>University of Minnesota head volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon has added Laura Calouri and Carly Rasmussen to the 2014 roster.</p> <p>Calouri, a 6-foot outside hitter from Switzerland, played with two different age groups of the Swiss Junior National Team in addition to the Volley Toggenburg in the Swiss National Division A until 2012.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/08/28/gophers-add-caluori-and-rasmussen-roster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Upon Further Review Sports Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:27:25 +0000 rtimmerman@mndaily.com 87549 at http://www.mndaily.com Kolander Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/08/28/kolander-named-big-ten-offensive-player-week By: <a href="/users/bgotzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ben Gotz</a><br/> <p style="margin-top:.1in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in;<br /> line-height:15.3pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:state w:st="on"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana;">Minnesota</span></st1:state></st1:place><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana;"> sophomore forward Simone Kolander was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Monday, Aug. 25, by the <a href="http://www.bigten.org/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/082514aaa.html">Big Ten</a>.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/08/28/kolander-named-big-ten-offensive-player-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Upon Further Review Sports Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:47:35 +0000 bgotz@mndaily.com 87545 at http://www.mndaily.com Halftime Report: Gophers lead Eastern Illinois 14-0 http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/08/28/halftime-report-gophers-lead-eastern-illinois-14-0 By: <a href="/users/gdonaldmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Donald</a><br/> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Minnesota&#39;s offense only managed 21 yards in the first quarter, but took advantage of an Eastern Illinois fumble to take the lead. On 3rd and goal from the 2-yard line, quarterback Mitch Leidner called his own number, rushing in untouched for the first touchdown of the season.</p> <p>The offense woke up in the second quarter as it racked up 136 yards, extending their lead to 14-0. Wide&nbsp;receiver Donovahn Jones&#39; first career touchdown highlighted the second quarter, as Leidner found him for a 35-yard touchdown pass.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/08/28/halftime-report-gophers-lead-eastern-illinois-14-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Upon Further Review Jerry Kill Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:37:06 +0000 gdonald@mndaily.com 87543 at http://www.mndaily.com Head women's gymnastics coach resigns http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/08/28/head-womens-gymnastics-coach-resigns By: <a href="/users/bhelfandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Betsy Helfand</a><br/> <p>Head women&rsquo;s gymnastics coach Meg Stephenson has resigned, the University of Minnesota announced in a release Thursday afternoon.</p> <p>The resignation comes after two University-conducted investigations into &ldquo;student and employee complaints about the program,&rdquo; according to the release.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review">Upon Further Review</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/upon-further-review/2014/08/28/head-womens-gymnastics-coach-resigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Upon Further Review Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:52:26 +0000 bhelfand@mndaily.com 87538 at http://www.mndaily.com Minnesota ACT scores highest in nation http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/27/minnesota-act-scores-highest-nation-1 By: <a href="/users/tnachtigalmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Taylor Nachtigal</a><br/> <p>For the ninth year in a row, Minnesota high school students have led the nation with top composite ACT scores, <a href="http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Welcome/News/PressRel/056723">according to the Minnesota Department of Education</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The average composite score for Minnesotans in the class of 2014 was 22.9, outscoring the national average of 21 on the 36-point college readiness assessment, <a href="http://www.act.org/newsroom/data/2014/pdf/profile/Minnesota.pdf">according to ACT&#39;s Minnesota Profile Report</a>. &nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/27/minnesota-act-scores-highest-nation-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Higher Education Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:48:43 +0000 tnachtigal@mndaily.com 87536 at http://www.mndaily.com University pumps funding into new tech startups http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/26/university-pumps-funding-new-tech-startups By: <a href="/users/bemersonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Blair Emerson</a><br/> <p><span style="color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px;">Last week, the University of Minnesota announced plans to invest $350,000 in startup technology companies that originate on campus.</span><br style="color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px;" /><br style="color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px;" /><span style="color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px;">The University of Minnesota&rsquo;s</span></p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/26/university-pumps-funding-new-tech-startups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:06:09 +0000 bemerson@mndaily.com 87533 at http://www.mndaily.com Man molests, assaults woman on West Bank http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/26/man-molests-assaults-woman-west-bank By: <a href="/users/mfarhangmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Kia Farhang</a><br/> <p>A woman was molested and assaulted on the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s West Bank on Saturday night, police said.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/26/man-molests-assaults-woman-west-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:23:28 +0000 mfarhang@mndaily.com 87532 at http://www.mndaily.com Green Line hits pedestrian http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/26/green-line-hits-pedestrian By: <a href="/users/amillerberndmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Anne Millerbernd</a><br/> <p>A man was hospitalized with noncritical injuries after being struck by the Green Line light-rail Monday.</p> <p>The westbound light-rail hit the man at the intersection of Chatsworth Street and University Avenue in St. Paul just after 1 p.m. The accident left the man with a gash in his head and leg injuires, the <a href="http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_26402418/st-paul-light-rail-train-strikes-pedestrian">Pioneer Press</a> reported.&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/26/green-line-hits-pedestrian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Transportation Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:30:21 +0000 amillerbernd@mndaily.com 87531 at http://www.mndaily.com Armed man attempts to rob bicyclist on East Bank http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/22/armed-man-attempts-rob-bicyclist-east-bank By: <a href="/users/mfarhangmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Kia Farhang</a><br/> <p>An armed man on a bicycle tried to rob another cyclist at gunpoint near the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview on Thursday night, University police said.</p> <p>The incident is the third on or near campus to trigger a University-wide crime alert this summer, though in this case the suspect didn&rsquo;t harm the victim or take anything from him.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/22/armed-man-attempts-rob-bicyclist-east-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:00:22 +0000 mfarhang@mndaily.com 87529 at http://www.mndaily.com Local, federal authorities bust Twin Cities smartphone theft ring http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/14/local-federal-authorities-bust-twin-cities-smartphone-theft-ring By: <a href="/users/mrenaultmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Marion Renault</a><br/> <p>Local and national law enforcement have ended the eight-year reign of a Twin Cities-based crime ring that was trafficking stolen mobile phones and tablets across the country and abroad, with the U.S. Attorney&rsquo;s Office&#39;s <a href="http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2014/mustafa-family-crime-ring-indicted-for-using-thousands-of-stolen-identities-to-steal-cellular-telephones-and-tablet-devices-worth-millions-of-dollars" target="_blank">announcement</a> Tuesday of the&nbsp;indictment of 20 of the Mustafa family ring&#39;s members.</p> <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand">The Newsstand</a><p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/blogs/newsstand/2014/08/14/local-federal-authorities-bust-twin-cities-smartphone-theft-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Newsstand Crime Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:53:47 +0000 mrenault@mndaily.com 87525 at http://www.mndaily.com