News en 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Greek Life Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:31:15 +0000 88563 at Humphrey’s dean brings in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Politics Humphrey School Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:30:59 +0000 88562 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Katrice Albert Greek Life Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:29:09 +0000 88561 at U prepares for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Metro & State Administration Karen Hanson Board of Regents Tuition Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:26:09 +0000 88560 at Contract aims for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Environment Cam Gordon City Council Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:26:07 +0000 88559 at Minneapolis gets new sibling in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Cedar-Riverside City Council Jacob Frey Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:23:07 +0000 88557 at Pizza’s folded cousin coming to the U By: <a href="/users/amillerberndmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Anne Millerbernd</a><br/><p>University of Minnesota students can get pizza from more than a dozen eateries on or near campus, but no place serves slices folded in half.</p> <p>A college-targeted calzone franchise, D.P. Dough, will make its Minnesota debut early next year at the base of the Dinkydome between ProCuts and Baldy&rsquo;s BBQ.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Dinkytown Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:20:12 +0000 88552 at Homecoming artists ask for treats, celebrity appearances By: <a href="/users/sconnormndailycom" title="View User Profile">Sarah Connor</a><br/><p>Before performing in front of a packed TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, homecoming concert performers will snack on treats like Laffy Taffy candy, local root beer and mini cereal boxes.</p> <p>Along with dishing out $135,000 for rapper Iggy Azalea and indie rock band Walk the Moon, the University of Minnesota will be stocking the homecoming performers&rsquo; dressing rooms with food, drinks and other oddities from their rider lists.</p> <p>The University denied Walk the Moon&rsquo;s booze and beer requests, which included a case of locally brewed beer and a bottle of top-shelf liquor.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus TCF Bank Stadium Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:58:25 +0000 88517 at Charter schools lag behind peers By: <a href="/users/kkarnermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Kevin Karner</a><br/><p>A higher number of public school students in Minneapolis are choosing charter schools than in the past, but research suggests that the alternative schooling might not be the best option.</p> <p>Charter schools perform worse than traditional public schools by several performance metrics, according to a report released this month by University of Minnesota Law School&nbsp;researchers.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Law School Research Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:50:38 +0000 88516 at Syllabi could include content warnings <p>In an effort to ensure course content doesn&rsquo;t adversely affect trauma victims, University of Minnesota student leaders are asking faculty members to disclose material that could trigger psychological&nbsp;reactions.</p> <p>The Minnesota Student Association approved a resolution last week requesting that instructors add trigger warnings to syllabi. Students say they&rsquo;re hoping to start a conversation about the issue on campus and to educate community members about trauma and its effects in the classroom and elsewhere.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Boynton Health Service Student Government Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:48:06 +0000 88511 at