News http://www.mndaily.com/rss/news en Music, Mind and Mental Illness http://www.mndaily.com/multimedia/videos/2015/01/31/music-mind-and-mental-illness Minneapolis musicians share their stories of overcoming mental health issues in an attempt to end the stigma.<br/> Campus Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:51:23 +0000 asnyder@mndaily.com 89519 at http://www.mndaily.com Sydney Hall residents notified of measles exposure, case no longer infectious http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/01/29/sydney-hall-residents-notified-measles-exposure-case-no-longer-infectious By: <a href="/users/cnelson1mndailycom" title="View User Profile">Cody Nelson</a><br/><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">Hennepin County health officials sent a letter notifying residents of Dinkytown&#39;s Sydney Hall apartment complex that they may have been exposed to a case of the measles through contact with an ill resident of the building.</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">This case of the highly contagious virus is no longer infectious, the letter said, but residents may have still been exposed between Jan. 20 and Jan. </span></span></div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/01/29/sydney-hall-residents-notified-measles-exposure-case-no-longer-infectious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus University Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:59:18 +0000 cnelson1@mndaily.com 89513 at http://www.mndaily.com Environmental scientist appointed as CBS dean http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/01/29/environmental-scientist-appointed-cbs-dean By: <a href="/users/enelsonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ethan Nelson</a><br/><p>After more than eight months of searching, the University of Minnesota has picked Valery Forbes to be the new dean of the College of Biological Sciences on Thursday.</p> <p>Forbes has previously been the director of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, according to a press release.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">She&#39;ll begin her tenure as dean July 31, pending approval from the Board of Regents.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/01/29/environmental-scientist-appointed-cbs-dean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus University CBS Research Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:58:26 +0000 cnelson1@mndaily.com 89512 at http://www.mndaily.com Report shows transparency, trust lacking http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2015/01/28/report-shows-transparency-trust-lacking By: <a href="/users/nwickermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Nick Wicker</a><br/><p>The Minneapolis Police Department has lacked public trust and transparency of its activities, a report released Wednesday found.</p> <p>Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and U.S. Department of Justice officials presented the results of an investigation into police procedures to a tense crowd Wednesday afternoon, and some people in attendance said the report was misleading and lacking sufficient community input.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2015/01/28/report-shows-transparency-trust-lacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Politics Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:55:18 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 89503 at http://www.mndaily.com Defining student housing http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/01/28/defining-student-housing By: <a href="/users/blyttonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Barry Lytton</a><br/><p>When Anne Kennedy signed a lease with Stadium Village Flats,&nbsp; she expected to room with only a University of Minnesota student.</p> <p>The physiology junior had only one roommate over her two years there, until early last month when she got an email with the contact information for a new one.</p> <p>After failed attempts to contact her new roommate, Kennedy, said she searched for the woman on Facebook and was alarmed to learn that her new roommate would not be a University student and had an infant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/01/28/defining-student-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Stadium Village Housing Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:51:51 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 89502 at http://www.mndaily.com Nurses get freedoms with change http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2015/01/28/nurses-get-freedoms-change By: <a href="/users/jbekkermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jessie Bekker</a><br/><p>Jaclyn Guetzko will stay in Minnesota after graduating from the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.nursing.umn.edu/DNP/index.htm">Doctor of Nursing Practice program</a> this May, now that she&rsquo;ll have the prospect of practicing independently with a bit of experience under her belt.</p> <p>As of this month, advanced practice registered nurses like Guetzko can now work autonomously in Minnesota after the state lifted a restriction that previously sent some nursing students to states with more liberties, saving nurses money and hassle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2015/01/28/nurses-get-freedoms-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Nursing Health Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:49:51 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 89501 at http://www.mndaily.com From struggle to song http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/01/28/struggle-song By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Adam Levy is having one of the best years of his life.</p> <p>But his contentment comes at an unusual time. In the past several years, Levy, the lead singer of the Minneapolis-based band the Honeydogs, finished treatment for addiction, and his son, Daniel, committed suicide.</p> <p>Most people would buckle under such tragedy and hardship. But Levy channeled his pain and used it as motivation to raise awareness surrounding mental health.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/01/28/struggle-song" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Health Boynton Health Service Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:45:16 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 89500 at http://www.mndaily.com Rural health care shortages revisited http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2015/01/28/rural-health-care-shortages-revisited By: <a href="/users/caadlandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Christopher Aadland</a><br/><p>Andrea Westby, a physician in rural Minnesota, said recent staffing shortages at a clinic she works at forced some patients to travel to a different hospital 45 minutes away.</p> <p>Personnel shortages and a growing baby boomer population are overwhelming health care facilities in greater Minnesota, leaving lawmakers and school officials searching for new ways to attract students to the underserved areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2015/01/28/rural-health-care-shortages-revisited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Nursing City Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:28:52 +0000 kmoon@mndaily.com 89490 at http://www.mndaily.com International students, feeling disconnected, look for change http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/01/28/international-students-feeling-disconnected-look-change By: <a href="/users/plemkemndailycom" title="View User Profile">Parker Lemke</a><br/><p>Though they share classrooms, some students feel that <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2013/10/16/university-courts-chinese-students-reaps-benefits">national origins</a> create distance at school.</p> <p>Many international students feel a lingual and cultural disconnect in the classroom when working with domestic students.</p> <p>But to help alleviate the divide, student government leaders and international student groups at the University of Minnesota are trying to figure out what can be done to make foreign-born students feel more comfortable on campus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/01/28/international-students-feeling-disconnected-look-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus University Student Groups Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:24:11 +0000 kmoon@mndaily.com 89489 at http://www.mndaily.com Obama’s tax reform plan could aid students http://www.mndaily.com/news/nation/2015/01/28/obama%E2%80%99s-tax-reform-plan-could-aid-students By: <a href="/users/hhansenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Haley Hansen</a><br/><p>University of Minnesota students may be losing out on nearly $2,500 of tax benefits each year.</p> <p>President Barack Obama&rsquo;s tax reform proposal released earlier this month could help ensure students receive all eligible education tax incentives, including tuition reductions, by simplifying the application process.</p> <p>The proposal is part of a larger tax reform proposal that aims to ensure lower- and middle-class families collect all tax credits for which they qualify. The plan would raise capital gains and dividends rates for high-income households.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/nation/2015/01/28/obama%E2%80%99s-tax-reform-plan-could-aid-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nation University Barack Obama Politics Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:20:49 +0000 kmoon@mndaily.com 89488 at http://www.mndaily.com