News http://www.mndaily.com/rss/news en New apple brings crunch early in the season http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/22/new-apple-brings-crunch-early-season-0 By: <a href="/users/caadlandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Christopher Aadland</a><br/><p>Apple lovers usually have to wait until fall to bite into the crispest and juiciest selections of the fruit.</p> <p>But now, a new apple created by University of Minnesota researchers promises to greet those people with a renowned taste similar to the school&rsquo;s famous Honeycrisp a month earlier in the season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/22/new-apple-brings-crunch-early-season-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Research Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:50:39 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88644 at http://www.mndaily.com New apple brings crunch early in the season http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/22/new-apple-brings-crunch-early-season By: <a href="/users/caadlandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Christopher Aadland</a><br/><p>Apple lovers usually have to wait until fall to bite into the crispest and juiciest selections of the fruit.</p> <p>But now, a new apple created by University of Minnesota researchers promises to greet those people with a renowned taste similar to the school&rsquo;s famous Honeycrisp a month earlier in the season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/22/new-apple-brings-crunch-early-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Research Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:50:37 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88643 at http://www.mndaily.com City attorney: Minneapolis can’t ban ‘Redskins’ http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/22/city-attorney-minneapolis-can%E2%80%99t-ban-%E2%80%98redskins%E2%80%99 By: <a href="/users/enelsonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ethan Nelson</a><br/><p>Minneapolis doesn&rsquo;t have legal authority to ban the Washington Redskins&rsquo; name when the NFL team plays at TCF Bank Stadium early next month, the city&rsquo;s attorney said to a City Council committee&nbsp;Wednesday.</p> <p>The legal opinion came more than two weeks after council members started&nbsp;exploring whether they could legally ban the name and mascot that some people have called racist and offensive toward American Indians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/22/city-attorney-minneapolis-can%E2%80%99t-ban-%E2%80%98redskins%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Metro & State Cam Gordon City Council Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:49:23 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88642 at http://www.mndaily.com PsTL disbanding raises student concerns http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/22/pstl-disbanding-raises-student-concerns By: <a href="/users/tnachtigalmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Taylor Nachtigal</a><br/><p>Some students and faculty members are worried that when the University&rsquo;s Postsecondary Teaching and Learning Department closes in two years, its programs won&rsquo;t serve its students as effectively.</p> <p>Although the leaders at the College of Education and Human Development say the dissolution will only affect some faculty members, others in the college say it&rsquo;s likely that students will bear the costs of the closure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/22/pstl-disbanding-raises-student-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus CEHD Faculty/Staff Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:48:03 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88641 at http://www.mndaily.com Somali officers relate to immigrant communities http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/22/somali-officers-relate-immigrant-communities By: <a href="/users/nwickermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Nick Wicker</a><br/><p>Salah Ahmed wanted to become a cop ever since he moved to the United States from Egypt.</p> <p>On the other hand, Abdiwahab Ali&rsquo;s interests gravitated to law enforcement after 9/11 &mdash; several years after he moved from Somalia to Minnesota in 1995. After becoming a Minneapolis Police Department officer, he went on to help establish the Somali American Police Association.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/22/somali-officers-relate-immigrant-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Crime Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:44:58 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88640 at http://www.mndaily.com Signs could speed up Green Line http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/22/signs-could-speed-green-line By: <a href="/users/jbekkermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jessie Bekker</a><br/><p>As he traveled on the Green Line light rail from Target Field to Union Depot, Nick Musachio noticed the train make 41 stops, only 23 of which were scheduled.</p> <p>At the St. Paul intersection of University Avenue West and Lexington Parkway North, he timed the train stop at a traffic light at one minute, 45 seconds.</p> <p>These observations astonished the St. Paul inventor and inspired him to create the Always Green Traffic Control System, which would use signs on the road to inform both drivers and light rail conductors how fast to travel to make the next green light.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/22/signs-could-speed-green-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Light Rail Transportation Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:28:07 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88638 at http://www.mndaily.com Five months later, Dinky rioters still facing repercussions http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/22/five-months-later-dinky-rioters-still-facing-repercussions By: <a href="/users/blyttonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Barry Lytton</a><br/><p>Over the three-day stretch in April when the Gophers made it to the NCAA Frozen Four final and lost the championship game, riots broke out in Dinkytown.</p> <p>On both nights of the two University of Minnesota men&rsquo;s hockey games, students and fans flowed through the area, closing down streets and drawing police in riot gear.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/22/five-months-later-dinky-rioters-still-facing-repercussions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Dinkytown Crime Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:22:57 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88637 at http://www.mndaily.com Regents, state push for top-notch Medical School http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/21/regents-state-push-top-notch-medical-school By: <a href="/users/bemersonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Blair Emerson</a><br/><p>University of Minnesota regents are keeping administrators on their toes as the Medical School&rsquo;s leaders work to boost its prestige.</p> <p>This month, a Board of Regents committee reviewed the school&rsquo;s progress toward improving its national ranking, a goal set last year when faculty members created a long-term strategy with designs to attract research dollars and revamp scholarships.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/21/regents-state-push-top-notch-medical-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Administration Med School Board of Regents Mark Dayton Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:58:42 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88609 at http://www.mndaily.com Teaching scientists to boil down research for non-experts http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/21/teaching-scientists-boil-down-research-non-experts By: <a href="/users/plemkemndailycom" title="View User Profile">Parker Lemke</a><br/><p>More so than ever, science isn&rsquo;t happening in a vacuum.</p> <p>As it becomes increasingly vital to communicate scientific work outside of laboratories, programs have sprung up around the University of Minnesota to train student researchers how to interact with the media, government and industry officials, and the general public.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/21/teaching-scientists-boil-down-research-non-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus CBS Research Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:54:55 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88608 at http://www.mndaily.com American Indian student group addresses Washington mascot http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/21/american-indian-student-group-addresses-washington-mascot By: <a href="/users/hhansenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Haley Hansen</a><br/><p>For some University of Minnesota students, the protests set to take place next month at the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins game are about much more than a mascot.</p> <p>The American Indian Student Cultural Center sent a letter to University President Eric Kaler last week expressing the group&rsquo;s concerns with the Redskins mascot&rsquo;s presence on campus, saying it&rsquo;s offensive to some American Indian students and perpetuates negative stereotypes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/21/american-indian-student-group-addresses-washington-mascot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Student Government Student Groups Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:52:33 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88606 at http://www.mndaily.com