News http://www.mndaily.com/rss/news en Admins seek funds for ‘critical’ repairs http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/admins-seek-funds-%E2%80%98critical%E2%80%99-repairs <p class="Body">Inside Burton Hall, sunlight shines through a stained-glass skylight, and marble carvings on the walls bespeak a history filled with countless students roaming the corridors. <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="Body">However, the East Bank building is just one of at least 37 facilities on the Twin Cities campus that University of Minnesota officials say is in critical need of repairs this year.<o:p></o:p></p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/admins-seek-funds-%E2%80%98critical%E2%80%99-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Metro & State Legislature Board of Regents Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:29:08 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88237 at http://www.mndaily.com Martial arts groups seek new members http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/martial-arts-groups-seek-new-members By: <a href="/users/sconnormndailycom" title="View User Profile">Sarah Connor</a><br/><p>The University of Minnesota&rsquo;s Tae Kwon Do club lined up on the Great Hall auditorium stage in Coffman Union on Tuesday, barefoot and dressed in all white.</p> <p>One by one, each member let out a guttural shout before cracking a pine board with a swift kick of the leg.</p> <p>The students were demonstrating their martial arts skills in front of a small audience for a special exhibition, marking the first time several campus martial arts group met in one place.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/martial-arts-groups-seek-new-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Student Groups Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:27:48 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88236 at http://www.mndaily.com Building Access Program preps for next phase http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/building-access-program-preps-next-phase By: <a href="/users/nwickermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Nick Wicker</a><br/><p>With the exception of some chicken coops, storage barns and a few other campus buildings that no members of the University of Minnesota community occupy, the Twin Cities campus is secured for the night.</p> <p>A building security initiative is nearing its final phase by restricting access to the University&rsquo;s tunnels and skyways, and some law enforcement and school officials say the reasons behind the initiative vary.</p> <p>By the beginning of the fall semester, 143&nbsp; campus buildings had reduced the amount of time open to the general public through the Building Access Program.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/building-access-program-preps-next-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Pamela Wheelock Crime University Police Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:25:25 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88235 at http://www.mndaily.com Law center aids immigrants http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/law-center-aids-immigrants By: <a href="/users/caadlandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Christopher Aadland</a><br/><p>Pe Paul Goromou came close to getting booted out of the country.</p> <p>Goromou, a Guinea native, sought asylum in the United States shortly after he fled his home, where he said the government tortured him for nearly a week, accusing him of being involved in a coup d&rsquo;état.</p> <p>But without a lawyer, Goromou was in danger of being deported, until a group &mdash; which included students and faculty members at the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s Law School &mdash; stepped in to help him gain asylum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/law-center-aids-immigrants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Law School Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:25:04 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88234 at http://www.mndaily.com Humphrey School aims to diversify http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/humphrey-school-aims-diversify By: <a href="/users/mmichaletzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Molly Michaletz</a><br/><p>Zachary Hylton entered his final year at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs last fall as one of about 60 students of color enrolled there.</p> <p>For future years, the school&rsquo;s leaders and students are trying to boost the school&rsquo;s diversity through new curriculum and community outreach programs, with the goal of recruiting a more diverse pool of students and faculty to better reflect a changing society.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/humphrey-school-aims-diversify" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Cedar-Riverside Humphrey School Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:22:57 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88233 at http://www.mndaily.com Postsecondary Teaching and Learning to close http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/postsecondary-teaching-and-learning-close By: <a href="/users/amillerberndmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Anne Millerbernd</a><br/><p>The University of Minnesota will close its Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning in two years, school officials announced Tuesday.</p> <p>The department&rsquo;s programs, staff and faculty members will be disbursed throughout the College of Education and Human Development and continue &ldquo;under different administrative structures&rdquo; beginning in the 2016-17 academic year, according to an email announcement from the CEHD dean, Jean Quam.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/10/01/postsecondary-teaching-and-learning-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus CEHD Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:22:31 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88232 at http://www.mndaily.com In Cedar-Riverside protest, youth link terrorist recruitment to lack of resources http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/01/cedar-riverside-protest-youth-link-terrorist-recruitment-lack-resources By: <a href="/users/plemkemndailycom" title="View User Profile">Parker Lemke</a><br/><p>A group of Cedar-Riverside youth marched through their neighborhood&rsquo;s streets late Tuesday afternoon to demonstrate against terrorism, the stereotyping of Muslims and what they said was a lack of community resources.</p> <p>Wielding signs and chanting &ldquo;power to the youth,&rdquo; the protesters, led by the Cedar Riverside Youth Council, said the lack of opportunities and resources for local young people was due to foreign terrorist organizations&rsquo; recruitment of residents in the area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/01/cedar-riverside-protest-youth-link-terrorist-recruitment-lack-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Neighborhoods Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:21:12 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88231 at http://www.mndaily.com Bell Museum helps create int’l, innovative science curriculum http://www.mndaily.com/news/world/2014/10/01/bell-museum-helps-create-int%E2%80%99l-innovative-science-curriculum By: <a href="/users/hmadderommndailycom" title="View User Profile">Haley Madderom</a><br/><p>A group of St. Paul K-12 students will soon trek to Como Park Elementary School to make use of NASA satellite footage and the school&rsquo;s onsite 60-seat planetarium &mdash; to learn Spanish.</p> <p>&ldquo;Stories from the Home Planet,&rdquo; a program developed in part by the University&rsquo;s Bell Museum of Natural History, aims to help the young students explore the global impacts of climate change in their own backyards and across hemispheres, in Medellín, Colombia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/world/2014/10/01/bell-museum-helps-create-int%E2%80%99l-innovative-science-curriculum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World University Equity and Diversity Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:17:57 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88230 at http://www.mndaily.com Students boost Green Line ridership http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/01/students-boost-green-line-ridership By: <a href="/users/enelsonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ethan Nelson</a><br/><p>Stops near the University of Minnesota are among the busiest on the Green Line light rail, and students may be contributing to a boost in daily rides.</p> <p>Students say they&rsquo;re using the train to get to class and navigate Minneapolis. Transportation and government officials say the surge of riders doesn&rsquo;t surprise them, and they expect the growth to continue.</p> <p>The recently installed trains boasted a total weekday average ridership of 37,835 from Sept. 12-19 &mdash; more than 10,000 riders above the projections for next year, according to data from Metro Transit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/10/01/students-boost-green-line-ridership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Light Rail Transportation Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:09:08 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88228 at http://www.mndaily.com Campaign logos, colors influence message http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/09/29/campaign-logos-colors-influence-message By: <a href="/users/kkarnermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Kevin Karner</a><br/><p>Without any hesitation, Erik Sundberg knew exactly what it meant to be a red or blue state.</p> <p>The University of Minnesota electrical engineering freshman naturally associates colors with liberal and conservative ideals, like most people.</p> <p>This connotation, although common, may seem like a long-established part of the American political lexicon, but analyzing designs and colors that identify campaigns is a relatively new concept.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/09/29/campaign-logos-colors-influence-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State 2014 Election Legislature Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:23:16 +0000 adohnalek@mndaily.com 88209 at http://www.mndaily.com