News en University researchers look to state for research funding <p>A state commission is recommending that lawmakers dole out more than $13 million to University of Minnesota researchers as part of a larger funding request.</p> <p>In its annual budget recommendation, the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources said it would like to allocate about $45 million next legislative session to projects and research with the goal of improving the state&rsquo;s&nbsp;environment.</p> <p>The University hopes to receive nearly 30 percent of the commission&rsquo;s funding when the plans are brought to the Legislature next year.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Metro & State Environment Legislature CFANS Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:56:26 +0000 88313 at Student group raises awareness about relationship violence By: <a href="/users/sconnormndailycom" title="View User Profile">Sarah Connor</a><br/><p>A group of students stood at the front of a darkened room in the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s recreation center on Friday, reading narratives from victims of relationship violence.</p> <p>&ldquo;I could have said no, but I didn&rsquo;t,&rdquo; the voices repeated at the end of each story.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Student Groups University Police Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:50:37 +0000 88312 at Packers fanbase alive in Minneapolis By: <a href="/users/skraemermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Sam Kraemer</a><br/><p>When Green Bay&rsquo;s Eddie Lacy caught a pass at the start of the fourth quarter, eluded his defenders and ran into the end zone, fans in TCF Bank Stadium hollered and cheered.</p> <p>Later, chants of &ldquo;Go Pack Go&rdquo; rang throughout the stadium as fans filed for the exits after the Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 24-21.</p> <p>Despite being 275 miles away from Lambeau Field, many University of Minnesota students were able to take a short walk to see their favorite team when the Packers came to Minneapolis on Sunday to take on their division rival Vikings.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:13:45 +0000 88328 at University pushes research from the labs to the market By: <a href="/users/plemkemndailycom" title="View User Profile">Parker Lemke</a><br/><p>The University of Minnesota has encouraged its researchers in recent years to report more of their innovations to the school&rsquo;s Office for Technology</p><p>Commercialization.</p> <p>To capitalize on new scientific breakthroughs, the OTC has ramped up its work of transferring innovations developed on campus &mdash; ranging from computer applications to new crop varieties &mdash; to industry partners that can manufacture and market the discoveries.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Research Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:11:22 +0000 88327 at Minneapolis may allow later hours for businesses By: <a href="/users/enelsonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ethan Nelson</a><br/><p>Abdirahman Kahin, owner of the West Bank&rsquo;s Afro Deli, sees fewer customers during Ramadan, the monthlong Muslim daytime fast.</p> <p>His restaurant is only open until 9 p.m., a time that&rsquo;s too early for many Muslims to eat during the fasting period.</p> <p>But an amendment to an existing Minneapolis ordinance may soon allow him to cater to the Muslim community during&nbsp;Ramadan.</p> <p>The amendment, drafted by Ward 12 City Councilman Andrew Johnson, would allow businesses outside of downtown to apply to stay open later than 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Cedar-Riverside Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:08:52 +0000 88323 at City targets problem properties By: <a href="/users/blyttonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Barry Lytton</a><br/><p>University of Minnesota student renters have long complained of poor living conditions and uncooperative landlords.</p> <p>At University Student Legal Service, housing issues account for 30 to 40 percent of the total case load, said staff attorney Bill Dane.</p> <p>Now, a list from the city of Minneapolis officially pinpoints properties that it deems problematic, including eight in the school&rsquo;s surrounding neighborhoods.</p> <p>City officials hope that the list system, which they began implementing in July, will keep trouble property owners from</p><p>expanding.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Neighborhoods Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:05:52 +0000 88321 at Chicano, Latino department running on last fumes By: <a href="/users/tnachtigalmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Taylor Nachtigal</a><br/><p style="font-size: 11.8181819915771px; line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">With only one full-time faculty member, the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s Department of Chicano and Latino Studies is concerned for its future.</p> <p style="font-size: 11.8181819915771px; line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">Among worries that the department is running on fumes with few faculty members and low funding, department leaders say the University doesn&rsquo;t consider their program a priority. Now, the department is turning to the community to garner support and to find solutions.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus CLA Faculty/Staff Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:03:44 +0000 88318 at Nursing students guide path for Ebola volunteers in Liberia By: <a href="/users/hmadderommndailycom" title="View User Profile">Haley Madderom</a><br/><p>As health volunteers pack up and head to an Ebola clinic in a small Liberian village this month and next, a group of University of Minnesota nursing students are constructing maps of the place, which is practically invisible on Google and Bing maps from thousands of miles away.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus World Nursing Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:49:12 +0000 88311 at Studying Death Minnesota is one of the few states that requires a bachelor’s degree to obtain a license to practice mortuary science. Currently, the University has 60 students seeking a degree in the mortuary science program, with women now making up more than three-quarters of the program.<br/> Campus Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:06:14 +0000 88273 at MN ranks fifth in student debt By: <a href="/users/jbekkermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jessie Bekker</a><br/><p>Chloe Laabs estimates it will take 20 years to pay off her student loans.</p> <p>The Minnesota Student Association member and University of Minnesota biology, society, and environment sophomore said she&rsquo;ll graduate with about $41,000 in debt.</p> <p>She&rsquo;s not alone. The average Minnesotan undergraduate earning a bachelor&rsquo;s degree last year left college with just under $31,000 in loan debt, according to new data released by the Project on Student Debt. University of Minnesota students averaged just over $28,000.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State College Affordability Student Debt Higher Education Tuition Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:01:04 +0000 88271 at