News http://www.mndaily.com/rss/news en University enacts affirmative consent policy http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/25/university-enacts-affirmative-consent-policy By: <a href="/users/bfarniokmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Benjamin Farniok</a><br/><p>After months of discussion, the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s affirmative consent policy took effect Monday, according to a letter the school sent to student government leaders.</p> <p>In the letter, University President Eric Kaler said he received permission from the Board of Regents to immediately implement the school&rsquo;s &ldquo;yes means yes&rdquo; policy, which had language tweaked to more clearly define affirmative consent.</p> <p>The change comes in time to educate new students during welcome week, Minnesota Student Association President Joelle Stangler said. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/25/university-enacts-affirmative-consent-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus News Administration University Sexual Assault Student Government Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:45:48 +0000 hhansen@mndaily.com 97596 at http://www.mndaily.com Man allegedly left flares in Coffman http://www.mndaily.com/news/2015/08/12/man-allegedly-left-flares-coffman By: <a href="/users/tgieseke" title="View User Profile">Tyler Gieseke</a><br/><p>University of Minnesota police arrested a man on Tuesday who allegedly left a bag of smoke flares inside Coffman Union on Sunday, which pushed police to close the building the next day.</p> <p>A criminal complaint filed Wednesday accused 35-year-old Minneapolis resident Jason Robert Johnson of two felony counts involving terroristic threats and intent to damage property or cause injury with an explosive device.</p> <p>Johnson is scheduled to appear in court Thursday at 1 p.m., said David Brown, chief deputy county attorney at the Hennepin County Attorney&rsquo;s office. Bail is $100,000.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/2015/08/12/man-allegedly-left-flares-coffman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Coffman Union Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:54:42 +0000 hhansen@mndaily.com 97566 at http://www.mndaily.com Suspicious bag in Coffman sparks FBI, UMPD investigation http://www.mndaily.com/news/2015/08/10/suspicious-bag-coffman-sparks-fbi-umpd-investigation By: <a href="/users/tgieseke" title="View User Profile">Tyler Gieseke</a><br/><p>University of Minnesota police are working with the FBI after a suspicious bag found in Coffman Union prompted the building&rsquo;s closure Monday.</p> <p>Barricades blocked both footbridges leading to the student union Monday afternoon, and yellow tape kept students and employees away from the building. Officials said it&rsquo;s safe to reopen Coffman on Tuesday, although the investigation into the suspicious package and who put it there is still ongoing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/2015/08/10/suspicious-bag-coffman-sparks-fbi-umpd-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Coffman Union University Police Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:23:48 +0000 hhansen@mndaily.com 97556 at http://www.mndaily.com Athletics director resigns after sexual harassment allegations http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/07/athletics-director-resigns-after-sexual-harassment-allegations By: <a href="/users/caadlandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Christopher Aadland</a><br/><p>University of Minnesota Athletics Director Norwood Teague resigned following sexual harassment allegations, the school announced Friday.</p> <p>University President Eric Kaler accepted Teague&rsquo;s resignation Thursday, which took effect Friday. Kaler issued a statement Friday saying the alleged behavior, which included &ldquo;unwelcome sexual advances and verbal and physical conduct,&rdquo; occurred on one night and involved an intoxicated Teague harassing two non-student University employees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/07/athletics-director-resigns-after-sexual-harassment-allegations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Sports Administration Eric Kaler Board of Regents Norwood Teague Fri, 07 Aug 2015 21:45:59 +0000 tgieseke 97546 at http://www.mndaily.com COGS intends to decrease implicit bias through training http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/05/cogs-intends-decrease-implicit-bias-through-training By: <a href="/users/bedwardsmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Brian Edwards</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">University of Minnesota student government leaders are worried unintentional biases may thwart efforts to increase diversity on campus.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The Council of Graduate Students wants to decrease implicit biases &mdash; like not admitting a non-English speaking stu </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/05/cogs-intends-decrease-implicit-bias-through-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Med School Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:23:41 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97436 at http://www.mndaily.com MN universities face more scrutiny http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2015/08/05/mn-universities-face-more-scrutiny By: <a href="/users/yrddad" title="View User Profile">Youssef Rddad</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">When Art Institutes International graduate Justin Karels first applied to the school, he was told nearly all graduates find a job in their field of study.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">But five years and $130,000 later, he said he knew of only one student working as an animator out of </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2015/08/05/mn-universities-face-more-scrutiny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State College Affordability Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:21:30 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97431 at http://www.mndaily.com COGS to aid int’l student mental health http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/05/cogs-aid-int%E2%80%99l-student-mental-health By: <a href="/users/bedwardsmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Brian Edwards</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Juggling a foreign culture, schoolwork and a social life can be a difficult task for some international students, student leaders say.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The University of Minnesota&rsquo;s Council of Graduate Students is planning to work with student groups and services this scho </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/05/cogs-aid-int%E2%80%99l-student-mental-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Student Government Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:18:55 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97426 at http://www.mndaily.com Corn Belt greenhouse gas emissions underestimated http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/05/corn-belt-greenhouse-gas-emissions-underestimated By: <a href="/users/sthamer" title="View User Profile">Sarah Thamer</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">University of Minnesota scientists found previous research may have underestimated greenhouse gas emissions in the Midwest&rsquo;s Corn Belt by nearly 40 percent.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">At the University&rsquo;s Tall Tower Trace Gas Observatory in UMore Park in Rosemount, resear </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/05/corn-belt-greenhouse-gas-emissions-underestimated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Research Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:16:01 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97421 at http://www.mndaily.com University implements changes in vacation donation procedure http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/05/university-implements-changes-vacation-donation-procedure By: <a href="/users/yrddad" title="View User Profile">Youssef Rddad</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">When University of Minnesota library accountant LaVon Beseman was diagnosed with cancer, she planned to have her husband give her one week of his vacation time.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The University currently has a program that allows employees to donate paid vacation time to ot </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015/08/05/university-implements-changes-vacation-donation-procedure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Faculty/Staff Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:12:59 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97416 at http://www.mndaily.com New bike lanes could push out parking http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2015/08/05/new-bike-lanes-could-push-out-parking By: <a href="/users/bfarniokmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Benjamin Farniok</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Access to federal funding is making it possible for Minneapolis to install protected bikeways along streets near the University of Minnesota.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The U.S. </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2015/08/05/new-bike-lanes-could-push-out-parking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Transportation Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:06:34 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 97411 at http://www.mndaily.com