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Some college students choose the college or university they want to attend well in advance. This wasn't the case for sophomore Tuomas Pokkinen.
Pokkinen, who is from Espoo, Finland, never traveled to the United States to visit colleges. He said he used Google for most of his research on the University of Minnesota. He was also older than most college freshmen.
Participating in the University of Minnesota Art Department’s Visiting Artists and Critics Program (VACP), international artist Sonia Barrett made studio visits with graduate students, held workshops and publicly spoke about her work while in Minneapolis last week. Her talk took place Thursday night at the InFlux Space at the Regis Center for Art.
Mixed Blood Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” will be the fifth Mixed Blood-produced play that focuses on autism in the last 10 years. Jack Reuler, director of production and artistic director of Mixed Blood, has followed the script since its West End and Broadway runs, hoping to bring it to his company.
It's hard to find someone with more of a family connection to running than Abby Kohut-Jackson.
Kohut-Jackson is a redshirt freshman on the women's cross country team. Both of her parents, Marian Kohut and David Jackson, raced in college, with her mom racing for a year at the University of Chicago and her dad running four years at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Although the Minneapolis comedy scene spans an array of stand-up venues, University of Minnesota students Kate McCarthy and Nick Saxton and University graduate Andrew Friedman found a gap in the comedy scene’s offerings: there was no weekly show to encourage the exploration of new material.
University of Minnesota officials are lauding its most recent freshman class, but its large size has caused problems for some professors.
The University enrolled 6,195 new freshmen this fall, on top of almost 2,300 transfer students, which put some strain on school housing, financial aid and certain classes, said Bob McMaster, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education. The class is the largest in almost 50 years.
The University’s policies let students and faculty request time off from classes and work for religious observances. The policies prefer students to ask for time off “as soon as possible,” though it’s not required.
However, the necessity of requesting time-off for holidays not included in the academic calendar — which provides automatic days off for some Christian observances — leaves many students feeling uneasy.
The Minneapolis Police Department responded to a report of an attempted robbery Monday night.
The incident occurred at 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of University and 13th Avenue, according to a timely warning sent by the University of Minnesota.
Fleck compared Michael Jackson starting strong and keeping his shows intense to how he wants his team to play against Michigan on Saturday.
Next Tuesday’s municipal elections will be the third time Minneapolis uses ranked-choice voting, but some experts say the system could have a greater impact on this year’s outcome.
There was no love lost between Minnesota and Wisconsin this weekend as they chipped and clawed at each other every chance they could get.
Head coach John Carlson is moving to a new role as the director of men’s golf, while assistant coach Justin Smith took over as associate head coach, the University announced Monday.
Over the past decade, outstanding student debt has skyrocketed from around $450 billion to more than $1.25 trillion. This can be explained, in part, by the increase in university enrollment, but it’s also due to the rising cost of higher education.
In an age where information about our peers’ lives is at our fingertips, it’s easier than ever to compare our lives to those of others.
Minneapolis is a quickly expanding, progressive and complicated city with a population that projects its diversity and core values. Incumbent Mayor Betsy Hodges has had control of the reigns since 2014, and she is facing a challenging group of opponents.
Ward 3 is a robust part of the City of Minneapolis. The ward is comprised of major parts of the Downtown East and Downtown West neighborhoods, which are extremely business-heavy, as well as some of the largest residential neighborhoods in the city, including Marcy-Holmes, Northeast and North Loop.
Abdi Warsame, the current city council member representing Ward 6 of Minneapolis, was elected in 2013 as the first Somali-American in a municipal office. During this past term, Warsame undertook important challenges in the community and worked relentlessly to address them.
Ward 2 in Minneapolis is a thriving industrial and commercial ward currently headed by City Council Member Cam Gordon, who is running unopposed for his fourth term.
More than 20 biology instructors from universities across the country gathered at the University of Minnesota Saturday to brainstorm solutions to inequity in science, technology, engineering and math.
Though head coach P.J. Fleck said quarterback Demry Croft looked better and more composed than last game, Croft’s incomplete passes and red zone hiccups kept the Gophers from bringing home the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy this year.