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The University Of Minnesota Office of Information Technology launched a new website to help students find campus study spaces this month.
The Study Space Finder website, launched Oct. 2, shows users a map of nearby study spots, along with photos of the locations and descriptions of seating availability and noise level. Officials say they want to update the site in the near future to include more features based on student feedback.
Three years ago, the University of Minnesota was one of the first schools to spearhead an international graduate student survey aimed at major research universities.
Now, the data from the Graduate Student Experience in the Research University — or GradSERU — survey is being compiled and analyzed, and the participating research universities, including the University of Minnesota, hope graduate student issues and achievements will be quantified to improve the grad student experience.
After a back-and-forth first set, the Minnesota volleyball team stormed back to dominate the second and third set.
Fueled by a team hitting percentages of .412 in the second set and .394 in the third, Minnesota increased its win streak to five at Maturi Pavilion on Sunday with a sweep against Iowa.
Amid federal policy changes, University of Minnesota researchers have identified a need for more renewable energy.
University researchers published a study last month in the journal "Environmental Science & Technology," revealing more renewables are needed to help cut emissions. The study’s results preceded federal policy changes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which announced plans to repeal former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Oct. 10.
The Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota charged a task force to develop new strategies to battle sexual assault on campus.
The group comprises members of various communities around campus, and hopes to lead discussion and action related to sexual assault.
Ultimate frisbee began its journey as a University of Minnesota club team in 1996, started by 10 students without a coach.
In 2017, the team has grown to more than double in size, with established coaches and a national pedigree to add on. Just last season, Grey Duck, the University's men's team, finished ranked third in the nation for college club teams. The year before that, the team won their first National Championship.
Gophers quarterback Demry Croft had a return to remember after three games of no playing time.
Croft threw 163 yards and three touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Minnesota (3-3 overall, 0-3 Big Ten) fell 30-27 to No. 21 Michigan State (5-1 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday.
Brooks Jackson, one of the University of Minnesota’s highest ranking administrators, is leaving for the University of Iowa.
Jackson, dean of the University’s medical school and vice president of health sciences, was named dean of the University of Iowa’s medical school and vice president of the academic health center today, pending the University of Iowa Board of Regents’ approval.
Minneapolis officials are trying to encourage recycling in apartments near the University of Minnesota as part of a citywide plan to cut waste.
The city’s Zero Waste Draft Plan identifies insufficient waste and recycling opportunities in multi-family housing complexes as barriers to achieving zero waste in the city. The plan, a collaboration between the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges, will go to the council for approval in early December.
Guided by ongoing talks about campus mental health, the Boynton Health mental wellness clinic at the University of Minnesota saw more traffic than last fall.
The clinic reported an 18 percent overall rise in traffic from Sept. 5 to Oct. 9 compared to the same time frame in 2016. Brief and urgent clinic visits are up 14 percent.
Captain and senior Sydney Baldwin sent the Gophers home happy after her overtime goal gave Minnesota the sweep against the Beavers.
The Gophers traveled north to face WCHA foe Bemidji State in a two-game series at the Sanford Center. Friday night, the Gophers beat the Beavers 3-1 and followed up with an overtime win Saturday night: marking their 600th win as a program.
Two different starts brought two different results for Minnesota in the first weekend of Big Ten play.
Minnesota (2-2-0, 1-1-0 Big Ten) split its first Big Ten series of the season with Penn State (2-2-0, 1-1-0 Big Ten), losing 3-1 Friday and winning 6-3 Sunday.
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s proposal for consecutive 15 percent tuition increases for nonresidents would spell an almost $4,000 increase for nonresident, non-reciprocity (NRNR) students in the 2018-19 term and even more the following year.
Madeline Strandemo and the Hasz sisters highlighted the ranked Gophers once again.
No. 20 Minnesota finished 10th in the overall team standings for the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational at the Badgers' Thomas Zimmer Championship Course Friday, led by top 25 performances from Strandemo, Megan Hasz, and Bethany Hasz.
Last Monday, Apple released iOS update 11.1. Typically, I don’t pay attention to iOS updates — my phone is too full of photos, apps and music to even think about downloading them. However, this update caught my attention, and not because of its bug fixes and the return of the iPhones 3D multi-task feature. Rather, I was intrigued by a slew of new emojis such as a fairy, a curling stone, a broccoli and perhaps most notably, three gender neutral emojis at various ages.
Growing up, Mike Hicks would leaf through volume after volume of his family’s encyclopedia set — at that time a household staple.
Fast forward to 2002, when Hicks, a recent University of Minnesota graduate, started looking for jobs.
He found himself with a copious amount of free time, time his parents hoped he would use to find work. Instead, he began to explore a website still in its infancy: Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia started in 2001.
Last month, Senator Al Franken reintroduced the Affordable Textbook Act in Congress – this is a bill Franken has been trying to push for the past few years, but has yet to make real headway. This bill needs to be taken seriously by Congress.
With a projected $166 million bill, the University of Minnesota’s Athletes Village will be funded in part by the largest fundraising campaign its athletics department has ever undertaken.
The department has raised $105 million to date, with $16 million raised in the past month alone. The remaining $61 million will be financed through debt, a practice the University uses on certain high-dollar capital projects.
Before Minnesota's game against Illinois on Sunday, midfielder Emily Heslin said head coach Stefanie Golan didn't want the team to dwell on its Thursday loss to Northwestern, but instead use it as motivation to win.
Minnesota (10-3-3, 6-2-1) used that motivation to score three second-half goals, and defeat Illinois (5-12-0, 2-7-0) 4-0 in Champaign, Illinois.
The night started off with a bang — or rather a multitude of them. A group dressed as a videographer, a bunny, a gorilla and a creepy-masked pig ran around 21st Avenue, clashing cymbals and throwing condoms at unwary Arts Quarter Festival attendees. It was evident that the festival had begun.