5/15/2017, 3:27pm

UMN Regents discuss Pioneer Hall renovation, state funding

The board also discussed new sexual misconduct policies at last week's meeting.

University of Minnesota officials recently discussed state funding, a revamp of the school’s oldest residence hall and new sexual misconduct policies. The University’s Board of Regents approved remodel schematics for Pioneer Hall, which was approved for a $104.5 million renovation last September, at a meeting last week.

5/12/2017, 3:12pm

UMN reports additional mild mumps cases among students

The number of University of Minnesota students diagnosed with mumps is up to 25­­­­­, after the University reported seven students with the infection in late April. All cases so far have been mild and only among vaccinated students, said Medical School Dean Brooks Jackson in an email to University students, faculty and staff Friday. Gary Christenson, Chief Medical Officer at Boynton Health, said the sudden uptick in cases is likely due to the 16 to 18-day duration of the illness when students can infect each other up to two days before and four days after symptoms stop showing.

5/11/2017, 5:20pm

UMN officials investigate regents for leak of harassment case in athletics dept.

News of a sexual harassment investigation in the University of Minnesota’s athletics department has led to an inquiry of the school’s Board of Regents. Regents held an emergency meeting Thursday after KSTP published a report that Gophers’ top fundraiser, Assistant Athletics Director Randy Handel, allegedly sexually harassed a coworker.

5/4/2017, 2:05pm

Two outside attorneys will assist UMN regents' review of Gophers sex assault case

Three members of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents have been appointed to a committee that will review the school’s handling of a sexual assault case involving Gophers football players. The University announced Monday that board Chair Dean Johnson selected regents Thomas Anderson, Peggy Lucas and Steve Sviggum to oversee the internal review of the case.

5/4/2017, 1:52pm

University of Minnesota student takes on payday lending

For the past three years, one University of Minnesota student has battled payday lending. Adam Rao, a graduating MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management, has worked with two different companies to help those effected by payday lending, a formof high-interest, short-term money lending. “[It’s] a horrible, predatory practice that primarily affects people with lower and moderate incomes,” Rao said. The total, usually an average of $500, is typically required to be repaid in two weeks, unless borrowers pay for an extension.