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After the March for Science on Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 in St. Paul, protesters wait for a west bound green line light rail.

After the March for Science on Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 in St. Paul, protesters wait for a west bound green line light rail.

Last Updated 4 hours ago

Possible cuts to Twin Cities bus routes cause unease for UMN students

A House bill could reduce bus routes in the Metro area by up to 40 percent, but is unlikely to pass in its current form.

Metro-area bus routes could be greatly reduced and fares increased by cuts to state funding. A transportation finance bill in the State House of Representatives would grow the transit funding deficit to almost $140 million.


Last Updated 15 hours ago

UMN student leaders call for lawmakers to abandon measure making student service fees optional

Student government leaders from each University of Minnesota campus are urging legislators to reject a proposal to make student service fees optional. In a letter sent to the chairs of the Senate and House higher education committees Sunday and posted on social media, the students called for legislators to leave the proposal out of its final higher education funding bill.


4/24/2017, 9:20am

New UMN sick policy that eases absence verification delayed until fall

The University of Minnesota’s revised sick note policy — over a year in the making — was implemented then quickly withdrawn earlier this month after negative feedback. Under the policy, which the University Senate Committee on Educational Policy approved in January, instructors can’t require doctors’ notes to excuse single-day medical absences.