9/17/2017, 10:13pm

University proposes $234.5 million bonding request

The University of Minnesota’s 2018 capital request proposal prioritizes repairs and maintenance over new buildings.  The proposal, presented at the Sept. 7 Board of Regents meeting, includes a $200 million funding request for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement, a program used to renovate higher education buildings and extend their lifespan.

9/17/2017, 10:12pm

Obstetrics units inaccessible for many rural women, U study says

Over half of rural hospitals in the U.S. no longer have units for childbirth, according to a University of Minnesota study published this month in Health Affairs. The study shows the percent of hospitals with obstetric units fell from 54 percent in 2004 to about 45 percent in 2014. This limited accessibility disproportionately impacts low-income communities and women of color, putting childbearing-aged women and their babies at risk of complications, researchers say. 

9/17/2017, 10:10pm

About half of University students graduate with debt, report says

Over half of University of Minnesota bachelor's degree recipients graduate with debt, according to a report published by University Government and Community Relations last month. One-third of bachelor’s degree students graduated with an average of $15,952 in debt, according to the report, and nearly one-fourth graduated with an average debt of nearly $35,000.