9/11/2017, 12:12am

University researcher aims to save lives of cardiac arrest patients

Last month, a University of Minnesota researcher published an article about a protocol aiming to increase survival rates in patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital.  University researcher Demetri Yannopoulos started investigating a new procedure to save the lives of those who don’t respond to initial attempts to restart their hearts after cardiac arrest nearly two years ago. His process, adopted by several area hospitals, can increase survival rates by about 30 percent.

9/10/2017, 10:35pm

Breaking down the unionization push at the University of Minnesota

A Minnesota Court of Appeals opinion released Tuesday said the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services lacked the authority to assign University of Minnesota teaching specialists, lecturers and faculty to the same bargaining unit.  The decision, part of a long-running dispute over who can be part of a faculty union, is a win for University administrators, as some top officials were “disappointed” with the 2016 BMS decision to place almost all teaching staff in the same bargaining unit.

9/10/2017, 10:33pm

Court decision might mean the end for University unionization, some say

The long-running University of Minnesota faculty unionization effort hit a roadblock last week when a Minnesota court ruled tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty can’t join the same bargaining unit. While some University officials are pleased with the Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, other employees worry it could mean the end for the University’s unionization push. The union vying to represent University educators hasn’t ruled out a Minnesota Supreme Court appeal.