Ryan Faircloth


UMN President Eric Kaler talks tuition increase, Donald Trump's budget

The Minnesota Daily sat down with University President Eric Kaler on Friday for the semester’s final edition of “Kickin’ it with Kaler.” Kaler discussed the consequences of diminished state funding, President Donald Trump’s proposed budget and funding for the Aurora Center.

UMN officials voice concern over proposed higher education funding cuts

Tuition hikes and program cuts may be in store for the University of Minnesota if state lawmakers don’t boost proposed funding. Members of the Minnesota House and Senate higher education committees held a conference committee meeting Tuesday to hear testimony on higher education spending bills.

For Somali Museum, expansion hinges on state funding

When Osman Mohamed Ali returned to Somalia in 2009, he noticed few cultural artifacts remained. Most relics had been destroyed in the country’s 1991 civil war, Ali said, and there were no museums left in Somalia to preserve remaining items.

Q&A: Gov. Mark Dayton talks higher education, UMN funding

The Minnesota Daily spoke with Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday about how higher education has fared in this year’s legislative session. Dayton discussed the University of Minnesota’s budget request, the House and Senate higher education omnibus bills and the consequences of inadequate state college funding.

In MN House and Senate, bonding bill priorities vary

State lawmakers in the House and Senate are split over when to tackle a bonding bill this year. As the Minnesota Senate’s bonding bill continues to lie in wait, members of the House have yet to introduce their own version of the bill.

Higher education funding bills far from UMN's requested $147.2M

Recently passed spending bills by the Minnesota Legislature would provide significantly less state money for the University of Minnesota than requested by the school. The House higher education omnibus bill, passed by a 77-53 vote Tuesday, recommended the University receive $22 million of its requested $147.2 million biennial budget increase.