4/11/2019, 12:23am

Proposed City Council restructuring sees support and push-back

Amid pushback, a proposal to restructure representation within the Minneapolis City Council was rejected last week. The plan, presented to the Minneapolis City Charter Commission, would reduce the Council’s 13 members to nine. Under the proposal, six of these council members would represent individual wards while three at-large representatives would be elected by all Minneapolis residents.

4/8/2019, 12:02am

Where do the regents stand on renaming buildings?

Despite endorsements from top administrators, student leaders and a task force of experts, the ultimate decision to rename buildings on the University of Minnesota campus rests with the Board of Regents. But as discussion on renaming has ramped up, the regents appear split on the issue. A burgeoning rift could prolong the board’s final decision and, possibly, stymie renaming efforts completely.

4/8/2019, 12:01am

Delayed regent election sparks concerns among lawmakers

House leadership has twice postponed a joint House and Senate meeting to choose two at-large seats, the student regent seat and the 5th Congressional District seat up for election. A division in the House about which slate of regent candidates should be selected has sparked this delay, lawmakers say.

4/8/2019, 12:01am

University Senate supportive of pronoun policy before May vote

The full University Senate discussed a proposed policy on gender identity and expression for the first time in anticipation of voting on the policy at the May meeting. The latest draft of the policy, titled Equity and Access: Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Names and Pronouns, was presented to the University Senate on Thursday and primarily received vocal support. 

4/7/2019, 11:45pm

UMN researchers create window into a mouse's brain

Research released on April 2 by the University’s mechanical engineering department introduced a new 3D-printed skull implant to help study the brain for longer durations. Researchers said they can observe anything from Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s disease to concussions and drug use.

4/7/2019, 11:41pm

Tech month kicks into gear in local communities

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey recently designated April as the City’s inaugural tech month. The events, some of which are near the University of Minnesota, will continue throughout the month. Tech month will bolster opportunities in the industry and improve inclusion in the field, Frey wrote in a statement.