6/9/2019, 9:06pm

UMN needs on hold without state infrastructure funding

The Institute of Child Development’s building at the University of Minnesota was erected in the early 1900s and required $28 million in state funding this year for a replacement. Without a capital investment bill, this project and other University infrastructure needs will roll into future legislative sessions.

5/31/2019, 7:30pm

‘Vanilla ice cream’ bonding won’t fund University infrastructure

Without a capital investment bill, many stakeholders, including the University of Minnesota, did not see infrastructure or public works funding. While the Republican-controlled Senate never introduced a capital investment bill, lawmakers managed to allocate $160 million for basic needs like housing and roads in other bills.

5/21/2019, 2:19pm

UMN receives half of budget ask from state legislature

With just hours to spare in the regular session, the legislature allocated half of what the University of Minnesota requested in state funding for the next two fiscal years. The higher education omnibus bill, passed Monday, allocates the University $43.5 million beyond base appropriations — half of its $87 million ask. The bill also requests that tuition increases do not exceed 3 percent each year.

5/9/2019, 4:25pm

Four new faces elected to Board of Regents

Four new members of the Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota were elected by the Legislature Thursday, with lawmakers favoring diversity and new faces over incumbents. Mary Davenport and Kao Ly Her were elected to the two at-large seats while Janie Mayeron and Mike Kenyanya will take the 5th Congressional District seat and the student regent seat, respectively.