NEWS


4/29/2019, 12:59am

Knoll Area to get major infrastructure upgrade

The Knoll area, located in the northwest corner of East Bank campus, will receive major utility and road upgrades through an $11.6 million project supported by money from Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement funding and several University Services units. The two-phase project will begin in May 2019 and conclude in September 2020. 


4/29/2019, 12:51am

Local architects hope to 'frame' Marcy-Holmes

Local architects will set up different sized frames throughout the neighborhood in areas of cultural and historical interest this summer. In partnership with Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association’s Creative Placemaking Committee has allotted $1,800 for the project as part of its new micro-grant program. 


4/26/2019, 6:22pm

Students respond to regents' vote to keep building names

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted Friday against renaming Coffman Union and several other campus buildings. Dozens of students showed up to the special session in protest and many expressed disappointment with the board’s decision. 


4/25/2019, 9:05pm

What you need to know before Friday’s renaming meeting

The discussion on renaming campus buildings will come to a head Friday, when the Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center. The board is slated to vote on whether to rename Coffman Union and three other buildings on campus.


4/25/2019, 12:46am

Founder of African American Studies department retires

“Savor these days, they won’t come again,” is the advice John Wright said he would have told his younger self — before overtaking Morrill Hall, before helping found an African studies department in the 60s, before coming to the University of Minnesota.


4/25/2019, 12:43am

Plans for public housing renovations spark criticism

Amid criticism, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved protections for public housing residents Friday. The measure comes as the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority plans to use Rental Assistance Demonstration, a 2012 federal program meant to attract private or nonprofit investment to buildings in need of repair.


4/25/2019, 12:43am

Bikes, kombucha and social justice: the co-op on frat row

Keith Killian was walking down University Avenue when a member of the Students’ Alliance for Cooperative Living caught his eye in 2014. The University of Minnesota student said he's always been — and dressed as — an expressive person, and knew he found his place when he met members of the cooperative.


4/23/2019, 11:42pm

UMN ranks third for Peace Corps volunteers

A report released last month by Peace Corps, the U.S. governmental organization that connects volunteers with underserved communities, ranked the University of Minnesota as third in the nation for supplying Peace Corps volunteers.


4/23/2019, 11:40pm

On renaming, regents pursue own historical research

After a University task force recommended renaming four buildings on campus, some members of the Board of Regents went to local archives to do their own research. However, several historians familiar with contextualizing higher education archives and assessing the actions of historic figures see the regents’ approach to this historical debate as insufficient.