Austen Macalus


Regents criticize efforts to rename Coffman, other campus buildings

Just a week after University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced recommendations for renaming Coffman Union and three other buildings on campus, members of the Board of Regents heavily criticized the renaming process in what turned out to be a contentious meeting Friday. 

Implementing a 'bold' vision for the Rochester campus

The Rochester campus is the newest of the University of Minnesota’s five-campus system. But after a decade into an innovative approach to higher education, campus leaders are looking to the future with “bold” plans for growth.  

Kaler calls for renaming Coffman, other buildings

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is supporting plans to rename Coffman and three other buildings named after former administrators who upheld racist and anti-Semitic practices on campus. However, students’ views on renaming the buildings are varied, ranging from mild indifference to staunch support or opposition.