President Donald Trump’s recent executive order linking federal funds to college protections for free speech has stirred uncertainty at the University of Minnesota, with some on campus questioning how the policy will be enforced.
After more than a year of investigating racist and anti-Semitic actions in the University of Minnesota’s past, a push to rename buildings on campus has come to an impasse amidst pushback from members on the Board of Regents.
The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler before spring break to talk about his recommendations to rename controversial buildings on campus, rising concern about student mental health and discussions about possible changes to reciprocity tuition.
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler gave his final State of the University address Thursday — a reflective speech that highlighted the University’s successes, setbacks and Kaler’s own regrets during his eight-year tenure.
The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents reviewed recommendations from student representatives and discussed system campus’ enrollment plans at a meeting Friday.
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.
Members of the Board of Regents spent their Thursday meeting with academic leaders, faculty and students on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank as part of the board’s annual campus tour.
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.
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.
Kaler announced his recommendations to strip the names of Coffman Union, Nicholson Hall, Middlebrook Hall and Coffey Hall in a campus-wide email Friday.