Brian Edwards


Audit updates fall short

University of Minnesota departments and procedures currently undergoing internal audits this year are mostly noncompliant with University rules and regulations.    The results of the annual audits of University departments and services revealed slow progress in the first review since the year’s audit plan was laid out in June.    Though administrators cited a technical and complicated process as a reason for the low nu

Data security above average at University

The University of Minnesota protects its data better than most other colleges and universities across the country.   After a slew of nationwide cyberattacks and data breaches in recent years that caused organizations to reassess their data security practices, the University decided to assess its privacy measures and what could be done to boost its ranking through

New CBS dean starts year at U of M

The new dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences has brought lofty goals and expectations to her job.   As she settles into the new position, Dean Valery Forbes — who will lead the more than 2,000 students in the college &md

Regents create new committee

Members of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents  hope the creation of a new committee will help the group become more effective policy makers.    University leaders created the new body, the Governance and Policy Committee, to review the

COGS intends to decrease implicit bias through training

University of Minnesota student government leaders are worried unintentional biases may thwart efforts to increase diversity on campus.    The Council of Graduate Students wants to decrease implicit biases — like not admitting a non-English speaking stu

COGS to aid int’l student mental health

Juggling a foreign culture, schoolwork and a social life can be a difficult task for some international students, student leaders say.   The University of Minnesota’s Council of Graduate Students is planning to work with student groups and services this scho

One Stop adds personal finance options

Come fall, students looking for advice on their personal spending will have access to financial counseling on campus.   In response to students’ requests, the University of Minnesota’s One Stop Student Services is equipping its employees, who previousl