Christopher Aadland


Finalist announced for Gophers AD job

A lone finalist has been announced in the search for the next University of Minnesota Athletics Director. University President Eric Kaler announced Wednesday morning that Mark Coyle was poised to become the school’s next leader of Gophers athletics.   From 2001 to 2005, Coyle, was the University’s associate athletics director for external relations, where he managed marketing, sales, communications, the ticket office and licensing.

Gophers basketball player released from jail without charges filed

Criminal charges against a University of Minnesota basketball player were deferred pending further investigation, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Gophers men’s basketball player Reggie Lynch was released from Hennepin County jail Tuesday at noon after the decision was announced. Lynch was arrested by the University of Minnesota Police Department at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at his Wilkins Hall apartment on probable cause for criminal sexual conduct. Lynch allegedly raped a 19-year-old woman in his apartment three hours before his arrest.

Kaler rolls out tuition hike proposal

Tuition will increase nearly 10 percent for some students at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus if a plan proposed Friday is approved by the Board of Regents. University President Eric Kaler’s proposal calls for a 9.9 percent hike for nonresident, non-reciprocity undergraduates, a 2.5 percent increase for resident undergraduates and increases between .5 percent and 5 percent for graduate and professional students.

Pressured to punish

Buckling under enormous federal pressure, colleges nationwide have begun to impose newly sharpened sexual assault policies.  At the University of Minnesota, the number of sexual misconduct cases has also ticked up in recent years — though at its peak the school only investigated a dozen in 2014.  Offenders at the University have also faced stiffer discipline starting in 2011, the year the U.S.

Pressured to punish

Buckling under enormous federal pressure, colleges nationwide have begun to impose newly sharpened sexual assault policies.     

Former U student charged with rape

A former University of Minnesota Student allegedly raped two women at a fraternity and an off-campus apartment on back-to-back weeks last year. Daniel Drill-Mellum, 22, of Waconia was charged with five first, second or third-degree felony counts of criminal sexual conduct in Hennepin County District Court on Christmas Eve.

Pedestrian deaths rise in fall

Shorter days and students’ return to campus makes fall the deadliest time of year for pedestrians across the state.    And as the season continues to set in, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding pedestrians and motorists to watch out for each other. 

No more research recruits from medical hold

As part of the University of Minnesota’s research ethics overhaul, the University has banned the recruitment of patients confined under involuntary medical holds.   The change, which took effect in August and appeare

Research review ongoing

The University of Minnesota’s Human Research Protection Program’s reaccreditation was put on hold by the same group that managed a critical report