Christopher Aadland


Regents approve research safeguards, review budget

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has approved steps the school plans to take to better protect research participants. Regents approved dozens of steps Friday the University will take to bolster its human research protections after it was blasted in two reports that were released earlier this year. The new safeguards will cost the University about nearly $10 million in the first year and almost $4.5 million each year after that. The changes are expected to take up to one year to fully implement.

No freeze, but looming tuition hike

After a failed bid to freeze costs for in-state students, tuition at the University of Minnesota will rise next year under President Eric Kaler’s recently released budget proposal.

Kaler recommends tuition hike

University of Minnesota students can expect to see a tuition increase of up to 7 percent, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced Friday. Under Kaler’s budget proposal, Minnesota resident undergraduate tuition would increase by 1.5 percent — or around $180 annually — next fall. Nonresident undergraduates would see an increase of 7 percent on the Twin Cities campus, while resident graduate and professional students would see an average increase of 2.5 percent.

Campus housing to be revamped

Limited dorm space and the recent boom in off-campus student apartments are prompting University of Minnesota officials to rethink their housing strategy.