Christopher Aadland


University rolls out new steps to protect research participants

The University of Minnesota unveiled proposed changes Monday to the way it protects human subjects in research. A panel of outside experts, University faculty members and administrators formed in March outlined a beefed-up human research subjects protection program to the public after two recent reports criticized how the University conducts research on human enrollees.

Crime alert: two robbed near Dinkytown

Two people were robbed early Thursday morning near Dinkytown near the intersection of 8th Street Southeast and 14th Avenue Southeast, according to a crime alert sent by University of Minnesota police Chief Greg Hestness. One of the two victims is a University student. Both were unharmed but had their purses and a cell phone taken. The suspect emerged from bushes near a house and demanded the two victims’ valuables as they walked northbound on 14th Avenue Southeast, the alert said.

Mistakes admitted in second University drug trial

For the second time this year, the University of Minnesota has admitted to mistakes in the treatment of a Psychiatry Department drug trial patient. The admission came a day before the Board of Regents held a public forum — the second forum held at the University last week — to allow the public to voice their opinions of the school’s human subjects protection programs and planned reforms. The forums were announced last March in the wake of two reports that scrutinized the school’s research practices.  

Four decades of questions

University of Minnesota presidencies have been littered with controversies regarding research, financial mismanagement and academic cheating in athletics over the last four decades.

Report finds distrust of University researchers at Fairview

A University of Minnesota report shows some caregivers at Fairview Heath Services don't always trust University researchers. The internal report released May 5 found no non-compliance issues with psychiatric researchers, but reinforced an external report released in February that highlighted a “culture of fear” and intimidation within the University’s Psychiatry Department’s research.

Kaler talks aging faculty, human research programs

As spring semester draws to a close, the Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler for the semester’s last monthly installment of Kickin’ It with Kaler.   Kaler discussed aging faculty members, the distribution of funds

Tuition-free option at Morris may be growing

The University of Minnesota-Morris serves a growing population of Native American students as one of only two colleges in the nation that offer free tuition to those students.   As a result, the number of Native American students on the system campus has nearly do

UMD updates plan to reduce budget deficit

The University of Minnesota’s Duluth campus is planning to reduce its open staff and faculty positions over the next two years in order to balance its $6 million budget deficit.

U to re-evaluate housing strategy

As more luxury housing options pop up near the University of Minnesota campus, school leaders are planning to revamp the institution’s student housing strategy, last updated in 2009.