Protest, an arrest and fights marked the campus' reaction to right-wing commentator Lauren Southern's talk at the University of Minnesota Wednesday night. A group of nearly 200 demonstrators gathered outside Anderson Hall where around 80 listened to the Canadian YouTube personality give a talk on “the evils and inefficiencies of socialism and the necessity of free speech in political discourse." One person was arrested for disorderly conduct by the end of the event.
Brooks Jackson, one of the University of Minnesota’s highest ranking administrators, is leaving for the University of Iowa. Jackson, dean of the University’s medical school and vice president of health sciences, was named dean of the University of Iowa’s medical school and vice president of the academic health center today, pending the University of Iowa Board of Regents’ approval.
Growing up, Mike Hicks would leaf through volume after volume of his family’s encyclopedia set — at that time a household staple. Fast forward to 2002, when Hicks, a recent University of Minnesota graduate, started looking for jobs. He found himself with a copious amount of free time, time his parents hoped he would use to find work. Instead, he began to explore a website still in its infancy: Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia started in 2001.
After an appeals court struck down an effort to allow University of Minnesota adjunct professors and tenured faculty to join together for a union vote, organizers announced they will no longer seek a union and instead will work toward creating a "workers' association."
After robbing the student of his cellphone and cash, the suspects shot at the student once as they ran into a vehicle and drove away. The student was unharmed in the robbery.
An external review found the University of Minnesota’s disciplinary actions towards 10 football players accused of sexual assault complied with internal policy and federal laws. The review — conducted by two Minneapolis attorneys — pointed to several factors which fostered the team’s boycott, including weak leadership from the coaching staff, poor communication between administration and the team, and a lack of understanding of the team of disciplinary processes.
The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday its plans to shift from Moodle to a new learning management system, Canvas. The shift is expected to take two years, and Moodle will stay active during the transition.
On any given day, more than a thousand bikers zip across the Washington Avenue Bridge. The bridge is one of the busiest spots for bikers in Minneapolis, which is considered one of the nation’s top biking ciites.
As the University of Minnesota landcare department begins work for the spring, it’s about 50 people short for the job.
Last week, the Council of Graduate Students adopted a new process to choose Board of Regents representatives.