Purchased in 2015, some regents feel a sale now could send the wrong message and hinder future land acquisitions.
James Ron was suspended last year following an investigation into alleged sexual harassment.
The University of Minnesota could be better at producing public records when requested and has outlined ways to improve how it turns over records to the public
Students of color generally report they feel a sense of belonging at lower rates than their white peers, a trend reflected in broader data for other institutions as well.
The Board of Regents took several actions at its October meeting, including approving the purchase of the Shriners Hospital property and passing a resolution to extend the University of Minnesota’s contract with Aramark for up to two years.
A professor disciplined for alleged sexual harassment by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is slated to be the sole instructor teaching the only human rights capstone class next spring, leading some students to say they will not take the class at all.
Carol Fierke, the current provost at Texas A&M University, is the final candidate to be the next executive vice president and provost at the University of Minnesota.
Rachel Croson, a current dean at Michigan State University, is the third of four candidates to fill the role of the University of Minnesota’s executive vice president and provost.
Regents will not focus on the renaming of any particular building, but will explore the first of what will likely be several discussions about creating procedures to guide any future renaming effort.