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Ska-U-Mah: UMN creates new reggae institute

“In the 21st century, a music school should be more inclusive,” said Paul Shaw, a Jamaican classical pianist and professor in the School of Music. “It shouldn’t just be limited to the conservatory model … where you study theory and classical traditions.” 


Higher education policy a focus of Democratic presidential primary

Debt and the cost of college are the focus of several Democratic presidential candidates' campaigns ahead of the 2020 Democratic primary. Policy statements range from offering student loan refinancing at lower interest rates to canceling all student debt. Some candidates have proposed no-cost community college, while others seek to make all public colleges tuition free.


Former President Eric Kaler leaves his mark on University

Having left Morrill Hall for the last time as president last week, Kaler leaves a University that many say is far better than what he inherited. During his tenure, graduation rates increased, the University’s national standing improved and he tried to limit tuition increases while facing underwhelming state support.


On his last day in office, Kaler bids farewell to the University

“My wife Karen and I are grateful for our eight years in this role, and we will always view it as the honor of a lifetime to have served you,” said University President Eric Kaler in a statement to the University during his last day in office. “I’ll leave the leadership of the University in the talented hands of Joan Gabel. With her, we are well positioned for a strong future.”


UMN unveils remodeled lib ed draft plan

A committee tasked with overhauling the University of Minnesota’s liberal education requirements has three draft plans making their way around the University community, including several major changes. The curriculum has largely been unchanged since the ‘90s.