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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.


UMN deals with declining transfer applications

Since a peak in transfer student applications in 2011, the number of transfer applications has declined overall by more than 22 percent, while the number of transfers enrolled has remained largely stagnant. About half of transfers surveyed saying they feel they a sense of belonging at the University, according to the 2018 Students Experience in the Research University survey.