Minneapolis City Council committee authorized negotiation on a universal research and real estate contract between the City and the University of Minnesota last week.
DFL Governor Mark Dayton — a vocal supporter of the University of Minnesota — is retiring after serving as Governor for nearly eight years, leaving room for his replacement to have a significant impact on the school’s future.
Rep. Keith Ellison filed to run for Minnesota attorney general Tuesday after Minnesota’s current attorney general, Lori Swanson, announced her run for governor Monday.
Four University student campaign workers finalized their unionization contract in May, giving them benefits such as an education stipend and time off for exams and papers.
Richard Painter, a University of Minnesota law professor, failed to secure the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsement for his U.S. Senate bid at the party’s State Convention Friday in Rochester. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minnesota, won the endorsement.
While the University of Minnesota's Pillsbury Hall will receive renovations following the passage of the bonding bill on Wednesday, the Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement was not fully funded.
The Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 on Friday.
A University of Minnesota committee tasked with finding cost-effective Twin Cities childcare options before the eventual closure of the University’s Child Development Center met with community members last week to discuss the school’s childcare needs.
A campus protest called for the renaming of some campus buildings in a continuation of an ongoing debate spurred by a recent exhibit.
In line with national trends, the University of Minnesota’s arts and humanities majors have seen falling enrollment rates, leading the school to explore possible solutions.