Helen Sabrowsky


UMN parents condemn planned daycare closure

After nine months on the wait list, Caitlin Caspi was excited to finally send her daughter to the University of Minnesota Child Development Center in 2016. The location is convenient for both Caspi, an associate professor, and her husband, who works on campus. 

Asian American resource center opens on UMN campus

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center, which aims to support education and the empowerment of Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native American students, opened its first designated space at the University of Minnesota last week. 

UMN, state pair up for hearing loss education

John Wodele’s hearing loss went undiagnosed for nearly 15 years. His difficulty hearing impacted his everyday life and caused tension within his family, but doctors repeatedly told Wodele that he simply had too much earwax. 

Falcon Heights City Council preparing fee for UMN St. Paul campus

The Falcon Heights City Council is taking steps to impose a fee that would apply to the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus — currently a tax-exempt property. The franchise fee would bring Falcon Heights about $130,000 each year. The city has seen an increase in the cost of law enforcement because of their new contract through Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.

UMN study solves decades-old space mystery

A new study from University of Minnesota experts solves a 50-year-old space mystery and shows that relatively inexpensive satellites are viable options for astrophysics research 

University rocket team sets Guinness record

Using only Alka-Seltzer tablets and water, the University of Minnesota Rocket Team launched a rocket 430 feet in the air — setting a Guinness World Record — as part of a national competition last week. 

University researchers engineer biologic blood vessels

Published this month, Tranquillo’s research is awaiting Food and Drug Administration review and, if approved, will move to a human clinical trial. Experts hope the completely biological vascular grafts will eventually be used in place of synthetic blood vessels, which are known to cause adverse reactions in patients.