With just hours to spare in the regular session, the legislature allocated half of what the University of Minnesota requested in state funding for the next two fiscal years. The higher education omnibus bill, passed Monday, allocates the University $43.5 million beyond base appropriations — half of its $87 million ask. The bill also requests that tuition increases do not exceed 3 percent each year.
Legislative leaders announced statewide budget targets Sunday ahead of their Monday deadline, leaving committees scrambling to appropriate funds.
Four new members of the Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota were elected by the Legislature Thursday, with lawmakers favoring diversity and new faces over incumbents. Mary Davenport and Kao Ly Her were elected to the two at-large seats while Janie Mayeron and Mike Kenyanya will take the 5th Congressional District seat and the student regent seat, respectively.
The Board of Regents is holding a special meeting Friday to discuss and potentially take action on the ongoing debate about renaming four campus buildings, according to an email sent to administrators, local media and student leaders Tuesday.
A former University of Minnesota student was robbed near the Knoll area around 11 p.m. Sunday night, according to a campus-wide email sent Monday morning.
In August, Gila Grad marked one year since surviving a suicide attempt when she jumped from a bridge in Minneapolis.
Alexis Murillo offered a unique perspective to CFANS — traveling from her city life in Chicago to the agriculture-focused college at the University of Minnesota.
Through a winding history of competing interests in Dinkytown, major student housing developments have shifted the University-area landscape to what it is today.
Before classes start for the school year, Andy, a senior at the University of Minnesota, emails their professors to ensure their name and pronouns are respected. But this isn’t always effective.
A University student was robbed on campus by a group of 8-10 people early Sunday morning.