The University of Minnesota has not renamed a building on campus since its founding in 1851, a record kept after the Board of Regents meeting last month.
When students fill out the end-of-semester Student Rating of Teaching form, it usually signals their stress is almost over. But for the instructors, it can be just the beginning. Some instructors have to wonder if their physical appearance or skin tone might make a difference when tenure, promotion or a job itself is on the line.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted against renaming four buildings despite protesters commandeering a special meeting Friday afternoon to decry the resolution.
The Board of Regents will vote Friday on a resolution to decline President Eric Kaler's preliminary recommendations to rename Coffman Union, Nicholson Hall, Middlebrook Hall and Coffey Hall.
After a University task force recommended renaming four buildings on campus, some members of the Board of Regents went to local archives to do their own research. However, several historians familiar with contextualizing higher education archives and assessing the actions of historic figures see the regents’ approach to this historical debate as insufficient.
Two hundred miles south of Cairo, in an old part of Egypt west of the river Nile, there is life in the city of the dead. Wood-decaying fungi have been feasting in the tombs of Abydos for millennia, leaving the ornate caskets and hand-carved statues so weak they disintegrate at the touch.
It has become increasingly common for staff at the Disability Resource Center to find a sign on a colleague’s door warning them someone is taking a test inside.
Next fall, the newly renovated residence hall will welcome students to live in a new multicultural living-learning community in a building that once contributed to segregation on the University of Minnesota campus.
Driving north on Interstate 94 out of Minneapolis, to the right is an industrial corridor where air quality is traded for roof shingles and concrete. To the left are predominantly black neighborhoods with the highest rate of asthma hospitalizations in the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
The University Venture Center’s new startup incubator, Discovery Launchpad, promises to guide inventors through the entrepreneurial wilderness. Launched in February, the incubator is already working with a dozen startups to commercialize publicly funded research.