Jake Steinberg


Women faculty warn of bias in student evaluations

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. 

Regents vote against renaming Coffman

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted against renaming four buildings despite protesters commandeering a special meeting Friday afternoon to decry the resolution. 

On renaming, regents pursue own historical research

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. 

'Indiana Jones' of fungi helps save Egyptian artifacts

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.

The fifth name: History hangs on Pioneer Hall

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.

Research takes off at the University's new startup incubator

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.