The Minnesota Daily sat down with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler Friday for this semester’s first monthly interview.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents discussed a potential tuition increase, a new sexual misconduct initiative and institutional risks, among other topics, at its meetings Thursday and Friday. The meeting Friday was also interrupted by a group voicing opposition to proposed student conduct code changes.
The University of Minnesota Marching Band performed alongside Justin Timberlake in Super Bowl LII’s halftime show. The band was prominently featured in Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” on Sunday night at U.S. Bank Stadium.
As the new interim dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering, Mostafa “Mos” Kaveh says he’ll focus on faculty recruitment and the college’s physical spaces.
Roads and buildings on East Bank campus remain closed Monday morning as police negotiate with at least one individual inside the Graduate Hotel. Text and voice messages sent to University students and faculty just before 6 a.m. said the Recreation and Wellness Center and Washington Avenue Parking Ramp were closed because of a “public safety situation.” In a press conference around 8 a.m., University Police Chief Matt Clark said access to the East Bank campus will likely be limited for much of Monday morning.
Roads and buildings near the Graduate Hotel on East Bank campus remain closed Monday morning as police negotiate with at least one individual inside the hotel.
Creating a plan to resume interrupted work can increase productivity and improve performance on an interrupting task, according to a new paper co-authored by a University of Minnesota professor.
University of Minnesota student groups may see new standards of responsibility under a proposed amendment. The proposal is two-fold. Student groups would be held liable for conduct they direct, sponsor or endorse that violates the University's conduct code. The groups would also be held liable if a student group's officers fail to prevent misconduct that occurrs during a group event.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents is set to consider institutional risk-management plans next month as they review the school’s top risk-related priorities. The institution’s risk profile was last assessed in 2014. While administrators say some risks are unavoidable at a large research university, certain developments, like Title IX updates, require additional risk mitigation plans.
Unionized University of Minnesota service workers accepted a final contract offer from the University Tuesday after months of negotiations, avoiding a potential system-wide, 1,500-person strike.