Kelly Busche


Discontented students interrupt February Board of Regents meeting

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.

WATCH: UMN Marching Band performs in Super Bowl

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.

New UMN CSE dean steps into role

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.

UMPD chief update on Graduate Hotel: "We're hoping to resolve this situation fairly soon"

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. 

UMN research shows planning helps productivity

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.

UMN Board of Regents consider Student Conduct Code changes

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. 

UMN Board of Regents considers new ways to assess institutional risks

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.