Megan Palmer


More senior citizen Gophers take advantage of University courses

On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, married couple John Hartman and Michele Gersich can be seen walking through campus to their British literature class in Lind Hall. They carry backpacks, take classes and look like regular students — only older. Hartman and Gersich are two of 420 non-degree seeking students over the age of 62 taking University courses for free this semester. 

UMN receives low score on black student graduation rates

In a recent study on black students' representation and performance in comparison to their peers at public colleges, the University of Minnesota performed above average in most categories but earned a failing grade for black student six-year graduation rates.

Diggin' the St. Paul campus: UMN students judge dirt as pastime

On the St. Paul campus, a group of students often climbs into pits in the dirt, taking samples, doing tests and recording measurements on the soil that they find. While this may look strange to observers, it is routine for the University of Minnesota’s Soil Judging Team.