Neha Panigrahy


U partners with Chinese university

The University of Minnesota joined a research partnership with a Chinese university Monday. The partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong was signed by University President Eric Kaler in Shenzhen, China as part of the College of Science and Engineering’s latest international agreement effort. In the new partnership, students and faculty will be able to take classes, do research and participate in student exchanges.

Final U budget promises hikes in tuition amid disagreements

University of Minnesota students will see tuition hikes in the coming year after the Board of Regents finalized the 2018 fiscal year budget Tuesday. In a meeting dominated by discussion over how much, or whether, they should raise tuition, regents approved a budget with a slightly lower increase for residents and a steeper hike for nonresidents than originally proposed. The finalized budget raises tuition by 2 percent for residents, and 12.5 percent, or $2,778, for nonresident students.

UMN alumna aims to revive Dakota language

Only five fluent Dakota language speakers remain, but Vanessa Goodthunder is working to improve that. Growing up in the Lower Sioux Reservation, a small 10-mile-radius community, Goodthunder found a void of Dakota history in her childhood studies.

UMN regents pushback on tuition hike, explore alternatives

University of Minnesota regents and students are wary of tuition hikes proposed for 2018. The University’s Board of Regents discussed a probable tuition hike — part of University President Eric Kaler’s 2018 budget — Thursday.

Regents discuss proposed 2018 UMN budget

The Univeristy of Minnesota’s Board of Regents considered President Eric Kaler’s proposed $3.9 billion 2018 budget this week. At their monthly meetings Thursday and Friday, regents also discussed a potential revamp of the school’s sexual harassment policy, voted Regent David McMillan board chairman and approved the 2018 capital improvement budget.

U leak investigation ongoing despite criticisms

Three weeks in, an investigation into the source of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents leak is still ongoing. The University has sustained criticism from legislators and journalists since launching an internal investigation to find who leaked details regarding Assistant Athletic Director Randy Handel’s alleged sexual harassment.

UMN Regents discuss Pioneer Hall renovation, state funding

University of Minnesota officials recently discussed state funding, a revamp of the school’s oldest residence hall and new sexual misconduct policies. The University’s Board of Regents approved remodel schematics for Pioneer Hall, which was approved for a $104.5 million renovation last September, at a meeting last week.