Ryan Faircloth


UMN officials voice concern over proposed higher education funding cuts

Tuition hikes and program cuts may be in store for the University of Minnesota if state lawmakers don’t boost proposed funding. Members of the Minnesota House and Senate higher education committees held a conference committee meeting Tuesday to hear testimony on higher education spending bills.

For Somali Museum, expansion hinges on state funding

When Osman Mohamed Ali returned to Somalia in 2009, he noticed few cultural artifacts remained. Most relics had been destroyed in the country’s 1991 civil war, Ali said, and there were no museums left in Somalia to preserve remaining items.

Q&A: Gov. Mark Dayton talks higher education, UMN funding

The Minnesota Daily spoke with Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday about how higher education has fared in this year’s legislative session. Dayton discussed the University of Minnesota’s budget request, the House and Senate higher education omnibus bills and the consequences of inadequate state college funding.

In MN House and Senate, bonding bill priorities vary

State lawmakers in the House and Senate are split over when to tackle a bonding bill this year. As the Minnesota Senate’s bonding bill continues to lie in wait, members of the House have yet to introduce their own version of the bill.

Higher education funding bills far from UMN's requested $147.2M

Recently passed spending bills by the Minnesota Legislature would provide significantly less state money for the University of Minnesota than requested by the school. The House higher education omnibus bill, passed by a 77-53 vote Tuesday, recommended the University receive $22 million of its requested $147.2 million biennial budget increase.

Proposed Trump budget could hurt funding for Minneapolis

President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal may slash funding for several Minneapolis city operations. City officials said the budget would cut funding to the Minneapolis Police Department, local affordable housing, job training and transportation.

UMN could receive $118 million less in state funding than requested

The Minnesota House and Senate want to give the University of Minnesota significantly less funding than it requested. The University asked for a $147.2 million increase over the biennium, but the House recommended $22 million, while the Senate suggested a $29.6 million increase, according to higher education omnibus bills released last week.

Newly-elected UMN regents look to strengthen relationship with Legislature

Two newly-elected members of the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents are looking to bolster transparency and trust with lawmakers after fielding their criticism. Former regent Steve Sviggum and General Mills CEO Kendall Powell were elected to the board by the state Legislature February. Board vice-chair David McMillan and current regent Darrin Rosha were reelected, while Thomas Devine was ousted.