Education

Minnesota colleges get $17.5M to train students for jobs of the future

The U.S. Department of Labor will send funds to 14 campuses within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system in an effort to prepare the next generation of workers. MPR News reports the ...

September 30, 2014

Controversy erupts over policy on transgender high school athletes

Transgender students who want to compete in high school sports in Minnesota face some potentially awkward moments with their teammates and coaches, particularly in locker rooms and shower...

September 29, 2014

Effort to unionize faculty begins at U of M's Twin Cities campus

Faculty members at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are being contacted by one of the nation’s largest labor organizations in an effort to get them to join the union. The Minnesota...

September 21, 2014

Tweed Tuohy Foundation gives $1M to namesake museum at UMD

The University of Minnesota Duluth announced Thursday a generous donation for the university’s Tweed Museum of Art from the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, the Duluth News-Tribune reports. UMD...

September 19, 2014

‘Extreme Makeover: Laboratory Edition' at St. Anthony Falls

Talk about a facelift. The University of Minnesota’s 76-year-old St. Anthony Falls Laboratory celebrated its $16 million renovation Tuesday, complete with a tour to show off its new upgrades....

September 17, 2014

How Do Twin Cities Businesses Keep Transplanted Talent In Town?

Suggestions for companies recruiting beyond the Upper Midwest.

August 27, 2014

New St. Thomas Dean To Build Bridges With Health Care Sector

Dr. Stefanie Lenway will reach out to Mayo, UnitedHealth in her new role at the university’s Opus College of Business.

August 22, 2014

U Of M Drops Venture Capital Fund Plans, Debuts Seed-Funding Program

Shelving previous plans for two venture capital funds worth $70 million, the university announced a new seed-investment program to help fund startups.

August 21, 2014

U Of M Touts Record Year For Spinning Off Startups

The university said its Venture Center helped introduce 15 new companies in its latest fiscal year.

August 14, 2014

U of M hopes to ban 'Redskins' during November Vikings game

The University of Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Vikings on a plan that would disallow the use of the Washington Redskins nickname when they visit the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in...

August 07, 2014

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