Education

Minnesota nonprofit to buy troubled for-profit college chain

A Minnesota nonprofit will pay $24 million to buy a collection of for-profit colleges that spans more than a dozen states. A new subsidiary of Oakdale-based Educational Credit Management Corp. will...

November 21, 2014

Minnesota college grads shoulder some of the heaviest student loan debt in the US

Minnesota has ranked high on another list – but this is one many college graduates would prefer not to be on. A new report from the Project on Student Debt by the Institute for College Access and...

November 13, 2014

New University of Minnesota device can detect cancer, heart disease in minutes

In just a few years, it may very well be possible for a doctor to detect any number of potentially serious ailments with just a single drop of a patient’s blood. A team of researchers from...

November 13, 2014

Med schools training at top speed, but Minnesota doctor shortage looms

A new estimate of how an impending doctor shortage will hit Minnesota says the state is on track to have 2,000 fewer physicians than it needs over the next 10 years. The group Minnesota Needs...

November 12, 2014

Schools in Minneapolis now need permission to suspend minority students

It will be harder for schools in Minneapolis to suspend black, American Indian and Hispanic students under plans aimed at ‘reducing disproportionality’ in the system. As of Monday...

November 08, 2014

U of M suing Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile for patent infringement

The University of Minnesota alleges the four largest U.S. wireless service providers illegally used technology developed by one of its professors. The U of M filed complaints in Minnesota U.S...

November 05, 2014

Unrest in MnSCU: Some faculty vote 'no confidence' in system chancellor

Faculty members on several campuses of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System are openly rebelling against Chancellor Steven Rosenstone’s strategic planning initiative called...

November 02, 2014

U of M Regent David Larson, who endowed scholarships, dies at 70

University of Minnesota Regent and former Cargill executive David Larson has died at the age of 70, the U of M announced. Larson, who had served on the Board of Regents since 2005, was motivated by...

October 27, 2014

Audit: Hoffner case shows MnSCU should rethink its investigations

A new report from Minnesota’s legislative auditor criticizes the investigative methods of the State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) after the botched firing of football coach Todd Hoffner...

October 23, 2014

U of M children's hospital gets $25M donation, new name

The children’s hospital along the University of Minnesota’s west bank has a new name to go along with a public $25 million donation: the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s...

October 14, 2014

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