Education

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

Minnesota ranked 3rd best place for teachers in U.S.

When it comes to best places for teachers in the U.S., Minnesota is ranked near the top. The state comes in at No. 3 on a new WalletHub list. No. 1 is Wyoming, followed by Pennsylvania, while...

October 06, 2014

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

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