Trustees at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system have eliminated the executive bonuses that have upset unions and lawmakers in past years.
A proposed record boost in the state's main post-secondary financial aid program is drawing criticism from student leaders at Minnesota state colleges and universities, who say they wouldn't get their fair share of the increase.
The state Senate has passed a higher-education bill that increases funding by $263 million.
University of Minnesota General Counsel Mark Rotenberg is leaving the U for a similar position at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MinnPost reports.
When Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page holds his foundation's annual gala on Saturday, he will officially release the children's book that he co-wrote with his daughter. Sales of "Alan and His Perfectly Pointy, Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky," will benefit the foundation.
Newly chosen University of Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino made a confident debut Friday, telling reporters the U already has the resources it needs to have a successful basketball program.
The House Higher Education Committee chairman is calling the $2.5 million contract buyout for fired University of Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith "obscene."
Gov. Mark Dayton is moving to change the titles of two state agency heads from director to commissioner.
People who've had too much to drink can sometimes wind up in dire situations -- beaten up, passed out from alcohol poisoning, or sexually assaulted. But when a young person is involved, many times no one calls 911 because underage drinkers are afraid police will cite them. An attempt to change that is being made in Minnesota.
A report released Friday shows the University of Minnesota is fairly efficient in how it staffs its management. Legislators had asked for the report after a December Wall Street Journal article painted the picture of a system with too many well-paid administrators. State officials who have seen the analysis say they're pleased.
The Legislature has named four people to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, including two incumbents who got second terms during a challenging time for the university.
The University of Minnesota wants to revamp its graduate school programs. President Eric Kaler said after his State of the University address last week that the U needs to shift money toward its strongest programs in a reorganization he calls "Graduate School 2.0."
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler said he is continuing to streamline the institution and that the university is in the "midst of a perfect storm around higher education."
Students living illegally in Minnesota can face tough challenges to earn a college degree. Officially they're nonresidents and must pay the same tuition that out-of-state students must pay to attend the University of Minnesota and some other state schools. And they have no access to state financial aid.
The University of Minnesota will enter a digital frontier this spring when it offers its first massive online classes. The courses will be free and accessible by anyone all over the state and the world.