The review grew out of faculty concern that the university's reputation has been "under a cloud" because of lingering questions over the 2004 suicide of university drug-trial patient Dan Markingson.
Lawmakers couldn't agree in two of the five contests.
The idea comes as legislators and the public express alarm over the high price of higher education and question whether colleges are providing good value for the money.
Protesters demanded increased staffing for the Department of Chicano and Latino studies and the end of racial descriptions of suspects in campus crime alerts.
State Sen. Terri Bonoff asked for a delay after former Gov. Arne Carlson sent a letter expressing concern over the university's handling of patients in clinical drug research trials.
MnSCU trustees rejected a plea for Chancellor Steven Rosenstone's ouster from the union that represents faculty members unhappy with his "Charting the Future" plan.
Augsburg College received the donation for construction of its Center for Science, Business and Religion.
While zero tuition at two-year schools sounds enticing, some ask if it's the best way for Minnesota to help more low-income students finish college and fill the workforce.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities officials have made four out of five targets set by lawmakers.
Gov. Mark Dayton wants to fund the hiring of 50 researchers for the University of Minnesota Medical School over the next eight years.
University of Minnesota student leaders are looking into a potential rule that would require their peers to give some form of "yes" before having sex.
Despite the popularity of the freeze among students over the past two years, its success isn't assured.
Swanson said students and their parents often can't get straight answers from banks and loan-servicing companies about the terms of their borrowing.
Officials initially told the school that a suspect in a robbery inside Hornbacher's grocery store was heading in the direction of campus.
More than 2,600 foreign undergraduates attended the Twin Cities campus last year, a jump of more than 400 percent over the past decade and far beyond the 50 percent growth seen nationally.