Art Hughes Feature Archive

An investigative panel with the journal Nature say flawed data in an article authored by University of Minnesota stem cell researcher Catherine Verfaillie do not detract from the main findings of the paper. (06/13/2007)
Educators from traditional institutions typically turn up their noses at online degrees. But Capella University's enrollment -- and share price -- is booming. (06/12/2007)
The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it's one of a dozen colleges joining Google's project to convert paper books into searchable online text. U of M officials expect to contribute as many as one million books to the Google Books Library Project. (06/06/2007)
Former Minnesota U.S. Attorney Thomas Heffelfinger is blasting officials in the Justice Department. His comments came in response to testimony from a former Justice Department official at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee. (05/24/2007)
Most students at Minnesota's public colleges and universities will see about a 4-percent tuition increase next year. That would be the lowest tuition increase in at least a decade. (05/21/2007)
A dispute over access to a plot of land in Minneapolis was at the center of a federal court case in U.S. District Court in St. Paul. The case involves three people exercising what they say are their tribal rights detailed in a 200-year-old treaty. (05/10/2007)
The Minnesota House and Senate approved a $3.2 billion higher education funding bill that now goes on to face Gov. Pawlenty's veto. Pawlenty calls it uninspiring and devoid of any reform, while DFLers say it makes up for Pawlenty's underfunding over the past several years. (05/09/2007)
Supporters of a measure that would give in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants will have to wait another year. (05/07/2007)
At the University of Minnesota, one in five students seek mental health services each year. (05/06/2007)
In Minnesota, high schools and colleges are talking about ways to make the transition to higher education in the state easier. (04/25/2007)
Well over half of Minnesota's high school graduates attend college after they graduate. To get there, they need to take a variety of mandated classes -- and usually go beyond what's required. (04/24/2007)
The bill would hold tuition increases to 2 percent at MnSCU schools, and 3.5 percent at the University of Minnesota. (03/27/2007)
The Senate DFL proposal holds schools' basic state allowance flat for the next two years, but plows a considerable amount of money into programs serving children with disabilities or special needs. (03/21/2007)
The highlight of the Guthrie Theater's new season will be a visit by actor Ian McKellen in the role of "King Lear," the theater announced Monday as it released its schedule for the 2007-2008 season. (03/19/2007)
The tuition reciprocity agreement will continue students enrolled for the fall semester this year. (03/08/2007)