Two Minnesota colleges are bringing home students studying in Japan, because of safety concerns after last week's earthquake and tsunami and the current nuclear crisis.
After a decade of rapid growth, the University of Minnesota is taking a hard look at the number of buildings on its campus.
College officials want to reduce the number of older buildings because of high energy and maintenance costs.
The University of Minnesota's board of regents has opened an investigation into newly elected regent Steve Sviggum and the two positions he holds at the U.
The wide ranging effort suggests some programs be cut or combined, while others be strengthened. The result will most likely mean a smaller University of Minnesota in the future that focuses more attention on fewer academic offerings.
The University of Minnesota made nearly $84 million in revenue from technologies and inventions created by its employees last year, but a big chunk of that revenue will soon disappear when royalty payments stop on an AIDS drug developed at the school.
Officials at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter have increased safety patrols on campus, after two female students were attacked over the weekend in what officials are calling attempted sexual assaults.
In a 40-minute speech, Bruininks praised the university for raising graduation rates, increasing scholarships for needy students and for cutting budgets and controlling spending in tough economic times.
In recent weeks, students from Minnesota's public colleges and universities have descended on the state Capitol, urging lawmakers not to cut funding for higher education -- which could lead to even higher tuition rates. But there are a number of other factors behind tuition increases that don't fit easily on a protest sign.
Metropolitan State University professor has terminal cancer. He's been using his personal perspective to enlighten students on the process of death and dying in a class called Life of the Mind.
Hundreds of Minnesota college students made their way to the state capitol Wednesday, wearing bright red stocking caps.
Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal reduces the funding Minnesota's public colleges were expecting to get in the next two years by $153 million.
Needy Minnesota college students would lose Pell Grants for summer classes under a budget plan released by President Barack Obama on Monday.
Saving up for that metaphorical "rainy day" is part of many a sound budget strategy - and it's one that state colleges and universities have been following for years. Between them, the University of Minnesota and the MnSCU system have about $180 million in reserves.
Trustees of the MnSCU system have hired a new chancellor they hope will bring innovations to the 32-school system. The board chose Steven Rosenstone over another candidate with more experience running college and university systems.
Some board members say that's a risk they're willing to take.
The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is scheduled to pick the system's next chancellor at a meeting Wednesday afternoon. The choice comes after two days of public interviews with the candidates.