Two men with different paths through the world of higher education have emerged as finalists for the chancellor's position at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
Just two months after the University of Minnesota hired its next president, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is set to go through the same process. By the middle of next week, MnSCU's board of trustees is expected to hire a new chancellor.
Minnesota's education commissioner is
calling the results of a federal test known as the Nation's Report
Card a wake-up call for the state.
Demand for mental health services at Minnesota community colleges has gone up, but the number of counselors has gone down as officials try to cope with state budget pressures.
Bemidji State University and its partner Northwest Technical College released a budget plan Thursday that cuts four programs, reduces the size of 18 others and eliminates about 50 jobs, to address a $5 million deficit.
The president of the University of Minnesota told state lawmakers Wednesday that decreasing the school's funding would mean job and program cuts at the U and an increase in tuition.
Although 21-year old Lauren Peck had dealt with anxiety issues before heading to college, after arriving on campus she felt much worse. Recognizing that she needed help, she contacted the campus counseling center.
The man accused of the shooting rampage in Arizona that killed six people had a history of disruptive behavior at the community college he attended. Minnesota colleges say they monitor such behavior, and try to keep it from turning violent.
The quarterback for a Minnesota community college was shot and killed in Indianapolis early Saturday morning.
The Minnesota State Patrol arrested 30 people around the state for driving drunk on New Year's Eve.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising no unnecessary travel in western and north eastern parts of the state.
Five days after the Metrodome's roof collapsed, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission met this morning to get started on the official process of getting the roof back up. Work on repairing the roof has stopped for the day while engineers assess what to do next.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will soon begin contacting some of its former students who have dropped out over the years in hopes of getting them to come back to school.
The University of Minnesota's Vice President of University Relations Karen Himle is resigning her position to return to work in the private sector.
Just over 50 percent of students at the university's Twin Cities campus now graduate in four years. That rate was 47 percent last year, it was only 37 percent a decade ago.