Once among the hottest startups in town, the online university today is struggling with declining enrollment and new competition. The company's chief exec tells the Star Tribune the school has a new strategy, which includes changes in how it recruits, retains and supports students.
Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects
Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.
'Just took this': MN mayor tweeting others' pics says it's for 'entertainment'
The mayor told Bring Me The News his goal on Twitter is to spread joy.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 19
More than 44,000 new cases reported from the holiday weekend.
Bagel shop closes amid vax-or-test mandate, posts: 'All are welcome here'
Other Twin Cities restaurants have also temporarily closed this week.
Spielman: 'It was constantly like a moving target all the time'
Spielman said drafting and rostering players who fit the scheme was difficult with all of the offensive coordinators Mike Zimmer had.
Suspect fled police, found hiding in old camper in scrap yard
Police say they were trying to pull him over for driving without any lights.
Part Wolf in Minneapolis to close at the end of January
The Nomad World Pub became Part Wolf in 2019.
Omicron fading in Minnesota? Wastewater detection provides hope
Wastewater samples can help predict a rise or fall in COVID-19 cases.
COVID: Minneapolis, St. Paul vaccine-or-test rule for dining now in effect
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required.
Man crawls to safety before train hits his stuck wheelchair
The incident happened Tuesday on Highway 169.
Capella University will lay off 65 workers
The online school is letting go of about 4 percent of its non-faculty workforce. The company says in a news release that a move away from third-party marketing has left it with excess capacity. The Business Journal reports the company has seen enrollment decline recently.
Capella Education reports net income fell 25 percent in 2Q
The Minneapolis-based for-profit education provider reports total active student enrollment in the second quarter fell 4.6 percent and new enrollment declined by 6 percent. Capella says third-quarter enrollment could increase for the first time in nearly two years.
Capella Education's net profit plummets 49 percent in third-quarter
Capella Education, the parent company of the for-profit Capella University, says its third-quarter net income was $5.1 million, down nearly 50 percent compared to the $9.9 million it earned in the July-September quarter last year, the Associated Press reports. Even as total enrollment, revenue and net income fell, new student enrollment at the Minneapolis-based provider of online post-secondary education rose 10.5 percent compared to last year -- the first increase in nearly two years, Reuters reports.
U of M: Michelle Obama speech written at lofty 12th grade level
The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs analyzed the speeches at the party conventions, looking at considerations such as sentence length and polysyllabic words. First Lady Michelle Obama's speech came in at a 12th grade level. That was by far the highest among presidential candidate's spouses since they started giving convention speeches 20 years ago. Higher than her husband's eighth-grade level State of the Union speeches, too.
MBA enrollment up at U, down nationwide
The Star Tribune reports full-time applications at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management grew by almost 20 percent after falling in 2010. However, MBA enrollment at the University of St. Thomas was still down nearly 20 percent in the fall of last year. Nationally, the Washington Post reports two-thirds of U.S. programs have seen declines.
Capella University opposes marriage amendment
Minneapolis-based Capella University, an online learning center, announced Friday that it officially opposes the proposed constitutional amendment that would effectively ban gay marriage in Minnesota. Capella officials say theirs is the first major higher education institution to stand against the amendment.
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