The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the University of Minnesota did not violate a mortuary student's free speech rights by punishing her for making references on Facebook to the school cadaver she was working on, which included "satirical commentary and violent fantasy."
A competition at the recent Real Estate Challenge asked business students to submit redevelopment plans for an area on the U of M campus near TCF Bank Stadium. The top two plans selected by a panel of judges came from students at the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University. U of M students entered the contest, but did not place.
The panel is meeting after criticism that some top administrators received large payouts despite budget cuts and rising tuition. MPR reports Rep. Mike Benson of Rochester also wants the Legislature to investigate.
A donor who said he was paid $25,000 for one of his kidneys – in an illegal transaction – told a federal court this week that he tried to back out at the last minute, before the transplant operation at the U hospital. But the anesthesia knocked him out, he said. U officials wouldn't comment, but they point to rigorous safeguards. The testimony came as part of a case against an organ trafficker in New York.
The former University of Minnesota president funneled the money before retiring last summer. The Star Tribune reports the funds support staff and expenses at the Center for Integrative Leadership within the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Discoveries by researchers at the University of Minnesota led to a record 12 startup companies in fiscal 2012, according to a news release. “The diverse range of disciplines represented in these 12 startup companies demonstrates what a valuable resource the University of Minnesota is to businesses in this state, and beyond," president Eric Kaler wrote.
Bad news for the Twins' most consistent hitter.
He was a champion ping-pong player and downhill skier.
He was approved for a rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester.
They were in pursuit of the world record in honor of their friend.
The 10-year-old has visited 27 states in 2 years.
It's hypothetical at this point, but the speculation has taken us there.
It's a blow for gamers, who get decent discounts in exchange for a 2-yearly fee.
Organizers hope it's the biggest in human history.
Steven 'Beaver' Hlinsky died eight days after the assault.
Brit's was the place to be on Saturday morning.
City and state officials are seeking $13 million.
The crossing guards were down at the time, a report says.