New University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says professors with stale or ineffective classes must refresh or step aside. He made the comments during his inauguration as the university’s 16th president. He promises to take on bureaucracy and cut administrative costs for every year he has his post.
Ex-cop Kueng sentenced to 3½ years in prison in killing of George Floyd
Kueng pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in October.
Effort to support flu-stricken boy who spent his birthday on ventilator
The 10-year-old has been on a ventilator after complications followed.
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School bus carrying 11 students in collision with pickup truck
No students were injured in the collision.
Twin Cities radio host Matt McNeil seriously injured in crash
A post on his social media account says he'll recover.
Marshalls in downtown Minneapolis to close its doors to shoppers
The company confirmed it will be open until mid-January.
Boys aged 12 and 14 arrested after fleeing police in stolen car
The two boys were charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.
Heavy snow brings multiple crashes to southern Minnesota roads
The snowfall is expected to end sometime Friday morning.
Internet providers to get $100M to expand coverage across Minnesota
Gov. Tim Walz says it's the largest single investment in broadband infrastructure in the state's history.
Charges: Man left knife tucked in bathroom stall inside high school
The 42-year-old entered the bathroom Tuesday morning and left 15 minutes later.
U of M officially welcomes new president
A faculty procession and a sense of change accompanied the ceremony to welcome the University of Minnesota's next president. Eric Kaler becomes the university's 16th president. He replaces Robert Bruininks who is retiring his administration post, but will return to teaching.
U of M president picks alum for second-in-command
Incoming VP and Provost Karen Hanson brings a background in the humanities at a time when the liberal arts are under attack. University President Eric Kaler says her education will help balance his own as an engineer. Hanson has said that making the case for the humanities "will have to be made again and again."
Approved U of M budget results in 3.5 percent undergrad tuition hike
The budget for next school year approved by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents Friday will raise undergraduate tuition by 3.5 percent and fund as many as 100 new faculty. U of M President Eric Kaler said the tuition increase was the lowest in the past 12 years at the university.
U president pledges school will be better business partner
The university's new president, Eric Kaler, says the school will move away from a "can't do it, never done it, won't do it" mentality to "yes, let's give it a try." He spoke recently to hundreds of alumni and others at an event at the Carlson School of Management.
U of M professor: Drugs aren't solution to kids' attention problems
A psychology professor from the University of Minnesota is making waves with an article in the Sunday New York Times. L. Alan Sroufe says medicating children is a misguided approach to treating attention disorders. "Putting children on drugs does nothing to change the conditions that derail their development in the first place," he writes.
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