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."
Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown
The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.
Report: Minnesota's first Omicron case linked to 15 COVID infections at NYC anime convention
The Minnesota patient was in New York with 30 friends last month.
Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul
Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.
Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa
Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.
Police find man dead, another with 'self-inflicted stab wound' in St. Anthony home
The incident is now under investigation.
Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals
Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.
Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six
Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.
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.
New U of M president says professors must innovate or 'step aside'
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.
U of M drug gets a second chance to make it to market
The drug was initially licensed to a company that recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Now Colorado-based Ariel Pharmaceuticals has picked up Tamiasyn and will take over the task of preparing it for human clinical trials.
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.
Record number of U of M students moving into residence halls
Of the estimated 5,500 new freshmen, about 87 percent have chosen to live on campus, the U reports. Thousands of first-year students are moving into residence halls and apartments this week. University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and his wife, Karen Kaler, were greeting first-year students moving into the U of M SuperBlock residence halls Monday.
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