Now that the legislative shenanigans have subsided, I’ll be taking the week off. See you soon.
Just as I was done with the Senate coverage, the House took up the bill and passed it 76-56. Most of the opposition seemed to center on the idea that the state was giving $250 million more to two higher-ed systems that have never learned to reform themselves and cut costs. State Rep. Gene Pelowski Read more →
This afternoon, the state Senate passed 44-22 the higher-education bill approved by the conference committee last night. The main news for most of the public: It freezes tuition for two years for undergraduates at both the University of Minnesota and state-run colleges and universities. The bill made the freeze possible by spending more than $120 Read more →
Report Ranks Universities by Individual Subjects British and American institutions dominate a new QS report that allows prospective students to search a list of top 200 universities based on specific fields of study. (The New York Times) Despite recent study, some universities cater to gluten-free needs Universities have taken limited measures to accommodate their gluten-free and Read more →
A while back I reported on college students’ efforts to get a “medical amnesty” law passed for the state. It would essentially protect underage drinkers from prosecution — under certain conditions — if they had to call authorities or 911 for help. It passed the House today by a huge margin, and is now going Read more →
Here’s a roundup of some of the main points in the legislation coming out of the state conference committee on higher education: Higher target. The legislation calls for $250 million more in spending — a bit more than the governor’s original proposal of $240 million, and much higher than the House’s target of $150 million. Read more →
When the first graduates of the University of Minnesota-Rochester receive their diplomas Saturday, they’ll leave a campus that’s still figuring things out. Instructors are still experimenting with the curriculum and how best to teach it. Students are still trying to build a social life and an identity within the city. And every once in a Read more →
Some University of Minnesota students are asking the U to give them access to their fellow students’ evaluations of courses and professors. The U administers the evaluations at the end of every semester. Students fill them out, but the information is kept by the university. Graduate student Cody Mikl, who chairs the group of student Read more →