As education leaders debate the cost and accessibility of a bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota, the number of students entering graduate school there has been quietly dropping. The state’s research powerhouse has seen overall enrollment by slide by 9 percent over the past five years, eroded by a poor economy and unstable government Read more

Inver Hills Community College is one of a handful of schools hosting a series of cyber-security competitions, and I.T. professor Ben Franske tells the Pioneer Press why the Department of Homeland Security has recognized Inver Hills IT department as a center of excellence for cyber security training: Cyber security “has always been baked into the Read more

Louise Stenberg, who designs health education programs for the University of Minnesota‘s School of Public Health, tells MPR’s Lorna Benson why the new online game she helped create — Epidemic! — may lure students into public-health careers: “[An epidemic is] usually the time when public health does make the news and it’s usually the time Read more

Carleton College classics professor Clara Shaw Hardy tells the Star Tribune that the college’s Pathways website, which helps students figure out how to turn a liberal-arts degree into a career, reflects a relatively recent parental desire to make such education relevant: “When I got here 20 years ago, I know I would have found it almost offensive. Read more