The Minnesota Daily, operated by journalism students at the University of Minnesota, told a story that needed be told — excessive drinking at parties run by fraternities and sororities, specifically the February death of Mitchell Hoenig. Read more →
Garrison Keillor has been erased from the University of Minnesota’s ‘Scholar’s Walk’, a tribute to famous alumni. Read more →
The University of Minnesota tried its best to hide the fact that selling the naming rights to Mariucci Arena was anything but a grab for cash at the expense of sports history. Read more →
This, in particular, is the time of year when old-timers want to give advice and wisdom to the graduates. But here’s the reality for those of us of a certain age: We haven’t got a clue how to navigate this changed world as a graduating student. Read more →
It’s hard to imagine a more difficult and stressful job than being a security monitor on the University of Minnesota campus, charged with keeping people from jumping off the Washington Avenue bridge. Read more →
The players have boycotted practice and are threatening to sit out the team’s bowl game, apparently a move to try to pressure school officials to ignore whatever was in that 82-page report.
There can be only one reasonable reaction: Go ahead.
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The Star Tribune reports today that University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson has refused to cooperate with authorities investigating an alleged drug ring run by his team. Read more →
University officials were apparently given every opportunity to talk to reporters to say whatever it is they wanted to say. They chose to say nothing. Read more →
Scientists often aren’t very good at explaining their research to people who aren’t scientists. But here’s some effective communicating of great science by some pretty great kids. Read more →
It’s handy that the University of Minnesota is a research institution. Maybe someone can examine what goes on in the mind of some people in prominent positions in the university’s athletics department sometime. Read more →
The American Bar Association says that only 60 percent of the people who graduated law school in 2015 have jobs in the legal business. That statistic is contained in a New York Times story on the University of Minnesota’s effort to cut the number of admissions to its law school.
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The stench from the U of M athletic department has only gotten stronger since the academic scandal under Clem Haskins. So we’ve gotten better at holding our nose.
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Luke McAvoy, an offensive lineman for the University of Minnesota Gophers football team from 2011-2014, was in a difficult spot during the same-sex marriage debate in Minnesota at the time.
While his teammates all had opinions of the issue, McAvoy kept quiet. He hadn’t yet told the team that he’s gay. Read more →
The University of Minnesota football program can never seem to get out of its own way.
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Despite a rejection of a Student Association resolution calling for a campus-wide moment of recognition on 9/11, the University of Minnesota today said it intends to honor victims of the attacks each year.
The U of M news release today responded to news reports about the Student Association’s vote, which came after MSA representative and Director of Diversity and Inclusion David Algadi said it might inflame anti-Muslim sentiment. But it reaffirmed a statement from the Minnesota Student Association which said the resolution was voted down because of uncertainty about the logistics of a campus-wide moment of recognition. Read more →