Obama Dismisses Need For College Amenities On Monday President Obama reviewed some familiar policies his administration has offered to make higher education more affordable: changing the structure of federal student loans, tripling investment in college tax credits and increasing Pell Grant awards. But he raised a new objection to another culprit of high tuition costs: Read more

Here are some excerpts from University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks’ talk tonight on MPR’s Bright Ideas program. These are just rough notes — not verbatim quotes – and have not been double-checked with the audio record. On factors behind the rise in tuition at the University of Minnesota and how it has outstripped inflation: Read more

After reading University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks’ take today on what happened in the Troubled Waters’ flap, I noticed that it doesn’t seem to mesh with what Bell Museum Director Susan Weller told us. The main question: Who originally pulled the plug on the Twin Cities Public Television airing of Troubled Waters? Here’s Bruininks: Read more

A statement from U of M President Robert Bruininks regarding the “Troubled Waters” documentary. MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/28/2010) —The following is a statement from University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks regarding the Bell Museum documentary, “Troubled Waters”: “I have been traveling abroad for the past week, but was aware of the concerns about the Read more

This is not your usual popular-media college ranking. So those looking for a quick guide to graduate programs can move along. Today, the National Research Council released its assessment of U.S. doctoral programs covering more than 5,000 programs in 62 fields at 212 universities nationwide. It’s supposed to help universities evaluate and improve the quality Read more

Dr. Carl Elliott, a professor of bioethics and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and author of the book White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine dicusses conflict of interest in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries with MedCity News. Here’s an excerpt. Read the rest of the interview here. Q. Your book focuses Read more