Today MPR’s Tim Post writes about a complication for the University of Minnesota’s move-in period for students: The U of M’s dorms aren’t just full this fall, they’re overflowing. The university is housing 350 students in converted study lounges or assigned to rooms that are over capacity. Get comfortable, kiddos. Read the full story and Read more

Just got this from the U: University of Minnesota’s historic Folwell Hall to re-open Sept. 6 Folwell Hall, the gargoyle- and cherub-bedecked landmark at the corner of 15th and University avenues S.E., will re-open for classes on Tuesday, Sept. 6, after the completion of a $34.5 million interior renovation. The University of Minnesota’s College of Read more

Remember how some have questioned St. Cloud State’s decision to close down its aviation program because of low demand? Critics say the slump appears to be ending, and that now there’s actually a growing demand for commercial pilots. I’ve stumbled across a U.S. News & World Report that seems to agree, ranking pilots among its list Read more

University of Kentucky revokes student reporter’s access to athletes When Kernel editor and basketball reporter Aaron Smith attempted to interview two walk-ons for the UK basketball team without first contacting Media Relations, his access to a set of one-on-one interviews with basketball players was revoked. The statement by the Associated Press Managing Editors said the level of abuse of free Read more

This is certain to annoy a few people. And it certainly goes against my expectations. The Daily Beast has listed Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities as among America’s “least rigorous colleges.” Here’s its explanation: Workloads at even the best colleges vary widely. Newsweek ranks the schools that will get Read more