For the second question in University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s statewide conference call with alumni yesterday evening, “Darryl” in Cannon Falls asked about tuition: “I am concerned. When I went to the U back in the late ’60s and early ’70s, and my wife too, tuition was about $128-$135 a quarter. We both worked Read more

Does school size affect a student’s ability to graduate in four years? Students from the University of Texas Austin and St Edward’s University both find four-year success. (The New York Times) College admissions madness may ease It’s the other March Madness: College acceptance season is underway, with schools now sending out e-mails and letters to students across Read more

“It still doesn’t really make sense to me. It’s awesome. We did it. We actually did it.” — University of Minnesota Quiz Bowl competitor Andrew Hart. His team was runner-up to Harvard in 2009 and 2011. But Harvard was stripped of four national championships earlier this month — including those for 2009 and 2011 — after it Read more

Yesterday I linked to a Rochester Post-Bulletin article that quoted the state House higher education committee chairman calling the $2.5 million contract buyout for fired University of Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith “obscene.” The chairman, Rep. Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona), has been tough on spending by the U and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Read more