Tina Falkner, director of compliance and continuity at the University of Minnesota, tells the Minnesota Daily why faculty are more consistent these days determining when to reward students with extra credit: “We had heard from students that extra credit was being inconsistently offered. It was being offered to those who asked for it, but other Read more

Adjuncts, Class, and Fear Many adjuncts feel paralyzed by a deeper, unspoken fear, one that is primarily internal and fraught with complexities that Working-Class Studies can help illuminate and overcome.  This fear stems from the tension, well-documented and long-discussed, between adjuncts’ nominal professional status and the actual workplace conditions that place us in the category of the Read more

Parents send their children off to increasingly popular study abroad programs, but they often don’t think about the potential for danger. A Minnesota foundation for study-abroad safety estimates more than 400 American students — mostly college students — have died on such programs over the past 15 years in cases such as drownings, hiking accidents Read more

Black Enrollment Falls as Michigan Rejects Affirmative Action Three years after the court allowed race-based admissions, Michigan voters blocked them at state schools through a ballot initiative. The result is fewer black students crisscrossing the Diag, the wide space that cuts through the heart of the university’s Ann Arbor campus. Black enrollment is down about 30 Read more

http://youtu.be/GdBQO-7zT5o Alfonso Wenker, a University of St. Thomas alumnus who founded the Minnesota Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Campus Alliance tells the Pioneer Press about campus reaction to President Julie Sullivan’s convocation remarks supporting inclusiveness of homosexuals: “It was a pretty pointed statement. It’s no secret that St. Thomas has climate issues for gay students Read more

Joel Larsen, interim assistant athletic director for marketing and promotion for St. Cloud State University, tells the St. Cloud Times about the university’s plans to use $4.8 million to create a 24-hour sports channel:  “This is a platform that not even the University of Minnesota has. This a television channel that anybody that gets Charter Read more

Anti-NRA tweet leads to University of Kansas professor’s administrative leave After the Washington Navy Yards shooting, tenured associate professor David Guth lashed out, and then felt the backlash of the university, which rapidly distanced itself from his views. (New York Daily News via Education Dive) One less way to pay for college The prepaid college savings plan that Read more