Minnesota State Colleges and Universities trustees have approved potentially sweeping changes to how their colleges and universities do business. Leaders of the 31 MnSCU schools are being told to stop competing so much with each other for students — and start cooperating to an extent not seen before. They’ll need to rethink the academic programs Read more


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system trustee Margaret Anderson Kelliher has Chancellor Steven Rosenstone’s back when it comes to his big push for workforce development. Kelliher, who is president and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association, argues in the Star Tribune for more spending on education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the so-called Read more

Inver Hills Community College is one of a handful of schools hosting a series of cyber-security competitions, and I.T. professor Ben Franske tells the Pioneer Press why the Department of Homeland Security has recognized Inver Hills IT department as a center of excellence for cyber security training: Cyber security “has always been baked into the Read more

Louise Stenberg, who designs health education programs for the University of Minnesota‘s School of Public Health, tells MPR’s Lorna Benson why the new online game she helped create — Epidemic! — may lure students into public-health careers: “[An epidemic is] usually the time when public health does make the news and it’s usually the time Read more

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Carleton College classics professor Clara Shaw Hardy tells the Star Tribune that the college’s Pathways website, which helps students figure out how to turn a liberal-arts degree into a career, reflects a relatively recent parental desire to make such education relevant: “When I got here 20 years ago, I know I would have found it almost offensive. Read more