Student research is booming where you might not expect it – Minnesota’s two-year community colleges. Once known as places that taught only introductory science courses, they’re conducting research with a level of sophistication that faculty members say wasn’t seen as recently as five years ago. The surge is part of a national movement that faculty Read more

Got this late yesterday from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. It’s in response to news-media attention over a confrontation during a class discussion of structural racism. The gist:  At MCTC, we believe it is essential for our faculty to actively engage students in respectful discussions in the classroom regardless of topic and to create an Read more


University of Minnesota students say they’re unnerved by a recent rash of crimes — especially a sexual assault Sunday in which the man appears to have posed as a uniformed officer. The early-morning assault prompted the third crime alert for the university community since the attempted daylight robbery of a student in Anderson Hall on Read more

Bethel University will send the Department of Education the results of its FY 2013 audit this week, which campus officials say shows the university is financially healthy. The university has been in a battle with the feds over the results of a national college financial-health test, which the government says Bethel flunked. But campus officials Read more