Trustees of Minnesota’s state-run colleges and universities are trying to inject some transparency into how they handle contracts. Today they voted to formally approve all future employment contracts for their chancellor, including changes made to existing contracts. The change in policy comes after reports last month that former board Chairman Clarence Hightower had quietly signed Read more

House higher-education committee Chairman Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona) tells MPR’s Tom Weber on The Daily Circuit why he thinks he’ll be able to get the constitutionally autonomous University of Minnesota to comply with the performance goals, spending limitations and data requested by the legislature: “I think given the way the regents’ election went this past session, Read more