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

This state House bill was just submitted today — one that would ban former legislators from becoming a MnSCU trustee or University of Minnesota regent for two years after leaving office. Nice timing, considering the University of Minnesota Board of Regents will probably discuss concerns of regent Steve Sviggum’s potential conflict-of-interest issue at its regular Read more