Six African-American organizations at the University of Minnesota say a recent uptick in crime around campus has heightened concerns that police are racially profiling students and employees. They say the inclusion of suspects’ race in university crime alerts has been problematic. Although the criminals apprehended have not been connected to the U — and have Read more

During yesterday’s Senate hearing on campus safety, Metropolitan State University public safety director Thomas Maida raised a few eyebrows with his testimony on the challenges of prosecuting crimes on campus: “When we’ve had crimes, and we’ve identified a specific individual, we’ve really struggled with investigations with the police department. We’ve struggled with moving investigations forward Read more

A University of Minnesota official told state senators today that increased urbanization of the U has prompted officials to rethink security on and around campus. Pam Wheelock, vice president of university services, says increased neighborhood density, fewer single-family households and more absentee landlords have made it tougher to keep students safe. And she said campus 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