First some neighborhood folks had issues with Metropolitan State University’s plans for a parking ramp. Now University of Minnesota civil engineering professor David Levinson and director of the NEXUS research group on transportation says the proposal to charge students and employees for it — regardless of whether they use it — is wrong: So if Read more

Late last week I posted about MnSCU officials’ concerns that Metropolitan State University could not handle the demand for four-year degrees all by itself. I asked MnSCU officials: So if Metropolitan State isn’t producing enough, how many more should it be producing? They didn’t have any exact numbers. So far, what they have provided are Read more

The state-run colleges and universities system says it needs to dramatically expand the number of four-year degrees it produces in the Twin Cities metro area, according to a report released at this week’s meeting of MnSCU trustees. St. Paul-based Metropolitan State University is the only MnSCU university in the Twin Cities. It has an enrollment Read more

Deanna Foster, executive director of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, tells the Pioneer Press why some residents are upset over a skyway that’s part of Metropolitan State University’s expansion plan, which is expected to cost tens of millions of dollars: “One of the things about Dayton’s Bluff is that it has wonderful views of the Read more

Deanna Foster, executive director of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, tells the Pioneer Press why some residents are upset over a skyway that’s part of Metropolitan State University’s expansion plan, which is expected to cost tens of millions of dollars: “One of the things about Dayton’s Bluff is that it has wonderful views of the Read more

The Star Tribune in its Hot Dish Politics blog has a short item regarding a Minnesota Legislative Auditor’s report showing that Metropolitan State University has been charging too much in fees and tuition while paying some faculty less than it should have.  Items it cites: For example, undergraduate students were charged a dollar more for online internet courses than Read more