Those rent-by-the-hour Zipcars around the University of Minnesota will be going away,  soon to replaced by Hourcars, the Star Tribune reports. They’ve been around for six years, but the new car-sharing company apparently impressed U officials with better insurance and a simple pricing structure. Hourcar’s two-year contract starts Aug. 1, and students and staff with Read more

Remember the roundabout going in on University Drive and Fifth Avenue? It’s supposed to be open today — certainly a relief for the construction-weary campus community. But in this little little video, which appears on St. Cloud State’s University Chronicle Web site, an engineering technician questions how efficient it will be if it’s jammed with pedestrians. Update: Here’s a university Read more