The University of Minnesota will receive $25 million in donations and sponsorships from Land O’Lakes to support academic and athletic programs. The Arden Hills-based cooperative announced the commitment Tuesday.
When most teens are taking a break from reading and writing, dozens of high schools students choose to spend their Saturday in a classroom. They are part of Minds Matter, an organization that helps low-income students prepare for college success over a three-year program. The Twin Cities chapter of Minds Matter was founded by Kelly Miller. “We’re trying to show them that there’s a lot that the world has to offer, and there’s a lot they can achieve,” Miller said.
The University of Minnesota plans to close its Office of Academic Administration and save about $1.6 million. The university says it will divide the duties among other departments.
Parents will do a lot to give their children an edge in youth sports. But what about sending them to a sports school?
The University of Minnesota athletics department appears to be making improvements in the classroom.
The Big Ten network started in 2007 with plans to mix up to 660 hours of non-sports programs every year into its menu of football, basketball and other sports.