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‘Minds Matter’ Helps Steer Students To College

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.

01/25/2014

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‘U’ To Eliminate Academic Administration Office

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.

11/02/2012

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Eagan School Puts Hockey As The Priority

Parents will do a lot to give their children an edge in youth sports. But what about sending them to a sports school?

10/10/2012

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Gopher Academics Improve In 2010-11

The University of Minnesota athletics department appears to be making improvements in the classroom.

06/13/2012

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Big Ten Network Cuts Academics, Citing Low Ratings

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.

05/17/2012