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U of M Governing Board Election To Choose New Members

Legislators are preparing to appoint more than one-third of the University of Minnesota’s governing board. House and Senate lawmakers will tap five people for the Board of Regents in an election Wednesday night. The board is a key decision-making body at the state’s flagship university.

03/04/2015

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Lawmakers Winnow List For University Governing Board

Lawmakers narrowed down Tuesday the field of candidates for the University of Minnesota’s governing board but couldn’t agree in two of the five contests. Members of the House and Senate higher education committees planned to recommend five candidates for the 12-member Board of Regents — which sets tuition and policy at the state’s flagship college — to the joint Legislature, which will likely make final choices later this month. They did that for three out five open seats, choosing two newcomers and an incumbent.

02/10/2015

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10 Finalists Named For 5 University Of Minnesota Board Slots

A former Democratic congressman and a retired Republican legislator have been left off a list of finalists for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. The Regent Candidate Advisory Council forwarded 10 finalists Thursday for five seats on the university’s governing board.

01/08/2015

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University Regent Application Deadline Approaches

It’s the final week for candidates to put their names into consideration for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. The Legislature will elect five regents to the state’s 12-member governing board next year.

12/02/2014

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U Of Minnesota Regent David Larson Dies At 70

University of Minnesota Regent and retired Cargill executive David M. Larson has died at age 70, the university said Monday. Larson’s family said he died Saturday after a brief illness, according to the university. Larson, of Wayzata, was in his second term as a regent.

10/27/2014

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With Fewer High School Grads, ‘U’ Unveils Plans To Attract Students

University of Minnesota officials are expecting a decline in high school graduates in the near future, and this means they’re coming up with new ways to attract students. The U is planning to ramp up recruitment of out-of-state students, increase financial aid and continue a two-year freeze on tuition.

10/20/2014

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U Of M Extends Tuition Freeze

The University of Minnesota announced there will be no increase in the cost for classes for the following school year. The Board or Regents approved to extend tuition freeze for the 2014-2015 school year as part of an agreement that was made with Minnesota lawmakers last year.

06/14/2014

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Day Declared For Mpls. Civil Rights Legend Dr. Josie Johnson

Students in Minneapolis celebrated the legacy of one of our community’s Civil Rights leaders. Mayor Betsy Hodges was at Emerson Spanish Immersion Learning Center to declare Friday “Dr. Josie R. Johnson Day.”

05/23/2014

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U Of M Board of Regents Reallocates $4.1 Million To School Safety

Students fearing a spike in on-campus and off-campus crime are breathing a sigh of relief after the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents decided to reinvest $4.1 million into school safety.

02/14/2014

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U Of Minn. President To Cut Administrative Costs

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says he wants to cut administrative costs by $90 million over the next six years. Kalar told the Board of Regents Friday he wants to cut $15 million a year, starting this year. The money would be used for non-administrative activities and to curb the increased cost of attendance for students.

09/13/2013

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UM President Kaler On Athletic Facility Improvements

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Thursday.

07/11/2013

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Gophers Set To Break Ground On New Campus Ballpark

The Gophers baseball team is about to break ground on a new stadium.

06/11/2012

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U of M Approves Agreement With Vikings To Use TCF

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has approved an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings that allows the use of TCF Bank Stadium during the NFL team’s construction of its new stadium.

05/11/2012

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Proposal Would Hike U Of M Tuition 3.5 to 4 Percent

Tuition at the University of Minnesota would rise 3.5 percent, or $410, for in-state residents under the first budget proposed by new President Eric Kaler.

05/05/2012

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Minn. Legislature Taps Devine For University Board

The Minnesota Legislature has selected an insurance agency owner to serve on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

04/04/2012

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Emotional ‘U’ Regent Steps Down

A University of Minnesota regent has given up his position on the board after its members forced Steve Sviggum to choose between his regent post or his job with the Senate Republican Caucus.

03/08/2012

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Regents Panel To Meet On Sviggum Dual Jobs

A panel of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents will meet Friday to determine whether Regent Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest.

02/28/2012

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U Regents To See If Sviggum’s New Job Is Conflict

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents plans to review whether Regent Steve Sviggum’s new job with the Senate Republican caucus poses a conflict of interest.

01/17/2012

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U Of M Plans To Accept More Science, Math Students

The University of Minnesota plans to accept more science and engineering students and also scrutinize its graduate programs.

10/15/2011

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U Of Minn. Regents To Discuss Building Projects

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents is set to meet this week to discuss their building-projects wish list for next year.

09/04/2011

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Committee To Investigate New ‘U’ Regent

A special committee of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents is set to meet Tuesday in the first of two meetings to determine if former House Speaker Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest in serving as a regent.

03/22/2011

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Committee To Investigate New U Of M Regent

A special committee of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents is set to meet twice this week to determine if former House Speaker Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest serving at a regent.

03/20/2011

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3 New ‘U’ Regents Sworn In

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents are welcoming three new members and one re-elected incumbent.

03/10/2011

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Lawmakers Pick 2 Ex-Colleagues For U Of M Regents

The University of Minnesota’s governing board shifted to the right on Monday as the GOP-led Legislature made over the Board of Regents by electing two former lawmakers, both Republicans, and dropping a union official.

02/21/2011

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‘U’ Regents Set To Approve State Budget Request

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents is scheduled to consider formally requesting nearly $110 million from the state Legislature for building projects next year, including $50 million for a new physics building.

02/11/2011