Little Change Coming To 'U' Board Of Regents Despite Recent ScandalsThe Legislature doesn't appear likely to make major changes to the University of Minnesota's governing board, despite recent scandals involving the school's sports programs and claims of administrative overspending.
U Of M President Kaler Releases Action Plan After Athletics Dept. InvestigationUniversity of Minnesota President Eric Kaler promised greater oversight of athletics department spending Friday after an internal auditor found frequent policy violations under former athletic director Norwood Teague, and Kaler said his administration will consider discipline for employees who received improper reimbursements for expenses.
Probe Largely Clears 'U' Athletics Dept. In Teague CaseThe University of Minnesota athletics department didn't know about inappropriate conduct by athletic director Norwood Teague before his abrupt resignation for sexual harassment, according to an external review Tuesday that also found no fault with the department's "general climate" on sexual harassment.
U Of M Exploring Medical Center MergerThe University of Minnesota is exploring options to improve its medical center.
University Of Minnesota Approves $166M 'Athletes Village'The University of Minnesota approved a $166-million sports facility for its athletics department and 725 athletes Friday morning.
Faculty Group Condemns Regents' Hiring Of U. Iowa PresidentA day before the decision, the University of Iowa's governing board was warned that choosing Bruce Harreld as president would badly damage its relationship with the faculty.
U of M Governing Board Election To Choose New MembersLegislators 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.
Lawmakers Winnow List For University Governing BoardLawmakers 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.
10 Finalists Named For 5 University Of Minnesota Board SlotsA 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.
University Regent Application Deadline ApproachesIt'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.
U Of Minnesota Regent David Larson Dies At 70University 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.
With Fewer High School Grads, ‘U’ Unveils Plans To Attract StudentsUniversity 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.