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‘U’ Getting More Selective Amid Record Number Of Applicants

University of Minnesota admissions representatives report the Big 10 School saw a record 44,000 applicants in the last year heading into this fall semester. The university reports there has been an upward trend most years for the past decade.

07/25/2014

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Minnesota School Chancellor Agrees To New Contract

The chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has agreed to a new three-year contract. MnSCU said Monday that the Board of Trustees has entered into a second three-year contract with Chancellor Steven Rosenstone.

06/16/2014

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Minnesota Farm Income Dropped 78 Percent In 2013

Lower corn prices fueled a dramatic 78 percent drop in Minnesota farm income last year, according to an annual report released Thursday by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and University of Minnesota Extension.

03/27/2014

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Sen. Franken Previews Student Loan Bill Debate

US Senator Al Franken talked about today’s vote on a compromise Student Loan measure among other topics on the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee.

07/24/2013

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Minnesota Senate Backs ‘U’ & MNSCU Tuition Freezes

The Minnesota Senate has voted to freeze tuition rates at the state’s public colleges and universities for the next two years. The Senate passed a state higher education budget by a bipartisan, 44-22 vote on Friday that includes a $250 million spending increase.

05/17/2013

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Senate OKs Higher Ed Bill To Tackle Tuition Rates

The Senate passed its higher education budget on Wednesday, a $2.8 billion package that aims to hold down tuition and make public universities and colleges more accountable to the state.

04/17/2013

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MnSCU, Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Negotiators have reached tentative agreement on a contract covering non-teaching faculty who work at Minnesota’s seven state universities.

02/05/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Political Mascots & MNSCU

Two weeks of political conventions are over. But how did the political parties end up being represented by an elephant and a donkey? Sharon from Eagan wondered.

09/07/2012

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Dayton Makes 5 Picks To MnSCU Governing Board

Former Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher is gaining a spot on the governing board for dozens of state colleges and universities.

07/31/2012

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Sessions To Assess Ag Work Force Needs

Seven listening sessions will be held across Minnesota this month to assess employers’ work force needs in agriculture and agribusiness.

07/15/2012

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Kennedy Named MSCTC president

The interim president of Minnesota State Community and Technical College has been named to the permanent position.

05/17/2012

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MnSCU Chancellor Update Trustees On Overhaul

It hasn’t even been 60 days since the new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system announced the institution needs a shakeup, but he’s ready to give the trustees a progress report.

11/16/2011

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MnSCU Asks Former Students To Finish Degrees

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is pushing to get working adults who have earned some college credits to go back to school and complete their degrees.

11/01/2011

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New MnSCU Chancellor To Be Formally Installed

The formal installation of the new chairman of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will feature the start of a new tradition, the presentation of a ceremonial medallion.

10/19/2011

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Enrollment Tops 200,000 In MnSCU, For Second Year

More than 200,000 students are now enrolled in credit-bearing courses in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, and a record 43,141 of them are members of racial minorities.

10/13/2011

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