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Minnesota College System Seeks To Ease Transfer Process

Minnesota’s largest state college system is working to make it cheaper and easier for community college students to transfer into four-year programs and to earn bachelor’s degrees. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is seeking to simplify a process that can confuse and frustrate transfer students.

04/18/2015

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Advocates, Lawmakers Cheer Sexual Assault Prevention Bill

A push to strengthen sexual assault policies at Minnesota colleges is moving through the Legislature, with advocates saying it will provide more options for victims. Some schools already have strong policies, but the bill would extend best practices across Minnesota, said author Rep. Marion O’Neill, R-Maple Lake.

04/12/2015

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Inquiry: No Intent To Plagiarize By MnSCU College Leader

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities says one of its college heads has been cleared of a plagiarism accusation.

04/08/2015

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Report: Minnesota Livestock Producers Had Profitable 2014

Many Minnesota livestock producers enjoyed record profits in 2014 while earnings for crop producers fell for the second straight year, according to a new report that warns both sectors will face tougher times this year.

04/01/2015

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MnSCU Leaders, Unions Reach Agreement On Revamp

Administrators and faculty at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities say they’ve reached an agreement over a proposed system revamp.

03/03/2015

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Another Vote Of No-Confidence In MnSCU Chancellor

Faculty members at Minnesota State, Mankato have issued a vote of no-confidence in the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

11/01/2014

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2 Unions Pull Out Of MnSCU Planning Process

Two faculty unions have pulled out of a long-term planning process in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The unions notified MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone this week they won’t participate in the “Charting the Future” process. They expressed concerns about trust and transparency.

10/25/2014

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Winona State Faculty Unhappy With MnSCU Leadership

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ chancellor says he has not been contacted by Winona State faculty leaders about any concerns that would have led to their vote of no confidence.

10/21/2014

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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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New MnSCU Chancellor Promises To Shake Things Up

The new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is promising to redesign the 31-campus institution.

09/20/2011

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New Chancellor Begins Work At MnSCU

A new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities begins work Monday.

08/01/2011

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