Minnesota Campuses Have Shooter Response PlansMinnesota's two public college systems say they have emergency plans in place for each campus and campus-wide alert systems to warn students, faculty and staff in the event of a shooting or other emergency. The University of Minnesota system and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system say campus emergency plans are reviewed and communicated to faculty and students.
MnSCU To Waive Application Fees During 'College Knowledge Month'If you, or anyone you know, is planning to apply to any schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities network, you may want to do it in October.
Plagiarism Allegations Against 2nd MnSCU Professor DismissedPlagiarism allegations against a Minnesota community college professor have been dismissed after an inquiry. Dorothy Dunn is president of Minnesota State, Southeast Technical. She was accused of plagiarism in her dissertation.
Tuition Freeze's Fate Uncertain At Capitol This YearStudents at Minnesota's public colleges may have to brace for a tuition bump, as legislative appetite seems to have waned for moves to shift rising costs from students to the state.
Minnesota College System Seeks To Ease Transfer ProcessMinnesota'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.
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.
Inquiry: No Intent To Plagiarize By MnSCU College LeaderMinnesota State Colleges and Universities says one of its college heads has been cleared of a plagiarism accusation.
Report: Minnesota Livestock Producers Had Profitable 2014Many 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.
MnSCU Leaders, Unions Reach Agreement On RevampAdministrators and faculty at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities say they've reached an agreement over a proposed system revamp.
Another Vote Of No-Confidence In MnSCU ChancellorFaculty members at Minnesota State, Mankato have issued a vote of no-confidence in the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
2 Unions Pull Out Of MnSCU Planning ProcessTwo 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.
Winona State Faculty Unhappy With MnSCU LeadershipThe 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.