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.
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.
Minn. 6th District Candidate Krinkie Leaves Tax Group PostPhil Krinkie says he will leave his post as president of the Minnesota Taxpayers League because of his newly announced run for Congress. But the Republican hasn't decided if he'll stay on as a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system trustee. Krinkie, a former state representative, announced last week that he is joining the race for the congressional seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann. Krinkie said Monday he was stepping down from the Taxpayers League after leading the anti-tax group since 2007.
Nearly 700 State Workers Earn More Than $100KThere was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.
Minnesota Senate Backs 'U' & MNSCU Tuition FreezesThe 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.