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U Of M President Backs Off Comments About Teague Resignation

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler retreated Friday from comments he made right after athletic director Norwood Teague’s surprise resignation over sexual harassment allegations late last week, when he suggested it all happened because Teague had been served too much alcohol.


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U Of M President Eric Kaler Shares Thoughts On Education Funding

The University of Minnesota is asking the state for $65.2 million. President Eric Kaler told WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar that their top priority is to continue the tuition freeze.


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Kaler: Tuition Plan Won’t Fill Need For Health Professionals

A Senate DFL plan to offer free tuition at community colleges won’t help the state’s production of future doctors, dentists and other health care professionals, the University of Minnesota’s president said Tuesday.


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UMinn President: Keep Redskins Name Out Of Stadium

The University of Minnesota says it’s working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep the Washington Redskins’ nickname from being used when the two teams play on campus in November. University President Eric Kaler gave the assurances in a letter to U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat who has said using the name would violate school policies on equity and diversity.


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U Of M Approves Contract Extension For President Kaler

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it has agreed on a contract extension for President Eric Kaler. Kaler signed a five-year contract extension that will keep him as the U of M president through June 30, 2020.


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University Of Minnesota Honors Borlaug

The University of Minnesota is hosting a celebration of the 100th birthday of Norman Borlaug, one of the school’s most celebrated graduates. Borlaug’s pioneering work on plant breeding helped Mexico, India and Pakistan become self-sufficient in wheat production.


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Kaler Asks For $299M For University Construction Projects

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler warned that world-famous research at the U could slow down if the legislature does not approve funding to update its century-old laboratories.


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Minn. Senate Panel Looks Into Campus Safety

Minnesota senators are hoping to learn more about campus crime and security in the wake of several high-profile incidents. The Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee was holding a hearing Tuesday.


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U Of M Stepping Up Patrols, Security After Robberies

In a letter to students and faculty, President Eric Kaler said Tuesday the school will increase patrols on and near campus, add security cameras in high traffic and public areas and enhance building security.


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UM President Kaler On Athletic Facility Improvements

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Thursday.


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U Of M Opens New Siebert Field

Only in Minnesota do you open a ballpark with snow piled on the side.


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Report Finds A Little Fat For University To Trim

The University of Minnesota will bring a bright, but not perfect, picture of its management structure to the Capitol next week.


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U of Minn. Hires Firm To Study Admin. Costs

The University of Minnesota has hired an outside consulting firm to analyze the university’s administrative costs and report to state lawmakers.


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‘U Of M’ President Defends Spending, Calls WSJ Report Misleading

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler addressed state lawmakers Tuesday and defended the University against charges made by a national newspaper.


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Minn.’s Dayton To Talk Policy At University Event

Gov. Mark Dayton is roughing out Minnesota’s future as he sees it before a university audience in Minneapolis.


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Norwood Teague Takes Over As Gopher Athletic Director

It’s off to work on Monday for the new athletic director at the University of Minnesota. Norwood Teague got the job back in April.


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WCCO-TV Sits Down With ‘U’ Pres. Kaler, His Wife

An art major meets a chemical engineer who would someday have 10 patents under his belt. It may not sound like a traditional Hollywood romance, but it is the story of the new University of Minnesota president and his wife, who are now back in the state where he proposed three times.