U Of M President Kaler Releases Action Plan After Athletics Dept. InvestigationUniversity of Minnesota President Eric Kaler promised greater oversight of athletics department spending Friday after an internal auditor found frequent policy violations under former athletic director Norwood Teague, and Kaler said his administration will consider discipline for employees who received improper reimbursements for expenses.
Probe Largely Clears 'U' Athletics Dept. In Teague CaseThe University of Minnesota athletics department didn't know about inappropriate conduct by athletic director Norwood Teague before his abrupt resignation for sexual harassment, according to an external review Tuesday that also found no fault with the department's "general climate" on sexual harassment.
Minn. Releases Intragovernment Sexual Harassment DataMinnesota's state government has a written no-tolerance policy toward sexual harassment that sets standards for identifying unwelcome behavior and guidelines for a management response. Many agencies, including the Department of Public Safety, have their own sexual harassment prevention and misconduct action plans to buttress the state policy.
'U' Email Reveals Investigation Into Possible Football Player MisconductThe University of Minnesota has investigated a series of sexual misconduct allegations against Gopher football players that it says did not result in criminal charges. An internal university email does not identify the players involved in the incidents, or when they happened.
Woman Alleges Sexual Harassment At American Crystal SugarA North Dakota woman has sued American Crystal Sugar, alleging she endured years of sexual discrimination and harassment when she worked at the company's East Grand Forks plant. Janine Bailey filed her lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Thursday.
U Of Minnesota President Takes Responsibility For Hiring TeagueUniversity of Minnesota president Eric Kaler says he takes "full responsibility" for hiring Norwood Teague as the Gophers' athletic director. Kaler told WCCO-AM Wednesday he hired Teague and that he takes "full responsibility for doing that. That's my job."
Talking Points: Protecting Victims Of Sexual HarassmentSome lawmakers say Minnesota laws may need to be changed to help protect victims of sexual harassment.
4 Things To Know: Norwood Teague Documents, Stephen Colbert & MoreFrom Trans-Siberian Orchestra to CBS Late Night to plus size clothing, here's a look at the top four stories for Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
Docs Show 'U' Paid Search Firm $112K To Recruit Norwood TeagueThe University of Minnesota paid a search firm more than $112,000 in 2012 to find and help recruit Norwood Teague as athletic director. Teague resigned earlier this month after two women came forward with sexual harassment claims against him.
Resources For Questions About Sexual HarassmentKatie Eichele, director University of Minnesota's Aurora Center, visited WCCO Sunday Morning to talk with Esme Murphy about sexual harassment in the workplace. This comes after the resigniation of the U's athletic director, Norwood Teague. The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education serves University of Minnesota and Augsburg College students, faculty and staff -- providing counsel and advice for those seeking help for sexual harassment or assault.
Mpls. Woman Among Those Accusing Cosby Of Sexual HarassmentA Minnesota-native is among the newest accusers saying they were sexually assaulted by actor and comedian Bill Cosby. Eden Tirl, 49, grew up in south Minneapolis, according to the Star Tribune.
4 Things To Know: Cuba, Victims In Teague Scandal, Survivor And El NinoFrom Cuba to El Nino, here's a look at the four stories that are at the top of the news for Friday, August 14, 2015.