Minnesota Lawmakers Say Student Information Needs ProtectionLawmakers and data privacy advocates say the digital age means students' private information needs protecting. A group of legislators announced their plans Wednesday to push measures this year protecting data on school-issued iPads and laptops.
Dakotas Universities Work To Boost American Indian StudiesAmerican Indian studies programs at four universities in the Dakotas are collaborating to boost the quality of their offerings to students, raise awareness of Native American issues and help ensure their own futures.
Republicans Says UW Autonomy Plan On 'Life Support'It doesn't look like the Legislature will support Gov. Scott Walker's plan to grant the University of Wisconsin System autonomy from state oversight and laws, including the setting of tuition rates, key lawmakers said Tuesday.
Good Questions: College Vs. University, Black Friday, & Pool TablesEvery Friday, Heather Brown takes a look at some of the random Good Questions viewers have asked her recently. Here are this week's short takes.
Minn. AG Files Suit Against MN School Of Business, Globe UniversityThe Minnesota General Attorney has filed a lawsuit against two for-profit colleges, claiming they misrepresented the job opportunities that would be available to their criminal justice graduates. On Tuesday, Lori Swanson announced that a suit had been filed against the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University.
Gustavus, Luther Hire New PresidentsGustavus Adolphus College has named its next president, and for the first time in the school's 152-year history, that president is a woman. Rebecca Bergman will be Gustavus' 17th president when she takes over on July 1.
'U' Ranks #1 ... For Cheating On Your PartnerThe University of Minnesota is ranked first in the nation. Unfortunately, that ranking is not for academics, but for people cheating on their significant other. The claim comes from a new survey conducted by Ashley Madison, the website intended for those looking to find affairs or cheating partners.
For-Profit Colleges Under Fire: 'They're Selling A Dream'The business practices at some for-profit schools are under the microscope in Minnesota and across the country. The Department of Education says there are pricey post-secondary schools that leave students with more debt than public colleges and less of a chance of graduating.
Hamline, Carleton Ranked Among Minnesota's Top UniversitiesIf you're looking to get a degree in Minnesota, Hamline University and Carleton College should be at the top of your list, according to the latest college rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranks America's best colleges annually.
Northwestern College To Become UniversityNorthwestern College is undergoing a transformation during summer break. The school announced that it was changing its name to University of Northwestern - St. Paul as of July 1.
To Thwart Porn, Colleges Buying Up .XXX SitesThe University of Kansas is buying up website names such as www.KUgirls.xxx and www.KUnurses.xxx. But not because it's planning a Hot Babes of Kansas site or an X-rated gallery of the Nude Girls of the Land of Aaahs.
American Students Abroad Told To Avoid ProtestsEvery year American colleges and universities send more than 270,000 students to study abroad and more of them are choosing unconventional destinations, which in places like Egypt can entice students to ignore well-meaning warnings from back home and plunge into the political upheaval in the streets.
U Of M Wants To Limit Transfer StudentsThe University of Minnesota said it is looking to accept fewer transfer students, a plan that's not going over well with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Republicans Seize On Waning Campus ObamamaniaThe young people in the ad look dissatisfied and pouty. Barack Obama's voice and the words "winning the future," from one of his old campaign speeches, echo in the background.
New Chancellor Begins Work At MnSCUA new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities begins work Monday.