Walz Unveils 3rd Pillar Of Bonding Bill Plan With $488M For Higher EducationGov. Tim Walz revealed Monday the fourth pillar of his agenda for the bonding bill, announcing that he wants $488 million for investments in higher education.
UW Regents Approve 2% Pay Raises For ChancellorsThe University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved 2% raises for all 13 system chancellors.
U Of M Student Debt Continues To Decline: Officials Push Increased AidUniversity of Minnesota students are graduating with less debt each year.
'U' Professors Suspended For Sexual Harassment Return To CampusTwo professors received a disciplinary suspension without pay last academic year, but returned this fall with some restrictions for working with students, according to an email sent to partners and members of the college.
Angie Craig Pushes Higher Education In 2018 Bid For CongressOn Sunday, Angie Craig introduced her campaign for Minnesota's second Congressional District with a rally and town hall.
Final Run This Week For Current Version Of The SATThe current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March.
Macalester’s ‘Dog Day’ Helps Students De-Stress During FinalsIt's the end of the semester for colleges across the Twin Cities, which means students are studying for their final exams.
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.
Government Says Students Can Apply Earlier For College AidAspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school, the White House said Sunday.
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.
Twin Cities Student Accepted To All 8 Ivy League SchoolsA Twin Cities high school student has a big -- and remarkable -- decision to make. Munira Khalif, a senior at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. She's one of only two students in the nation to accomplish that this year.
Lawmakers Winnow List For University Governing BoardLawmakers narrowed down Tuesday the field of candidates for the University of Minnesota's governing board but couldn't agree in two of the five contests. Members of the House and Senate higher education committees planned to recommend five candidates for the 12-member Board of Regents — which sets tuition and policy at the state's flagship college — to the joint Legislature, which will likely make final choices later this month. They did that for three out five open seats, choosing two newcomers and an incumbent.
Walker Proposes Removing 'Wisconsin Idea' From UW MissionGov. Scott Walker is proposing eliminating the public service mission of the University of Wisconsin, known as the "Wisconsin Idea," replacing it with the charge to meet the state's workforce needs. The wording change was included in Walker's budget released Tuesday.
Report: Toughen Study Abroad Safety Reporting RequirementsMinnesota's higher education office is pushing to strengthen a law requiring reports of students who get sick or die on study abroad trips. Colleges and universities must report student accidents, illnesses and deaths during study abroad trips under a law passed last year.
Good Question: How Do We Save For College?A government study found only between 3 percent to 7 percent of all families use a 529 account. So how do we save for higher education?