Podcast Hosts Discuss Recent Controversies Surrounding Hazing, Greek Life On CampusThis week's standout podcasts include an episode of the Security Brief that examines the issue of college hazing and an installment of the Wavemaker Conversations that takes a lot hazing within the Greek system.
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.
'U' Getting More Selective Amid Record Number Of ApplicantsUniversity of Minnesota admissions representatives report the Big 10 School saw a record 44,000 applicants in the last year heading into this fall semester. The university reports there has been an upward trend most years for the past decade.
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.
'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.
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.
College Grads Facing Tough Job Market College students graduating and entering the job market said it’s tough to find work right now. Katie Roehl graduated in May from the University of Minnesota with a degree in communications. “I’m really open to anything right now,” Roehl said.
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.
New Chancellor Begins Work At MnSCUA new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities begins work Monday.
Wis. Pays $12.9M To Minn. For Tuition DealThe state of Wisconsin owed the state of Minnesota and its colleges and universities nearly $13 million under the states' tuition reciprocity deal for the 2009 school year.
MnSCU Board Considers New PresidentsThe trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system are considering the appointments of several new college presidents during their regular monthly meeting.
Dayton Urged To Stand Firm Against Higher Ed CutsStudents, faculty and administrators urged Gov. Mark Dayton during a roundtable discussion Wednesday to stand firm against deep cuts in Minnesota higher education.