A roundup of names and news in Minnesota’s higher education community.
The $1.247 million judgment against basketball Coach Tubby Smith and the University of Minnesota makes me wonder if an Employment 101 class is needed in the world of college coaching.
The relocations of two former University of Minnesota research centers to Augsburg College and Macalester College for financial reasons are prominently featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education story on “how a bigger institutional home is not alwa
Whether it’s the green thing to do or a way to save money, St. Cloud State University this summer will experiment with a “Rent-A-Text” program, according to a story in the St. Cloud Times.
Stephen C. Lundin, author of workplace motivational books including the bestseller “Fish!,” walked MCAD’s stage on May 15 while making his points — or, as he explained, his late daughter’s points.
A sampling of developments in Minnesota’s higher-education community, including grant winners, appointments and other tidbits.
The Minnesota Private College Research Foundation’s latest tuition trends report points out that average annual tuition and fee increases are growing “at the smallest level in more than 30 years.”
An internal auditor found that 91 percent of 16,309 transfer students in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system did not lose credits toward their degree when they switched schools.
If you’re interested in becoming president of the University of Minnesota, you might want to know what’s on the wish list of Board of Regents Chairman Clyde Allen.
Four students from Minnesota State University Mankato are making news with what might be described as a “walk-in.” Last Friday, the 20-somethings began a 100-mile hike from Mankato to the State Capitol.
The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents is budgeting $250,000 for the national search to replace President Robert Bruininks.
In case you haven’t noticed, this is a big weekend for commencement ceremonies.
The credit-transfer problem is not just a Minnesota issue.
Which three colleges and universities admitted the most transfer students in Minnesota two years ago? Results are surprising in Office of Higher Education analysis.
Aside from the usual congratulations, the University of Minnesota Duluth’s new chancellor is probably hearing this comment today from his neighbors in Kennesaw, Ga.: “Uh, you know, it’s cold up there.”
Is your college or university running a for-profit venture on the side or overpaying its key administrators? The IRS is paying close attention.
In a good economy, more than 90 percent of new graduates of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management have jobs either by commencement or by the following September. Top students would have fielded between four and eight offers.
Just because Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed the supplemental budget bill on April 1 doesn’t mean the higher education budget is safe from further cuts.
It’s an important issue as cost-conscious students choose the more-affordable community colleges for their first two years.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty quoted Proverbs, Herb Brooks, Martin Luther King Jr., Mark Twain, Pastor Rick Warren, his local pastor and a law professor in his May 1 commencement address to Augsburg College grads.