Reporter | Higher Education


Hundreds of Minnesotans take advantage of state's tuition-free nursing assistant training

The state covers tuition of aspiring nursing assistants to alleviate staff shortages.


Minn. colleges report COVID-19 spikes as spring semester begins

Nearly 1 in 4 University of Minnesota students who tested for COVID-19 at the Twin Cities campus' clinic between Jan. 6-13 were positive, according to data published Friday.


A 17% tuition cut? Student group asks Minnesota leaders to make community college more affordable

Student group calls for ongoing $125 million investment.


Colleges start semester with caution amid omicron spike

Winona State University is implementing a "lay low" period for two weeks starting Monday. Macalester College is also implementing a quiet period from now until at least Feb. 1.


University of Minnesota seeks nearly $1 billion in state funding

It's an unusually large ask that is already being met with skepticism by some state lawmakers.


University of Minnesota leaders discuss new policy for renaming campus buildings

Proposed policy comes after heated 2019 debate on topic.


U regents OK pay increases for President Gabel amid criticism

With increases to her supplemental retirement contribution, a new annual performance bonus and other allowances, Joan Gabel's compensation will total about $1 million next year.


U's Humphrey School ordered to better prevent sex harassment

The University of Minnesota public affairs school must take specific actions to prevent sexual harassment and pay a graduate student who was harassed by her professor $75,000, part of a settlement reached with the state Department of Human Rights.


Repeat offenders could serve less time under Minnesota sentencing guidelines proposal

Critics argue it would give repeat offenders a pass


Proposed pay raise for University of Minnesota president draws scrutiny

Joan Gabel's combined salary and benefits would total $1 million next fiscal year.