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Higher ed committee approves omnibus bill ignoring U of M increase request

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler testifies before the House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee April 15. Photo by Paul Battaglia

The House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee approved an


Fight for 15: Protest in Minneapolis for increased minimum wages

Protestors in Minneapolis rallied on Wednesday, April 15, on the University of Minnesota campus to demand a $15 minimum wage.


Soundtrack of Phillips: Creating a love letter to a neighborhood

Singing games of Sound and Power at Open Streets

 How do you create a soundtrack for a neighborhood? Would the sounds be from early morning? Late in the day?


U, tribe aim to improve Native diets

Health problems tied to poor diets and nutrition have persistently plagued Native American communities across the country. 
To help alleviate this issue, the Unive

Mizna hosts evening of Arab American poetry and performance

 Arab American Soundscapes: An Evening of Music, Poetry, and Performance lit up the Cedar Cultural Center. Presented by St.


Student debt is a problem for everyone

Bring up student loans anywhere near a college campus and you’re sure to get more than a little nervous laughter.

Al Milgrom's long to-do list: Second of two parts: Film Society founder becomes filmmaker

Protesters gathered in and around vacated buildings for a month in 1970 to prevent their demolition for the construction of a fast-food restaurant. Over the roof, you can see Marshall High School in the distant background a block away and some former Victorian homes that had been converted to businesses. Photo by and Copyright Cheryl Walsh Bellville.

Al Milgrom, who founded the first long-lasting film society in Minnesota, has become a filmmaker himself with his first feature length film, “The Dinkytown Uprising,” on the demonstrations to stop


New bicycle advocacy group aims at students, protected bikeways

Dan Lubben, co-founder of the University's chapter of the Minneapolis Bike Coalition, leads the group down Southeast Oak Street to discuss ways to improve bicycle traffic. Photo byJames Healy

From improving existing bike lanes to giving city officials suggestions on upcoming projects, a new advocacy group at the University of Minnesota is working to address cyclists’ concerns.


Don’t close off nursing transfers

The Nursing School offices at the University of Minnesota.

The School of Nursing has plans to move forward with a new admissions policy that could limit access to the program while hurting its diversity.

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