UMN in the News
The Minnesota Daily
Amid debates over high administrative pay at colleges nationwide, University of Minnesota officials agree President Eric Kaler’s successes outweighed any signs of his failure — earning him another term. Kaler and U of M Board of Regents members Linda Cohen and Richard Beeson comment.
Star Tribune commentator John Rash writes on the underlying messages of the recently-opened documentary, "Ivory Tower." U of M President Eric Kaler comments.
The Minnesota Daily
Starting Monday, about 17 engineering students will put their 10th-generation solar car, Centaurus III, to the test when they depart for the American Solar Challenge, an eight-day race of more than 1,700 miles.
Researchers and students at the University of Minnesota are developing a smartphone app to help blind and visually impaired people navigate streets in Minneapolis.
Finance & Commerce
Students, staff and faculty at the University of Minnesota will be able to travel between the three campus area Green Line stations at a steep discount. Metro Transit plans to offer a “Green Line Campus Zone Pass” for $8 per semester for faculty, staff and students.
New York Magazine
Self-control is hard. But it's worth it, apparently. U of M marketing professor Kathleen Vohs comments on her research.
A group of Rochester city leaders soon will travel to Germany with the University of Minnesota's Office for Economic Development to look for work force ideas that can be adapted for use here. U of M program director Sabine Engel comments.
St. Cloud TIMES
Native bees aren't as flashy or fuzzy as honeybees. Some of them look more like flies. No one knows the number of species in Minnesota — or if they're in trouble. Surveys involving the University of Minnesota Bee Lab will establish a baseline.
A new report estimates that delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million. U of M Center for Farm Financial Management's Edward Usset comments on his findings.
Ninety-five percent of students who graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth between 2012 and 2013 are either employed, or continuing their education. UMD chancellor Lendley Black comments.