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The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents approved a fiscal year 2016 operating budget during a special meeting today. The $3.7 billion budget invests in access, affordability and academic excellence, among other priorities.

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The following statement is from Dr. Katrice Albert, vice president for equity and diversity.

"On Wednesday evening, a tragic act of senseless violence took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC taking the lives of nine individuals. Our thoughts go out to the friends and families impacted by these events, and we stand with Charleston in this time of mourning.

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Today, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a bonding bill passed earlier this afternoon by the Minnesota Legislature. The bill provides $26.5 million in capital funding to the University of Minnesota, including $18 million for a new veterinary isolation lab on the St. Paul campus and $8.5 million in upgrades for the veterinary diagnostic lab in Willmar, Minn.
 
In response, U of M President Eric W. Kaler issued the following statement:

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Today the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents voted unanimously to endorse and direct the administration to fully implement a human research protection work plan that will ensure the U is conducting research at the highest standards of ethics and science.

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New analysis from the University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory quantifies an increase in access to jobs since the Green Line LRT and related bus network changes debuted a year ago. The study measured residents’ ability to reach jobs by transit in Minneapolis and St. Paul before and after the Green Line began service on June 14, 2014.

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Following a 2-week public comment period, an Implementation Team at the University of Minnesota charged with drafting a plan for improving human research protections released its final work plan.

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Access, affordability and academic excellence are at the center of University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s proposed fiscal year 2016 (FY16) operating budget.

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WHAT: Middle school girls from the Cedar-Riverside community will model active wear they designed with researchers from the College of Design and the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.
WHERE: Rapson Courtyard, Ralph Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN
WHEN: Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m.

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The University of Minnesota will once again host art activities and installations during the Northern Spark arts festival.  The popular overnight celebration kicks off at sunset at 9:00 pm on Saturday, June 13, and comes to a close at sunrise at 5:26 am on Sunday, June 14.

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University of Minnesota alumni, and significant Gopher Athletics boosters, John and Nancy Lindahl, made public today their commitment of $17 million to the U of M. The gift will help fund the new Athletics Village, including support for facilities and programming in basketball and football ($12 million), the Carlson School of Management (Carlson) ($2 million) and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) ($2 million) and pediatric cardiology research ($1 million).

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