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The Minnesota Senate today announced its budget targets for the next two years, including a proposed $205 million more for higher education.

“I’d like to thank the Senate for recognizing the importance of higher education as they determine their direction for the next biennium,” said University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler. “The state’s flagship public research university needs continued state investment to keep tuition affordable.”

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The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents today pledged to provide an open and collaborative action planning process and oversight and monitoring of the University’s efforts to strengthen human subjects research practices. Regents also passed a resolution that endorsed the administration’s immediate and longer-term actions, commits to faculty and community engagement and reaffirms the U’s research mission.

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today expressed concern about the House budget target for FY 2016-17 and whether it will be sufficient to hold tuition flat for the system’s 53,000 resident students over the next two years.

House Republicans proposed an increase of $103.2 million over the biennium for higher education, compared to a proposed $288.3 million increase by Gov. Dayton.

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today expressed concern about the House budget target for FY 2016-17 and whether it will be sufficient to hold tuition flat for the system’s 53,000 resident students over the next two years.

House Republicans proposed an increase of $103.2 million over the biennium for higher education, compared to a proposed $288.3 million increase by Gov. Dayton.

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At its Friday, March 27 meeting, the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents will consider a resolution endorsing immediate and longer-term actions outlined by President Eric Kaler to strengthen the University’s human research subjects practices, including ongoing Board oversight and monitoring.

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Today University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler outlined specific and decisive steps the University will take to improve its human subjects research practices so they meet the highest standards of ethics and science. The actions come in response to two recent external reviews of the University’s programs and practices, particularly related to individuals with limited decision making capacity.

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Today, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced a revised budget proposal that includes plans to fully fund a two-year tuition freeze for all resident University of Minnesota students. The proposal also carries forward the $30 million investment in the U’s Medical School.

In response, U of M President Eric Kaler issued the following statement:

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MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (03/16/2015) — For her dedication to the principles of duty, honor and country,  University of Minnesota student Amber Manke is one of 28 Army officers nationwide who will receive the prestigious 2014 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. Manke, a Ph.D. student in the College of Education and Human Development and captain in the Minnesota Army National Guard, will accept the award at the end of May in Washington, D.C.

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today presented the U’s biennial budget request before the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee and praised Sen. Richard Cohen’s appropriations bill (Senate File 1195) to invest in the University.

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I am grateful to Governor Dayton for his proposed increased investment in the University of Minnesota. We share a goal to maintain access and affordability for all qualified Minnesota students. With this funding, we will be able to freeze tuition for all Minnesota resident students for the next two years.

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