That Katharine Gerbner feared retaliation if she’d said something before getting tenure is a commentary on top of her commentary. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Tag: University of Minnesota
The athletic department announced on Thursday that season tickets for men’s basketball will drop to $340 in some sections, a $190 drop. Six sections overlooking the court will drop by $150. Hockey will drop from $600 to $500. It’s the second straight season that hockey will drop by $100. Read more →
Serious question: Are you really the state of hockey, Minnesota? Can you be with an empty arena for your signature college hockey team? Read more →
Even the University of Minnesota Student Association can’t escape controversy.
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Tyler Johnson, the University of Minnesota receiver, is the kind of star athlete that more people should notice — not because of his football skills, but because he knows the value of an education. Read more →
The Minnesota Daily, operated by journalism students at the University of Minnesota, told a story that needed be told — excessive drinking at parties run by fraternities and sororities, specifically the February death of Mitchell Hoenig. Read more →
Garrison Keillor has been erased from the University of Minnesota’s ‘Scholar’s Walk’, a tribute to famous alumni. Read more →
The University of Minnesota tried its best to hide the fact that selling the naming rights to Mariucci Arena was anything but a grab for cash at the expense of sports history. Read more →
This, in particular, is the time of year when old-timers want to give advice and wisdom to the graduates. But here’s the reality for those of us of a certain age: We haven’t got a clue how to navigate this changed world as a graduating student. Read more →
It’s hard to imagine a more difficult and stressful job than being a security monitor on the University of Minnesota campus, charged with keeping people from jumping off the Washington Avenue bridge. Read more →
The players have boycotted practice and are threatening to sit out the team’s bowl game, apparently a move to try to pressure school officials to ignore whatever was in that 82-page report.
There can be only one reasonable reaction: Go ahead.
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The Star Tribune reports today that University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson has refused to cooperate with authorities investigating an alleged drug ring run by his team. Read more →
University officials were apparently given every opportunity to talk to reporters to say whatever it is they wanted to say. They chose to say nothing. Read more →
Scientists often aren’t very good at explaining their research to people who aren’t scientists. But here’s some effective communicating of great science by some pretty great kids. Read more →
It’s handy that the University of Minnesota is a research institution. Maybe someone can examine what goes on in the mind of some people in prominent positions in the university’s athletics department sometime. Read more →