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Study: Student debt worst at universities with highest-paid presidents

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By Renee Lewis Executives at 25 universities saw 14 percent higher salary increase than national average after 2008 recession Student debt and the hiring of relatively low-paid adjunct faculty rather than full-time professors have grown fastest at public universities with the highest-paid presidents, a new report found. University president pay has risen dramatically in the aftermath of the 2008 financial ... Read More »

A year out, University of Minnesota reflects on tuition freeze

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By Haley Hansen Most University of Minnesota undergraduates didn’t see a tuition increase this year, but others weren’t so lucky. Undergraduates who pay in-state tuition have saved hundreds of dollars since state legislators approved a tuition freeze last spring. But non-resident and graduate students aren’t reaping the benefits. Tuition prices for non-resident and graduate students have increased since last year, ... Read More »

University holds third annual information technology competition

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Sometimes the best way to learn is to dive right into the deep end and computer technology is no exception to the rule. On April 4, the University of Minnesota is hosting it’s third annual national Competition on Management Information Systems where student teams are given 24 hours to come up with a solution to a real-world information technology problem. ... Read More »

University of Minnesota campuses go tobacco-free on July 1

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Four University of Minnesota campuses will become smoke- and tobacco-free this summer. The new policy, which will take effect July 1, bans smoking tobacco or e-cigarettes as well as chewing tobacco on university campuses in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Rochester and Crookston, according to the Minnesota Daily. It applies to all university property — inside and out. The policy also ... Read More »

University of Minnesota, UW-Madison follow trend of offering free online courses

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The University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison are among a growing number of universities offering free online courses through their websites. The schools are among 29 institutions newly partnering with Coursera, of Mountain View, Calif., in offering “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs. The courses have attracted millions of students and have allowed people from all walks of life ... Read More »

Free online courses ‘inevitable’ at the University

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are already popular at other universities. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus offers 415 online courses, but it doesn’t offer massive open online courses, or MOOCs — yet. Karen Hanson, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said developing MOOCs is “inevitable,” but the University has to figure out how to pay ... Read More »

US: MSU’s enrollment higher, out-of-state draw rising

As more and more students become Spartans and the university’s national enrollment ranking remains among the top 10 largest American universities, Michigan State University (MSU) continues to increase its out-of-state draw. MSU has the eighth highest enrollment in the nation, according to data from universities’ websites. Since fall 2000 the number of out-of-state students has increased to 5,161, about a 2,000 ... Read More »

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