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SDSU & Univ. of Minnesota Create Partnership to Address Veterinarian Shortage

SDSU and The University of Minnesota created the "Rural Veterinary Medical Education program"

BRANDON, S.D. – Across the United States, areas are seeing a shortage of veterinarians, but one South Dakota university is creating a program to turn this around. “I love being a veterinarian, the most important part for me is I get to help animals, and I also get to help people too,” said Dr. Jennifer Stevens, Horizon Pet Care veterinarian….

De-Stress Room Opens At University of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – The family of a University of Minnesota graduate who struggled with addiction has helped fund a wellness room in the Law School where students can de-stress without the distractions of technology or homework. Brennan Gaeth graduated from the university’s law program in 2017. He’d struggled with addition and died last year after a relapse. Gaeth’s family decided to…

No Foul Play In Death Of College Student

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Police do not suspect foul play in the death of a student whose body was found in a University of Minnesota fraternity house near the St. Paul campus. St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders says authorities also do not believe the student was hazed. But he says alcohol could be a factor. The name of the…

Minnesota Hires Lindsay Whalen to Lead Women’s Basketball

MINNEAPOLIS — Mark Coyle announced Thursday that Lindsay Whalen, one of the most decorated players in women’s basketball history, will return to the University of Minnesota as the new head women’s basketball coach at her alma mater. “People talk about the `it’ factor, and that is always difficult to define, but everyone who has ever spent time around Lindsay Whalen knows…

Minnesota Secures Another $8M For Facilities Project

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota has secured another $8 million toward its athletics facilities project thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with TCF Bank. The bank secured naming rights for the Golden Gophers football stadium in 2005, a 26-year deal worth $35 million for the university. New athletic director Mark Coyle helped spearhead an amendment to that agreement…

Gophers’ Mariucci Arena Adds 3M To The Name

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota is renaming Mariucci Arena as part of a sponsorship deal with 3M. The university’s home of men’s hockey will officially be known as 3M Arena at Mariucci. The school says it’s part of a 14-year, $11.2 million sponsorship agreement. 3M is also sponsoring several areas of the university’s Athletes Village development. The arena…

University Of Minnesota To Raise Tuition This Fall

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The University of Minnesota will raise tuition at its Twin Cities campus this fall. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the university’s board voted Tuesday to approve university President Eric Kaler’s recommended budget, which will raise tuition by 2 percent for Minnesota residents and 12.5 percent for nonresidents at the Twin Cities campus. Kaler…

Journalists Ask University Of Minnesota Board To Drop Probe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A group of Minnesota journalists is asking the University of Minnesota Board of Regents to drop its investigation into news leaks about an alleged sexual harassment case at the university. A petition calls on the administration to concentrate on the issue of sexual harassment rather than pursuing any individuals who may have shared information with the media….

Crews Search Mississippi River For Missing U Of M Student

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)- Crews are searching the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis for a missing University of Minnesota student who apparently was swept into the water. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board says Grant Keiner told Park Police officers that he and his 22-year-old roommate Christopher Stanley climbed a fence to sit along the river. Keiner said a large wave swept…

Minnesota Law School Gets Major Grant For Serving Immigrants

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota Law School has announced a $25 million grant from the Robina Foundation to bolster its efforts to provide comprehensive legal services to immigrants and refugees. The grant will fund the newly renamed James H. Binger Center for New Americans, set up a clinical law professorship in his name and provide scholarships. Binger was…

Tracy Claeys Out As Minnesota Head Football Coach

First Year Head Coach Went 9-4, Including Holiday Bowl Win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two people with knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press that Minnesota has fired coach Tracy Claeys. The move comes two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault. Claeys met with athletic director Mark Coyle on Tuesday….