University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts dean to step down
The dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota announced Wednesday that he will leave his administrative job in June.
Business and Politics
Dairy industry outlook
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 9.2 million dairy cows produced the equivalent of more than three cups a day for every American last year. Marin Bozic, a professor of dairy foods marketing economics at The University of Minnesota, comments.
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People and Lifestyle
Chi Omega to join campus this fall
The University’s Panhellenic Council has selected a new sorority to join the University of Minnesota’s greek community this fall. Chi Omega accepted its invitation to join the University on Tuesday after presenting its case to students, alumni and administrators last weekend. The PHC decided to use a “stacking” process and invited Phi Mu to join the campus sometime between 2015 and 2017.
U utilizes students for advertisements
Hundreds of students appear in University promotional material each year, said Ann Aronson, vice president of marketing for the University, with more than 100 students used just in the seven-year Driven to Discover campaign.
Commentary and Opinion
Law professors see damage done by 'No Child Left Behind'
Michele Goodwin, a professor of law at the University of Minnesota with joint appointments at the university’s medical and public-health schools, authors a piece on 'No Child Left Behind' and its effects on law schools.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Updates and Events
10 years in, study scandal lives on
The University of Minnesota’s top lawyer and a prominent professor are going head-to-head as part of an ongoing dispute over a clinical drug trial that happened a decade ago. Bioethics professor Carl Elliott requested an investigation Feb. 20 into potential research misconduct in the Comparison of Atypicals in First Episode of Psychosis, or CAFE, study. Now, Mark Rotenberg, the University’s general counsel, is saying the documents at the center of Elliott’s request aren’t authentic.
Monarch butterflies coming from Mexico are disappearing
It’s a ritual of spring: Monarch butterflies returning to Minnesota from their winter refuge in Mexico. Dr. Karen Oberhause, from the University of Minnesota, comments.
Tough winter forces owls south in hunt for food
Tough winter for owls: A report has said that owls have experienced an exceptionally tough winter. Dr. Julia Ponder said The Raptor Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota is treating around 30 owls this week.
Finding matches, saving lives
College of Pharmacy students at the University of Minnesota Duluth held their annual Bone Marrow Registry Drive Wednesday.
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