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The Parent Program searches for and posts articles that may be of interest to parents of college students. The following recent articles have appeared in a variety of local and national publications. 

4-8—Website brings democracy to students’ complaints.

4-4—Bees, solar and gardens coming to roofs.

4-3—Campus crime dips in spring.

4-2—Digital materials could cut book costs.

4-2—U changes preferred name policy.

4-1—U supports crime prevention contest.

3-25—U adds scholarships to boost study abroad numbers.

3-24—Northrop Auditorium is reborn at U.

3-19—Spring breakers from up north do work in Longview.

3-15—The new kids on the page.

3-13—U alumnus joins UMPD.

3-13—LRT derailment simulation to hit Stadium Village.

3-6—Whyte gives students a voice.

2-27—With more safety events, U seeks student input.

2-24—Support for the U is critical for state's economy.

2-19—Students train while helping shelter pets.

2-17—Regents OK $4M campus safety plan.

2-12—U connections at the Winter Olympics.

2-11—Crime alert.

2-5—Rybak launches Mayor 101 class at U of M.

2-4—How the University of Minnesota is tightening campus security.

1-28—Open textbooks could help students financially and academically.

1-28—Students, profs design green home.

1-27—Editorial: A smart emphasis on college for low-income students.

1-23—2014 LiveBIG: Smart Clothes Feature.

1-21—Welcome back to new safety initiatives.

1-21—Kaler unveils retention plan.

1-15—Shows at U fire up students.

1-9—U of M students can get help choosing a major.

1-8—Inquiring minds want to grow.

1-8—Pedals for the planet.

1-7—New U of M hire advocates for students.

1-6—U of M President Eric Kaler on recent crime around campus. 

12-26—U offers holiday survival tip sheet for college parents.

12-26—Laptop leads police to suspect in U robbery.

12-20—Protecting U of M students, dorms during winter break.

12-13—U grad rates go from last to … not so bad.

12-6—Buses, bicycles return to Washington Avenue December 7.

12-2—University of Minnesota students take culinary arts to the next level.

11-22—Gopher Chauffeur launches Thursday night service.

11-22—Renovated Northrop hopes to be hub for culture, student activity.

11-19—At office hours, students kick it with Kaler.

11-19—In November, a novel experience for U writers.

11-18—Many study abroad, but U looks to boost numbers.

11-18—After a turbulent month, Como looks to students.

11-14—On campus beat: U breaks ground with pet program.

11-14—When belts tighten, U saves space.

11-8—Feats of Engineering: Northrop re-engineered from the inside out.

11-8—Do cover letters still matter?

10-24—Campus beat: U gives lessons in living like a student.

10-24—Student climbers reach new heights.

10-21—U campus quiet after violent robberies a week earlier.

10-21—Cirque de-stress comes to the U of M.

10-16—Students with kids search for inclusion, understanding.

10-10—Student group offers food, lessons.

10-8—University of Minnesota students win national sustainability leadership award.

10-4—For the love of the game.

10-2—University of Minnesota pushes science in facilities request.

10-1—Opinion: Students should know their loan repayment options.

9-27—Good Question: How did Homecoming traditions start?

9-26—For students, more rides home.

9-23—Students jump on new minor.

9-20—U training adds to the Teach for America debate.

9-18—New to the U? There's no reason to feel so all alone.

9-16—Student health plan adds more benefits, costs.

9-10—City struggles to enforce recycling.

9-4—UM President Kaler on first day of school.

9-4—Exercising with others helps college students reduce stress.

8-28—College safety: 5 tips for incoming freshmen.

8-26—New residence hall opens Monday.

8-26—Eco Experience at the fair, free lighting seminar and more.

8-21—The artistry of bees.

8-15—Ask critic Rick Nelson: Where should I eat?

8-13—As more adult kids move back home, the stigma diminishes

8-12—Sherlock Holmes fans meet at U to deduce more about the detective.

8-8—Student loan deal reached.

8-6—Kaler talks athletics facility, TFA partnership.

8-1—On Campus: Physicists compete for entertainment prize at U.

7-30—HOURCAR to replace Zipcar on U campus.

7-30—Student rental website to launch this fall.

7-24—University encouraging flipped classes for fall.

7-24—Goodbye local, hello corporate.

7-20—U Of M unveils solar car built to compete down under.

7-20—Colleges—including University of Minnesota and St. Cloud St.—fighting back at cyberattacks.

7-17—Native American students graduate to make change.

7-17—The University’s archives and special collections advance with technology.

7-10—Minnesota college students mull life's big questions at 'Philosophy Camp'.

7-10—Farmers Market returns to Church Street on Wednesdays.

7-4—Stafford student loan interest rate doubles.

7-4—New Regents chair brings passion for community.

7-1—Facebook losing its buzz as younger users defect.

6-28—University of Minnesota students use their new longboard shop to work with Cedar-Riverside youth.

6-26—Kids learn to grow (And eat!) their own veggies.

6-19—Individualized degrees teach students to market skills, selves.

6-19—Despite freeze, fees increase.

6-14—U regents approve budget freezing tuition for in-state undergrads.

6-14—U of M offers an affordable world-class education.

6-5—Kaler talks the Minnesota Leg., TCF Bank Stadium alcohol sales and gender-neutral housing.

5-28—Ask the experts: tips for turning summer break into a brighter future.

5-28—Dayton signs state college and university tuition freeze.

5-23—On campus beat: University of Minnesota selects new dean of students.

5-20—Tuition freeze, DREAM Act pass both House and Senate.

5-20—U program targets trash from student moves.

5-13—T-shirt quilts are popular graduation gifts.

5-8—Students forage St. Paul campus to de-stress.

5-8—Kickin' it with Kaler: Smoking ban, DREAM Act and Mark Rotenberg.

5-6—Report: Graduates of for-profits have more debt.

5-3—When it comes to curbing drinking, college students do listen.

5-3—University may share grade averages by major.

4-30—Rosenblum: In tough times, find yourself a hope mentor.

4-29—Loan interest could double.

4-24—Students crave healthier food.

4-18—Senate OKs higher ed bill to hold down tuition rates.