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U of M moves ahead with new sports facilities

U of M Interim AD Beth Goetz (second from left) and President Eric Kaler (second from right) were among the first selected group of donors who participated in the Minnesota’s Athletes Village ceremonial dig on October 30.

The proposed University of Minnesota’s Athletes Village will be the school’s first new sports facilities development in over three decades. The University Board of Regents last month approved the $190 million plan, which includes three new buildings: an academic, leadership and nutrition center; a football development center, and a basketball development center.
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Students protest their arrests for protesting

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Two University of Minnesota graduate students arrested and jailed earlier this year for a protest on campus are facing additional sanctions. Rahsaan Mahadeo and David Melendez are two of 13 students arrested, jailed and sanctioned by the school’s Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity after they took part in a protest at Morrill Hall in February.

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It’s Tubby Smith’s fault, or is it?

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This came as no surprise to readers of our columns that exposed the destructive race card played by the UM. March 27, 2014: “Was it Tubby Smith’s fault? Gophers miss NCAA Basketball Tournament.” April 3, 2013: “Thank you Tubby for an excellent run! Tubby Smith: a man of principle and integrity.” April 10, 2013: “Congratulations, Tubby! Texas Tech hires Tubby Smith while U of M keeps looking.” Continue Reading →

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U of M Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chapter ‘disgusted’ by U of Oklahoma racial incident

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Greek Life at the University of Minnesota spent Tuesday working to assure the community it does not condone the actions of fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma after a video was released over the weekend showing OU fraternity members on a party bus chanting racially offensive phrases. Continue Reading →

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U of M crime alerts revised to reduce use of race

Rahsaan Mahadeo (l), Katrice Albert (r)

University of Minnesota Black students and other students of color historically have not felt as welcomed on campus as their White counterparts, according to a new report. A school “Campus Climate Report” was released in January, and the key points included: “The campus would feel more welcoming for students of color if they saw more people like themselves on our campus,” and “Students are often unaware” of university activities and resources “to promote a positive campus climate, assist students, and advance diversity.”
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U of M workers want pay gap closed

Nasser Nur (left), Sophia Benrud (top right), Cherrene Horazuk, and Mike Johnsnon

Nearly 20 “frontline” University of Minnesota workers testified February 6 at a forum held at the school’s Coffman Union before three state legislators: Minnesota Senators Jeff Hayden and Patricia Torres Ray, and State Representative Rena Moran.

The U of M’s non-faculty workers say they “feel ignored and disrespected” and want school administration to seriously address the current wage gap. All told the lawmakers that they love working for the U but also complained about stagnant wages. Continue Reading →

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