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ST. PAUL — Minnesota State trustees said Thursday they did not find an acceptable candidate to replace the retiring Steven Rosenstone as chancellor this summer. The board was expected to appoint one of three finalists who interviewed Wednesday at the system office. Instead, the board unanimously appointed the retired Devinder Malhotra as interim chancellor and reopened the search for a permanent leader.
MINNEAPOLIS — Finalists for chancellor of the Minnesota State system of 30 colleges and seven universities presented their visions in a public forum Wednesday, a day before trustees vote on Steven Rosenstone's successor. Trustees, students, faculty and staff asked the three candidates about their management styles, experiences with diversity and ideas for getting the system's budget deficit under control. Michael Martin
MINNEAPOLIS — Five years after he was forced to resign from the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents, former House speaker Steve Sviggum could return to the board after a surprise move Tuesday by Republican lawmakers. The Regent Candidate Advisory Council, which vets candidates, presented three finalists for the seat representing the 2nd Congressional District. But during a joint meeting of the House and Senate higher education committees Tuesday, Sviggum's name was added to the list.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota State named three finalists Monday to replace Steven Rosenstone as chancellor of the state's largest system of colleges and universities. Rosenstone, 65, announced last April that he would retire this summer. Previously a college dean and vice president at the University of Minnesota, he has led Minnesota State (formerly MnSCU) since 2011.
MINNEAPOLIS — Four of the 10 University of Minnesota football players facing school discipline in connection to an alleged sexual assault investigation have been cleared by a school panel, according to a lawyer for the players. Four of the players will be expelled from school and two others suspended for one year unless they pursue and win an appeal to the school's provost. It's not clear whether they will appeal further. The woman who accused the players also has a right to appeal their punishment.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota State has settled on a long list of fixes for the higher education system's yawning budget deficit, but it will need the Legislature's help, too. Chancellor Steven Rosenstone told trustees Tuesday that after a year of discussion, he now feels good about closing a budget deficit that's projected to grow to between $66 million and $475 million per year by 2025. "I'm extremely optimistic. I think we do now have a road map ... that will lead to our success," he said after presenting his plan.
ST. PAUL—Leaders of Minnesota's largest higher education system want to freeze tuition next year, but it'll take a lot of money from the state to make it happen. Trustees for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system are meeting in Duluth this week to discuss the funding proposal they'll submit to the state budget office in November. System administrators recommend asking for a $173 million increase in state funding for the 2018-19 biennium. That includes: - $74 million to cover inflationary cost increases in salaries and operations
MINNEAPOLIS — Soaring undergraduate interest in the University of Minnesota is raising the caliber of student admitted to — and rejected by — the state’s flagship school. One of the...