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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 easiest Big Ten schools to get into a decade ago, the U now turns down a higher percentage of applicants than all but Northwestern and Michigan. Applications jumped by 250 percent from 2003 to 2013, causing the U’s acceptance rate to tumble to 44 percent from 76 percent, even as admissions steadily grew. Those who do get in are arriving on campus better prepared than ever for the rigors of college.