In April, the University of Minnesota’s Psychiatry Department Chairman stepped down and psychiatric drug studies were halted, in the wake of a state report criticizing the school’s role in the suicide of patient Dan Markingson. Against his mothers’ wishes, the 27-year-old Markingson had been enrolled in a 2004 clinical trial for antipsychotic drugs. This week the University approved sweeping changes to protect human subjects involved in medical trials. In retrospect, we wonder what took so long? We harken back to a surreal winter in 1936 when the U of M was doling out free breakfast...
1915, exactly 100 years ago, marked the beginning of a tragic event known today as the Armenian Genocide, which was the extermination of the Armenian people in the Ottoman Empire. This occurred from 1915-1923 and led to the death of approximately one and a half million Armenians, while those that lived were forcibly Islamized or exiled.
This horrific event was begun by a group of Turkish extremists who gained power of the Turkish government in the early 1900s. Known as the Young Turks, this group was determined to create a new Ottoman empire called Turan, with one language, religion, and culture. The only thing standing in...!--more-->
A student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has been confirmed to have contracted a case of measles. University students were sent an email informing them of the case.
The university was told by state and county health officials about the occurrence of the viral disease Brooks Jackson, M.D., the Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School said in the statement.
of Minnesota's kindergartners have the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, which the ...
For the third straight year, the University of Minnesota will be headed to a bowl game. The Gophers will take on the Missouri Tigers January 1 in the Citrus Bowl held in Orlando, Florida.
"I'm excited for our players -- they've worked so hard," Coach Jerry Kill said. "I'm excited for our university and for our fans and state. I think it's a great thing for all of us."
The bowl game bid was announced Sunday. The Tigers are 10-3 but coming off of a loss to Alabama in the SEC championship game.
With both teams coming off of losses and hoping to prove themselves against a tough opponent,...!--more-->
The University of Minnesota Marching Band, the Pride of Minnesota, play two concerts Saturday after three years away from the University of Minnesota's historic Northrop Auditorium.
Having the event indoors is fortunate for those who haven't seen the band play at Gophers football games due to the cold.
The event will be the 53rd edition of the marching band indoor concert. There are shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at Northrop, which opened earlier this year after years of renovation. With two shows, there's no reason not to catch a glimpse of the 320-member group.
Many of us know the story. College was supposed to be an opportunity for folks to better their situations. Instead, rising levels of student loan debt and a shortage of good jobs make a four year education more of a financial burden than the fulfillment of "The American Dream." Many parents cannot save up the astronomical sums colleges charge in tuition, and the FAFSA “expected family contributions” often add insult to injury.
Enter, high interest government student loans. Enter, $60,000+ worth of debt for an underemployed new graduate to pay. It’s a tough problem, and everyone, from politicians to the colleges themselves, is trying to make changes for the better.
Graduates of the University of Minnesota's School of Architecture have proposed
designs to "cap
" 35W and create a new neighborhood in Minneapolis, just east of the new Vikings Stadium. The conceptual models were on display in the IDS Center from April 7-11, and was even...
I consider myself to be a true Minnesotan through and through. I like to fish, I like to snowmobile, I like to camp, and I love all things hockey. Hockey season is November to April, and in that time that’s the only thing that matters.
With the University of Minnesota as my alma mater, I love the Gophers, and with Duluth as my hometown, I have a soft spot for the Bulldogs. I hate the Sioux. I hate the Badgers. But the events of last...