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Hiring pause at U of M holocaust center leads to vote of no confidence
A group of faculty members at the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts have given the interim president of the university a vote of no confidence, following his handling of the hiring process for the next leader of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Minneapolis, St. Paul school leaders approve budgets, say more cuts on the way
Two of Minnesota’s largest districts implemented widespread cuts and drew from their fund balances during their budgeting processes this year. Leaders in both districts say more cuts are on the horizon next year. 
Minnesota families struggle to find quality child care for their children with disabilities
Early intervention can help kids with disabilities succeed in school, but finding child care that can manage their needs is a massive challenge. Parents often ride a roller coaster of hope and frustration searching for a spot. One organization has a waiting list of 2,000 kids.
St. Paul Public Schools approves $1 billion budget reliant on major cuts, deficit spending
St. Paul Public Schools has a budget set for the next fiscal year. The board voted six to one Tuesday night to approve a $1 billion package.
Boys and Girls State Minnesota instills civics in students who create a government in a week
Boys State and Girls State are separate, weeklong programs run by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, respectively and they are a crash course on the inner workings of government.
Second-chance smells? Gustavus Adolphus College’s corpse flower is also a reluctant bloomer
If you weren’t one of the 20,000 people to catch a whiff of Horace at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, you might get a second chance with Gemini, Gustavus Adolphus College’s corpse flower. But like Horace, it’s taking its time to bloom.
University of Minnesota delays plan to hire genocide studies director
The University of Minnesota will likely wait more than a year to hire a new director for its Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, after pausing a hiring process amid controversy. A new search committee will include further community input.
University of Minnesota raises tuition for next school year
In a split vote on Thursday, the university’s Board of Regents approved tuition increases as part of a $5 billion budget. It’s the university’s highest tuition increase in over a decade.
While women outnumber men on campus, their later earnings remain stuck
On college campuses, women are making inroads in male-dominated fields like engineering and business. But that is not eliminating the earnings gaps in leadership and income in the workplace.
Minneapolis resolution passes, school focused on Native cultural education to get new home
A Minneapolis elementary school dedicated to American Indian cultural education is on track to move into its own building for the first time since the school opened almost a decade and a half ago. Students’ families and school leaders are also asking the district for dedicated busing.
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