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MINNEAPOLIS - A lawyer, business school dean and South Carolina provost will be the first woman to lead the University of Minnesota as president. The Board of Regents voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 18, to name Joan Gabel its 17th president. “Right after she interviewed, I knew it was going to be her,” said Steve Sviggum, one of three regents to serve on the search committee.
ST. PAUL — Between March and November last year, the co-founders of McNally Smith College of Music loaned the school $1.33 million in a failed attempt to keep the St. Paul school in business. That's according to filings in two bankruptcy cases — one for the school and another for Jack McNally personally. The for-profit college's gross income, records show, fell from $10.6 million in 2016 to $9.6 million a year later amid declining enrollment and increases in tuition discounts.
A report alleged that Randy Handel, the associate athletics director of development and a Woodbury resident, sexually harassed another employee in the athletics department.
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.
ST. PAUL—A St. Paul school administrator accused of stealing from her Wisconsin church has resigned her job after a 19-week period of paid administrative leave. St. Paul Public Schools placed Kara Amundson on leave Aug. 24 after the St. Croix County sheriff's office notified the district about the criminal investigation, human resources director Laurin Cathey said.