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The Generational U,by Tim Pugmire
The university has been an enduring fixture throughout Minnesota's history. It's also been a constant influence for many Minnesota families who've seen several generations enrolled as students.

Who's in Charge?, By Elizabeth Stawicki
The University of Minnesota runs on vision, influence, money and dreams. No one tames it yet many think they can.

Dueling Missions, by Tim Pugmire
The U of M's General College is at the heart of a struggled with the U's dueling missions of academic access and academic excellence.

The U's Business

Research is Big Business, By Patty Marsicano
The university has become more protective of the fruits of its research by more aggressively seeking patents and licensing those patents to companies.

How Close is Too Close?, By Bill Catlin
Efforts to build stronger connections to business and industry, and commercializing innovations are occuring amid a national debate on whether academia and industry are getting too close.

The Brain Drain, By Dan Olson
The institution has lost 84 faculty and nearly 100 highly trained professional staff the past five years. The university is asking Minnesota taxpayers for an additional $33 million to repair the damage.

Students and Community Life

The Role of Sports , By William Wilcoxen
Changing the World , By Brandt Williams
The Long Reach of the U , By Mark Steil
Wired in Crookston
, By Bob Reha