The old Joni Mitchell line, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone" applies to public higher education these days. Most states have dramatically cut financial support of their research universities.
University administrators have exercised numerous opportunities to have their say against unionization; they should now let the workers' voices be heard by letting the state count the cards.
In the tradition of "No Scrubs," "Single Ladies" and "Gold Digger," researchers have found scientific "proof" that when men compete for women, money and status are key.
We can no longer afford bad design. In fact, the real luxury in this country has been our tolerance of so much bad design -- sloppy procedures, careless processes, and wasteful products -- that costs us way more than we can possibly sustain.
Forty years ago the most common response to a couple who began talking about divorce was the advice--"see if you can work things out." This advice ca...
Now I'm not a metroeolost or anything, but I would estimate that we have had a billion inches of snow -- it was enough to collapse the Metrodome roof, after all.
With blizzard conditions blanketing the Northeast, a powerful front of mind-numbing weather-related banter is expected to pound the Eastern Seaboard, with statements of the obvious stretching from the Carolinas to New England.
It wasn't until I recently spoke at the University of Minnesota, home of the Golden Gophers, that an observation about the Midwest suddenly jumped to the forefront of my brain.
I've been spending a lot of time discussing the ethics of eating animals with college debate teams; I argue that vegetarianism is an ethical imperative, and my adversaries argue that it's not.
BP announced today it has developed a technology to convert lies into energy. CEO Tony Hayward said that environmentalists would embrace the technology "because lies are a totally renewable resource."
The historic decision marked the first time that the Supreme Court has upended the divorce plans of a former vice president, according to vice presidential marriage historian Davis Logsdon of the University of Minnesota.
In the poll, conducted by the University of Minnesota's Opinion Research Institute, 42% preferred Paul, 36% preferred Palin, and the remaining 22% were unsure what the word "prefer" meant.
Mr. Obama's obscure pronunciation of "nuclear" drew harsh reactions from members of the Tea Party movement, who see his obsession with correct English usage as an attempt to make the nation more European.
According to an instant poll conducted by the University of Minnesota's Opinion Research Institute, 90 percent of Republicans who did not see the President's speech strongly disagreed with it.
The poll reveals that 83% of the white people surveyed agreed with the statement, "As a white person, I feel that America is really over the whole race thing."