MINNEAPOLIS—In the wake of a political maelstrom over the Senate confirmation of his newest colleague, Chief Justice John Roberts told a University of Minnesota crowd Tuesday, Oct. 16, that the U.S. Supreme Court "must be very different" from Congress and the office of the president. During his opening remarks and in response to questions, the 2005 George W. Bush appointee described his efforts to keep the justices working together and independent of political influence. The justices pause to shake hands before hearing cases, he said.
MINNEAPOLIS—Two former students say Minneapolis-based Capella University lied about how much time and money it would take to complete an advanced degree. Kansas resident Carolyn Wright and Debbra Kennedy of Tennessee filed a class-action lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Minnesota. Wright, who began pursuing a doctor of nursing practice in spring 2014, said she was told it would take two years and cost about $35,000. But Capella's website later said the program takes 30 months, the complaint alleges, and that figure was then revised to 39 months.
MINNEAPOLIS—The University of Minnesota's largest freshman class since 1970 started moving in Monday, Aug. 28, and found they had the dorms entirely to themselves. With the 700-bed Pioneer Hall out of commission for a two-year, $105 million renovation, the university reserved its dorms for just freshmen. It has also temporarily converted hundreds of school-run apartment units into dorm-style housing.