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Johnson, 65, is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa who lives in Duluth. He retired last month as the University of Minnesota's first senior director of American Indian Tribal Nations relations.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted 9-2 despite allegations of impropriety, or at least the appearance of it.
Staff are accepting nominations for the school's interim head through June 3.
In addition to spending, the higher education bill also includes a provision that would require all higher education institutions to include an affirmative consent standard as part of their sexual conduct policies.

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The cost of student housing and meal plans will go up by more than usual next year — 3.7% on average, or $344.
At least 814 students on Monday were eligible to walk — the largest graduating class since 2019 — during the first full in-person ceremonies since before the start of the pandemic.
Students on the Twin Cities and Rochester campuses would see the full 3.5% increase, while those attending Duluth, Morris or Crookston would pay half that.
The University of Minnesota Duluth, Lake Superior College and College of St. Scholastica held virtual celebrations last year.
First-year students could receive up to $11,000 in financial aid at the Duluth, Morris, Rochester and Crookston campuses.
Students, faculty and staff work to challenge library shelves and transform children’s literature one book at a time.

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UMD graduate and undergraduate students gave middle schoolers a lesson in brain development
Professors will offer their expertise about the historical and political context behind the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
SEE Change is a social, environmental and economic advocacy group that targets climate change with its two-day climate summit.

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