Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The former Hopkins basketball star’s plans are not known.
Former Hopkins High School basketball star Joe Coleman on Tuesday asked University of Minnesota Coach Richard Pitino to be released from the team, the Pioneer Press reported. The Pioneer story does say what plans Coleman has if he’s released. Coleman was named Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball in 2011 and helped the Royals to three straight Class AAAA title championships. Coleman kicked off his time with the Gophers by winning the university’s annual dunk contest in his freshman year. And in January of that season, he was named the Big 10 freshman of the week. He’s scored 516 total points—averaging 7.2 points per game and shooting .467, according to the University of Minnesota. Click here to read the full story.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The bill would freeze tuition at the University of Minnesota for two years and increase student aid.
Sen. Terri Bonoff (DFL-District 44) said on Wednesday that she’s pleased with a bill her committee passed that will put extra money into the University of Minnesota and student aid. The Higher Education and Workforce Development committee chairwoman—whose district includes Minnetonka and Plymouth—said the committee went in with three goals: “I think you’ll find, if we look at the components of the bill, that we move on that path, if not deliver on some of those objectives,” According to Bonoff, the bill: Do you think the plan is a good one? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
This week's selection includes a new Islamic U of M, a malt shop's anniversary, Lyndale Gardesn final plans, a new church, a city's surplus and I-94 headaches on the way.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. VIDEO: Meet Mark Andrew, Contestant on NBC's 'The Voice' From Eden Prairie On Season 4 of the hit show "The Voice," Eden Prairie's Mark Andrew breaks onto the scene. Tom Windle of Maple Grove Throws U of M's First 9-Inning No-Hitter Since 1931 The former Osseo High pitcher told gophersports.com why he chose to stay close to home for college and the support he gets from his hockey-playing twin brother, Sam. Shakopee Considers $400,000 Enticement Package for Data …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
HHS grad Becky Kortum of Minnetonka and Minnetonka grad Rachel Ramsey of Chanhassen helped the Gophers to a second straight title and a 49-game winning streak.
Hopkins High School graduate Becky Kortum of Minnetonka finished her University of Minnesota women's hockey career in a big way Sunday, as the Gophers won a second straight NCAA title, capping off an unprecedented, undefeated season. Minnetonka High School grad Rachel Ramsey of Chanhassen, a sophomore, was also a member of a team that’s seen a 49-game winning streak. That surpasses the 2012–13 record of 41-0, to include eight wins from the end of the 2011–12 season. Watch videos here: USCHO.com recalled an earlier NCAA tournament goal by Kortum, a forward: There was always someone on the team to step up and make the pivotal play. Senior Becky Kortum scored from her knees against Boston College to give her team its first lead late in the …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Abigail Hansen, who shared her college decision process with the country while blogging for the New York Times as a senior, returns to answer reader questions about being a freshman at the U of M.
A 2011 Minnetonka High School grad, Abby Hansen has returned to write for The New York Times. Two Minnetonka High School students were selected to blog about their college application process for The Times last year. Hansen and Rachel Yang were chosen for a group of eight high school seniors in the U.S. detailing their college search for readers. Each student writes on the blog once or twice a month throughout the school year. Now, Hanson has been invited back to answer reader questions about what college life is like after you’ve made your choice. She is a freshman at the University of Minnesota where she is studying animal science. The transition for Hanson has not been as easy as she expected. "I would say my expectations for college …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
As part of the U of M's Resilient Communities Project in Minnetonka, students are asking for some input on Minnetonka neighborhoods.
In September, the city of Minnetonka and the University of Minnesota became partners for the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), an initiative that will bring the expertise of hundreds of graduate students and the University to sustainability-related projects identified by Minnetonka. One of the projects currently being worked on is a study of approaches to enhancing neighborhood identities. The students are asking for a little input. "I'm in the process of developing prototypes for my neighborhood identities project, and I'm really interested in getting Minnetonka residents' input on how they feel, generally, about their community, whether they feel their interests are adequately supported in Minnetonka, and essentially, why they've …
Friday, November 2, 2012
With Hopkins High School so far from the planned light rail line, School Board Director Kris Newcomer questioned whether students would actually be able to use LRT to travel to courses offered at the University of Minnesota.
One of the benefits of the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit line, promoters say, is that west metro high schoolers could use the line to take college classes at the University of Minnesota. School Board Director Kris Newcomer was skeptical, though. Hopkins High School is about four miles from the nearest station. At a joint meeting with the City Council on Tuesday, she wondered how the students are going to get there. The discussion centers on Southwest’s green line extension,which would allow riders to get all the way from Eden Prairie to the University of Minnesota and on to St. Paul. That’s a perfect fit for the state’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program, light rail advocates say. That program allows high school juniors and …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The former president spoke at a rally on behalf of Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday.
Hurricane Sandy has curtailed campaigning by President Obama and Mitt Romney, but former President Bill Clinton will speak at a campaign event for the Democratic ticket at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis Tuesday morning—and you can watch it here. It's brought to you by The UpTake, via an internet connection that's not 100 percent reliable (due to the last-minute nature of the event), so the webcast may not be free of trouble. If you were at the event, or watched it here, please leave a comment below or add a photo to this post. We'd like to know what you think of it. The Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, was in Hudson, WI on Tuesday as well. Visit Hudson Patch for news of that event.
Monday, September 17, 2012
As part of the Resilient Communities Project, University of Minnesota students and staff will conduct studies in Minnetonka on things such as stormwater management, housing options and enhancing neighborhood identities.
The city of Minnetonka and the University of Minnesota have become partners. Minnetonka elected officials, city staff and residents joined University of Minnesota academic leaders on Sept. 14 to launch the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), an initiative that will bring the expertise of hundreds of graduate students and the University to sustainability-related projects identified by Minnetonka. This is the pilot year for the project, and the city of Minnetonka applied and was selected. The partnership lasts for one year, but an on-going relationship will remain. “The Resilient Communities Project is an excellent opportunity to partner with the University of Minnesota in completing some of the many projects that city council and staff …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Students registered for 326 courses and earned 1,557 credits.
Hopkins students saved tens of thousands of dollars through the University of Minnesota’s College in the Schools program. Students registered for 326 courses in the 2010-11 school year, mostly in the foreign languages, Superintendent John Schultz announced at Tuesday’s School Board meeting. Together, they earned 1,557 credits. That cost the district $47,270 at the $145-per-course rate it pays. If students had to pay the usual tuition, the cost would have been a much-steeper $586,000. College in the Schools brings the rigor of the college classroom to local high schools. Students are held to the same academic standards as students on the university campus. In return, the students receive University of Minnesota credits recognized by other …