Correction: University-College Merger story

9/6/2013 10:15 AM
By Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story Sept. 5 about a potential merger of colleges at the University of Minnesota, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the retiring dean of the College of Biological Sciences. He is Robert Elde, not Eide.

A corrected version of the story is below:

U of M may meld agriculture, biology colleges

University of Minnesota to explore merging agricultural and biological sciences colleges

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of Minnesota may create a new college combining agriculture, life sciences and the environment,

It would combine the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences with the College of Biological Sciences.

A university statement says the possibility has been discussed for a while. But the announcement was prompted by Wednesday's announcement of Robert Elde's retirement as dean of biological sciences, and Allen Levine's earlier decision to step down as dean of the agricultural school.

Provost Karen Hanson has put searches for new deans on hold, and will appoint a task force to study the proposed consolidation.

She says students won't see any disruptions in their current schedules, majors or services in either college.


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