Daily Digest: Former U geologist dies, TCF parking

Courtney Sinner

We have a bit of a slow news day here, kids, so since it’s Friday (insert Halleluiah here) we’ll keep it short and sweet:

* The Pioneer Press has a brief obituary on former U geology prof. Dr. Donald Yardley, who passed away on Thursday at the ripe old age of 91. Yardley was a WWII vet of the Royal Canadian Army, worked in the mining and geological field as an engineer throughout North America, got a doctorate in geology and started teaching in the Institute of Technology here in 1949. After a little extra searching, I found out that Yardley researched copper-nickel deposits in the Duluth/Lake Superior area in the early ’50s, and in 1971 proposed a "futuristic idea" about underground freeway tunnels.

*In other, less depressing (but still kind of depressing) news, there is still much debate over the whole TCF Stadium parking issue — WCCO reported on it yesterday, just as our very own Andrew Cummins did on Wednesday. Basically, there’s just not going to be enough parking just on the East Bank for all the seats in TCF, so the U is looking at partnering with Metro Transit to create shuttles from other area locations. CCO’s piece gets alot of opinion from basketball game goers commenting on why parking over here is already a problem, so it’s only going to get worse.

That’s all I’ve got for today. Enjoy the weekend!

Courtney Sinner

Campus Editor