The Minnesota Daily

All content by Abdel Shakur

University considers Asian-American studies minor

August 26, 2002

n an effort to increase knowledge about Asian-American culture in the Midwest, the University is considering adding an Asian-American studies minor to its programs beginning this spring. The new minor,...

Commissioner hears nonprofits’ budget concerns

December 7, 2001

State Finance Commissioner Pam Wheelock met with nonprofit organizations at the State Capitol on Wednesday to address their fears of losing funding. But many nonprofit representatives remained concerned...

Students protest benefit fund’s tobacco investment

November 15, 2001

A University retirement plan that invests in Philip Morris Companies, Inc. came under fire Tuesday as the corporate watchdog group Infact organized a call-in protest on campus to object to the investment. Under...

Somali community speaks out against West Bank raid

November 9, 2001

Approximately 100 Cedar-Riverside residents rallied last night in front of North Country Co-op to protest Wednesday morning's raid of neighborhood businesses by federal law enforcement agents. Agents seized...

Triple Rock special entree lets cooks decide what patrons eat

November 2, 2001

Complain loud enough about the way your food is prepared in a restaurant and most places will indulge your expectations. But don't try that mess when ordering the "Cook's Revenge" at the Triple Rock Social...

Local malls feature increased security for holiday festivities

October 31, 2001

Getting ready for Halloween used to entail carving pumpkins, watching "Friday the 13th" and loading up on candy. This year, Minnesota businesses and residents are adding another measure: extreme vigilance...

KFAI continues tradition of cultural diversity

October 29, 2001

There's a saying at radio station KFAI-FM in Minneapolis: "Don't like what we're playing? Just wait an hour." With 20 program categories including news, music and community affairs, KFAI - 90.3 on the...

Twin Cities journalists discuss coverage of terrorism, Sept. 11

October 23, 2001

As Americans edge back to normalcy in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, journalists have taken on a significant burden to give both an accurate and fair account of the news. Representatives from the Twin...

Patrons return as Hard Times Cafe reopens for business

October 19, 2001

Sipping a cup of coffee, longtime Minneapolis resident Joseph Finkel said he was glad the Hard Times cafe has been reopened. "I call it my bar," he said. "It's a place where everybody who wants to feel...

Twin City Somalis, Muslims denounce Star Tribune story

October 17, 2001

The Muslim Council of Minnesota publicly denounced a recent Star Tribune article reporting members of the Twin Cities Somali community might have contributed to Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya - an Islamic group...

Delegates discuss local effects after U.N. racism conference

October 16, 2001

A delegation from the Humphrey Institute for Human Relations held a forum to discuss its participation in last month's United Nations conference on racism. From Aug. 31 to Sept. 9, delegates from around...

Hard Times attorneys report to city property rights committee

October 11, 2001

At a meeting of the Minneapolis Property Rights Action Committee on Wednesday night, supporters of the Hard Times Cafe discussed the controversial business' yearlong court battle with the city. The committee,...

West Bank residents gather to show unity against terrorism

October 8, 2001

Gathering in the Brian Coyle Community Center, residents of the Cedar-Riverside Community made a stand for unity on Saturday night. More than 100 people made it out for United We Stand, an evening that...

PEACE aids African immigrants new to Minnesota

October 4, 2001

Dabala Rikitu described himself as "lost" when he came to Minnesota in 1979 from Ethiopia. "I needed someone to talk to. I was scared. I had no one to talk to and I had very little information to build...

Senator proposes student visa halt

October 2, 2001

In reaction to security concerns following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) announced a proposal she said will restore integrity to the foreign student visa process. The...