The Minnesota Daily

All content by Alan Bjerga

Activism for the ’90s is more private, more diverse

May 14, 1997

Editor's note: This is the third of a three-day series examining the 25th anniversary of the "Eight Days in May" antiwar demonstrations and the legacy of activism at the University. There were signs...

A police officer, a protester and 1972’s lessons learned

May 13, 1997

Editor's note: This is the second of a three-day series on the 25th anniversary of the "Eight Days in May" antiwar demonstrations and the legacy of activism at the University. On a sunny morning last...

May 1972: antiwar protests become part of U history

May 12, 1997

Editor's note: This is the first of a three-day series on the 25th anniversary of the "Eight Days in May" antiwar demonstrations and the legacy of activism at the University. At about 1 p.m. on May 10,...

Grad students rally for a union

May 2, 1997

Graduate students and labor activists celebrated the "real" labor day Thursday with a rally on Northrop Mall supporting a University graduate student union. Speakers ranging from historian Peter Rachleff...

Grassroots Party high on ideas, growth

October 30, 1996

While Republican candidate Rudy Boschwitz and Democratic candidate Paul Wellstone campaign across the state to win Tuesday's U.S. Senate election, Minnesota Grassroots Party candidate Tim Davis works...

Help for depression available

October 14, 1996

The suicide rate among people ages 15-24 has tripled in the past 40 years, from 4.5 per 100,000 population in 1950 to 13.2 in 1990. Suicide is now the third-leading cause of death among adolescents. The...

Student’s life is remembered

October 14, 1996

At 9:15 a.m. on Friday, University senior Michael Griffin had an appointment for a depression screening at Boynton Health Service. His girlfriend, University sophomore Liberty Eggink, said seeking help...

Urban woes take root in rural towns

October 4, 1996

Editor's note: This is the conclusion of a four-part series on the University's commitents to outstate Minnesota. They talk about the environment. They talk about the proper use of manure and how to...

Agriculturalresearchers face changes

October 2, 1996

Editor's note: This is part two in a four-part series on University services to outstate Minnesota through extension services and experiment stations. STAPLES, Minn. -- Mel Wiens is demonstrating the...

Rural service tradition at risk

October 1, 1996

Editor's note: Although the bulk of the University's Twin Cities campus resources are devoted to Twin Cities student and community needs, one of the University's responsibilities as a land-grant institution...

Jazz great awes students

September 30, 1996

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock gave several demonstrations Friday of the importance of timing to a University student audience at the Ted Mann Concert Hall. Hancock, who many critics consider the most prominent...

Museum’s Betty Crocker exhibit a Mother’s Day hit

May 13, 1996

Betty Crocker was at the Weisman Art Museum on Sunday for Mother's Day. She was on the wall. She walked the halls. On the international holiday of motherly love, Betty couldn't be escaped. "It was planned,"...