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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Alex Amend

Students begin organizing for 2008 presidential elections

Published May 1, 2007

Though the presidential election is more than a year and a half away, and primaries aren't until next spring, many students have already begun organizing and rallying. Groups supporting and opposing candidates...

Students gain legislative experience

Published April 13, 2007

For most students, an internship is essential in laying a foundation for a career. And for those who vote, follow politics or are just interested, interning at the Legislature might be a perfect fit. Political...

Daily announces next year’s leadership

Published April 4, 2007

The Minnesota Daily Board of Directors has selected new newspaper leadership for the coming year. The three new members of the office of the publisher for the 2007-2008 school year were named in late March. Journalism...

Students meet, greet and eat at Capitol

Published March 29, 2007

The annual University Lobby Day at the state Capitol provided a forum for praise and criticism amidst the dreary weather Wednesday. Students, faculty members, staff and alumni from all five campuses -...

University Liberians warn of community dissolution

Published March 28, 2007

Liberian students at the University have considerable concern with friends and family facing the possibility of returning to Liberia. Last September, the Department of Homeland Security determined that...

The boundaries of academic freedom

Published March 21, 2007

Former University of Wisconsin lecturer Kevin Barrett's new book, "Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie," is due out this month. The work, a culmination of Barrett's now infamous class...

Regents debate continues

Published February 28, 2007

A 20-member joint House and Senate committee voted Tuesday evening on the governor's picks to fill four open seats on the University Board of Regents. In a meeting that went an hour overtime, and sent...

Ellison speaks at law student event

Published February 23, 2007

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison returned to his alma mater Thursday evening to speak to a packed audience in the Walter F. Mondale School of Law building. Ellison, a 1990 graduate of the law school, discussed...

Lawmakers working to fund University biotech efforts

Published February 20, 2007

University supporters in the Legislature are fighting for biotech funding to help Minnesota compete with other states. Two University biotechnology ventures, the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology...

Bell Museum’s relocation endangers historic school

Published February 6, 2007

In 1873, one year after the Bell Museum was established by state legislative mandate, Heman Gibbs donated a piece of farmland for a one-room schoolhouse at what is currently the southwest corner of Cleveland...

State weighs bill for ticket scalping

Published January 25, 2007

A bill to repeal the current law prohibiting ticket scalping is heading through the state Legislature. The current code makes reselling a ticket for more than the face value a misdemeanor punishable by...

U, Mayo Clinic sue IRS to recover taxes

Published January 16, 2007

The University is again in litigation with the Internal Revenue Service over University medical residents' Social Security taxes. Both the University and the Mayo Clinic have filed suits seeking restitution...