The Minnesota Daily

All content by Alyssa Kroeten

Professors examinelink between media content and obesity

December 7, 2007

Over-indulging in junk food and becoming too comfortable on the couch might not be the only reasons for an expanding waistline. A group of University professors are working to determine if media and psychological...

Int’l student enrollment 22nd in nation

November 19, 2007

As the University works to increase its standing as a research institution, attracting international students is a key component, University officials say. The University ranks 22nd in the country for...

Little mouse causes big power outage at various athletic buildings

November 15, 2007

A mouse tripped a power switch, shutting off power in the Gibson-Nagurski football practice facility and Bierman Building Wednesday morning, Brad Hoff, chief administration officer for facilities management,...

Panel discusess potential dangers of cosmetics

November 7, 2007

In an age when stores' shelves are stuffed with cosmetics and magazine covers are laden with beauty how-to's, issues are being raised about toxins found in one of the most common beauty products: lipstick. According...

Some college students cope with ‘helicopter parents’

October 26, 2007

While some University students think they left the watchful eyes of their parents upon entering college, their voicemail and e-mail inbox tell them otherwise. The phrase "helicopter parent" has flown into...

UDS food safety a group effort

October 18, 2007

As the nation's consumers are digging out their recalled pot pies and ground beef to throw them into the trash, University Dining Services is looking to prevent students from being afflicted by food-borne...

UMPD escort service use decreases

October 10, 2007

University students walked in step with security after the latest crime alerts hit the wire. The University police department's free campus escort service received 58 calls requesting walking escorts the...

Smoking ban takes effect

October 2, 2007

One thing is conspicuously absent from the dimly lit bars and restaurants of Minnesota: smoke. The Minnesota Freedom to Breathe Act became effective yesterday, prohibiting smoking in almost all indoor...

The search for new CLA dean is on

September 27, 2007

The search for a new College of Liberal Arts dean is under way. Last week, Provost E. Thomas Sullivan announced members of the CLA Dean Search Committee. The 12-member committee is tasked with finding...

Obama backs striking workers

September 18, 2007

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama sent a letter to University President Bob Bruininks informing him of the cancelation of a campaign event in support of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal...

Magnet lab set for likely move

September 11, 2007

Researchers at the University's Center for Interdisciplinary Applications in Magnetic Resonance are shutting down the Tandem Accelerator Laboratory due to the collapse and reconstruction of the Interstate...

Ellison talks labor, politics

September 5, 2007

On a warm Labor Day, a mixture of middle-aged workers, parents and politically active senior citizens gathered to picnic with Congressman Keith Ellison, who says advocacy for the working class and labor...