The Minnesota Daily

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Officials deem city, U ready for Y2K

December 15, 1999

The year 2000 might bring problems for some, but University and Minneapolis officials say they have solved all major Y2K problems. But just in case, University policy-makers and rapid-response teams will...

New science musuem melds old, new exhibits

December 9, 1999

When the Science Museum of Minnesota reopens in its new building, it will combine the nostalgia of its old exhibits with the excitement of its new additions. The new facility, located on the Mississippi...

New University center will study Internet issues

December 6, 1999

The Internet has quickly become an easy, accessible communication link for Americans, but along with its benefits have come issues that a University professor says must be explored. So Laura Gurak, an...

University syphilis statistics reflect decline nationwide

November 18, 1999

The incidence of syphilis is at an all-time low with fewer than 7,000 syphilis cases nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced recently. The organization's next step, and the...

Students get glimpse of Mercury

November 16, 1999

Astronomers around the Northern Hemisphere prepared their telescopes Monday to follow a half-millimeter-sized dot gliding across the northern edge of the sun. At 3:19 p.m. Monday, University astronomers...

Protein in worms may be related to biological clock

November 15, 1999

Humans' biological clocks and a protein found in a roundworm could be related, according to a new University study. Ann Rougvie, an assistant professor of genetics and cell biology, along with two University...

New morning-after pill available at Boynton

November 4, 1999

At noon Monday, Pam Smith answered her sixth call of the day about a new drug offered by Boynton Health Service's women's clinic. The clinic has offered Plan B, a new version of the morning-after pill...

Weight loss is not the big health issue

November 3, 1999

The American standard of beauty has shifted to a thin-obsessed ideal inconsistent with healthy lifestyles, said a University of Virginia professor Tuesday at the St. Paul campus. Glenn Gaesser, an exercise...

Meningitis plagues college students across the nation

October 27, 1999

When Mariam Pourshoushtari contracted meningitis in June, it changed her life forever. The 20-year-old journalism junior who was a varsity gymnast is planning to return to University classes next semester,...

Students start petition for route extension

October 21, 1999

Two students are circulating a petition this week to add three bus stops to the Campus Connector route. Maureen Hilson and Katie Sisum, both College of Liberal Arts sophomores, started the petition about...

Illness from food-related bacteria on rise in U.S.

October 18, 1999

More than 33 million Americans a year contract a food-borne illness, the Food and Drug Administration estimates. This number has risen significantly because of an increase in imported foods and unsafe...

Senate passes financial aid bill

October 14, 1999

The U.S. Senate passed a bill late last week that could increase student financial-aid programs by more than $2 billion next year. Although the bill must still pass through the U.S. House of Representatives...

Sesquicentennial plans underway for U celebration

October 11, 1999

When the University's 150th anniversary rolls around next year, officials don't want to be caught behind the times. To prepare, Susan Eastman, sesquicentennial event coordinator, began a series of meetings...

Fiber art blurs lines of reality

October 11, 1999

A new Goldstein Gallery exhibition, "Fiber Into Fantasy," uses exotic, myth-inspired gowns to lead its audience from reality into illusion. The free exhibit, located on the third floor of McNeal Hall on...

U students to host high school basketball tourney

June 4, 1999

For almost a year, a small group of University students has been preparing for today. This afternoon, high school students and community members will play together in a basketball tournament. But it is...

Arab student group doles a dish of culture

May 28, 1999

The aromatic smell of grilled food and the sound of Arabic music filled the air on Northrop Auditorium's plaza Thursday afternoon as students and faculty members lined up to get a taste of Arabic culture. The...

Students boogie at charity marathon

May 20, 1999

Booming music, disco lights and people gettin' down filled Coffman Union's Great Hall on Wednesday evening as students dancing in Spring Jam's Disco Bell-Bottom Marathon helped raise money for children...

Five distinguished profs awarded coveted grants

May 14, 1999

In a small ceremony at Thursday's Board of Regents' meeting, the third annual Distinguished McKnight Professor awards were presented to five University professors. Ann Fallon, Hung-wen Liu, David Pui,...

Students’ behavior belies skin cancer risk

April 21, 1999

Summer is just around the corner -- it's time to hit the beach. But beware, students will need more than a suit and a towel this year. The American Cancer Society states that more than 1 million new skin...

Students flock to Boynton for massage therapy

February 16, 1999

With midterms drawing to a close and exam week around the corner, stressed-out students should be aware appointments at Boynton Health Service's massage clinic are filling up rapidly. Guy Odishaw, Boynton's...

Plants require extra care for winter months

November 16, 1998

A little water and extra care may be all plants need to survive Minnesota's long and severe winter. Indoor plants are indirectly affected by the falling temperatures, said Deb Brown, a horticulturist with...

Students and alumni attend medieval ball

October 26, 1998

When the clock struck 8 p.m. on Saturday, University students and alumni stepped into King Arthur's castle for a night in Camelot. The 1998 Homecoming Ball tied into Homecoming's "Let's Get Medieval"...

Residence

October 22, 1998

School spirit ran wild at this year's Homecoming 1998 Residence Hall Day. Residence Hall Day, which is held annually at the Superblock, kicked off Wednesday with an outdoor lunch. Following lunch were...