The Minnesota Daily

All content by Amy Hackbarth

Financial aid office move to Internet saves money, time

November 12, 2001

The University Office of Student Finance replaced paperwork and line waiting with the click of a mouse this fall when the office moved its financial aid process to the Web. Students who receive financial...

Love’s fat chance

November 9, 2001

Shallow Hal Directed by Bobby & Peter Farrelly (Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli) PG13 Shallow Hal is the greatest service to overweight people this year. Or perhaps, it's...

U meditation group aims to alleviate Sept. 11 anxiety

November 7, 2001

The Minnesota Daily sent a reporter to participate in stress relief meditation.This is a first-person account. When I received an invitation to attend a Sept. 11 stress relief meditation last Saturday,...

Muslim groups host educational forum

November 5, 2001

Sumbal Mahmud was sitting in a University Law School lounge when she heard about the Sept. 11 attacks. As a Muslim, she feared she would be ostracized because of her beliefs. "There was so much uncertainty,"...

Music file-sharing continues despite U efforts

November 1, 2001

Before going to concerts, Andy likes to do his homework on the opening bands that will be playing. Using his ethernet connection at Pioneer Hall, Andy - who wanted only his first name to be used to avoid...

U considers mandating midterm reports

October 26, 2001

Next fall, University students who worry during the semester about their grade point averages won't have to wait until finals to know their course grades. The University might implement a midterm evaluation...

First Avenue hip-hop concert promotes MN YouthVote cause

October 24, 2001

Elianne Farhat went to First Avenue Tuesday night to hear the hip-hop group Eyedea & Abilities. But by the end of the night, the 17-year-old walked away with a new appreciation for voting. The band,...

Diverse festivals celebrate diverse film

October 19, 2001

Driving from his St. Louis Park home to classes at the University every day last year, Charlie Gerszewski watched the photographs depicting life on Lake Street that he saw lining area storefronts. "I think...

Son of executed political activist speaks to University students

October 18, 2001

Ken Wiwa Jr. sometimes feels like he and his deceased father are melded into one person. "There are no points between where you end and your parents begin," Wiwa said. "My father lives in me." As the son...

After a decade, U marching band to release album Friday

October 15, 2001

  Jason Sprenger said he is proud to be in the University marching band and wants other people to know it. ?We want people to see the enthusiasm we have for what we do,? said Sprenger, a rank lieutenant...

U Law School hosts weekend civil rights injustice conference

October 15, 2001

Michelle Gross became an activist because her legs were cold. As a child growing up on the eastern coast of Florida, Gross' school dress code forced her to wear skirts. "I lived by the beach, and every...

Free speech under seige in favor of patriotic outpouring

October 11, 2001

The Anti-War Committee moved a few tables, desks and a refrigerator into its new office space in El Milagro Lutheran Church on Sept. 10. But three days after the East Coast attacks, officials from the...

Tightened security to remain the same at U, public facilities

October 8, 2001

The bombing of Afghanistan will not directly affect security measures at the University or at local stadiums and airports, officials said Sunday. Many organizations said they increased security after the...

National Guard to support security at state’s airports

October 3, 2001

Armed and robed in camouflage fatigues, National Guard members will patrol the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting Friday morning. Metropolitan Airports Commission and National Guard officials...

Terror attacks prompt proposals for tighter immigration laws

October 1, 2001

Immigration lawyer Laura Danielson's clients have been living in fear the past two weeks after witnessing discrimination and hearing tales of foreigners being beaten and murdered. "I have a lot of clients...

U Film Society optimistic arts can aid with coping

September 28, 2001

To combat Arab-American discrimination around campus, the University Film Society will show a film celebrating the relationships of Islamic, Christian and Jewish families. A Summer in la Goulette, a 1996...

Film industry delays releases, adjusts content after attacks

September 26, 2001

Spartacus and Mariah Carey replaced angry reptiles and exploding planes this week as the film industry adjusted its content for appropriateness following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. From Har Mar to...

New state plan allows families to save for college tax-free

September 25, 2001

Minnesotans soon can establish college savings accounts for their family members without paying taxes on them. The new state plan will allow these accounts to build tax-free, starting January 2002. "The...

Med School dean resigns; U launches replacement search

September 24, 2001

University Medical School Dean Alfred Michael announced Thursday he will step down from his position in June 2002. A national search to refill the position began immediately. Michael said he thinks the...

Attacks might have increased voter turnout, officials say

September 13, 2001

Voters in Minneapolis and St. Paul showed up at the polls for primary elections in greater numbers than in previous years, despite serious concerns that Tuesday's terrorist attacks would keep turnouts...