The Minnesota Daily

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Waseca’s sentence:

June 18, 1999

Editor's note: In light of the Board of Regents' approval of establishing a branch campus in Rochester, the Daily takes a look at the 1992 closing of its Waseca campus, located just 45 minutes away from...

U to offer graduate minor

June 16, 1999

In an effort to keep up with the growing demand for alternative healing options, the University will begin offering a graduate-level minor in complementary medicine this fall. The University will expand...

Campus closing still plagued with political strife

June 16, 1999

Editor's note: In light of the Board of Regents' approval of establishing a branch campus in Rochester, the Daily takes a look at the 1992 closing of its Waseca campus, located just 45 minutes from Rochester....

Campus funding falls short

June 3, 1999

A lack of funding could put a kink in the University's plans to establish a branch campus in Rochester. At the close of the legislative session May 17, the University made off with only half of the $5.3...

Governor’s $160 million slice saves all but small piece of U pie

May 27, 1999

Although Gov. Ventura sliced $160 million from 40 legislative provisions with his line-item veto power, the University escaped relatively unscathed with only $450,000 in cuts. The governor cut $250,000...

Veto expected from Clinton on tax measure

May 26, 1999

A bill passed by a congressional committee extending tax breaks to aid students, parents and employers paying for education costs will probably not earn the president's signature. The measure, passed by...

Special police division

May 18, 1999

The man who is accused of assaulting a state senator with a pie in March went on trial Monday in Ramsey County Court. Bob Greenberg, 31, faces gross misdemeanor charges of disrupting the state Legislature...

To the wire: Legislature grants funding

May 18, 1999

House and Senate leaders in the state Legislature reached an agreement late Monday night outlining a plan which would provide $377 million over the next three years in funding for medical education, including...

Ventura passes bill to make date-rape drug ‘GHB’ illegal

May 17, 1999

Gov. Jesse Ventura signed a bill into law Thursday making it illegal to possess the so-called "date rape" drug GHB without a prescription. Gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, is known as a date-rape drug because...

Legislators dogged into reconsidering funding proposals

May 12, 1999

Gov. Jesse Ventura's pet bulldog might be responsible for breaking the Legislature's impasse in budget negotiations and potentially saving an endowment for the University's Academic Health Center. In a...

Gender equity plan for U athletics includes

May 11, 1999

Varsity female athletes could be rowing their boats down the Mississippi River as soon as the 2000-01 academic year under part of University President Mark Yudof's plan to ensure gender equity between...

Ventura refuses to officially recognize day of prayer

May 7, 1999

As Minnesotans gathered at the state Capitol to celebrate Thursday's National Day of Prayer, some political groups criticized the governor's refusal to formally recognize the event. The sun broke through...

Legislature forms new tax refund bill

May 6, 1999

Professors are more likely than students to benefit from two tax-cut bills before the state Legislature. A joint committee of senators and representatives began hashing out the differences between the...

Faculty pay raise

May 4, 1999

As state legislators begin negotiating the higher education budget bill in conference committee, some University employees question the procedure the school must go through to obtain cost-of-living pay...

Rowlett, Kao make headway, raise issues despite defeat

April 30, 1999

Tense hours of waiting were punctuated by alternating bursts of laughter and hushed silence as Brett Rowlett, Irene Kao and their campaign crew watched "The Simpsons" in Rowlett's living room. "I feel...

Former senator addresses foreign policy

April 27, 1999

American politicians need to give foreign conflicts a tough review before U.S. forces get involved, said former Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy on Monday. In his lecture, titled "Threats to American Democracy,"...

U funding

April 26, 1999

With only one more committee to pass through before final approval, the University's budget request is progressively losing steam. On Friday, the full Senate voted 62-2 in favor of its $2.61 billion higher...

U professor to retire next year, does not seek Senate re-election

April 26, 1999

The author of a bill to protect gays from discrimination in Minnesota -- and the first openly gay legislator in the nation -- announced Friday that he will not seek re-election next year. Sen. Allan Spear,...

Amendment to scratch Rochester campus fails

April 19, 1999

A proposal to establish a branch campus of the University in Rochester narrowly escaped the cutting room floor Friday as legislators' partisan interests intervened. House Minority Leader Rep. Thomas Pugh,...

Debated funding bill passes House

April 19, 1999

After efforts to nix funding for a branch campus in Rochester and plans to create a $35 million endowment for the University's Academic Health Center were shot down, the House of Representatives passed...

Task force to probe

April 15, 1999

One of Minnesota's top legislators called for University President Mark Yudof to appoint a community-led task force to examine academic standards in the intercollegiate athletics program on Tuesday. Assistant...

Memorial honors Holocaust victims

April 14, 1999

Lucy Smith hid in coal cellars and attics in the ghettos of Poland as she tried to escape the wrath of the Nazis' roundup and the extermination of Europe's Jews. She was nine years old. But she hid much...

Parallel programs to begin

April 9, 1999

Earning a degree from the University could get a little simpler with the changeover to semesters. Members of the Board of Regents' Faculty, Staff & Student Affairs committee discussed changes to the...

Pie-throwing protester charged with assault

April 7, 1999

A man who threw a pie in Senator Carol Flynn's face last week to protest the rerouting of Highway 55 could face up to a year in jail. Bob Greenberg, 32, of Minneapolis, was charged with disrupting the...

Students hit hardest by

April 2, 1999

Surcharges at automatic teller machines are rising across the state, even as merging banks post record profits, and students are among consumers hit the hardest. That was the conclusion of a study released...

Former professor of farm economics dies

April 1, 1999

University professor Paul Hasbargen was well-known to farmers throughout Minnesota for his seminars on managing farms and raising livestock. Hasbargen, who taught applied economics and helped farmers with...

U professor

March 31, 1999

George Tani, ophthalmologist and University clinical professor who spent time in a Japanese-American detention camp during World War II, died at his home March 22. He was 83. Although he retired from teaching...

Distinguished U professor dies from leukemia at 71

March 31, 1999

University professor Clark Starr died just four days after he was presented with a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to speech, language and hearing. Starr, who was the first chairman of...

World-renowned U dermatology authority dies

March 9, 1999

Milton Orkin, a Minneapolis dermatologist and clinical professor at the University, died Friday from a brain tumor. He was 69. A world-renowned authority on skin disorders such as scabies, Orkin was also...

University professor honored for laser study

March 3, 1999

The next time students pop a CD into their Discman or go through the check-out line at the supermarket, they can thank electrical engineering professor Marshall Nathan. Nathan helped develop the semiconductor...

Hiring on horizon;

February 26, 1999

Since history professor Hy Berman began teaching at the University in 1961, he has occasionally lectured to college students whose parents also took his classes. But Berman will give serious thought to...

By any measure,

February 25, 1999

A report released this week by the Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Minnesota sixth in compensation for full professors at state colleges and universities. But the ranking does not tell the whole story....

U fights to repeal public research legislation

February 19, 1999

The University Senate is spearheading a nationwide effort to repeal a law requiring researchers who get federal grant money to supply research data to anyone who wants it. Members of the University Senate...

University considers Rochester campus;

February 18, 1999

The University on Wednesday moved one step closer toward creating a branch campus in Rochester, Minn. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' Board of Trustees voted to approve a statement to establish...

Gopher mascot designer dies

February 11, 1999

Goldy Gopher was born a chipmunk. That's because when George Grooms originally drafted the design in the 1940s that would become the University's mascot, he lived in Iowa, where there were no gophers. But...

Committee

February 10, 1999

After a frustrating year for teachers and students, a state legislative committee agreed to scrap the state's $2 million graduation standard policy Tuesday. The House Education Committee voted 25 to 9...

Dairy producer issues

February 8, 1999

A local dairy company has recalled about 50 milk products over the weekend because of possible contamination with the listeria bacterium. The recalled products include several items from Land O' Lakes,...

Professor was pioneering force in psychiatric field

February 5, 1999

Burtrum C. Schiele, psychiatry professor emeritus, was known for using more than just psychoanalysis to help his patients. In a time when mental illness was just beginning to be recognized as a legitimate...

Number of women faculty

February 4, 1999

When students across the country go to class at the beginning of the year, chances are the courses won't be taught by women. Although more female instructors are teaching classes than 20 years ago, the...

Contaminated meats

February 1, 1999

Pregnant women, victims of the HIV virus and people who like hot dogs should all think twice before popping that wiener in the microwave. Twelve people across the nation have died and 79 people have reported...

White House

January 29, 1999

Although electrical engineering professor Guillermo Sapiro hopes his research in imaging might be used some day to diagnose breast cancer, he has no idea how the U.S. Navy is applying it because that information...

Numbers predict teacher shortage in Minnesota

January 28, 1999

As teachers in the baby boomer generation approach retirement age, Minnesota could face a shortage of elementary and secondary instructors. About 20,000 of the state's approximately 56,000 teachers will...

Outstanding profs honored with new distinguishing award

January 20, 1999

Seventy-five University faculty members were recognized for outstanding teaching Tuesday afternoon at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. These professors, representing all four University campuses,...

History professor moonlights in state Senate

January 15, 1999

University history professor Allan Spear has not written a book in more than 20 years. While that might land some professors in front of the tenure review committee, Spear has been applying his academic...

Committee evaluates plus-minus grading

January 14, 1999

Concerned professors and students can breathe a sigh of relief: The campus grade point averages for each of the University's four campuses has changed little since the University adopted its plus-minus...

Postal rate hike reflects increased service costs

January 11, 1999

For the first time in four years, the United States Postal Service is raising its rates for first-class mail. The new rate, effective Sunday, raised the price of a first-class stamp from 32 to 33 cents...

Additional digits

January 8, 1999

Making a local phone call in the Twin Cities will officially get a little tougher on Sunday. This weekend, the grace period for calls to phone numbers between the 612 area code and the new 651 area code...

Biological sciences vie for higher rankings

December 4, 1998

In its second year of accepting freshman applicants, the College of Biological Sciences nearly doubled its freshman class this year. In 1997, the college admitted its first freshman class of 117 students....

Haecker Hall completes three years of renovation

November 30, 1998

When University officials approached the Legislature three years ago for money to renovate Haecker Hall, the building had seen better days. Animal science professor Marshall Stern said when University...

Pyro takes out angst in kitchen

November 28, 1998

Charges brought against a University student for allegedly attempting to set a small fire on the kitchen floor at his parents' house Nov. 29 were dropped Friday in Scott County District Court. Ben Dover,...