The Minnesota Daily

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Gopher motel to get new image; rodent icon’s

April 16, 1999

With all 44 rooms under construction, a new front lobby and name, the owners of the former Gopher Campus Motor Lodge remain undecided on the fate of the nine-foot gopher in the front yard. "It may be possible...

A town uprooted: one year later

April 14, 1999

ST. PETER, Minn. -- The trees guiding Highway 169 into downtown St. Peter tell the story of the last year. Patches of the leafless trees have recovered, standing straight as the day before the big storm....

Indiana University

February 22, 1999

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Gothic stone walls, vaulted wood-lined ceilings, glowing stained-glass windows and graceful banquet rooms of the Indiana Memorial Union seem more suited for a king and queen than...

Newman closing

December 4, 1998

and Sean Madigan While the recent closing of the Newman Center stirred the emotions of many campus parishioners, other centers around the state and the Big Ten report continued success. The Newman Center,...

Study abroad

December 1, 1998

By sending their tuition checks to the Global Campus, University students assume they have bought a dream quarter studying abroad. For the more than 100 University students annually traveling to Cuernavaca,...

disgrunlted

November 28, 1998

An ugly incident in Ford Hall on Monday left one University student in jail, one teaching assistant in the hospital and one meter stick missing. Dominic Arnold, a third-year physical therapy student, was...

Drivers abusing handicap

November 12, 1998

Slowly weaving his way in and out of campus back roads, University Police Officer David St. Cyr is becoming quite familiar with the parking habits of University students and staff. He can even describe...

Ventura gets boost from College Reform Party at U

October 25, 1998

Donning a baseball cap and tennis shoes outside of Coffman Union on Wednesday, Reform Party gubernatorial candidate Jesse Ventura did not match the wardrobes of his usually slick-dressed competition. Ventura's...

Budget

October 22, 1998

The U.S. Senate approved a $520 billion spending package Wednesday, which President Clinton swiftly signed, raising the maximum Pell Grant by $125 per year and boosting the annual budget for medical research...

U hits record donation total

October 13, 1998

The University hit a record mark in donations for the 1997-98 fiscal year, raking in $134 million from charitable gifts. The University Foundation, which oversees all the University's fund raising, released...

Suspects sought in student’s death

September 21, 1998

Minneapolis Police homicide detectives continue the pursuit of two suspects in connection with the death of a University student who was fatally injured Aug. 23 at Grandma's Saloon and Deli at 1810 Washington...

Student band plans on making it big

June 8, 1998

Three University students got the band back together Saturday night, tossing aside the bitterness of last month's breakup. The band Gnat will begin practicing again Wednesday evening after bassist, Jonathon...

New professors expand Asian-American study

June 5, 1998

More Asian-American-focused classes will speckle University course guides beginning next fall due to the hiring of four professors in the College of Liberal Arts. The move beefed up CLA's Asian-American...

Church offers faith and Frisbees on Mall

June 2, 1998

Flying white discs and words of love and peace shared the Northrop Mall air Monday as students took in a game of Frisbee and some spiritual advice. In the second annual Preach-off and Frisbee Toss, the...

School admissions rise

May 27, 1998

During peak recruitment season, Roxanne Rockvam spends few days in her quaint Williamson Hall office. Instead, Rockvam, a recruiter in the Office of Admissions, fills her work days with highway travel...

Bomb threat forces Coffman to close early

May 14, 1998

and Scott M. Larson Arab Student Association members moved their peace signs outside Wednesday after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of Coffman Union. At 9:36 a.m. Wednesday, the Minneapolis Bomb...

Institute pushes multiculturalism with internships

May 12, 1998

While many internships involve brewing coffee and making copies, two University-sponsored internship programs ask students to investigate their personal views of diversity. The Diversity Institute for...

Land mine protest

May 8, 1998

An anti-land mine demonstration Thursday morning outside of Alliant Techsystems ended in the voluntary arrests of 57 protesters, three of whom are University students. The protest, part of an ongoing...

Drum editor tells of apartheid struggle

May 6, 1998

Literally or figuratively, Sylvester Stein runs well. A key figure of South Africa's liberation movement in the 1950s, Stein often had to run from authorities as editor in chief of the anti-apartheid...

Students celebrate Israel’s birthday

May 1, 1998

Singing, dancing and big blue slices of cake marked an all-out birthday party Thursday on the steps of Northrop Auditorium. The only thing missing was a birthday boy. The party, sponsored by the Hillel...

Art show illuminates Native American roots

April 30, 1998

On the wall hangs a huge blown-up photograph -- a worn portrayal of a Native American family with three kids surrounding their emotionless father. One simple message is scribbled over the picture in oil...

Forum looks at highs and lows of drug policy

April 28, 1998

Discussion surrounding national drug policies struck at the vein of debaters at a public forum Monday. The forum, held at the University Law School, was sponsored by the Open Debate Project and focused...

Event remembers gay Holocaust victims

April 24, 1998

The Queer Student Cultural Center passed out black stickers with a pink triangle Wednesday to remember forgotten victims of the Nazi concentration camps. The effort, a collaboration between Spring Pride...

Jewish

April 23, 1998

With the setting of the Wednesday sun came Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. And as the darkness brought the day of remembrance, it also carried with it an event that University organizations have...

Greeks to gain Latino chapter

April 22, 1998

The University might be adding a new combination of three greek letters to its list of fraternities. In a quest to become the first Latino fraternity on campus, the University organization Hermanos Unidos,...

A conference pla…

April 17, 1998

A conference planned to discuss the 100 years following the Spanish-American War will be held this weekend at the University, despite the absence of two keynote Cuban speakers. Because of U.S. diplomatic...

Photographer chronicles

April 16, 1998

On the walls that line the second floor of Morrill Hall hang about 20 photographs of what is being called the last great resistance movement in the world. The photographs are part of an exhibit named...

Enterprising students make a change

April 13, 1998

Alexandra Zuber and Sara Smith are roommates. They share a friendship, a small room in Middlebrook Hall and a community service organization. The organization, Students building Awareness through Volunteer...

Tornado aftershock reverberates north to University students

April 8, 1998

ST.PETER, Minn. -- The TV vans have left St. Peter. The 6 o'clock news is back to the same old footage and the viewers are no longer forced to see the horrific live shots of tornado damage in what was...

Former dean served 3 presidents,

April 1, 1998

Former Institute of Technology dean and mastermind of covered skyways Athelstan Spilhaus died Monday at age 86. Spilhaus served as IT dean at the University for 18 years, spanning the 1950s and 1960s....

House holding funds hostage over 4-H rule

March 13, 1998

University-sponsored 4-H clubs will legally be allowed to discriminate against homosexuals if state legislators have their way. The House is withholding nearly $40 million in state funds from the University...

Gopher fan’s fall into river judged accidental

March 12, 1998

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the body of a man found Tuesday in a channel of the Chicago River as Blaine resident Trevor Hoheisel. Through surveillance camera footage and the night's...

egal service reflects on 20 years of cases

March 9, 1998

Two roommates were arguing on the fate of a blown-out television set dropped from the Washington Avenue Bridge. One said it would explode like a small bomb. The other said it would topple and crunch like...

Law council competes in national mock trial

February 27, 1998

For the past couple of months, University students have been working diligently on a celebrity murder trial. But the case will never see state or federal courts. The University's Pre-Law Mock Trial Council...

Colleges contest magazine’s ranking method

February 24, 1998

A collegiate crusade against the annual U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings has been launched nationwide with the support of University administration. National frustration surrounding...

New Internet site spotlights campus activities

February 19, 1998

University students now have access to everything from carpool bulletin boards to drink specials at their fingertips through a new Internet site. The national site, at www.collegestudent.com, provides...

Renewed fraternity restarts chapter at U

February 17, 1998

After a three and a half year hiatus, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity rejoined the University community Monday night. Beginning with the initiation of its first 24 members since 1994, the fraternity continued...

New dean of grad school has ties withYudof

February 13, 1998

For someone who spent her childhood in the cornfields of Indiana, Minnesota is a Midwest homecoming for Christine Maziar. Maziar, the newly appointed dean of the graduate school and vice president of...

Federal agents hold arrestingforum for U law students

February 12, 1998

Officials from the FBI, CIA and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raided the University on Wednesday. But no guns were raised and no apprehensions were made. The federal agents visited campus...

Mandatory drug sentences debated

February 6, 1998

In March 1991 Jeff Stewart was sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole after being convicted of growing 37 marijuana plants. Because of mandatory minimum-sentencing laws, his sentence...

Ceremony christens new Internet security link

February 4, 1998

Leaders of electronics businesses from around the world met Tuesday in a ceremony to christen the University as the sole North American link of a new global trade network. In conjunction with the launching...

Decision delayed on ATM fees bill

January 29, 1998

After sitting through two hours of testimony Wednesday, the state committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance was forced to delay its decision on a bill regarding automated teller machine fees until...

Former interns try to dodge spotlight

January 28, 1998

Amid the media frenzy surrounding an alleged affair between a White House intern and President Clinton, past interns remain tight-lipped about their Washington experiences. Rebecca Mathern, a fourth-year...

MSA invites Clinton to honor Humphrey speech

January 27, 1998

With plans of a summer celebration honoring Hubert H. Humphrey II in the works, the Minnesota Student Association did its part this week to further enhance the festivities by sending an official invitation...

Council honors outgoing grad school dean

January 22, 1998

Honoring the work of Graduate School Dean Mark Brenner was at the top of the Council of Graduate Students' agenda Wednesday during its first meeting of the quarter. The biquarterly assembly, which took...

Madia revokes fees committee veto

January 21, 1998

The Minnesota Student Association buried weeks of turmoil Tuesday by finalizing an alternates list for the 1998 Student Services Fees Committee. By revoking last week's veto of the alternate list, MSA...

Law convention sets future goals for U

January 16, 1998

Greater respect for diversity and a global perspective will define the 21st century lawyer, according to guidelines set in a recent conference. Law professors and deans from universities across the country...

Stressed-out grad students can get help at workshop

January 15, 1998

Handling the emotional moguls of what can seem like endless weeks and years of graduate school is becoming easier for students thanks to a series of workshops being run by University Counseling and Consulting...

Legislators to scrutinize ATMsurcharge fees

January 15, 1998

Riding the heels of consumer outcry and published reports, state legislators announced plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that could dramatically alter automated teller machine surcharge fees. The group...

MPIRG survey shows student interest in land

January 9, 1998

College and university students around Minnesota said they are more concerned about urban development than ever before, a current survey showed. The survey, titled "Land Use and Urban Development in Minnesota,"...