The Minnesota Daily

All content by Andy Mannix

Access to pedestrian level of Washington Avenue Bridge restricted

August 22, 2008

."It goes without saying that this will pose a challenge for pedestrians and bicycles using the bridge, particularly as we begin the 2008-09 school year," O'Brien said in the statement. The lower driving...

9-year-old boy beaten in Carlson

August 6, 2008

Michael Boudewyns was in a second-story skyway of the Carlson School of Management Friday around 1:30 p.m. when he heard screaming from the floor below. Boudewyns, a construction worker performing maintenance...

U student faces felony charge

July 9, 2008

Max Sanders' vote does matter. At least it does to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. Sanders, a 19-year-old University student, was charged with a felony for bribery, treating and solicitation Thursday...

U student and recent graduate sentenced to workhouse

July 2, 2008

A University student and a recent graduate were sentenced last Wednesday to two months in the Hennepin County Workhouse. They were convicted for providing alcohol to a minor who later fell from a parking...

Fewer filing against MPD

July 2, 2008

While incidents involving Minneapolis police using force climbed significantly from 2006 to 2007, the number of complaints made to the department decreased drastically, according to the 2007 Internal Affairs...

MPD to give status reports

June 25, 2008

Minneapolis police will present status reports of three public safety initiatives to the City Council's Public Safety and Regulatory Services Committee Wednesday, June 25 at 1 p.m . Viktoria Herson , Minneapolis...

Shots fired on campus, no one injured

June 18, 2008

Multiple shots were fired at a 19-year-old man Sunday morning near the corner of Delaware and Walnut streets southeast, following an argument at the Profile Event Center , University police said. The intended...

Minneapolis police internal affairs under assessment

June 18, 2008

There is no shortage of complaints about the Minneapolis Police Department's Internal Affairs Unit. This was clear to any of the more than 30 people who attended the public forum at the Minneapolis Urban...

Robbery reports down in University neighborhoods

June 11, 2008

The five neighborhoods surrounding the University's Minneapolis campus have, as a whole, experienced a nearly 28 percent decline in reported robberies this year since 2007, as of May 31. The area has also...

What have they done for the ‘U’ lately?

May 28, 2008

>THE CENTRAL CORRIDOR WAR The battle for the Central Corridor wages on between state lawmakers and University officials. Legislators approved $70 million in state funding earlier this month to help...

Officials look to improve safeguards against rape

May 28, 2008

Prior to April 27, University police had yet to receive a report of criminal sexual conduct on campus during 2008. In the weeks that followed, four students reported being raped, and one molested, University...

Auditor says no laws or policies were broken in vet school probe

April 30, 2008

In response to allegations of bribery and other business misconduct in the College of Veterinary Medicine development office last year, the University internal auditor reported no laws or University policies...

Multiple health plans required for select study-abroad programs

March 28, 2008

Due to conflicting policies between the University's learning abroad program and some co-sponsored programs, many students who study abroad end up paying for multiple international health insurance plans. The...

Plagiarism at the U

March 4, 2008

Two weeks after the end of the 2007 fall semester, senior art major Laura Lee received a troubling e-mail. It was from a professor of a literature class she thought she had finished, and it was accusing...

Woman jumps to her death from Washington Avenue Bridge

March 3, 2008

University police received a report at approximately 3:40 p.m. Saturday that a woman jumped off the Washington Avenue Bridge. University police Chief Greg Hestness said the incident "appears to be a fatality,"...

U student ignites YouTube fan competition for Wyclef Jean

January 29, 2008

Maybe Tay Zonday best summed up the unprecedented state of musicians' access to free mass publicity: "This Internet thing's wild." But Tay Zonday of "Chocolate Rain" fame isn't the only University student...

Being a donor was what “for better or worse was all about”

December 12, 2007

After two weeks at Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, Tina Wilson is going back home to Minooka, Ill. What she's taking with her is perhaps equally as important as what she and her husband,...

Student drinking spawns concern

December 6, 2007

One month after the death of a student at Minnesota State University in Mankato that is believed to be a result of alcohol abuse, community concern prompted Minnesota State University President Richard...

U holds second-annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day

December 4, 2007

Beyond the usual crowd of students trying to study for finals or catch a quick in-between-classes nap with the background racket of an amateur pianist, Coffman Union also served as a setting for the University's...

Facebook’s new advertisement system receives criticism

November 20, 2007

In the past few years, trends for online advertisements have been taking more innovative approaches to reaching their target audiences, and last week Facebook took what some have called the next step. On...

University alumna vies for crown of Miss Black USA

November 15, 2007

When Talitha Joy Kolbow graduated from the University last May, beauty pageants were the last thing on her mind. But just four months later, Kolbow was named Miss Black Minnesota 2008, and is now on her...

New student group presents Iranian art

November 12, 2007

In effort to break through stigma associated with present-day Iran, a new student group, Iran's House of Art, held an exhibit Saturday evening in Coffman Union titled "Harmony of Mystic Words." The exhibit...

Hollywood horror queen pays a visit

November 8, 2007

Bobbie Weiner might not be exactly what you'd expect. Better known as "Bloody Mary," Weiner, a Hollywood makeup artisan, has made a reputation for herself in the horror industry for her gory touch in movies...

Poker craze officially hits U with birth of new student group

November 6, 2007

In the past few years, escalating poker popularity has made names like Phil Hellmuth and Chris Moneymaker as common as baseball legends in some households. The game escaped the confines of mere casino...

Student club keeps knitting to keep others warm

November 2, 2007

At the end of the "Students Today Leaders Forever" community-service spring break trip earlier this year, Katheryn Hope was faced with a difficult question: What will you do next? Her answer was simple:...

How much do U students actually pay for the Megabus?

November 1, 2007

As gas prices in Minneapolis remain high, many students are seeking alternative transportation for traveling on a budget. So when a bus started advertising trips from Minneapolis to Chicago for as little...

Life outside class: Students snag NASA internships

October 30, 2007

In 1995, Tom Hanks gracefully floated across the big screen in theaters around the world in the film "Apollo 13." It was then that a seed was planted for 10-year-old Mark Stole. Twelve years later, Stole,...

Playboy auditions held atthe U

October 26, 2007

As "Brook" approached the doors to a Minneapolis hotel Tuesday afternoon, the realism of what was waiting inside finally struck her. A little bit nervous, but still retaining the excited confidence of...

Students camp out for homelessness awareness

October 22, 2007

While most students were pulling all-nighters last week to study for midterms - or at least celebrating the completion of them - Habitat for Humanity's "Shantytown" participants were staying up doing something...

Minister Bill Davis tells his story of addiction, prison time

October 19, 2007

Bill Davis took the scenic route to find God. It might seem unusual to hear an overtly religious person say something like: "You ain't never experienced nothing until you've taken acid with Charles Manson...

New paintball club plays in tournament

October 15, 2007

John Thomason admitted he was a little nervous Sunday morning, moments before the University Paintball Club's first tournament. "There's a lot of good teams here," he said looking out at the field. Thomason,...

Pillow fighting craze hits the Twin Cities

October 15, 2007

A storm of feathers filled the cool evening air Friday near the Walker Art Center as hundreds engaged in pillow-to-pillow combat. The pillow fight, which was not affiliated with the Walker Art Center,...

Group holds second GLBTA conference

October 8, 2007

Students from all over Minnesota made the journey to Metropolitan State University in St. Paul this weekend for the Minnesota Out! Campus Conference. MOCC, organized by the Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance,...

Transgender group prepares for year

October 5, 2007

The University's Transgender Commission held a social event Wednesday in the Nolte Center for Continuing Education to gear up for the new semester. Ross Neely, a graduate student and Transgender Commission...

Students getting tattooed on the rise

October 4, 2007

The back-to-school hustle of a new semester doesn't only apply on campus. As the dorms and housing around the University fill up, so does the waiting list at local tattoo parlors. Josh Cerny, manager of...

Downtown gives tailgaters the boot

October 1, 2007

A year ago at this time, the parking lot next to the Old Spaghetti Factory swarmed with maroon and gold tailgaters before every Gophers home game. This year, when fans arrived to tailgate before the second...

Assistant professor examines urban sprawl

September 28, 2007

Assistant professor of environmental engineering Julian Marshall recently discovered some interesting trends regarding urban growth. While examining census data, Marshall noticed that as people have moved...

Falun Gong practitioners march to raise awareness

September 24, 2007

Falun Gong practitioners and supporters from around the country marched through the East Bank Friday afternoon to raise community awareness of alleged organ harvesting by the Chinese government. Falun...

There’s a new apple on the block

September 21, 2007

Pretty soon, the iPhone won't be the only new "apple" on the market. This fall, University fruit breeders are looking to the public to name the newest member of the Minnesota apple family - breed MN 447. After...

Argentine Tango Club exposes students to dance

September 20, 2007

The Argentine Tango Club is adding some spice to Tuesday evenings by offering beginner and intermediate tango dancing lessons on the East Bank. Tango dancing lessons expose students to a foreign dance...

Student aims to create deaf club

September 14, 2007

Johnny Michael has traveled a difficult road while attending college as a deaf student. Now Michael, an art senior, is developing the University's only club centered specifically on deaf culture. The club's...

Trash piles up as students move in

September 11, 2007

Last week the curbsides of Dinkytown were once again lavished with the garbage bags and unwanted furniture that Labor Day student move-in left behind. With such a high volume of waste generated in a single...