The Minnesota Daily

All content by Andy Skemp

U graduate appointed environmental director

October 4, 1999

One of the top environmental-monitoring positions in Minnesota is changing hands, and the new appointee boasts a long record of in-state experience. On Oct. 11, Sherry Enzler will become director of the...

Dinkytown hosts flea market for local vendors

September 24, 1999

Dinkytown stores and independent vendors displayed their wares on sidewalks Thursday morning as passersby and shoppers meandered from table to table under the sun. In an attempt to add variety and bring...

Labor-rights activists canvas Coffman

September 23, 1999

White cotton fabric covered in blood, or what appeared to be blood, was draped on the front terrace of Coffman Union on Wednesday afternoon. But University graduate student Drew Hempel wasn't merely trying...

Gates’ scholarships to benefit local students

September 21, 1999

As criticisms surrounding affirmative action admission policies bounce around the halls of academia, a new scholarship program could help University minority students. Software tycoon Bill Gates has provided...

West Bank gets final look at local light-rail plans

September 17, 1999

As light-rail transit moves in on Minneapolis with increasing speed, it is meeting mixed reactions from the public -- especially in the Cedar-Riverside area. The preliminary design of the Hiawatha Corridor...

Researchers attempt to end farm odors

September 14, 1999

On a particularly warm spring day in St. Paul, the unsavory scent of animal manure wafts through the air. For those who could do without the smell of animal excrement, a statewide survey brings hope for...

New technology installed on Metro Transit buses

September 10, 1999

Today, 253 "thinking buses" were launched onto the streets of the Twin Cities. Two antennae on top of each bus act as links to a central computer that monitors the vehicle's location and punctuality. Inside...

Both sexes shown to be victims of sexual assault

August 2, 1999

When words like "rape" and "sexual harassment" are used in relation to University students, men are commonly assumed to be the aggressors and women the victims. However, a recent study done on the greek...

Conference at University focuses on Chinese spiritual practices

July 30, 1999

Those who attended the Falun Gong press conference Wednesday appeared tempted to restfully shut their eyes sometime during the second half-hour. This peaceful drowsiness was not a symptom of boredom, but...

U develops new chemical manufacturing technique

July 30, 1999

What do plastic, polyester and antifreeze all have in common? Winter car maintenance in the '70s is a possible answer, but a chemical engineer might feel that "ethylene" is a better reply. Today's issue...

Parking

July 23, 1999

If all goes as planned, the gleaming hulls of vans, Ford Ranger pickups and Taurus cars, all bearing the University logo, will only create a modest increase in Como Avenue's daily traffic load. The University...

Former Regents’

July 22, 1999

The University Department of Genetics and Cell Biology recently lost one of its major contributors. Ralph Comstock, Regents' professor emeritus of genetics at the University, died July 6 in Sun City, Ariz....

High school students study forensics

July 16, 1999

Wednesday was a bloody day at the University. About 30 students from metro and international high schools learned how forensic science uses mathematical equations to determine blood spatter at a crime...

Collegiate apparel sweatshops under fire

July 16, 1999

From Champion brand T-shirts made in Mexico to Jansport windbreakers made in Thailand, garments brandishing the University of Minnesota logo come in many shapes and from many different countries. But two...

Cultivation of hemp in Minnesota sought by Ventura with new bill

July 7, 1999

After appearing on the cover of High Times magazine's spring '99 issue, Gov. Jesse Ventura has finally put his signature where his mug is. On July 1, Ventura signed the House Omnibus State Government Finance...

U professor receives award in agriculture

June 30, 1999

Baked, basted or broiled, the massive quantity of flightless fowl that makes its way onto the counter tops of delicatessens, restaurants and kitchens in Minnesota owes much of its abundance to Ben Pomeroy. On...

U students join

June 25, 1999

On Thursday, University students made up about a quarter of the demonstrators from the United States Public Interest Research Group, which held a rally in front of the federal building in downtown Minneapolis. For...

Law professor named chair of communications committee

June 21, 1999

University faculty members chose one of the main architects of the new tenure code to head their major consultative committee. Law professor Fred Morrison was appointed chairman of the University Faculty...

New Regents’ Professors earn highest honor

June 16, 1999

The three professors recently selected as members of the University's elite Regents' Professors are hailed as the best professors the school has to offer, boasting highly accomplished careers in areas...

Mentoring project aids Hmong students

June 4, 1999

Though the success of the Lighthouse Project will not be measurable for a few years, the mentorship program run by the Asian/Pacific American Learning Resource Center is on its way to proving itself a...

Dental school will help fill void in rural areas

May 28, 1999

Although a trip to the dentist may not be a highly anticipated event for many, it's a form of health care that's proving harder to come by in rural Minnesota -- a problem that the University, in a combined...

Parade peaks Cinco de Mayo celebration of Lation Cultures

May 10, 1999

Smiles appeared on faces of many different shades Saturday as feet tapped to the beat of Latino music and heads turned to see who was next in the parade line, be it salsa dancers, a politician or Boy...

‘Kick Butts Day’ seeks to offset rise in smoking

April 14, 1999

Smokers looking for an inspiration to quit need look no further than the thousands of young students making strides in the campaign as part of "Kick Butts Day." This is the fourth year that elementary...

New dean brings

April 5, 1999

It might seem fitting that the new head administrative and academic officer of University Extension Service is a person who, among other things, has been involved in rural veterinary medical practice for...