The Minnesota Daily

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The First Amendment: Defining the Foundations of Freedom

March 21, 2007

Sometimes as students, young people or members of a University community, we can feel certain basic freedoms don't apply to us. But as we so often become encased in our own day-to-day existence, it can...

No snow day for the newspaper

March 6, 2007

I was sitting in my British literature lecture last Thursday when I noticed there were three missed calls on my cell phone, all from the same person. When you're the editor of a college newspaper, that's...

It’s your Daily

February 22, 2007

One of the most important parts of the Daily does not lie within our stories, our photos, our graphics or Dr. Date. It doesn't come from our employees, our managers or our Board of Directors. It comes...

An evolving language

November 13, 2006

One of the hardest decisions newspaper managers have to make deals with the ever-changing issue of language. The Daily staff has been thinking for some time about what to do with the term "illegal immigrant." After...

A look inside the newsroom

October 30, 2006

If you're wondering about the way the Daily is organized, the way we do things, or how we decide what to write about, allow me to show you. Let's take a step into our newsroom. Newsroom Our newsroom is...

The Daily has not been destroyed

September 5, 2006

In case you're wondering what that giant blob of dirt, rubble and confusion where the Daily used to be is, fear not. We are conveniently located 100 feet away in a newer building. Going forward with a...

Bruininks presents recommendations to regents

May 13, 2005

University President Bob Bruininks presented his recommendations for the future of the University at Friday's Board of Regents meeting. He proposed eliminating the College of Human Ecology, the College...

Hundreds rally at U for GC

May 6, 2005

ACorrection: The Daily incorrectly identified a speaker at the General College rally. Barbara Hodne was identified in the article as Heather Dorsey. Both are General College teaching specialists. In the...

Plan suggests merging depts, reviewing CLA

May 3, 2005

CThis article is the second in a three-part series outlining various structural changes to the University a task force recommended to University President Bob Bruininks in March. Bruininks will propose...

Colleges integrate fields

May 2, 2005

RThis article is a first in a three-part series outlining various structural changes to the University a task force recommended to University President Bob Bruininks in March. Bruininks will propose some...

U to pay $18,000 pollution fine

April 29, 2005

The University will pay $18,000 to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for a civil penalty regarding hazardous-waste violations on campus. Some of the violations include failure to evaluate waste, improper...

Plan proposes honors college

April 27, 2005

Along with many recommendations that will affect the future of the University, a task force in March proposed the creation of an honors college to University President Bob Bruininks. Bruininks will make...

City Council votes to back General College

April 19, 2005

The Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution Friday in support of General College. A task force recently gave recommendations to University President Bob Bruininks suggesting dissolving General College...

Faculty members urge Bruininks to include diverse options in plan

April 13, 2005

More than 30 University professors sent a letter late last week to University President Bob Bruininks endorsing task force recommendations on the future of the University. The letter, drafted by chemistry...

Bruininks discusses plan

April 13, 2005

A task force recently presented a set of recommendations to University President Bob Bruininks about the future of the University. Those recommendations include a controversial plan to close General College...

Plan for GC might hurt U’s diversity

April 6, 2005

After University officials announced a proposal last week that would close General College, the future of diversity at the University has become a concern for some. The plan, created by an academic task...

Recommendations get mixed reaction

April 1, 2005

The major recommended changes to the University announced Wednesday have generated mixed feelings on campus and at the Legislature. A task force, which has been working on its recommendations for eight...

Plan would shuffle two colleges at U

March 31, 2005

University President Bob Bruininks on Wednesday announced the proposed dissolving of General College and the College of Human Ecology. An academic task force, which has been working on a new positioning...

The Minnesota Daily hosts a forumto deal with concerns about coverage

March 30, 2005

The Minnesota Daily sponsored a public forum Tuesday to discuss diversity and coverage of diverse issues within the organization. To open the meeting, which approximately 30 people attended, Editor in...

Foundation raises $62M for awards

March 29, 2005

The University Foundation is working toward doubling the number of students who receive private scholarships. Through its Promise of Tomorrow scholarship drive, the foundation has raised $62 million since...

Task force to give U ideas

March 28, 2005

With a task force giving recommendations to University President Bob Bruininks on Wednesday, officials said the University is well on its way to becoming a world-class research institution. At the March...

Stop the Hate focuses on campus hate crimes and intolerance

March 21, 2005

To curb a recent surge of hate crimes on campus, various student groups have organized a Stop the Hate campaign, which starts today. The purpose is to address intolerance around campus through special...

New University regents sworn in

March 11, 2005

The Board of Regents swore in and welcomed two new and two returning regents at its monthly meeting Thursday. In the ceremony, returning Regents Dallas Bohnsack and Anthony Baraga, along with newly elected...

Deans bring faculty-retention issue to Board of Regents

March 10, 2005

Throughout the years, the University has struggled to recruit and retain quality faculty. Three University deans are presenting their concerns about this issue to the Board of Regents at its monthly meeting...

U announces scholarship

February 25, 2005

University President Bob Bruininks introduced a new scholarship that will help low-income Minnesota students. Bruininks announced the scholarship and other improvement strategies at the State of the University...

Some say U board lacks diversity

February 23, 2005

With four white men elected to the Board of Regents last week, questions have arisen about the representation of minorities and women at the University. As the only legislator to openly disagree with the...

A look back on access to U president-selection process

February 22, 2005

In the wake of a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that found the University broke public information laws, University President Bob Bruininks said there has been little to no impact on the University. In...

Experts warn of new drug-resistant HIV

February 22, 2005

.Although there are a number of drugs that can be used to treat HIV, a new strand of the disease has the capacity to mutate so it can resist some of these drugs, experts say. After multiple reported cases...

U gets four new regents

February 17, 2005

After an extensive application process and months of lobbying, the Legislature voted four members to the University's Board of Regents on Wednesday at the Capitol. Returning Regents Dallas Bohnsack and...

Debate arises over U goals

February 14, 2005

University officials and Minnesota residents have differing ideas about what the direction of the University should be. In a resident-satisfaction survey presented to the Board of Regents on Thursday,...

Grad rates at U improving

February 11, 2005

The University's enrollment increased 2.3 percent during the last year, a difference officials attribute to an increase in graduate students. John Ziegenhagen, director of Institutional Evaluation and...

Regents to examine student drinking

February 10, 2005

High-risk drinking has the most immediate potential to harm students, according to a new Boynton Health Service survey. Ed Ehlinger, director of Boynton Health Service, said he's most concerned about high-risk...

Budget pleases most U officials

February 7, 2005

Although University officials say they are generally pleased with Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget proposal, some say it could yield negative effects on the University. Pawlenty recommended $1.22 billion for...

Alumni host regent forum

February 2, 2005

Candidates for the four open spots on the University's Board of Regents spoke in front of faculty, students and community members on Tuesday at the Capitol. The University Alumni Association sponsored...

Students work to increase access to course evaluations

January 31, 2005

Students can access the student section of past course evaluations through One Stop, but some say the search is complicated. Members of the Student Senate and the Minnesota Student Association are working...

Regent search down to 9

January 28, 2005

An advisory council selected nine finalists Wednesday to recommend to the State Legislature for the University's Board of Regents. The Regent Candidate Advisory Council chose the finalists from a pool...

Regents Chairman Metzen gives back to his alma mater

January 27, 2005

University Board of Regents Chairman Dave Metzen said deciding to attend the University was the best decision of his life. And 45 years later, he's still here. "(Serving on the board) is my way of giving...

U delegate voices students’ concerns

January 24, 2005

When most students come to the University, they say they are excited about meeting new people, taking interesting classes and newfound freedom. But American studies, economics and political science sophomore...

Council tapers field of regents hopefuls

January 19, 2005

State officials are continuing the process of whittling down the number of candidates for the four open seats on the University's Board of Regents. Paul Dovre, chairman of the Regent Candidate Advisory...

U profs using online evals

December 14, 2004

For the last three years, University departments have been switching from traditional paper course evaluations to online ones. Billie Wahlstrom, vice provost for distributed education and instructional...

U students urged to apply to Teach For America

December 10, 2004

Andy Moore had only one job in mind when it was time to graduate from the University in 2003 - he was going to stay in school. But this time, he said, he was going to teach. Moore said that after he graduated...

U study shows finance classes help high schoolers

December 7, 2004

High school students might not rely only on parental advice and their wits to educate themselves about financial planning these days. University researchers have found that adolescents in a national money...

Fair Trade Bazaar swaps knowledge with students

December 3, 2004

Students were able to peruse aisles of merchandise and purchase items with the knowledge that they were helping someone out Wednesday at Coffman Union. Several campus groups and various retailers hosted...

U counseling team helps students cope

November 30, 2004

When there is a death or crisis at a University residence hall or apartment building, University counselors come to the scene. The University's Community Response Team serves the University community in...

Chess players flock to tournament

November 22, 2004

When Ben Suri and Bridgette Goulet started the University Chess Club last year, they didn't expect the membership to grow exponentially in just one semester. Since February 2003, the group has grown from...

Karate offers U students exercise, self-defense

November 17, 2004

Some students do it for the exercise, some do it for self-defense and some do it just for kicks. Hundreds of students partake in various martial arts groups or classes on campus every day. Besides keeping...

Fencing Club jabs, stabs for 100 years

November 15, 2004

Using precise jabs and fancy footwork, more than 40 fencers dodged stabs and exchanged swipes in a fencing competition that marked the 100th anniversary of the University Fencing Club. The 100 Year Open,...

New center brings research tools together

November 12, 2004

Students now have the ability to start and finish a research project in one sitting at the University's new Information Commons in Wilson Library. The new $250,000 facility is a resource center that provides...

New film club promotes collaboration

November 8, 2004

University Motion Picture Club President Corey Birkhofer said his newly formed club is like a vitamin supply to a hungry campus. Students and faculty members formed the club in September to be a community...

New bill would help U fight suicide

November 2, 2004

The University might receive funding geared toward suicide prevention in the near future. Last week, President George W. Bush signed the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, a bill that allows the government...

Buffet meals linked to weight gain

October 29, 2004

Those extra pounds inching around some students' waists might not be only from late-night pizzas and candy, according to a recent study. Cornell University conducted the survey, and researchers found the...

Union says U profits from U Plan

October 28, 2004

Local union members rallied Wednesday at Coffman Union, saying the University is profiting from a miscalculation in the U Plan, its health-care plan. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal...

State Legislature profiles for District 66B: Alice Hausman

October 27, 2004

Some constituents say what they appreciate most about candidate Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, is her genuine concern for people and their issues. "She always is glad to sit down and talk with people...

Shooting suspect arrested

October 22, 2004

Police arrested a 24-year-old Minneapolis man Wednesday in connection with the shooting near campus Saturday. He has not yet been charged but is being held in Hennepin County Jail on probable cause of...

No arrests made in murder case near U

October 21, 2004

Police have not arrested or filed charges against any possible suspects in connection with the murder of Edward Rajual Howard Reynolds. Reynolds, 25, was shot multiple times Saturday night near the Leaning...

U women’s rugby team dominates the competition

October 19, 2004

They'll kick, tackle and punch just like the boys, but University women's rugby players are quick to point out they're not the husky beasts some perceive them to be. "People think you're some intense man-woman,"...

Man killed near University Village

October 18, 2004

A Minneapolis man was shot and later died from multiple gun shot wounds Saturday night on University Avenue Southeast near Leaning Tower of Pizza restaurant and a University apartment complex. Edward Rajual...

Students rally at Coffman Union for National Coming Out Week

October 12, 2004

As graduate nursing student Nathan Tylutki walked through a lavender door frame in front of Coffman Union, he proclaimed that yes, he is still gay. To celebrate National Coming Out Week, Tylutki and other...

Exhibit raises awareness of violence

October 6, 2004

Red silhouette figures of women caught the eyes of students Tuesday outside of Coffman Union. Each figure represented a woman or child who was killed in Minnesota in 2003 by an acquaintance or partner,...

‘Sandwich guy’ fills stomachs, hearts

October 5, 2004

From piling an inedible amount of meat on sandwiches to teasing students for ordering hummus, University Dining Services employee Rodney Lenoir can be seen whipping up lunches for superblock residents...

New location increases participation, interest

September 30, 2004

Five months after moving from the St. Paul campus to the Minneapolis campus, the Center for Outdoor Adventure has more exposure, interest from students and participation, its program manager said. Providing...

Some students still download for free

September 27, 2004

Since the University launched a new online music service this fall, more than 500 people tried the program during the first week of service, Shih-Pau Yen, University deputy chief information officer said. RealNetwork's...

Reuse Warehouse holds used bike sale

September 24, 2004

Pete O'Keefe said he believes that just because something is abandoned, it doesn't mean it can't be reborn again. O'Keefe, the University's Reuse Program coordinator, helps run the Reuse Warehouse, an...

Giveaway offers students a chance to try vegan foods

September 20, 2004

Matthew Allen visited campus Friday looking for a job. Instead, he might have found a change in lifestyle. Allen and many other students tried vegan food Friday at a vegan food giveaway on the West Bank. "Oh,...

Student groups paint the bridge

September 16, 2004

Chris Remy found his niche at the University by strolling across the Washington Avenue Bridge. There, the accounting and neuroscience student found dozens of student groups to choose from. They caught...

Red Cross hopes for high turnout at U blood drive

September 16, 2004

Blood banks are regularly low this time of year, and the University community can help ease the shortage today at the McNamara alumni center, a Red Cross official said Wednesday. The third annual Red Cross...

UDS offers new form of Grab & Go

September 13, 2004

It seemed like a convenient solution to biochemistry sophomore Yun Lai's demanding day. But it didn't pan out the way he planned. "I didn't get to eat lunch that day," Lai said. "It was just crappy." To...

Minnesota ACT scores increase

September 9, 2004

Minnesota high school students have apparently been spending more time with their textbooks. According to a report by the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, Minnesota's ACT scores are at the highest...

CALA, State Fair join forces in research

September 7, 2004

Beyond giant pickles on a stick and loud country music, Dean Tom Fisher of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, sees the Minnesota State Fair as a living laboratory for his students. Fisher...

For student-athletes, a normal day’s schedule can be a workout

May 7, 2004

For first-year kinesiology student Peter Miller, this year is geared toward getting stronger. Miller is a redshirted track and field thrower. He practices with the team, but is not allowed to compete as...

Web site profiling U faculty members gets a make over

April 29, 2004

A 4-year-old Web site aimed at establishing better teacher-student relationships recently received a facelift. The Faculty Expertise Web site was established to help students, media and the general public...

U professors honored with awards

April 27, 2004

Epidemiology professor Kristin Anderson said she views many of her students as colleagues. "They have much to teach me," she said. Anderson was one of eight University professors who received the Graduate...

Retired U professor dies at age 84

April 26, 2004

Merle Meyer, a retired University forest resources professor, died April 17 at age 84. Meyer, a leader of groundbreaking aerial photography practices, died in Regions Hospital following a stroke. He was...

U presents undergraduate advising awards to four educators

April 22, 2004

The University will present John Tate Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising to four University educators on Friday, College of Liberal Arts adviser Maureen Neerland said. Two professors and two...

Nicholson Hall gets a high-tech revamp

April 21, 2004

At its creation, University officials put the College of Liberal Arts honors department in Johnston Hall on what was supposed to be a temporary basis. Forty years later, CLA honors director Rick McCormick...

Prizes draw students to Casino Night

April 19, 2004

First-year University student Jim Hertneky said he planned to spend his bingo winnings frivolously. But the rock 'n' roll lifestyle that Hertneky envisioned could not be bought with his faux prize money. He...

Cuts in UDS studenthours upset some

April 15, 2004

Shortly after first-year art student Julianne Moch returned from spring break, her employer cut her hours in half. A University Dining Services worker, Moch said she was frustrated that the service never...

U student receives the Truman Scholarship

April 7, 2004

Neuroscience and psychology junior Maya Babu said working hard to achieve success is part of her personality. "It's just sort of who I am; I like to get things done," Babu said. "I get restless really...

400 U students arrested in fraternity fund-raiser

April 7, 2004

University and Minneapolis police arrested more than 400 students on or near the University's Minneapolis campus Tuesday, a fraternity member said. Each student, held on at least $50 bail, was a participant...

U health advocates create Web site to help students find new exercise partners

April 5, 2004

First-year computer science student Rob Ford is looking for a break-dance partner. Ford, who break dances, performs martial arts and does gymnastics, is hoping to find others who share his interests following...

Comic book artist: everyday life can make great stories

March 29, 2004

Anyone can be the subject of a fascinating novel or movie, said Harvey Pekar, author of the comic book series "American Splendor." Pekar's day-to-day life, including 35 years as a file clerk at a Veterans...

Volunteers urge alumni to contact legislators in support of University funding

March 10, 2004

University President Bob Bruininks called random alumni Tuesday night, trying to get them to contact their legislators in support of the institution's capital request. Bruininks' calls were the first of...

Outstate residents displeased with cuts

March 5, 2004

Rural community members voiced concerns about changes made to the University's Extension Service at a meeting of two House committees Thursday. The Extension Service offers agricultural expertise and research...

Few students join U’s Campus Club

March 1, 2004

Jake Baggenstoss and his friend sat at an empty corner table while 100-some University employees and alumni danced, ate and talked around them. They were the only students at the University's Campus Club's...

Week of events marks U birthday

February 25, 2004

To celebrate the University's 153rd anniversary, officials are planning a weeklong birthday bash. It is Founders Day, but the celebration will not stop at sundown as students, faculty and staff are able...

U’s transportation institute works to make travel safer

February 13, 2004

University professor and Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute director Max Donath spoke to members of the state Senate on Thursday about ways to reduce car accidents and fatalities. Donath presented...

Women’s advocates lobby for funds

February 12, 2004

Hundreds of women's advocates and supporters gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday to lobby for sexual assault and domestic violence programs funding. During the last three years, the Legislature...

State funding to help low-wage workers gain fiscal stability

January 29, 2004

This summer, 144 Minnesotans plan to buy homes, 101 to complete higher education plans and 119 to start small businesses, according to an article in Wednesday's St. Paul Pioneer Press. All of this is because...