The Minnesota Daily

All content by Anne Preller

Survey finds students not always using condoms

December 5, 2001

Jon and his girlfriend have sex five times per week. They try to use condoms at least "95 percent of the time," he said. Jon, who has been sexually active since he was 16, has been tested for sexually...

Philosopher leads student discussion on romantic jealousy

November 30, 2001

When Anne Pylkas closed her eyes she pictured her boyfriend of six months. "I was just mad," said Anne Pylkas, a nutritional science major. Pylkas said she shouldn't be jealous but "I'm not there yet." In...

National Guard works to protect its students’ academic progress

November 21, 2001

If University students are called to duty by the National Guard or other reserve units, they might return to find a semester's worth of credits erased. But a National Guard committee is creating legislation...

U same-sex health plan to begin Jan. 1

November 12, 2001

Marjorie Cowmeadow, associate dean of General College and University employee of 33 years, has been waiting for the University to enact same-sex domestic partner health care benefits. Cowmeadow and Teresa...

Confidential files mistakenly posted on Web by U employee

November 9, 2001

After a University psychologist unknowingly transmitted a series of personal physiological evaluations on the Web last month, University workers began calls to 20 sets of parents Wednesday. The newly trained...

Students, parents praise freshman orientation

November 2, 2001

After two months at the University, freshman Molly Wadsworth is already tired of the dining service's selections. "I feel like it's getting worse," Wadsworth said. "I'm not bothered by it, I use my meal...

Bisexual teens’ behavior focus of nursing study

October 22, 2001

Professor Elizabeth Saewyc had her own ad agency and a marketing career. But 10 years ago, she traded her corporate prowess and power suits for a life far less glamorous. "I hit that midlife time when...

High schoolers utilize postsecondary program

October 17, 2001

John Schrom started computer programming when he was 8 years old. "My parents say I was playing (Nintendo) when I was three," said Schrom, a junior at Roosevelt High School and one of 600 Post-Secondary...

Student’s life changes during National Coming Out Week

October 12, 2001

Joshua Llewellyn finally admitted a truth he hadn't thought about until this year. "I am gay," he said for the first time Tuesday at an Arch meeting - a support group for students coming out. At the Queer...

Giving students the boot: a day in the life of Gopher Towing

September 27, 2001

Leaving their vehicle parked in the Pizza Hut parking lot Friday, a couple headed towards Dinkytown - away from the restaurant - holding hands. Dressed in a black University sweatshirt, Gopher Towing driver...

Minnesota’s economic future discussed at CSOM forum

September 21, 2001

Leaders of metro businesses and University academic circles expressed optimism Thursday at Carlson School of Management about the future of Minnesota's economy. The forum, mediated by Minnesota Public...

Glamour names U student in College top 10

September 17, 2001

It's 6:30 in the morning, and Jennifer Carrier's alarm just went off. After almost 19 hours of classes, studying and work, the University senior CLA student hits the pillow at 1 a.m. "I think the busier...

Rescuers continue efforts despite physical, mental toll

September 14, 2001

While the FBI focuses on thousands of leads in its investigation of Tuesday's attacks, hundreds of rescue workers are sifting through the remaining debris. Breathing in soot, workers are overturning rubble...

Carlson School ranked 14th nationally in U.S. News survey

September 10, 2001

The University's Carlson School of Management placed 14th among the best undergraduate business schools in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report's rankings released Friday. Jerry Rinehart,...

State Capitol hosts protest against KKK, socialist movement

September 4, 2001

A rally held by members of the National Socialist Movement and the Ku Klux Klan attracted enough attention to bring an estimated 1,000 people to the State Capitol on August 25. While 80 Minnesota State...

Despite improved numbers, student housing remains tight

August 20, 2001

University students face a tight housing situation despite metro vacancy rate increases and about 300 new University beds. The vacancy rate for off-campus housing has risen from .5 percent to 1.5 percent...

U urges students to alter lifestyles, graduate on time

August 8, 2001

Imagine a company turning out 51 percent of its product successfully. The company might struggle to break even and could survive only if its profit margin exceeded its expenses. Though the University is...

‘Tomorrow is now’: U students rack up debt, scramble to pay off credit cards

August 3, 2001

Ben Oertel and his brother Mike are always together. They work together, live together, hang out with friends together and struggle with credit card debt together. "First I tried to do it on my own. I...

Minnesota AIDS Project holds housing, discrimination forum

July 20, 2001

With lawyers specializing in housing and employment discrimination on hand, the Minnesota AIDS Project educated community members on HIV disclosure rights Monday. The Minnesota AIDS project sponsored the...

Yudof e-mail announces tuition hike to students, defends regent decision

July 18, 2001

University students from all four campuses will receive an e-mail from President Mark Yudof today stating that the Board of Regents approved a 13.3 percent tuition increase due to a lack of funding from...

U theatre arts unveils First Stage workshop for U student playwrights

July 16, 2001

The University theatre arts department showcased its newest creation Friday. First Stage, a six-week writing workshop, allows young writers to take their scripts through the writing process and put them...

U partners with Web service to fight plagiarism

July 11, 2001

The University committed Tuesday to a one-year trial run with turnitin.com, a Web site that allows faculty to check student papers against a database of other papers to prevent plagiarism at the University. The...

Students criticize tuition increase

June 29, 2001

Morale on campus has sunk for some of the student population after the Board of Regents announced an almost certain 13.8 percent tuition increase. With the increase, students will be paying $659 more for...

Deans discuss plans to improve graduation rate

June 22, 2001

Distressed by dismal University graduation rates, the Council of Undergraduate Deans discussed proposals Thursday to get students their degrees. "The graduation rates have been the elephants in the room...

‘Doh!’ OED says Simpsons mantra is ‘okily-dokily’

June 20, 2001

An icon of American pop culture has finally been defined in literary circles around the world. The Oxford English Dictionary has added Homer Simpson's well-known "doh!" into its extensive vocabulary. The...

Lower interest rates will ease loan payments

June 18, 2001

Interest rates on University students' federally funded loans will drop 2.2 percent after July 1. The interest rates are aligned with the latest three-month Treasury bill rate, set by the Treasury Department. "We...

New student health care plan approved, promises more options

June 13, 2001

This fall University students will have a new and more expensive health care plan option. Last Thursday the Board of Regents approved the Student Health Benefits Plan, a plan Dave Golden, a community program...

Summer enrollment of 16,000, mainly commuters, typical for U

June 11, 2001

University students begin summer semester classes today after three weeks of an almost empty intersession. "I think we will definitely see more students this week on campus," said Jack Johnson, a continuing...