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The Minnesota Daily

All content by Ashley Aram

Franken to question Apple on smartphone privacy

Published May 5, 2011

If you went to Nicole AndersonâÄôs Facebook page on a Friday evening, youâÄôd most likely be able to tell where she was. Anderson, a psychology senior, frequently uses the "check-in" application...

Bill gives leeway for tobacco license violations

Published April 28, 2011

Law-abiding shops that sell tobacco could catch a break if a bill that aims to individualize violations of selling to minors passes. Responsible stores should be punished differently than intentionally...

U’s partnership with Minnesota Zoo threatened by cuts

Published April 19, 2011

State House and Senate bills are proposing trimming funding for the Minnesota Zoo, and âÄìâÄì along with the more than 2,900 animals that reside there âÄî University of Minnesota...

No-fault auto insurance under review

Published April 13, 2011

Minnesota insurance agencies and members of the medical field are waging a battle over the stateâÄôs no-fault auto insurance system, and the fate of drivers is caught in the middle. Minnesota is...

Mpls continues contract with Life Time Fitness

Published April 4, 2011

Unlike spouses of Life Time Fitness employees, domestic partners donâÄôt get benefits âÄî a policy that clashes with a Minneapolis ordinance. But the city made an exemption to the rule...

Police end protests in U building

Published April 4, 2011

University of Minnesota police told a group of protesters occupying the Social Sciences Building on Thursday night to leave or face arrest. The group, which consisted of mostly students and faculty, came...

Police end after-hours occupation of social sciences building

Published April 1, 2011

University of Minnesota police told a group of protesters occupying the social sciences building on the West Bank Thursday night to leave or face arrest. The group, which consists of mostly students and...

Seniors Hana Worku, far, and Sofi Shank, front, work on their film on Monday on East Bank.

‘Whose U’ film questions higher ed diversity policy

Published March 22, 2011

About 40 students from the University of Minnesota and public institutions across the state have come together to film a documentary questioning just how diverse Minnesota higher education really is. The...

Planned Parenthood waits for budget cut decision

Published March 3, 2011

Planned Parenthood and other clinics supported under the Title X Family Planning program could lose about $317 million in federal funding. The U.S. House of Representatives voted Feb. 18 to eradicate federal...

Bug locks up Gmail accounts for students

Published March 3, 2011

A weekend service outage that locked a small number of Gmail e-mail accounts and even deleted the contents of some had an impact at the University of Minnesota. Journalism instructor Sarah McKenzie lost...

Students brave cold to protest tuition hikes

Published March 2, 2011

Despite the frigid temperatures, a small but fervent group of protesters stood outside Coffman Union on Wednesday afternoon, chanting âÄúChop from the top!âÄù and âÄúFund education,...

Radio announcer Mark Wheat for the current sits in his office Tuesday afternoon in the MPR building in St. Paul.

Federal cuts threaten public radio and television budgets

Published February 24, 2011

Whether itâÄôs watching Antiques Road Show on a Monday night or turning the dial to 89.3, 170 million Americans tune in to public broadcasting every month. But that programming may change as Congress...

Northrop renovations begin today

Northrop renovations begin today

Published February 14, 2011

The iconic Northrop Auditorium is filled with history, architectural drama and University of Minnesota pride âÄî and is used for little more than graduation ceremonies and concerts. But an $80.8...

Legislature takes up voter ID bill

Published February 8, 2011

Two Minnesota representatives have proposed what 26 other states already require âÄî a valid photo ID to vote. The bills, spurred by past election issues, could mean serious changes for University...

CSOM class opens doors to careers, bathrooms

Published February 2, 2011

Few students have teachers who believe in them enough to co-sign a $15,000 loan for them. But each year at the University of Minnesota, instructor John Stavig does just that âÄî give or take a...

Low tenure rate prompts review

Published January 31, 2011

Over the past few years, thereâÄôs been a shift in whoâÄôs teaching classes at the University of Minnesota. The number of tenure-tracked faculty has dropped, while contract faculty and...

Met Council could see new structure

Published January 26, 2011

An audit of the Metropolitan CouncilâÄôs governance of the Twin Cities transit system found it "fraught with distrust," and its overlap with other transit organizations has created a void in accountability. While...

Robert Kennedy speaks to the university board of regents about his qualifications as a potential board of regent at the capitol on Thursday.

Twelve regent finalists emerge

Published January 18, 2011

Twelve candidates with backgrounds in law, higher education, agriculture and medicine have emerged as finalists for four open spots on the University of MinnesotaâÄôs Board of Regents. Over three...