The Minnesota Daily

All content by Bei Hu

Dentists will learn to prevent abuse

May 16, 1997

Several years ago, dentists at the Family Dentistry Clinic, with the assistance of the University's Program Against Sexual Violence, managed a patient's escape from her abusive partner. Now, such piece-meal...

Future brighter for AIDS patients

May 9, 1997

Patty B., a former Twin Cities nurse, has to take 32 pills daily to hold back the HIV virus and the accompanied inflammation that have invaded her body. Although AIDS still eludes a cure, Patty and many...

HIV study: mix of drugs has dramatic effect

May 8, 1997

A cure for AIDS might be on the horizon, according to a group of international researchers who found that a combination of anti-HIV drugs can dramaticallly reduce the amount of HIV virus in infected human...

Study: Married women tend to work close to home

May 7, 1997

Though the percentage of women participating in the labor force in the Twin Cities is about 20 percent above the national average, there are still gender disparities in employment patterns, according...

Contrasts apparent in area neighborhoodsORNational trend mirrored in Twin Cities

April 28, 1997

A survey by the University's Institute on Race and Poverty paints a mixed picture of racial attitudes in the Twin Cities area. Results of the survey, released last weekend and discussed at a national...

Neuron research offers hope

April 25, 1997

About four years into her dissertation research, University neuroscience student Lois Kehl's investigation into pain-transmitting neurons took a surprising turn. In the study published in today's Science...

U study connects activity, longevity

April 23, 1997

Regular exercise reduces mortality rates in postmenopausal women, according to a study published today by University researchers. The study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association,...

U group dedicated to medical ethics

April 16, 1997

From radical draft-card burners in the 1960s to conservative military officers and religious believers, the members of the advisory board of the University's Program in Human Rights and Medicine is a...

Institute receives grant

April 15, 1997

The University's Institute on Race and Poverty aspires to expand its research and influence with new grant money. The institute recently received $240,000 from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The grant, spread...

Conference maps out grim futurefor grad and professional students

April 7, 1997

J. Herman Blake, vice chancellor for Undergraduate Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, could not speak enough of the benefits of education, which helped him escape "an environment...

Alumnus receives honor in field of petroleum geology

April 2, 1997

The world's largest geoscience organization will honor a University alumnus at its 1997 meeting. Robert D. Gunn, a 1949 University graduate, will receive the Sidney Powers Memorial Medal on Sunday from...

Research evolving regardless of U2000

March 4, 1997

As new research facilities emerge on campus, it remains uncertain how much of the development can be attributed to University President Nils Hasselmo's U2000 plan. Although the plan pledges to improve...

Professor researches heredity of asthma

February 4, 1997

In an age when geneticists are struggling to find the causes of newly emerged diseases, mystery continues to cloud the genetic roots of asthma. Over the past two decades, scientists have identified the...

Weight loss drugs could help diabetics

January 31, 1997

Appetite suppressants might take away more than just late afternoon hunger pangs. A current University study is exploring whether or not they can effectively treat type II diabetes. University researchers...

Grant will help rural students with cold commute

January 24, 1997

Imo Powell, a registered nurse from Cushing, Minn., drives for more than two hours to her nurse practitioner class in Moorhead every week. Her travel time back home almost doubled Wednesday because of...

Memorial to honor renowned professor

January 10, 1997

A memorial service in Coffman Memorial Union's Campus Club this Saturday will honor W. Dixon Ward, professor emeritus of communication disorders and otolaryngology at the University. Ward died of heart...

Ceremony finalizes Fairview merger

January 7, 1997

More than a year of negotiations between the University and Fairview Health System culminated Monday in the signing of two documents at a ceremony. In front of representatives from both institutions,...

U Networking Services to limit free Internet use for off-campus surfers

December 3, 1996

A new University policy that begins Jan. 1 will set limits on free Internet access through off-campus phone lines. The new fee plan aims at easing pressure on the University Networking Services' modem...

Turkey and stuffing, thanks for nothing

December 2, 1996

Josh Evans, a fourth-year University math major, draped himself over a sofa in a Pioneer Hall lounge. It was the day after Thanksgiving, and the only activity in the room was the ice hockey game on the...

Professor, priest debate assisted suicide

November 25, 1996

The issue of physician-assisted suicide confronts more than the question of who should determine when life should end. It also brings ideological and practical considerations into play. David Mayo, a...

Caution guidesanimal research

November 20, 1996

Although animals die in some laboratory experiments, University officials said scientists conduct their research for the good of humanity -- not to torture the helpless. "People who do animal research...

MPIRG celebrates its 25th anniversary

November 18, 1996

While many of his Harvard Law School peers were making six-figure incomes and working in corporate legal firms in 1971, John Herman was working out of a shabby office and taking home considerably less...

Panel addresses sexuality issues

November 11, 1996

This past summer, Apple Valley resident Phyllis Nickels watched as her two daughters walked down the aisle at their double wedding. One of them married a man. The other tied the knot with another woman. Nickels...

Ballot amendment calls for new support for state’s public schools

November 6, 1996

Minneapolis residents approved a referendum Tuesday that will allow their school district to retain several hundred teachers who were hired to improve student's performance by reducing class sizes. With...

Clothing style doesn’t indicatepromiscuity, prof’s study says

November 5, 1996

Contrary to popular belief, a victim of sexual assault who wore a short skirt and plunging neckline on a date should not be blamed for instigating the attack, said University professor Kim Johnson. Many...

Margaret Sanger: pioneer or racist?

November 4, 1996

When Sadie Sachs, recovering from an almost fatal self-induced abortion, asked a doctor how she could prevent another pregnancy, she was told, "Tell Jake (her husband) to sleep on the roof." The 28-year-old...

Professor fights for his intellectual freedom

November 4, 1996

resh out of college in 1948, Erwin Marquit lost his first job one day after he got it, when his employer found his name on a government blacklist as an active member of the Communist Party. It took Marquit...

New bike path is the first link in a chain of events

October 29, 1996

A new bike path along the University transitway is one of the first steps toward a more cyclist-friendly campus. The 1.5-mile-long, 8-foot-wide thoroughfare will officially open with a ribbon-cutting...

Study indicates U community is loosely knit

October 25, 1996

Students who feel overwhelmed at the University can find plenty of people who share the frustration. A 1996 campus survey reported that only 22 percent of the students thought that the University placed...

Steam plant clears hurdle

October 23, 1996

The University's plan to renovate its Southeast Steam Plant moved a step ahead Tuesday at a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's citizens board meeting, when members voted six to one in favor of an air...

Prof’s book: Nazis sugarcoated promises

October 22, 1996

University sociology professor William Brustein remembers how his aunt burst into tears when he bought a Volkswagen -- a German-manufactured car -- at age 16. His aunt, one of nine children born to a...

Program battles rise in child abuse

October 18, 1996

A University program is bringing research results into classrooms and combating child abuse. The Child Abuse Prevention Studies program is "the only program that we know of in the country that's using...

Plan puts cars in neutral

October 17, 1996

The image of the University as a commuter school will soon change if Clinton Hewitt, associate vice president for master planning, has his way. Hewitt and his staff recently won the Board of Regents'...

Cancer conference looks at environmental factors

October 14, 1996

Three of Leanne Sorteberg's six children had either birth defects or childhood cancer because of the long-term side-effects of an anti-acne medication she had taken. One of her children, an 8-year-old...

Some riders question the elimination of bus routes

October 4, 1996

University graduate student Michael Schommer moved from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis in June, at about the same time University officials began phasing out the Route 52 commuter bus system...

Merchants combat slow business with Dinkytown ‘stroll’

October 3, 1996

Amid the din of construction along University Avenue, this afternoon University students can participate in the third annual Dinkytown Passport Stroll. The stroll is sponsored by the Dinkytown Business...

Alumni association’swait for a home ends

October 1, 1996

After 30 years of waiting for a new home, officials from the University Alumni Association are finally making their wish come true. The officials from the association and two fund-raising organizations...

Activists campaign for animal rights

September 27, 1996

At a Tuesday animal rights rally, about 20 members of the Student Organization for Animal Rights debuted their new strategy to single out University researchers for their experiments on live animals. "We...

One less restriction for U steam plant

September 26, 1996

A federal agency granted the University an exemption from federal laws that could have significantly delayed University efforts to refurbish the Southeast Steam Plant on the Mississippi River. The Federal...

Without permit, plans for steam plant stall

September 24, 1996

The chance that University officials will jump-start renovation on the Southeast Steam Plant by the end of this year grew less likely when the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Citizens Board convened...

Hospital staffdownsizes as merger nears

August 16, 1996

University Hospital officials reported a significant staffing reduction as more than one 10th of its employees have left. As officials continue to plan a merger with Fairview Health System that would...

Research administration vice president to leave U

August 14, 1996

A.R. "Tony" Potami, whose name is almost synonymous with research administration, will leave the University on Aug. 15 to head the William C. Norris Institute. "It's an opportune time for me to try something...

Grads switch health plans

August 9, 1996

University graduate student Christopher Chiappari is concerned about another graduate assistant who will return from his trip abroad to find his health insurance gone. Chiappari, like other University...

Fairview’sreferral dip might cost U

August 7, 1996

University Hospital would share the effects of a decline in inpatient admissions at Fairview Riverside Medical Center if a merger between the two hospitals is finalized as planned. HealthPartners, one...

U takes part in repaying America’s war veterans

August 5, 1996

Milt Schoen, a Hennepin County Veterans Service Officer, remembers a homeless veteran who found a job using the employment service at Minnesota StandDown in 1993. A year later, the man was able to give...

City council stallssteam plant action

July 29, 1996

In hopes of talking further with the University about its steam plant plans, the Minneapolis City Council decided Friday to postpone voting on a proposed zoning code amendment until September. If passed,...

Regent, mayor willtry to compromise

July 29, 1996

University officials hope a proposed meeting between Board of Regents Chairman Thomas Reagan and Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton will reconcile differences about the future of an outdated steam...

Groups opposed to coal plant permit

July 19, 1996

A draft permit that would allow the University to proceed with its steam plant renovation plan drew opposition during its 30-day public notice period. Seven responses were received from groups and individuals...

Small shift recorded in top prescription drugs for students

July 16, 1996

Boynton Health Service sold more birth control pills and antidepressants than any other prescription drugs in recent years. "For college populations, you should expect birth control pills to be on top,"...

Merger opponent speaks out to the press

July 12, 1996

Opponents of the proposed merger between the University Hospital and Fairview Health Systems were denied a time slot at the regents' July meeting. But they had a chance to express their opinions Thursday...