The Minnesota Daily

All content by Bryce Haugen

Head of U talks faculty, regents

April 4, 2007

.The Minnesota Daily sat down with University President Bob Bruininks at Morrill Hall on Monday to discuss research, Regents, faculty retention, baseball and the emergence of spring. As you probably read...

Hypertension drug might muddle war memories

March 28, 2007

It's not the miraculous memory-erasing device from the 1997 hit movie "Men in Black," but it has a similar goal. Propranolol, a generic drug used to fight hypertension and now being considered to reduce...

Goodwill gone wild

March 19, 2007

I didn't want to spend my spring break traveling the country with a bunch of overstimulated college students on the Honky Tonk Badonkadonk Tour. I wanted to spend it with overstimulated college students...

Survey: Students split over stadium, predict fee increase

March 9, 2007

University students overwhelmingly believe the price of the on-campus stadium will continue to increase, according to a Minnesota Daily poll. And, the poll said, though large numbers of students expect...

The ‘good soldier’ becomes the General

March 1, 2007

Slowly rising through the University ranks over nearly 40 years, the generally low-key Bob Bruininks developed a reputation for masterfully implementing tough policy. When he became president in 2002,...

Riding to the top

February 28, 2007

Seeking a therapeutic dose of recreation on a recent Sunday morning, Bob Bruininks drove his GMC Envoy to a horse stable about an hour west of the Twin Cities. Every free weekend, the 65-year-old father...

Southeast fire destroys apartment, closes pub

February 27, 2007

The beer abruptly stopped flowing at a Southeast Como bar Sunday night while fire crews doused a blaze in an upstairs apartment. Though no humans were injured - a dog died - the fire displaced several...

Staffs snub ‘Soup’ event

February 20, 2007

Congressmen, mayors, state legislators and the University president welcomed approximately 1,500 college students of diverse sexual orientations to campus this weekend with letters in a sold-out conference's...

CLA revamps offices

February 14, 2007

When hockey standout David Metzen first arrived at the University, he registered for classes at Johnston Hall. That was 46 years ago. And according to Metzen, now a member of the University Board of Regents,...

House fire strands students

February 5, 2007

An apparent electrical fire early Saturday in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood left about 20 University students temporarily homeless. The house fire, on the 1300 block of 7th Street Southeast, destroyed...

Oromo youths yearn for freedom

January 31, 2007

Few people have heard of his homeland in the Horn of Africa, but Edao Dawano is willing to die for its freedom. The University biology sophomore effuses indescribable passion when talking about Oromia,...

Tuition breaks possible

December 13, 2006

Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and legislative leaders from both parties pledged Tuesday to limit University tuition increases when the Legislature reconvenes next month. At a wide-ranging news conference...

Energy a hot topic at IREE symposium

November 29, 2006

Take one part crops, a splash of wind, a hefty dose of entrepreneurial spirit and one esteemed public research university to create a recipe for Minnesota's energy future. Since the state boasts all these...

U.S. Representative, District 6

November 1, 2006

.John Binkowski, Independence What is your policy on immigration? One of my opponents tends to demonize immigrants as disease-ridden and crime-prone, and I just don't think that's the case. I think what's...

Senators tour U’s requests

January 27, 2006

They're powerful, but they're real people. On Thursday morning a few members of the state Senate took an elaborate tour of campus to check out University construction requests and examine completed projects....

Rochester campus gets boost

January 26, 2006

Over the next few years, the University's Rochester campus might see drastic changes. "The Rochester area is projected to grow 70 percent in the next 25 years and its economy is growing even faster," Gov....

U rallies students for grassroots action

January 26, 2006

The "U' wants you to care about what happens in St. Paul. As the University Marching Band prepped the crowd, more than 400 supporters gathered at the McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday night to push the...

Bar owner joins governor’s race

January 23, 2006

You might find her at Stub & Herbs. But if Sue Jeffers, owner of the near-campus bar, gets her way, she'll be moving to the governor's mansion. "Minnesota needs a new vision," Jeffers said after a...

U eyes ousting campus eyesore

January 20, 2006

It was never even finished. But 44 years after construction crews broke ground on the $1.3 million structure, the Science Classroom Building and its baffling stairwells might soon be demolished. As a part...

U hopes to build off Pawlenty’s proposal

January 18, 2006

Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced his support Tuesday for three new University buildings, but turned down another multimillion-dollar project. At a news conference in St. Paul, the governor revealed his $811...

Big year awaits U at Capitol

January 17, 2006

University officials aren't waiting until the state Legislature reconvenes to make their case to politicians. "We've been doing it since the (last) session ended " literally," said Todd Iverson, one of...

With winter break comes a chill for businesses near U campus

December 13, 2005

Washington Avenue Southeast businesses bustled with activity Monday. But in less than two weeks, many of the customers who frequent Stadium Village will return home for the holidays. From Dinkytown to...

Korean eatery brings Yummy to U

December 8, 2005

Until recently, Jonathan Kim's hankering for home cooking was hard to cure. His parents live in Korea. When the computer science sophomore returned to school this fall, he noticed Yummy Yummy, a restaurant...

Somali man celebrates new post

December 6, 2005

Hussein Samatar said he owes a lot to the Minneapolis Public Library system. Now he has a chance to give back. Since the mid-1990s, he and his family have clocked countless hours in Franklin Community...

Off-campus boasts late-night dining

December 5, 2005

When Campus Pizza opened 16 years ago, "Perkins and pizza" were the only late-night food options available to University-area residents, manager Jim Rosvold said. But since the 2003 Minnesota state law...

Co-deans at Carlson split job for now

November 30, 2005

At most business schools, the buck stops at a single office door. But at the Carlson School of Management, two full-time co-deans split responsibilities. Michael Houston, a longtime Carlson School professor,...

Web site allows students to trade goods

November 28, 2005

Iowa State University marketing senior Keith Dietzenbach said he's saved more than $600 since fall 2003 reselling old textbooks on www.cheggpost.com. "It's like a little recycling process I have," said...

Alumnus launches newspaper to tell Africa’s stories

November 22, 2005

Ladu Jada Gubek is a Sudanese immigrant, poet, teacher, University alumnus and, as of this month, a newspaper publisher. He's also blind. But to Gubek, that's more of a physical barrier than a mental one,...

CSOM hosts identity contest

November 21, 2005

Jesse Ross had no time to waste. The second-year University of California-Los Angeles masters in business administration student kept a brisk pace Friday afternoon at the Carlson School of Management,...

Carlson professor looks at winning business strategies

November 16, 2005

Besides teaching ethics and strategic management at the Carlson School of Management, 55-year-old Alfie Marcus is a prolific author. His new book, "Big Winners and Big Losers: The 4 Secrets of Long-term...

From Fourth Street to Wall Street

November 14, 2005

Harvard. Yale. Princeton. Dartmouth. In New York, Wall Street firms recruit heavily from these prestigious East Coast schools, while students from the Carlson School of Management and other Midwest institutions...

Student cooks up hot future in sauce venture

November 10, 2005

As long as University first-year finance student Nick Beste can remember, he's been coming up with "cockeyed ideas." Whether trying to develop a cell phone-controlled car starter or a Global Positioning...

Green Party takes over Ward 2 with Cam Gordon

November 9, 2005

By a close margin Tuesday, University-area residents chose Green Party candidate Cam Gordon as their next Minneapolis City Council member. Gordon received 2,481 votes, according to preliminary results,...

Warm weather melts record

November 7, 2005

By the time November rolls around, Minnesotans usually brace for winter, packing away flip-flops and T-shirts. But Sunday morning, first-year Asian languages and literatures student Becky Dorff strolled...

Rules can’t stop this mad, mad, mad, Madtown

November 3, 2005

Nothing was going to keep first-year art history student Mary Johnson from participating in the largest college Halloween party in the country, she said. Despite requests from Madison, Wis., and University...

Students cash in on Nasdaq chief’s tips

November 2, 2005

A sea of business attire traversing the color spectrum descended upon the McNamara Alumni Center's Great Room on Tuesday. The people wearing them came to hear Robert Greifeld, president and chief executive...

Store’s footing is in real-life education

November 1, 2005

For avid music lovers Trey Paterson and Jon Shane, selling Bob Marley brand shoes and kicking it with the Marley family was a dream come true. Five years ago, using Paterson's father's connections, the...

Carlson sets an ethical example

October 27, 2005

Some professors write books. Others submit papers for review. But most, unlike professor Norman Bowie, have never created a new field of study. Inspired by philosopher John Rawls - an acquaintance from...

Popular bakery serves up fresh treats near U

October 25, 2005

After eight years working in corporate public relations in Chicago, Kevin VanDeraa said he wanted to open a bakery. He just didn't know what to call it. Out of countless brainstormed suggestions, he chose...

Community dances into Hindu New Year

October 24, 2005

Avi Kumar said he learned he was performing at the Indian Student Association's Diwali celebration about two hours before the event. As people filed into Coffman Union's Great Hall - eventually more than...

TCF leaves Dinkytown, Wells Fargo takes its place

October 20, 2005

After 10 years in the Dinkydome, TCF Bank will close Oct. 28 and move to the West Bank. Following a month of making the 15th Avenue Southeast property "Wells Fargo-ready," that bank will open its first...

Vacant land full of local contention

October 18, 2005

A piece of bluff high above the Mississippi River on the West Bank is littered with empty beer cases, graffiti-laced highway barricades and random chunks of masonry. But where some see a polluted mess,...

Club introduces students to area business leaders

October 13, 2005

A steady stream of University students filed into a Carlson School of Management classroom Wednesday, eager for their twice-weekly dose of inspiration. "It's build-your-own-sandwich day," said supply chain...

Carlson School plans to open new undergraduate facility

October 13, 2005

This year, the Carlson School of Management admitted one student for every eight applicants. That will change by fall 2008 - if everything goes as planned and the Carlson School opens a new undergraduate...

Shops link bike boom to gas prices

October 10, 2005

Each day, Sean Young commutes from his home in Fridley - a 10-mile trip to campus. Because he works at Varsity Bike Shop in Dinkytown, it's only appropriate to choose pedaling over driving, said Young,...

Como welcomes new businesses to a full past

October 6, 2005

A postcard from 1954 recalls the pre-Metro Transit era, when trolleys ambled through the Southeast Como neighborhood, home to future Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. In the photo, next to the Como-Harriet...

Somalis come together to help hurricane victims

October 3, 2005

In the early '90s, Osman Ahmed practiced medicine at a Kenyan refugee camp. At least he tried to. Without supplies, the experienced Somali doctor watched helplessly while his sick compatriots died from...

Popular shop moves ahead in Dinkytown

September 29, 2005

It's legal here - if you use the right words. Each day customers scour the inventory at Hideaway, a Dinkytown head shop, searching for their preferred tool to get high. But as far as the folks at the nine-month-old...

Professors debate federal power to coerce states

September 28, 2005

Before a packed Law School auditorium Tuesday, two constitutional law professors sparred over the controversial Solomon Amendment. The amendment, tacked onto a 1996 energy and water development appropriations...

Pedaling pizza pays off for local collective

September 26, 2005

Though they had to avoid puddles and occasional downpours Saturday night, the Spokes Pizza Collective employees peddled on. "There's no such thing as weather permitting," said Rachel Libon, a member of...