The Minnesota Daily

All content by Chad Hamblin

MSA OKs runoff voting

December 15, 2004

The Minnesota Student Association voted on voting Tuesday. MSA passed an amendment to its constitution to elect future presidents with instant runoff voting, which uses a ranking system to elect a candidate....

GAPSA’s travel grants to help grad, professional students present their work

December 14, 2004

In early November, graduate student Katalin Medvedev traveled to Portland, Ore., and presented her theories about clothing to an international audience. Presenting at the conference was a vital part of...

Funding proposed for stem cell research

December 13, 2004

Under a plan proposed by state Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, Minnesotans' tax dollars could soon be used to pay for stem cell research at the University. Kahn said she plans to introduce a bill in...

MSA holds closed review

December 8, 2004

The Minnesota Student Association closed a meeting Tuesday to determine how much money certain members of the Forum should make. All University undergraduate students are MSA members and are allowed to...

Personal politics present in MSA

December 6, 2004

Aaron Solem, a Minnesota Student Association Forum member, was on the chopping block. It was MSA's turn to approve members for the fees committee at its Nov. 16 meeting, and several Forum members wanted...

Student Senate votes for evaluation accessibility

December 3, 2004

While some Web sites allow students to complain about their teachers, the Student Senate wants something more. The Student Senate passed two resolutions Thursday in hopes of making official University...

Bruininks calls on U students to lobby

December 1, 2004

University President Bob Bruininks spoke at Tuesday's Minnesota Student Association meeting and urged students to lobby at the State Capitol to avoid further tuition increases. "We need your help," he...

MSA rejects another newspaper readership program for the U

November 24, 2004

For the second consecutive year, the Minnesota Student Association decided not to endorse a program that would bring a major newspaper to campus using Student Services Fees. This year, The New York Times...

GAPSA drops 2 members from fees committee

November 22, 2004

In a symbolic move last week, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly voted to remove two alternates from the fees committee because they did not show up to the group's meeting. The vote does not...

MSA names members of committee

November 17, 2004

The Mississippi Room at Coffman Union was heavy with tension during the Minnesota Student Association Forum meeting Tuesday. That is because the Forum had to approve members of the Student Services Fees...

Policy clarifies the use of student fees

November 15, 2004

It's last call for the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly. That's because its Friday night social at the Campus Club in Coffman Union was the last time the group could serve alcohol purchased with...

MSA to conduct teacher evaluations

November 11, 2004

The Minnesota Student Association might have the remedy for students who are sick of boring professors. MSA President Tom Zearley announced this week that the group will conduct its own teacher evaluation...

Rental surveys now online

November 9, 2004

The results are in: student-tenants win. Today, the Minnesota Student Association will publish some of the results of the student renters' survey on its Web site. Last year, MSA received approximately...

MSA seeks Web site to connect students

November 3, 2004

The University is a big place, and the Minnesota Student Association said it wants to help make it a little smaller. MSA said it wants the University to have a Web site available to all students to help...

MSA says late-night bus is not likely this year

October 27, 2004

The Minnesota Student Association's late-night bus probably won't start picking up students until next fall, MSA President Tom Zearley said. "We're not holding our breath for this year," he said. "We want...

MSA leaders share ideas at Michigan State

October 21, 2004

University undergraduate leaders used Saturday's Gophers game at Michigan State University as an opportunity to compare each school's student governments. Minnesota Student Association President Tom Zearley...

MSA touches on tuition

October 20, 2004

The University will probably not get all the money it wants from the state in the 2006-07 fiscal years, University chief financial officer Richard Pfutzenreuter said at a Minnesota Student Association...

Symposium highlights public spaces’ importance

October 18, 2004

Stephanie Valenta, a landscape architecture graduate student, said that when most people think of architecture at the University, they focus on buildings and not the "in-between spaces." "They're just...

State House leaders debate at U

October 13, 2004

Two State House leaders debated in front of a crowd of approximately 70 people Tuesday at the McNamara alumni center. Speaker of the House Rep. Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, and Minority Leader Rep. Matt Entenza,...

Survey aims to help voters

October 12, 2004

University student Evan Jackson said he doesn't know who is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives, or what they stand for. He's also only heard of one congressional candidate, he said. "(Kennedy...

Group wants teacher evaluations public

October 7, 2004

University student Greta Tracey learns by doing. "Some people do fine listening to lectures, but I would rather apply the lessons," she said. Throughout her three years at the University, however, Tracey...

MSA to release rent surveys in a month

October 4, 2004

University student Ryan Donovan said his living situation last year was terrible compared to this year. Now, thanks to a tip from some friends, he and his roommates have a house with large bedrooms, a...

Kahn: election will not change

September 27, 2004

Phyllis Kahn is shaken, but not deterred. After she pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing campaign fliers from New Hope, Minn., residents' door steps, Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, said Friday she...

MSA evaluates election policy after complaints

September 23, 2004

Last year's Minnesota Student Association presidential election drew more than 3,000 voters and its fair share of controversy. MSA President Tom Zearley said Wednesday that he wants to keep students on...

MSA Forum elects new members, works on budget

September 22, 2004

The speaker of the Forum stood onstage at the Coffman Union Theater and tapped his gavel on the podium. The first Minnesota Student Association Forum meeting of the year was underway. MSA President Tom...

MSA looking for students to help with fees process

September 14, 2004

The Minnesota Student Association is looking for help deciding how to spend students' money. MSA is searching for two students to be fees committee selectors. The students will be responsible for selecting...

GAPSA plans to revise its constitution

September 9, 2004

The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly plans to change its constitution to better serve students, President Abu Jalal said Wednesday. Jalal said he is part of a GAPSA committee formed over the...

Flasher suspect appears in court

September 8, 2004

A man who was arrested for allegedly exposing his genitals to a 14-year-old girl at Wilson Library appeared in court yesterday. Richard Lee Sanders was charged with two felonies: fifth-degree criminal...

MSA, GAPSA join to get students to vote

September 7, 2004

The University's graduate and undergraduate student governments have set aside their differences this year to get out the vote. Amy Pierce, vice president of the Minnesota Student Association, and Dan...

MSA highlights partof this year’s agenda

September 7, 2004

The Minnesota Student Association's new president, Tom Zearley said building a new on-campus stadium is not as important as addressing tuition increases at the University, which amounted to 15 percent...

Group breaks into East Bank steam tunnels

August 18, 2004

University police are searching for several people who broke into the East Bank steam tunnels on Aug. 8 around midnight. In a surveillance video taken by a security camera, one female and three shirtless...

Vice President for University Relations Leaves U, Accepts Job in California

August 18, 2004

The Vice President for University Relations has accepted a job at a university in California. Sandra Gardebring will end 6 years at the University on Sept. 17 to take a similar position at California Polytechnic...

University employee assaulted by man at East River Flats Park

August 11, 2004

Police are searching for a man who assaulted a 45-year-old University employee at the East River Flats Park at approximately 12 p.m. on Aug. 3. The suspect approached the employee on a foot bridge in the...

Man found passed out with child

August 4, 2004

.Police found the man asleep on a bench on the Washington Avenue Bridge. The 1-year-old child was in a stroller next to the man, according to a police report. The man was intoxicated and police tried four...

Kahn faces theft charges

August 4, 2004

Veteran state Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, was charged Friday with misdemeanor theft charges for lifting a Republican representative's campaign literature from New Hope, Minn. residents' doorsteps. Kahn,...

U graduates interview for’The Apprentice’

July 28, 2004

It was Saturday, the day of University alumna Kristen Berning's job interview, and she overslept. The interview didn't begin until 9 a.m., but she knew people had camped out all night for a chance at the...

Rep. Kahn accused of lifting campaign literature

July 28, 2004

Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, will not be charged with a felony for removing Republican campaign literature from New Hope, Minn., residents' doorsteps, according to The Associated Press. Kahn, a...

Two University football coaches report harassing phone calls

July 21, 2004

Two University football coaches reported getting harassing phone calls Thursday. There have been 10 to 12 harassing calls since April, according to a police report. University Deputy Police Chief Steve...

U professor honored for 9/11 counseling work in New York

July 21, 2004

Two days after the Sept. 11 attacks, two labor unions responsible for many World Trade Center workers asked University professor Pauline Boss to come to New York City and counsel families of the missing. Five...

Police respond to public sex complaint in Anderson Hall

July 14, 2004

Police responded to a complaint of men having sex in an Anderson Hall restroom Thursday afternoon. Police issued the two men, ages 40 and 43, trespassing warnings and released them, according to a police...

Woman jailed for alcohol consumption, possession of marijuana and ecstacy

July 6, 2004

.Police stopped a Minneapolis woman for driving the wrong way on a one-way street Sunday. The officer who stopped her smelled alcohol on the woman's breath and gave her a breathalyzer, according to the...

Public sculpture of migrant workers on West Bank vandalized

June 30, 2004

A public sculpture on the West Bank honoring migrant workers was reported vandalized Wednesday. The sculpture portrays seven migrant workers standing in a circle with their backs forming a colorful bowl....

U students save 7-year-old boy from drowning at St. Paul Gym pool

June 23, 2004

Two University students rescued a drowning 7-year-old boy from the St. Paul Gymnasium swimming pool Wednesday. The boy attended the University's Youth & Community Program summer day camp. At approximately...

First lady stumps to mobilize Bush supporters in St. Paul

June 23, 2004

First lady Laura Bush entered the St. Paul RiverCentre on Friday to the sound of approximately 1,700 supporters chanting, "Four more years." "I've known George (W.) Bush for nearly 30 years," she said...

Continuing education student injures woman in suicide attempt

June 16, 2004

A University student attempted suicide June 3 by jumping from the Transportation and Safety Building. He landed on a woman from Eden Prairie, Minn., who was injured. The 37-year-old College of Continuing...

Police stop late-night “drag racers”

June 7, 2004

University Police stopped two cars "drag racing" on Kasota Avenue Southeast, on May 29 and found approximately 50 more cars "apparently waiting to race," according to police reports. At approximately 10:25...