The Minnesota Daily

All content by Chelsie Hanstad

U community already plans events, activism for spring

December 11, 2003

With most students focused on finishing this semester's classes, many might not be thinking about what is scheduled at the University next semester. After winter break, University officials said, students...

Will the real Goldy Gopher please stand up?

December 4, 2003

Watching from the bleachers, it might appear that the furry mascot frolicking on the football field is the same Goldy Gopher that was shaking hands and giving hugs at graduation. But the University actually...

Alums plan U’s first disability scholarship

December 1, 2003

A former University student's donation has sparked a drive to create the first-ever scholarship fund exclusively for students with disabilities. Harvey Johnson, 84, attended the University for one year,...

Vegetarians plan turkeyless holiday

November 26, 2003

When University sophomore Gilbert Schwartz was in seventh grade, he decided to become a vegetarian. And he decided to start on Thanksgiving. Now Schwartz - like millions of other vegans and vegetarians...

Coffman rally targets GLBT hatred

November 25, 2003

Students, staff and community members gathered in front of Coffman Union on Monday to rally against hate toward those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. Clad in winter coats, hats and mittens,...

Risking lives to find beauty in the mysterious

November 20, 2003

There are places in every city, such as abandoned buildings, tunnel systems and bridges, that the general public has forgotten or ignored. But there are people who seek out these places to see what is...

Marine delays graduation to serve

November 18, 2003

Technically, University student Jake Aldean did not have to go back. Not yet, anyway. But he did. As a sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve, Aldean could have waited until he graduated in May to return...

Many meditate to stay focused

November 12, 2003

Seated on small black cushions on the floor of a small Coffman Union room, the Diamond Way Buddhist Meditation group settles in for its weekly meeting at the University. Some sit with legs akimbo. Others...

One year later, family still seeks answers

October 31, 2003

A year after his disappearance, and seven months after his body was found in the Mississippi River, Chris Jenkins' family still hopes for answers. "They still strongly feel someone is out there that knows...

Homecoming traditions are the stuff of legends – or at least fairy tales

October 27, 2003

Homecoming week begins Monday, and organizers hope several changes will boost event participation. Twin Cities Student Unions Homecoming week coordinator Jay Arcuri said increased campus and community...

Musicians mark 1 year since tragic deaths

October 24, 2003

Hundreds of musicians at dozens of venues will pay tribute to the late Sen. Paul Wellstone on Saturday, one year after a fatal plane crash killed him, his wife, daughter, three staff members and the plane's...

Making an impression

October 17, 2003

When Steady Tattoo's doors open at 11 a.m., customers are already waiting. Many of them, visiting tattoo artist Adam Barton said, are college students. "We have a really varied clientele," Barton said....

Students explore grad school options at U fair

October 16, 2003

Anyone who has been through it can tell you that the road to graduate school is not an easy one. There are interviews, applications and entrance exams, not to mention decisions about which school to choose...

Populist Moore’s talk draws diverse audience

October 13, 2003

The line of people gathered to see populist author and filmmaker Michael Moore wrapped around the block Saturday evening at the Sports Pavilion. The diverse crowd - which included students, families and...

Lecture examines religion’s role at public universities

October 8, 2003

The MacLaurin Institute held a public lecture Tuesday at Mondale Hall to discuss the role of religion in a public university. Michael Stokes Paulsen, lawyer and University law professor, said the exclusion...

Radio K marks 10 years of student-run music

September 30, 2003

Radio K, the University's student-run radio station, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in October. Over its 10 years in existence, Radio K has helped build a sense of community, both in the University...

U groups raise money for fire victims

September 24, 2003

S tudent government leaders began a fund-raising effort Tuesday to benefit students displaced by Saturday's Dinkytown house fire. Minnesota Student Association President Eric Dyer said MSA will contribute...

Advocates work to end domestic violence

September 23, 2003

The University's Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education will participate for the first time in a national program to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October. The Silent Witness Project...

University Alumni Association pledges $1 million toward new stadium

September 19, 2003

The University Alumni Association's national board passed a resolution Saturday to donate $1 million toward a new football stadium and another $500,000 toward scholarships. "A lot of alumni feel there...

Involvement fair attracts students interested in volunteering

September 18, 2003

Seventy-five community organizations converged on Coffman Union on Wednesday, aiming to recruit new student volunteers. In its first year in Coffman Union, the Career and Community Learning Center's 10th...

Students flood meeting to fight property rules

September 17, 2003

Approximately 50 University fraternity and sorority members flooded a Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association meeting Tuesday night to voice opinions on the proposed historic designation of houses along...

U gives bridge its annual coat of paint

September 12, 2003

The Washington Avenue Bridge is getting its annual facelift this week as student groups and University departments paint panels advertising their existence and their school spirit. Artists descended on...

Second annual Sept. 11 blood drive adds staff, hours

September 10, 2003

It took less than three days for coordinators to fill every appointment for the second annual University and Red Cross Sept. 11 blood drive. The drive is the largest in the five-state region, organizer...

Regis Center completes Arts Quarter

September 9, 2003

University art students started class for the first time last week in what University administrators said is the most advanced art building in the country. "This is a major thing," project manager Kelly...