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Regents discuss changing role, relationship with new leaders

June 20, 1997

The Board of Regents retreated from Morrill Hall Wednesday morning to the plush confines of the St. Paul College Club to discuss the proper role of the University's governing body and its relationship...

Wisconsin students may need to pay surcharge

June 20, 1997

Wisconsin students will pay more to attend Minnesota public colleges beginning in the fall of 1998, under an agreement reached earlier this month by the two states. Currently, Wisconsin and Minnesota...

Housingshortage

June 18, 1997

A projected student housing shortage could land some University freshmen on the Twin Cities campus in area hotels this fall, administrators told the Board of Regents last week. Since 1995, the University's...

Not all newsmakers were newsworthy

June 6, 1997

In last September's Fall Preview issue of The Minnesota Daily, reporters profiled 14 members of the University community as "newsmakers," people who shaped the University behind the scenes and in public....

State passes gay marriage prohibition

June 4, 1997

A new state law signed on Monday by Gov. Arne Carlson bans gay marriages in Minnesota and denies recognition of gay marriages performed in other states. The law, called the Defense of Marriage Act, was...

Legislator learns state forestry in St. Paul

May 30, 1997

Although most U.S. Congressmen are vacationing after a long legislative session in Washington, D.C., one Minnesota lawmaker took time to visit the University and learn more about one of the state's largest...

U’s politics buffs mull high court’s ruling on Clinton

May 28, 1997

The United States Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the president is not immune from civil and criminal lawsuits, opening up the possibility that President Bill Clinton could go to trial. The Court's...

Challenges remain forseasoned lawmakers

May 27, 1997

University-area voters sent a veteran crew of lawmakers to this year's legislative session, ready to tackle issues ranging from environmental protection to the school's budget. Although all the legislators...

Carlson signs U’s 1997-98 budget

May 22, 1997

After months of campaigning, lobbying and petitioning for more funding, the University finally found out how much money it will receive for the 1998-99 biennium. Gov. Arne Carlson signed the state's two-year...

Committee agrees on U funding

May 14, 1997

After nearly two weeks of deliberations, the Legislature's higher education conference committee finally delivered its verdict on Tuesday night. The University will receive a $1.076 billion budget for...

U’s budget: Houses closer to compromise

May 13, 1997

Legislators seemed unlikely to reach an agreement on the University's 1998-99 budget by late Monday night, but it did appear the school will get more funding than Gov. Carlson has recommended. Both House...

College funding: no compromise yet

May 9, 1997

Despite hopes that the higher education funding bill would be well on its way to the governor by the end of this week, the University is still at least a few days away from learning its 1998-99 funding...

Little compromise reached on funding request

May 8, 1997

After 13 hours of debate, the University is hardly closer to learning how much money it will receive for the 1998-99 biennium. The Legislature's higher education conference committee met throughout the...

New law means tough penalties for stalkers

May 7, 1997

Gov. Arne Carlson signed a tough, new anti-crime measure on Tuesday that lowers the burden of proof for prosecutors when seeking convictions for stalkers. Under the new law, which amends the original...

U budget issues still unresolved

May 7, 1997

The state higher education conference committee failed to tackle any important issues on Tuesday as members met for less than one minute. "This process is like observing continental drift," said Ruth...

Analyst says Clinton’s budget won’t help Minnesota students

May 6, 1997

Proposed changes in federal Pell Grant awards would not help students but instead would save money for the state, said government officials on Monday at the Capitol. Lisa DeReinee, the state's department...

Students stand to gain from budget

May 5, 1997

A federal balanced-budget plan announced Friday would benefit college students by increasing Pell Grants, tax credits and family deductions for college costs. The plan, announced by President Clinton...

School funding depends on results of compromise

May 2, 1997

The University might find out by the end of next week how much money it will receive from the Legislature for the school's 1998-99 biennial budget. The Higher Education Conference Committee held its first...

Kahn, others talk funding for stadium

May 1, 1997

Minnesota lawmakers might gamble on keeping the Twins in town, especially since several bills that would fund a new ballpark came before a legislative committee Wednesday. Legislators in a joint meeting...

Bill mandates work for welfare

May 1, 1997

While legislators cheered Gov. Arne Carlson inside the State Capitol, several protestors lined up outside his office, shouting "No justice, no peace." They were objecting to the Governor's signing of...

Donovan and Bohlool’surprised’ but gracious

April 25, 1997

A night of Timberwolves basketball, music and chatting with friends came to a sudden halt as the final tallies of the all-campus elections came in at Argyle House late Thursday night. Minnesota Student...

U plans for Take Our Daughters to Work Day

April 23, 1997

The University campus will be flooded with girls and young women on Thursday as the fifth annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day is celebrated. All students, staff and faculty members are invited to bring...

House passes budget bill

April 17, 1997

After long and unpredictable trips through the two houses of the Legislature, the University's budget will now make one final stop before landing on the governor's desk. The full House passed its omnibus...

Budget bill survives threat

April 15, 1997

The University's budget passed through the Senate unanimously on Monday after surviving a scare from an amendment to reduce its funding. Sen. Steve Morse, DFL-Dakota, presented a floor amendment that...

Bills show differingviews on education

April 14, 1997

Although the Minnesota House and Senate both expect to consider funding bills for higher education this week, their respective proposals offer dramatically different approaches for students and universities....

House bill boosts funds

April 10, 1997

After a long weekend of despair about their budget request, University officials' scowls have turned to smiles, and they're growing wider as the week progresses. "It was a great day today," said Marvin...

Outlook for U’s budget gets brighter

April 9, 1997

A little lobbying went a long way for University administrators. The Senate Children, Families and Learning Committee shifted $12 million of its higher education omnibus bill to the University's biennial...

Senate stingy with U

April 7, 1997

University officials were dumbfounded Friday after the Senate Higher Education Committee completed its appropriations bill, which would give the University much less state funding than officials expected. "When...

Students contend for endorsements

April 3, 1997

Students who wait until the last minute to enter the race for the top offices in the Minnesota Student Association might find themselves at a disadvantage as two more major endorsements were handed out...

Higher education funds discussed at Coffman

April 3, 1997

Federal support for higher education drew more than 150 people, including Sen. Paul Wellstone, to the Coffman Memorial Union Theater on Wednesday. Wellstone sponsored a forum, which included university...

Wellstone to attend forum at Coffman

April 1, 1997

While the Legislature discusses how to fund higher education on a state level, several lawmakers and state university officials will meet on Wednesday to assess the changing needs of education funding...

State lawmakers considerfunding, saving and hazing

March 31, 1997

Gopher pride swept every inch of the state during the past few weeks, and the marble halls of the state Capitol were no exception. The full House of Representatives joined with Goldy Gopher and members...

Budget presentation receives good review

March 14, 1997

As students take a break from classes during the next two weeks, University officials will work hard to sell their proposed budget to the Legislature. Because the state Legislature has two houses, the...

U2000 used as bait in hunt for money

March 12, 1997

University officials have worked the last two months convincing legislators in the House and Senate's higher education committees that the University needs a funding hike. The 21 legislators are responsible...

Humphrey confident about candidacy

March 7, 1997

The University welcomed another potential governor Thursday as Attorney General Skip Humphrey spoke before 30 University students at a U-DFL meeting about his candidacy. Humphrey asked students to come...

Colleges may benefit from lotteries

March 5, 1997

Although they might not ever receive as much money from the lottery as Gopher 5 jackpot winners do, students at universities around the state might benefit from the gambling system in the near future. The...

U wraps Senate budget appeal

March 5, 1997

It's on to the House for University administrators traveling the legislative budget circuit in search of increased funding. University officials wrapped up their biennial budget presentation to the Senate...

U likely to see a slice of state’s surplus

February 28, 1997

New information about a burgeoning state surplus could lead to a funding increase for the University. Gov. Arne Carlson outlined spending plans for a surprising $2.3 billion state surplus at the Capitol...

U wants to show facultythe money

February 27, 1997

University officials apprised legislators Wednesday of the need for more state funding to help the school keep its best and brightest. Members of the Senate Higher Education Committee heard from administrators...

U makes its budget pitch

February 26, 1997

For the first time since the Legislature opened in January, University administrators on Tuesday got down to the nuts and bolts of their budget request at the Capitol. With several weeks of campaigning...

U asking for more technology funding

February 25, 1997

In a bit of last-minute campaigning for state funds, University administrators went before legislators Monday to again stress the importance of technological improvements on campus. The meeting before...

U improves in four of five areas

February 21, 1997

As the University continues to wait for its turn at the Capitol, administrators say they are pleased legislators took time to acknowledge the school with $4.5 million for achieving demographic improvements. "I'm...

Students urge legislators to keep tuition rates down

February 20, 1997

University students from around the state hit the Capitol on Wednesday morning, urging legislators to help ease their financial woes. "Right now, we feel you are the only ones who can help us," said Sean...

23-year-old conservative is at home in the House

February 18, 1997

College students are typically idealists who hope to somehow change the society in which they were raised. This year, Rep. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, a recent college graduate, is attempting to do...

Reed is endorsed for Board of Regents seat

February 14, 1997

The vote could not have been any closer for the endorsement of a new regent, as Maureen Reed, a doctor and HealthPartners' medical director, narrowly defeated Barbara Klemme, a consultant for nonprofit...

Blood alcohol levels debated

February 13, 1997

Tom Meyer took the floor of the Senate Crime Prevention Committee on Wednesday, showing photos of an overturned car, and slowly talked about the death of his only son. His son had been driving drunk and...

Educators pull up their sleeves

February 11, 1997

Three prominent Minnesota college and university leaders met with members of the House Higher Education Finance Division on Monday -- not in competition for money, but for collaboration and cooperation. University...

Higher education tax credit urged

February 5, 1997

University of Minnesota Foundation President Gerald Fischer said a proposed tax credit would bring about 20,000 new private donors to the school. The credit, introduced last week at a press conference,...

Snow removal costs exceed budget

February 5, 1997

The high volume of snow this winter has caused both the University and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to spend much more than they anticipated on snow removal. Paul Tschida, the assistant...

State’s colleges want to be wired

February 4, 1997

New wiring. New computers. Internet access. Online classes. University administrators tout these and other technological needs to legislators every chance they get this year while stumping for increased...