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The Minnesota Daily

All content by Claire Bramel

Student’s story comes full circle at Relay for Life

Published April 30, 2012

Erin Tlachac always identified herself with her curly brown hair. “That’s how people in Admissions Ambassadors knew her — Erin with the pretty long hair,” said her friend Zach Morris. But...

Ceremony will honor GLBTA success

Published April 25, 2012

Students, staff and faculty will be awarded Monday for their efforts to make the University of Minnesota friendlier to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally students. Ross Neely, the program’s...

Some see ignorance as anti-Semitism

Published April 24, 2012

University of Minnesota senior Zach Stern felt his professor assigned him more makeup work than other students when he missed class for a Jewish holiday. He didn’t think the professor was targeting...

Students, staff gearing up for fall race

Published April 19, 2012

Students who register for the third annual Gopher Adventure Race next fall could be competing alongside University President Eric Kaler and his wife, Karen. During the “Amazing Race”-type adventure...

Apparel design junior Kaila Bibeau looks through different types of fabric that can be used to insult space suits for a group project in her apparel design class.

U student lands NASA internship for design

Published April 5, 2012

Kaila Bibeau never thought the homework for her apparel design course would help her land a summer job with NASA. She and 11 other students have spent the semester working on spacesuit prototypes as part...

Mobile App Challenge winners announced

Published March 30, 2012

  Winners of the University of Minnesota’s first Mobile App Challenge were announced Friday, officially ending the contest that began early last semester. “Wander” an itinerary app...

Four teams of students compete in U mobile app design challenge

Published March 26, 2012

This week marks the end of a two semester-long contest for University of Minnesota students to design a mobile app. Sponsored by the Office of Information Technology and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity...

Dinkytown post office to remain open

Published March 21, 2012

  The Dinkytown post office might remain open, despite previous talks of closure. The branch was scheduled to “suspend operations” on March 23 because its lease was expiring. But after...

Woman banned from Coffman for drunk behavior during poetry slam

Published March 21, 2012

An audience member who interrupted an event in the Whole Music Club on Monday night was banned from Coffman Union and all East Bank buildings for one year, according to a University of Minnesota police...

Dance Marathon at the University of Minnesota, a philanthropic student group, held their big fundraiser Saturday in the Great Hall of Coffman Union.

U Dance Marathon brings in $5,800

Published March 5, 2012

   The University of Minnesota’s annual Dance Marathon wrapped up Saturday after raising more than $5,800 for the University’s Amplatz Children’s Hospital and One Heartland...

Freshman Maura McManus, left, chats with community adviser Jenna Headrick, a sophomore majoring in political science and sociology. McManus, a French and global studies major, is hoping to become a CA for fall 2012.

U housing office to select next year’s CAs from pool of 240

Published March 1, 2012

Roughly 240 University of Minnesota students applied for 80 available community adviser positions for the 2012-13 academic year. Housing and Residential Life began notifying applicants Wednesday night. This...

With Twitter and Pinterest, profs embrace social media

Published February 22, 2012

  The days when students were penalized for surfing websites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest during lectures are gone in many University of Minnesota classrooms. Professors across disciplines...

Parker Mullins, a junior in marketing, boogies on his bicycle to keep up his energy just after midnight on Friday at the Recreation Center. The University of Minnesota Cycling Team rode for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Cyclists raise $2,900 in first 24-hour ride

Published February 13, 2012

The University of Minnesota Cycling Team’s 24 Hour Ride for Research wrapped up Saturday after 33 members pedaled to raise $2,900 in 2,000 miles. Held behind the University Recreation Center’s...

Whitney Houston dies of unknown causes at age 48

Published February 12, 2012

After a career filled with success and turmoil, music sensation Whitney Houston died today, according to  the Wall Street Journal. She was 48. Houston was a critically acclaimed singer and performer...

Associate professor of apparel design Dr. Lucy Dunne, left, gives instruction on impact protection, mobility, electronic textiles and thermal balance in a studio design class Tuesday in McNeal Hall. The class is working on a spacesuit design which they will present to NASA.

Uncommon Courses: From the classroom to the launchpad

Published February 8, 2012

When Mai Yang registered for Apparel Design Studio IV, she didnâÄôt expect to learn about electrical engineering and wiring circuits. The apparel design junior also didnâÄôt plan on crafting...

Brian Folger dances with Paige Sandness during competition team practice in the ballroom dance club Friday evening in Bierman gym.

Long practice hours prep dance club for competition

Published February 1, 2012

Standout dance partners Michael Kasinkas and Corissa Ranum may live dance, but they donâÄôt study it in the classroom. Kasinkas is a mathematics and economics junior, while his partner Ranum is...

Yoga instructor Christine Ojala teaches a range of skill levels in the Universitys only for-credit yoga class. The class had such high demand that Ojala received around 100 emails from students seeking a spot in the class.

Want to de-stress with yoga? Get on the waiting list.

Published January 25, 2012

  Students clamored for a spot in Christine OjalaâÄôs one-credit yoga class this semester in the PeopleâÄôs Center Gym on  West Bank. The class, offered through the Barbara Barker...

Recount shows Santorum defeated Romney in Iowa

Published January 19, 2012

Certified results have surfaced from the Iowa caucus showing that Rick Santorum leads Mitt Romney by 34 votes, in contrast to an eight vote lead Romney held on caucus night, reports The New York Times. According...

Kodak files for bankruptcy

Published January 19, 2012

Kodak announced it's running out of moments. Thursday morning, the company filed for bankruptcy protection after 131 years of business, the New York Times reports. With digital photography dominating the...