The Minnesota Daily

All content by Colleen Winters

Complaints yield proposal to stagger campus class start times

February 20, 1998

A group of faculty rode the bus between the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses, walked to the farthest points of each campus and even carried heavy books. Their verdict: Fifteen minutes to get from a lab...

Lawsuit causes MSA to consider impeachment vote

February 19, 1998

After a heated debate on Wednesday, plans to vote on whether or not to impeach a member of the College of Liberal Arts College Board were postponed until next week. Board member Jessie Roos created a...

CLA hopes to revitalize the humanities

February 18, 1998

The College of Liberal Arts might provide 47 percent of the University's undergraduate instruction, but it only receives 23 percent of the Twin Cities' campus instructional budget. The underfunding has...

Regents delay

February 13, 1998

The expected approval of planning for a new dance building at the Board of Regents' meeting Thursday didn't happen. Neither did a rejection. In fact, the building wasn't voted on at all. "We decided to...

U botanist aids police with plant expertise

February 6, 1998

When police investigating a murder in 1990 needed more evidence to solve the crime, they called University botanist Anita Cholewa. "I've always been something of a Sherlock Holmes," said Cholewa, a curator...

Design club holds successful auction

February 6, 1998

College of Human Ecology adviser Doris Wiehe wanted to buy a coat for her daughter-in-law. She found one Thursday at an unlikely place: the St. Paul Student Center. The long blue coat she bought for $3...

Student fees challenged in lawsuit

February 4, 1998

Paying the Student Services Fee might become an option rather than a requirement for University students if a lawsuit filed Tuesday by five students is successful. The lawsuit, filed by Matthew Currey,...

Seed money solicited for greenhouse

February 2, 1998

In the scheme of the University's $290 million budget request, the $900,000 proposed to pay for the planning of a new greenhouse on the St. Paul campus might not seem like much. But to faculty members...

Food for the body, food for the soul

January 29, 1998

Lunch at the St. Paul Student Center's Terrace Cafe on Wednesday looked like lunch at any student center. Students ate pizza, studied biology, read the newspaper and chatted with friends. But lunch there...

St. Paul gym draws more student users

January 23, 1998

The St. Paul Gymnasium seems to fit right in with its surroundings: Much like the campus it calls home, the gym is quieter and less crowded than its Minneapolis counterpart. But several renovations to...

Lack of light makes winter difficult for victims of disorder

January 23, 1998

The winter months can leave Minnesotans starving for daylight. With just 10 hours of sunlight possible each day, the darkness can become overwhelming for some people. Too much darkness can drive people...

Activists stump for Superior Forest

January 15, 1998

A few weeks ago, members of the University's Ecology Club visited a section of the Superior National Forest called Little Alfie, which is home to century-old red and white pines. On Wednesday, some of...

Microbiology prof elected fellow

June 18, 1997

A University professor who spends much of his time being wrong was recently honored for his research accomplishments by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. "(Performing research) is a creative...

Cuba native gives new insight to race relations

May 22, 1997

When Ruth Behar left Cuba, she was a few months shy of her 5th birthday. In the airport, her 2-year-old brother clung to their nanny and cried. The nanny, whom everybody called Caro, would stay behind. That...

‘Breaking-up’ scenarios offer options

April 17, 1997

A young couple stands face-to-face. They stare into each other's eyes, whispering and laughing. And after a lingering hug, they part. What's taking place isn't a personal conversation, but rather a break-up...