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Yudof addresses basketball concerns

March 15, 1999

About 48 hours after allegations of academic fraud in the University's basketball team hit the newsstands, University President Mark Yudof sat before state lawmakers, reassuring them of the school's academic...

Senator applies public service tradition to U

March 5, 1999

As a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, LeRoy Stumpf travelled to Guatemala and taught peasants how to farm and build houses; now University officials hope the state senator will be as benevolent toward...

Influential legislator appreciates

March 4, 1999

Editors note: This story is the first of two profiles on the leaders of the higher education committees at the state Legislature. Tomorrow's story will examine how Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Thief River Falls,...

Yudof approaches state

March 3, 1999

In a sharp contrast to past years, state legislators didn't flinch as University officials asked for the astronomical sum of $1.2 billion Tuesday morning. University President Mark Yudof presented the...

Senate passes bill to boost funds

March 1, 1999

Dave Cullen graduated two years ago with a sociology degree from the University, thanks in part to the Montgomery GI Bill. Now a recruiter for the National Guard, Cullen said the majority of his recruits...

Maverick politician

February 25, 1999

Staff Reporter Professionals in wool-blend suits and dresses milled around the high-class Bistro West campus restaurant, busting out day planners to pencil each other in at a recent reception for a visiting...

Regent’s new job evokes calls for him to step down

February 18, 1999

Several state legislators called for University Regent Michael O'Keefe to step down from his position if he becomes commissioner of the state's human services department. Sen. Larry Pogemiller, a Democrat...

Skeptical legislators

February 18, 1999

Sean Madigan When legislators asked Bob Zajac, a third-year medical student, how long it will take him to pay off his student loans, he didn't flinch, responding: "It will take forever." Zajac testified...

A congenial Capitol meets

February 16, 1999

For the second year in a row, University President Mark Yudof is shaping up to be the darling of the state Legislature. In a meeting remarkable for its lack of contention, Yudof asked state legislators...

Ventura: His growl is worse than his budget

February 12, 1999

Jesse Ventura isn't quite what he seems. The college dropout engaged in a public shouting match with student aid activists, showing little empathy for single parents in need of financial aid. But the intimidation...

Tour sells

February 11, 1999

Complete with a bus ride and box lunches, six state legislators embarked on a bona fide field trip to the University on Wednesday. University officials showcased the Minneapolis campus to the representatives,...

Show and tell: Ventura

February 9, 1999

Gov. Jesse Ventura came face-to-face with a University-produced freak show of genetic engineering Monday morning: "Tiger," a brown and black striped mouse. Tiger, along with a bald mouse created without...

Compacts

February 8, 1999

Richard Leppert and his supporting cast want to rebuild the University's film studies program -- and they're not alone. With administrative backing, money from the University's $1.2 billion legislative...

State, U

February 1, 1999

Scott M. Larson A Senate ethics committee implicated a former University dean on Friday as the driving force behind what it called an inappropriate and unethical coverup of a payment to a state senator. The...

Tax credit

February 1, 1999

Students cheered when Congress passed two federal education tax credits last fall that can save students up to $1,500 -- but that elation is turning to confusion as thousands of University students start...

U keeps

January 25, 1999

In light of critical new evidence, University officials are considering whether to reinvestigate a questionable contract between a former University dean and a state senator. Mike Martin, former dean of...

Ventura

January 22, 1999

In his latest pick from the University litter, Gov. Jesse Ventura appointed Regent Michael O'Keefe on Thursday to commissioner of human services, the state department that oversees social services programs...

Clinton

January 20, 1999

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Clinton declared higher education programs a success and suggested shifting focus to K-12 education initiatives and Social Security. About 50...

Panelists deconstruct governor’s race

January 15, 1999

Anna Dove, a Redwood High School senior, watched intently on Thursday as a panel of 14 campaign and party leaders rehashed the recent gubernatorial election. As the panelists sparred and jibed, Dove leaned...

Fury over controversial U deal raises calls for Sams to resign

January 14, 1999

A Senate ethics hearing concerning alleged perjury and obstruction of justice involving taped conversations, a woman named Monica and a call for resignation shook the political scene on Wednesday. But...

Former dean

January 13, 1999

At the last possible second, an unexpected phone call inculpated a former University agriculture school dean and a state senator in the state Capitol building Wednesday. Mike Martin, former dean of the...

U stands to gain from state’s take in tobacco settlement

January 8, 1999

To the surprise of University officials, Gov. Jesse Ventura said he wants to dedicate part of the $6.1 billion tobacco settlement to a medical research endowment at the University. Ventura made the announcement...

Obscure House speaker’s record on higher education cloudy

January 7, 1999

Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., took the helm of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday as speaker, but his low-profile personality left higher education officials in the dark about what to expect. Hastert,...

Student decides it’s time for the bookstore to pay

November 28, 1998

A disgruntled University student held three bookstore employees hostage on the roof of the Social Sciences Building on Friday afternoon after a scuffle over textbook buy-back prices. Penny Les, a psychology...

Officials keep tabs on Livingston’s education agenda

November 19, 1998

The higher education community watched with cautious relief as Rep. Bob Livingston, R-La., replaced Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., as speaker of the House, following an election by Republican Congress members on...

Voters embrace third party candidates

November 16, 1998

While Jesse Ventura shocked the nation with his gubernatorial victory, political experts said he's simply a sign of the times. Ventura's victory made him the most visible success in a national movement...

PSO lives, dies by First Amendment

November 15, 1998

Students wielding homemade posters and shouting "One-two-three-four, we don't want your racist war," protesters curtailed a speech by former United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson last winter at the...

Shocked by election, major parties concede

November 4, 1998

Melanie Evans Caught off-guard by Reform Party candidate Jesse Ventura's gubernatorial victory Tuesday night, Republicans and Democrats at opposite ends of the political spectrum expressed an identical...

Democrats visit U to stir student support

November 3, 1998

Six Democrat politicians stood on the bed of a pickup truck at the Superblock on Monday, driving up support for today's election. On the final day before the election, gubernatorial candidate Hubert H....

Candidates spar on higher education issues

October 28, 1998

Higher education topped a debate among the three major candidates for governor Tuesday, as two of the three sharply criticized the only financial aid proposal on the board without offering alternatives. Democrat...

Vento promotes

October 28, 1998

Students in Coffman Union took a break from their lunchtime pizza and sandwiches on Tuesday to chew on some political policy. Bruce Vento, the Democratic incumbent for St. Paul in the House of Representatives,...

Ventura turns race into a dead heat

October 28, 1998

Editors note: This is the third of five stories profiling the nine candidates for governor. Thursday's story will look at three minor party candidates. Max Rust Jesse Ventura said he wants to find out...

Constituents few and far between at candidate debate

October 27, 1998

With eight days remaining until election day, three candidates vying for the state Legislature outnumbered interested constituents at Monday's on-campus debate. Republican candidate Robert Fowler, a second-year...

Humphrey promises

October 27, 1998

Editor's Note: This is the second of five articles profiling the nine candidates for governor. Wednesday's story will feature Reform Party candidate Jesse Ventura. Nearly 50 years ago, Skip Humphrey helped...

Former activist Coleman

October 26, 1998

Editor's note: This is the first of five stories profiling the nine candidates for governor. Tuesday's story will look at Hubert H. "Skip" Humphrey III. As a prominent social activist at Hofstra University...

Candidates discuss the

October 25, 1998

Melanie Evans Maybe independent candidate for state Legislature Eric Hanson and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Hubert H. "Skip" Humphrey III have the same accountant. Both the mass communication senior...

Hanson challenges party system

October 22, 1998

Editor's note: This story is the second of two profiles on the candidates for state Legislature in District 59B. Next week, the Daily will profile the nine candidates for governor. Senior Eric Hanson said...

Fowler hopes to defeat incumbent Kahn

October 21, 1998

Editor's note: This story is the first in a series of three profiles on the candidates for the state Legislature in District 59B. Next week, the Daily will profile the nine candidates for governor. Armed...

Political group promotes

October 16, 1998

The knock at Katie Seitz's residence hall door sparked her curiosity: The College of Liberal Arts freshman wasn't expecting guests. But the strangers at her door didn't ask for money or promote a religion...

Uprooting the stacks: U gears up for transformation

October 5, 1998

Editor's note: More than $400 million is earmarked to build and renovate numerous University facilities over the next several years, thanks to a 1998 capital budget windfall and private donations. This...

Lower tuition is priority for DFL candidates

October 2, 1998

Hubert H. "Skip" Humphrey III's running mate delved into the college lifestyle with pizza and pop before revealing his plans to keep college costs down to a group of University students Thursday night. Roger...

U’s ‘biggest fan’ keeps freshman classes growing

September 28, 1998

While high school seniors sat timidly with their parents in the Office of Admissions Friday morning, Wayne Sigler bounded from family to family, offering Tootsie Pops and a taste of the University. "How...

Candidates discuss financial aid issue

September 25, 1998

The winner of Minnesota's race for the governor's seat will determine more than tax levels and new stadiums. He can also lower tuition for University students. The three major candidates following this...

Candidates vie for Hennepin County counsel seat

September 21, 1998

Despite holding similar views on major issues like gun control and juvenile crime, the two candidates for Hennepin County attorney sparred Thursday over job qualifications and fund-raising techniques. Candidates...

Political opportunities abound at U

August 24, 1998

An election year means more than just political advertisements and mudslinging by candidates; it also means open doors for students to enter the political stage. From volunteering for a gubernatorial...

Crowding lands some in lounges

August 24, 1998

University officials expect this year's crop of freshmen to burst the seams of residence halls, landing about 500 students in hotel rooms and study lounges until permanent space opens up. University officials...

Student protester arrested

June 16, 1998

Interfering with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's motorcade landed one University student in jail. Police arrested J Burger, University College senior, for disorderly conduct after he rode his...

Student arrives in class early

June 8, 1998

Al Wais Layt, College of Liberal Arts junior, gave his professor a start Monday morning -- just by going to class. The political science freshman arrived to his 8 a.m. lecture on time, surprising even...

DFL convention

June 5, 1998

Taking a break from finals and papers, some University students will hobnob with Democratic Party faithfuls at the state convention starting today in St. Cloud, Minn. Several College Democrats will join...

Yudof appoints interim chief for Morris campus

June 4, 1998

With no consensus from administrators in sight, University President Mark Yudof recommended that Samuel Schuman become interim chancellor at the Morris campus. The move halts a yearlong search for a permanent...