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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Badger

June 1, 1998

Wisconsin residents at the University have received good and bad news regarding their 1998-99 tuition rates. University students from Wisconsin will benefit from a tuition increase of 4.9 percent though...

U officials plan to regulate collegiate-licensed products

May 28, 1998

Several schools recently learned they sold sweatshop-produced gear. Some University officials now want to join the nationwide trend of creating policies to prevent it from happening here. The universities...

Students get a taste of Dayton’s

May 21, 1998

Gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton added Coffman Union Plaza to his list of campaign stops Wednesday. The underdog Democrat and his troop of student staffers vied for University votes by peddling pizza...

Ice cold treats help offer warm thanks to key state lawmakers

May 21, 1998

Drawn by ice cream, a marching band and $206.8 million, lawmakers flooded campus Wednesday to celebrate the University's legislative spoils. University officials thanked Gov. Arne Carlson and state lawmakers...

Council adopts

May 20, 1998

The Interfraternity Council adopted a policy Tuesday to end alcohol distribution at fraternity parties by next year, adding the council to a growing list of groups waging a nationwide assault on the campus...

Former MSA

May 18, 1998

Former Minnesota Student Association vice president Eric Hanson said he wants to move his political career from Coffman Union to the state Capitol. The senior in organizational communications announced...

Annan starts and ends graduates’ careers

May 18, 1998

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan berated the United States for its outstanding debt to the United Nations during the Macalaster College commencement Sunday. The 1961 Macalaster graduate informed about...

Provision suspends aid from drug users

May 13, 1998

Federal lawmakers want to give students another reason to just say no. In an effort at curbing skyrocketing drug use among young adults, the House quietly passed a provision barring students with drug...

Ferraro talks to Law School grads

May 11, 1998

Law School graduates saw Geraldine Ferraro and Walter Mondale share a stage on Saturday for the first time since the pair's failed presidential bid in 1984. "We thought we'd try it again and see if we...

Financial aid bill

May 8, 1998

"House members overwhelmingly approved a higher education bill late Wednesday that would preserve affirmative action and boost financial aid as long as recipients aren't pushing drugs. The Higher Education...

House to vote

May 6, 1998

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on legislation banning racial preferences on college campuses -- the latest splash in a national wave against affirmative action. If approved, the amendment...

Colleges

May 4, 1998

An unprecedented number of high school graduates flocked to college campuses last fall, reinforcing the notion that a high school diploma alone can't buy a ticket to a sunny future. A report released...

Altaf keeps smiling despite third-place

May 1, 1998

Sabeen Altaf heard of her third-place finish over the sounds of geese and waves on the Mississippi River banks Thursday evening. "Wow. I should let Mike know," Altaf said, after taking a call from Minnesota...

Proposed bill helps students with children

April 30, 1998

Toddlers bounded from tube slides to sand boxes Wednesday afternoon at the day-care facility just off campus. While they skipped across a winding sidewalk leading to Toddler Parkway and Infant Lane --...

Museum faces new competitor

April 24, 1998

Entering a West Bank museum erected in his honor, visitors are greeted by Hubert H. Humphrey's mantra: People possess the wisdom and goodness to resolve conflicts in peace. Now a political maneuver threatens...

Congress tinkers with financial aid programs

April 21, 1998

As lawmakers start debating plans to reduce interest rates, students can expect a boost in financial aid from Congress next year. The House and Senate reconvene today after taking a two-week Easter break....

U students get opportunity to

April 20, 1998

There was little doubt Saturday as autograph seekers swarmed comedian Al Franken that, doggone it, people like him -- especially Minnesota Democrats. Franken, best known as the self-appreciating Stuart...

U’s legislative

April 16, 1998

It doesn't take a mathematician to figure out that a new president plus a retiring governor multiplied by a state surplus in an election year equals a lot of cash for the University. The school raked...

Legislature grants $242.8 million to U

April 14, 1998

Chalk one up for Mark Yudof. In his first bout with the Legislature as University president, the Texas transplant managed to wow lawmakers into opening the floodgates of funding to the University. Lawmakers...

Bonding

April 10, 1998

University officials declared a victory Thursday as lawmakers passed a plan to finance $206.8 million for campus building projects, using a rare parliamentary maneuver to help the school while staying...

Passage of budget leads to University improvements

April 9, 1998

Lawmakers approved a $36 million supplemental budget for the University Wednesday and sent the legislation to Gov. Arne Carlson's desk. University officials are excited about the measure, which provides...

Lawmakers reach accord

April 2, 1998

An out-of-committee compromise will save the University from a court battle to quash a homosexual discrimination amendment that threatened to tie up almost $40 million in state funding. The House amendment...

Aid proposal tops committee debate

March 31, 1998

Receiving a taste of the confusion many students face every year when applying for financial aid, state lawmakers couldn't get numbers to match up Monday as they tried to devise a new aid formula. House...

Legislators deliberate over University funds

March 30, 1998

Spring break offered no rest from academic work for state and federal lawmakers. During the University's March vacation, elected officials and University administrators kept their eyes on legislation...

Legislation will protect

March 30, 1998

Legislators took steps last week to strengthen laws protecting journalists and their unpublished materials from the courts, a move partially provoked by a high-profile lawsuit against The Minnesota Daily...

4-H bill threatens civil rights

March 30, 1998

Some Minnesota lawmakers want state 4-H clubs to follow the trail of California Boy Scouts, who are now able to discriminate against homosexuals and bisexuals after a recent high court decision. And if...

Light-rail transit could benefit the University area

March 30, 1998

State and federal lawmakers are laying tracks to fund a light-rail transit system which would connect the West Bank area to downtown Minneapolis, the airport and the Mall of America. The $400 million...

Outlook for full budget request grim

March 12, 1998

University supporters need a new budget legislation slogan, because key lawmakers say "249" is out of the picture. Dealt cuts in both the Senate last week and an instrumental House committee early Wednesday,...

Houses discuss

March 11, 1998

Legislators began ironing out a $40 million difference between the House and Senate supplemental education bills at the state Capitol on Tuesday evening. The House version allocates $20 million more to...

Senate passes capital budget

March 6, 1998

After five hours of debate, the Senate approved a nearly $1 billion statewide budget bill for capital projects Thursday that would send the University its largest construction budget in history. The University's...

Precinct caucuses see meager turnout

March 4, 1998

and Brian Close The University community had its first opportunity to participate in this year's state elections at precinct caucuses Tuesday night. While University participation for DFL and Reform parties...

Legislature seeks compromise on Pell grants

February 26, 1998

Grants paid for all of Felicia Ring's college costs at community college, but grants don't cover her University tuition. Without financial help from her parents, the College of Liberal Arts junior applied...

Forbes advocates more tech students

February 26, 1998

Worried about a shortage of workers, Steve Forbes urged colleges Wednesday to beef up the pipeline of technology-savvy graduates. Before more than 150 local business leaders and University President Mark...

Senate crops budget request

February 23, 1998

Legislators carved nearly $80 million out of the University's capital budget request Friday, trimming items at the heart of President Mark Yudof's technology plans. The Senate Higher Education Finance...

Bush defends Gulf war role, backs Clinton

February 20, 1998

George Bush, the subject of impressions as President of the United States, did some impersonations of his own Thursday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Bush, who was president from 1989 to...

Possible conflict of interest arises in request for funding

February 20, 1998

A $2.6 million University request for swine research facilities came under attack Thursday as a rural county clerk alleged a conflict of interest. University professor Robert Morrison invested four years...

U students vie for Republican endorsement

February 19, 1998

Under the banner, "Going, going, Kahn," two University students squared off Wednesday for the Republican endorsement of District 59B and the chance to take on Rep. Phyllis Kahn of Minneapolis. In their...

Tax credit will lighten burden for freshmen

February 18, 1998

Government tax breaks could pick up nearly half of the tuition tab for entering University freshmen next fall. The House DFL Caucus proposed a $500 tax credit Monday for first-year students attending...

Students push for bond approval at Capitol rotunda

February 13, 1998

Goldy Gopher left the sports arena for the political arena Thursday afternoon to join University students in a rally at the Capitol. Students wanted to persuade legislators to approve the largest bonding...

Senate slices parts of U budget request

February 12, 1998

University faculty, staff and low-income students took a blow in the Senate on Wednesday night. The Senate Higher Education Budget Division cut nearly $10 million from the University's supplemental budget...

Officials request funding to renovate architecture building

February 11, 1998

After 11 years of planning and waiting, College of Landscape and Architecture officials want to draw up a bill at the Legislature that will bring them a remodeled home. This legislative session, University...

Route to regency might be shortened

February 9, 1998

For 25 years, many have complained of the political potholes that line the road to membership on the Board of Regents. Legislators seem primed this year to smooth out the bumps with a streamlined selection...

U is big topic in Carlson’s state address

February 5, 1998

In his final State of the State address Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Arne Carlson praised the University and stumped for more higher education funding. Carlson, diverting from the fiscally conservative ways...

Bond request

February 5, 1998

While dealing the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system a $40 million setback, a House committee approved Wednesday the University's budget request in its entirety. The House Higher Education...

Internships sharpen tomorrow’s politicians

February 5, 1998

When Laura Nevitt learned last quarter that Wisconsin has never sent a woman senator or representative to Congress, she thought someone needed to break that trend. "I decided that I would be that person,"...

Tuition hikes could fund bonding bill for U renovations

February 2, 1998

University officials could dig into students' pockets to revamp Walter Library and construct a new biotechnology center. As parts of the University's $249 million capital budget request, the school and...

Yudof touts biology in funds request

January 28, 1998

Mark Yudof wants to use cellular and molecular biology as a vehicle to drive the University into the 21st century but is waiting for a green light from the Legislature. The University president presented...

University student runs for Legislature

January 26, 1998

Tom Gromacki is passionate about two things -- politics and the Green Bay Packers. The Wisconsin native and College of Liberal Arts junior announced his campaign for the Legislature last week, but took...

U weighs alternatives to keep tuition low

January 23, 1998

A congressionally commissioned panel slapped universities with the brunt of the blame for runaway tuition costs, a study released Wednesday concluded. The writers of the National Commission on the Cost...

State legislators face protesters, nearly 100 bills

January 21, 1998

The roar of welfare rights demonstrators greeted state legislators as they emerged from the year's opening session, adding to the noise and action at the Capitol on Tuesday. From the public protest to...