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Daily Digest: transportation funding, Discovery Channel, and FBI

March 12, 2009

It's Thursday, and that means two things: 1. it's almost the weekend and 2. this is my last Daily Digest. My tenure at the Daily has ended, and our latest reporter-turned-editor, Alex Ebert will...

Daily Digest: Stem cells, ethanol, and cancer

March 10, 2009

It's Tuesday's Daily Digest ... we're getting closer and closer to Spring Break by the day, and it'll  be a welcome respite with the weather the way it's been today. There's been plenty all over the...

Daily Digest: Watchmen and starving Minnesotans

March 4, 2009

It's Tuesday, the beginning of another week ... and it's a little late in the day for me to be doing this, so I'll jump right in:   * Pioneer Press movie buff Chris Hewitt has a feature on the upcoming...

Daily Digest: the Legislature and the Watchmen

February 26, 2009

It's Thursday, and while the fact that we've reached the end of yet another week should make me happy, the weather's resemblance to Christmas is making me yearn for spring! The eight or so inches that...

Daily Digest: Sports scheduling and Capitol rallies

February 25, 2009

We've reached the mid-week slump, folks. Since I missed the Digest yesterday, Mr. Rose has convinced me to write todays (but mostly, he just pawning off the responsibility). Let's jump into...

Daily Digest: wrestler linked to death, more MnSCU

February 19, 2009

It's Thursday, and that means the weekend is right around the corner. Here's hoping, however, that your weekend pans out to be more exciting than mine -- I'll be spending it in northern Minnesota with...

Daily Digest: Social network safety and electronic music

February 17, 2009

I almost accidentally forgot about posting today, so I won't even try to come up with some witty banter to introduce the news today; Here it is:   * Facebook used to be just for college students,...

Daily Digest: mortgages by race and Spring Break shape

February 12, 2009

It's Thursday! One of my favorite days of the week. Jumping right into the news:   * The U released a study today saying that the Twin Cities has been one of the worst in the country when it comes...

Daily Digest: Education in this economy and oddball Feb weather

February 10, 2009

It may be rainy outside, but at least it's above freezing ... and that, oddly enough, brings me to our first Daily Digest item:   * The warmer weather and wintery rain is a double-edged...

Daily Digest: more o the same.

February 5, 2009

Welcome to Thursday's digest. We're only one day from the weekend, so away we go ...   * The ethanol-gasoline debate is continuing to stir around local and national media from the study that the U released...

Daily Digest: is ethanol really all it’s cracked up to be?

February 3, 2009

It's another chilly one outside, so cross your fingers that we get another warm-up late in the week. Until then, curl up and read some news!   * A newly released U study looked at the economic...

Daily Digest: Thursday late edition, and Friday

January 30, 2009

My sincerest apologies for letting the beloved Daily Digest slip my mind yesterday. Today, then, we'll bring you the Thursday late edition plus Friday's news from around the area. Enjoy.   * The U...

Daily Digest: Internet, internet, internet

January 27, 2009

Tuesday is another cold one, folks, so pull on the cap and belly up to some hot cocoa while you peruse the Daily Digest.   *Minnesota wants to build a better broadband infrastructure for better high-speed...

Daily Digest: Former U geologist dies, TCF parking

January 23, 2009

We have a bit of a slow news day here, kids, so since it's Friday (insert Halleluiah here) we'll keep it short and sweet: * The Pioneer Press has a brief obituary on former U geology prof. Dr. Donald Yardley,...

Daily Digest: more flu and less education

December 2, 2008

Welcome to Tuesday, folks. As the winter doldrums begin to set in (already), we take a look at your news: * Media outlets are all buzzing the U of M finding that students get better grades if they get...

Daily Digest: bridges and vampires

November 20, 2008

Happy Thursday, all. As we inch our way closer to the weekend (only one more full week of classes after this!), there's much a-happening all around the U. Here's your daily digest: *Although the National...

Daily Digest: influenza and China

November 7, 2008

Welcome to Friday, kids! Although the weather is fairly dismal, celebrate that another glorious weekend has come. And now, for your round up of news:   *This time of year, sickness rolls around, whether...

Live blog: Rep. Ellison results show lead

November 5, 2008

9:38 p.m.: Ellison is now getting up to speak, according to Bierschbach. 9:18 p.m.: According to reporter Briana Bierschbach, Ellison is present at Trocadero's, but no one seems to know when he'll be speaking....

Live blog: Minnesota Independence Party waits for results

November 5, 2008

Third Congressional District candidate David Dillon speaks at the Independence Party of Minnesota Election Night Party on Tuesday. TARA SLOANE, DAILY 9:59 p.m.: Independence election party pretty empty...

Free stuff for voting is illegal

November 5, 2008

Ben and Jerry's will grant you a free scoop of ice cream between 5 and 8 p.m. :   At 7:08, reporter Keith Hovis said there were "massive amounts of people" at the Super Block location....

Weekend Round-up: Last-minute campaigning and other political goodness

November 2, 2008

Top o' the morning to you all; hope you enjoyed that extra hour of sleep today. In the spirit of preparing for a monumental week ahead, here's the weekend round-up of University-related news for you to...

Daily Digest: Franken and Dylan

October 23, 2008

The Daily Digest is here to give you a glimpse at University-related news from around the metro and state. The segment will provide a window into how other media outlets cover campus, as well as nuggets...

Student writes new music for local church

May 9, 2008

Church hymns can often seem ancient - and many are - but University music graduate student Eric Brook has added some new pieces to the repertoire at Grace University Lutheran Church. where to go Composer...

Theater is now live in the dorms

May 5, 2008

Nine students filed into a Middlebrook Hall dorm room Saturday night, five climbing into each lofted bed. For the next two hours, they watched nervously as a murder mystery unfolded before their eyes. After...

Student veteran talks about Iraq experiences and how it’s not all bad

April 29, 2008

Amid media reports of rapidly climbing death counts, one student veteran wants to highlight his experience in Iraq and let people know that it's not always as bad as it might seem. "Would I do it again?...

Table-tennis team finishes fourth at nationals

April 25, 2008

At the College Table Tennis National Championships earlier this month, the country's top pingpong players saw a surprising name on the rankings: Minnesota. In its first year together, the team went undefeated...

China Day emphasizes Chinese language, Beijing Olympics

April 21, 2008

Northrop Auditorium played host to 850 middle and high school students from around the Twin Cities on Friday to celebrate a common interest - learning the Chinese language. The sixth-annual China Day,...

Students grow spiritually in Catholic housing community

April 18, 2008

Jenna Krause isn't a morning person, but she gets up at 7 a.m. three days a week - and not for class. The English and Spanish languages senior gets up with her roommates three mornings a week to pray together...

‘Rethinking’ conference tackles corporatization issues with universities

April 14, 2008

Rising tuition, low wages and privatized services at universities are becoming more typical, and some students and professors aren't happy about it. About 50 graduate students and professors from around...

Cancer Center receives largest-ever donation for the university

April 11, 2008

The University announced Thursday that it received $65 million from Minnesota Masonic Charities to fund cancer research. The gift, the largest in University history and to any public university in Minnesota,...

Female-only hours at U pool respect beliefs

April 4, 2008

When Harvard University started offering female-only gym hours this semester in accordance with the religious beliefs of Muslim women, it gained national attention. At the University, the Aquatic Center...

Adult spelling bee contestants slur words

March 31, 2008

If spelling is hard to get right in a term paper, try it while standing on stage after having a few beers. The second "Grown-Up Spelling Bee," took place Friday night, with 43 contestants being picked...

Lecture highlights pre-Holocaust movement

March 14, 2008

While reading Anne Frank and learning about the Holocaust are standard curriculum in American middle school history classes, a different wave of German killings that precluded the Nazi genocides is rarely...

Student catches intruder in the act

March 13, 2008

A University student caught a man breaking into his apartment Wednesday. Ben Salzman, 23, said he was sitting in his bedroom doing homework around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when he heard a loud noise coming...

Service-operations research ranked third

February 29, 2008

The Production and Operations Management Journal recently recognized the University as the nation's No. 3 research institution for service operations management. The department is in the Carlson School...

Minnesota RollerGirls represent University

February 28, 2008

Rollerskating in a miniskirt and fishnet stockings, hip-checking other girls and showing off her battle-scars to fellow teammates is the epitome of stress relief for Rachel Herder. up next rollergirls WHAT:...

Date auction raises money for children

February 25, 2008

;"The bidding will start at $10" was a line that emcees Krystal Bradford and Jontue Austin got used to announcing Saturday night. They also got used to keeping track of wildly flying white signs belonging...

Ruling for Medtronic limits device suits

February 22, 2008

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision has drastically reduced the number of options available to patients injured by defective medical devices. On Wednesday, the court ruled in favor of Fridley-based medical...

Lecture stresses correct black comedy interpretation

February 18, 2008

Black comics like Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock have made a living confronting racial issues by making them humorous and accessible to wide audiences. But one University of Michigan professor wants people...

Students celebrate the single life

February 14, 2008

It's Valentine's Day, and you can't help but notice the couples engaging in lovey-dovey public displays of affection everywhere you turn. What's a single person to do? Instead of sitting at home with a...

Events spread prevention message

February 8, 2008

Val Smith was surprised at the misconceptions held by students about AIDS when she went to an area high school recently. Smith, a case manager for University of Minnesota Youth and AIDS Projects, asked...

Campus dance groups see leap in popularity

February 1, 2008

Are you moved to groove? You're not the only one. Campus dance groups are seeing surging interest thanks in large part to popular media like television competitions, movies and throwback music. Dance,...

Mentoring program gives students a boost

January 30, 2008

University sophomore Thuy Nguyen-Tran wants to be a pediatrician. With ambitious career goals, it helps that she has someone who can show her current medical research in the labs at Nils Hasselmo Hall,...

‘Kinky U’ promotes sexual awareness in unusual ways

January 23, 2008

College students are sometimes known for their adventurous sexual exploits, and one campus group is trying to make sure those experiences stay safe and don't get out of hand. Kinky U, a student group under...