The Minnesota Daily

All content by Craig Gustafson

Daily management, staff clash over end of A&E

October 27, 2000

The Minnesota Daily's Arts and Entertainment editor Laura Czarnecki arrived to work early Wednesday to interview a local theater director for next week's cover story. It is a story that will never run. The...

Carlson School grad places concept on shelves

October 16, 2000

After graduating from the University's Carlson School of Management with a master's degree, John Benzick found himself inexperienced and unemployed. Every potential employer, including Nike and Adidas,...

enetic testing aids U doctors in fight for young girl’s life

September 20, 2000

While most people at the University have ambitious career goals and aspirations, one six-year-old Colorado girl has come to the University with one small goal -- to be able to ride a school bus. Molly...

SOAR receives probationary status

May 24, 2000

After a year of protests that annoyed and irritated University officials, the University placed the Student Organization for Animal Rights on probation May 5. The University Senate's Campus Committee on...

Editor in chief battles in court over negatives

May 3, 2000

Editor's note: This is the last in a 10-part series of stories highlighting each decade of the 20th century and how The Minnesota Daily covered them. The series appeared on Wednesdays leading up to the...

Vietnam remembered on 25th anniversary

May 1, 2000

Embedded beneath the skin in Mike Warner's body rest tiny metal slivers from a distant war. The shrapnel shards burrowed into his legs, abdomen and chest, nearly striking his heart. These remnants of a...

Teleconference on women’s issues first of its kind

March 24, 2000

After two years of preparation, the University hosts the three-day National Teleconference for Women in Higher Education beginning Monday. The conference is the first of its kind in U.S. history and will...

Panel discusses opportunities, insights of the music business

March 23, 2000

Jimmy "Jam" Harris' Minneapolis-based Flyte Tyme Productions has produced more than 40 recordings that have gone gold or platinum, so he knows a few things about the music business. Harris, along with...

U professor loses job over false claim

March 22, 2000

Staff Reporter Before McCarthyism and the "Red Scare" of the 1950s arrived and the government ostracized citizens with Communist affiliations, the University became involved in a witch hunt of its own...

Interim chancellor to take over position permanently at University’s Morris campus

February 22, 2000

University President Mark Yudof announced Monday the new chancellor of the University's Morris campus, Samuel Schuman. Schuman will take over the campus' top administrative position permanently after holding...

Officials say goodbye to Dienhart with banquet

February 17, 2000

The day after University men's basketball coach Dan Monson suspended center Joel Przybilla, Gophers sports boosters threw a bash in honor of former men's athletic director Mark Dienhart. More than 200...

Yudof implements former University president’s plan

January 26, 2000

When Kenneth Keller became University president in 1985, the school was in disarray. University funding was suffering and programs were getting cut due to budget shortfalls. Keller developed an ambitious...

Resigned president offered high position

January 26, 2000

Ð2000 The Minnesota Daily Ken Keller, who was forced to resign as University president for fiscal misconduct, was offered a high-ranking University position recently vacated because of financial mismanagement,...

Donation to fund heart institute

January 24, 2000

The University Medical School will receive one of the largest individual donations in its history today for a new institute named after a man who many call the father of open-heart surgery. Kaye Lillehei,...

Kosovar children seek life in U.S.

January 20, 2000

Staff Reporter Ethnic Albanians living in war-torn Kosovo have been learning the fragility of life for nearly two decades. That's why two mothers journeyed thousands of miles into a foreign land with a...

Registration snags irk students

January 19, 2000

On top of waiting in bookstore lines and getting to class on time, first-day-of-school stress got worse as thousands of students tried in vain to register for classes Tuesday. It turns out that a computer...

New site suffix geared toward medical field

January 19, 2000

Tired of hearing and seeing dot-com in every commercial and company? Well, get ready for a new one: dot-md, the latest addition to top-level domains like dot-edu, -org, -net and -gov. The dot-md domain...

Polla resigns post in light ofmismanagement investigation

January 18, 2000

A $500,000 University investigation into alleged financial mismanagement resulted in the Jan. 7 resignation of Dennis Polla, head of the University's biomedical institute. The investigation found Polla...

Umbilical cord blood used to fight disease

December 15, 1999

The birth of a child is considered the gift of life. University doctors and researchers have found a way to make the birth a gift of two lives. Researchers are using a new procedure to fight deadly childhood...

Speakers attempt to justify animal research

December 10, 1999

Animal research is worthwhile. At least that's what eight prominent University professors attempted to convince peers and animal-rights activists of Thursday afternoon in Moos Tower. Expecting a disruption,...

Regents examine health center

December 9, 1999

and Kristin Gustafson An evolving marketplace, a funding shortage and technological advances have forced the Academic Health Center to take a long, hard look at its future. Bringing together its top health-center...

Robots designed to spare humans from danger zones

December 7, 1999

Within a year, robots will serve as new recruits alongside military and law enforcement personnel. Designed by members of the University's computer science and engineering department on a military contract,...

Procedure alleviates pain for terminally ill patients

December 6, 1999

Denis Clohisy works with terminally ill patients at the University on a daily basis. The associate professor of orthopedic surgery remembers a woman in her 30s dying from cancer of the pelvic and spinal...

Animal rights debate explored

November 29, 1999

Demonized and harassed for years, University animal researchers are taking the offensive against animal rights protesters by working to eliminate their most strident on-campus critic. The Student Organization...

U gets grant to help kids with hearing loss

November 24, 1999

Five out of every 1,000 newborns suffer from hearing damage, a setback that puts young children a step behind their peers in speech and language development. The Minnesota Lions Club gave a $575,000 grant...

Student smokers on the rise at U

November 18, 1999

Since 1992, the rate of tobacco use among first-year University students increased 150 percent, a Boynton Health Service study revealed Wednesday. Boynton's report paints a dismal picture of tobacco use...

Lecture-series students receive diplomas

November 18, 1999

and Amber Foley The most accelerated class in University Medical School history graduated Wednesday evening in Moos Tower. The 275 graduates picked up their diplomas Wednesday after completion of the first-ever...

AIDS cure may be more elusive than previously thought

November 15, 1999

A recent discovery by University researchers shows curing the AIDS virus might be more difficult than previously thought. Researchers found the AIDS virus can reproduce itself in inactive cells that scientists...

U study finds high percentage of drunken patrons served

November 10, 1999

A man reeking of booze stumbles into a bar and, slurring, asks the bartender for a double vodka. The bartender hesitates, but pours the drink and walks away. After staggering to the bathroom and back,...

Rising obesity levels incite health concerns

November 3, 1999

A new study by the American Medical Association indicates that fewer Americans can boast a slim waistline. The belt-loosening trend shows that obesity among Americans hit 18 percent, up from 12 percent...

Boynton offers nicotine patch free to U students

October 29, 1999

Boynton Health Service began distributing more than 12,000 free nicotine patches Wednesday to 292 of the University's estimated 14,400 smokers. Anyone with a U Card can obtain a free six-week supply of...

Doctors attempt to reduce chemotherapy

October 28, 1999

When two University doctors treated 8-year-old Nina Herrera's sickle cell disease, they saved the girl a month of agonizing chemotherapy treatment. Under normal circumstances, a sickle-cell patient would...

U doctor pioneers ankle surgery

October 21, 1999

The University hired Dr. Chris Coetzee last August to do one thing: bring ankle- and foot-replacement surgery back to the Medical School after a 20-year absence. During a two-hour ankle-replacement surgery...

Researchers get $9 million grant to study nico tine

October 20, 1999

University researchers received a $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study nicotine levels in the bloodstreams of cigarette smokers. The NIH grant will fund research at the University...

NIH fact-finding team to compile report on recent University visit

October 19, 1999

The University had four days last week to impress the National Institutes of Health and persuade them to remove the school's negative standing. But they won't know if they succeeded until late December...

Alcohol use on rise at University

October 15, 1999

Police records and national surveys reveal that alcohol use and abuse at the University has increased, though officials deny that a major problem exists. University Police records show an 18 percent surge...

Mini Medical School touches the heart

October 14, 1999

More than 300 people filed into a Moos Tower auditorium Wednesday evening to start their first day of medical school without the hassles of paying tuition or taking an entrance exam. The "students" arrived...

Origins of ovarian cancer will be subject of new study

October 13, 1999

University researchers received a four-year, $2 million grant Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Defense to study ovarian cancer. The Army Medical Research and Material Command gave the grant to the University's...

NIH sojourn might result in status change

October 13, 1999

Eleven National Institutes of Health officials arrived at the University on Tuesday to determine whether to remove an NIH-imposed sanction that limited researchers' autonomy. The NIH committee will interview...

Program pays students for volunteer work

October 12, 1999

Five University students traveled overseas this past summer to make a difference in the communities of developing countries. The Paulo Freire International Community Service Program sent the students to...

Retired U professor and alumnus dies at age 79

October 11, 1999

Samuel Kirkwood, retired professor of biochemistry in the College of Biological Sciences, died of colon cancer Friday at his home in Hugo, Minn. He was 79. His colleagues said the professor was instrumental...

University pays tribute to Swedish ambassador

October 7, 1999

Swedish pride ran rampant through the University on Wednesday as Raoul Wallenberg Commemoration Week continued. The pride flowed as the University paid tribute to Wallenberg, a Swedish hero who independently...

Minority interest in Med School declining at U

October 5, 1999

Minority student applications to the University's Medical School have been declining in recent years, following a nationwide trend. The under-representation of minority students is part of a total decline...

U survey reveals increase in STDs

October 4, 1999

More University students than ever are infected with a disease they can't see, feel or even understand. A 1998 Boynton Health Service survey revealed that human papilloma virus, also known as genital warts,...

Hospital introduces Mind Body Spirit Clinic

September 28, 1999

Ditching traditional hospital beds and cold plastic chairs for massage tables and residential furniture, Fairview-University Hospital debuted a new complementary-medicine clinic Monday. The Mind Body Spirit...

New procedure assists in cancer detection

September 27, 1999

A University biochemist and his former student have collaborated for the past 10 years before finding a new way to detect the spread of tumors and possibly destroy them without surgery. Now the University...

U granted $5 million for anti-cancer development

September 24, 1999

The University received a four-and-a-half year, $5 million grant Thursday to develop new anti-cancer drugs from bacteria and fungi. The National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes...

Medical School lecture series meets overwhelming response

September 21, 1999

Starting Oct. 13, the University's Medical School will, for the first time, allow members of the public to experience what it would be like to go to medical school. Within hours of the Saturday announcement...

U doctors pioneer in sickle cell treatment

September 20, 1999

An 8-year-old girl from Buffalo, N.Y., was given the opportunity to lead a normal life by University physicians, becoming the first person in the world to receive a new treatment for sickle cell disease. University...

University will collaborate on asthma research study

September 17, 1999

The University is collaborating with five other Minnesota medical centers on the largest asthma research project ever done with human subjects. The American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center...