The Minnesota Daily

All content by Derrick Biney

Carlson School offers new program for accountants

March 28, 2006

Students looking to become certified public accountants can look forward to a new one-year Master of Accountancy program offered by the Carlson School of Management in fall 2007. Because corporate scandals...

Results of new poll show Minnesotans have mixed views of U realignment

March 23, 2006

Survey says Ö The University might not be on the right track. According to a recent poll conducted by KRC Research, an independent market research firm, 46 percent of Minnesotans said the University is...

Minneapolis bookstore serves University niche

March 21, 2006

What started off as five women sitting on a porch in Minneapolis has blossomed into an institution for liberal-minded people. The Amazon Bookstore Cooperative on Chicago Avenue South and 48th Street South,...

University keeps a close eye on transit project

March 10, 2006

As the University undergoes major changes over the next few years, from realignment to a new Gophers stadium, one goal has yet to be achieved. The Board of Regents had its monthly facilities committee...

Student’s deadly fall from Bunge grain elevator renews community action

March 9, 2006

After a fall from it caused a University student's death, a building that was once regarded as just an eyesore has become a safety concern for many. On Jan. 29, University student Germain Vigeant fell...

Retired U professor renown in poetry, literature dies at age 89

March 6, 2006

Leonard Unger, an English professor, internationally renowned scholar of British and American verse, literary critic and poet, died of an undisclosed illness Thursday at the Veterans Affairs hospital in...

Comparison shows Coffman prices often higher

March 1, 2006

With tuition costs increasing each year, money can be tight and some students look elsewhere besides the University bookstores to purchase school supplies. First-year mass communication studies student...

Fraternity engenders leaders in business

February 16, 2006

Although its name is made up of letters from the Greek alphabet, Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity isnít a traditional greek organization. Itís a student organization with a professional focus and a Carlson...

Project Legos builds unity

February 13, 2006

What started as a dream for University student Kyle Rucker when he was a sophomore at St. Paul's Arlington High School has become a reality that is constantly developing. Since founding the organization...

Carlson students get hands-on experience

February 8, 2006

Sometimes learning in the classroom is restricted to understanding theories and concepts without much hands-on application. However, a group of students at the Carlson School of Management is learning...

There’s a whole lotta slurping going on in smoothie country

February 7, 2006

If students have had trouble walking around the east side of Coffman Union lately, it's because of one thing. Since its opening last week, Jamba Juice has attracted hundreds of students to its juice stand,...

Alumnus’s community is his business

February 2, 2006

University alumnus Ezell Jones is reluctant to be interviewed for newspaper profiles; he said he doesn't like the advertisement. But if talking about himself sheds light on his work and his mission, he's...

Carlson students travel to Argentina for inflation lesson

January 31, 2006

To break from the mold of registering for a required class, business students enrolled in Accounting 3001 with an international perspective in mind. A group of 11 students from the Carlson School of Management...

Minneapolis looks to say hi to citywide Wi-Fi

January 27, 2006

University students might soon be able to access the Internet anywhere in Minneapolis, not just on campus. The city of Minneapolis has plans to create a high-speed broadband network with wireless connectivity,...

Restaurant remodeling to cater to U students’ tastes

January 25, 2006

The owners of Mangia, Julie and Sam Hasan, want to remodel their restaurant to make it into what they originally envisioned for their business. Julie Hasan and her husband, Sam, have owned and operated...

Carlson survey shows alumni add Minnesota jobs and cash

January 24, 2006

The Carlson School of Management is producing graduates that are creating business and providing jobs for Minnesotans. Two weeks ago, the Carlson School released a survey of the economic impact its graduates...

U rolls out rental car service

January 18, 2006

University students without cars might not have to rely on public transportation anymore. University Parking and Transportation Services has teamed up with Zipcar, a car-sharing program that allows members...

Theater faces uncertain future

January 17, 2006

Avid moviegoers might have to say goodbye to the Oak Street Cinema, one of the few theaters in the Twin Cities that still play classic movies. Oak Street Cinema is a single-screen theater owned and operated...

Superfan leads the pack in Gophers spirit

September 9, 2005

With a tough Big Ten schedule ahead for the Gophers football team, Adam Stegemann said he looks forward to cheering as loudly as he can to support them. Stegemann, an agricultural business senior, said...

Course books can be found in Dinkytown

September 7, 2005

ACorrection: The Daily incorrectly spelled the name of University Bookstores Director Bob Crabb. s the school year starts, students rush to the bookstores, hoping to find affordable books. The independently...

University receives $16M to research transportation

August 17, 2005

The University's Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute has received $16 million in federal aid to further the department's research efforts. On Aug. 10, President George W. Bush signed a federal...

Police respond to U building break-ins

August 17, 2005

An officer was dispatched to the Science Classroom Building on a report of a broken window Sunday. The officer found a broken window on the west side of the building on the pedestrian level of the Washington...

Economic effects of smoking ban to be examined

August 10, 2005

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is requesting that the county's Office of Budget and Finance study the economic impact of the smoking ban that went into effect March 31. Although the county...

U recruits students with LEAD

August 10, 2005

Irene Fernando said the main reason she came to the University was because of the school's Leadership Education and Development program. This summer, 32 high-ability minority students from around the country...

Student makes slow, steady recovery from injury

August 10, 2005

Family and friends of Ryan Bade, a University student injured in a boat-jet ski accident on June 24, are hoping for a full recovery. Bade, a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, was moved July 5 to...

Carlson School offers program to high school students

July 27, 2005

Jacquelyn Rodriguez and Jonathan Villalobos said they are getting a better understanding of life, people and the business world through a program geared toward students entering their last year of high...

U students unhurt in London attacks

July 12, 2005

None of the approximately 30 University students studying abroad in London were hurt in Thursday's terrorist attacks on three subway cars and a bus, University officials said last week. New evidence suggests...

Semester U-Pass price increases

July 12, 2005

Like riders around the metro area in July, U-Pass users will pay more this year. The price for a U-Pass this fall will increase by $5, for a total of $60 per semester, University Parking and Transportation...

U student injured in Jet Ski accident

July 6, 2005

Family and friends hope for a strong recovery for Ryan Bade, a University student injured in a boating accident June 24. On June 23, Bade, his close friend Collin Solberg and Solberg's friend Patrick Freeman...

Officials: U Students unhurt by bombings

July 6, 2005

None of the approximately 30 University students studying abroad in London were hurt in several bombings on the city's transportation system Thursday, University officials said. Four explosions rocked...

Mpls. mayoral race heats up summer

June 22, 2005

ACorrection: The Daily contained misleading information about the mayoral race. A Sept. 13 primary will eliminate one of the three candidates running; the top two, regardless of party, will advance to...

Program sees high involvment in Marcy-Holmes

June 22, 2005

A program that gives misdemeanor offenders a second chance has had more than twice the participation in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood as the rest of the city. Emily Buehler, community coordinator for the...

Transit fare increase put to vote

May 25, 2005

The Metropolitan Council is scheduled to have a meeting Wednesday to vote on its fares-adjustment recommendation for Metro Transit bus services. Fare hikes and service reductions have been proposed to...

GC supporters protest again against U plan

May 13, 2005

In direct opposition to the president's recommendations to close General College, supporters of the college hosted a rally outside the McNamara Alumni Center on Friday. About 120 people attended the rally,...

General College alumni express their appreciation

April 21, 2005

If it weren't for General College, many University alumni said they wouldn't be where they are today, a General College official said. Betsy Taplin, General College associate development officer for the...