The Minnesota Daily

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Human rights

December 2, 1998

Fifty years after the world adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the struggle to educate people about their human rights continues. A symposium featuring four experts in human rights from...

Student finds success in controversial field

November 30, 1998

Popular TV host Oprah Winfrey wants everybody to see her as a warm and loving person. But in reality, she is ruthless and cold. Or so her handwriting revealed, said Treyce Villarreal, a University graduate...

Club to grant funds for AIDS project

November 17, 1998

Not being able to cope with all the basic needs of AIDS patients is the most difficult part of the job for psychologist Cristina Garita, who works with AIDS victims in Costa Rica. In Costa Rica, HIV/AIDS...

Hillel vigil marks

November 10, 1998

On the morning of Nov. 10, 1938, Henry Oertelt tried to ride his bike to work as he usually did. But the extended carpet of shattered glass covering the streets of Berlin didn't let him get too far. Still,...

Students experience other cultures through

November 5, 1998

While volunteering in a school in rural India, Amy Bergholz found herself a part of the school community just like anybody else. Bergholz would get up at 5 a.m. to pray with the students. Two hours later...

County attorney races close;

November 4, 1998

In an election where credentials and campaign expenditures topped most debates, Democratic-Farmer-Labor-endorsed Amy Klobuchar defeated her opponent and was elected Hennepin County attorney on Tuesday. At...

Author pens book

October 30, 1998

Reading all the accounts of the women raped and tortured during the Japanese occupation of China during World War II was the hardest part for writer Iris Chang. Not only did Chang lose weight and some...

Candidates for Hennepin

October 25, 1998

Throughout the campaign, candidates for Hennepin County Attorney are offering their constituents similar stands: tougher initiatives on crime and improvements in the criminal justice system. But when it...

U hosts fair for GLBT high school students

October 19, 1998

Coming out was a big step for Meg Schmitt. A sophomore in Logan High School in LaCrosse, Wis., Schmitt found a lot of support from her family when she decided to tell them she was bisexual. But finding...

Newman

October 19, 1998

The Newman Center said its last prayer Sunday. More than 60 people sang, held hands and lit candles as the student Catholic center offered its last mass to the University community Sunday morning. After...

Hotel living has its ups and downs, say

October 13, 1998

Early this summer, freshman Elisa Keck just barely made the deadline to apply for living in one of the residence halls on campus. Knowing she was turning in her application late, she wasn't surprised to...

Music for the body and mind

January 5, 1998

Seventy-eight year-old Ray has been playing the violin since childhood. As an adult, he turned his talent into a career and performed professionally. These days, he has trouble remembering who his wife...

Grant lets student study German sign language

June 20, 1997

Hobart, a University sign language interpreter, graduated with a degree in German and sign language last March. The grant will allow her to carry on her research in German and sign language and the deaf...

Mixed messages: clown, preachers meet on mall

June 4, 1997

God created french fries on the third day to be dipped in ketchup. Or so Ronald McDonald said on Tuesday on the Mall in front of Northrop Memorial Auditorium. Three students placed a plastic statue of...

School children get taste of life at U

May 28, 1997

Amanda Montgomery, a sixth-grade elementary school student, wants to be a lawyer or a wild cat trainer after she finishes school. And on Tuesday, she had the chance to visit the University for the first...

Local butterfly gardens entertain, relieve stress

May 27, 1997

Monarch butterflies will visit the Twin Cities in June, after a long journey back from Texas and Mexico where every year they take refuge for the winter. And many of these colorful monarchs will find...

Cafe provides artistic outlet for disabled

May 22, 1997

Wendy Harbour, a graduate student in higher education, gradually became deaf six years ago. However, being deaf didn't stop her from doing what she loves to do -- playing the piano. "Even after I became...

U hosts agricultural event for city kids

May 15, 1997

For many metro-area elementary school students, watching a chicken egg hatch or petting a piglet are unfamiliar episodes in the urban landscape. But Tuesday and Wednesday, they had the chance to do those...

Workshop teaches self-defense tactics

May 9, 1997

Self-defense is not only about responding physically to an attack, but it is also about preventing the attacker from invading someone's personal space, said Anita Bendickson on Thursday at a workshop...

Students talkcultural conflicts

May 5, 1997

University students and members of the University community gathered Saturday on the St. Paul campus to discuss cultural differences at the 10th Intercultural Encounters conference. About 105 people participated...

Future Farmers emphasize leadership

April 29, 1997

About 3,000 blue jackets invaded the University on Monday. High school students from across Minnesota are attending the 68th Minnesota State Future Farmers of America convention, hosted in the Earle Brown...

St. Paul halls come alive with ecological public art

April 28, 1997

Tunnels connecting the ecology building basement on the St. Paul Campus with other buildings used to be long corridors of dull space. Now, images on the walls depicting animal behaviors, plant communities...

Activists give the earth a week-long celebration

April 22, 1997

Although today is the official day to honor the planet, members of the University community said they will not only observe Earth Day, but support an entire week of activities. "Earth Week provides a...

T-shirts carry message

April 15, 1997

Expressions of pain and anger can take many forms, and for University students and victims of sexual assault, T-shirts can serve as a canvas for their feelings. The Program Against Sexual Violence, a...

U website dispenses information, aids flood relief

April 9, 1997

After leading Minnesota through another winter, a University office is helping the community with another challenge -- the spring thaw. The Minnesota Extension Service, a University outreach agency, put...

Visitors see differences in Cuban, U.S. farming

April 4, 1997

When most students think about spring break they probably picture a vacation in Mazatlan or the Bahamas. However, for some students and local farmers, traveling to Cuba was not only a break activity,...

U2000 speaks for diversity, requiring second language

March 11, 1997

Preparing students to perform efficiently in a diverse job market is one of the implicit goals of the University 2000 plan. Administrators hope they can accomplish that by emphasizing the importance of...

Learning with a hands-on approach

March 5, 1997

When a Vietnamese student just learning to speak English asked second-year student Jayme Tichauer what a word meant, Tichauer wondered how she could possibly explain it. "How do you explain the word 'word'...

Students reflect on history month

March 4, 1997

As Black History Month drew to a close Friday, students of all colors danced, sang and joked hand-in-hand while novelist Arthur Flowers played the harmonica and recited his work in the Coffman Memorial...

Graduate students consider unionization

February 28, 1997

More than 20 University graduate students from several departments joined together Thursday in observance of a "National Day of Action" to raise awareness and support for efforts to unionize graduate...

Africana looks at U connections

February 24, 1997

Although the University has worked in the past 10 years to increase the minority student population involvement in the University, officials in several University organizations say the school does not...

Chicano Studies is focus of student rally

February 13, 1997

More than 50 students, faculty and members of the University community gathered outside Northrop Memorial Auditorium Wednesday to demand an increase of support and attention for the Chicano Studies Department. During...

New students need counselors

February 11, 1997

Kiaora Bohlool came all the way from Hawaii to Minnesota in the fall of 1994 to live in a completely different environment from the one she knew. Like most of the first-year students facing a large campus...

Study debunks belief in media bias

November 26, 1996

Throughout the 1996 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Bob Dole claimed that campaign media coverage had a strong liberal and pro-President Clinton bias. A University research study, however,...

Alumnus proud of role at U, Aquatennial

July 19, 1996

The end of the Aquatennial Grande Day Parade on Saturday marked the end of a busy time for University employee John Brant. An hour before the Torchlight Parade began Wednesday night, Brant was giving...

PSO students join protest

January 1, 1995

Twelve students from the Progressive Student Organization returned to the Twin Cities on Monday evening after protesting against the U.S. Army School of the Americas last weekend. They joined a national...