The Minnesota Daily

All content by Drew Geraets

Police bike to honor fallen officers

May 3, 2004

University graduates Lara Severson and Sara Evans traded in their law enforcement uniforms Sunday for cycling spandex as they helped commemorate the lives of fallen officers. Severson, a University police...

Rybak considers U student for civil rights position

April 30, 2004

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is looking to reinvigorate the city's Civil Rights Department with his choice for a new director. Rybak nominated University psychology student Jayne Baccus Khalifa - the former...

‘Granny D’ takes to the road to boost voter turnout

April 22, 2004

Forget the wheelchair. At age 94, Doris "Granny D" Haddock is on a 36-state, 15,000-mile journey fighting to register more voters and eliminate corporate money in political campaigns. Wearing a pink jacket...

Organizers hope Spring Pride Week increases gay students’ visibility

April 13, 2004

Goldy Gopher handed out rainbow-colored ribbons and pink anti-homophobia stickers Monday, kicking off Spring Pride Week. The celebration, put on by the Queer Student Cultural Center, will help increase...

Scientist pursues snails in Pacific

April 6, 2004

Ellen Strong does the dirty work at the University, dealing with slimy and spineless creatures every day. Strong, an invertebrates researcher, talked about her travels to a small island on the Great Barrier...

Minneapolis council passes gay marriage resolution

April 5, 2004

State and national politicians should not pursue a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, the Minneapolis City Council stated in a resolution passed Friday. Openly gay council members Scott Benson,...

Students’ job hunts expands to the Web

March 26, 2004

A company offered University student Jen Parshley an internship working with rock stars after she posted her resume online. The job would have required the journalism senior to ensure bands' promotional...

Dean to appoint ethics panel

March 8, 2004

The University's Law School Dean Alex Johnson Jr. will help appoint members to the new Ethical Practices Board, designed to keep an eye on Minneapolis officials. Johnson will work with the University of...

City approves first steps in construction projects

March 1, 2004

The Minneapolis City Council approved Friday the first steps of two road construction projects near the University. Construction on 15th Avenue Southeast will start between late May and mid-June and last...

Cities pass transit union resolutions

March 1, 2004

The Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution Friday urging Metro Transit and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 to reach a contract agreement. Workers with the local union could go on strike as soon...

‘Freedom to Marry Day’ calls for support of GLBT rights

February 13, 2004

Approximately 50 gay and lesbian couples registered as domestic partners Thursday for "Freedom to Marry Day" in Minneapolis. The event, held at City Hall, featured speeches by Mayor R.T. Rybak, two openly...

City Council member works to connect U to Uptown

February 5, 2004

Minneapolis City Council member Dan Niziolek, 10th Ward, spent some of his days as a University student chasing professional cyclists around Uptown for exercise. Now, as the representative for the community,...