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Elena Rozwadowski

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Facebook and the First Amendment

March 21, 2007

When Johns Hopkins University student Justin Park invited his Facebook friends to his "Halloween in the Hood" party last October, he didn't expect to be temporarily booted from classes for the next year. But...

Board gauges plans, success

March 19, 2007

According to University President Bob Bruininks, the University is right on track to becoming a top-three international research institution. Bruininks gave a strategic positioning update to the Board...

Board OKs medical labs

March 9, 2007

The Board of Regents Facilities Committee approved schematic plans for the first of five potential buildings for the University's "new campus." The plans are for the medical biosciences building, which...

Funds sought for new ads

March 8, 2007

More than one year after its launch, the success of the University's "Driven to Discover" marketing campaign drove University Relations to ask for a $4 million, two-year extension. The Board of Regents'...

Pres. talks Urban Agenda

February 23, 2007

.University President Bob Bruininks sat down for his monthly talk with the Minnesota Daily on Tuesday. He discussed tuition reciprocity with Wisconsin, the developing Urban Agenda, and regent candidates. Did...

Minnesota eye bank provides life-changing cornea transplants

February 21, 2007

For 56-year-old retiree Betty Walen, a routine eye appointment turned into a life-changing day more than 30 years ago, when she was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease. Soon after the appointment,...

Regent process argued

February 20, 2007

Gov. Tim Pawlenty passed his recommendations for new University regents to the Legislature on Thursday for the first time in Minnesota history, but it might have also been the last. A bill introduced in...

Gore may get doctorate

February 19, 2007

Former Vice President Al Gore could pay a visit to the University in the near future to receive an honorary degree for his work in climatology. University President Bob Bruininks spilled the beans at the...

Gov. reveals board choices

February 16, 2007

Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced his recommendations for the Board of Regents members Thursday, bringing the search for four regents one step closer to its finish. Pawlenty recommended current regents Peter...

Board hears plan to rebuild

February 12, 2007

If the University can find the money, it might get a heart transplant by fall of 2010. The University Board of Regents discussed potential plans for Northrop Auditorium on Friday after an advisory committee...

U unveils plans for ‘new campus’

February 9, 2007

By 2009, the University would like to see a campus comparable to the West Bank envelop TCF Bank Stadium. University officials presented an $18.2 million plan Thursday to the Board of Regents to develop...

Regents to assess Northrop overhaul

February 8, 2007

Northrop Auditorium has been at the center of the University for more than 77 years. Since its opening on Nov. 15, 1929, Northrop has been home to the Minneapolis Symphony, a 7,000-pipe organ and hundreds...

U lists budget needs inrequest

February 1, 2007

;$182.3 million is a lot of cash - it could buy a burrito for each of California's 36.5 million residents - but the University hopes the Legislature will approve its full funding request this spring. Every...

Bruininks discusses annual state request, research

January 25, 2007

University President Bob Bruininks sat down with The Minnesota Daily to talk about the future of the University. Bruininks discussed his presentations at the upcoming Board of Regents meeting and Gov....

Tuition pact in debate

January 22, 2007

A tuition reciprocity pact in place between Minnesota and Wisconsin since the 1980s could be renegotiated in upcoming weeks, meaning students from Wisconsin might be paying a higher tuition bill. The Minnesota...

Legislature to select four new regents from finalists

January 16, 2007

Every two years, four new members are elected to the University's Board of Regents. This year, the open seats include one from the 5th U.S. Congressional District, two at-large positions and one spot for...

With a little help from his friends

December 6, 2006

When he looks in the mirror, history senior Greg Schwab sees a small scar at the base of his throat peeking out over his shirt collar. There are two others on his chest and stomach to match. Both were...

Deans stick with Delahunty

December 4, 2006

Despite angry letters, meetings with students and staff and a petition with almost 200 signatures, the Law School deans appear to be standing by their decision to hire professor Robert Delahunty this spring. The...

New hire controversial

November 28, 2006

The decision to hire a controversial professor to teach a Constitutional Law class next semester has students and faculty raising ethical concerns about his actions as a legal professional. Professor Robert...

Bargain shopping on Black Friday

November 27, 2006

The turkey was packed away in Tupperware. The gravy started to congeal in the refrigerator, and someone ate the last piece of pumpkin pie. But Thanksgiving wasn't over yet. Each year, millions of Americans...

U student granted Rhodes Scholarship

November 21, 2006

For most people, Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and food. But for 21-year-old chemistry and biochemistry senior Katie Lee, Thanksgiving is one of the reasons she loves science. Lee, named one...

Show promotes stress-relief group

November 20, 2006

The lights dimmed. All the audience members could see were eight green laser light beams projected over their heads as the faint synthesized music started backstage. Under the cover of darkness, Las Vegas...

Relations head leaves University

November 3, 2006

The head of the University's central communications office is leaving her job of two years at the end of 2006 for a similar position at another university. Vice President for University Relations Linda...

University buys poet’s collection of manuscripts

October 26, 2006

For years, aspiring authors have sent their work to 79-year-old Minnesota poet Robert Bly for feedback. "It's the right thing to do," Bly said. "A lot of poets, especially in the Midwest, living in some...

U physics department helps NASA look to the stars

October 24, 2006

For more than 50 years, University physics faculty have been looking to the stars and studying them, said Keith Goetz, associate programs director in the School of Physics and Astronomy. "NASA itself was...

U staff discuss future of U.S.

October 20, 2006

When the Census Bureau announced Tuesday that the U.S. population had surpassed 300 million, people across the country reacted to the milestone by discussing the future of the U.S. economy, resources and...

Mental problems often go with eating disorders

October 11, 2006

While in high school, Megan Kosse was a straight-A student with a flair for debate. But she never felt like that was good enough. "I would tell my mom that whatever I did was mediocre," said Megan, an...

Women create support group

October 9, 2006

>Editor's Note: This article is the first in a weeklong series that examines eating disorders at the University. Tuesday's article focuses on anorexia athletica. It's 6:31 Monday night. Four women...

Commission looks at transgender issues on campus

October 6, 2006

For many University students, choosing which bathroom to use or which gender box to check on a form isn't a big deal. But for transgender students on campus, these situations can be uncomfortable or even...

Program helps disabled students find accessible study-abroad options

September 28, 2006

When it comes to getting around the University campus in her wheelchair, political science and French junior Rachel Garaghty doesn't have much to worry about. "The United States is really ahead of the...

University finishes fourth in annual world solar rally

September 26, 2006

Since 2003, the University Solar Vehicle Project team has been working on Borealis III, an energy-efficient, solar-powered car that has taken them halfway across the world. Borealis III finished fourth...

Lecture explores GLBT issues for Muslims

September 21, 2006

For some people who identify as Muslim and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, life can be "a silent struggle," said Faisal Alam. Alam, founder of Al-Fatiha, a nonprofit organization helping students...

Anniversary sparks memorials, protests

September 12, 2006

On the five year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the day of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, people across the country took time to remember lives lost that day. Some University...

9/11

September 11, 2006

On Sept. 11, 2001, communication studies professor Edward Schiappa listened to the news of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in his car on his way to class. When he got to...

Officials address growing importance of bicycle safety

September 5, 2006

With the death of a University student who was riding her bicycle Aug. 17, the importance of bike safety is more apparent. Geology sophomore Abidah Adam died after a truck hit her while she was riding...

U student killed in bicycle accident

September 5, 2006

One year ago, 19-year-old Abidah Adam was one of nine Malaysian students who came to the University to study geology. The nine were winners of a national talent search in their country and Adam quickly...

Weekend riddled with wrongdoing

August 16, 2006

Theft, burglary and damaged property were reported at three University buildings last weekend. A window on an exit door was broken Friday at the University Child Care Center. The safety glass on the door...

Safety high priority for proposed rail line

August 16, 2006

Since it opened in June 2004, the Hiawatha light-rail transit line has been used 10.9 million times. It has also been involved in three fatal accidents, including a car passenger in 2004, a pedestrian...

Democrats present new plan for America at University

August 9, 2006

With the 2006 election a few months away, political candidates and parties are starting to share their ideas for the future of the country with the public. Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi of California...

U students charged with trespassing on roof of Folwell

August 9, 2006

Four people were arrested on charges of trespassing about 5:30 a.m. Friday on the roof of Folwell Hall. At least two of them are University students, according to police reports. When police arrived, they...

U gets grant for civic engagement

May 3, 2006

With recent reports on immigration issues and anti-war protests, civic life and social togetherness have become a topic of conversation. "We have to talk to each other," said state Rep. Nora Slawik, DFL-Maplewood....

U scholars find malaria-resistant gene

May 2, 2006

Every year the warm, damp summer days bring the return of what many call the Minnesota state bird, the mosquito. While the pesky insect can ruin a picnic or a fishing trip, Minnesota mosquitoes do not...

Purple Onion Cafe

April 27, 2006

When the weather is nice, Frank Boucher and his friend Paul Marker sit outside to have their coffee and a smoke in front of a 13-year-old Dinkytown coffee shop. The two friends have been daily patrons...

Local bar owner to seek GOP nod for governor race

April 26, 2006

Stub & Herbs owner Sue Jeffers has been providing beer and burgers to the University campus for 27 years. "I love the 'U,' " Jeffers said. Jeffers said she hopes to serve more than hungry students....

Students launch health campaign to educate about black fever in India

April 25, 2006

In his last semester at the University, political science and communications senior Kyle Potter said he finally gets to turn his hours of schoolwork into something that will make a difference. "A lot of...

College grads getting more job offers, survey says

April 19, 2006

For marketing senior Shannon Peloquin, finding the right job was easy. "I've been set to go and have had a lot of options since fall," Peloquin said. She is not alone. According to a report released Tuesday...

University vies for $100 million research donation

April 19, 2006

With $2.1 billion up for grabs, research universities across the country are chomping at the bit to get their hands on one of 12 $100 million endowments from California billionaire Alfred Mann. The University...

Awards honor going beyond the job for U

April 14, 2006

Since 1997 the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award has recognized students, faculty and staff members for their dedication to making the University a better place. The recipients of...

Students present ideas in first Entrepreneur Idol contest today

April 13, 2006

While some students spent their spring breaks relaxing at home or on a sunny beach in Mexico, Carlson School of Management student Phuoc Bui spent his writing a business proposal. "It's not work, it's...

The Loft’s literary magazine moves from print to online

April 12, 2006

The Loft Literary Center in downtown Minneapolis has supported the reading and writing community since its opening in 1974. With its workshops, book discussions and writing competitions, the Loft has even...