The Minnesota Daily

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Q & A with next year’s MSA leaders

May 3, 2007

As the semester begins to dwindle, next year's Minnesota Student Association leaders continue finalizing ideas for the coming year. Emma Olson, president-elect, and Ross Skattum, vice president-elect,...

Group fills official posts

April 26, 2007

With the semester winding down, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly on Wednesday started filling executive positions for next year. GAPSA President-Elect Kristen Denzer, a double master's student...

Often disputed, sometimes unfair, always controversial

April 26, 2007

Of the 31 student groups that applied this year for student services fees, only the Black Student Union has consecutively had funding slashed two years in a row. This year's cut will most likely result...

GAPSA members go to D.C. to discuss higher education

April 24, 2007

Six University graduate students traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to discuss higher education issues with Minnesota congressional delegates. From April 9 to 12, the Graduate and Professional...

Olson, Skattum prevail

April 20, 2007

Emma Olson and Ross Skattum won the Minnesota Student Association president and vice president positions for the 2007-2008 school year. "I'm really excited. I think we're going to have a great team working...

Commission tallies results from polls

April 19, 2007

Polls closed for student government elections at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Ed Kim, the adviser for the All-Campus Elections Commission, said they have 24 hours to verify and tally the votes before making results...

Campus community reacts to massacre

April 18, 2007

The School of Nursing held a moment of silence Tuesday to remember the 33 people killed Monday after a student opened fire at Virginia Tech before taking his own life. Students, staff and faculty also...

Elections start, sputter

April 17, 2007

The first day of campus-wide elections for student government positions was plagued with technical difficulties, causing frustration for students trying to log their votes. The voting Web site was down...

MSA candidates rev up for nearing presidential race

March 8, 2007

Students interested in becoming student body president are beginning to announce their campaigns as elections near. Official voting for Minnesota Student Association offices will take place April 16 to...

Groups ask for cheap parking

March 7, 2007

Graduate and professional students are looking for a place to park. The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly unanimously passed a resolution last week in support of discounted weekend and night parking...

Student group hopes UDS will make coffee switch

March 6, 2007

Students can find fair trade coffee at many places across campus, but the Minnesota Student Association wants to make it the only kind sold. The majority of coffee shops on campus sell fair trade coffee...

Law students perform parody of Frankenstein

March 2, 2007

A crazed professor hopes to create the perfect law student by piecing together the body parts of others. While this may be the dream of some instructors, it's actually the premise for "Frankenlaw," a musical...

U groups upset over less funds

February 28, 2007

The Student Service Fees Committee recommends to give money, cut money and deny money altogether. With a more than $900,000 increase in funding from last year, four student groups might not see any money...

MSA gets out the vote

February 22, 2007

Every year student government elections take place on campus, and almost every year there's low voter turnout. Though official voting won't take place until mid-April, the All-Campus Elections Committee...

With tax deadline approaching, MSA offers to file student taxes

February 19, 2007

Even though many students spend their college years in a low tax bracket, there is some on-campus help to get their taxes in on time. where to go Free tax filing What: MSA is offerring free tax filing...

Board looks to fill open seats

February 15, 2007

Many students go to Coffman Union for a daytime nap on the couches or a place to eat and study, but it's these students who could also have a say in how the place operates. The Student Unions and Activities...

Mondale to use Carter-era documents in new class at U

February 13, 2007

Former Vice President Walter Mondale will once again teach at the University next fall. This will be the second time Mondale, who was the vice president under the Carter administration, will be co-teaching...

Groups await fee request decisions

February 8, 2007

Student groups and administrative organizations have submitted their fee requests, and now it's time to wait and see how much they'll get. For the 2007-08 academic year, 32 student organizations have requested...

Student groups promote involvement

February 6, 2007

Temperatures dipping below zero didn't stop Minnesota Student Association members from giving out free coffee on the Washington Avenue Bridge Monday morning. MSA Vice President Monica Heth said the coffee...

GAPSA reflects on new budget, approves members

February 1, 2007

University President Bob Bruininks kicked off the first Graduate and Professional Student Assembly meeting of the semester with a discussion Wednesday on how the legislative agenda affects students. His...

Tell the world of your apartment woes

January 31, 2007

Renters want to know if an apartment or house is worth the money before signing a lease. So to help students learn about landlords and rental properties, the Minnesota Student Association sponsored the...

Group prepares to allocate student service fees

January 25, 2007

The money students pay to the University isn't only for tuition; it's also to help keep student organizations and administrative programs running on campus. For the 2006-07 academic year, students paid...

MSA pushes study break before finals

January 24, 2007

In the future there might be more time for students to study for finals. On Tuesday, the Minnesota Student Association passed a resolution to lobby the University administration and the Board of Regents...

MSA van to provide students with safe rides home

January 22, 2007

Starting next month, one phone call will provide students a free ride home in a silver Plymouth Voyager. The minivan ride is courtesy of the Minnesota Student Association in an attempt to keep students...

MSA rallies students to give free time, get a free concert

January 18, 2007

Many students scrape money together to go to a concert, but with a little volunteer work they can now go for free. The Minnesota Student Association is behind "Lend a Hand, Hear the Band," a free concert...

Honors will change in 2008

January 17, 2007

Starting in 2008, honors students will no longer be in individual programs at different colleges. Instead they'll be part of one University-wide honors program. The change is scheduled for fall 2008 and...

New policy would define classroom laptop etiquette

December 12, 2006

Laptops are everywhere: at home, in classrooms, even outdoors. But some professors and students don't willingly accept their constant presence. University junior John Rudi said he needs his laptop in classes. "For...

Stadium cost increases

December 11, 2006

TCF Bank Stadium construction is going to cost more than expected, according to University officials who updated the Board of Regents Facilities Committee at their monthly meeting Thursday. The higher...

Board approves new vice president

December 8, 2006

At its monthly meeting Thursday, a University Board of Regents committee unanimously approved Karen Himle to become the next vice president of University Relations. Without discussion, the faculty, staff...

Foundation board elects new trustees

December 6, 2006

Some prominent community members donate time and money years after they leave the University, just to say thank you or to better the state. Recently, some took positions to encourage more people to give...

Bruininks talks UMore

November 30, 2006

UUniversity President Robert Bruininks sat down with the Minnesota Daily recently to discuss ideas for UMore Park, the 12-square mile proposed piece of University land in Rosemount. He also discussed a...

Few apply to be regent

November 28, 2006

Apparently, students don't have time for the University Board of Regents. Since only two students applied for the student regent position, the Regent Candidate Advisory Council pushed the deadline back...

University faculty enjoy jobs, but want better pay

November 22, 2006

Faculty and staff like working at the University - they just wish they made more money. The Pulse Survey, which was administered in March, found 68 percent of faculty would stick with their University...

Proposed changes to code apply off campus

November 17, 2006

In the future, students might want to think twice about their actions off campus. If proposed changes to the student conduct code are approved by the University Board of Regents in the upcoming months,...

Regents OK Bruininks’ budget plan

November 13, 2006

The University Board of Regents approved President Bob Bruininks' $192.3 million biennial budget request, resolutions related to stadium bonds and the 2007 state capital request at Friday's monthly meeting...

Regents discuss turning U land into new community

November 10, 2006

University officials discussed a plan Thursday to create a place for 20,000 to 30,000 people to live in Rosemount. Part of the University-owned 12-square mile area - UMore Park - would be a livable community...

Board of Regents discusses UMore Park, conduct code

November 9, 2006

The University's Board of Regents will convene Thursday and Friday at the McNamara Alumni Center for its monthly meeting. Regents will decide whether to approve President Bob Bruininks' $192.3 million...

Attorney general and secretary of state results in

November 8, 2006

After weeks of being swamped with political campaigns, the results for attorney general and secretary of state are in. As of 11:30 Tuesday night, DFL candidate for attorney general Lori Swanson was ahead...

Bigger, harder honors program in sight for U

November 6, 2006

University officials hope to draw top students by increasing the visibility of the honors program. Starting in fall 2008, honors programs will offer more opportunities and merge into one University-wide...

U.S. Representative, District 4

November 1, 2006

.Betty McCollum, Democrat, incumbent What is your policy on immigration? The United States does need to secure its borders; it is a national security issue. But it doesn't mean you build a big fence across...

LSAT, GRE tests to change

October 31, 2006

Standardized tests are a requirement to get into many graduate schools and programs around the country and two of them will introduce new editions next year. According to the Educational Testing Service,...

Bruininks discusses budget

October 30, 2006

.The biennial budget proposal is requesting $123.4 million from the state. How much do you really expect to get? We obviously are going to the Legislature with a request that represents the University's...

Profs may see bigger checks

October 24, 2006

Most college students wish they made more money. So do many University professors. In comparison to 30 peer institutions, the University ranks 27th for faculty salary and 22nd for compensation, which includes...

So you want to be a regent?

October 19, 2006

Every six years a student is elected to serve as a University regent with full voting power. The current student regent's term has nearly expired and applications to replace her are due to the Regent Candidate...

Tuition increase likely

October 16, 2006

Tuition will be on the rise again if the budget proposal presented to the University's Board of Regents on Friday is approved. University President Bob Bruininks presented his $192.3 million biennial budget...

Incoming class rank up

October 13, 2006

The average high school rank of incoming first-year students increased this year, the University's Board of Regents announced Thursday. On the Twin Cities campus, the class of 2010, on average, ranked...

Regents to talk budgets, tech profits at meeting

October 12, 2006

The University's Board of Regents will talk business Thursday and Friday at its monthly meeting, held this month on the Crookston campus. Although the schedule is lighter than usual, regents will review...

Eating disorders uniquely affect GLBT community

October 12, 2006

>EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is the fourth in a weeklong series that examines eating disorders at the University. Friday's article focuses on resources for people with eating disorders. The societal...

QSCC hosts week of events

October 10, 2006

BY elizabeth cook and amber schadewald [email protected] [email protected] Wednesday is National Coming Out Day and the Queer Student Cultural Center will celebrate all week with luncheons, a rally...

Working out too much can lead to disease

October 10, 2006

For Dan Glapa, it started in seventh grade. At first it was just an interest in working out and eating healthfully, said the genetics, cell biology and development sophomore. Soon, working out and restrictive...