The Minnesota Daily

All content by Emily Babcock

MSA rejects resolution for dictatorship,

June 8, 1998

The Minnesota Student Association voted nearly unanimously on a resolution to continue its democracy. The resolution's author, Nikki Kubista, said every person will continue holding a vote on all future...

MSA sets goals for summer, school year

June 3, 1998

The Minnesota Student Association Forum met Tuesday for the last meeting of the school year. Association president Nikki Kubista told members they should treat the student government as a nonprofit organization....

Spring Jam to face family-oriented future

May 29, 1998

The traditionally greek, alcohol-driven and off-campus Spring Jam celebration made the transition to an on-campus, dry and community-oriented event this year. The reviews are now in, and they vary. The...

New MSA of icers sworn in at public ceremony

May 22, 1998

For the first time in more than a decade the new Minnesota Student Association president and vice president held an inauguration ceremony. President Nikki Kubista and Vice President Erin Ferguson addressed...

Exhibit displays architecture designs

May 19, 1998

An architecture school exhibition committee pulled back curtains shrouding the school's courtyard Monday to reveal student displays of hand-sculpted models and watercolor paintings. The 26 pieces in the...

Spring Jam coordinators target entire U

May 18, 1998

Erica Dew used 10 of her 15 minutes of fame Saturday when she played the tambourine and danced on stage with some of her sorority sisters during the Spring Jam Battle of the Bands competition. "I've wanted...

MSA Forum decides

May 13, 1998

Members of the Minnesota Student Association offered a pleasant farewell to their president, Jigar Madia, by compromising at the last forum meeting of the year Tuesday. The student association passed...

Women display their art and views to U

May 7, 1998

A painting of Jesus Christ as an African woman is artist Jane Evershed's way of illustrating social change and empowerment through art. It is necessary to view art images that are opposite of traditional,...

Fourth- place finish

May 1, 1998

Minnesota Student Association presidential candidate Adam Miller turned off the stereo and decided to watch a basketball game after he received the election results call at his apartment. Miller and running...

Fee resolutions fail in MSA Forum

April 29, 1998

Two resolutions to take an official position regarding a lawsuit against the University Board of Regents failed Tuesday in the Minnesota Student Association's Forum meeting. The lawsuit, filed in February...

Candidates want a grassroots MSA

April 24, 1998

Minnesota Student Association presidential candidate Nikki Kubista and her running mate Erin Ferguson believe the student group needs to get back to its roots -- grassroots, that is. Kubista, a College...

Diversity is a strength of MSA ticket

April 23, 1998

Adam Miller and Jill Sanders have diverse interests and backgrounds, but they see themselves as a team that can provide great balance for the Minnesota Student Association. Presidential candidate Miller,...

MSA hopefuls say they’re perfect mates

April 22, 1998

Moments after a mutual friend introduced her to Kevin Nicholson, Brook Anderson knew they had a spark that could make a difference as leaders of the Minnesota Student Association. Nicholson, a College...

SA hopefuls reveal intended course of action

April 21, 1998

Sabeen Altaf and Michael Hsu want to talk about students, not politics. When it comes to campaigning for the top two positions in the Minnesota Student Association, Altaf and Hsu are everyday people. Altaf,...

Outgoing MSA officers

April 20, 1998

As the presidential candidates for the Minnesota Student Association scrawled their names in chalk around campus Friday and passed out fliers with their campaign promises, current president Jigar Madia...

Forum tables resolutions

April 15, 1998

Resolutions to sign a petition in support of the Chinese language program and to take an official stand on a lawsuit regarding student services fees were both tabled Tuesday at the Minnesota Student Association's...

Greek councils endorse candidates

April 10, 1998

Campaign promises by Adam Miller and Jill Sanders to reinstitute a 10th Avenue connecter bus and improve the communication between the greek system and the Minnesota Student Association was enough to...

U-DFL votes none of the above for MSA presidential candidates

April 8, 1998

After the casting of more than 13 ballots, members of the University-DFL party voted not to endorse any presidential candidate for the Minnesota Student Association. The University-DFL convention was...

Students and staff look East for healing

April 2, 1998

After consulting with his doctor, University doctoral student Mike McCord pledged to attend classes at Boynton Health Service for managing stress in an attempt to reduce his blood pressure and cholesterol. McCord...

MSA opposes plans to increase parking prices

April 1, 1998

The Minnesota Student Association will not support proposed parking rate increases and wants to create an official process for selection of Student Services Fees Committee members, as determined at its...

Stylin’ girls struck with Madden shoe madness

March 15, 1998

She had ironed her shirt, painted her nails, and done the liner with the long-wearing lipstick. Madoana Style was nearly ready for her night out. She deserved it; Style had been to all of her classes,...

Committee eyes U services

March 13, 1998

Setting up camp at the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is probably not on any student's wish list. But because it is reality for many students at the University seeking financial assistance,...

Jackson’s position will now be two

March 9, 1998

Two individuals will temporarily fill one vacancy left by JoAnne Jackson, former senior vice president of finance and operations, University President Mark Yudof announced Friday. Yudof selected Terrence...

Guest vocalist teaches diverse song and dance

March 6, 1998

West African rhythms and South African songs emanated through the walls of the Great Hall on Thursday in Coffman Union. More than 100 students, children, staff and faculty members gathered to participate...

Speaker addresses urban sprawl

March 5, 1998

Controlling urban sprawl is possible and a must, a landscape planner and consultant told 30 students Wednesday at Coffman Union. Frank Martin, who also co-chairs a two-person suburban documentation project...

Holocaust survivor speaks at U

February 27, 1998

Understanding the Holocaust depends on separating emotions from events, a survivor told students and professors Thursday. Ruth Kluger, a professor at the University of California-Irvine, read aloud English-translated...

MSA votes to remove academic affairs chair

February 25, 1998

The Minnesota Student Association voted to remove Jessie Roos as chairwoman of its academic affairs committee Tuesday. However, Roos, a College of Liberal Arts sophomore, will remain on the committee....

rotesters disrupt ambassador’s speech

February 23, 1998

A breakfast and speech by the United States' ambassador to the United Nations was cut short by screams of more than 70 protesters Friday at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Ambassador Bill Richardson...

Panther leader debunks history

February 23, 1998

Young people are capable of instituting change and need to be optimistic about equal rights to carry on the legacy of the Black Panther Party, a former member told about 75 students Friday at Coffman...

Dinkytown drugstore closing signifies the end of a business era

February 20, 1998

After 50 years of service, Dinkytown's lone drugstore is closing. Gray's Campus Drug, located on Fourth Street and 14th Avenue, will shut its doors for the final time at 6 p.m. tonight because of a continuing...

Center educates kids on non-violence

February 16, 1998

While Valentine's Day marked the anniversary of a local murder, officials at the University's Child Care Center said they had reason to celebrate as well as mourn Friday. Staff acknowledged the one-year...

Stories bring Native American culture to U

February 16, 1998

Justin Huenemann has heard a lot of stories during his upbringing as a Native American. "People would gather around a fire and elders would tell humor stories, or stories with a lesson element, an actual...

Valentines at U can hear jazz music and play animal dating ritual game

February 13, 1998

Those who want to spend Valentine's Day in the great outdoors need not leave campus -- or even go outside. By playing the "Mating Game," offered Saturday by the Bell Museum of Natural History, couples...

Protestors’ plea: Don’t attack Iraq

February 9, 1998

The United States' interests in Iraq are not worth fighting for, said a group of protesters Friday outside the Federal Building in Minneapolis. About 250 people demonstrated against United States involvement...

Events focus onblack history

February 9, 1998

Homework, meetings and social lunches were all put aside Friday at the Africana Student Cultural Center. Instead, leaders from community groups took over the room to show students how to get involved...

MSA rep resigns after filing suit

February 6, 1998

The Minnesota Student Association's Matt Curry resigned from his position as representative to the University Board of Regents this week because of his involvement in a lawsuit against the board. Curry...

Rainbow is now ticket outlet

February 4, 1998

Tickets for events at locations such as Northrop Auditorium, First Avenue and the Target Center are now available at 32 more outlets. A recent partnership between Ticketmaster and Rainbow Foods allows...

Fasting ends for celebrants of Ramadan

January 29, 1998

After nearly 30 days of fasting from dawn to dusk to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Azhar Usman can now enjoy a nice daytime brunch. But the second-year law student is not happy the month...

New Student Weekend promotes bondingNew Student Weekend promotes bonding

January 28, 1998

Jane Canney, associate vice president for student development and athletics, met her husband at New Student Weekend when they were both camp counselors. Four years later they were married -- and have...

Auction in progress for collector doll

January 27, 1998

After retrospective books monopolized The New York Times best-seller's list for weeks, the legacy of Princess Diana is now challenging a new market: the Beanie Baby business. At the Williamson Hall bookstore,...

Bowl fans flock to TV

January 26, 1998

The basement of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house on Sunday was arranged according to team affiliation. Packers fans were located near the big screen TV, and Broncos fans were toward the back of...

Task force urges faculty to stay with state insurance

January 23, 1998

A health insurance task force will recommend to the University's three primary faculty groups Thursday that they remain with the state insurance plan for at least two years. The written recommendation,...

Forum debates issues around new baseball stadium

May 7, 1997

A new baseball stadium will keep the Minnesota Twins in town, agreed a three-member panel hosted by the University on Tuesday. The only disagreement was whether anyone should care. The forum, part of...