The Minnesota Daily

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November 19, 2007

When people who've never seen a newsroom see one for the first time, they typically react with some statement about its degree of disarray. Our newsroom is no exception. Stacks of newspapers, computer...

A midterm review

October 22, 2007

Midsemester - it's the time we look back, look ahead and calculate how we've done. How much do I have to study for that midterm? Am I going to meet my goal of X.X GPA? Maybe these are some of the questions...

Staff worked hard to cover bridge collapse

August 8, 2007

I had been expecting to watch a movie, eat my leftover cannelloni and relax. But the night and week that followed certainly didn't go as planned. August 1, 2007 will be one of those days when you remember...

Hitch a ride with MSA

December 13, 2006

The Minnesota Student Association has been taking steps to make sure students don't have to travel through dark and potentially dangerous neighborhoods beginning next semester. Last month, MSA members...

MSA wants form changes

December 7, 2006

For anyone confused about which box to check in the ethnicity sections of admission applications, it might become easier. At a joint meeting Wednesday between the Minnesota Student Association and the...

Scammers and spammers bombarding e-mail inboxes

December 5, 2006

The information superhighway can be dark and dangerous, especially when it leads to an unsuspecting e-mail inbox. That's because 90 percent of e-mails are now spam, according to Postini, an e-mail security...

El Ni

November 29, 2006

From 80-degree days in October, a Thanksgiving in the 50s and thunderstorms Tuesday morning, this fall hardly resembles typical Minnesota weather. And, heading into December, Minnesota will likely feel...

U gets GPS tech grant

November 16, 2006

The Global Positioning System, provided by the government, has become a utility similar to water and electricity. And researchers, including those at the University, have been studying ways to harness...

‘U’ promotes user-friendly technology

November 14, 2006

Anyone who feels uncomfortable with cell phones that don't reach from ear to mouth or who can't figure out how to set the time on a VCR has experienced unusable technologies. Today is World Usability Day,...

YouTube, MySpace under copyright scrutiny

November 13, 2006

From college students chanting for their team to late night talk shows and Gwen Stefani's latest music video, Web sites such as YouTube and MySpace clearly offer an excess of free entertainment. But the...

University receives neuroscience research grant

November 9, 2006

With the help of a $7.9 million grant, neuroscience researchers can now get more time with the University's coveted magnetic resonance equipment. Last month, the National Institutes of Health chose the...

Governor’s race too close to call

November 8, 2006

As of Daily press time, the gubernatorial race between Republican incumbent Tim Pawlenty and DFL Attorney General Mike Hatch hadn't been determined, although Independence Party Peter Hutchinson had conceded. Pawlenty...

November sky puts on a show for star gazers

November 7, 2006

On Wednesday, the planet Mercury will cross in front of the sun - a far rarer occurrence than a solar eclipse. But the average person probably won't even notice. Mercury will pass in front of the sun beginning...

MSA votes to keep concealed guns off University campus

November 1, 2006

The signs banning guns from University buildings won't be going anywhere. The Minnesota Student Association Forum shot down a resolution to allow students to carry licensed handguns on campus at Tuesday's...

Students celebrate Israel’s sovereignty

May 4, 2006

Israeli flags attracted Kevin Geppert, a postsecondary education option student, to Northrop Plaza on Wednesday, where students gathered to celebrate Israel's 58th year of sovereignty. Geppert said he...

U department offers skin cancer screenings

May 1, 2006

Epidemiology professor DeAnn Lazovich showed a slide of bronzed bikini- and Speedo-clad bodies to her audience. "People today often think a tan is a mark of beauty or health," she said Saturday morning...

Many ways to get into Spring Jam

April 28, 2006

Some students experience Spring Jam by attending a concert, eating free food or sumo wrestling at Coffman Union. Others see the week from a different perspective. Whether participating means being crowned...

Mumps cases increase

April 25, 2006

Danielle Loch, a first-year student at the University of Kansas, went to see a doctor for pink eye last week and left with instructions to stay in her residence hall room for the next four days in case...

Beautiful U Day focuses on campus, world environment

April 20, 2006

It's no coincidence the University's spring cleanup activities take place two days before Earth Day. Today's Beautiful U Day includes events that not only spruce up the campus, but also make people more...

Groups donate cash for Somali drought

April 18, 2006

Students across the Twin Cities raised about $28,000 to help people in drought-ridden areas of Somalia, and today they will hand over the check to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Laura Olson,...

Grad student groups plan fun

April 14, 2006

Graduate student groups hope to relieve their peers of their usual work and stress by providing a week of appreciation, including a Twins game and free massages. The intention of the events next week is...

Committee axes secrecy provisions

April 13, 2006

The House Higher Education Finance Committee this week scrapped the revisions to a bill that would make University presidential finalists' names confidential. University Regent Frank Berman recommended...

Science Quiz Bowl tests IT students

April 12, 2006

Students whispered and slid notes across the tables, trying to come to an agreement on the names of chemical elements and mathematical properties Tuesday in Walter Library. Institute of Technology students...

Students walk for awareness of sexual assault

April 7, 2006

The Washington Avenue Bridge looked more daunting than usual for the men who dared to cross it in heels Thursday. As a kickoff to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, members of the Aurora Center for Advocacy...

State tries taking brakes off Photo Cops program

April 5, 2006

The state on Monday filed an appeal to get Minneapolis' Photo Cops back in business. In mid-March a Hennepin County District Court judge ruled that Minneapolis' Photo Cops violate Minnesota law, but the...

St. Paul ban on smoking starts

March 31, 2006

It began one year ago in Minneapolis and Bloomington, and happened again at 12:01 a.m. today in St. Paul. The ban on smoking in St. Paul bars, restaurants, pool halls, bowling alleys and bingo halls went...

GradFest helps cap off years at U

March 30, 2006

While picking out diploma frames, caps and gowns, this semester's graduating students glimpsed the end of their time at the University. More than 30 exhibits filled Coffman Union Great Hall on Wednesday...

Fair gets young gears turning

March 27, 2006

Lynn Weyer, wearing a white lab jacket and safety goggles, held an orange balloon in the Coffman Union theater. "Have you ever wondered how they make fireworks?" the chemistry graduate student asked the...

Students speak out on lasting Iraq war

March 22, 2006

Sunday marked three years since the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and while thoughts on the war vary, it hasn't escaped people's minds. In a news conference Tuesday, President George W. Bush said...

Band blows away local St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 20, 2006

It was the beginning of a long day of festivities for the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band. First stop, St. Paul's St. Patrick's Day Parade. "Everybody got their drumming or piping buddy?" said band member Dan...